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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Could Go for a Latte Right About Now



This post brought to you by Nestle Dolce Gusto. All opinions are 100% mine.


These past few days, the weather in the Roxiticus Valley has been sunny with temperatures around 70 degrees, but as a spooky and cold Halloween night approaches, I can feel the chill of Fall on its way.  I dread the short days and cold nights that come with basketball season and I've start counting the days until NCAA March Madness and Yankees spring training.  In in the meantime, how about a nice hot latte to warm me up? Trouble is, I live 20 minutes from the nearest Starbucks.  Apparently, our good friends up north in Canada have found the solution.  divine.ca recruited 50 of their luckiest readers to receive and test the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto machine along with a few of their delicious coffee flavors.  The reviews are in and just reading them makes me want to try it.  I can customize eight (8) different varieties to Roxy's individual taste...though I think my family's favorites will be latte macchiato, mocha, and cappuccino.


Now here's the bad news... this fabulous NESCAFE Dolce Gusto coffee machine by KRUPS is considered a must for the Canadian lifestyle.  It comes in three cool colours with chrome detailing -- candy-apple red, dreamy white and sophisticated black -- and  would  be sleek, funky, and easy-to-use, but right now it may require a trip to visit my Canadian friends to bring the goodness home to the Roxiticus Valley.  Think I'll take off to the Great White North...good day, eh?




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Monday, October 25, 2010

I Don't Wanna Be Friends...Music Monday: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

(Subtitle: Or, what the Chilean miners really need)

I know this post isn't so timely, as the Chilean miners have been rescued for more than a week (except the guy who had both a wife and a mistress waiting for him and decided it would be safer to stay underground, although both apparently were prepared to give him what the Chilean miners really need as opposed to starting with a broken nose and working their way down). However, as I tweeted late last week, I've decided I have been doing too much brooding here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives as well as in real life. It is time to lighten things up with a little of the naughtiness that earned this blog a PG-13 rating not sooo long ago.

I was out for lunch with a friend at the newly reopened (and fabulous) Bistro 73 (908-766-7400)in Bernardsville, NJ and we got into a little wicked girl talk about what the Chilean miners really need, and I blurted out: "$%!# &!$s" and we decided that would be a fun topic for my blog. Back to the original concept of Cosmo meets Parenting magazine. Then, some of my followers on Twitter told me they were frightened, and I start to think... but Rex's mom reads this blog... London and Maddie's friends' parents read this blog...people come here to find out the best restaurants and kid stuff in the Roxiticus Valley... and my inner CosmoGirl (the one who thanks John Mayer for that geometry tip) gets shy.

So for now I'll just say that what the Chilean miners really need requires privacy and does not involve a media deal or $450 sunglasses, keep my thoughts to myself and leave it to Lady Gaga to show you what "I don't wanna be friends" really means...

TUESDAY UPDATE: Did I say this post was not timely? Little did I know, today Lady Gaga celebrates one year of Bad Romance... go Gaga! Funny how times have changed, when Roxy was a single girl, no one celebrated one year (or five) of bad romance.





Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it’s free
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

I want your drama
The touch of your hand
I want your leather studded kiss in the sand
And I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, your bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your loving
All your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

I want your horror
I want your design
‘Cause you’re a criminal
As long as your mine
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

I want your psycho
Your vertical stick
Want you in my rear window
Baby, you're sick
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a bad, your bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your loving
All your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy
Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy
Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy
Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
I'm a freak bitch baby

I want your love
And I want your revenge
I want your love
I don’t wanna be friends

J'veux ton amour
Et je veux ton revenge
J'veux ton amour
I don't wanna be friends

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your loving
and all your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance



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Friday, October 22, 2010

Valerie Center Youth Cancer Patients

This just in from Hilltop Church:

Quick! Rally! Valerie Center Youth Cancer Patients

Doyle, our 11 yr. old friend from Mendham battling leukemia, had several relapses in the last 2 months. After spending several weeks in the Valerie Center at the Goryeb Children's Hospital staying with her son, Sara brought a very sad situation to our attention. A series of robberies has severely depleted their recreational supplies that help these children make it through the long days of intense treatment. Please help the Deacons quickly collect items to replenish the little things that help keep their minds off their daily fight for their lives.

