February 10, 2012
- Notes From Your Publisher
- Win A Case Of PopChips!
- Cutest Valentine's Pipe Cleaner Ring
- Easy Valentine's Day Wreath
- Join Us For Operation Valentine - 2/12 at 2:00 pm!
- Save The Date!!
- This Week's Picks
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Great Places To Go With Your Kids Around Town
- Local Weekly Storytimes
- Kids Eat FREE!!
- Macaroni Kid Mom's Group Directory
- Making "My Macaroni" Work For You
Valentine's Day is almost here. I love Valentine's Day, I love all of the love! I know it can be commercialized and fake but I think any opportunity to spread the love is wonderful!
The newsletter is a little late getting out as we have been having server issues, so hopefully this will find you well!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! As always thank you so much for being a part of our Macaroni Kid family!!
The New Year is here and so are the New Year’s resolutions. The big question is how to keep true to that resolution that includes getting in better shape and having my family eating healthier. I love salty snacks. I love a good crunch. I love PopChips!
I love that they are popped (yeah – just like popcorn), not fried or baked. I love that they are preservative free. And I LOVE the fact that the small bags are only 100 calories (which is half of a regular bag of ...
To create these adorable rings start out with 4 and a half pipe cleaners. 3 for the petals, one for the leaves and one half for the center.
Take the 3 for the petals and twist them twice in the center so they look like cat whiskers.
Then put them on the finger you will be wearing it on and loosely twist to make a ring. Make this a little big because the rind will tighten after it's been made.
Separate the petals evenly.
Now pinch it together at ...
This craft is unbelievably easy, and a great project for kids to help with! Inspired by a wreath on Pinterest, we tweaked it to make it simpler and faster for busy Moms!
Foam heart-shaped wreath, available at hobby stores
Ribbon (1 Spool of 1.5” ribbon and six to ten spools of different colors/patterns)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Wrap the 1.5 inch ribbon around the wreath form and hot glue (you made need to make some small cuts to get the ribbon around the ...
We Are Packing Up Care Packages Full of Love to Send to Our Troops! Come Join Us!
With our involvement in Operation Valentine this month, we’re helping put together hundreds of care packages, to send to troops overseas! Febreeze has asked us to help them send hundreds of Set and Refreshes to our troops. Of course we couldn't stop with just the wonderful products from Febreeze, we asked some of our friends to help us too. So far NeuroWater and PopChips have been amazing and sent us wonderful donations. As wonderful as it is to have the donations we do we still need more. We ...
Don't Miss These Fabulous Upcoming Events!
Denver's Annual Family Expo at the National Western Complex - February 25
"The Parent, Baby, Toddler, & Child Expo" offers affordable family fun with a Kids Area and a New & Expecting Moms Area. A petting zoo and pony rides, science experiments, a magic show, face painting, balloon twisting, and special guest appearances mean there really is something for everyone! Buy your tickets in advance online!
Radio Disney All About Kids at the Colorado Convention Center - March 10-11
Join Radio Disney at this year's Radio Disney All About Kids event for ...
Where: The Pepsi CenterWhen: Saturday show at 7:30 pm; Sunday shows at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pmWho: EveryoneCost: Ticket prices: $20, $25, $35 GOLD CIRCLE, $50 FRONT ROWService charges, facility and handling fees will apply. All tickets are $2 more Day of Show – buy early to save $2 per ticket.
Where: Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Belmar Block 7 • 445 South Saulsbury Street, Lakewood, CO 80226When: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Kids ages 5 - 8How: Register online HERECost: $5.00For more info: www.cpacphoto.org
Where: PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur St
Denver, CO 80211
(next to Sports Authority Field at Mile High)When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: You can purchase tickets online HERECost: $10 per person for everyone age 2 and older.
Infants are free.
Family-friendly lunch included.
Where: Your local Michael's storeWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 3+How: Just come create with us. While Supplies LastCost: Free with the purchase of paper sack.For more info: www.michaels.com
Where: All local Lowes Home Improvement StoresWhen: 10:00 AMWho: For kids 3 years and upHow: You can register online at www.lowesbuildandgrow.comCost: FREEFor more info: Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate of merit.
Where: Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Belmar Block 7 • 445 South Saulsbury Street, Lakewood, CO 80226When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Kids ages 9 & Up Kids Ages 15 & up are welcome in our Adult ClassesHow: Register online HERECost: $5.00For more info: www.cpacphoto.org
After the performance, children will get to participate in an interactive dance exercise.
