Summer Outdoor Movie Nights kicks-off in Mountain View’s Cuesta Park, located at 615 Cuesta Drive TONIGHT – July 16th at 8:30 pm. Enjoy a free movie under the stars with neighbors and friends. Don’t forget to BYOB (Bring your own blanket) and lawn chair! Summer Outdoor Movie Nights run each Friday through August 20th and are a family friendly event. Playing tonight: Cloudy with a Chance of Meat Balls
We never grow tired of great ideas to customize a home in order to make it your own at Gables End. Moving can be difficult for little ones. With the new release of our 4 Bedroom floor plan, we thought growing families may appreciate a resource to customize a nursery or help make a child’s new room become more fun in a snap.
Simple, yet effective! Wouldn’t our busy lives all be better if more companies embraced this philosophy? How many times have we tried our hand at something only to find it too hard to get an effective and pleasing result. Those days of struggling are over when it comes to decorating your child’s room. Introducing Muralette : the latest in wall decals for kids.
Installation and pleasing creative results are a snap. Artists Anna Conklin and Genevieve Smith make decorating your little one’s room fast and effective. According to their site, Muralette Wall Decals are “No fuss, no muss… Just peel and stick! There is no “right” way to design your Muralette – it’s fool-proof and fun, so just relax and play!”
The company offers four sets of striking wall decals: Fishies, Garden of Posies, Branch and Birds and Polka. The artists also take the environment and your child’s health seriously by using all water-based paints and varnishes that lack toxic fumes, and use low VOC paints whenever possible.
I don’t have any children, but every now and then my inner child wants to come out and play. When this happens I try to find reasons that will appease my dignity and still allow me to indulge. Over the last week I unexpectedly had a day off during the week so I decided to continue my Mountain View exploration. This naturally, led me to the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Federal Airfield. And when I set foot inside I was definitely in the right place to appease my inner child and I told my sense of dignity that it was educational. I call that a win-win.
Most of the museum is geared towards a young audience, but that was what made it so much fun. There is so much in this universe besides our own little planet that it almost requires a childlike sense of wonder to take it all in. So maybe aiming it at education children really is the best way to get the message across to everyone
Taking the quizzes reminded me of why it was educational, as I clearly need a brush up, and spending time really examining all of the bits of light beyond our moon was exciting. I felt transported to a place where my questions were almost limitless and for a little while I forgot the outside world.
There were plenty of actual children present and I have to think this would be a great place to have a field trip or other such outing. Also, if I had children I think I would want to bring them here and go through the whole thing with them to see how they take it in and watch the wonder on their faces turn to understanding and fuel even more questions. One day.