Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Santa and his reindeer ATV.
Hitch a sleigh ride with Santa and his reindeer. Santa and his ATV pulled sleigh will be available for no charge on Sunday Dec 13 through Thursday Dec 17 and Saturday Dec 19th through Thursday Dec 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve they will be handing out candy canes and hot chocolate from 6pm to 10pm.
Wow, thank you Dan & Crystal Christensen. Check it out at 2200 E Oakridge St in the Silverwood subdivision.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
****Four out of four stars. The Pond Loop at Hull's Gulch is perfect for young kids because it's fairly short, has some shady parts, and isn't steep. If you have older kids there are plenty of other more difficult trails. Just take a different path.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies." Steve Martin
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Are you worried about how you're going to afford to feed your children this summer? Have your children been receiving free or reduced lunches at their school? Then you'll be happy to hear about the Summer Feed Program. It's awesome. (Thanks to Smullin Family for telling us about it in her comment last month. I had never heard about it before but now we're hooked). We've been going every day for the last two weeks. What a wonderful service! Free lunches for kids are handed out at schools and local parks to help keep children from low-income families (that would be us) fed this summer. Children ages 1 to 18 are handed a free lunch and a free milk. The program ends on July 31st, so click on the links to find your nearest location and go check it out. **If you are not a low income family, please do not take advantage of the free summer lunch program. It is intended for those who need it and I would hate to see this program taken away from those who really benefit from it.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Special Needs Activity Day
When: Thurs, June 25, 10:30am-2:30pm
Where: Settler’s Park in
What: A day for to improve skills and have fun
§ All special needs abilities can participate in events at each booth
§ Sports booths: baseball, soccer, bowling, gymnastics, basketball
§ : face painting, drawing and creating craft
§ Other: bean bag toss, and running race
§ Prize for completing activities
§ Enjoy Playground afterwards
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It's one of our family traditions. You can't go a year without attending the Meridian Dairy Days Parade. I remember going to the parade as a kid and it's something my kids look forward to every year. They love getting candy and waiting for the milk truck to toss them free chocolate milks. The parade is on Friday evening and other various activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. Besides the parade, we love going to the Pancake Feed and then listening to the Meridian Symphony perform for free in Storey Park. The carnival is also fun when it's not too hot or crowded.
Entries in the COW WOW Art Contest start appearing throughout the City the weekend before the Festival. Based on the 2009 theme: Moo-sicians, businesses, groups and individuals decorate plywood cows to show off their creativity and vie for cash prizes.
The Dairy Days Festival begins on Thursday night in Storey Park with a Pancake Feed followed by a free concert by the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.
On Friday, the Festival Marketplace opens, with 80 vendors selling food, crafts, art, and various other products and services. For the children, the “Kids Corral” provides free fun activities and games.
Friday evening, the “Real Dairy Parade” begins at 7 pm with 100 entries focusing on a dairy theme. (www.meridiandairydays.info)
Saturday morning begins with the annual “Milk Run” fun run at Meridian Speedway. Little tykes can participate in a ¼ mile run around the track, and then the older kids and adults do a 5K race that starts and ends at the Speedway. Vendors open at 10 am. At noon the "Dairy Dash", a kid's bicycle race, takes place at the Meridian Speedway. In the afternoon, area coffee shops and restaurants participate in the “Milk Mocktail” Contest, and the public votes for their favorite dairy-based drink. Join us at 2pm to sample the recipes and vote for your favorite.
Other events for 2009 include: the 60th Annual Dairy Princess Contest a carnival, a farm animal education exhibition and dairy cattle and dairy goat shows.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Were you around in the 1980s? Then I know you've heard of them. Open Arms, Faithfully, Don't Stop Believin'.......
Sunday, July 26, 2009
On Sale Friday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Seattle, WA – Live Nation welcomes Journey with special guest Heart to Taco Bell Arena on Sunday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m.
JOURNEY--Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and new lead singer Arnel Pineda—is hitting the road to promote REVELATION, the highly anticipated three-disc CD/DVD package set for release June 3 exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in North America.
First emerging in 1976 with their debut album Dreamboat Annie, HEART eschews resting on their legendary stature and remains an active and artistically potent unit. In addition to forging Heart's indelible mark in rock'n'roll, the Wilson sisters were also pioneer female rockers whose success and influence broke down the gender barrier for women to be bandleaders and musicians.
Tickets are $47.00, $57.00 and $67.00 and go on sale Friday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. at LiveNation.com and Idahotickets.com, all Select-A-Seat locations, Taco Bell Arena Box Office or charge by phone: (208) 426-1766. Prices include the facility fee but do not all applicable service fees.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Taco Bell Arena Administrative Office at (208) 426-1900
Journey special guest Heart
July 26, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Two Saturdays ago we packed the kids in the car and made the trip to
We had no idea that thousands of other people were as interested in seeing Shoshone Falls that day as we were. Traffic was backed up bumper to bumper for two miles. After a two hour drive and sitting in a line of traffic, the kids were getting restless. I finally said, "Come on kids, we're walking the rest of the way." Of course, I didn't know how far it was to the falls, I just knew I didn't want to wait any longer. We jumped out of the car, got the stroller out of the back, and hoofed it on foot, while the husband had to wait in the line of traffic. We beat him down the road by about 25 minutes or so.
The falls were spectacular and the weather was perfect. The girl loved knowing that she had seen the best waterfall in the west. Most of the pictures are ones that she took since I had my hands full with the little ones. We had a great time and would highly recommend making the trip to see
Things to know before you go:
Expect the trip to take all day. Take a stroller if you have young kids. There are restrooms available, but no soap. Bring your own soap or hand sanitizer. There are snacks, drinks, and souvenirs available for purchase. There is a large grassy area and picnic tables. Expect a long wait and tons of people if you are going during the peak season, April thru May. There is a park fee of 3.00 per vehicle. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Take your camera and check the weather before you go. Driving directions are pretty easy. Go to
Things to know before you go:
Here's a link to a video of the falls that the Idaho Statesman posted in April.
Friday, May 1, 2009
There is an excellent clickable tour map online at the BCA website. You can also click through to previews of each home.