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Live Nativities in the Metro DC Area

Tuesday December 6, 2011
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Live Nativities in the Metro DC Area

Image Credit: Parkwood Baptist Church One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to visit a live nativity — where a church or organization acts out the birth of Christ, usually outside and usually including live animals.   There are several happening throughout the Metro DC area — many are happening this weekend.  Here is the...

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Arlington Area Thrift Stores

Monday November 21, 2011
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Arlington Area Thrift Stores

Recently, I’ve been scouring the local thrift stores, looking for clothes my kids can use as costumes for an upcoming Christmas musical. I thought it might be useful for others to see a list of thrift stores in the area. Here’s a list of thrift stores in Arlington, Falls Church and a few beyond....

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Big Fun under the Big Top

Thursday October 6, 2011
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Big Fun under the Big Top

Today I took my kids to the Big Apple Circus. It was their first trip to the circus so they didn’t know what a treat they were in for. The Chinese Acrobats were favorites for sure. There were also some animal acts — horses, dogs, even an African porcupine and a capybara. The juggler...

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5 Apples Up on Top

Saturday September 24, 2011
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5 Apples Up on Top

We have had a few days of gloomy rain, and I’ve been itching to do something fun with the kids.   So when  today’s soccer game was canceled due to wet fields, but no actual rain fell from the sky, we decided to head to Homestead Farm for some apple picking. Homestead has become our...

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Weekend Update

Saturday May 21, 2011
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Weekend Update

Apologies to Tina Fey for the title — I spent the last 24 hours breezing through her new book, “Bossypants.” (While I don’t agree with her every viewpoint, there is no denying she is a dang funny writer). This Saturday we’ve packed in so much fun we can hardly stand it (as...

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The Men on the Money Memorial Fieldtrip

Friday March 25, 2011
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The Men on the Money Memorial Fieldtrip

Yesterday I got to attend Sam’s class fieldtrip.  This was no small feat as his class seems to be full of super-involved parents, making it hard for a slacker mom like me to get an opportunity 🙂 Their kindergarten class has been studying currency and learning about the different coins and their values, so...

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American History Museum

Monday March 7, 2011
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American History Museum

Last Thursday and Friday, the kids were off school and we had parent teacher conferences.   Both conferences went really well and it was nice to hear that both Wendy & Sam are doing well in school.  Sam’s kindergarten teacher mentioned that the class has been very interested in the presidents, probably due to the...

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A return to the National Building Museum

Tuesday March 1, 2011
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A return to the National Building Museum

Mondays are usually a shopping day for me — the day Adam & I run around and hit all the grocery stores for the weekly menu.  However, for the month of February, I decided to shrink the grocery budget and actually work to stay within it.   I did pretty well, but it left me...

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U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Exhibit

Saturday January 1, 2011
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U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Exhibit

Visiting the Botanic Gardens Holiday display is always a “must do” Christmas activity in my book, but this year, I couldn’t get the whole family on board.   The display features DC landmarks replicated in miniature using plant materials.  It also has a a variety of trains set up, in various scenes — this...

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Fire Truck Palooza

Saturday October 16, 2010
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Fire Truck Palooza

Yesterday, on my way to pick-up Adam from a friend’s house, I passed a house with approximately five rescue vehicles parked in front of it.   When I observed the punched out holes in the roof and no flame, I figured out the house was slated to be torn down and the fire fighters were...

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