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Name: Jonah
Age: 3
City: Minneapolis
Parents: Amy and Doug Martin
Siblings: Piper, 4 months

Personality: Silly, outgoing, energetic, fun-loving, inquisitive, smiley and sweet!

Favorite toys: Trains, trucks, cars, anything with wheels!

Favorite books: Little Blue Truck, Curious George, Harold & The Purple Crayon and Thomas & Friends

Favorite activities: Riding bikes, playing “tee” (T-ball) and Grandpa’s house

Favorite foods: Mommy’s mac ’n’ cheese, quesadillas, strawberries and raspberries


Photo by Tracy Walsh Photography 


What is Jonah playing with? It’s a Geosafari Jr. Talking Globe from Educational Insights ($129.99), a high-tech globe for ages 4 to 12 comes with “smart stylus” that helps kids unlock oodles of audio snippets (10 hours of fun facts in all) simply by tapping on the U.S. states and the world’s other wonders. 

Out & About
Santa Photos For A Cause
When: Dec 9, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Emagine Theatres, Lakeville
Cost: FREE. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish and Give Kids The World Village.
Website: facebook.com/events/356202428447379/
When: Dec 9
Where: Loring Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: holidazzle.com
St. Paul European Christmas Market
When: Dec 9
Where: Union Depot, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: stpaulchristmasmarket.org
Brunch with Santa
When: Dec 9, 10:30-2
Where: Axel's Charhouse Roseville
Cost: $22.95, Kids $14.95, 5 and younger Free
Website: axelscharhouseroseville.com
Mary Poppins Jr.
When: Dec 9
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $18-$30
Website: stagestheatre.org
Winter Lights
When: Dec 9
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Cost: Free with gate admission: $15 for ages 16 and up, free for 15 and under
Website: arbwinter.umn.edu
A Year With Frog & Toad
When: Dec 9
Where: Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis
Cost: $7-$15
Website: youthperformanceco.org
Santa's Workshop
When: Dec 9
Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: landmarkcenter.org
Disney On Ice
When: Dec 9
Where: Xcel Energy Center
Cost: Starting at $18
Website: xcelenergycenter.com
Santa's Train Shop
When: Dec 9
Where: Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. Paul
Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Children (ages 5-15) $10, Toddlers (ages 4 and under) $5, and free for infants.
Website: transportationmuseum.org/santa
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