Thursday, March 18, 2010

What's Going On This Weekend!

  • Festivals and Fairs

  • Healthy Kids and Green Parenting Fair
    Learn how to protect your child from toxins in the environment, and find resources to help you make safer choices. Services and activities include free blood lead testing for children and pregnant or nursing moms, free lead testing of toys and other consumer products, safer toys and personal care products, natural yard care, organic foods, cloth diapers, free eco-friendly art supplies for kids and a babywearing fashion show at 11 a.m. Fantastic prizes from ERGO Baby, Sleepy Wrap, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Happy Heinys, Hotslings, BabyLegs, Lapsaky, BellyFish, FuzziBunz, and more! Held at the South Park Community Center in Tacoma.

    Date: 03/20/2010
    Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Location: 4851 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409 | Map It
    Ages: Pregnant mamas, parents and kids of all ages   Cost: Free
    Event Info: 253-798-6492 | Web site | email

  • Films

  • Click! Family Flicks
    Cable T.V. and The Grand Cinema present a free family movie (limited to the first 100 guests). March 20: Curious George; April 17: The Goonies; May 15: Indiana Jones--Raiders of the Lost Ark; June 19: Free Willy; July 17: Ice Age I; Aug. 21: Chicken Run.

    Date: 03/20/2010 - 05/15/2010
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Location: 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma, WA 98446 | Map It
    Ages: All   Cost: Free
    Event Info: 253-572-6062 | Web site | email

  • Indoor Play

  • Open Gym Time
    Drop by the gym for open play on the equipment: Mondays-Fridays, noon-2 p.m., ages 7 and under only; Mondays-Fridays 2-4 p.m., ages 8 and up; Saturdays noon-2 p.m., all ages. This is an ongoing event, so check the gym's Web site for unexpected schedule changes and holiday closures.

    Date: 01/02/2010 - 03/31/2010
    Time: See above
    Location: Metropolitan Gymnastics, Kent | Map It
    Ages: See above   Cost: One hour $6, two hours $8
    Event Info: 425-282-5010 | Web site

  • Family Gaming
    Play favorite family games -- checkers, Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders -- and enjoy refreshments at this all-ages game day. Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th, Tacoma.

    Date: 03/06/2010 - 03/20/2010
    Time: March 6 and 20, 2 p.m.
    Ages: All ages   Cost: Free
    Event Info: Web site

  • Reading Fun

  • Family Read-Aloud
    Celebrate Family Read-Aloud by picking up a packet at any Timberland library, beginning on Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2) and ending on Drop Everything and Read Day (April 12). Read every day as a family, and put a sticker in a room on the printed house (included in the packet) where you read -- the idea is to read all over the house. Keep track of the books you read, and you'll be eligible to win a suitcase full of Scholastic books and other book prizes. Entries must be received by a Timberland library staff member by closing time on Saturday, April 11.

    Date: 03/02/2010 - 04/12/2010
    Time: Daily, open hours
    Ages: All ages   Cost: Free
    Event Info: Web site

  • Science and Nature

  • Nutrition Activities
    Visit the museum every Saturday this month for free nutrition-themed activities.On March 6, make veggie prints.

    Date: 03/06/2010 - 03/27/2010
    Time: Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Location: Hands On Children's Museum, Olympia |
  • Ages: All ages   Cost: Free with admission
    Event Info: 360-956-0818 |

  • Shows, Music, Dance

  • Luminous Edge
    Thomas Arthur is an astonishingly skilled juggler, and in this family show he blends multi-media imagery and audience participation to inspire an appreciation of the natural world.

    Date: 03/20/2010
    Time: 3 p.m.
    Location: Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, Kent | Map It
    Ages: All ages   Cost: $8-$12
    Event Info: 253-856-5050 | Web site

Sunday, February 28, 2010


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Build A Bear Workshop (BABW)

Today my munchkin and I went to BABW for the very first time. She was a little scared when it came time to actually stuff the bear, but she was a little trooper. Now we have a new addition to our family, her name is Maibear. She's a Disney Princess shirt wearing ice skater. It was fun and once she got into it, she wanted to buy undies and everything for her bear. Luckily I was able to get out of buying undies for a stuffed animal!



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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

C'est Magnifique!

I have been surfing the web for months now! I want to redecorate my daughter's bedroom, but I can't decide on a theme. There are so many cute ideas out there! Every time I think I have it pinned down, I see something else so cute!  




Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fun Splash of Color for Your Next Get Together

 All Photos Courtesy of Hostess With The Mostess
Planning a day for a few of your favorites? Flowers, printed paper, and sprinkled cupcakes will turn an ordinary table into a colorful and fun display of treats!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kid Friendly: Paula Deen's Cookbook For The Lunchbox Set

I borrowed this cookbook from the library. It is a great little cookbook! The recipes are simple and organized in an easy to read manner. If your little one(s) are anything like mine, they will be thrilled to help Mom out in the kitchen. Paula includes photos of the ingredients and utensils that will be used. Fab idea for the kiddos that cannot read yet! I am definitely going to pick one of these up.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Picture Perfect Circus Party

Photo Courtesy of HWTM Blog

A funky, fun party theme for adults or children! I fell in love with the decor of this party! How cool would this be for a little boy's birthday party. The feather plumes top it off. 

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Splash of Orange for Your Next Party

Photo Courtesy of HWTM Blog

I'm not really an orange kind of girl, but I found these orange decor pieces delightful. This color palette would be perfect for a baby shower if the Mom To Be is not for pink or blue or an Orange Bowl party for the football fanatics out there! The turquoise accent tops it off.