Old Town Alexandria Craft Walk

fiber space Old Town Alexandria Craft Walk Make n Take First Annual 2016.

Last Saturday, Old Town Alexandria held the First Annual Old Town Craft Walk. The event hosted by a local yarn shop, fibre space™The Potomac Bead Company and Stitch Sew Shop, a recent addition to make the Old Town Alexandria crafting trifecta complete. The event included make and takes for each shop, refreshments and the opportunity to win a grand prize from each store. Did you know that the owners of both fibre space™ and Stitch Sew Shop have toddlers? We of course had to support our local stores and made a visit.

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The Renwick Gallery

Renwick Gallery with Toddler

I am taking classes with the University of Texas – Arlington (UTA) to finish my bachelor’s in the science of nursing (BSN). I have just nine classes left – woo hoo! And will be finished by the end of the year. One of those classes was art appreciation and the final paper was to visit a gallery to see an original piece of art. I looked up a few exhibits at various museums (there are so many to choose from!) and decided on the Renwick Gallery’s Wonder exhibit. I had heard it was good for kids. So I packed my two year old daughter into her stroller along with a bunch of snacks and set out on the Metro for downtown DC.

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Flight Trampoline Park

Toddler Flight Trampoline Park
Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield, VA is fun. I definitely didn’t expect how much fun it would be FOR ME. My 16 month old daughter isn’t quite strong enough to jump, but we have a great time anyway. She likes to watch the (many) toddlers play and jump, she loves the dodgeballs, she likes bouncing, and I love it because I feel like I can get a bit of a workout in while she explores a new space.
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National Building Museum

National Building Museum
The Building Museum has lots to offer for all visitors. When I’ve visited with my daughter, we enjoy just walking around the museum. There are several spaces other than the Great Hall or Building Zone which are toddler-friendly. The wide, shallow steps are great for little climbers, and the long arcades on the second (and third) floors were a delight for her little legs. The Commissioner’s Suite on the second floor, with a domed ceiling, was also a fun place to explore.
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neighborhood walking

Toddler Neighborhood Walk
My daughter and I go out walking every day. We usually walk up the block, a few times, and then chase the squirrels and any neighborhood dogs. We have met so many neighbors with the beautiful weather, and my babe’s quick smile is a great way to get our neighbors to practice waving. When she brings me her shoes, we gear up and head outdoors. She loves to carry sticks and twigs, and the house rule of “no sticks inside the house” is quickly becoming the least favorite rule we have.
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