Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring break in St. Louis day 2

St. Louis is known for quite a few things one of them being Bob Kramer's marionette show. We took all the kids there this afternoon along with one of Jane's friends. None of us knew truly what to expect. But we had a really great time. 

They have a little shop where they sell a bunch of puppets. They also have treasures from their 50 + years of experience being puppeteers. It was a really neat place and a great place to see some unique history. 

It started with a lesson about the history of puppets in general, the types of puppets and how they have evolved, and then information about how they make a marionette. He showed us how they go from the design all the way to the finished product. It was really fascinating. All of the kids ended up enjoying it at the end and being pleasantly surprised with their afternoon experience.

After the lesson they did a puppet show called Humpty Dumpty and the Easter parade. It was pretty cute. We all enjoyed it very much.

We then had a late lunch and came home so that all the kids could play outside in the beautiful sunshine. It's been a gorgeous spring break so far. We couldn't ask for better weather.

Tonight Jane has gymnastics as usual and then will be finishing our spring break day 2 at Ted Drewes for frozen custard. It was delicious as always! The little ones had cones and we adults (me and the grandmas) had concretes. 

For our final activity of the day we set up tents in the living room for the children to sleep in. Brian and his dad are in Florida at the Cardinals spring-training. Grace is in Florida with her mom. So we are having a major staycation in St. Louis if you can't tell already And tonight this involves tents! 

Day 2 is officially in the books!!

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