Kids Out and About in St. Louis

Fall

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are beginning to change beautiful colors of red, yellow, and orange.  It’s time to pull out the boots. The St. Louis Cardinals are in the playoffs once again, and our Missouri Tigers are unbeaten. It’s Autumn here in St. Louis.  It’s an awesome time to be here. October has become one of my very favorite months because there is so much excitement in town.  People are visiting the Missouri wineries and taking their families to the pumpkin patch.

Recently, I wanted to take the family to a pumpkin patch that I visited several years ago. I couldn’t remember the name or address so I decided to check out my friends at “Kid’s Out and About in St. Louis”.  I knew they would hook me up with a list so I could find my favorite one.  Not only do they provide a list of pumpkin patches, but they provide so many other activities for families.  It’ such a great resource.

KidsOutAndAbout.com is an online resource offering parents, grandparents, and caregivers great stuff to do in and around the St. Louis area with their kids – culture, the arts, festivals, active fun, and recreation. Organizations that provide activities for kids and families can have a free organization listing so they can post on any of their three calendars – events, classes and summer camps. An enewsletter is sent out every Thursday morning filled with ideas for family fun for that upcoming weekend and beyond.

Stay connected with them. It’s an awesome organization!

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website:      http://saintlouis.kidsoutandabout.com/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/KidsOutAndAboutSaintLouis

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/KidsOutStLouis  or @KidsOutStLouis

Introducing…The St. Louis Cooks!

The St. Louis Cooks

The St. Louis Cooks

Cooking in the kitchen is a family affair at this household.  We love to cook and we try to involve one of the kids in almost every meal.  We are a family of five…Mom (Angie), Dad (Bobby), Melanie (10), Jack (9), and Nick (5).  Do we cook every day?  Heck no, however we do cook several times a week.  Some meals are easy and simple, while others are more elaborate.  At the Sievers home, cooking is fun for everyone! Spending time together in the kitchen, and at the table is important to us, because we live a crazy, busy life full of business meetings, trips, homework, soccer games, basketball, volleyball, dance competitions, and the list goes on.

My name is Angie Sievers.  I’m a midwest girl, born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Most of the time you will hear from me, but the other four will also write some posts from time to time. We may also have a few guest bloggers too.  I love to write so I figured that starting a blog would be the best outlet, and what’s the big deal in adding something else to my “to do list”.

We will feature lots of things that we like to do in this blog.  The emphasis will be on food, but it will also focus on family.  You will hear about our Sievers Sunday dinners which are typically spent at my mother n law’s house.  It’s the gathering place for all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and some friends too. She has a huge back yard with a swimming pool and lots of space for the kids to play. The kids look so forward to our Sunday dinners at MaMa’s house.

We also like to dine out so we will feature some of our favorite local hot spots in and around St. Louis, MO.  I might even add a few places from my travel experiences while on business too.

The St. Louis Cooks have planted our second garden this year.  I was so lucky to have such a great experience with our garden last year.  It was my first time EVER planting seeds.  I grew up a city girl so we didn’t spend much time gardening.  We planted zucchini, watermelon, cucumbers, carrots (which I won’t ever do again), and sunflowers.  We had so much success last year that we have planted another one for the Summer of 2013.  Stay tuned for more on the garden…

Sunflowers in Bloom

Sunflowers in Bloom

I hope you will join us as we share some recipes, our Sunday dinners, some local favorites, and so much more!