Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I've Been Released By the Kidnappers! (You're not buying that, are you?)

I know, I know, first I post a video about shame and humiliation, then I fall off the side of the earth for two weeks! What’s up with that? Well, would you believe I was kidnapped by the Standards and Practices Police for YouTube? No? Yeah, because their acronym would be SAPPY, and that’s just too cute for words. Bordering on the precious, isn’t it?

So the truth is, I was hijacked by the arrival of our son (from Boston) and his 2 1/2 year-old, who spent a lovely week with us! We were blessed with wonderful weather, so we covered some of the town’s high spots together: the local pumpkin farm (same one we took our kids to before they invented grandchildren), the world-famous St. Louis Zoo, and the amazing Museum of Transportation. Photos galore, all right here for your dining and dancing pleasure!

Just as that visit was drawing to a close, we skipped town and drove up to Chicago for a fabulous wedding! Don’t you worry—I have photos of that, too, so you don’t have to miss a moment of my life from the past couple of weeks. I didn’t mean to go AWOL on you—it just sort of worked out that way.

Who doesn't love a Magna-Doodle?
Riding the Zoo Train!  Chugga-choo-choo!
Petting the goats with Aunt Jaime!

"I thought I was the pumpkin!"
This is what 'happy' looks like!

What a great day we had!

Walking with Daddy at the Museum of Transportation.
Cousin, Me, Cousin, Cousin, Cousin!
Margaret, Leah, Lee, Carol, Edye!
I'm loving this group-- thanks for a great time!


  1. What a fantastic hostage situation to be in. :) I can tell a good time was had by all!

  2. We LOVE to take my mom hostage. Things are just more fun when she comes along with us! BTW, I enjoyed your about me section. I admire someone who can be so funny so effortlessly.

  3. OK now.
    Twice I have misplaced my comment. Here is what it said--sort of. It gets shorter every time I write it.
    That is the cutest little face and it looks like you had wonderful fun!

  4. Leah, sounds like you had a wonderful time with your son and granddaughter! Good for you for taking some time off from cyberspace to enjoy your family, the fall season, and the local color!

  5. Awww great pics! Looks like fun was had by all!

  6. Totally justifiable excuse: the little blond one made me do it!

    Thanks for stopping by the 64 Arts :)

  7. I was just getting ready to send out a search party! Glad you had some family fun!