My special date with my little man Max

Today I dropped my 7 year old off at school and kept my Max home with me. He is near 5 this fall, just on the cusp of Mommy and Me Playdates. This was my last season for it and I took full advantage.

The pacifier, the footy pajamas and the taggy blanket have all gone away. The only vestige oft his little boy that remains is the part that loves to cuddle up with me at bedtime. Did you read 18 summers?

Last night during story time I told him I was going to take him to pick a pumpkin

So much to do! My favorite thing about Vertuccio farms is that it has everything…rides, games, animals, mazes, pizza garden, swings, fall fun AND you aren’t exhausted walking all over it.

and ride in a cow car

and bounce on a giant pillow

and I did.

We also took a short stroll  across the parking lot to the Power Road Farmer’s Market. I picked up a candy stick for Max and found this organic  Cadia Honeycrisp Apple Juice. My sister in law loves Honeycrisp apples, so I bought this for her.  You can only find Cadia in mom and pop stores. I love the philosophy behind their products.

Thanks Macaroni Kid Gilbert for sponsoring a day just for the little ones at Vertuccio Farms. And Thanks Vertuccio Farms for a picture perfect fall outing. We made great memories today. I’ll see you soon with my big boy in tow. We want to get lost in the corn maze.

and race on these bikes:

Macaroni Kid and Vertuccio Farms always have something going on. I “like” them on Facebook and added them to my “things to do in the area” feed so I don’t miss a post. You can also sign up for newsletters. I count on Macaroni Kid to help me find inexpensive family outings. I count on Vertuccio Farms to provide a fantastic, memory filled day together. They never let me down.

A Macaroni Mom, Kerry Kenney

Boo! It’s Halloween-time in Phoenix

Dear Students,

With fall break behind us, the weather in Phoenix is perfect. Beautiful. Enviable. Brilliant.

I took my son Max to Vertuccio Farms on Power Rd to play in the corn maze.

I read The Spider and The Fly to some of my classes…it is my favorite read aloud for October. Click the link if you want to print it out and read it at home to your family. It is a poem that will make you jump in fright!

The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt

If you love animals, you can go to the Phoenix Zoo for the Boo at the Zoo and the Pumpkin Chomp and Stomp. The best times to go are early in the morning or dusk when the animals are active.

Perfect weather for a trip to the zoo

On my to-read list is The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. Have you read it? What did you think?

On my calendar is the Dìa de los Muertos Festival – a community celebration complete with a community altar, live music and performances at the Mesa Arts Center. The free festival is set for October 27th.

When I see you at the library, let me know what you plan to be for Halloween! I’d like to know!

Treats not tricks,
Mrs. Kenney

Putting the K in K-Pop

Dear Students,

I spent most of the day in the cafeteria setting up the book fair

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This week is going to be a blast…so hop on your invisible horse


and ride out to see me. I expect to see lots of dancing to entertain me while I hang out in the cafeteria all week. If you don’t know how to dance gangnum style, this is your week to learn. I’ll judge the best dancers on Friday. Winning team receives the screaming eagle statue on display by the register.

I open the book fair at 8:30 and I’ll stay open through the school day plus one hour. I will have one late night, open til 7PM on Thursday and then close the fair on Friday at 12:30.

All book purchases benefit the library! Thank you for your support!

Putting the K in K-Pop,
Mrs. Kenney