Archive of ‘Adventures’ category

Observing butterflies with kids

This month, I’ve been having a lot of fun observing butterflies flitting from flower to flower. Just thinking about butterflies can bring a smile to my face. They seem to embody everything that is good about the world — wildlife, flight, beauty and flowers. Let’s learn a bit about butterflies and explore ways to get […]

First Stop: Silver Falls

Alright, alright… Silver Falls isn’t technically in the Wenatchee Valley. It’s in the Entiat Valley, but cut me some slack, okay? My dad is from Entiat so I have great childhood memories of this little town and we are exploring the greater Wenatchee Valley. Plus, it is totally worth the drive — a very doable […]

Exploring the Wenatchee Valley with kids

I hereby concede that I am an epic failure in the inspiring “joy and wonderment” department of parenting my youngest. Seriously. Let me explain. Yes, he’s already been to Maui twice (he’s 7) and Glacier National Park, and driven from Denver to Spokane and we counted that he has been to like 8 states. However, […]

Libraries offer story and illustration workshops

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Elisa Kleven will visit several of our libraries next week, starting with Entiat on Monday! In her interactive drawing and story-making workshops, children will develop their own characters, build stories around them, and then create mixed-medium artwork of their own. In addition to Entiat, she will be at our Quincy, […]

Don’t overthink your summer play dates

A week into summer vacation my kids were already muttering the “B” word. Not too loudly, though, because we have a list of chores designed especially for bored children. But they were missing the daily interaction with their friends and a day packed with activity. They were asking for play dates. Lots of them. And […]

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