The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

Monday, July 17, 2017

Boss Baby Challenge! Design Your Own Boss Baby

We're getting excited for our Boss Baby movie night this weekend, and we love partnering with Fox to share all their new movies.

Leading up to the movie night, we've been taking some Boss Baby challenges.  First up, we had to make the best Closer Cookies (which obviously are chewy chocolate chip).  This week, we had a Boss Baby coloring contest.  It was originally going to be a timed challenge, but ended up being a design challenge!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Experience Copper Mountain, Colorado in the Summer

When we moved back to Colorado, we said it was because the mountains were calling!  And they really are!  Summer days are family days at Copper Mountain.

Race around Summit County's only go kart track, ride a rugged scooter around the village, jump for joy on our bungee jump or invoke your inner Happy Gilmore on their mini golf course. They've got fun covered!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Avid4Adventure Day Camp Colorado Springs {Review}

This summer, we partnered with Avid4Adventure Camps to share their new Colorado Springs camps.  As part of that partnership, Ben was given a free week of day camp here in the Springs so we could experience and share the camps as a parent and a camper.

His camp was last week (June 19-23) and he's already begging to go back next summer!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Water Parks and Splash Pads in Colorado Springs

When my two were younger, splash pads were a mainstay of Texas summers.  They were a great way to refresh in the  heat and a little easier to deal with than swimming pools.

Colorado Springs has several great splash pads for young children, and their grown ups, to enjoy.  Pack a picnic lunch, some towels, and try one of these to beat the heat!

Water Parks and Splash Pads in Colorado Springs

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Screen-free Summer Fun with Professor Murphy's Marble Mania {Parragon Book Buddies}

Summertime, at least in our house, means outdoor fun, games, books, and relaxing days.

Our June package from Parragon Books was exactly the kind of summer fun we like to have--good books, new activities to try, and games to play!  Ben immediately confiscated Professor Murphy's Marble Mania and got to work!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Army Tales: The Fish Saga, Part 2

For those of you who read the story of how my husband almost froze my son's betta fish and frogs on the way back to Colorado, there's a sequel.

We finally get into the house, get our furniture, and I set the tanks up for the fish and frogs. They all seem happy (and alive).

Within a few days, the betta is starting to mostly hang out on his side. Great, after all that it's dying, I'm sure of it. And my child is upset that his fish is dying after all the stuff with the move. Dr. Google to the rescue, because this is a fish and I'm NOT going to a vet. One theory is "Swim Bladder Disorder". It's common and fairly treatable.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chick-fil-A Fountain 2nd Annual Family 5K

This past weekend, the kids and I were invited to take part in the 2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K in Fountain.

Since I am part of the Chick-fil-A, I've been lucky enough to connect with our local Chick-fil-A and we've loved their military events, mom-son events, and their breakfast specials!  The Family 5K is a chance for the Fountain location to celebrate their anniversary and show support for the local community.


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