Stopped through STL to reunite with the kiddo and spend some quality time with the fam.  Much in the spirit of family centered entertainment, we loaded up the car and paid a visit to Grant’s Farm, a popular historic site once owned and kept by Ulysses S. Grant. After exchanging hands several times, it was bought and restored by none other than… Anheuser-Busch.  So while little Billy is feeding the camels, Daddy’s throwing back free beers.  America the Beautiful. 

I hadn’t been there in probably 15 years, so it was all very surreal.  Hubby, Momma, Syl, Aunty, my nephew Marc and Boog were all in attendance, but I’d argue that I had the most fun. I don’t know if it was seeing the horrified look smiles on my daughter’s face or the free beers, but it really was a great day! Aside from the funnel cakes and their powdery goodness and the candy crunch of the warm kettle corn, I love a petting zoo and can watch an elephant show all day.   

Click here to check out the view–


The cabin built by Ulysses S. Grant…

This hungry lil’ goat looked right at Boog…
Per her usual…look at that hand! “No mommy, I don’t DO animals.”
“I miss my tea set…”
I had to feed them :-/

See the curls up front and frizz in the back? We have nearly the exact same head of hair… but her’s is thicker and browner. Oh the fun we will have over the next few years! 🙂

In order to make the camel safe to feed, they got him for his top teeth. #ratchet 
And the day before…

Boogie just signed a 3 year deal for CSI: St. Louis!
Sidenote: Me and the fam were out for a Sunday morning breakfast and a waitress managed to spill a plate on the blouse of a lady at the table not 3 feet from us. Completely out of habit, in my best three year old voice, I immediately yell “uh-oooooooooooooh!” My family was completely mortified, lol! Syl leaned in to remind me “it’s only cute when Gia does it.” #ToucheSyl. #Touche.