I brought my camera with me, but I'm not very good at remembering to actually take the pictures! In fact, when Daniel called me Friday night he said, "Don't forget to take pictures!" That's the only reason I have any at all. :) They barely capture all we did together.
Abigail and I headed out Friday morning to St. Louis. We met up with my sisters, then my parents came through and picked up Abby. They took her with them to visit my Grandparents in Springfield. So, my sisters and I had some great "just sisters time" in St. Louis.
Here's Rebecca, Emily, and I taking a self portrait at the hotel we stayed at in St. Louis. They had a nice hot tub that we relaxed in and just talked for awhile. Talking is what we Wiltberger sisters do best!
We went to the Broadway Oyster Bar there in St. Louis for lunch on Saturday. Rebecca was craving crawfish etoufee. :) The food was tasty, but their bread pudding was definitely the highlight. I know, I know, bread pudding?! But it was some of the best we've ever tasted and I'm not a huge fan of it, either. Sorry I didn't get any pictures there.
We did a lot of driving and talking. We headed up to Springfield on Saturday for Alice's big surprise. We all called her from our cell phones throughout the day to wish her a Happy Birthday and try to throw her off the scent. That's why Rebecca's on the phone in this picture.
Emily was our driver, so I took a picture of her doin' her thang. Thanks Em!
I had the shortest legs, so that means that I got the back seat in her 2 door car.
Rebecca talking to Alice and posing for a picture simultaneously. :) Emily and I were the quietest we'd been in awhile!
Emily brought stuff to do pedicures while we were with Alice, so we decided to stop at Walmart and buy a few more nail color options.
As you can see we tried them on to decide which ones we liked.
I tried to get a picture of Alice's surprised face, but my camera went off too soon and I only have a blurry picture of the back of her head. She was very surprised!
We headed out to Olive Garden for supper and dessert. Alice had already eaten because we surprised her and Brian at the restaurant, but us sisters were hungry. :)
We headed back to the hotel and swam in the pool for a bit. Well, I say swam, but we really just stood in the pool and talked & laughed. When the pool closed we headed back to our suite and all got into the HUGE whirlpool tub and talked & laughed some more.
This is a picture to show you the size of the tub. It was huge!
After our soak, we did pedicures. Emily was the kind one to do Alice's feet, since she's 8 months pregnant and can't reach her toes too well. ;) We stayed up to around 2am talking about anything and everything. The next day we tried to take a picture of our toes all done. Here's a couple of our tries.
We enjoyed a wonderful room service breakfast. A new experience for me! (There was a miscommunication between hotel staff, or actually no communication, concerning breakfast, so we had a little hiccup, but we got it all straightened out in the end.)
We posed for a picture of us all together.
Afterwards we dropped Alice off at home and headed over to visit my Grandparents for a bit.
Here's Grandma, Mom, my sisters & me, and Abigail.
Abigail had a blast with all her Grandparents and had a variety of treasures to take home for everyone. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!!! Also, thanks to Daniel for blessing me with this weekend of girl time!