Monday, June 15, 2015

Weekend Recap:: MagicHouse + Zoo + Sweet&Sassy


You guys, I had the best week possible last week. Not only did I get to take an all-inclusive trip to Mexico (stay tuned for a post on that later this week), but I also had some awesome visitors over the weekend. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew came to visit me on Friday/Saturday, and my mom came up Saturday night!

Since I am moving soon, we wanted to make sure to spend a weekend together and take my nephew to the Magic House and the St. Louis Zoo. I sure am going to miss the convenience of living in St. Louis! Anyways, they arrived mid-day on Friday and we headed to the Magic House. I had never been so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was really neat (check out that panoramic view above ^^)!

Gavin was immediately drawn to the first thing that he saw. I wasn't sure if we were even going to get to look at the rest of the house or if we were just going to stay in that one spot forever! Eventually, we got him to explore a little more, and made our way through the rest of the House. His favorite things were the light switches, race car, dump trucks, and anything that played music! My favorite thing was just watching Gavin explore all of the exhibits.  I also enjoyed the live outdoor music and the free Andy's Frozen Custard! Here are a few pictures from our Magic House adventure:

Me and Gavin outside the Magic House
Going down the slide!
This ball made your hair stand up when you touched it!
Gavin wasn't impressed

On Saturday, we woke up, ate breakfast, and headed to the Zoo! My sister and I were pretty excited since neither of us had been to the Zoo since we were really young. Gavin, on the other hand, wasn't that amused. He was too busy playing with the rocks, plants, and dad's sunglasses to notice most of the animals. He did seem to like the monkeys, though, but was a little confused by the glass we were looking through to see the seals. As we were exploring, I was surprised by how many of the animals I had never heard of (and didn't even know how to pronounce). I mean what is an Okapi anyways?! Overall, I'd say our trip was a success, but we will definitely have to try again when Gavin is a little older. Here are a few pictures from our Zoo adventure:

Checking out the seals!
He wasn't sure what to think of that bird
Once again, not impressed

After we finished at the Zoo on Saturday, we all went back to my condo and took a nap! When Gavin woke up, we headed down to the pool for a little swimming before they had to leave. My brother-in-law was nice enough to bring his truck up to help me move some of the heavier items that I won't be needing anymore after I move.  We loaded up all my spare bedroom furniture for him to take back to my parents house. My condo keeps getting more and more empty, and the reality of moving is finally sinking in!

My mom got here about the time that my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew had to leave to make it back for a birthday party. My mom and I did a little shopping, ate delicious burgers from Five Guys, and then headed back to my place to watch a movie. The next morning we grabbed breakfast, and packed her SUV full of more things I no longer needed, and she headed home.

In addition to all of that, my friend's daughter, Lily, turned 6 on Saturday, and I was lucky enough to get invited to her birthday party at Sweet and Sassy on Sunday. I had never heard of the place before, but it was the cutest little girls birthday party that I have ever been to. Lily and seven of her friends got to put on princess dresses, get their hair and makeup done, and walk a miniature runway like they were princesses. All of them even got their own tiaras! It was the perfect way to end my super busy, but awesome weekend!

Sincerely,

Emily Ann

P.S. The shorts and shirt I wore to the Magic House are from Old Navy. I love the high neck tanks so much that I bought it in 4 colors!


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