Saturday, June 27, 2009

These are a few of our favorite things...

It's been three weeks since we moved to our new home. I'm the kind that jumps in with both feet and gets familiar with the surroundings right away. Therefore, we've had more than our share of fun in the past few weeks. I thought I would highlight (with pictures even!) some of our favorite adventures so far.

Maci: Anywhere that she can find chocolate, she's happy. Needless to say, she's ecstatic here. We have started a tradition of going outside after naps to have a popsicle for snack. We made some homemade chocolate pudding popsicles one day. It ended up even worse than it looks.

Joel: "The bells," hands down. Each Tuesday evening in June, the campus offers concerts on their carillon, or bell tower. The highlight of the evening for Joel is that after the concert, there is a tour of the tower where you can climb to the top and even help ring the biggest bell. We have
been to the top of the tower five times so far (including during two campus tours), with our sixth and last visit for a while scheduled for this Tuesday.

Jonah: The Science Center was fun, and we all love that it's free. It's near Forest Park, very close to campus. Forest Park also houses the zoo, several museums, Turtle Park, great walking trails, etc. It's a great spot. Also, during our first bell tower concert, we had our first Ted Drewes frozen custard experience. Jonah quickly became a fan.

Darci: We live in a park. What more do I need to say? We explore as much of the 80 acres as we can every day. One of the many favorite places the kids like to visit is the fountain. We've also been enjoying our new shark pool. I'm so thankful to have so much time to spend together.

Micah: His favorite, least favorite, and everything in between is learning Greek, because that's all he does. He's doing great at it, so the time has been well spent. He does make sure to leave at least a little time for snuggling with us, though.

We're looking forward to see what new adventures are waiting around the bend for us. Although our lives are very different than they were a few short weeks ago, we feel so blessed to be on this journey. God is good, all the time.


Kim said...

I love this post but it really makes me miss you. Maci is a miniature you, so sweet. It looks like you have not wasted anytime making St. Louis your new home. I am so glad you have found so many fun adventures and get to share this summer with your kiddos. Keep the posts coming, it is GREAT to hear from you!


Karla said...

What fun pictures and adventures! What a blessing to have this time with your kids, I know you're "bottling" it up to remember for years to come----you are missed in Lincoln!

Karla said...

Hey Darci--I'm blogging now! First post is on now, KC's Corner. Have a fun weekend!

Jodee Leader said...

I am coming over from Karla's blog and I know Kim too!

Wishing you lots of happiness in your new state. It looks like you are having a blast so far!

Happy 4th of July!