On Wednesday, July 8th we visited our friends at The Meadows. We listened to a summer story, read to us by the chaplain. We also had a blast running through the sprinkler and enjoyed eating delicious, refreshing popsicles. At the end of our time at The Meadows we received balloons and a small treat. We had a splendid time at the sprinkler popsicle party! We love sharing summer smiles with our dear friends at The Meadows.
On Monday, July 6th we enjoyed getting crafty by making wooden growth charts. The wooden ruler we made will mark the passage of time and the growth of our children without messing up our walls AND it’s foldable too! This was a fun project that will be a memorable keepsake for years to come. If you would like to join the crafty moms subgroup, check it out on bigtent.com. We are always looking for hosts and more ways to get happy crafting!
What does the MOMS Club do in June when the weather is hot? We make busy bags! On Friday, June 5th for our monthly meeting, we met at Edwin Warner Park and had a grand time making busy bags. If you are wondering what a busy bag is, it is a bag with an age appropriate quiet learning activity for a child to complete with a parent present while traveling in a car or plane OR they can be used somewhere you need your child to be quiet and occupied (funeral, library, church, meeting, wedding, etc). Our members had such fun chatting and making these bags for their children! If you missed this fun event, feel free to check out the busy bag handout located in the files section on bigtent.com. This handout has all of the information that was shared along with websites with more busy bag ideas to try making for yourself. If there is interest to do another busy bag activity, please let a board member know. Also, if you ever have an idea you think other moms would like to do, please share them with a board member. MOMS Club is all about Moms Offering Moms Support.
On Friday, May 22nd we had a sweet time picking strawberries at Green Door Gourmet (located here in Bellevue). The children had a fabulous time picking strawberries and the strawberries that we picked were delicious! Green Door Gourmet was so kind to let us come after a few days of rain and needing to reschedule. If you haven’t checked out this local farm you are missing out on some delicious food! They have a store that sells fresh vegetables, meat, eggs and other locally made items. For more information visit http://www.greendoorgourmet.com.
On Friday, May 8th we visited Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. We enjoyed our walk through the park checking out the treehouse, the garden scale train and the pond. We even got to hear some sweet music and giant bull frogs. We saw a hungry, curious turtle by the pond. This was such a fun morning excursion. Thank you Cheekwood for a free day. We enjoyed your beautiful art and fragrant gardens. https://www.cheekwood.org/
The one house that is always open for a visit is the Fire Station. We visited the Bellevue Fire Station on March 30th. It was a beautiful day to visit this friendly place. We enjoyed touring the ambulance and the fire trucks. The fire fighters even let us go inside to see their kitchen and sleeping quarters. Our firefighters work so hard and are always available when we need them in an emergency. Thank you to our local firefighters for giving us an amazing tour, for being so welcoming of our group and for the hats, coloring books and stickers. We love our men in the red and white trucks and hope they can get a new firehouse soon. After touring their facility, it is evident that they need a new one and most certainly deserve it!
If you are a MOMS Club member and missed this fabulous field trip do not despair, we will visit again soon – just keep your eyes open to the BigTent calendar where we list all of our events. If you’re not a member of MOMS Club but would like to become one, please send us an email and we will gladly get you more information. Also, feel free to stop by the Fire Station anytime. The guys told us their house is always open for visitors and they enjoy especially giving tours to little visitors.
March is in like a lion and out like a lamb! This was true for our monthly meeting in March. We had to reschedule to due SNOW! How crazy to have snow in Nashville in March, but it was so fun getting our little ones bundled and out sledding and building snowmen! So, at our rescheduled monthly meeting for March, we discussed Preschools and Mother’s Day Out Programs. It was a great discussion and if you are a member and missed this discussion, check out our notes on BigTent. As you can see from the pictures, our Moms had a great time chatting and our little ones had fun playing. Hope to see you at our next monthly meeting. If you are interested in visiting or joining our MOMS Club and need info about our monthly meetings or how to become a member, please send us an email and we will give you the info.