Archives for August 2008

Labor Day Weekend Activities in the DC Area

Feeling blue that you're in town this weekend? Don't you dare! In addition to the Lego fest and hometown parade, there are oodles of awesome things to do with your kids on these last lovely days of summer. Here's your APISS Labor Day Staycation Guide:Glen Echo Park and The Adventure Theatre's Open House for Kids Saturday The Adventure Theatre has workshops for all ages from 12-4pm and an open rehearsal of Harold and the Purple Crayon, complete with dress up and coloring activities for the children Read more...

Kensington Labor Day Parade & Festival on Monday

Celebrate Labor Day, Monday September 1st by bringing the family to the Kensington Parade and Street Festival. Circuses, marching bands, equestrians, dance groups, schools, churches, troops and more will show their stuff.The fun begins at 10am along Plyers Mill Road at St. Paul, turns left onto Connecticut Avenue and then left onto Howard Avenue along Kensington's Historic Antique Row. After the parade, enjoy the afternoon street festival on Antique Row featuring entertainment, a moonbounce, lots Read more...

Moms Night Out: Shecky’s Fall Shopping Party + Swag

It's no secret that APISS loves a good swag bag, abusing her credit card and to get her drink on with the girls. At these Girls Night Out events September 16-18 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in downtown DC, you can accomplish all three.With goodie bags containing $100 of fashionista swag and BFF and group discounts, this sounds like the perfect moms night out. Check out the photos from the spring event.Just take Metro or get your expecting/non-drinking girlfriend to drive, 'k?Pictured above left: Read more...

BrickFair – DC’s Lego Festival – This Weekend

A huge shout out to Patti for the heads up!If you have a Lego maniac on your hands and you're in town for Labor Day, don't miss BrickFair at Tyson's Corner this weekend. A huge convention for Lego aficionados from all over the globe, BrickFair has a public portion for families on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm at the Sheraton Premiere in Tyson's Corner.A one-day pass for kids 5 and under is free, kids 6-12 are $5 and adults are $10. A portion of all ticket sales goes to Lego's charity.Here's Read more...

Jillian Behram Featured in The Washingtonian!

In the midst of tragedy, something good has happened for friend and dynamic hair stylist Jillian Behram: The Washingtonian has named her the featured family-friendly stylist in the September annual round-up of the best hairdressers in the area.We at APISS know that she is amazing, and it is a welcome time for Jillian to have her hard work and skill recognized in the region's #1 lifestyle magazine and website.The Washingtonian writes of Jillian:Family-Friendly StylistJillian Behram, Headlines Hair Read more...

Open Gym All Week at FunFit in Rockville

All this week, FunFit in Rockville is offering Open Gym! Check out my earlier post on FunFit's Open Gyms and the super time my kids have in the indoor moonbounce, roller coaster and various playstations.Here are the deets for this week August 26-29:Today, Tuesday, there is open gym from 10am-2pmWednesday is Moms Morning Out/Kids Pizza Party! Drop off your kids age 2-8 years from 10am-12:30pm for a party while you take some time for you. Just $20/child, $18/sibling. Call 301-975-0099 to register.Thursday Read more...

Luray Caverns and Kids – Guest Post by Jeannine Soden

Jeannine Soden is a Silver Spring mom to five year old Sebastian, four year old Izzy-Bear, as well as an amazing graphic designer and artist. (She designed the APISS masthead, as well as countless more high-profile endeavors.) When not shuttling her kids to their activities, hosting playdates or working on freelance projects, Jeannine and her family take lots of field trips. Read on as she fantastically shares her experience at Luray Caverns with us!As summer draws to a close, and the reality of Read more...

Giveaways of Cool Kid Stuff

I'm hosting a giveaway of a My Little Roo Baby Carrier Cover at We Covet. These slipcovers are awesome if your Baby Bjorn or Snugli has seen better days or to protect that pristine beauty you just received at your baby shower. Just comment on any We Covet post, the more the merrier, for chances to win.Liz at This Full House Reviews is giving away loads of Back to School stuff all week. Today's coolness is a huge selection of new Crayola products, perfect for your preschool-primary school kid. Read more...

Get A Sitter: Downtown Silver Spring Bars

I've received a fair amount of e-mails of bewilderment and judgment for my posts on local bars on this family-focused website.I would just like to say that of course you shouldn't drink and drive, drink while pregnant, drink if your personal beliefs or health or history make this a bad idea, or drink (heavily) while supervising children. Alcohol should be imbibed responsibly and it is a very personal choice. This website is about kids, but for parents.That said, sometimes parenthood can drive you Read more...