Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Activities 2013

This is my new favorite technology tool - Padlet. If you click on the link and then click "Build a Wall" it allows you to brainstorm with others that you invite with the Website address (URL).  Once you "Build the Wall" you double click to add text.  I created the wall above with my summer list of activities.  I can edit it any time I want, add any links to help me with hours and directions and even add images. You could also use it to brainstorm for a party, collaborate on an event or create a "to do" list.  Let me know if you have any other ideas!

Mrs. G

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free Performances All Summer Long!

  • Mondays at the Reston Town Center - Mr. Knick Knack At 10:30am
  • Tuesdays at Lake Anne - 11 am - click here for Schedule 
  • Wednesdays at Frying Pan Park - 10 am  - click here for schedule 
  • Thursdays at Lake Anne - 11 am
  • Thursdays at Dulles Town Center - Rocknoceros - 11am
  • Saturdays at Lake Fairfax - 11am - check schedule
  • Saturdays at Reston Town Center - 11am - check schedule

Monday, June 7, 2010

Arts in the Parks

Starting this week at Lake Fairfax and Frying Pan Park are free shows for Families.  My friend went to several of these shows last year and thought it was so much fun, and FREE of course! The shows begin at 10 am.  At Frying Pan Park the shows begin this Wednesday and every Wednesday until August 18.  At Lake Fairfax the shows begin this Saturday and every Saturday until August 21st.  Print out this schedule and go check it out! Some of the performers are Rocknoceros, DinoRock, Bob Brown Puppets, and more!
Click on the title of this Post to find directions to the parks and more information.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Clemyjontri Playground

This park is truly amazing and hopefully you have already been there!  My pictures are very limited because the park is enormous.  But if you click on the Fairfax County link above, they actually have some great pictures and they have a small explanation of each section.  Some information that might be helpful is that if you have more than one small child you might want to consider bringing another adult.  There are so many places to go in this park and it is really hard to watch more than one child since it can be very crowded and there are so many places to wander.  The other important factor is the weather.  On a hot day this park can get VERY hot so you might want to try and get there in the early morning when the sun hasn't been out as long.  As you can see it is very stroller friendly.  There is a bathroom as well.  According to the web site the Carousel in the middle of the park opens every day starting May 31. But it is only open from 9:30 - 1 pm during the week.  Weekends it is open from 9:30 - 6:30 pm.  The fee is $1.50 to ride.  There is also a very large picnic pavilion if you would like to bring lunch. Go check it out!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ashburn Park (Dinosaur Park)

We finally made it to Dinosaur Park in Ashburn recently.  I had heard a lot about it but it is a bit of a drive from Reston.  The park is wonderful and my kids loved it!  I tried to get some pictures that showed the layout but it is a really big park that has several different structures.  It is shaped like a circle so everything is fairly close together.  I loved the shade the trees provide and there is a picnic area as well.  It is all mulch so regular strollers might have a tough time but there is a path that is on the side.  I also failed to get pictures of the swing sets. There are at least 2 of them with toddler swings too! Hopefully this link will help you get there:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Restaurant Week in Reston Jan. 16th - 23rd

Call your babysitters!

The Observer Newspaper has a listing of Restaurants that are participating in our own Restaurant week. Some Restaurants have amazing deals! You might want to try out a place you have never been or one that is usually out of your price range. Here is the web site:

Click on the menu to see the specials they are offering and then make some reservations!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm back!

I am just going to jump right in here. I have been thinking about this for months now and I hope I am ready to be more consistent about updating this blog. I had my 4th child last year so now that he is 6 months I feel like I have a few extra moments :) yeah right!

Over the next few months I hope to update the places I have highlighted already and add some new ones. In the past year I have seen many great resources for parents in the area. Several are listed on the *NEW* Reston Moms club web site:

Also if you are a member of Facebook there is a wonderful group called: Moms like me: Things to do with children in the greater Dulles area.
This link might work:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wolf Trap

Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Tickets On Sale Now!

From late June through early August, Theatre-in-the-Woods presents family-friendly shows Tuesdays through Saturdays. The stage is set for lively adventures in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and theater.

2009 Theatre-in-the-Woods Line-up includes: Dinorock, Baba Jamal Koram , Furia Flamenca, Antonio Rocha, Hui Hula O Na Mele Aloha, Steve Roslonek, Happenstance Theater, Billy B, Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets , Cathy & Marcy's Song Shop Maryland Youth Ballet, Baltimore Opera, Rocknoceros, and Bob Brown Puppets!

Learn More About Theatre-in-the-Woods | View Theatre-in-the-Woods Calendar

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wee Play - Thanksgiving week

Special Thanksgiving Week
Open Play Sessions
for ages 1 - 5
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:30 - 11:00 AM
November 24, 25, 26
$5 each child enrolled families,
$8 non-enrolled children.
Non-walking siblings free.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Baron Cameron Playground

This is one of my favorite playgrounds. It really provides everything I need for the kids at this
age. It is located right next to a soccer field so they can run around. It has a shaded picnic area. The swings are great and the structure provides slides, a fire pole and a tunnel. There is also a dog park across the parking lot that is fun to visit.
When I had a toddler that like to wander off I didn't worry that much because I knew any dangerous area (the road) was far away.