WELove Playing in the Rain

No matter the weather my little humans like to stay busy! Baby boy is walking now so a climate controlled adventure space where the kids can climb and laugh as loud as their hearts desire is perfect when it's messy outside!

Mommy win!
We played at Skillzone until the kids (read: Mommy) got tired!

Where are you guys playing this summer?

Kids in the Kitchen 2014

This event happened a few weeks back ,but I have been busy living thus the post delay. This was our second year attending Kids in the Kitchen hosted by Junior League of Washington. It’s actually so well put together we will absolutely continue to attend annually.

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This free event highlights wellness and movement for family’s with a focus on the children. The crafting tables had healthy food plates kids could assemble, recipe books that were compiled of recipe cards gathered during the event also a oversized coloring mural allowed children to draw their favorite fruits and vegetables from each season. Multiple sample stations with fresh juices and build your own trail mix to name a few. They had the cutest little obstacle course where the kids got a certificate upon completion. Liv still does her push ups after this exercise. The hockey team sport as well as the instructor led movement class rounded out a great day of healthy lifestyle activities. Literally on the way out the door I entered into a raffle and …. Wait for it…… I WON! This is a new phenomenon for me! Winning raffles that is but I gladly and graciously accepted my Whole Foods gift basket. If the edible goodies weren’t prize enough I also had a gift card included in my basket! Very Very Good Event!

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Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory

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My family had an amazing time at the Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory. If you love ice cream this place is a must. Some time ago I purchased discounted admission tickets ,and children under 4 enter the museum free! I’m so glad we didn’t let our tickets expire.

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The museum guides you through the family history of Turkey Hill allowing you to hop in their first ice cream delivery truck and watch a short movie about the ice cream factory. You are able to start to finish experience what it takes to make delicious ice cream and teas. There are cows to milk, quality control microscopes to determine if the milk is up to par, mixing and packaging stations where you can name and design your own package! You can even take a walk through the freezer, make a commercial and best of all…. UNLIMITED SAMPLES! The samples are a size of a scoop somy family was soooo full before we got to the Taste Lab! We were able to make our own pint sized flavor! This was a yummy experience for any ice cream lover!
Thanks to my love for snapping these great photos in between bites of ice cream 🙂

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Port Discovery Children’s Museum

I don’t often travel to Baltimore but the Port Discovery Children’s Museum is definitely worth a day trip!

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Your wristband is good for the day and you can leave and enter at your leisure and with the museum being located in the Baltimore Harbor food options are not limited. If you want to take the frugal route they do have a seated table area where you can enjoy your own snacks.
There are 3 floors jam packed with fun. We spent a great deal of time in the convenience market area, shopping, playing cashier, “gassing” up the full size car and even playing with ATM which was so cute. Right now they have a Sesame Street set area. Highlighting Sesame Street artwork from beginning to now, puppet show area, reading and even post cards that you can scribble notes on and mail to your favorite character.

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The various hands on art projects were a highlight for my family!

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Liv and her dad perfecting their enormous tower of blocks!

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Liv’s vote on this museum is YES YES YES!

Winter Fun

Below are a few places we went last week.

This weekend was perfect to visit the Zoo!
It was warm enough for me to just wear my denim jacket and momma was thrilled! With this crazy cold weather we had not been since Zoolights and we are usually at the Zoo weekly! The carousel and train are always necessary on our visits.

Chuck E Cheese …. We have such a system at this place. Coupon for the token motherload, Pizza and juice box for her, beer for mommy, of course we bring our official Chuck E Cheese tote for all of our tickets and while we are currently saving for a BIG prize Princess Liv always gets cotton candy to go.

Sports and Learning Center open gymnastics is perfect for drop in fun during the daytime. Little ones and parents ( adults be prepared to wear flexible clothing) get a great workout. The trampoline, massive foam pit, balancing beams, walls to climb, monkey bars and tons of mats to perfect those flips. After we always enjoy a snack that I pack or purchase something from the cafe.

Bowie Branch Library! We love books and this new library is so welcoming to do just that. The small readers area is so bright and spacious filled with little toys mounted along the walls. The large faux tree in the kids area is so great to read under and stimulate little imaginations. I was really pleased. This library is perfect for a little reading play date. This location also offers the option to check out iPads! How 2014!

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Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt

I love learning and experiencing new things! Never have I ever been to the HIrshhorn museum here in DC so my wonderful little Princess and I took some time to consume the Barbara Kruger exhibit. I strongly encourage checking it out. Liv enjoyed identifying letters and singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” as loudly as possible in the exhibit space. The thought provoking questions and statements made for a good moment.

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Hirshhorn Museum is free and conveniently located at L’enfant metro station Enjoy!