October 6, 2010
- Always Running Behind!
- Clean Your Room!
- Macaroni Musings: Taming the Chaos
- Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Babypop Superhero Capes
- Dinner in a Pumpkin
- Kids Eat FREE!!
- Macaroni Kid Lakewood Business Directory
- My Macaroni!!
- Painting with Kids!
- Stortimes Around Town
Time is moving by so quickly and I feel like I can't catch up. School is in full swing, the seasons have officially changed and I still can't put away my favorite silver sandals. My toes are freezing but I just can't believe that it is October. I have had to add an extra 10 minutes to our morning routine to allow time for the boys to find their hoodies. As if finding a matching pair of shoes wasn't enough, we now have to worry about ...
Keep it Simple
DISCLAIMER: First let me say that I am in no way certified, trained, appointed or any other official term that gives me a "license" to hand out parenting advice. I cannot promise that what works for us will work for you. This isn't a magic fix to raise the perfect child. If it was I would be rich and the world would be boring. I can only speak from our experience and since we were at wits end I imagine a few of you are struggling with the same ...
7 Free Things You Can Do This Week to Simplify
Macaroni Moms – Taming the Chaos
Each week this will be the place to find inspiration, tips and humor about the things that make us great parents and run happy households. Okay, maybe not always "great" or always "happy", but we really do try! And, that is the point!
Below is an article I have reprinted with permission from a wonderful writer, Eliza Cross. Of course, I have listed her in the resources section, because you will want to keep up with her and her family!
7 Free Things You Can ...
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For those of you that don't know about Yo Gabba Gabba! it is time you found out! Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through music. The series stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) and a cast of colorful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot. Today’s most popular names in movies, television, music and sports flock to guest star in the groundbreaking show ...
Where: Golden Library 1019 10th St.
Golden, CO 80401When: 10:30 AMWho: Each session is limited to 20 babies and their caregiversHow: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program.Cost: FREE
Interested in watching our 8 foot bullsnake Jim eat his supper? Come visit with MNHM Herpetoculture Research Associate Ann Sarg and lean about captive care techniques and the biology of Colorado's reptiles and amphibians.
Where: Morrison Natural History Museum 501 Hwy 8, Morrison, ColoradoWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just visit the museum during the programCost: Admission to the museum is as follows $5 for adults, $4 for kids ages 4-12, and kids 3 and under are FREE
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street, Golden, COWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PMWho: Ages: 8-14 yearsHow: Just come on inCost: Fee: $10 cash. Late pick-up fee: $5 per 10 mins.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is located at 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. Take I-25 south to C-470 west and exit on Wadsworth Blvd. Proceed south for ½ mile to the stoplight at Deer Creek Canyon Road. Turn right and drive ¼ mile. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is on the left.When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoy a beautiful fall day of fun.Cost: Admission for members and non-members:
$6 Adult/Senior/Student with ID $5 Member Adult
$4 Child (ages 4-12) $3 Member Child (ages 4-12)
Children in costume admitted FREE (ages 4-12). Children 3 and under admitted FREE. Admission to the Pumpkin Festival does not include the Corn Maze.For more info: http://www.botanicgardens.org/content/pumpkin-fest A variety of vendors will be selling tasty treats at the Food Court, and the Artisans Market will feature representatives from a variety of family-friendly organizations. The average cost of a pumpkin is $5 (price is determined by size).
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Grades K & 1How: For Reservations Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $40 member, $50 nonmemberFor more info: For more information click HERE
Saturday, October 9
10:00 -12:00 P.M.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Grades 2 & 3How: For Reservations Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-FridayCost: $25 member, $30 nonmemberFor more info: For more info click HERE
When: 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program. You can pick them up at the library.Cost: FREE
Where: Belmar LibraryWhen: 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program at the library.Cost: FREE
Where: Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204When: 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREEFor more info: Click HERE for more details
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: Golden Community Center 1470 10th Street Golden, CO 80401When: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMWho: All ages are welcome.How: To register, call the City of Golden at 303.384.8100.Cost: $25 for up to 4 ppl. $5 for each additional person.For more info: Visit Abrakadoodle's website for more information on their classes.
