Monday, October 31, 2011

Day Six - The Park and Halloween


We stopped by the park on our way celebrate Halloween.  I LOVE all the colors.

After the park we went to Nanny and Gramps's house.  It was so cool sharing this special time with all these special kiddos.
These are two cousins that are best buddies,

Gramps is so cool he let the little ones roast their hot dogs. 

We had a great bunch for Trick or Treating (Love those kiddos). 

Dad and his brother, now both dads, have a blast.

After trick or treating, we headed down to Nanny and Gramp's new fire pit to make S'mores.  Yummy.

On the other side of town my older ones were hanging with friends.  I texted Goobers and was shocked by the repose.

me: How are you all doing?
Goober:  Not well, we are dead.
me:  OK, how do you look?
Goober:  Horrible, we are dead!

They make cute zombies. 

Dad and I had fun with Dad's family and the little ones, the big ones had a blast with Fr. Tom and their friends.  I hate that this year we were separated but it was a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day Five Cathedral/Basilica St. Louis and New Baby

Yes, that is another Steak N Shake - Pooker insisted. 
We did not have time for the Arch so instead we decided on a quick trip of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.  If you follow the blog you might remember that I don't love Houston's Cathedral.
This puts the "Fabio Jesus" facing the highway to shame.  I understand that St. Louis has years more of history and time to invest into this gorgeous building . . .but this is so beautiful.

Here is the Chair that John Paul II sat in during his visit to St. Louis.  It is Bullet prove and bomb resistant.  It weighs close to a ton.  J was in charge of it during that visit before the Mass with JP II.  

We headed quickly to airport in hopes that we had not been site seeing for too long.  After hugs and kisses for Pooker the rest of us drove to Aunt Nikki and Uncle Jim's house. 

This is the beauty they get to see at the end of their street.  I think they picked a majestic spot for their home. 
Welcome to the world little Declan.  He was so much fun to cuddle.

We all loved have time with J's family.

Not to mention cousin and baby time.
Dad also liked playing on the floor.  He told us he was playing with Georgie but I don't see George!

Thank you God for your giving us time to adore you in a beautiful church and then with beautiful