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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Review of Brown Park in St. Matthews: By Stephanie

Nestled in the middle of apartments and hospitals is a cute park in St. Matthews, Brown Park.   It is located at the corner of Browns Lane and Kresge Way, behind Mall St. Matthews....well, that's the general direction.  We went there today and the weather was perfect.  We started at the playground. It is a small playground as it is geared toward kids under the age of 6. There are no swings, but my kids didn't seem to care. It was quite busy and I think my kids really liked that!  There are no real bathrooms, but there are port-a-potties.  Also, right next to the playground is a picnic shelter.  The playground is not completely fenced in so my kids kept wandering because they are the wandering types. 

After playing and picnicking, we walked the short distance to a little bridge that crosses a stream.  Here, there are geese and ducks swimming, flying and walking about.  We had crackers and bread (thanks to a nice family that strolled by) and fed the ducks for a while.  We didn't go for a walk but there were plenty of people walking the paced paths.  There's lots of grassy space for throwing down a blanket and having a picnic. This is definitely a park to check out! Head there soon with your family for some fun, the weather is perfect.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Locker Soccer: By Stephanie

Locker Soccer is an indoor facility in Middletown run by owner Rob Zimmerman, aka Coach Rob.  I took my children for a playgroup there and we had a fantastic time. We will be signing up for a class in the future. 

The facilities are 'no frills' but have all of the basic needs for the class.  What was wonderful was that my son LOVED this class so much and you know, they didn't need to fancy the place up for the kids.  He loved it because of the activities and the instructor. 

I felt that the class was geared right to the kids' capabilities.  Most of them were under 4 years old, and Coach Rob made the excercises engaging and simple enough for them.  They were very active the entire time and he incorporated music and balloons, what 3 year old wouldn't love that!

I definitely recommend that you check out their website and see if there is an option that might fit into your child's schedule.  Give them a call. Coach Rob was a very easy going guy and I am sure he would give you any information you may want!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Local Easter Egg Hunts

All About Kids:
On Saturday, April 3rd (day before Easter), All About Kids will hold it's annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 6 and under.
Open Gym will be held from 2-4 for all ages during the hunt. The hunt will begin promptly at 2:15 with the children broken up into different areas of AAK based on their age.
Pre-register online, call, or stop by by March 27th and pay $6.00/child. After March 27th, the fee goes up to $8.00/child.
Bring your Easter baskets and cameras. Photo ops with the Easter Bunny. 

Douglass Community Center:  Marc 27th 10am-noon.  $3

Bass Pro Shops, Clarksville, IN
Come on out to the Bass Pro Shops in your area, March 27th through April 4th and bring the kids to take part in the free, fun Easter activities they have planned for the whole family. There will be fun crafts for the kids and Mom and Dad will really enjoy the free photo opportunity for the kids as they visit the Easter Bunny. And, of course, there’s the time-honored tradition of an old-fashion Easter Egg Hunt.
Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28 and April 3-4, from 1am to 3pm bring the kids to have their free 4×6 picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Pictures may also be taken Monday through Friday, March 29th – April 2nd from 6-8pm. An old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt for kids 8 and under will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28 and April 3-4 from 2-3pm.
Kids can enjoy fun crafts like making their own Easter sun catcher beginning at noon, Saturday and Sunday March 27th and 28th. Thursday, April 1 beginning at 6pm and Saturday and Sunday, April 3rd and 4th beginning at noon, they will enjoy making Easter decorations. (Quantities limited, while supplies last).

Westport Road Baptist Church:   3/27 at 10am. It's free!  Looking for a few thousand Easter eggs?  We will have over 6,000! You don't want to miss this! Children 5th grade and younger are invited to join us and they are separated by age groups in different hunting areas for safety. We also have games, prizes, food and more fun AFTER you have participated in the Egg Hunt!  Register online to avoid lines

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Gym Groupon today!

Check out this deal for something fun to do with your little ones!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Review of Berrytown Park: By Stephanie

Berrytown Park is located just north of Anchorage. It is next to the Berrytown YMCA.  It has a baseball field, 2 tennis courts and a basketball court. It also have a gazebo in the back part of the park.  There are restrooms, but they are open seasonally. I can say that I went during the YMCA business hours and when my son had to use the restroom, the YMCA staff member had no problem allowing us to use their facilities.  

There is a playground and swings. They have both child swings and baby swings.  The playground has a few slides of different sizes as well as little bridges and climbing areas.  The ground is covered in wood mulch.  The playground was basic and enough for my kids to enjoy. It was nothing extraordinary. The area was clean but there was some graffiti on the playset. 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's about that time!

Spring starts tomorrow and it's time to get outside with your family and have some fun in the sun! We will begin to review the area parks and playgrounds! Check back to find the best park near you.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cookie Decorating

This Saturday, Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen in St. Matthews will have sugar cookie decorating for the kids and FREE face painting from 11am-4pm. A staff member will be there to assist with the cookie decorating and your kids will be able to decorate egg and bunny shaped sugar cookies and then take them home to enjoy. They will also have live music that night at their store in the Lower Highlands at 1041 Bardstown Road from 7pm-11pm! 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Henry's Ark: By Jeanette

If you are looking for something else to do besides the zoo to get out and see animals you should take a short drive to Henry’s Ark in Prospect, KY (at 7801 Rose Island Road). This is a farm so be prepared to get a little dirty if it has rained recently. It is free, with donations accepted, to feed a variety of animals so make sure you bring lots and lots of carrots. You’ll be greeted by donkeys and emus as you drive in the parking lot. There are zebras, sheep, goats, camels, and deer to name a few animals you’ll see and get to feed. They are closed on Mondays, but  open the rest of the week.

Bring bread for the ducks and carrots for all of the other animals!  If you want to do something else that same day, you can head up 42 a but and Fuzziwig's Candy Shop will be on the right and just a bit further is the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Bruster's Real Ice Cream - Louisville, KY

Mark your calendars -- Saturday, March 20th is our annual Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas and get a FREE single scoop waffle cone!

And, you can register your email address on their website for SWEET REWARDS and get special email offers.  When you register, they will send you a coupon for a free cone (when you buy a waffle cone)!

Free Coffee

Hey, I can't have fun with my family until I have had my morning coffee!

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Preschool St. Patrick's Day Activities: By Stephanie

Check out my article! I have outlined a few simple activities that don't cost must!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Louisville Preschool for the Arts New Classes: By Jeanette

Heidi Howe of LPA has recently announced that they will “have weekly parent/child yoga classes, weekly parent/child art classes, new parent/child music class times (as well as classes on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons!) and weekly Multi-Arts classes for preschoolers age 3-5.
* If you are interested in the multi-arts class for preschoolers, please register as soon as possible. The other classes will continue to be offered on a drop-in basis.” These new classes begin in April.
Click here for more info!

If anyone gets a chance to check out the new classes that start in April let us know what you think on our facebook page.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Beautiful weekend for the ZOO!

The weather in Louisville will be the best in a long time for heading to the Zoo this weekend. If you have never been, the Louisville Zoo is a great family friendly zoo.  A membership is absolutely worth the price if you think you will go a few times over the course of a year.  You can get 2 adults and 4 children in a family membership!  There are playgrounds too, not just the wonderful animals.  In the summer, the kids can enjoy the splash area as well.  The zoo also allows you to bring food in, so if you want to save some money, pack your lunch!