Look what's coming up soon!

Fall Harvest Festival

Register by Monday, October 15 for the $5/child price.  Door price for all members and non-members $10.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 * 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nobel Park, 8810 Judicial Dr., San Diego 92121

For the first 200 children registered for the Fall Harvest Festival, we have the swag for the kids.
K'NEX Angry Birds Building Set
K'NEX MarioKart Bike Building Set
Flatbread sample and recipe
Comic Books
and those are just a few of the items you will receive in your back with purchase of a ticket to event. We will be giving out 200 bags so get there early!!!

The Night Before My Birthday Book

Highly Recommended! The Night Before My Birthday Book, written by Joni Rubinstein, is a wonderful way to start a new family tradition.  It is a brilliant complement to existing family traditions as it is a way to celebrate your child’s past year and prepare for the turning of the new age. 

Each year, as the book is read, you can record who read the book to the birthday child, the date, and which birthday eve is being celebrated.  You can even document dreams and accomplishments over the past year; a great way to record memories and instill reflection. This book over time becomes a marvelous keep-sake for the child and a unique way to capture both dreams and a loved one’s handwriting.

Beautifully illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, The Night Before My Birthday Book is a dreamlike poem that builds the anticipation of growing older.  Each page is colorful and well designed, capturing the attention of children and adults alike.
The Night Before My Birthday Book will be added to our family’s birthday traditions

Review by:  Kristin Barron, Parent Connection Assistant Chairperson

Infant/Toddler Swimming Class

A special introductory swim class for infants/toddlers (6 months old to 36 months old).  This free event will feature information on swimming with your child, demonstrations of skills and activities and an in-water class.  The class lasts approximately one hour.  Please bring towels and suits for all participants.  Children under the age of three or children who are not potty-trained must wear a REUSABLE swim diaper.  Restroom and shower facilities are available.  For more informaton or to register, please call 858-451-0794 or visit the Noonan Family Swim School Facebook page.
Saturday, October 13 or Sunday, October 14 at 2:30p.m.
Location:  Noonan Family Swim School - Del Mar, 1555 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

Upcoming Classes:

Turn the Terrible Two's into the Terrific Twos
Monday, October 15, 7-8:30pm
Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program
Monday, October 22, 9:30-11:00am
Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Little Stars

Please join us as we create Little Stars for Rady Children's Hospital!
Little Stars is a portrait event that will be fun for kids to age 6, pretending to be their family's favorite movie, TV, sports, rock or even food channel stars. 
Keane Studios will be photographing your Little Stars at their Carmel Valley studio, and at several other locations, now through November 10.
100% of your $24 entry fee and voting donation will be donated to Rady Children's Hospital through the Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary unit. 
Please go to www.littlestars4kids.com for a complete list. You'll also find a gallery of ideas to create your own Little Star, as well as some tips for selecting clothing and props, which can be as simple or elaborate as your 30 minute session - and your child's patience! - can handle. 
Voting will be another opportunity to raise funds for RCH. After photography is complete in November, all entered images that are photographed will be posted online for you, your families, and any of your Facebook friends to vote to the top! Prizes for winners will be announced then as well. Votes are only $1 each, but you are urged to vote early, vote often and buy this election because the kids at Children's Hospital are the real winners.
Go to www.littlestars4kids.com right now and enter ... maybe one of your Little Stars will be a winner, too!
Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the year. Help us make that happen!
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