UPDATE October 26th: Misinformation was disseminated about robberies at the Valerie Center. Kelly, the coordinator for some of these patient services, reported this to be unfounded, but reiterated that the pressing need for the replenishment of their DVD, toy, and game supplies still exists. They experience constant disappointment due to breakage, wear/tear, and losses. She assures us that our outpourring of giving and sharing will put smiles on many, many troubled faces. So far, Hilltop Church thanks you so much for the four (4) huge bags of requested items and donations already received which will be delivered this week.

To have a clearer idea of the types of toys/games they would like, please visit the Toys R Us website, click on "wish lists" in the row at the top above the blue boxes, and search by wish list #30056291. All of these and the following items, are perfectly wonderful whether they are new or gently used: (Ages 2 - 18)

  • DVD's (largest demand item--PG 13 or less only)
  • Toys/Games ( mostly for 2 or 3 people i.e. card games, checkers, SORRY, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Scrabble, XBox, Wi)
  • Puzzles( age appropriate: i.e. wooden pieces, mini puzzles, large pieces, etc.)
  • $10 gift cards are super gifts!! This allows them to go to Walmart, Game Stop or the in
    house store for something they like. (Cash donation checks made out to Deacons Fund)

Please prayerfully consider even the smallest donation or toy from your stash!! New items and gift cards will also be used to celebrate treatment milestones, birthdays and Christmas. Please donate quickly by dropping items off in the Hilltop House Library marked "Valerie Center." Hilltop Church deacons will deliver to the hospital.

Carmex Arrives Just in Time



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Every now and then, because I'm Roxy the world famous blogger, our family receives a product sample to try out and review here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives.  On Monday afternoon, there was a nice big box waiting in Roxy's mailbox, with three different samples of new Carmex® Healing Lotion and Carmex® Healing Cream:  a 5.5 ounce tube of new Carmex® Healing Lotion, a 4 ounce tube of new Carmex® Healing Cream, and a travel-size sample of new Carmex® Healing Lotion  that would have fit nicely in my purse.


A few minutes later, London and Maddie hopped off the school bus, with London complaining about chapped lips and face and rough hands.  "What's in the box, Mom??!!" she demanded to know, groping through it, rubbing the Carmex® Healing Cream on her hands and face and snatching up my travel-size sample and popping it into her backpack for use during the rest of the week at school.


For years, our family has relied on the cute little tubs of Carmex Original Formula that's marketed for cold sores but we use for the raw, chapped lips that plague us through the Fall and Winter months.  The new Carmex® Healing Lotion and Carmex® Healing Cream are different... non-greasy and for use anywhere your skin feels dry.  I've been pleased so far with the results. Because my girls and I have very sensitive skin, there are not a lot of lotions we want anywhere near our faces, particularly when the skin is dry and chapped.  Unlike our experience with other lotions (which frequently contain too much perfume), London and I have both applied the Carmex® Healing Lotion and Carmex® Healing Cream to our face and hands with no irritation...it absorbs quickly (Maddie hates it when creams leave her skin looking white or shiny) and has already started to repair our dry, sometimes cracked, skin.


The retail price for each of the full-size products is $5.99 and they can be found at Walgreens stores, Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com.  I'm also going to pick up several of the 99-cent sample sizes for my purse and the girls' backpacks.




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Visiting Nurses Association Brings Us A Taste of the Hills

Enjoy a unique and entertaining dining experience at A Taste of the Hills on Sunday, November 7th, 2010 from 6:00-9:00pm at Fair Winds at Basking Ridge Country Club. Hosted by the Friends of the Adult Day Center of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, this year’s benefit honors the Rotary Club of Bernardsville for their years of support and commitment to the organization.

Over 35 restaurants, caterers and bakeries will offer a delicious array of soup, hors d’oeuvre, salad, entree, dessert, coffee and wine tastings from a variety of local and global cuisines. For reservations, please RSVP the event chair at 908-236-6632. Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $85 at the door. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

“Now our 13th ‘Taste,’ this event is a much anticipated and major annual fundraiser for the VNA Adult Day Center. Many vendors, such as The Growth Catering Family, The Bernards and Old Mill Inns and Gary’s Wine and Marketplace have supported us for years. Others like Aoyama in Mendham and Martinsville, Wegmans in Bridgewater and Sublime in Gladstone join for the first time,” said Susan Lichtenberger of Mendham, event co-chair and VNA of Somerset Hills Board of Trustees member.

