Posts Tagged ‘ kid play ’

Camping at Buggs

Wednesday August 12, 2009
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Camping at Buggs

We had another fun camping weekend at “Buggs Island” (aka Kerr Lake, or even more officially John H. Kerr Reservoir).  We have been camping and boating here every summer since before we got married.  We always stay at the North Bend Park, which is just outside of South Hill, VA and about 4 hours...

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Dog Water Fountains …

Friday August 7, 2009
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Dog Water Fountains …

… are not just for dogs! Yes, that’s my foot – I’m just a big ole enabler.  Who needs a sippy cup when you swap slobber with the big dawgs …

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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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Living the High Life

Monday August 3, 2009
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Living the High Life

Summer livin’ doesn’t get much better than this. This summer, Wendy has learned to jump off the diving board and swim to the side.  I’m so proud of her accomplishments!

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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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WFMW: Teaching Your Kids to Ride a Bike

Wednesday July 29, 2009
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WFMW:  Teaching Your Kids to Ride a Bike

Our 5yo and 4yo are both good bike riders and learned without training wheels, so I thought it might be worthy of a post to mention our teaching technique. I use the term “our” loosely, because my hubs was the primary teacher. The first, and most important step, in my mind, is to invest...

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Theatre Camp

Monday July 27, 2009
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Theatre Camp

We have entered the “camp” portion of our summer.  We had a wonderful week of VBS, followed by a fun week of “theatre” camp.  I signed Wendy & Sam up for this on a whim, not knowing much about it, but I had heard positive things from my local mom’s group.   The Educational Theatre...

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Benign Neglect

Thursday July 23, 2009
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I subscribe to the view that children can benefit from a term I once heard, “benign neglect”. The idea being kids can flourish without hyper attention and direction. Certainly they require some level of supervision, but in the summertime, I like to take it easy and let the kids set their own pace. Lately,...

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Swimmin Lessons

Saturday July 11, 2009
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Swimmin Lessons

We wrapped up two weeks of “swimmin’ lessons” at a local pool.  Wendy & Sam both made great progress.  Wendy was already comfortable putting her head under and swimming underwater.  She improved to doing some strokes and learning how to breathe on the side.  She has a good ways to go before she is...

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Review: The Kid Drop Zone

Thursday July 2, 2009
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Review: The Kid Drop Zone

One rainy morning, as I was scouring Our Kids for ideas to keep *my* kids occupied,  my eyes alit on a place called “The Kid Drop Zone“.  Lots of new indoor play areas are cropping up around town, but this one had appeal because it had a flexible start time and no set end...

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