Where: Denver Zoo, 23rd Avenue between Colorado and YorkWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoy!Cost: FREEFor more info: Visit the zoo's website here.
Where: The Children's Museum 2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: Wear you PJ's and get $2 off of admission!!!! Kids under 1 - Free Kids Age 1 - $5.50 Kids over 1 and Adults: $7.50 Members are freeFor more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
During the show, horses cavort with the many artists in front of a constantly changing background digitally projected onto a wide screen, drawing spectators into dream-like virtual environments. The audience faces a single stage, which allows the horses space to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free unfettered by bridles or halters.
Where: Under the White Big Top at the Pepsi CenterWhen: Check Cavalia website for specific dates and timesWho: EveryoneHow: You can purchase tickets online HERE here or you can call 1-866-999-8111 (TOLL FREE NUMBER)Cost: Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $99.50. For guests desiring an extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an extended experience from $129.50 - $189.50For more info: www.cavalia.net
Thursday, October 7 through Sunday, October 17 - Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey FUNundrum Circus
Where: Denver ColiseumWhen: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Hours of shows vary, Please check site for exact times)Who: EveryoneHow: Purchase tickets HERE or at the gate.Cost: Price varies per ticket.For more info: http://www.ringling.com
Where: Belmar Library 555 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood CO 80226When: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Contact the library to register 303-235-JCPL (5275)Cost: FREE
Where: Edgewater Library 5843 W. 25th Ave.
Edgewater, CO 80214When: 3:00 PMWho: Each session is limited to 20 babies and their caregivers.How: Free tickets are required and will be available one week before the program.Cost: FREE
Where: Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Ridge is located just west of the C-470 exit at Alameda ParkwayWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and learnCost: Hiking the ridge road is free, or pay $3 for a lift up or down the roadway.For more info: www.dinoridge.org
Where: The Colorado Horse Park 7375 Bayou Gulch Rd.
Parker, CO 80134When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy the fun!Cost: All inclusive price of $14 (kids 2 and under are free) Food, drink or purchases from craft vendors not included.For more info: www.halloweenwithhorses.org
Hikes leave every 10 minutes from the Nature Center. All other activities ongoing at the Nature Center. Event will be held rain or shine. We encourage you to bring your own mugs for hot chocolate.
Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Road
Golden, CO 80401When: 6:30 PMWho: All ages welcome to this fun, educational event.How: Register HERECost: FREE Suggested donation: $10/family or $5/individual.For more info: Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600
Where: Barnes and Noble Denver West Village, 14347 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401When: 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come in and enjoy.Cost: FREE
Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds Event CenterWhen: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: .Cost: .
Where: Barnes and Noble Bookstore Denver West Village, 14347 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401When: 11:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREE
Where: Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 AMWho: Grades 1-8 + adultHow: Registration: Call Reservations at 303.370.6000, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration closes October 8.Cost: $45 per person Fee includes all admissions and activities, evening snack, light breakfast, and overnight in the Museum.
