The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Kids Dig Indoor Sandbox {Littleton}

Imagine a beach or sandbox you could play in all year long, but in Colorado weather!

That's the idea behind Kids Dig, Colorado's largest indoor sandbox.  We were very excited to get the chance to learn more about this great play place and our awesome little friends (ages 3, 5, and 7) were happy to help us test it out.




Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fun Activities to get ready for Disney's Aladdin

Aladdin has always been one of my favorite Disney movies.

You can't help but love the animation, the music, and the voices, especially Genie.  I've been wondering for awhile how Disney can top the original and I'm very much looking forward to checking out the live action Aladdin, released to Blu-Ray on Tuesday. I'm also feeling the need to watch the cartoon version again.

Check out the ideas below for some Aladdin themed fun--drawing Aladdin and Abu might be my favorite!




Thursday, August 29, 2019

Paint Mines Interpretive Park {Colorado Springs}

One of the best parts of scouting?  Finding fun hidden areas to hike or camp where you live.

A few weeks back, we joined our scout troops on an awesome hike and adventure at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, just outside Colorado Springs.  I actually had bookmarked it awhile ago as a place I wanted to visit, so we had to do it when it came up as a scouting activity.




Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music

The latest installment of The Swan Princess series, The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music, is now on  Digital and DVD today!




Thursday, August 01, 2019

National Flag Football League {Review}

The boy has wanted to try playing football for awhile, besides just goofing around with his friends.

As parents, we were a bit concerned about full contact leagues, especially with little experience, as well as the overall cost of outfitting one kid for potentially just one season.  Enter the National Flag Football League!




Friday, June 07, 2019

Navajo Code Talkers Unit Study

One of my favorite parts of teaching (and homeschooling) is being able to build connections across a variety of subjects.

As we were ending out the school year this year, I decided it was the perfect time a Navajo Code Talkers unit study, since we had finished a number of subjects in preplanned curriculum. My plan for Code Talkers involved a combination of literature, writing (and grammar), history, and technology.




Friday, May 24, 2019

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Out of all the movies that have come out recently, I think the one my kids have been waiting for the most is How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Even at ages 13 and 16, they have been needing to know how Toothless and Hiccup's stories will end.  We were excited to receive an advance copy of the movie in order to check it out and enjoy the story from the comfort of our couch with popcorn!



 

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