My stepdad’s birthday was yesterday and my mother had a very special dinner planned for him. Of course, that included his favorite cakes, one of which is his mother’s rum cake. Since my mother knew that I enjoyed baking she gave me the duty of baking this beautiful rum cake and me and the Monsters helped bake a plain white cake as well (another of his favorite cakes).
Last weekend we celebrated my son’s 7th birthday and my nephew’s 3rd birthday by taking a trip the St. Louis Magic House. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of attending this magnificent house of wonder and creativity, then you definitely need to make it a stop on your next trip through the Midwest.
The Magic House started in 1979 as a quaint little Victorian house and has recently expanded into a much larger, but just as gorgeous, house full of hands on experiments like the waterworks section, an area just for kids under 6 years old and even an electrically charged ball that will make your hair stand on end! It had been years since we made a trip, so we decided to take the opportunity to celebrate two birthdays there! Continue reading