Where: Lakewood Cultural Center 470 Allison Parkway, Lakewood, COWhen: Showtimes are at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pmWho: EveryoneHow: online at www.Lakewood.org/CulturalCenter or at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue).Cost: As . Tickets are $25 available by calling 303-987-7845, Senior, student, child and group discounts available. Ample, free on-site parking available.For more info: www.comedypets.com
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 3-5 with adultHow: For Reservations Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $20/Member Pair, $25/Nonmember PairFor more info: For more information click HERE
Where: Downtown GoldenWhen: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (The event will end when the candy runs out!)Who: EveryoneHow: Just come dressed to fill your bag with candy!Cost: FREE
Where: The Link Recreation Center 1295 Reed Street, Lakewood, COWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoy!Cost: Youth with costume $4 (2-12) Youth without costume $5, Adults $2 (Paid youth admission includes 10 tickets) Additional Tickets: 5 tickets $2 10 tickets $4For more info: For more information call 303-987-5446
Where: 6 – 9 pm Ridge Recreation Center 6613 S. Ward St. • LittletonWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Children 5 & under MUST be accompanied in the water by an adult (age 18 or older) within arm’s reach at all times.How: Just come and join the fun!Cost: $4 per child • Adults FREE!For more info: 303-409-2525
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy the day!Cost: Children $5, Adults $12For more info: www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Kids in grades 2nd and 3rdHow: For Reservations
Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-FridayCost: $60 member, $70 nonmemberFor more info: Please bring a sack lunch and drink. Click here for more information
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceWhen: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Grades 4-6How: For Reservations
Call 303.370.6000, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.Cost: $60 member, $70 nonmemberFor more info: Please bring a sack lunch and drink.
Where: Downtown Aquarium 700 Water Street, Denver, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come down and enjoy the fun!Cost:
Adults (12-64) $15.99 Seniors (65+) $14.99 Children (3-11) $9.99 Children (2 and under) FREE
Where: Colorado Mills Mall Food CourtWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Kids 12 and underHow: Just come and enjoy the fun.Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1237
Where: Downtown EvergreenWhen: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: All goblins and ghoulsHow: Just come out and fill your bag with treats.Cost: FREE
Where: 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, ColoradoWhen: There are 2 shows 3:00 pm and 6:00 pmWho: EveryoneHow: Purchase tickets onlineat Tickethorse For TicketHorse's charge-by-phone line, please call 866.461.6556 (8am - 8pm M-Sat., 9am - 5pm Sun.). Denver customers can dial locally at 303-53HORSECost: $35 All Children ages 1 and up require a full price ticket
BabyPop Design LLC (http://www.babypop.com) is a mom-owned business that turns children into superheroes and princesses. The main part of our business is BabyPop's custom-made personalized superhero and princess cape sets. The capes feature each child initials and the logo of their choice: shield, crown, circle, heart, star, spider, and more – in any color of your choice. Our quality and affordable prices keep people coming back and telling their friends. BabyPop also makes the crowns, masks, tees, skirts, and gloves all customizable.
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AKA The Best Recipe Ever!
Now that pumpkin season is here, try this as soon as you get your hands on one! It is delicious and a big tradition in our family!! Great for entertaining too!
1 small to medium pumpkin
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 to 2 lbs ground beef
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 (4oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 (10 3/4oz) can cream-of-chicken soup
1 1/2 C cooked rice
1 (8oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
Cut off the top of ...
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 ...
am very excited to publish our Macaroni Kid Business Directory. I hope that this will be a great resource to you and be helpful in finding great products and businesses in our area.
Marcy Hardin - [email protected] 303-908-2737
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company
Pink Papaya Spa Parties and Products
Kimberly Baker-Gessell - [email protected] 720-242-7504 or 303-332-6596
Check out what I think is one of the best features of Macaroni Kid ...................
My Macaroni, as a subscriber you have the ability to check off events that interest you and then will be able to generate a weekly calendar/schedule of events and activities that you don't want to miss out on. You can print it and hang it on your fridge or toss it in your purse. So you have a great print out of all the things you don't want to miss out on!
written by Francine Foster
Tempera Paint Variations
Mix different items in the paint to create interesting textures. Try mixing in laundry soap (helps with clean-up), liquid starch ...
Storytimes are designed for specific age groups. Please bring your child to the appropriate one. Baby Time is for babies up to 2 years, unless otherwise specified. Toddlers are 2-3 years old. Preschoolers are 4-6 years old. Family Nights are for all ages. Children under 4 years must be accompanied by an adult during all storytimes.
No Storytimes in December.
Baby Time - 10:30 a.m.
All ages - 10:30 a.m.
Family night - 7 p.m.
All ages - 10:30 a.m.
No Storytimes ...
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