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November 2015 – Monthly Roundup

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Well, November went by in a flash. I really can’t believe I’m already recapping another month! I didn’t have much planned for November because I thought we would slow down a bit before all the holiday activities and events. But we ended up going on a bunch of spontaneous outdoor outings to make the most of the warm fall days.

Here is a recap of where our adventures took us this month. The Wizard of Oz playground at Watkins Regional Park was definitely a highlight for my girls. There is so much to do there it is worth the drive. We also went to a new (to us) children’s museum – The Original Playhouse Museum, which is the cutest place for children to use their imaginations. I’m sure we will visit again this winter when it’s too cold to play outside. We also went to one of my favorite holiday exhibits at the end of the month – Seasons Greetings at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Places we visited:

United States Botanic Gardenblog post from last year here
Ticonderoga Farms
Lake Frankblog post here
The Original Playhouse Museum
Bowl America Gaithersburg
Croydon Creek Nature Center
Locust Grove Nature Center
Tysons Corner Ice Rinkblog post here
Rockin’ Jump Gaithersburg
Brookside Gardens
Mobu Kids - blog post here

Events we attended:

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Acadamy
Hansel and Gretel at Encore Stage & Studioblog post here
“Meet the Animals” at Brookside Nature Center

Classes and camps we attended:

My Gym Potomac
FS Soccer
USTA Tennis – Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center

Parks we played at:

Watkins Regional Park – A must-see Wizard of Oz themed playground
Rockville Civic Center Park
Hadley’s Playground – Potomac, MD - #41 in a list of the top 50 playgrounds in the US
Cabin John Park – Bethesda, MD
Avenel Park – Potomac, MD

I hope you found some good ideas for your family in this month’s list. So much to look forward to this month. I’ve posted a lot of holiday events and activities on the calendar.   Happy December!

Also, I use instagram as my everyday blog and share a lot of photos from our adventures in my gallery. I’d love to have you follow along!

Instagram: capitol.momma

And I share more information and photos from our field trips and outings on facebook.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/capitolmommablog



Mobu Kids

Mobu Kids
442A South Washington Street
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
www.mobukids.com
 

I was thrilled to find out about another option for indoor play in the area when the owner of Mobu Kids contacted me. Mobu Kids offers classes including art, dance, music & movemet, and yoga. Their classes are geared mostly towards younger children ages 6months to 5 years old but the dance classes accommodate children up to age 8. I took both my girls to the Music & Movement class and they absolutely loved it! The instructor was upbeat, engaging, and worked really well with the children. The class incorporated singing, dancing, instruments, a parachute, and bubbles. I’m always looking for classes that I can take both of my girls to and this is definitely one that is fun for a range of different ages.

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Mobu Kids also offers lots of open play time where you can just drop in and enjoy their fun play space. Before and after our Music & Movement class my girls played in the play space and it was difficult to get them to leave when it was time. They had a blast. There are several different play structures the children can climb on and slide down and there are soft blocks to build different structures. There is also a climbing wall and lots of balls to play with.  I’m positive we will be back a few times this winter to play.

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The entire facility is very bright and clean, even the bathrooms. There is also free coffee so parents can pretend to have as much energy as their children!

Mobu Kids also offers birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays. The parties include 30 minutes of unstructured play in the play studio, 30 minutes of teacher led activities, and 30 minutes of refreshments in the party room.

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So if you haven’t yet been to Mobu Kids, I definitely recommend you take your children for a fun time. They also offer a free introductory class to new families!