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Summer Fun 2013

Well, I guess now that fall has officially begun, summer is really over. We had a lot of fun these last few months, starting when school let out, until the last official day of the season…here’s a look back at some of the things we did!

We visited a lot of playgrounds:

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And spray parks:

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We saw a dock dogs competition:

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We went to Grant’s Farm (twice!):

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And had a few tea parties:

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We saw a lot of baseball games:

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We went to Eckert’s and picked blackberries:

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And peaches:

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We visited Six Flags St. Louis for the first time:

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And celebrated the Fourth of July:

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We visited the zoo:

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And saw the new sea-lion exhibit for the first time!

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Turkey played in his fourth season of baseball:

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We celebrated some birthdays:

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And had fun at VBS:

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We volunteered at and/or visited the LCMS convention:

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And toured the Gateway Arch for the very first time!

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Bunny met a few famous people, who happened to be married to each other!

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We went on a few road trips:

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Ryan and I repainted the front room of our house…it looks so pretty in blue!

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We visited the Art Museum:

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A new school year began:

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We toured the Science Center:

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Some of us were just cute!

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Did I mention baseball?

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I worked hard to make this a fun summer, even though, as always, we didn’t go on a vacation. It’s going to be hard to top this amount of fun next summer!

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Star Wars Night at Busch Stadium

Last night was Star Wars night at Busch Stadium:

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Tickets were expensive, so we couldn’t all go, but Ryan did get two tickets so that Bunny and I could take part. Why Bunny? Because the voice of her favorite character (Ahsoka Tano), from the Clone Wars was doing a meet and greet!

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Bunny had a great time meeting Ashley Eckstein, and Ashley was so nice! She talked to Bunny for several minutes, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but if you’ve ever been in one of those autograph lines, you know that a few minutes can seem like an eternity. Bunny learned that Ashley’s favorite episode of the Clone Wars is the one in which Ahsoka meets Chewbacca, which we haven’t seen yet, so we’re really looking forward to that. Ashley also told Bunny that Bunny’s eyes reminded her of Ahsoka, which, of course, put Bunny on cloud nine!

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Just in case you haven’t put two and two together yet, Ashley Eckstein is the wife of former Cardinal David Eckstein. He was with her, and was signing autographs and taking pictures, as well. I had hoped he might be, so I brought a baseball along…so we left with autographs of not only an actress, but a baseball player, too! He was also very nice…I was impressed with how gracious both of them were!

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The rest of the evening was a lot of fun, too. There were fans dressed in character, as well as characters stationed around the ballpark for photos. A highlight of the night was seeing “Jedi Fredbird!”

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We also saw Storm Troopers brining in the game ball and escorting the umps, and Princess Leia as a member of Team Fredbird. There was also a battle between Fredbird and Darth Vader, which ended with them dancing, Gangnam-style. It was a little surreal!

It was a great evening…I’m so glad Ryan sent us to the ballpark for a girls’ night out!

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