Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Playgroup Outing

Our playgroup will be attending the exhibit "Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins" at the Galleria Mall next Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. We need at least 15 people aged 5 and above (including adults) to get the $2 per ticket group rate. Kids 4 and under are free. Please let Katie Bybee at know if you would like to attend.

Fun Friday Preschool

Attention Parents of Preschoolers-

Annette Owens is excited to be offering a Fun Friday Preschool for 4 year olds (or advanced 3 year olds.)

The class will be on Fridays from 12-3 pm for $65.00 a month.
The Preschool will follow the 9 month Clark County Schedule.
Annette has a Masters in Education and has taught preschool and Kindergarten for over 10 years.

If anyone is interested, please let her know.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Puppies for Sale!

Looking to add to your family this summer? Bridget McGarry (Marsha White's daughter) has five chihuahua puppies for sale. They are five weeks old and cost $300 each. They want them to go to good homes so give her a call at 515-9812 if you are interested. Here are some pictures. Aren't they ADORABLE????

Monday, June 21, 2010

Free Movies

If you are looking for something to do with the kids this summer, check out some free movies. These are at Colonnade Stadium 14 which is right across the street from our ward building. The movies all start at 10:00am. Here is the schedule:

6/22/10: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)
6/23/10: The Spy Next Door (PG)
6/29/10: Kung Fu Panda (PG)
6/30/10: Tooth Fairy (PG)
7/6/10: Wallace and Gromit (G)
7/7/10: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
7/13/10: Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)
7/14/10: Night at the Museum II (PG)
7/20/10: Everyone's Hero (G)
7/21/10: Hotel for Dogs (PG)
7/27/10: Horton Hears a Who (G)
7/28/10: Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)
8/3/10: Space Chimps (G)
8/4/10: Aliens in the Attic (PG)
8/10/10: Tale of Despereaux (G)
8/11/10: Coraline (PG)
8/17/10: Pirates Who Don't do Anything (G)
8/18/10: Astro Boy (PG)

There are other movies at other theatres in the area. To see what is playing elsewhere go to

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pool Safety Class

Don't forget the Pool Safety Class tomorrow (Thursday, June 10) at 7:00 p.m. at Annette Owens' home (2632 Sunday Grace). Come learn techniques to work with your kids in the water and how to be safe. Moms only please.

Questions? Call Annette at 897-8881

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Fun Preschool Spots Still Available

For those moms of little ones, Janie Makanoa still has spots available for her summer fun preschool session. It is a five week session (note that class dates are not consectutive) from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. The following are the dates:

Tues. 15th, Thurs. 17th
Tues. 22nd, Thurs. 24th
Tues. 29th, Thurs. July 1

Wed. 21st, Thurs. 22nd
Tues. 27th, Thurs. 29th

The cost is $200. Please let Janie know as soon as possible if you are interested at 812-5658.

Monday, March 8, 2010

House of Fire Adult Activity

Don't forget to bring your adult friends and spouse to our House of Fire Ward Activity this Saturday night, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. We will have a HOT chili dinner, HOT games, and HOT fudge sundaes! There will even be a nursery (contact Katie Bybee at if you will be bringing your kids) so make sure you are there!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Understanding Your Two-Year Old

Says Karren Hitchcock, "I came across some interesting information in my edcuational pshychology class that might be of interest to the moms of 2 year olds. I know the terrible 2s can be hard on parents and thought this might give all the moms some insight."

"Having one's own way is a basic part of human development. . . . It is an important part of socialization to learn to wait on getting needs met, still trusting that others will meet those needs and to begin to move toward meeting the needs of others. The infant, initially unaware of all needs but self-will, learns to adjust to the needs of the parent, usually unwittingly, and thus makes the first cycle toward socialization. The process of socialization is just begun, however. We repeat the cycle over and over again as we grow.
The child who has been successfully trained to control the most essential body functions continues to grow emotionally and, by age 2, has come full circle and demands total autonomy again. It is the province of the 2-year-old to insist on having his or her own way, to win at the clash of wills, to feel godlike. It is a normal, human stage to be grown out of and then revisited periodically and less emphatically throughout life." ("'PEPSI' a Screening and Programming Tool for Understanding the Whole Child" by J'Anne Ellsworth. Teaching Exceptional Children Nov/Dec 1996)

Thanks, Karren! Any other insights are always welcome.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cannery and Honey Info

Just a reminder- only one more week for the cannery. Money is due next Sunday, the 14th. Checks should be made payable to Las Vegas Home Storage Center. Items available this time are: Black Beans $4.45; White Beans $4.25; Pinto Beans $4.65; Refied Beans $3.75; Potato Flakes $2.85; Fruit Drink Mix $6.90. **Everyone is encouraged to order at least one can each month.**


The Honey order that Laurie Peters sent around is due on February 15th. The order will arrive on March 1st. If you did not receive the email, please let Dee Ann Spilsbury know and she will forward you a copy with the information on it.

Virginia Walker is the lady that does the honey order and she also provides a class on how to substitute sugar for honey, make a facial cream from honey, and has other recipes for using honey. We have asked her to come and give a class to our ward on April 22 at 6:30pm. Because we do not have the building this night, we are asking for anyone that would be interested in hosting this at their home. Virginia will bring everything including homemade rolls using honey. All she would need is a table and for the hostess to provide water to drink. If you can do this for us, please let Dee Ann know right away.

Green Valley Elder Care

If you have any movies on VHS or CD's that you would like to donate to the Green Valley Elder Care, please contact Lisa Baum at 614-4334