Restaurant owners, including Francois Rousseau of Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville, also find the evening rewarding. “We love to be able to give back to local nonprofit organizations. It’s nice to see people relaxing, enjoying themselves and having a good time at this lovely event. “

Recent exhibitors include Alba Vineyard, A la Carte, Bamboo Grill, Black Horse Tavern & Pub, Cafe India, China Palace, CocoLuxe, Country Picnic, Due Terre Enoteca, Edible Arrangements, Equus Tavern, Fair Winds Catering, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Gourmet Touch Bakery, Green Mountain Coffee, Illy Caffe, KC’s, Le Petit Chateau, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Meadow Wood Manor, Nagano, New Gladstone Market, Oayama, Olde Mill Inn/Grain House, Ome Catering, Ross & Owren, Sublime, Taste of Crete, The Bernards Inn, The Famished Frog, The Pluckemin Inn, The Store, Tsuru, Vine and Willie’s Tavern.

The Adult Day Center of the VNA of Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge provides a caring and welcoming environment of customized supervision and socialization for the frail elderly or chronically disabled adult who would otherwise have to stay unsafely home alone or be prematurely placed in a long term care facility.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and its subsidiaries provide individuals and families with comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective home and community healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay, using partnerships where appropriate. It is a charitable, tax-exempt home health agency and hospice certified by Medicare, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. For more information, visit our website at www.visitingnurse.org

Oh, Baby!



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Strange population shifts going on in Mendham Township, New Jersey...people seem to have stopped making babies about five years ago.  In September of every new school year, Mendham Township Elementary School has welcomed about 80 new kindergartners and sends about 80 fifth graders and their huge backpacks off to the Middle School.  This year, only 45 kindergartners showed up!  It has really wreaked havoc on the systems in place...there are now only three sections of kindergarten instead of the usual four, and with five sections of fourth grade, London's class was forced to choose their Book Buddies from a first grade class.  So this morning, London headed off to school to read Strega Nona's Harvest (with expression!) to a little first grader named Libby.


So I ask you, where have all the babies gone?  Will they return next year, or is it a trend in Mendham that started before the depression recession and will continue to deplete our supply of kindergartners?


Maybe one way to get back to the business of baby-making despite the economy is to save money, starting with infant formula.  All infant formulas sold in the United States are subject to the same regulations of the Infant Formula Act which governs manufacturing and ingredients.  So store brand formula, while value priced, must meet the same exacting FDA nutritional requirements as all the major advertised brands.  That's nutritional equivalence for babies and substantial savings for moms....private label formula typically costs up to 50 percent less compared with brand names.  That could save a family $600/year per baby.



So what are you waiting for, Mendham?  Let's get back to babies!




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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Roxy's Reflections: Eat Less. Pray More. Love Lots.

We closed on the sale of my mom's house yesterday, an incredible relief that brings our family that much closer to settling her estate. My big sister has been amazing in her efforts as executrix, and in cleaning out the house I grew up in, sorting and donating anything valuable, and tossing out trash can after trash can of almost 40 years worth of accumulated paperwork and possessions.

Over the past few weeks since my 44th birthday, I have been reading Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat Pray Love," and just finished yesterday. While I have no plans to take a year off to travel to Italy, India, and Indonesia, I found her story interesting.

Tonight, our family is off to Art and Poetry Night at Mendham Township Elementary School...I will be back to write more later...unless I fall asleep early, or find another good book to read all night long.

(quick update the next morning)
Ah, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Maddie, London, Rex and I had such a good time at MTES Art and Poetry Night that I didn't get a chance to write about it...or about anything else last night. The girls made several art projects that are drying at the school, but by this afternoon I may have ink blot cinquains to share with all of you. Roxy even got into the mix and created a little art and poetry. Our favorite projects are, of course, the ones that involve getting messy, so it was bath night as soon as we came home.

Shopping for Fall Fashions

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This weekend, London, Maddie, Rex and Roxy will don our Halloween costumes and head down to our beach house for the annual Bay Head Halloween Parade. The big event is always the Sunday before Halloween, and, since our family takes Halloween very seriously, we look forward to the parade all year, and start to prepare at the end of every summer....last year, we even had our own float! I'll keep you in suspense to make sure you come back to Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy's Bay Head Blog to find out about our family costumes. Today's post is really about the other change that comes right after the Halloween parade...we close up our beach house, pack up our Chevy Suburban, and head back to the Roxiticus Valley for the next five or six months.

