New Exhibit at the Magic House in St. Louis!

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens January 25th at The Magic House for a limited time! 

The new exhibit brings the PBS show to life as kids engage in an amazing adventure that will ignite their interest in science. The Super-Duper Exhibit explores everyday science questions in Sid's home, on the playground and at school. This new exhibit is included with the price of Museum admission.

My girls and I are excited to check it out.  It sounds like a great introduction to science.  I'm hoping to use things we learn and see at the exhibit during school at home. Be sure to check back on January 25th to see what we think.



Disney Junior Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure in St. Louis

Join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure.  A never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Join Sofia as she prepares for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the meaning of being a true princess with a special appearance by Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake, Izzy, and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to find treasure in a mysterious volcano. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your family will sing, shout, & soar into the action!

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show!  You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

The show will be in St. Louis Saturday, February 8th at the Chaifetz Arena.  There will be a showing at noon, 3pm, and 6pm.  Tickets are a flat rate of $18 with the code 'BLOG' when you check out. Discount does not apply to Floor, Front Row, or VIP seats.  No double discounts.  Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.



Free Birds 3D Advanced Screening Pass and $25 Gift Card to Oriental Trading Giveaway!!

I am giving away a Family 4 Pack of Passes to the 3D screening of the new movie Free Birds as well as a $25 Gift Card to Oriental Trading.  The screening is October 26th at 10am at Ronnie's 20 Cine in St. Louis, MO.

In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Voice cast includes Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler. In theatres nationwide on November 1st! (Rated PG)

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is comment on this post with what your favorite dish at Thanksgiving is. Mine is my Grandma's Stuffing.  It's amazing!

You can get a bonus entry by sharing THIS POST.

Giveaway ends this Friday, October 25th at noon CST.


Life with a Preschooler, Toddler, and Infant. In Social Media Updates.

All the time I share lovely peeks into my life as the mom of a preschooler, toddler, and infant through social media.  Some are glorious.  Some, not so much. 

September 1st 

September 3 
"Sweet sleepy Cora Lee." 
I got to hold my beautiful sleeping niece before my sister-in-law and her family moved 3 hours away.

 Seriously.  Read it.

September 4 
"Madelynn decided she wanted to change Abby's diaper. Abby kicked the crap out of her and Madelynn giggled about it the whole time. It took like 10 minutes."

"Guess she should have taken a nap today."

September 5
"Lpqoky"  Hayleigh had my phone.

"That moment when you tell your toddler, 'You don't put Pokemon in your butt crack.'"

September 6 
"There was just a screaming fight at my table over half a frozen burrito. If I hadn't stepped in it may have been last man standing. >_<"

September 7 
"Brunch! Casey overslept for work today so we got to have a late big family breakfast."

"You should see Abby get around on the floor. She can get anywhere she wants. And she's pretty close to being able to sit on her own."

September 8
A twitter post then conversation with my husband.
"It's only 7:30. They've hid my glasses, played with electrical outlets, peed or spilled water in the floor, and attempted to get ice cream."
"@elizarae Hey, on the bright side, we've already played X-Men this morning and you got to be Cyclops!!!"
"@caseyjthornton whatever..."
"@elizarae I wish I could've taken a picture of you walking around the house with sunglasses on at 7:30 in the morning!!!"
"@caseyjthornton then I would have wished I was Cyclops so I could shoot you with laser beams. It's to early for this crap!"
"@caseyjthornton btw Madelynn is now going to be calling me Cyclops all day. She already did."

"5 months old and she's already a mover. I'm blessed with some active little girls."

September 9
"Abby's favorite toy!"

September 10
"AH!!! Automated services that require voice prompts suck when you have children that won't listen and go to their room!!!!!!!!"

"Hehe. This is Abby's new way of getting to toys. She gets up on her froggy legs. Bounces a few times to push herself forward then lays back down. She only moves like an inch at a time but its cute!!"

September 11
"Where's Abby?"

September 12
"Cracks me up every time I hear the Chipmunks sing "All the Small Things"."

September 13
"Love this weather! We need socks and jackets this morning. Except Hayleigh. She's still running around like she lives in a nudist colony."

"What could be more fun than a folding table fort, flash lights, and popcorn? "

"Asked Madelynn what she was doing. 'I'm writing Hay a note because it would be special because she smells like a zoo and that's special.'"

September 14
"I need coffee like now. But my vehicle only fits 2 carseats. What do I do?!?!"
I only got 2 hours of sleep maybe that night.

"We had so much fun tonight at America's Incredible Pizza Co!! @IncrediblePizza"

September 15
"Hayleigh just went down for a nap with the Hulk(Hulky), Wolverine(Wolvey), Pikachu, and Vanellope."

"Wild Cherry Pepsi in the eyeball does not feel good."

September 16
"I have turned my 4 year old into an energy nazi. She goes around all day turning lights off on everyone telling them they're wasting energy."

"We got goodies today! While we wait for Hayleigh to get done napping Madelynn is playing with the paper doll that came with the movie!"

"What?!?! It's 3!! Where has the day gone?!"

September 17
"Well that's wonderful. Hayleigh just threw up. :( praying it's just her. Bathed her and put her to bed."

"Can someone bring me a can of Lysol?"

My phone was in possession of a child named Madelynn.
"Madeigccjxjbnbfbxnxncn bbxncnxbxnckcjnvnnc"

"Hayleigh just got out of bed crying because Madelynn called her Baby Jesus."

So yeah.  That small social media peeks into my life for the last 17 days.  I hope you enjoyed it and maybe got a giggle out of some of it.
Life with a preschooler, toddler, and infant is never boring.  That's for sure!