My mother-in-law and I took the girls to the Saint Louis Magic House, which has nothing to do with “magic” apart from ‘the magic of a child’s imagination’.

It was incredible!

The science room was our favorite. I definitely took note of many things for our own schoolroom!

Some other favorites were the art room, which had easels set up for still life drawing and others for painting, several craft sections, as well as a large shelf full of jars containing just about anything I child could use to create (and they were color coded). It was a dream of a room.

…and the “future room”: The coolest part was a station that allowed the girls to decorate a home, plane, truck, or bus, and then scan it and then it would be dropped into this scene shown above! Rae chose a house (which the UFO is dropping into the scene) and Mae chose a bus, which drove around. The other screen showed what the airplanes could see as they flew around. SO CREATIVE!

Mae is 145 Lego blocks tall! Rae is 135 blocks tall, and I am 180 blocks tall.

I’m sure that information will come in handy someday.

They have a three-story Jack and the Beanstalk climbing tower. Mae went, but it was too cramped for Rae, who takes after her momma when it comes to tight spaces.

Next time we go, we will spend most, if not all, of our time at the brilliant village they’ve created. There is the most detailed play-market complete with veterinary clinic, pediatric office, library, pizza parlor, construction site, fishing pond, tree house, bank, ice cream cart, electric company, and mailboxes full of letters so you can be a postman!

Upstairs, they had an entire Chinese village set up! Complete with restaurant, house, panda conservation center, calligraphy station, and probably more, but at this point, I was tired – ha.

But, the best best part? Well, that’s up next…

Mae’s wish.

I’ve had blood issues for over a decade now. Mae wished (and prays often) that I could have more / better blood so that I can feel better.

I can’t imagine a better heart for my child. She is such an incredible human.

Outside there were more play areas and a large gazebo where we ate a picnic lunch somewhere between all of that fun.

All that in three hours! Next time we’ll try and pace ourselves, haha.

Thanks for the suggestion, Jenny!!