Last MOPS of 2013/14!

Come for a social hour & hang out on the last MOPS of this year!  Before the year ends a few reminders:

  • Meal Schedules are all posted on the Members Tab (it is password protected).  If you’ve forgotten that password, please ask your table leader!  There is a new meal schedule on their which will occur over the summer!
  • The Park Play dates will be starting in June.  The schedule for the park play dates is on the calendar tab
  • This will likely be my last post on the website!  If you need website help, additions, etc. contact Danielle or Emily 🙂
Last MOPS!
Last MOPS!

Save the Date: Winemaker’s Dinner

Last year several of the MOPS mom’s attended MQP’s inaugural Winemaker’s Dinner & Auction.  It was an evening filled with wine tasting, silent auction bidding (think vacation rentals, art work, meals, etc.) and a live auction over a catered dinner.  Plan to join fellow MOPS mom’s and other community members at the 2014 Wine Tasting Dinner & Auction.

October 25, 2014
6:00 – 10:00pm
Mary, Queen of Peace ~ Social Hall
1121 228th Ave SE

Further details to come, or you can keep up to date by checking MQP’s website for details on purchasing tickets in the future for the event!  See you there…

Parenting Event: How to talk so your kids will listen

In two weeks (Tuesday, May 6 at 8:40 a.m.) the Bear Creek School will have a Parenting Topics and Tips seminar at their Sammamish campus (located just down from MQP at Pine Lake Covenant Church). This talk with be with Kellie Anderson on “How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen and Listen So Your Kids Will Talk.”  Anyone is welcome to join! Below is the link to register for the event.  Registration is free.  Register Online:


Something (else) To Do

MOPS Int’l publishes a monthly calendar on their blog.  It’s full of great ideas (when you’ve run out of your own) of things to do on any given day, strange days (National Garlic Day anyone?).  So, if your short on ideas…try out the MOPS Int’l’s monthly calendar.  It can be found on the MOPS Int’l Blog.

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Fox Hollow Family Farm

Most have you have probably been to Fox Hollow Family Farm, but if not….check it out!

The Fox Hollow Produce Stand and Farm Store is chock full of fresh cut flowers, live plants, veggie starts, scrumptious ORGANIC fruits and vegetables, plus lots of primitive and farmy homegoods (such as baskets, holiday decor, soy candles, homemade soap, and homemade jam). We also sell our organic free range chicken eggs from our happy hens. The Produce Stand is open EVERY DAY 9:30-6pm.

But if you’ve never visited the farm before, the produce stand is hardly the end-all-be-all of the farm, though.  It’s a farm after all, and that means ANIMALS!  Horses, pigs, cats, dogs, chickens, sheep, birds, goats, etc.  They also have bounce houses (they do birthday parties incidentally), play houses, have a train to ride, and horseback rides.  On a sunny day, there’s truly no better place to hang out with the kids.  The farm also sits on a beautiful piece of property backing up to the Issaquah creek (a salmon bearing stream).  And, if you’re looking for a killer Easter Egg Hunt, they do that too!  Here’s the Easter Egg Hunt Details:

Dates: Saturday, April 19th – 10:00 to 12:00,  1:00 to 3:00, and 4:00 to 6:00

             Sunday, April 20th – 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 and 4:00 to 6:00

Cost:     $10 (ages 13-100) 

               $12 (ages 1-12)

              *Children under 1-year old are free.


The farm is located in Issaquah at:

12031 Issaquah Hobart Rd SE, Issaquah Wa, 98027

Trivia Night = Free Beer?

Thanks to Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington (and Maggie Braden’s Dad!), they have agreed to donate beer to help entice folks to our event that will be held on May 3rd in the Social Hall at MQP.  Trivia night should be a fun evening…so get the word out & let Abbey & Sandy (click their names to email them) know if you are able to volunteer yourself in any capacity to make the night a success.

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Free Little Library

What is a Little Free Library?

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

There are two LFL’s in Sammamish (none in Issaquah right now)!  When I went for the first time (last week), we took 3 books & left 2.  Check out the map on the LFL website to locate them & give a book/take a book!  The addresses of the two in Sammamish are:

  • 20537 NE 27th Pl. Sammamish, WA
  • 23630 Northeast 7th Court Sammamish, WA 98074

They are both located in the front yard of the homes.  The one on 7th Ct even has a flash light inside (brilliant since I was there after dusk) to see the books inside.

Preschool Registrations

It’s almost hard to think about…but if you are planning to enroll your child in preschool for the Fall of 2014, most Plateau schools are doing their registrations in January. If you haven’t thought that far in advance, don’t fret…there’s plenty of time to register & TONS of Plateau preschools. Most preschools start at the age of 3 (typically with a cut-off birthdate as August 31st to qualify).

Mary, Queen of Peace has a preschool (which is part of the St. Joseph School from the Issaquah parish). They, along with most area preschools, have open houses going on this month so you can tour & find the perfect fit. Here’s MQP’s preschool flyer on their open house this month:


Foodie Group!

The Foodie Group was out & about in Seattle last night!  Check out this group of our MOPS mom’s noshing on some great sustenance!  If you’d like to join in, be sure to check out the members tab where you’ll find the coordinators for each Interest Group listed!