This online community was developed to support, inform and engage families with young children in Del Ray, Alexandria, Virginia. I can’t think of a better place to raise my two children and I’m sure you agree more! Enjoy the blog and everything Del Ray has to offer!

Aug 15, 2014

This summer has been amazing and our kids are growing by leaps and bounds so don’t let this weekend’s Cinema Del Ray slip by! This coming Saturday starting at sunset, Cinema Del Ray will be showing The Lego Movie for their last movie of the season. The movie is free courtesy of Jen Walker. Bring […]

Apr 03, 2014

Spring Break is coming up in less than two weeks and if you’re not taking a break then you need to figure out what to do with the kiddos during this time. There are several great options this year for Spring Break: Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Spring and Summer Camp 2014 April 14th – […]

Mar 20, 2014

It may not feel like it but today is the first day of spring! We can’t wait for the weather to catch up to the calendar! To help you get into a spring state of mind, here are several ideas for classes and sports that you can sign up for this spring- Alexandria Soccer Association’s […]

Mar 03, 2014
new website

In case you haven’t been to visit our site recently, be sure to come take a look! We’ve got a fresh new website with a fantastic new calendar showing upcoming events. The new events page allows you to search events by name and date. The website is a true family affair. All Del Ray Baby […]

Jan 29, 2014

This Friday, Jan. 31st, the Mount Vernon Community School (MVCS) PTA will host a community bingo night in the school cafeteria. The cost is $20 per person to play between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Dinner, catered by Pork Barrel BBQ, will be available for $5. There will be a free movie and pizza for […]

Jan 23, 2014
story time

  I have wonderful memories of visiting my local library growing up and all the wonderful books that I discovered and all the magical places and people I met in those books. We all know that Alexandria city’s libraries have kids books, parenting books and even a fantastic selection of kids videos but did you […]

Jan 03, 2014
ACPS kids

Winter is always a tough time at my house. I always panic and worry that my kids are getting too much screen time and not enough activity time. If you’re looking for something exciting for your kids to keep them occupied, here are a few places you can sign up for a wide variety of […]

Dec 24, 2013

What better day than to start a new blog series of ‘My Favorite Things’ in our neighborhood than Christmas Eve? These things don’t have to be big but they’re the things that make our community such a special place to be raising our kids! LETTERS TO SANTA AT PURPLE GOOSE Years ago Purple Goose started […]

Dec 03, 2013

Del Ray Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Luminaries, & Visit with Santa Claus! Moved to Sat., December 7th ~ 6 pm   Events are at the Del Ray Farmers Market Corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and East Oxford Avenue And along Mt. Vernon Avenue   ·        Enjoy thousands of Luminaries along Mt. Vernon Avenue ·        Sing […]

Nov 30, 2013

There’s been talk of the Obama family getting out to do some holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday in the neighborhood. There are lots of places on the Avenue to scoop up great items for Sasha & Malia who are quickly growing before our eyes from adorable kids into beautiful young women! But what about […]