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5.09.2011

Kid Friendly in the East Valley

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.  I enjoyed all my fun activities.  And even though the fireworks at Friday's Motorcycles on Main were about an hour late, my girls and I still had a nice night of visiting and eating snow cones.  So for this upcoming week, are you looking for fun family friendly activities?  We've got some ideas for you:

Check out Usery Pass and one of their organized hikes here.  Or, my girls and I plan to head down to the Riverview shopping center to play in their splash pad.  

Also, I was browsing the Phoenix Zoo's Facebook page and noticed some fun kids' programs at the zoo including Sunrise Safaris, Lunch with a Zoo Keeper, Wild Art Classes, Wild Science Workshops...check all of them out here.  And did you hear that a cow at the zoo had twins this last weekend?  I think it's so exciting, but maybe I'm a little partial.  They say the chances are only about 3%, but that's what they said about me too :)

The Queen Creek Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms is this weekend and next, May 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd beginning at 7:30 AM.  U-Pick peach prices are just a little under $2 a pound.    Here is the description from their Facebook page, "  FREE ADMISSION! Hay rides to Earligrande UPICK peach orchards, peachy pancake breakfast, train rides through orchards, peachy sampling tent, peach pies, peach spit contest, peach pit eating contest."  What a fun sweet way to spend your morning (or afternoon).

Several years ago we discovered McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale.  It's a drive, but worth it in my opinion.  Very quaint and fun for the kids.  Every Sunday from now until July 3rd, they are hosting free outdoor concerts from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. "Bring a blanket or chair to hear a variety of favorite local bands. Train and carousel rides are available throughout all concerts. Train rides are $2 and carousel rides are $1 and children under the age of three ride free with a paying adult on either ride. Food will also be available for purchase."

And last but not least...
It's time for Downtown Mesa's 2nd Friday again.  May 13th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM.  This month's theme is IMP Fest, which means you get to hear a variety of bands and continue to enjoy shops and restaurants that stay open late.  I plan to be there this weekend.

P.S.  When we did the Frasier Fields Swap, we met an amazing photographer, Lizbeth McCray.  She is having a Mother's Day giveaway on her blog and it's not too late to enter.  Go here to get your chance at a fun session.

See you around,
Kathryn 

1 comment:

Beth said...

It was so good to meet you (again) on Saturday! I felt bad for rushing off and not saying goodbye! Your girls are adorable and I loved chatting with you. Hopefully we will get to do it again soon!
xoxo