Posts Tagged ‘ outings ’

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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Eat Mor Chikin

Saturday July 9, 2011
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Eat Mor Chikin

Well, as promised, we got our cow on yesterday and visited our local Chick-Fil-A in cow attire to get ourselves some free “chikin”. Even though we started with the same basic template, everyone personalized their costume and made it their own.  Wendy had the idea to create earrings and hooves — she even wore...

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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 Baltimore National Aquarium

Saturday March 12, 2011
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The Baltimore National Aquarium

I have been wanting to go to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for quite a while, but have held off for a variety of reason.  The main prohibiting factors included:  the exorbitant fee, distance, parking challenges, and my concern over my ability to wrangle all 3 kids solo, especially since strollers aren’t allowed in...

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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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Fly me to the moon

Monday February 21, 2011
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Fly me to the moon

A few weeks ago, we had a slow Sunday afternoon and it occurred to me that it would be a good opportunity for a little one-on-one time with one of my children.  I picked my middle child, our five year old boy.   We live about 15 minutes from Washington DC, where there is a...

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Ice Skating

Saturday January 1, 2011
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Ice Skating

At the beginning of winter break, I worried about how we would fill our time.   I ended up signing the big kids up for a 3 day minicamp at our local ice rink.   This turned out to be  a great activity.   The lessons ran from 9:45-10:15, then we hung out til the 11am public...

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Finally, she Looth a Tooth

Sunday November 28, 2010
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Finally, she Looth a Tooth

We’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting. Wendy was sure she was the only kid in first grade who hadn’t lost a tooth. We got hopeful a month or so ago when she used her teeth to grab a strap and somehow loosened her front tooth. It bled and it wiggled, so we figured...

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