Thursday, July 15, 2010

Last Day of Camping- The Rim of the Grand Canyon

Although it's a little late I wanted to share these pictures of our last night camping in Arizona. 90% of people who visit the Grand Canyon go to the South Rim. However, because I was with some locals we went to the North Rim in order to avoid the crowd. We were able to drive way back into the National Forest and find a campsite right on the rim with no one around. It was absolutely incredible.
This is the view from our campsite
We slept under more stars than I have ever seen in my life, no tent, with bats swooping toward our face while we were trying to fall asleep...bliss :)
The campsite with the canyon
sunset in the canyon
nice pits megs
A good ole friend
sunset in the canyon
sunrise in the canyon
hike down to the Colorado River and the beginning of the canyon
Beauty

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Magic House

To celebrate Delaney and Trey's birthday I decided I wanted to take them out for the day. I let them pick the activity. On a beautiful St. Louis summer day we went INDOORS for the Magic House. Regardless, it was a great day and I had a blast with the kiddos. The Magic House is HUGE compared to when I was little and there was tons of stuff to explore..
First we had lunch at O'Charleys
Musical benches
Poor girl's hair doesn't stand up too well
Jack's giant beanstalk went up for three floors- it was all fun and games until Delaney got lost in it
Trey loved the construction area
video
This video is adorable/hysterical... at least for me.

I had a great day with them and really enjoyed doing this rather than wrapping a gift. It was a blast!