Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gardening This Weekend

Hey guys!!! This is just a reminder that we are having our enrichment gardening class this Saturday at 9 A.M. at the Krasuman's house. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided. If you would like to bring a container and soil some plants will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Change of Schedule in Playgroup this Week

Wednesday, February 25th at 11 a.m.: Storytime at Town Square

Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m.: Nevada Trails Park

Sorry for the short notice on the change. We'll do the museum sometime in the next couple weeks. I will get the Playgroup Schedule up in the sidebar as soon as possible so you know what we have planned.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Playgroup this week

What: Great Harvest Bread Tour

When: Thursday, February 19th at 10:30 am

Where: 10180 W. Tropicana #131 (Take the 215 to Tropicana, exit west, and GHB is in the Smith's parking lot about a mile up the road on the right hand side)

Who: I've listed below the people who have RSVP'ed for this playgroup. (Unfortunately, if you have not RSVP'ed, you won't be able to attend as the bakery needs the number of children the day prior to our tour.) Also, I have not included babies under one in our final number as I figure they will be able to share gift sacks with their brothers or sisters.

Anjie (1 child)
Rebecca (1 child)
Kara (1 child)
Alison (1 child)
Emily (1 child)
Rachel (1 child)
Christi (1 child)
Nicole (1 child)
Alexis (2 children)
Shayne (1 child)
Langford (1 child)
Kate (1 child)

If you RSVP'ed and are not on the list, please email me or leave a comment ASAP so I can add you. Thanks!

Great Harvest Bread

Hey guys. I signed up for the newsletter from Great Harvest Bread and they have a coupon for the month of Feb. so if you want one email me at and I will forward it to you!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

UNLV Baby/Child Study

UNLV's Psychology Department is conducting a study and need baby scientists and children to participate. The lab investigates how children perceive music and speech sounds by creating short, fun studies for infants and children.

Infants will sit on the caregiver's lap (you) and listen to a song or watch someone dancing. What your baby chooses to look at tells them a lot about what he's thinking. The study only lasts about ten minutes.

Children will sit next to their caregiver and play a computer game with a research assistant. There are no wrong answers and the study only takes 15-20 minutes.

For those of you who went to undergrad and graduate school know how difficult it is to find research participants. I was a Psychology major who conducted several studies and always found it difficult to find participants. So, if you're interested in helping them out (and seeing your baby scientist at work), their contact information is below. They would love to hear from you.

Phone: (702) 895-2995

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Party

I just wanted to post some last minute details for the Valentines Party tomorrow. Bring Valentines to share with the other kids. We'll be decorating cookies and cupcakes. I have little sacks for all the kids to put their Valentines in. We'll also be doing a Potluck Lunch. Below I've put who's bringing what so far. If you're coming, please let us know what you're bringing too.

Alison: Mini quiche
Christi: Pasta Salad
Lauren: Fruit & Dip
Anjie: Sandwich rolls & Noodle Dish
Rebecca: Chips & Dip
Annika: Buffalo Dip & Chips

Also, if you have any fun decorations for the cupcakes and cookies, we'd love them. I think that's it. Thanks and see you tomorrow!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Valentine's Party at Church (POTLUCK) MORE INFORMATION!!!

Friday, February 13th Valentine's Playgroup Party & Potluck Lunch

Several of us are thinking it would be fun to do a potluck lunch in conjunction with the Valentine's Party on Friday. So, if you'd like to bring something, just leave a comment on this post and let us know what you'll be bringing.

See you then!

To answer your questions, the craft we'll be making will be a little envelope to carry the Valentines in. If you want to bring anything fun to decorate the envelopes with, please do so. We can always use glue sticks, markers, and any fun things you want to decorate with. We would love it for you to bring anything fun like that to share. Also, since we are doing a potluck, please let us know what you want to bring for the lunch. I'm not sure how many Valentines you'll need to bring but I would bring at least 20. I hope that answers all the questions.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Playgroup this Week

Wednesday, February 11th at 11 am: Story time at Town Square. The Controller from Thomas & Friends is coming to guest read. If your kids are anything like mine, they love everything Thomas. I figure it's worth changing around the Valentine's Party so we can go to this!

Friday, February 13th at 10 am: Valentine's Day Party at the church. Bring your valentines to share with friends. We'll decorate cupcakes and cookies and make a Valentine craft. See you there!

***Also, we are scheduled to do a tour of the Great Harvest Bakery off of the 215 and Tropicana next week. If you are attending, you must RSVP. They do gift sacks for all the kids and I have to give them a number. Come join us; it's so much fun. They even let the kids bake their own slice of bread. Please RSVP to or via a comment on this post by February 17th.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Just a Reminder...Grocery Class

I just wanted to remind those of you who plan or have been thinking of coming to the Grocery Smarts Class on Wednesday @ 7pm at my home. (Address in ward directory). Hope to see you there! Thanks!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ethel M. Chocolate Factory Tour

What: Ethel M. Chocolate Factory Tour

When: Wednesday, February 4th at 10 a.m.

Where: 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson
(If you’d like to caravan over, meet us at the southwest corner of the Smiths parking lot on Rainbow at 9:25 a.m. We will leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp!)

How: We will get a tour of the chocolate factory with our own personal tour guide! Then we can play in the cactus garden afterward.

Directions from Rainbow and the 215:
-Continue on I-215 East
-Take exit #10/SUNSET ROAD/MCCARRAN AIRPORT onto PARADISE RD - go 1.4 mi
-Take the SUNSET RD exit - go 0.3 mi
-Turn Left on E SUNSET RD(NV-562) - go 3.9 mi
-Continue on SUNSET WAY - go 0.1 mi
-Arrive at 2 CACTUS GARDEN DR, HENDERSON, on the Left

If you haven't RSVP'ed, come anyway!