Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday in St. Louis

Can you crack the safe in the bank?
Do you know who it is? Raeley, Mark, Robert, Jonathan, Cameron, Kristie

Hair is starting to rise (Robert)!

Even longer hair is starting to rise (Raeley)!

Cameron dressed up as Belle in the fairy tale room.

St. Louis
Last weekend was a spur of the moment backpacking trip, but this weekend is officially the start of our busy summer. We met up with the Brattons, Mark’s best friend from college and his family, in St. Louis. Randy is a big Cardinals fan, so he made it to a few games. They brought Robert and Raeley to the Saturday night game and Mark, Cameron, Jonathan, and I made it to the end of the game, which they lost horribly to the Rockies.
Magic House
We arrived on a Thursday and headed straight for the magic house, a children’s museum that Mark went to when he was around Cameron’s age. It has easily doubled in size since then, but it was fun for him to see what was the same. There were several different sections for the kids to explore. Do they want to be a banker, go grocery shopping, work in a restaurant, be a musician, construction worker, mechanic? There were great hands on activities for music, mazes, math, logic, fitness, physics, and the fun stuff like the shadow wall, color wall, optical illusions, solve the mystery with it's own hidden room, and the electrostatic ball (big ball that makes your hair stand up).
Then we met Tricia and the girls, Sarah and Ginny, for dinner while Randy went to the game. We stayed at Drury Plaza, which is a short walk to the stadium. It is a very nice hotel with a complementary large, hot breakfasts and snacks and drinks at Happy Hour every evening.

1 comment:

Anita said...

We are actually thinking of stopping in St Louis for a couple of days if we go to a conference in Iowa next month. Let us know what else is good to see/do.