Thursday, September 25, 2008

Frying Pan Park

So much to do...How do you choose? These are the words on the brochure at Frying Pan Park in Herndon. I completely agree. I wish my pictures did it more justice but it was a little cloudy that day.
When you drive into the farm there is a mailbox with brochures in it - take one! They are very helpful. It also has a newsletter that explains the events that season. When you park you should be able to see the great playground next to the country store. The playground is wonderful and usually you can see horses from it.
The country store is adorable and has some really unique items. You also check in there if you want to take a hike. They have backpacks that you can borrow and use for your hike with children. It contains a map you can follow, and other fun things (bug magnifying containers).
If you don't want to hike (not for strollers), you can go see the farm animals: horses, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, goats, pigs, sheep, and cows. There is also a wagon ride ($3) that takes you through the woods and fields of Frying Pan Park. During the ride, you learn about the plants and animals that live there.
The web site shows the hours of operation and the 2008 birthing schedule :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wee Play Update

Wee Play in Herndon has started its Fall Classes but I wanted to make sure I corrected the Open Play schedule which has changed slightly.

Open play is now 4 - 5 PM Mondays and Wednesdays

This is better for my family since 5 - 6 pm was too late!

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

The last time I visited these gardens was about two years ago and I thought it was so beautiful. Last week was the second time and- WOW - I think I went at a perfect time. It seemed like so many of the gardens were in bloom and they were so amazing. Here is a list of the gardens that are blooming at different times of the year. The gardens are located in Vienna and admission is $5 for you (age 18 - 54) and free for the kids. We had a wonderful time walking around, looking at the flowers, seeing the turtles and the fish in the water, and saw some great birds. My kids love being outside and they were able to run ahead of me but I knew they were safe and I could usually see them. This is a great place to walk or jog and get lots of exercise. Here is their web site.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Reston Soccer

I am really embarrassed that I missed soccer registration for my 4 year old son. Hopefully by posting this information here you won't make the same mistake for the spring season. The web site is full of information including: Spring season sign ups start in December and Fall season sign ups start in June.
From the Age information provided, I read that the child must be at least 3 by July 31st if they want to play in the Fall Season. Here is more registration information for you.

Feel free to comment if you know something else!