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,