We spent the morning at the St. Louis Science Center, and it even cooled off enough to make a walk around outside to see the F/A-18B Hornet a not unpleasant experience!
Today’s Chickadee Thursday post had me thinking back to the only other time Chickadee Thursday fell on the Fourth of July, six years ago…what a quick six years it has been!
Happy Fourth of July!
This photo is from last Friday, when we celebrated my birthday. Chickadee really wanted to take a picture with me, and she even picked the pose! She really is my mini-me!
This week was Kantorei Kamp week at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis! This time, only Ladybug and Moose were at camp, so Turkey, Bunny, Chickadee, and I had some adventures while they were making music. On Monday, we went to the St. Louis Zoo for a nice walk before it started raining (again), and then went for a treat at Ted Drewes, since the choristers went on an ice cream walk that day:
On Tuesday, we visited the Missouri Botanical Garden, and then joined the choristers for a swim at the YMCA:
We spent the day Wednesday with the choristers, first for their performance at Laclede Groves, and then to take in a performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. It was the first time the Fab Five and I had ever seen an opera!
Today we went to the Butterfly House, and then back to Hope for an evening recital of vocal, instrumental, and handbell music!
Oh, the Fab Five and I also had a pizza picnic at Tower Grove Park for dinner:
Here’s a look at several of the pieces the choristers presented this year:
The choir not only has talented singers, but talented musicians, as well, and they joined together for a special arrangement of “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.”
They also did two just-for-fun pieces, which were very popular!
And just like that, another year of Kantorei Kamp is done. We’ve very blessed to be able to have our children be part of such great musical instruction!
At some point soon, I intend to get back to my regular schedule, but for now, here’s a picture from last Saturday’s rally at the Gateway Arch celebrating the St. Louis Blues first-ever Stanley Cup championship!
Update: We went to the Butterfly House this morning, so here’s a picture that’s actually from today!
We stopped in Metropolis, IL, today…need I say more?
I know I’m off of my usual photos-from-Thursdays schedule (this picture is from Monday), but Chickadee was so excited about this Zehnder’s chicken standee in Frankenmuth that I had to share it!
Today’s Chickadee Thursday picture is from Tuesday, when we visited Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.
Today was a big day, because we spent hours exploring downtown Chicago. One of the highlights of the trip was our journey to the top of the Sears Tower (I hear they’re spelling that different in Chicago these days, but it’s still Sears Tower to me!), which you can see in the background of this picture of Chickadee in front of beautiful Buckingham Fountain!