The girls and I took an all-day trip to St. Louis where we left at 7 in the morning and didn't pull back into the driveway until 9 at night. We crammed a lot into our day and I hope the two girls loved it as much as mommy did.
They've gone to the Magic House a couple of times but it's been years since our last trip and they have been begging to go back. I really honestly thought they might be a bit too old for it but after almost five hours I was proven wrong. They had an absolute blast and I'm so happy I let them lead the way and explore wherever they chose to go.
The Magic House is gigantic and it's pretty much impossible to get a good photo of the entire thing.
Their favorite part of the Magic House is always the little village where you can explore and go into themed rooms and every time we've gone there's been new rooms added. They probably spent the most time in the library because they're my little booknerds. You can make your own library card and scan books out like a real librarian and they got such a kick out of that.
Another popular spot was the art area. This is a new one for us but it was practically heaven for my two creative girls. They have a craft bucket at home that isn't as popular as it used to be but they are still such big lovers of being creative.
Outside in the garden area they had a special summer beach exhibit. We didn't go inside since the girls had tennis shoes on and the thought of them climbing back into my car with sandy feet made me cringe. If I had known about it though I would have sent them with flip-flops and play clothes because it looked like a lot of fun.
After we left we made a beeline for IKEA. We've never been to one before and we were excited to check it out and grab some supper.
I got the famous meatballs and they completely exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to go back and have them again!