Monday, May 17, 2010

Missouri, Day 4: Jumping is Contagious

Sunday, our last day with the Schaeperkoetters was very short, since we left for St. Louis shortly after lunch. But, late that morning, we managed to get the kids on Nina and Papa's couch for the "grandkid-only" picture that had escaped us the night before. (Yes, we had to bribe Ivie to cooperate by telling her that she could watch a movie in the car on the way to St. Louis if she smiled!).

Afterward, while I had the camera out, the kids wanted to join the fun that their parents had obviously had the night before with the "jumping" pictures.

After saying our goodbyes, we left for St. Louis, arriving there around 3p, and spent a few hours with Mom and Dad at St. Louis Mills Mall before they took us to our hotel at the airport for the night. Then, this morning, we had a leisurely hot breakfast (thanks, Embassy Suites!), shuttled to the airport, and, thanks to Southwest's direct flight to RDU, were home safely by 3:15p.

Home. Sweet. Home.

But, as always, much fun with the Schae crew. Can't wait until the wedding to do it all over again!!!