We got up early on Friday to head to St. Louis. My mom, dad, sisters Kate and Jacie, and brother Lee left on Thursday. My other sister Mandy and brother-in-law Kevin also went on Thursday. We all met at the zoo. The kids did really well on the way there. We ate a picnic lunch before we went into the zoo. The highlight of the day was the children's zoo where they had a little water area for the kids to run. As you can see, Sydney and Peyton enjoyed it thoroughly. I had everyone get together for a group picture. I didn't realize I was standing right over one of the water spouts. It shot up right as I was getting ready to take the picture. Needless to say, I looked like I had wet myself for the next 30 minutes. It gave everyone watching us a good laugh. We also went to the petting zoo. Sydney wasn't too sure about touching the goats unless no one was around. Jenna didn't want to have anything to do with the goats. Landon was a little scared too. Peyton would have rode on their backs if we would have let him. Ethan liked them too. After the zoo we went back to the hotel and they got to explore the room for an hour or so. The best part of that was the mirror. It was hilarious watching Ethan make his faces. After that we went to Home Town Buffet before heading home. That was the first time we have ever taken the kids to a restaurant. They ate lots of spaghetti and pudding. We headed home about 7:00 and Ethan cried for 2 hours. It was awful!!! We got home about 9:45 and the kids went straight to bed. It was a quick trip. The kids aren't quite old enough to care about the animals yet. It was nice to have our entire family together.