Ice Skating

The National Harbor has a Ice Skating Rink that is perfect for a family with little ones. Note that members of the National Children’s Museum receive discounted tickets. To my surprise upon arrival I found out the rink is not made of ice at all. This was definitely surprising but so convenient for us. Liv had a few friends with her at the rink ,and initially I was hesitant about this random ice skating trip where they may get cold and wet from sliding all over the ice. So in actuality for me having the kids skate on plastic was much better then complaints about what I expected to be cold hard ice. For small children I rate this a wonderful activity however adults may want to check out a true Ice rink because I was unable to really get a good glide going on the plastic.

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Tis the Season

Winter is upon us ,and there are so many fun things to check off our list of activities!
One being Ice! which is held at the National Harbor.
Described as a interactive ice display, I’m excited to see the ice sculptures paired with music, indoor snow, a ice slide and more. Click the link above to catch a great price of half off the original ticket cost, in addition to those savings if you go to Livingsocial’s Facebook page there is an additional 20% off coupon code offer available which I used to further increase my savings!
Fun event at a great price! Mommy is happy! Have any of you attended this display before?

Weekend Fun: Nov. 2-3

We Love Union Market! This Saturday they are hosting Kids Food Fest which will be a fun time focusing on healthy family meals, and we are so there!
Where: Union Market 1309 5TH STREET NE, WASHINGTON, DC, 20002
Metro stop: Red Line, Noma-Galludet
When: Nov. 2 & 3 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free event

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National Children’s Museum at National Harbor is always a good place for the kids to get some energy out! Sunday they will partner with Kids Euro Fest for a dance program 11am-12
We are members here , and I’m debating getting another membership for 2014… The Baltimore Port Discovery location has so much more to engage with. However, the outdoor experience will be open soon and we are excited about that. Also, the discounts with partner museums make the membership worthwhile.

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We usually spend quite a bit of time down at the harbor when we go. Across the street is Oxon Hill Farm which is great to visit and enjoy the animals. They also have a picnic area if you want to enjoy a little packed lunch.

Happy Weekend! What do you guys have planned?

Cavalia Odysseo

Even the freezing rain that came over the DC area didn’t stop us from heading down to the National Harbor for Cavalia Odysseo.

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I must admit I had no idea what to expect ,but the show was sold out and I’m always interested in fun new things so we snagged some tickets to opening night and beyond enjoyed the event.

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The horses were beautiful and performed an amazing show with tons of dramatic tricks with their humans. I was secretly not so secretly inspired by how well trained the horses were and took that as a challenge for how well I need to have my dogs behavior. The West African acrobats were hands down the life of the party! The were so lively doing an insane amount of flips and human pyramids. The West African acrobats also did a call and repeat portion of the show which was translated into “No More War On Earth” which was pretty powerful and extremely relevant. The live instruments were delightful and refreshing. At one point what is best described as a human carousel took place! My eyes were wide open the entire show! Towards the end the horses ran through water! I may never go to a ordinary circus again…and with the ticket prices being slashed as a government shutdown deal I encourage you to treat yourself to a wonderful performance!

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