Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What's going on...

Carolyn/MIL/Baba came to visit for Spring Break!
We always have so much fun with her!

yes...that is my MIL shoveling snow while I take pics...I was making dinner! 

I love that I have taught my daughter to cook!!  She did this...Beautiful!
That's whats been going on! 
Happy Spring!!!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

The fun was had by all!!!!

St. Louis has this amazing...sorry, AMAZING, museum called City Museum
It's very hard to explain this place.  It's what I imagine crazy might visually look like...where you can literally touch crazy. 
It's amazing, insane, awe-inspiring, weird, cool, painful (you can hit your head a lot if you aren't careful), funny, become even more crazy than normal and adults become kids again so it's just CRAZY!!!!

Here's a little info about the place from their website...

"Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.
Cassilly and his longtime crew of 20 artisans have constructed the museum from the very stuff of the city; and, as a result, it has urban roots deeper than any other institutions’. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes!"

Here is some of the fun we had!

The outside area. 
It's full of about anything you can imagine. 
(The pics aren't great cause it was a cold, cloudy day)

See the bus on top of the building behind the airplane? can go into that bus.  We haven't gotten to do the rooftop yet.  I guess there is a Ferris wheel up there too.

Z and his friend in the ball pit. 

K and her friend in one of the overhead walkway tunnels

Crazy right?!  The man at the top of the pic is not actually floating in thin air...this is another caged tunnel that comes off of that airplane.

There is some cool inside stuff too...

The caverns that are built within this building.  They lead you all over the place.  This is the part that can be a little painful.

This is my favorite part.  This pic is looking up to the top of the building.  Those are slides!!!

Hamster Wheel!

This is the artist's vision of what the inside of a whale looks like!
We had such a fun time!  We took our great friends with us and each kiddo had a partner to go explore with.  It's really nice having kiddos that are each old enough that they can just go run around and have the greatest time and you know that they are safe and really having the best time. 

If you ever make it to St. Louis this must be on your list of activities!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Pin-Day!

I love Pinterest!  I can use up (not waste...use) so much time on there just finding cool stuff.  It's is a necessity!!!

This week's favorites!!!

I could totally rock this look...

Yay...right up my alley too!

Liking this haircut a lot...Hmmm
Source: via Alicia on Pinterest

Maybe do this???...

Want to buy this!

and want these boots really bad...the coat too...well actually the whole she-bang!!

Happy Weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

6 days!!!!

Only 6 days til Spring people!!!!


These little bundles of color make me so happy each spring.  I am not so happy with the new camera I got last year but every once in a while I manage to get a few pics that capture what I want.  Don't you hate that?  I think my new phone takes better pics than my camera!

This one turned out nice too.

and...look at this house!  I drive by this lovely home every morning taking L to of my favs and it's hard to choose around this town...there are so many I love. 

Awe kids have just 1 more day of school this week and then it's off for Spring Break!  My awesome MIL is visiting for 7 days and we always enjoy that.  It will be nice for kiddos to have a break from all the school stuff.  It seems a lot of projects have come due here recently.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Monday, March 11, 2013's March?

Some days are just boring...
Some days are way too full...

It all becomes such a blur.
Kind of like when I think about the fact that it's already March and it will soon be summer.

I have a love/hate relationship with summer.
I love/hate having my kids home for the entire summer.
I love/hate going to the pool everyday.
I love/hate hearing my kiddos say "I'm so bored!"
I love/hate the heat.
I love/hate hearing all the locusts.
I love/hate all the time to do whatever we want.
But whatever I do, summer will be here in no time.
I think I am going to make this one the best EVER!
That's my goal.  If I spend a little more time planning it now...all will be good.

There will be lots of treks to the snow cone place right around the corner...

And since my kids absolutely love trees, lots of this doubt!

Hanging out with friends...

And I know we will spend lots of time here...

We already have some plans set.  Z starts baseball here very soon.  L and Z will be on swim team which will keep up busy daily.  K is planning on doing Summer School.  They offer a really great thing for highschoolers in Webster Groves.  They let you take classes that you would normally take during the school year, during summer so you can get them out of the way.  It's not remedial at all.  K will be taking PE and also Desktop Publishing.  Very cool!  I would have loved getting PE done during dressing-down into gross clothes during the school day!!
So those things will keep us busy quite busy...I will just make my plans work around that. 

Other than that, we have our annual trek to Kansas to see my bestie and her fam-damily, Colorado to visit my sister and all the friends that we left when we moved and to Wyoming to visit my parents.

It'll be here before we know it!