Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Celebration

On Saturday, December 1st the Holiday Celebration will be held at the Highlands Ranch Mansion.  This event is from 10am - 3pm.  Santa will arrive on a Fire Truck at 10:10am!  He will be there for the remainder of the event to meet with the children.  Entertainment will include performances inside of the mansion by local elementary school choirs, a toy soldier, and a puppet show!  Horse drawn hay rides will also be available.  There is NO parking at the mansion - buses will provide free shuttles from Mountain Vista High School from 9:45am - 3:30pm.  Parents - don't forget your camera!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Max & Ruby!

Rosemary Wells will be at the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch on Wednesday, November 14th at 3pm.  She will be reading and autographing her newest book, Max & Ruby's Treasure Hunt.  Max will also be at the event :)  I'm so excited for Jack to meet one of his favorite authors! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fire Truck Birthday Party!

For Jack's third birthday party we decided to do a fire truck theme.  After looking into some options, I decided to have it at the Denver Firefighters Museum.  

It is a perfect venue for a kid's birthday party, and the staff couldn't have been nicer.  The Museum is in Denver's original Fire Station Number 1, built in 1909.  The party starts on the second floor where we setup food and tables - it's right next to the kids area. 

After everyone sang "Happy Birthday" Jack was dressed up as a fireman.  

He led a parade through the old locker room and throughout the museum, downstairs to the classroom.  (The staff does various educational demonstrations based on age group, but since we had mostly two-year-olds, they kept it simple).  During the brief presentation, Jack demonstrated "Stop! Drop! and Roll!" 

Next, all of the kids dressed up as firefighters, took turns driving the old fire truck, sliding down the pole, and exploring the museum!

The goodie bags consisted of a fireman hat, stickers, and a fire truck :)