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Cousin Fun

Sunday October 25, 2009
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Cousin Fun

In the beginning of October, Cousin Owen spent a couple of days with us.  Our daily routine is pretty busy, so he just came along for the ride with whatever activities we had planned.  One day, that meant going to Mainly Music with Adam.  This is a great music and movement program run by...

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Good Ole Fashioned Fall Fun

Wednesday October 14, 2009
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Good Ole Fashioned Fall Fun

Last Thursday was a parent teacher conference day and we lucked out with an early conference time.   Mike took the day off, so after hearing how brilliant our kindergartner is, we took of for a fun day at Cox Farms. We’ve been going for several years and always have a blast.  It’s typically cooler...

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Fun at the ice rink that doesn’t require skates

Saturday October 3, 2009
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Fun at the ice rink that doesn’t require skates

The other day, I had a free morning with Adam.  With nothing else planned, I decided to drive over to the Kettler Ice Rink to scope it out as a potential birthday party venue.   The Kettler Capital Iceplex, which, in case you didn’t know, is home to Washington Capitals.  They play their home games...

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Lazy Sundae Social

Saturday September 26, 2009
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Lazy Sundae Social

Two Fridays ago, my local mom’s club hosted an ice cream social at a local park.   Lazy Sundae is a local ice cream shop — they make their own ice cream and have all kinds of fun and delicious flavors. The brought the ice cream truck and were serving two flavors:  Dirt...

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Fun at the Park

Wednesday September 16, 2009
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Fun at the Park

I took these pictures the week before school started.  It was our last week of summer fun, so we spent one morning at this local playground.  It’s got unusual play elements that suit both older and younger kids. Wendy (& Sam are into the climbing structure). Sam carefully inches up the “slide.” Wendy on...

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Things I Love Thursdays: Jason’s Deli

Thursday August 27, 2009
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Things I Love Thursdays:  Jason’s Deli

Believe it or not, Chick Fil-A is not the *only* place we’ve been spending money this summer (we’ve been eating out for lunch more frequently than we should).   Another place I love to to take the kids is Jason’s Deli. Here’s what I love about Jason’s Deli: Location They may not be close to...

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Fun at Fairfax Corner

Sunday August 23, 2009
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Fun at Fairfax Corner

We finally made it out to Fairfax Corner a couple of Wednesdays ago to check out their “Little Tots Summer Fun Series“.    FC is a relatively new development in Fairfax County that has lots of shops, a big fancy movie theater and some great restaurants.  It has a plaza out in front of the...

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Righting a Wrong

Sunday August 16, 2009
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Righting a Wrong

After the hair razing disaster last week, we finally got to “Miss Annie’s” to try and do something to clean up Wendy’s shorn locks. It’s hard to hide bangs cut to the scalp, but she did the best she could with what she had to work with.  While it doesn’t look perfect, it is...

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Review: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Thursday August 6, 2009
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Review:  Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Last week, I met up with my sister-in-law for an outing at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale.   The location was a good meeting point for us and I was curious about the special outdoor play area there.  It was called the “Nature Playce”, designed by an Eagle Scout.  After reading a glowing...

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Kid Drop Zone 2

Sunday August 2, 2009
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Kid Drop Zone 2

Last week, Wendy was in “big kid” camp all week, which meant it was just me and the boys each day.  On Wednesday, I decided to take them back out to the Kid Drop Zone. We went once before in June (I chronicled our experience here) and had a great time.  I wasn’t sure...

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