Double Digits at Last!

Today is Chickadee’s 10th birthday! For the first time in over 19 years, we have no children in single digits, age-wise, which is weird, but Chickadee is very excited to hit double digits!

Chickadee decided on a two-day birthday celebration like Turkey had, so we started yesterday morning with homemade cinnamon rolls:

And then we went to Laumeier Sculpture Park to enjoy the beautiful weather:

We were up bright (or not) and early to open presents before her siblings went to school:

Since the weather today was pretty gross, we spent the day watching movies, including Frozen and Encanto. And I made potato-parsnip soup for dinner…I was kind of surprised that she requested this particular meal, but I appreciate that she always keeps me guessing!

I visited her Animal Crossing: New Horizons island…she has a whole birthday room in her house!

For dessert, she picked another new recipe from the My Little Pony Baking Book…piƱata cupcakes, which I filled with m&ms and sprinkles. It was a really fun recipe (except for when the butter I was melting exploded and made a huge mess, which I didn’t even know was possible!), and they looked really cool!

It’s kind of unbelievable to me that Chickadee is so big…I’m feeling a little old this week!

A Morning at the Sculpture Park

Chickadee wanted to go to the St. Louis Zoo on her birthday (which is tomorrow), but it’s supposed to rain, so we decided to go today. So how, you may ask, did we end up at Laumeier Sculpture Park instead?

The zoo is still requiring (free) reservations for admittance, and much to my surprise, when I went to request our tickets last night, they were already sold out. So Chickadee decided we should go to the Missouri Botanical Garden instead. But when I went to reserve those tickets through the member portal, I discovered that they’re closed on Mondays. So Ladybug suggested Laumeier Sculpture Park, a place we haven’t visited since pre-COVID, and it was a great idea!

We saw a lot of familiar art:

And we took a path we’d never been down before, and saw some really cool things (and did a lot of climbing…those steps were just as steep as they look!):

It was a beautiful day to be out and about!

Up next…our second March birthday!

Chickadee Thursday

We took a walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden this morning to admire the early spring flowers…Chickadee brought her sketchbook along to try to capture some of the blooms:

Chickadee Thursday

We’re still enjoying the Olympics…Chickadee even bought a figure skating costume for one of her American Girl dolls!

We also had fun reimagining the medals for the Winter Olympics, starting with making them snowflake-shaped…I really like how Chickadee painted hers!