Where: The Children's Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 11:00 AM (Another Showing at 12:00 pm)Who: EveryoneHow: Just come and have fun with us!Cost: Activities included with Museum admission. Children under 1: Free
Age 1: $6.00
Ages 2 – 59: $8.00
Seniors (60+): $6.00
Members are always freeFor more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
Where: Your local Michael's storeWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3+How: Just come create with us. While Supplies LastCost: Free with the purchase of paper sack.For more info: www.michaels.com
It is Sunday afternoon and the kids are restless. What do you do? We know a place, the perfect location, in Old Town Arvada on Grandview Avenue called the D Note. Every Sunday the kids, from 1 month to 12 years old, come and enjoy music, both by listening to it, playing it and dancing to it. Parents relax at their tables, watching the kids dance and play together - great entertainment in and of itself. The children make new friends and greet some old ones. Some even make this a weekly gathering spot.
Where: The D Note 7519 Grandview Avenue, Arvada, CO www.dnote.usWhen: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just jump in the car and come on down!Cost: The cost for the event is, get this, FREE!
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th Street Denver, CO 80202When: 2:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Tickets can be ordered online HERECost: Kids tickets are $13
Adults $25For more info: www.coloradosymphony.org
Where: Wheat Ridge LibraryWhen: 10:30 AMWho: All agesHow: Just come and join the fun!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.jeffcolibrary.org
Where: The Rink at BelmarWhen: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and skate with us!Cost: All twins skating with their twin (or simply 2 friends or couples dressed as twins) will be treated to 2-for-1 skating!For more info: www.belmarcolorado.com
Where: Chick-fil-A at Belleview Shores. 5260 S. Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO, 80123.When: 4:30 AM - 7:30 AM (time slots at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30)Who: Dads and Daughters of all ages!How: Visit http://www.cfarestaurant.com/belleviewshores/events to make your reservation.Cost: $10 per person. Includes entree, dessert, and special favor!
Where: Audobon Center at ChatfieldWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: For Children ages 3-6 (and parent/guardians, too!)How: Register at 303-973-9530 or [email protected]Cost: Friends Members: $5 per child and their adult; $2 each additional child
Non-members: $8 per child and their adult; $4 each additional childFor more info: www.denveraudobon.org
Where: Bemis Public Library 6014 S. Datura St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Ph: 303-795-3961When: 3:30 PMWho: TeensHow: Just come out and play!Cost: FREE
Where: Located in Denver's City Park, the Zoo's main entrance is on 23rd Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and York Street. Our address is 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205.When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREEFor more info: www.denverzoo.org
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.botanicgardens.org
Week 3 Of My Weightloss Journey
Week 2 was tough. The Super Bowl didn't make it easier. My son's birthday made it even harder. Turns out our family celebrates most events with food. Delicious, not good for you, food. It seemed to be every where this past week. Dips and chips, cookies and cakes, wine and beer, you name it and I saw it, and probably tasted it (okay who are we kidding with this probably stuff).
That is hard part for me, food. I have no willpower, hence how I got in the ...
Museums, Rec Centers, Animal Adventures and More!
This article is a work in progress, we will be continuing to add links. If you know of any great places we should add please let me know.
We live in an amazing city, with an amazing amount of places to have fun with our children. This is by no means a complete list of places in the metro area but it is a complete list of great places in Lakewood, Littleton, Golden & Wheat Ridge as well some great spots in the Denver area.
Museums and Historical Sites
Buffalo Bill ...
A Comprehensive List of All Of The Great Local Places to Hear Great Stories
Belmar Library - Toddlers - 10 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Toddlers - 10:30 a.m.
Belmar Library - All ages - 10:45 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Preschoolers - 11 a.m.
Golden Library - All ages - 3:30 p.m.
Evergreen Library - Toddlers - 10:30 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Baby Time - 10:30 a.m.
Wheat Ridge Library - All ages - 10:30 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Toddlers - 11 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Preschoolers - 11:30 a.m.
Evergreen Library - Baby Time - 11:15 a.m.
Belmar Library - Preschoolers - 1:30 p.m ...
There are a lot of places in the metro area that have Kids Eat Free (or practically free) Nights! Here is a list of ones that we know of, and we would love to hear about any that you know to add to our list! Always call ahead to confirm that they are still having a Kid's Eat Free Night because restaurants can change these at any time.
Also if you find out we have something wrong please let us know.
Las Fuentes (Lakewood) - One free kids meal ...
Are you new to the area? Even if you are not, maybe you are looking for other moms to hang out with (with kids and maybe sometimes without!). Local mom's groups are a great way to meet new friends, and find support. And your kids will make new friends as well!
I've created a list of area Mom's Clubs in the new Business Directory (Many thanks to everyone who contacted me and submitted information.) I know there are more, so if you are a member of a ...
A little info on this great feature
Have you spent all week sifting through the papers, stacks of magazines, pamphlets and flyers, only to get to the car on the day of, and not have the address? Then you have to unload everyone, head back in and look up the address, print out the page, only to arrive exhausted, and late.
Macaroni Kid to the rescue! (Dramatic music here)
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What is “My Macaroni?”
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