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.
Love filled the air at both of the nursing homes we visited in February. On Wednesday, February 11th we visited The Meadows and spread some loving smiles and high fives to the residents. On Thursday, February 12th we visited The Lodge and read a sweet Valentines story, passed out Valentines cards and played BINGO with the residents. We love our friends at The Meadows and The Lodge!
We visited Pinnacle Bank on January 13 and had a wonderful time! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the bank was beautiful! Some of the highlights of the tour were seeing the vault, the safety deposit boxes, teller row, the learning lab (where they had fun chairs) and seeing the firemen come through after one of our little ones accidentally pulled the alarm (we are so sorry that happened). This field trip allowed both young and old some excellent learning opportunities. Pinnacle Bank is a bank that cares about it’s middle Tennessee customers. Pinnacle Bank prides itself with giving southern hospitality and individualized attention to all of it’s customers. Thank you Pinnacle Bank for the excellent tour and for the sweet gifts at the end. To learn more about Pinnacle check out their website https://www.pnfp.com/.
On November 10 we visited Kwik Kar Lube and Tune shop.
We toured their facility and saw how they fixed cars. We also went behind the scenes and saw “the pit” aka underground where the crew is able to get underneath the car to change the oil and do various other things. We are so appreciative of this friendly place to allow our kids the opportunity to see where and how our cars get fixed. If you weren’t able to attend this field trip please go check Kwik Kar out for yourself. They offer “ladies day” every Tuesday where ladies can go get an oil change and get money off of their oil change. Thank you Kwik Kar for your friendly tour!
On November 17, we visited the local Bellevue United States Post Office. We went behind the scenes and saw how and where the mail was sorted, learned about the different city and rural routes. We also learned that our mailmen and mail ladies are very smart and have very good memories as they must remember on their own, out of the 600 mailboxes they deliver too, who is on vacation and for how long the family is on vacation. We had a great time touring their facility and climbing aboard a mail truck. We are so thankful for local USPS and the friendly mail people that deliver our mail in the rain, sun and snow 6 (sometimes 7, if you are an amazon prime customer) days a week. Don’t forget during the upcoming holiday’s to give a Thank You to your mailman or mail lady.