After leaving the St. Louis Art Museum, we headed to the St. Louis Children’s Museum aka The Magic House. It would have cost us $51.00 (8.50/ea ages 1+), but I found coupons HERE and it only cost us $34.00…parking is FREE. We could have spent the entire vacation here, I’m sure. The moment we walked in the door, I thought the kids heads would explode. They didn’t know what to do first. If we had known anything about the different areas, we would have gone to the Fairy Tale portion last. There were a lot of kids in there playing dress-up and it was ridiculously crowded, so they didn’t stay in there long, but I could tell they would have LOVED to play dress up with all the other kids.
On our final day in St. Louis, after checking out of our hotel, we drove over to the St. Louis Art Museum.
Okay, today I had planned on being able to actually work on something worth reading…like a review or a Thrifty Thursday post, but ya’ know…I’m sick. I have a summer cold that began with a slight sore throat on Sunday, escalated to sinuses so dry it hurts to breathe, and is now sneezing fits and a stuffy yet runny nose. I know I am on the down swing of this, but it still stinks. This week was set to be a busy one with the kids going back to school next week, and I’ve spent the majority of it on the couch.
I did go to Staples & Walgreens on Sunday to take advantage of the weekly sales and came away with 4 backpacks for $9.00 total after using RR at Walgreens, and I finished up at Staples getting 3 pkg Crayola markers, Staples battery operated pencil sharpener, Casio label maker, 3 pkg housetop erasers, 4 Elmer’s school glue, 1 Crayola colored pencils, purple checking pencils (ridiculously priced…4 pencils for 3.29?!), dry erase markers, 6 1-subject notebooks, 2 pkg. Ticonderoga pencils, 2 pkg. printer paper, and a pencil box for about $14.00 after Staples Easy Rebate. (The cashier was not very friendly…muttered something about killing the rain forest while my rebate receipts were printing…and he didn’t put the pencil box in our bag, so we didn’t make it home with that.)
Well, whaddya know…it did turn into a Thrifty Thursday post. I don’t have pictures for anything, but hey…it’s better than nothing! =) Now, I’m off to drink lots of juice, take some Vitamin C, lay down and read. Tomorrow’s post should be the conclusion of the ’2009 Family Vacation’ series.
Kara losing her first top tooth (3rd tooth total) …after begging me for 2 days to pull the grossly dangling tooth, out it came.
These heart sunglasses for baby are very cool…
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We spent the majority of our time in the dinosaur exhibit. Grayson was very excited to check it out, then lost his enthusiasm when he saw the giant robotic beast. He wanted nothing to do with the enormous T-rex…Trinity on the other hand had fun acting as if she were afraid it would eat her.
When I first began researching St. Louis as our ’2009 Family Vacation Destination’, I was immediately drawn to the big, well known attractions…St. Louis Arch, Six Flags, St. Louis Zoo, etc. When I realized our vacation budget would be significantly less than originally planned, I really began searching for FREE or very low cost family activities. Grant’s Farm was one that came highly recommended by friends, so I thought we’d check it out. (Admission is FREE, parking $11.) We’d already been to the zoo, and weren’t sure if the kids would want to see animals a second day. Boy were we wrong… They absolutely loved Grant’s Farm. There were animal shows featuring a variety of birds, some rats, a pig, and the kids favorite…Bud the Elephant.