Mom and me day: Magic house

Today, Andrew had a mom and me day. Between work, and just the hussle and bussle of life, we haven’t been able to just have a day for us.

After the gym, I grabbed an ice coffee

Andrew got a donut (not healthy. but its a mom and me day! haha)

Then it was off to the Magic House. If you ever come to St Louis, you MUST take the kiddos there. Basically, it is a place for kids to have fun with most activites being about science or just daily activites.

First up the vaccum. You place a ball in one place and it goes through the tubes, and out another based on the suction pressure.

Or you can drive a horse and buggy

Stand inside a huge bubble

Or climb and then slide

There are also multiple “stores”. This one was a pizza parlor

Of course, my favorite was when he tooked care of the babies

This is only a tenth of what they actually have to offer there. It is an amazing place~

After two hours, it was time for lunch! Pizza picnic

Then its time for legos and blanket tents 🙂

Question for you:

What is your favorite city to visit?

-I love going to ANY beach, but my favorite city is Chicago

Parade, Picnic, and fireworks

Do you know who turned 7 this weekend!?!?


A year ago, he had some pretty fancy pancakes. Unfortuantly, I didn’t get to spend the whole day with him, so this year was ExTRA special ❤

And he was able to spend the whole day Saturday, with his friends at their school picnic.

The day started with a parade. That is Andrew in the orange with the Cardinals hat


Look at all the kids!

Then it was time for rides

We started with the Moby Dick. He only rode this twice and was NOT his favorite haha. He is in the red all the way on the left

The slide was his favorite 🙂

He is in the red shirt on the ferris wheel

The night ended with fire works.

After a 12 hour day, we were beat. But when we headed to the raffle for the give away, I felt like I was going to pass out. Two names were drawn, those kids weren’t there, but then they picked Andrew’s name!!! I couldn’t believe it! He picked the big blue toad 🙂

And then it was time for bed!!!!!!

Question for you:

What did you do this weekend?

Do you like carnival rides?

-I’m not a huge fan, but will go on them if I am at Six Flags.

Balloon Glow

One of my Top 5 events in St Louis is the balloon glow in Forest Park

We started with a picnic, while the balloons were getting all rolled out

Then they started going up right on top of us! We had to move a few times to get out of the way! haha

Tomorrow will be the actual race. The energizer bunny takes off first, and then the rest follow

We also got a few pictures of the gang

Me and Andrew

My sister in law and nephew

My mom and dad

This was my favorite balloon last year

I also made a video to show you what it was all about.  Once all the balloons blow up, there is a horn that goes off every 5 minutes of so, and all the balloons light up! Its really cool. And the kids love it (well the grown ups too!)

There were so many people and some of the balloons (which are attached to their vehicles) did have problems staying on the ground.

One actually broke away from the van, and started taking off. So a bunch of people grabbed on to keep it to the ground

One of them, would be my dad (he is in the white haha)

But I think this is my favorite picture of the night

Question for you:

Do you have anything like this where you live?

What is one of your favorite things to do where you live?