Fall is the time of year when designers unveil their new collections and the fashion world follows. While we're away at the beach this weekend, every fashionista, young and old, will dress to the nines and head for the Far Hills Race Meeting to strut their stuff among the horses and tailgate parties. While back to school may signal Fall fashion shopping for the rest of the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives, Roxy doesn't head out to the outlet stores in Flemington, NJ, until November 1st. And let me tell you, I'm glad I've waited because Liz Claiborne New York Outlets are selling their entire inventory at a discount! Everything must go, with prices 50-80% off, and even the newest Fall fashions are available for a steal!

While I've been known to shed a tear or two on Labor Day, once we get to my birthday in October, I'm happy to change over my closets and shop for the latest fall fashions....the boots, the sweaters. the leather jackets...it's all good. So Rex will be a good sport and take London, Maddie and me to the Liz Claiborne New York Outlet store in Flemington, New Jersey, and we'll come home with a car load of goodies for all three of his girls.

If you're not lucky enough to live in the Roxiticus Valley, click on one of the links in this post and find your nearest Liz Claiborne New York Outlet store. Happy shopping!


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Hexagon Players of Mendham Presents Annie: November 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers may remember that, back in September, London auditioned for the Hexagon Players of Mendham production of "Annie." She practiced for weeks, singing out wherever we drove in the car. London bravely sang "Rain On My Parade" at the auditions, but the piano accompanist couldn't keep up with her. Rex, Maddie and I cheered London on and had a great time checking out all the amazing local talent as they sang and danced all night. Given the intense competition, London didn't get a part in the show, but we'll be in the audience when Hexagon Players presents Annie in mid-November.

Hexagon Players of Mendham presents "Annie" coming to Bernards High Auditorium in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Performance dates include Friday, November 12th at 7:30 pm; Saturday, November 13th and Sunday, November 14th at 2:00 pm; Friday, November 19th at 7:30 pm; and Saturday, November 20th at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Cast members include children and adults from several New Jersey towns. Tickets now on sale online or call 973-543-8770.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

That's Entertainment!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Dual Electronics. All opinions are 100% mine.

Gone are Roxy's days of being cool, at least according to my daughters, London and Maddie, who think their mom is soooo 1985 (and that's way older than yesterday's news). Therefore, I jumped at the opportunity to increase my "cool factor" by purchasing the new Dual Electronics XPE Series for the ultimate car audio experience. Dual’s new mobile receiver features iPod and iPhone accessibility... although until the moisture indicator on my Save A Phone Bag turns from blue to pink and back to blue again (if ever), I'm afraid no one will be accessing my old iPhone that London and Maddie dropped into Scow Ditch in Bay Head NJ on my birthday.

Dual Electronics has announced that its new line of mobile amplifiers, the XPE series, is now shipping to retailers nationwide. Three new amps -- the XPE1700, the XPE2700 and the XPE4700 -- all feature MOSFET power supplies, variable crossovers, and 2 ohm stability. With their low-profile chassis, installation will be a breeze, even in small spaces....like Roxy's little red Celica convertible (which is soooo 1996).

All three models include performance-matched output transistors for maximum power transfer and feature black anodized extruded aluminum heatsinks for dissipating the heat. Whew! Is it getting hot in here or what? Dual XPE's direct-wire inputs eliminate the need for extra terminals and ensure a more positive connection via increased wire contact. What's more, thermal overload and low-impedance circuits provide protection for even the most demanding applications...and in my car, London and Maddie singing "Don 't Rain on My Parade" or "Sweet Caroline" along with their Glee CD's at the top of their lungs tend to be our family's most demanding applications. Now that's entertainment!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Music Monday for Roxy's Birthday: Tramps Like Us, Baby We Were Born to Run

I've been away from the blogosphere for about a month, busy closing transactions at my real job, helping my big sister to sell the house I grew up in and settle my mother's estate, and getting London and Maddie back to school. It's been a tough year, and I still miss my mom every day, but it finally feels like things are turning around for me.

I have missed all of you, and as my birthday approaches, I'm hoping to get back to writing both publicly (here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and on Roxy's Best Of...) and privately in my sky dragon journal.

In celebration of my 44th birthday, I've chosen one of my all-time faves from Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen for this week's Music Monday post...tramps like us, baby we were born to run!!





In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
Its a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while were young
`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs round these velvet rims
And strap your hands across my engines
Together we could break this trap
Well run till we drop, baby well never go back
Will you walk with me out on the wire
`cause baby Im just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta find out how it feels
I want to know if love is wild, girl I want to know if love is real

Beyond the palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna die with you wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss

The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybodys out on the run tonight but there's no place left to hide
Together wendy well live with the sadness
Ill love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don't know when were gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and well walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run




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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Bust A Move!

