Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pumpkin Harvest Days at Butler's Orchard

On Tuesday, October 15th at 10:15am, we will meet at Butler's Orchard for their annual Pumpkin Harvest Days. 

Admission fee: $6.75/child or adult (infants under 12 months free). Please bring cash for payment to the playdate

Admission fee includes:
  • One head-size pumpkin; 2 crisp apples to take home
  • A Jump in the Hayloft Barn
  • Exploring the Straw Maze
  • Visiting Barnyard Buddies
  • Taking a Tractor-driven Hayride
  • Playing at the Learning Station
  • Coasting down a Giant Slide
  • Picking a Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch
Location: Butler's Orchard, 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD

**We'll be eating a picnic lunch together around noon...please join us!

Please sign-up by Friday, October 11th!

For more information visit Butler's Orchard Events Page and scroll down to the Pumpkin Harvest Days Flyer and FAQ.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vanessa - Discussion Group Leaders

Name: Vanessa Chacon
Husband: Justin
Kids: Ivana (6), Derek (3)

I was born in Costa Rica but at the age of 22 years old I came to the United States of America to finish my undergrad and graduate thanks to earning different kinds of scholarships.  I am married now to an outstanding man from Montana which means I will be in this country for longer time than I initially anticipated. After many struggles to conceive, God gave us the gift of two wonderful children Ivana who is 6 and Derek who is 3.  To our surprise but somehow to our knowledge of high risk, Derek was born with Down Syndrome. At first this seemed to be almost unexplainable considering that our Heavenly Father does everything "perfect"; but quickly we realized that yes indeed, He does.  In these 3 years of having the blessing to enjoy Derek's presence in our family God has shown us what pure and unconditional love is all about. He has revealed Himself to all of us by giving us hope, faith and unconditional love for others in order to continue the journey He
has set for us as individuals and as a family. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

September Mom's Night Out at The Melting Pot!

Join us at The Melting Pot as we kick off a new year of MOPS!

When: Monday, September 30
Where: The Melting Pot, 9201 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (301) 519-3638
What to Bring: Yourself and about $10 to cover dessert and tip (drinks not included)

Please RSVP in the comments by September 25th (the first day of MOPS!) so we can give the restaurant an accurate number of people to expect!

See you there! ~ Joan and Meaghan

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Playdate: National Zoo!

Do your kids like animals?!  Well the National Zoo in Washington DC is the place to be!  Join us next Tuesday for our zoo are the details:

When: Tuesday, September 17th at 10am
Where: The National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

A few important notes:

*We will meet just inside the front entrance on Connecticut Ave. at 10am (right behind the ZOO sign that you see in the picture above).

*Bring a lunch and we'll find a spot to eat inside the zoo.

*The National Zoo is very hilly, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a light stroller to push.  You'll burn some calories this day for sure!

*Zoo admission is free.

*Parking at the Zoo costs $16 for the first 3 hours, and $22 for more than 3 hours.

*If you'd like to metro from Shady Grove, you can park at Derwood and walk over to the metro station.  If there is enough interest in this, we can organize a meeting time for a group of moms.

PLEASE COMMENT BELOW IF YOU PLAN ON GOING, PUT YOUR NAME AND HOW YOU PLAN ON GETTING we know who to look for on that day AND so we can organize any traveling groups.  Thanks!!