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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Family-Friendly Halloween Movies & Specials on Television

Tara Burghart of Go West Young Mom posted a great list of all the Halloween movies and specials along with local times...

Click here: Family-Friendly Halloween Movies & Specials on Television

If you know anyone from the Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora and Aurora areas, pass along her site! She has wonderful local information and events.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fluffy White Ghosts

 Elliott brought home a ghost from preschool... it looked like he made it with white puffy paint, but when I asked the teachers they said it was shaving cream and glue! It looked like too much fun not to try at home.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Tips

The Village of Oak Brook has an extensive list of Halloween guidelines, good tips and creative ideas! Check it out here or copy and paste this:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Rummage Sale

I checked out this sale and there is tons of really nice stuff!

First Congregational Church of Western Springs
1106 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL 60558

Tuesday, October 18: 6-8:30pm
Wednesday, October 19: 10-noon and 6-8pm for the 1/2 price and bag sale

Clothing, housewares, furniture, books toys and sporting equipment. No strollers. Cash or checks accepted.

There is an area outside with strollers, high chairs, outside play toys etc and inside everything is organized into categories. There is a lot of kids games, toys, books, puzzles...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oktoberfest at Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market brings the tastes and sounds of Germany for an Oktoberfest celebration. They will have pumpkins for the kids to decorate and take home, fun music to listen to and or course delicious food to eat!

This event is free and sounds like a lot of fun for both our kids and the adults. :)

Saturday, October 15 from 1-4pm
Whole Foods Market
500 E. Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 986-8500

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Activities This Weekend

Here's the local line-up for the weekend...


Or check out the list of Pumpkin Patches or Apple Orchards.

Have a wonderful weekend... the weather is supposed to be sunny and a high of around 80!! So exciting!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cantigny Fall Festival

This Saturday Cantigny is having their Fall Festival with tons of fun things to do with your kids! Here are all the activities they have planned for this great event:

•        Arts and Crafts Show with more than 40 vendors
•        Pumpkin Decorating
•        Scarecrow Making
•        Hayrides
•        Music by The Salt Creek Boys
•        Candy Dive
•        Scribblemonster Kids Concert
•        Face Painting
•        Stiltwalker and Juggling Show
•        Barnyard Petting Zoo
•        Inflatables

You can also check out Cantigny’s beautiful fall gardens to see more than 50 creatively decorated scarecrows.  A map with their locations (and names!) will be available. Seasonal treats will be available during the festival at outside concession stands and inside at Bertie’s Coffee Shop.

Saturday, October 8, 10am-4pm
Admission is free to the public with paid parking ($5 per vehicle).  

Cantigny Park
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
(630) 668-5161

Have any of you been to Cantigny? It's a perfect time to go with all the leaves starting to change and the weather is mild and sunny! If you can't go this weekend, the park is open from 7 am to sunset every day through October.  Free hayrides will be offered at Cantigny Park not only at the Fall Festival but also on October 15, 22 and 29, from noon to 4 pm. Hours are 9 am to sunset in November and December.