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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Madison Juliette

Birthdate: April 12, 2017

Favorite pastime: She loves singing, "If You're Happy and You Know It," eating avocados and macaroni and cheese, swinging at the playground and giggling!

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Event Note

Annual Autumn Apple Festival

Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00am-4:00pm Bring your family and enjoy hands-on children's activities, apple tasting, cider pressing and demonstrations of historic orchard tools. Celebrate the "American Fruit" by making cider in a historic barn, tasting heirloom apples and viewing varieties of rare fruit provided by the Virginia Tech Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Families are invited to enjoy carnival games and prizes, face painting, farm-themed moon bounce and crafts, as well as participate in a good old-fashioned cake walk. Event is free with paid Museum admission. 

Mommy Must Haves

Cheeky Chompers for That Chilly Breeze

When the temperature drops, kids have got to keep cool. Cheeky Chompers' muslin comforter, a year-round, stay-in-place blanket, comes with sensory tags for stimulation and soothing. Many babies enjoy scrunching it in their hands and placing it near their face. A loop for their wrist, stroller or car seat ensures there will never be another lost blanket. $19.99.

Disney Bath Buddies

Your child will be excited for his or her bath time with a favorite Disney character. These bath scrubs can be filled with whatever liquid or bar soap used to clean your child, and all you do is dip the toy into the water in order to clean them. Keep your child happy to bathe with friends like Mickey, Minnie and Nemo. $12.99.

Stay Healthy With Baby Brezza Pouches

Often when traveling with young ones, making sure they eat healthy poses one of the biggest challenges. Whether at a restaurant or on an airplane, the Baby Brezza Easy-Fill Reusable Food Pouches will keep kids enjoying their nutrients. The pouches are easy to clean, too, thanks to the large side opening. $9.99 for a set of 10.