Monday, October 24, 2016

Story Time with Thirsty Roots!

Being a stay at home mom and future homeschooling mom, I am always looking for new activities to take Ava to. I recently found a new (to us) story time and I was finally able to fit into our schedule. We went to the Thirsty Roots Story Time hosted by Trees Atlanta. Trees Atlanta is a "nationally recognized non profit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating." They have activities for all ages.

The story for today was "We're Going On A Leaf Hunt" and the story teller, a volunteer for Trees Atlanta, did a great job reading and keeping the children entertained.

There was a sensory table for the children.

After the story, the kids made a leaf sun catcher.

Ava really enjoyed this story time and I did also. It wasn't crowded like a few other story times that we've gone to so Ava was able to get some special attention. We definitely have plans to go back. Until next time!
April K.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Festivities are Begining!

My daughter is obsessed with all things Halloween, spooky, and scary. She loves ghosts, skeletons, and she even likes going in the Spirit Halloween Store, a lot! October is a pretty fun month for us. I have been finding holiday festivities for us to attend, we were also invited to a few events.
This past week Ava went to a pumpkin decorating party/playdate at our friend's house. This was our second year going and we always have a great time.

We also went to the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade this past weekend. I went last year without Ava and had a great time, so I wanted to take her this year. Parade attendees wear costumes so of course Ava and I wanted to wear costumes. We decided that our costumes would be Ash Ketchum and Pikachu from Pokémon which is an cartoon series that used to come on tv when I was younger. There was a recent launch of a Pokémon app which sort of brought this cartoon back to life for me.

I took Ava on the train for the first time along with my bestie and her daughter. We had such a fun time, I felt like a kid all over again. I don't have any pictures of the parade, I was too busy enjoying the moment! it's also pretty hard to take pictures in a big crowd. This is probably why I need my own personal paparazzi haha. Until next time!
April K.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"From Head to Toe" Performance by the Alliance Theatre

This stay at home/homeschool mom life really has its perks! Some days I feel like I am not doing enough as a mom, but today was a reassuring day. I was able to take Ava to see a performance by the Alliance Theatre at the Central Library. The interactive performance was a book by Eric Carle entitled From Head to Toe.

Ava and I had a wonderful time! We enjoyed the downtown walk to the library, the theatre wasn't crowded and Ava was even able to get on the stage with the performers! Ava danced, laughed, and her having so much fun made me elated.

Today was such an enjoyable day. I am so grateful for the time that I have with my little lady. We try to go on "adventures" like this all the time. Stay tuned to see what we are doing next!