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Discovery Place KIDS Opening Weekend

Discovery Place KIDS LogoI’m beyond excited about the opening of Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville, North Carolina this weekend. Every Sunday we pass the building on our way to church and both Miss A and I have been waiting to see the “Now Open” sign up. Well, guess what??? This is the weekend!

At 9:00 AM Saturday, October 23rd, Discoverpy Place Kids will open it’s doors to the public for the first time. Discover Place Kids is the only children’s museum in the greater Charlotte region and is the third Discovery museum member in the Charlotte area among it’s older brother and sister Discovery Place (science center in Uptown), and the Charlotte Nature Museum near Freedom Park. Read More

Little Gym of Huntersville / Lake Norman

The Little Gym of Lake Norman/HuntersvilleCommunity, health, and teamwork are three important things that I strive to teach my girls on a daily basis. I never knew until recently that I could get this trio of values all rolled into one, until I enrolled Miss A in classes at The Little Gym of Lake Norman/Huntersville.

Here’s a story about  how we started attending The Little Gym, (maybe you can relate): It was a dark and stormy night, wait, that’s not the right story. Let me try again, once upon a time…in a land filled with toys, there was a desperate mother who loved her children, and knew a very big event was upon her. She feared that the toys would over-run her entire house as Princess A’s third birthday was drawing near. So what did this poor mother do, you ask?? She pondered her options, analyzed the Princess’ favorite activities, and then realized that it would be wise to ask the royal grandparents for birthday money towards programs at The Little Gym of Lake Norman/Huntersville instead. What a smart mother!! Read More

The Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along Review

Wheels on the BusGoing on a family vacation this summer? Dreading the long car rides? Hmm, me too. Luckily, I got this really cool activity set by Scholastic to try out. The Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along Travel Kit not only has some great items that will come in handy when you’re on the road.

Miss A wanted to open it and play right away, but I made her save it for a trip, I know mean mommy! The kit is pretty cool, it comes in a big box with a velcro closure and a plastic handle, Miss A loved carrying it all around the house and to the “car”. Two DVDs are included in their own DVD boxes, There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly and The Wheels on the Bus. A The Wheels on the Bus CD, a Sing-Along Travel Kit Activity Booklet, and a 4 pack of crayons.

I like that the DVDs are a good amount of time, each about 65 minutes plus extras, although I haven’t quite figured out how to play anything but the main movie in our van. The movies feature several stories like, Frog Went A-Courtin’, Giraffes Can’t Dance, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs, and of course their title videos, There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly and The Wheels on the Bus. Read More