The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

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.




Friday, June 16, 2017

The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience {Denver}


We have loved all things LEGO at our house, between one kid or the other, for the better part of ten years now.  We have City, we have Friends, we have Disney, we have Star Wars, and then some.  The boy is finally old enough that we can buy the really big, awesome sets, like his Millenium Falcon Christmas surprise.  I am looking forward to surprising him with this blog project as soon as he gets home from summer camp.

Coming August 12-13, Colorado LEGO lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain and will be in Denver from Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:00am through Sunday, August 13, 2017, 6:00pm



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Reading Programs for Kids in Colorado Springs

When I was growing up, one of my favorite things in the summertime was the summer reading program at our local library.  Typically, I'd rush through the first 20 books for the big prize and try to see how many more books I could read (side note: it was always a three-digit goal).

Now as a mom, I love that my kids love to read too! Since we're living in Colorado Springs, there are lots of great summer reading programs to choose from.  The kids pick their favorites and keep a personal Goodreads list of what they've read for an all summer total.




Monday, June 12, 2017

Marvel Studio's Black Panther

From the first time we saw T'Challa in Captain America: Civil War, we knew that the Black Panther movie was going to be up on our must-see list.

And we're finally getting our first peek at the movie!  We will definitely be buying advance tickets to this one.




Sunday, June 11, 2017

Summer Fun at Elitch Gardens!

Now that we are back in Colorado, the kids are building their annual Colorado summer bucket list. They were psyched to find out that we would be partnering with Elitch Gardens this summer and they were finally going to get to cross it off their list!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Bible Explorer's Guide {Review}

We received another package from Zonderkidz, and this time it was something for my boy!

Ben loves books with facts and information and we selected The Bible Explorer's Guide: 1000 Amazing Facts and Photos for him.




 

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