Thursday, November 28, 2013

Give Thanks!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nutcracker Highlights

The International Youth Ballet is coming to Southridge rec center to perform the Nutcracker Highlights.  This family-friendly event will take place on Friday, November 29th from 7pm - 8pm and on Saturday, November 30th from 3pm - 4pm, and 7pm - 8pm.  Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 the day of - if not sold out.  For more information, check out the HRCA website.  I can't wait to take Ella when she's older :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Guru Girls!

Belly Up Spa is hosting Guru Girls, which focuses on expanding self-esteem through art, conversation, and yoga.  Belly Up Spa is located at 7600 E. Park Meadows Drive Suite #600 in Lone Tree.

The Guru Girls for moms and daughters (ages 8-12) dates are: Jan 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 

The Guru Girls for young women (ages 13-18) dates are: Feb 12, 19, 26, and March 6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

If you register before November 22nd, the price is $250, but if you register after November 22nd the price is $300.

To register contact Nicole Woodman:
phone: 303-895-8280

Friday, November 15, 2013

Baby's First Christmas

Babies"R"Us is hosting a fun and free event to celebrate your Baby's First Christmas!  They will have a craft, giveaways, and prizes.  Everyone that attends will receive a $10 gift card :)

Saturday, November 16th from 9am - 10am (babies born April - June)
Saturday, November 23rd from 9am - 10am (babies born July - Sept)
Saturday, December 7th from 9am - 10am (babies born Oct - Dec)

The Highlands Ranch Babies"R"Us is located at 7155 Business Center Dr.

This is a great way to meet other moms with babies born in 2013!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Turkey Day 5K!

The 10th Annual Highlands Ranch Turkey Day 5K is this Thanksgiving Day, November 28th.  Early bird registration closes on November 19th.  Right now it's only $25 to register (for an adult), pre-registration is $35 if you register before November 26th, and race day registration is $45.  A portion of the race proceeds will go towards The Colorado National Guard Foundation.  For race day information including a course map and registration, click here

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Stockings!

If you were planning to get new stockings this year, today is the day to order them!  Pottery Barn has free personalization (on select stockings) and free shipping today!  I love anything that is personalized or monogrammed, but sometimes it ads up quickly and suddenly you are spending way more than planned.  Stockings have to be personalized, or else, how is Santa going to know which stocking to put what toy into? 

How cute are these?
I love the little elf stocking for the kiddos.

I also love their stocking holders.

A bunch of the stockings at Pottery Barn Kids are on sale and have free shipping today.  They have so many to choose from.  Basic Christmas themes as well as:




Simple & Festive!

Only 43 Days till Christmas ~ Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Home Depot Birthday Party

This year we had Jack's Birthday Party at The Home Depot in Highlands Ranch!  It was such a cute theme; perfect for Jack's 4th birthday.  The Home Depot hosts birthday parties all over the country.  There is no charge to have a birthday party at The Home Depot (the project that the kids do along with an apron are also free).  
When the kids arrived I had them decorate their party hats with stickers!  I found these cute construction hats (pink and yellow) on Amazon.  Once everyone was there, Jerry (the awesome Home Depot employee that coordinates the parties) told the kids about the different projects they could build.  There were about 8 to choose from.  Jack chose a rescue airplane.  The kids parents got busy building :)

It took about 20 or 30 minutes for everyone to finish their projects.  Jack had 12 friends at his party, and I think that since the ages were 2-4 most of the parents helped out quite a bit.  For the parties with older kids, they mostly can do their projects themselves so the project part might take a bit longer.  

The kids really had a blast making their projects!  After they were built, the kids decorated them with markers and stickers.  Next we took a group picture in the hall - it was so cute - everyone in their decorated hats, Home Depot aprons, and with their projects!

Snack time!  Since the party was at 2pm I had light snacks and drinks, but not a full meal.  (The Home Depot allows you to bring in food, drinks, candles, and balloons) 

Cookie cake from Eileen's Cookies - in Highlands Ranch

After the cake, Jack handed out the goody bags (a beach pail & shovel, measuring tape, Bob the Builder bubbles, and a Bob the Builder blow-outs), and thanked his friends for helping him celebrate turning 4!

Once everyone left, we did a quick clean up, and thanked Jerry for all of his help and we were on our way!  

Jerry is the person in charge of the Kid's Workshops and Birthday Parties at The Home Depot in Highlands Ranch.  He is super nice and helpful :)  He is one of those people who truly love their job and it shows!

One of my favorite things about having a party at the Home Depot is the shopping carts.  We were able to clear out with only one trip to the car :) 

It was such a fun Birthday Party and we hope to go to one of the Kid's Workshops soon!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween Candy Buy Back

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween!  If you are looking for something to do with all of the Halloween treats that your child received, this post is for you!  Jack's dentist, Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry is taking part in the Halloween Candy Buy Back.  They will pay your child $1 per pound of candy, and then send the candy to the military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  All you have to do is put the candy in a zip-lock bag, along with a picture of your child in their Halloween costume, and a note to our brave soldiers.  Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry is located in the Highlands Ranch town center.  Check out their website for more information along with the schedule of when to drop off the candy.

By the way if you are looking for a dentist for your child, I highly recommend Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry!  Jack loves his dentist.  The entire staff is so kind, and they do an awesome job of making children enthusiastic about dental hygiene!