I said I would post tomorrow but … #DadsRule #JustDoIt
The Sunday, the best thing going in the DC area is the Broccoli City Fest for Earthday 2012 at the Nationals Stadium DC Fairgrounds. BC Fest is an outdoor festival with a clean conscience complete with live music, sneaker recycling, healthy food trucks, yoga, and a pop-up marketplace with environmentally conscious goods. For tickets visit BCFest.com
See you on the green! #Earthday2013 #BCFest #DadsRule
Healthy and fun event to kick off the spring in the Metro area. My kids are out for spring break so this will be a good send off to get them ready for back to school. Back to school is a celebration ALL the TIME for parents!
THE SPRING EDITION OF GET KIDS MOVIN! will feature interactive physical activity, workshops on healthy eating, musical performances, a special Scavenger Hunt, prizes from Sports Zone and partner stores, fitness demonstrations, a fashion show and much more!
Visit www.getkidsmovin.com for more information.
It was a treat to take my kids, ages 7 and 8 years old, to a marvel of sight and sound that would be the world premier of the musical “Three Little Birds” at Adventure Theatre, located at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. The play is based on a children story by Cedella Marley infused with the music and lyrics of her dad, Bob Marley.
READ MORE >my full review
If you are in the DC area the play runs until April 14th and trust you do not want to miss it!
I give it 3 smiles … my 3 kids all loved it and to get them all on the same page with liking anything is impossible at times.
tickets available at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org
DEADLINE IS TODAY!! >>>
Byte Back, a DC-based non-profit computer training organization, is offering a FREE, four-day Summer Youth Technology Sampler next week for young DC adults ages 17-21. The deadline to register is Friday. This program gives young adults a taste of careers in the IT field, and professions that make extensive use of technology: Web Design, Graphic Design, Computer Repair and Database Administration. They will also learn intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Those who complete the four-day program will receive a free computer, an internet modem, and one year of free internet service.
Training will take place Monday July 23 to Thursday July 26 between 12:30 and 6:00 PM at four DC public libraries:
Bellevue (115 Atlantic St SW)
Capitol View (5001 Central Av SE)
Francis Gregory (3660 Alabama Av SE)
Woodridge (1801 Hamlin St NE)
Call Byte Back at (202)529-3395 to make an appointment to come in and register. You must register in-person. The deadline to register is Friday, July 20. Contact is Tasiyiwa Mapondera, Byte Back Director of Programs, telephone 529-3395, email@example.com
I decided to get out of the city and travel to White Marsh for the Baltimore Go Karts. We drove the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid about one hour to Baltimore. The go-karts would be my kids’ first time driving outside of a little motorized Caddy Escalade or in a game at the arcade.
Needless to say, there was lots of bumping (which is against the rules) and a crash after the final lap when Michal ignored me screaming, “BRAKE!!” She slammed into a parked go kart containing Nya. No injuries, just laughs.
Cost: $6:50 per ride and kids can ride alone in Junior karts on a “Junior” track but my kids were tall enough for the “Fast” track. Worth it.
Arin the car junky of the group drove very well. He was focused.
Michal (The Brakeless One) was already pressing the gas before she was given the cue.
Nya was fast and reckless but not at all wreck-less. She kept waving at daddy and losing control into the barriers. She had fun.
Got the kids a couple snow cones and we were back down 295 before traffic started.
Park hopping is something I like to do with the kids. It’s great and usually free! Pack a lunch and plenty of waters. We checked out a two acre colorful wonderland of monkey bars swings and slides called Clemyjontri Park in Fairfax, VA, roughly 15 min from DC. A scenic drive through George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Other than the heat the kids enjoyed it. I enjoyed the umbrellaed area for daddies to chill in the shade while the kids ran the track or the schoolhouse maze. There is also a little trail in the pseudo woods that is shaded and quite short but a trek through woods none the less. There is also a cool huge carousel in the middle of the park which costs $1.75 per ride.
Arin’s best muscle flex in the trick mirror.
Arin driving the car trying to hardest to dodge pedestrian, Michal Zoe … or hit her. I’m not sure.
My son Arin got a chance to play soccer at the DC United’s practice field at RFK stadium and kick it with some United players yesterday. It was a fun little soccer tournament that even included a moon bounce in which the kids played soccer inside. Crazy!
Special thanks to Arin’s school KippDC
You have to love Michal Zoe’s initiative; my second grader has started her own book club!
At one point during the school year she was invited to join a group of second and third graders in a small book club at her school. She was so excited she was reading on such a high level to be chosen and loved the idea of not having lunch with her classmates but lunch and book talk elsewhere. Well, that idea could not be upheld by the teacher’s busy schedule and the book club ended.
Soon Michal talked to me about how she missed it and how she wished she could do her own. I told her that was a great idea and to do it. My idea was over the summer but her thoughts were more immediate, as they ALWAYS are. She went directly to her vice principal and set the ball in motion. She was going to invite anyone interested to attend, then she got specific and created a list to give the flyer/invites. Not my suggestion but definitely how daddy would have done it.
Check out the flyer daddy created for her. That little girl inspires me, she is a go-getter.