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SFOM Camp-Outs are coming up!

The SFOM Camp-Outs are an annual tradition and a highlight of the summer for all who attend! Were you thinking about joining a camping trip, but haven’t signed up yet? Two of the three trips still have sites available and are open for reservations to all current members!

All trips are open to all ages of children and all three trips will be at a group site in the super-kid-friendly Rasar State Park off of Hwy 20 in the North Cascades. To view specific dates and details in BigTent (members-only), click the links below:

Early July http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/96885077
Late July  http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/97070836
August (full) http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/97071010

Cost per site is $70. You must RSVP and pay for a campsite to reserve your spot. There are 10 large sites, but families can coordinate sharing a site and sharing the cost (please have one person/family sign-up, and coordinate cost sharing and money exchange offline.) If you are willing to share your site, but don’t know another family to coordinate with, you can note that in your RSVP comments, and leave contact information for someone else to get a hold of you.

Rasar State Park is a 169-acre camping park with 4,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Skagit River. It is located just east of Burlington in Concrete, WA and has an awesome group site with large private campsites, all surrounding a big field and large community shelter. The kids had a blast in past years cruising around the private loop (over and over) on bikes, scooters and anything that moved. There is also great hiking in the area if you are so inclined. The bathrooms with flush toilets and coin-operated hot showers are a big plus when you have potty training little ones!

Looking forward to camping and playing with everyone this summer!!!

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Not just imagination at the Imagine Museum!

Almost 200 members showed up at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett on April 23rd. SFOM had the run of the whole museum, including the rooftop playground, and it was so much fun to see all the kids running around and having a fantastic time. Maybe the only challenge was which activity to choose, from all the many different areas!

Josh and Zach Smith- captivated at the Imagine Children's museum

Josh and Zach Smith- captive or captivated?

Kids were seen serving pizza in the restaurant, tending to animals in the veterinary clinic, putting on a show in the theater, piloting an airplane, pushing trains around, and getting plenty wet in the water area.

Leo and Alex Saint-Johnson rolling up their sleeves at the Imagine Children's Museum

Leo and Alex Saint-Johnson rolling up their sleeves at the Imagine Children’s Museum

There was something for every taste and every kid. Thanks to all of you who came and brought such wonderful potluck items to share with the rest of us. Almost every family commented on how much fun they had, and we hope to make this an annual event!

Want to join in our next SFOM-sponsored adventure? Check out the EVENTS tab!

 

Angela Smith

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GiveBIG Seattle!

Join in the excitement today and help SFOM grow its impact on supporting families of multiples throughout their parenting journey. ‪‎GiveBIG (or little)—everything counts! Gifts received until midnight today may be stretched by Seattle Foundation and its generous sponsors. Thank you!

 

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February Message from the Co-President

It’s only February, but already trees are starting to bud, and bulbs are beginning to sprout…at least the ones my kids haven’t trampled yet!  I feel as if we’ve run the gamut of indoor play spaces the last few months, and I’m ready for some outdoor time!

I am excited to share with you that the SFOM Board had its first-ever retreat on January 30th, and we got some great work done!  One of the areas discussed was our communication strategy.  Our fantastic team of volunteers including Kristin Hutchinson, Carolyn Hostetler, AnneMarie Kuhnau and Natalie Saint-Johnson, are working hard to bring more content to our website and other online forums, and make better use of social media to get information to all of you.  To that end, we are suspending our newsletter for now, and will be communicating more using our blog and email.

We’re also starting to plan for Board transitions at the end of May and it looks like there will be a few positions open!  For example, our Treasurer role as well as PEMS and Year One will all be looking for new people interested in getting involved with the SFOM board.  Want to get involved, but don’t have the time to dedicate to a consistent position?  We also have several one-off coordinator needs for our annual events such as the summer picnic and Halloween party.  We are only as successful as the dedication of our volunteers – if you’re ready to give back, let us know and we can find a “just right” job for your talents and time!  Email: president@seattlemultiples.org.

Expect more frequent updates to this page going forward.  I look forward to when we meet again!

Angela Smith

SFOM Co-president

president@seattlemultiples.com

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