Monday, September 5, 2011

St. Louis, Part 5 - The Butterfly House

On our last morning in St. Louis, we met a group of friends at the Butterfly House.  It was a beautiful morning and a great way to run off a little of Eli's energy before getting in the car for the first half of our journey home.

Eli decided to check out the educational video before heading into see the real butterflies.


There were also some other insects on display... and Onalee decided to get up close and personal with them!  Nothing like being surrounded by a few hundred roaches!


Butterflies are EVERYWHERE when you walk into the conservatory.  I wanted to stop every few steps to take pictures of them but Eli was in the crazy man mode and demanded most of my attention.  I did manage to snap a few...




Eli as a butterfly during a rare moment when he wasn't running all over the place.



After leaving the Butterfly House, we headed to the playground next door and I got to spend a little time with Luke.  What a cutie!


Eli, of course, had a blast on the playground equipment.  


Here is the whole gang of kiddos!


Our play time eventually came to an end and we had to say our goodbyes.  The Snyders had been gracious enough to host us all week long and Eli repaid this generosity with lots of hugs for Nicole before we left.


Eli and Elise had become like brother and sister while we were there... to the point that we had to separate them at breakfast on our last morning because they couldn't keep their hands off each other!  But they were all hugs before we left... well, at least until the hug caused them both to fall over and bang heads.  But it was a super cute moment before that happened!

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Elisabeth said...

It looks like you had a great time in St. Louis. I have to admit though, I wish your next post was something like, "St. Louis, Part 6 - time with the Dickinson/Bayleys". I hope your trip home was safe.