Big Kids and Ball Pits

The big kids decided to have a day of fun in St. Louis.  They walked over to the City Museum, the perfect place to have oodles of fun!  It’s like more like a playground for people of all ages than it is a museum.  You can slide into the basement, crawl through underground tunnels, squeeze yourself through holes you never thought you could fit through, climb trees, zip down a ten story slide, chuck balls at your friends or random strangers in the ball pit, climb through wires that stretch out into the air, jump on top of airplanes, and discover secret tunnels and rooms throughout the stretch of the building.  There are signs that read “Please Touch” in the museum-like section on the second floor.  You can touch paintings, turtle shells, and old pinball machines.  Nothing is off limits, except for the gigantic rocking chair which you are left to look at and wish you had one of your own.

I have a ridiculously big smile across my face just thinking about this place.  If you want to go to a magical land where every single person is happy go to the City Museum.  There is nothing like it.  Adults become kids in an instant and kids remember how awesome being a kid really is :-)

Dinos!

Ten Stories!Tunnel!

Robbie!Mickey!Ball Pit!

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1.16.13 – Hut Hut Hike!

Nola 10 continued as the Verizon Future of the Game Football Clinic hosted by Antonio Freeman happened today.  What an amazing event! Over 100 children, ages 9 to 14, from three different schools and their coaches attended a football clinic at the Saints’ practice facility.  I was in charge of collecting waivers, distributing t-shirts, making name tags, and gathering everyone on the bus that departed from a YMCA in New Orleans.  The kids, along with their coaches, were excited and couldn’t wait to be trained by the Saints staff as well as some of the Saints players.  Out of the three schools, my school was the only one that had girls attend clinic.  Not only did these young ladies play, but they kicked butt too!

Clinic

Notice the bunny ears on Freeman :-)

I cannot tell you how awesome it was to see these kids play together during the clinic.  They were happy, smiling, running, and working with positive role models that could one day have an influence on their lives.  All it takes is one day, one touch down pass, one hand shake, a shared plate of fried chicken and mac n cheese to make an impact on some one else’s life.  Not only were the kids playing together, but they event staff worked great together as well!  We were all happy to be there and to help out in any possible way.  If you work events or like to plan parties for your friends, you know the amazing feeling you get when an event just happens, like magic.  Things run smoothly, people seem to know what to do, everyone pitches in, and you enjoy yourself instead of feeling like you are at work.  You may even go out for dinner afterwards to celebrate instead of taking a lap like the coach told you to.  Oops!  sorry coach!