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Monday, March 16

A Little Magic In Our Day (photo heavy!):

A little while ago, Noah and I had the best playdate with Ashley and her beautiful girls at
The Magic House, in St. Louis. This place was AMAZING. I hadn't been there since I first moved to STL in 2002-03, and SO MUCH fun stuff had been added. Ashley has a membership there and was able to score us some ticket, so we had a cheap, marvelous date!

{ Noah's new skill:}


{just kidding. ha-ha! I wrote that. He barely even wanted to STAY in that spot long enough to get a picture}


{The Water Room: Hands down, Noah's FAVORITE spot at the magic house:}

{Don't you love that "What'd I do?" face??}

{This gorgeous little girl is Hayden... Ashley's second daughter. Don't look too long. You might want to take her home with you!}



{How cool is this little spot in the Water Room? Even little ones can sit and splash! The other beauty in this photo is Abbey, Hayden's big sis}

{And then a few in the wooden play area... Boats, slides, "houses", barns, etc. etc....}





{Oh Hayden, stop with those blue blue eyes and those CHEEKS!}


{Exploring the teeny toddler ball pit:}


{War Cry. (Hi, Hayden in the background!)}



{What light switch is in YOUR house?}


{Oh, CUTE! a secret little mouse house! With its own light switch!}


{a closer peek:}


{The fishing pond}


{The Grocery Store}


{Do you see this, below?? He did this on his own, and only once. But I nearly burst with pride. My kid is so wise and observant in his everyday life!!}


{Oh, NOW I see where those girls get their eyes... their looks. Ashley, you are DARLING!}


{Gratuitous Noah Shots}



{And one last one of Ashley and her girls... SO cute!}

So.... Noah and I loved our Magic House adventure so much that I sent Joe back there a few days later so he could experience the fun with Noah... Joe reports that Noah made a beeline for that Water Room. Ha!

I think a membership is in our future.

(Thanks, Ashley, for such a fun afternoon!! I'm gonna mail you some pics, okay?)
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(And if anyone wants their photo session to take place here, I found some GREAT spots for GREAT photos, and I'd totally be up for a Magic House Session. Let me know!)

13 comments:

  1. Maybe it's just your mad photo skills, but everyone's eyes in the pictures are very striking. The girls have very vivid blue-blue/green eyes, while Noah's beautiful brown eyes are very full and stand out. Great photos, Em! I want to go to the Magic House now. Tamara is tired of me splashing water from the kitchen sink onto the floor.

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  2. Emily,
    I love the photo heavy post. My favorite shot I think is the first Noah in the water shot. I also like the pirate like one in the collection of photos. We are seeing so much of his personality. The little girls are so beautiful.

    Dawn

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  3. Those pictures are amazing (of course)....it looks like Noah had tons of fun!

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  4. Yay! I was so excited to see how these turned out. And I've decided you'll just have to join us on every outing to be our photographer. I love Noah's war cry picture--classic. So glad you could come along and even more glad you enjoyed it. Let's get together again. Sooner than later.

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  5. Ha ha, I just noticed Hayden has the exact same look on her face in almost all the pictures. And I love the look of disdain on Abbey's face in the last one. Thanks so much, I never get pictures of me with the girls. I'm always the one behind the lens.

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  6. um, LUCKY!! I want a magic house! THat place is freaking AWESOME!! And what great photos! I love that Noah poured his own "milk"

    geez, he's cute.

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  7. that place looks awesome! and those pics of noah playing with the water...LOVE them!

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  8. Oh Noah! With the big brown eyes rocking that mohawk! You are Allie's favorite thing to gaze at online.

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  9. That place looks freekin awesome! I am so jealous. And your little man somehow looks like he grew up even more over night!! Still adorable, of course!!

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  10. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


    I WANT TO GO WITH YOU SO BAD!

    P.S. How the HECK did you get that water so perfect? Some sort of camera setting I don't know about, I'm sure, but...wow...

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  11. Looks like so much fun. Love all the colorful, sharp photos.
    Noah is killing me softly with his looks.

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  12. I can't wait to take Bella to the Magic House. It looks like Noah had so much fun!!! It also looks like he's walking like a true champ!

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  13. This place really does look magical!!! How fun they arranged all those activities...

    And Noah is getting oh so handsome!!!!

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