Our ever-evolving playroom; an inviting sun soaked space entirely dedicated to play.
An engaging collection of toys that we refresh regularly.
Nestled in the Briar Oaks neighborhood of Apple Valley, our yard is an extension of the house.
Jam session. We love making music, listening to music and dancing to music. Dance party anyone?
Play-Doh Monsters, Shaving Cream Clean-up Team and Slime Time are some of our favorite tactile activities.
A book brought to life. Inspired by Olivia Counts.
Our growing library. Some of our story time favorites include Stuck, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Iggy Peck - Architect, Ribbit, Not Quite Narwhal and Where the Wild Things Are.
Spring adventure. Hunting with our senses.
I prepare healthy, mostly organic homemade meals. Ingredients are most often fresh and vary in color, flavor and texture. We participate in the Provider’s Choice Food Program which provides nutrition guidelines and offers creative ideas that help develop healthy eating habits.
Team work makes the dream work! The kids love helping out in the kitchen. Whether peeling garlic, snapping asparagus or mixing batter, including them in meal prep means they’ll most likely eat it.
Little explorer’s treasures. We were searching for something smooth, something rough, something colorful and something broken.
Letter of the week. Can you figure out what the letter E is? Rhymes with “heg malad mandwich”. We also enjoy less guided, self propelled projects like watercolors and scrap paper collage.
Meet Skye and Summer. Skye is our playful Mini Sheepadoodle who is gentle and loved by all. Summer, she visits seasonally. Regardless, neither shed and both are unapologetic kissers.
Rescued from the streets of Briar Oaks, we awed at this turtle’s painted belly, examined his webbed feet, high-fived him and set him free into the wild, wild backyard. Another day in the life at FORT.
A beautiful mess.
Our blinging backyard. It’s shaded and features a sand filled playground, a large patio for riding toys and a spacious gated deck. We’re committed year-round explorers, avid outdoor readers and we picnic on the regular.