Edy Kizaki

Free Search for Seattle Homes and Real Estate

November 21, 2012 in Ballard, Bellevue, Edmonds, First Time Home Buyers, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Issaquah, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Magnolia, Mercer Island, Monroe, Montlake, Mukilteo, Queen Anne, Seattle Buyer's Guide, Shoreline, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Wallingford, West Seattle, Woodinville


Just click on this map to go to my mapsearch page!  It allows you to specify everything and create your own searches.  You can cancel the searches when you are tired of getting emails on new properties.  And I (Edy) am the only one who gets your email and phone number, and I never give or sell it to anyone without your permission.   My purpose is to serve your goals, let me know what they are and I will make it happen.

Edy Kizaki

Eastside Summer Camps, a Pocketful of Fun Choices

May 26, 2012 in Bellevue, Eastside for Kids, Relocation Resources Online

Can See the ForestGood morning, Campers!  And would-be campers, too.  One good place to get started if you are still arranging your summer camp activities is Bellevue Parks and Recreation, which offers day camps and activities in a wide variety of ages and focuses, including Drama, Arts, Language, day camps, mini-horsemanship camps, adaptive recreation, science and technology, “adventure”, and sports and fitness.  Hummm… wondering about that “adventure!”

On checking, it seems that overnights are available for older campers which feature things like skateboard Getting to Know Horseshiking, mountain climbing camps, and others.  We live in one of the most beautiful spots in the country for outdoors sports!  We have amazing resources and amazing people devoted to enhancing and developing your kids’ experience of life, in a summer season that is sweet as honey, with long long evenings that can be devoted to outdoors activities, and a parental schedule that usually does not include being off for three months of the year.  The answer?  Give them their own little slice of heaven, summer camp offerings created to delight and inspire.

Here is just a sample, and you can check their website for the complete downloadable guide:

  • Bellevue Youth Theater Day Camps
  • Kelsey Creek Go-Go with Van Gogh Art Camp
  • Abracadoodle Doodler Camp
  • Masters of the Art World…Drawing Fundamentals
  • Manderin Chinese, Korean, and Spanish Language Camps for Kids
  • Kelsey Creek Day Camp (Planting on the Farm, Pirates’ Hidden Treasures, Animals on the Farm, Wonders of Science, Make a Splash, etc.)
  • Fundamentals of Horsemanship
  • Games With Horses
  • Mad Science Academy of Future Space Explorers
  • Science Sleuths
  • LEGO Junkyard Challenge
  • Moviemaking 101
  • DigiPen Exploring Art and Animation
  • San Juan Islands Whale Watching
  • Summer Rock Climbing Camp
  • Skateboard Camp
  • High Adventure Camp (camp in the Cascades)
  • Skaters in the Woods (3 day backpacking skating adventure)
  • Cheerleading Camp
  • Beginning Fencing Camp
  • Kendo Camp
  • Pro Baseball Summer Camp
  • UK International Soccer Camp
  • Mini Sports Stars Summer Day Camp

Other Eastside Camps to Explore:

Wilderness Awareness School… (half and full day summer camps, overnight, adventure, etc.)

Chess 4 Life School Summer Camps (only chess, or chess + music, chess + sports, chess +martial arts, etc.)

Rain City Fencing Center Summer Camps (started year 2000)

DigiPen Technology Summer Workshops (grades 5-12)

Grand Slam Baseball Camps (in Enumclaw)


I will add more to this list as we find them, and please let me know of any good ones.




Edy Kizaki

Kids Activities in Bellevue & the Eastside

February 1, 2011 in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Markets, Museums, Seattle for Kids, Woodinville

This is one of the most wonderful areas to raise kids in the whole country, and we are prepared to prove it.  More to come, but if you are considering moving to Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, or another of the highly rated Eastside communities, this cheat sheet is for you.  I put it together to just give you a taste of what’s available, and will add more as soon as possible.  Share your favorites too, once you’re here!!

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue
Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Bellevue
Bellevue Square, Bellevue…great play areas for YOUNG kids
Bellevue Youth Theater, Bellevue (New Home)
Boehms Candy Factory, Issaquah (tours in summer)
Chesterfield Beach Park (Bellevue)
Chism Beach Park (on Lake Washington, Bellevue)
Coal Creek Park Trails (Bellevue)
Cougar Mountain Zoo (pretty small), Issaquah
Crossroads Farmers Market, Bellevue (May 25-Oct 5)
Downtown Park and Rose Garden, Bellevue (Outdoor Movies)
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah.
Juanita Beach Park, in Kirkland (Juanita, the north part)
K1 Speed (Indoor Go-Kart Racing), Bellevue
Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue (sheep sheering in April)
KidsQuest Childrens Museum, Bellevue, suggest up to age 8.
Kirkland Parks info
Marymoor Park, Bellevue/Redmond (summer concerts)
Mercer Slough, Bellevue
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, Bellevue (U Pick, open in summer) also ranger-guided canoe trips
Point Defiance Park (Tacoma)
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma)
Remlinger Farms, Carnation
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, Bellevue
St. Edwards State Park (in Kenmore/Juanita)
Scratch Patch is reopening on the Eastside spring or summer
Bellevue Skate King (roller skating, Bellevue)
Sk8 Park, Bellevue
Thistle Theater, Bellevue (puppet theater)