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Roxy's birthday is coming up, and you know I never miss an opportunity to start (over) on a new life improvement plan, including healthier eating habits and a physical fitness plan. So, since hips don't lie, it's time for Roxy to figure out new and exciting ways to Bust a Move. Of course, I don't mean to hit on some hot guy at a party like a Young MC lyric... thankfully haven't needed to bust that kind of move since I met Rex.

Nope. It's just time for Roxy to find a fun alternative to the exercise bike, elliptical trainer, and the Wii Fit (the one that calls me Fatty Fatty Bo Batty before offering up its own perception of my Age). London and Maddie, my sweet young gaming experts, tell me that PlayStation®Move redefines motion gaming with the most realistic and immersive gaming experience. Actually, I think they said "it's a really cool new way to play, Mom, and it's only possible on the PlayStation®3 system." The simple, easy-to-use and ergonomically designed controller captures a full range of motion that gives the gamer ultimate control over how you play each game. There's already an impressive selection of family games and new ones launching all the time....including sports, action, and party games.

PlayStation®Move has something for everyone in our family and yours, whether you’re experienced like London and Maddie, or casual like Roxy.

If only a little genie would appear on my birthday next week and give Roxy the PlayStation® Move. We'd make October the Month of Family Game Nights, with competitive exercise for the whole Roxy clan. I'm ready to Get Fit with Mel B the minute the girls get on the school bus, and after they come home I will be Mommy...the Sports Champion.

And Rex, just in case that genie doesn't show up next week? We can bring motion gaming exclusively to our existing PlayStation®3 for only $99 with the MOVE bundle package!


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Monday, October 04, 2010

Celebrate Roxy's Birthday and Columbus Day with an Open Gym at Randolph Gymnastics

October is shaping up to be a terrific month for our family...business is going well for Rex and me, and London and Maddie are settled into their school routine as well as a full slate of after school activities. One of London's favorites is gymnastics class... she's just started her sixth year at Randolph Gymnastics, and has stepped it up from Novice 3 to Intermediate lessons. We're in the midst of "Bring a Friend Week" which runs October 4th through 9th, when London loves to show off and share the fun with her Mendham Elementary School buddies.

Her sister Maddie dropped gymnastics in favor of more musical activities (including Girls Rock! at Mendham Township Elementary School and a Musical Theatre Masters Class at Annie's Playhouse in Far Hills), but she is hoping to get back to Randolph Gymnastics to visit her favorite instructors, bounce on the trampoline, and do a little rock climbing at one of the following Open Gym events:
  • Monday, October 11th for Columbus Day: 1:00-3:00pm

  • Thursday, November 4th and Friday, November 5th for the NJEA Teacher's Convention: 1:00-3:00pm

  • Every other Friday night (October 8th and 22nd, November 5th and 19th, and December 3rd and 17th) from 7:30pm-10:00pm

For $12 per per child, you'll get access to all gymnastics equipment, all inflatables (air track, castle and slide), rock wall climbing, and unlimited fun. Open workout at Randolph Gymnastics is a great way to check out the gymnastics and rock climbing facilities before you sign up for classes or schedule a birthday party.

**All children must be at least 5 years of age and 36" tall to participate**

Open to all Randolph and Rockaway Gymnastics members and the public. Bring your brother, sister, mom, dad, cousin or friend. Call or stop by to reserve your spot, as space is limited and you wouldn't want to miss out. As always, be sure to let Shannon know that Roxy sent you!

If you find out at an Open Gymn that your kids love Randolph Gymanstics the way mine do, you can choose a class that's right for your child's age and skills, sign up on the spot and have your tuition pro-rated through November 13th. Or wait for the new Fall 2 session which runs November 15th through February 5th, with in-house registration from October 18th through 30th and open registration from November 1st-11th.

Randolph Gymnastics
3 Middlebury Boulevard
Randolph, NJ 07869
(973) 584-4111

Not a serious gymnast like her sister, Maddie's other favorite activity at Randolph Gymnastics is Halloween Week from October 25th through 30th, when kids can wear their Halloween costumes to class and they hand out candy. You can bet my little Devil in Da Hood is going to show up for her sister's class that week...Trick or Treat!