Peep Catapults

I have been trying out events and activities that correspond to a business idea I am working on.  We have now successfully hosted two.  (See details of our first here).

This event was Peep Catapults! After we had it all set up outside,  mother nature decided to change our plans so we hurried and moved it all inside.

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DIY Superhero Capes

After having several occasions where A & S have wanted to be superheroes I decided it was time to get them some capes.  After looking online I decided to make them.

A & S helped pick out the fabric (fun note: the stars glow in the dark!) and we used the pattern from CKC Patterns.
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Experimental Painting

A decided that she wanted to try painting with jelly beans. So,  we got some mixed media paper, dropped different colored jelly beans into containers,  added some water and tried it.  The conclusion,  it did not paint any color.  But in the process we talked about how do we get the color to appear faster. 

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Cooking Continues

I really like that A, and now S, enjoy helping in the kitchen.  We hosted a big dinner (12 adults and 4 kids of varying ages) for friends for St. Patty’s Day so that meant a lot of cooking.  It started off with green rice crispy treats.  Then we followed that up with the Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cake (With Guinness® and Irish Cream) and then of course Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Dinner was a success and there were not many leftovers!
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Once Upon A Dream

Today we took advantage of the cold weather and headed out to try a new play place.  This is the closest one to us, but it is still a bit of a drive.

First thoughts: I like how clean and welcoming it feels. The kids quickly made themselves at home. There were a wide range of activities for both of them.  The owners and workers were very friendly.  We even happened to be there for their cupcake/cookie decorating event. (More of that in a bit). The train table, treasure chest, and horse were some of their favorites.
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Train to Anywhere 

Today we decided the house should be converted into a new creation.  So we tried a few different ideas and ended up with a train. 
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Magical Leprechaun Rock Hunt 

Today was our magical Leprechaun rock hunt.   


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Tree Stick House

Today we cleaned up our front area and collected all of the sticks that A has collected.   So with these sticks we decided to build a house from the sticks.  Then of course we added all of our collected evergreen branches.
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Rocket Ship to House

We decided it was time to re-imagine our rocket ship.  So, today it turned into a house,  which included a chimney, doorbell, & a room with a mailbox.   The mailbox is the biggest hit for both A & Saturday. 

A only wanted a chimney if we could add a Santa 🙂  We had fun decorating house & making our mail. 

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Nook: Play Well

Today I and the kids headed into Arlington, VA to visit a new play place called Nook.  Check out their site here:  Play Well: Nook.

Things that I really liked:  

  • How open & clean it feels.  Their color scheme white & grey.
  • That I can pretty much see my kids from any point. 
  • They rotate some of their areas every 8 weeks.  
  • They offer classes and different activities. 

Areas that my kids liked the best: 

  • My 20 month old loved the train nook. There was a table he liked,  but there was also a wall ledge track which he enjoyed! 

  • My 3 year old loved the ball pit .  

Our takeaway: We really enjoyed our here.  In fact it is the first place we have come back to the same day (after lunch). However,  I feel the distance  and the price is too high for me to make this,  an even occasional, play place to visit. 

Thank you for a wonderful day & maybe we will see you in the future!  

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