February 23, 2012
- Notes From Your Publisher
- We Are Leaping For Leap Year!
- Kaleidoscope Wheel
- Save The Date!!
- NeuroDrinks - A Delicious Alternative
- This Week's Picks
- 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
Can you believe this weather? Sixty and beautiful to thirty and snow, not to mention the crazy wind. It was crazy here. We have a broken tree, some missing siding and once the snow melts we will see what else we are left with. Typically Colorado weather!
There is a ton of fun coming this weekend. Make sure you stop by the Baby & Kidz Expo on Saturday at the National Western Stock Show Complex and stop by the Macaroni Kid table and say Hi! I will be there in the ...
Next week, on February 29, we'll celebrate Leap Year with one extra day in 2012. Is it an actual holiday? Probably not. But, you can make the extra day extra-special for your family with some themed games, activities and treats, making Leap Year something to look forward to every four years!
First, a little background as to why we even need the extra day. We know it takes the Earth one full year to take a trip around the sun. But did you know that it's actually a ...
Here’s a simple project that is a craft and rudimentary lesson in color theory all wrapped in one.
What you’ll need: *self-sealing laminating sheets or pouches *tissue paper in cyan, magenta, and yellow *a CD or DVD for tracing *metal brads *permanent marker
Step 1: Using permanent marker, trace around the DVD/CD onto laminate sheet. Mark a dot in the center. Cut out circle, making sure to cut inside the line (so that marker line is cut off), and cut center dot out. Use the tip of ...
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 ...
I recently contacted the folks at Neuro Drinks to see if they would be interested in contributing to our Operation Valentine project to make care packages for our troops. They graciously agreed and asked if I would like to try out their product. I had never tried Neuro Drinks. I had seen all the pretty colored bottles in the store, but I had never taken the plunge and bought one. I hate to buy things I may end up hating. I am kicking myself for not diving in and trying ...
Where: South Platte Park
3000 W Carson Dr, Littleton, CO 80120When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All AgesHow: Register online HERECost: Non-District Price:$9.00
Family (District, same address or surname):$17.00
Family (Same address or surname):$24.00
Youth Non Dist:$7.00
Where: Your local Target storeWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come join usCost: FREE
Where: National Western Stockshow
4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216
(Off I-70)When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come on down!Cost: Adults $10, Kids 12 and under FREE!Get $2 off your ticket purchase: http://theexpopros.ticketleap.com/9th-annual-colorado-baby-kidz-expo-denver/
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.
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!
Where: Bemis Public Library
6014 S. Datura St.
Littleton, CO 80120When: 3:00 PMWho: For families with children ages 3 and up.How: Call 303.795.3961 beginning Feb. 1 to make your reservationCost: FREEFor more info: www.littletongov.org
Where: Your houseWhen: n/aWho: EveryoneHow: Follow your smoke and co detectors manufacturers guidelines for testing.Cost: FREEFor more info: Did you know that you can request low cost smoke and carbon monoxide detectors from West Metro Fire Protection District? Click HERE for more info
Where: The Museum is located in City Park, approximately three miles east of downtown Denver, at the intersection of Montview and Colorado Boulevards.When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All Colorado residents.How: Just show you Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.dmns.org
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Colorado residentsHow: Just show your IDCost: FREE
Rides on Galloping Goose for purchase only.For more info: www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org
Where: The Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, ColoradoWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.denverartmuseum.org
Where: Charles Whitlock Recreation Center
1555 Dover St.
Lakewood, COWhen: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and check it outCost: FREE
Build a #20 Race CarKids can build and race this #20 speedster race car.
- Kids will learn to build their very own race car while learning tool safety
Where: Your local Home DepotWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5 - 12How: Just come in and buildCost: FREE
Where: Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education, 1101 13th St., Denver (corner of 13th and Arapahoe Streets) across the street from the Performing Arts ComplexWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate for families with children ages 3-10.How: RSVP HERECost: FREE!
Through their generous sponsorship of the Children’s Museum of Denver, families can play for FREE the first Tuesday of each month
Where: The Children's Museum 2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and play!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
Where: Carmody Middle School
2050 S. Kipling StWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and join us for this informational meeting.Cost: FREEFor more info: For more information, please contact Jody Morse at 303-697-6157 Regional Parks
or [email protected]
My Weightloss Journey
This is hard. Losing weight is hard. Will power is hard. I would like it to be easy. I would like to be able to say that things are going great. That it is easy.
The premise is easy. Th
Total weight lost since 1/30/12: 7 pounds!
This weeks goal:
Stick to the plan. Plan out my food better and be prepared!
Exercise. Anything, just a little bit, I have to get moving.
Stay tuned for my weekly updates. If you have any questions or suggestions I would ...
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)
Lakewood Macaroni Kid delivers all of the family fun events happening to your inbox each Thursday.
What is “My Macaroni?”
Have you ever wished to have an extra ...
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