'Kids in the Creek' at Hudson Mills - August 2nd

Who:  Children of all ages

What:  Discover some of the smaller animals that make the Huron River their home.  Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet; the best way to see these critters is to wade into their habitat.

Where:  Hudson Mills Metropark

When:  Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $3/child   - Call (734) 426-8211 to pre-register.

ScienceRific Comedy Show for Kids of All Ages

Friday, July 25, 2014
11:00 - 12:00pm

Celebrate ICE CREAM DAY on July 31!!

I wouldn't have known ice cream day was coming up if I hadn't learned about it from our Mother Goose Time activities...
and you know,
Super Hero's love ice cream, too!!

 What's the largest ice cream you've ever had?

This was mine when I was about 25 years old!  (Yes, I did share!)

 Which flavors do you like to mix?

Caramel Apple!

 We brought our MGT lessons outside and made super hero masks and pretend ice cream cones.

Our friend made a double scoop of mint chocolate chip and cookie monster!

 From MGT and sung to the tune of "Frere Jacques..."

We love ice cream; we love ice cream,
Yes we do; it's nice and cool.
Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry,
Cookie dough and raspberry,
We love ice cream, yes we do!

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"The Lego Movie" at the Dexter Library - July 22nd


Tuesday, July 22, 2014
11:00am AND 1:30pm

Ann Arbor was voted the #1 swim city in the country!

I love reading articles like this and seeing where Ann Arbor falls on the list.  Our family even has a friendly competition going with our relatives in Fort Collins, Colorado of who ranks higher on these type of lists!  A2 definitely beat everyone for this one - now holding the title for the best "Swim City in the America!" 

"50 Top Swim Cities"

"The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area." - USA Swimming

I am thrilled to read such a great article for our community and proud to be getting our girls off with such a great start at Goldfish Swim School!  They've sure been enjoying showing off their new swimming skills to everyone this summer!

And speaking of Goldfish Swim School, here's some fun events to add to your calendar...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 5:00-7:30pm:  Kids Night Out!
KNO is reserved for children currently enrolled in swim lessons. Spaces are limited and we ask that you sign up in advance. Minimum age is 4 years old (3 years old if potty trained and has a sibling older than 5 attending). Registration is now open and the cost is $35 per child and $30 for each additional child.

Friday, August 29th, 2014:  Family Swim Event
More details to come...

Congratulations Ann Arbor swimmers!

The Festival at St. Joseph - July 18-20

Our family and friends have very much enjoyed The Festival at St. Joseph for the past many years!  There is plenty of entertainment for all ages - with music, games, shows, animals, great food, bounce houses, etc.  There's even a shuttle that can run to and from the parking lot!

Don't miss Three Men and a Tenor on Friday, July 19th at 7pm. 

The Annual Festival at St. Joseph Church 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, July 20th at 7:00 PM on the festival grounds. Click Here to register online.

Check out the full schedule below...click on the images to enlarge.

We're Superheros This Month!

What kind of super power would you like to have?

The 5 year-old told me she'd clean the house for me at the speed of lightning by waving her magic wand.  The 3 year-old said she'd be known as "Kind Kay."

The following activities are a glimpse of our days using our preschool homeschool curriculum from Mother Goose Time.

"Search Party" - What would you wear if you wanted to look like a superhero?

Superhero Symbols and Nametags

 "Super Glasses..."

...and secret messages!

 Look up there, way up high,
what it can it be flying through the sky?
It's not a bird; it's not a plane.
It's a superhero to save the day.
Yay Kay! - MGT

"Wonder Word Wall"
I hung this up on the wall and before we even got to the activity, I found my daughter filling it out.  I let her keep going and just told her we'll come back to it each day and add even more words.