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Super Action Heroz…

This week is heroes week at my son’s school so it reminded me of this awesome set of images from a few weeks ago at my house.  My kids were playing outside with the neighbor kids when all of a sudden they disappeared into the house.  About 10 min later they emerge as this motley band of super heroes.  I love that it was spontaneous and totally unprompted.  I think they ran in for something else but stumbled upon the massive bin of costumes that we keep for dress up and decided that this would be more fun instead.

The princess in front there is a warrior princess with her sai and cape:)  The turtle is my little girl in her brothers halloween costume from this past year (she could have picked a princess or Minnie but she chose the turtle instead).  The ninja on the right is my boy and the Hulk is our neighbor boy.

Hulk decided it would be fun to ride down the street in full garb on his bike.  The neighbors must have thought we’d totally lost it.  Later the older son wanted to join in but we only had toddler sized costumes so he fashioned a rather hilarious mash up of princess skirt, elephant mask and a chef’s hat (which i’m not sharing to save him the embarrassment:) )

I’ve mentioned it before – maybe not on here but I know I’ve said it a ton – I love my neighborhood.  We have the best bunch of neighbors and plenty of children who all love to play outside.  Our house tends to be the collection point for now since we have the playset.  As they grow I know that will change so I’m cherishing it while we have it.

A Fathers Day Outing..

There are some perks living a bit further out from the city (which make up for the commute).  One of which is having closer access to some of Northern Virginia’s wineries and breweries.  We’d heard about Quattro Goomba’s from a number of friends who raved about their pizza and wine and figured Fathers day was a great day to try things out.

Goomba’s has a winery, brewery, and a pizzeria on site.  They serve a traditional Sicilian style pizza at Quattro which is unlike anything I’ve had around this area!  In addition to the pizzas they have a rad wine slushie which was quite tasty on the hot day we had.  They also serve their wines at the pizza shop making it the perfect stop for a picnic.

On the other side of the property they house a brand new craft brewery.  Because of VA laws, the wine and beer can’t mingle so while our pizza was baking we took about 20 steps over to the brewery side for a few tastings.  We were all quite impressed by the selection and of course the taste.  I actually want to head back to spend a bit more time in the brewery side when we get a chance.  They do have growlers for take out if you choose.

Once our pizza was ready (they texted us to let us know!) we grabbed a table to dive in.  The property is situated so that you are right next to their open fields so the kids could run like crazy while we enjoyed our food and wine.  The grounds were beautiful and buzzing with activity (they are perfect for a family photo shoot oppy..hint hint hint).  You can bring a picnic lunch from home if you choose and find a spot on their greens to enjoy (you could make it a while you wait for your pizza and then relaxation as the kids burn off some energy).

We’ll be going back often I have a feeling! If you’re in the NoVa area you should make an effort to try it – just up rt. 15 about 2 miles north of rt.50.