Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fun Fall Activities

Here is a list, definitely not a comprehensive one, of a few resources to find fun activities for your kiddos this fall. 

Where to Find Corn Mazes in the West Metro
Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze
Halloween Happenings in the NW Metro
Three Rivers Park District: Halloween Happenings
Minnetonka Apple Orchard
Apple Jack Orchards
Sever's Corn Maze

The MN Landscape Arboretum has a ton of autumn activities. Every Thursday is free from November - March. Every 3rd Thursday is free from April - October.

If you have others to add to the list, please email Melissa Moore.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Four Letter Word

Today was special. All-day meetings at work were followed by a difficult daycare pick-up. Naptime had ended with the discovery of a puddle of pee on the carpeted floor – and I’m sorry to say it wasn’t the dog. There was a refusal to apologize, a proliferation of tears, and a definite lack of understanding on my part as to why a potty trained 4-year-old would urinate on the carpet with the bathroom just a few feet away.

Next stop was a dreaded but necessary trip to Walmart. What mom doesn’t love a solo trip to the store with toddlers?

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Welcome Baby Carter!

Congratulations to Megan Hanson who welcomed Carter Jay Hanson on August 31st. He weighed 9 lbs, 7 ozs and was 21 inches long. God bless your growing family!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Look Up

This morning, my 4-year-old son looked out the sliding door in our kitchen. It is the same sliding door that he has looked out of for the past eleven months. The same sliding door he opens and closes countless times a day as he runs outside to play with the dogs. But this morning was different. This morning he looked through the large rectangle of glass and exclaimed, “Mom! There's a mountain over there!”

Indeed, there is. It’s the same mountain that has been visible through that sliding door since long before we moved into the house. Apparently he had been too busy enjoying life from his vantage point to look up high enough to notice it.

Read the entire article here.