Posts Tagged ‘ around town ’

A Day at the Zoo

Tuesday September 21, 2010
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A Day at the Zoo

Last week, Adam and I visited the zoo, with my friend and her one year old. We always park in the lower lot, “D” and head “up the hill”.  Our first stop was the Prairie Dog exhibit, where Adam had fun exploring the tunnels. Then we moved on to the big cats. ...

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Taking a Trip to Trashy Town

Saturday August 28, 2010
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Taking a Trip to Trashy Town

Montgomery County Recycling Center 16105 Frederick Rd Derwood, MD 20855 (Map) County Website On Wednesday, a friend and I decided to take the kids to “Trashy Town” aka the Montgomery County Recycling Center.  Earlier in the summer, I read that you can take tours of the recycling center and I thought this would be...

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Fun at Camp Straight Street

Saturday July 31, 2010
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Fun at Camp Straight Street

This past week, I had my kids enrolled at “Camp Straight Street“, a day camp run by Cherrydale Baptist Church.  I’m familiar with the church since I’m involved in their mom’s group so I was excited to see them offering this program this year.  I was looking for an all day camp to give...

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Eat Mor Chikin!

Friday July 9, 2010
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Eat Mor Chikin!

It’s not too late to get your cow on! Today is “Cow Appreciation Day” and if  you show up to your local Chick-Fil-A dressed up as a cow, you get a free meal! We went for lunch and met up with Aunt M & Cousin O.  We used the free starter kit, provided by...

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National Building Museum

Tuesday July 6, 2010
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National Building Museum

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202.272.2448 | Red Line Metro, Judiciary Square Free admission | Hours: Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm http://www.nbm.org What I Loved: interesting architecture, fun place to explore, great (enclosed) kids play room, Worth Noting: free, but...

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Pool Time = ER Time

Tuesday June 22, 2010
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Pool Time = ER Time

We got summer passes to our regional (public) pool so we’ve been trying to log some pool time.  One of the features the kids love at Upton Hill is the “Dumping Bucket”. This tube slide was a huge hit with Wendy & Sam – they went down it over and over and...

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The Need for Speed

Saturday June 12, 2010
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The Need for Speed

The Air Force Cycling Classic is going on this weekend in Arlington.   It features Amateur and Professional races on Saturday, and a non-competitive ride and more races on Sunday.  It also has free races for kids both days. When Mike & I saw the bit about kid races, we knew we wanted to get...

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Down Home Fun at Homestead Farm

Saturday May 22, 2010
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Down Home Fun at Homestead Farm

3/5ths of our clan went strawberry picking this morning.   Sam isn’t feeling well, so he and Daddy took a rain check. In the past, we’ve gone to Great Country Farms, since we participated in their CSA and it was included.  This time, I decided to check out something closer and cheaper.  I heard good...

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Playing Catch Up

Sunday May 16, 2010
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Playing Catch Up

It seems that May has been a busy month.  A few activities have gone unchronicled, so I want to mention them before they are completely obsolete. May Fair The first is the elementary school’s May Fair, which was held the first Saturday in May.   It’s a big money maker for the school’s PTA and...

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Summer Fun with Little Ones (in Northern Va and beyond)

Tuesday May 11, 2010
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Summer Fun with Little Ones (in Northern Va and beyond)

I was invited to speak at my local MOPS group this week on the subject of fun things to do with preschoolers throughout the summer.  In this case, preschoolers means children kindergarten aged and younger.   As a mom of three such children (ages 6, 4 and 2) and I took on the task with...

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