Tuesday, June 30, 2009
It is official. LG, Mama, and Dada are moving to Ashburn, Virginia. We have enjoyed our time in Arlington (7 years) but we have outgrown our home so we are moving to the suburbs.
This blog is going to stay put but will not be updated. I will leave it as a resource for Arlington parents. If you happen to live in or around Ashburn, VA, I have good news! I will be starting a Get Out of the House (Ashburn, VA) blog soon. LG and Mama will have lots of new places to explore and new classes to take!
If you have another blog or website that provides helpful information to Arlington county parents, please feel free to leave the link in the comments section.
Thank you for reading about our adventures. We hope that we have helped you find some fun ways to Get Out of the House!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Looking for a lunch out with the kids today? I got the following email from California Tortilla announcing today's (June 10th) special promotion:
"They are also taking donations of $1 for the Make A Wish foundation and are handing out $1 off coupons for future visits. Not a bad deal. is Kids Eat Free Day at ! That's right--we'll give you a FREE kid's meal for each adult entrée that you purchase (go ahead--get thousands), plus we'll give each kid a fabulous new California Tortilla-centric kid's pack. Tell me that's not exciting."
We typically frequent the one located in Courthouse, but I've been to several and have never been disappointed.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Looking for some fun this Friday night? Why not try yoga with the whole family?
Family Fun Yoga
Friday, June 5
6:00 – 7:00 pm
$15 for the entire family!
A fun, energizing class to introduce your family to yoga. All ages are welcome.
Charlotte Raich is the instructor.
Location: Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.
To register: http://events.
LG and I are not familiar with this instructor but we do endorse yoga of all sorts and family yoga sounds like a lot of fun!
If you go, please leave a comment with your review!
Swimming classes are probably already full but there is still time to sign up for other fun classes for you and your tot this summer (most classes will start in July or August).
All registration information (including a catalog of classes) is available on the Arlington County Parks and Recreation site.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Sunday, May 17, noon-5pm
Tickets are $25 per pack of 8 (gets you 8 tastes)
Ballston, VA (by the Ballston Common Mall - click on image above to be directed to the site)
Come on out to Ballston and have a lovely lunch on Sunday. A great event for kids to try new things and see lots of people. The National Science Foundation is involved this year and apparently there is going to be some hands on activities for the children. Many area restaurants are participating.
I will warn those of you with food allergies (or have family members with food allergies) that this is a tricky event to navigate. You will not be able to special order foods at most places and cross contamination is pretty inevitable.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
We attended the open house at Ballet Petite in McLean this morning. Talk about fairy princess wonderland! LG had a great time dancing, pretending, and dressing up. The class was a little fast paced for LG - I think she would have preferred to play with each element for a bit longer- but we did our best to keep up. After class LG enjoyed a wonderful little tea party with Goldfish crackers and lemonade.
Trial classes are continuing daily for the rest of this week for only $5.00 per class and you can attend as many as you like. The mini-spring session (reminds me of May-mester in college) will run for the last two weeks in May and the first two weeks of June. A four week session costs $80.00. There will also be two 4 week camp sessions held this summer. Right now times are pretty flexible. They have teachers in place and will create classes based on demand.
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6645 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Friday, May 8, 2009
Ballet Petite is opening in McLean, VA and to celebrate they are having $5.00 trial classes this week and next. Classes are offered for children as young as 18 months (mommy and me). Pre-registration is not necessary just stop in for the class that works best for you and try it out (see the schedule).
The summer session starts at the end of June and runs until August. I do not have information about pricing, but I will update this post once I do.
LG and I are going to check out a class next week. Tutus and fairy wings here we come!