Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So the Magic House, we love it! The three story slide, the play city, the water works area, the full body "pinpression", little Rock climbing wall, and of course the magnetic ball that makes your hair stand on end. It is really the go to activity for a St. Louis family. Plus it is free at least once a month (once a week in the summer).
The St Louis Zoo... Best zoo in the nation! So great.. iti s always free and it's fabulous! My favorites are the penguins, Rhinos, Hippos, and Elephants. The primates smell and amphibians are creepy... but still cool.
Also in Forrest Park (So much there alone... can't go into it all)... is the Science Center. It is wicked cool. It has so many experiments that you can try and learn from, Dinosaur exibhits, lifesize hamster wheel, it is incredible. A must see if you ever make it... plus it is free too!
Grant's Farm. A free good time! Shuttle around the huge property and see the cage free animals, finish up with a free beer (It's owned by Anhieser-Busch of course, this is St. Louis)! The Clydesdale horses are magnificent. The harmonica playing and painting elephant isn't too bad. The Bald Eagles are majestic and goat feeding is pretty great too. Also on the property is a Ulysses S. Grant museum.
Free concerts under the Arch... So much fun! This one was a Lifehouse/ Goo Goo Dolls concert with my amazing friends.
And we cannot forget the Gateway Arch. It is really cool to see. Located right on the mighty Mississippi. It is an amazing sight to see. We actually rode up to the top this last week and the view was awesome! Here are a few shots from/ at the top.
So that is my brief love fest of St. Louis. A wonderful town that we had the privilege to live in for the last five years. We will miss it!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Here is an excurtion to the Butterfly House. It is really fun to go and see all the different types of butterflies. They are gorgeous. The girls all tried to sit very still so that the butterflies would land on them.... and it paid off... a black and white variety landed right on Whitney's knee!
Jackson thought it was AMAZING! He would chase after the butterflies... which meant that I chased after him. Here he is sitting in the butterfly chair. He didn't like holding still for the photo.
We also went to the really beautiful Missouri Botanical Garden with Mia's school class. It was pretty awesome! Besides the gorgeous plant and flowers they have some wicked cool sculptures that the kids can climb on and in. Here is one of the kid's favorites (I love that they all have to climb into the nose cavity). The other photo is Mia peeking out through the teeth.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This photo was taken from the Cardinal Baseball field last year when the girls and I performed with the Team Central Gym before a game. You can see the Arch and it was such a rush to be on the baseball field. We were very blessed to get to participate in such amazing activities while we lived here.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
It was a boring Summer afternoon and Richard was bored and came up with a game of... let's string the kids up in a tree in a very dangerous, irresponsible way. Now... before anyone calls social services on us... no one was hurt and it was FUN! So that makes it okay... right?!