Tuesday, 28 January 2014
I would love to tell you where I go this recipe that inspired my own homemade won-ton soup but I can't seem to find the link! Suffice it to say I googled "best homemade won-ton soup" and went through several until I found one that sounded interesting and yummy. Then I made a bunch of changes to suit it to my own tastes :D
Friday, 17 January 2014
I can't believe it is already time to start thinking about summer camps! But if your home is anything like Calgary the most popular camps fill up FAST so you have to be on the ball. This year Grady is lucky enough to be going to at least one camp and that will be at our very own Calgary Zoo.
If you haven't heard Calgary Zoo is fully reopened now so a summer camp makes a perfect opportunity to keep your kids busy and support this great organisation as they continue to rebuild from the damage in the June 2013 flood. Did you know they have $162 million in rebuilding and upgrades to do over the next 5 years? That is a staggering numbers.
We really enjoy the zoo and continue to get an annual membership so that we can go for a short time or a long time as well as keep up to date on things like when registration opens for summer camps. February 4th is the date so make sure to put a reminder every where you can think of if you want to get in.
Grady will be attending Zoo Tots as he has the bad luck of a birthday at the end of the summer so isn't old enough to reach the cut off for the longer Zoo Camps for grades 1-6. But I think a 1/2 day will be plenty busy for him and this way I don't have to figure out how to pack snacks and lunch just yet. I can procrastinate that until September :D Or you can add on boxed lunches and snacks for $50 for the week.
Zoo Camps include one Zookeeper experience which may or may not be behind the scenes and all camps get a chance to interact with smaller animals. I am really excited to hear what Grady will get up to each day!
Camps start June 30, 2014 and run until August 22, 2014. Pricing ranges from $160-$270 they even have workshops for Teens. Plus Engage and Inspire (the top two tiers) get a 10% discount. I think Zoo camps may even qualify for the arts programming deduction offered by the Federal government so check into that and maybe you get a little more back on your 2014 taxes.
There is even a Spring Break camp if you haven't booked that yet.
You can register on-line by visiting www.calgaryzoo.com. The website has information about available spaces. You will receive an email immediately which gives confirmation of your registration. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can also mail in the registration or phone the Calgary Zoo at 403-232-9300.
I am also going to do Pedalheads with Grady this year and maybe one more. What types of camps do you like to put your kids in?
*Calgary Zoo has provided us with a week long summer camp experiences for the purpose of review and sharing. All opinions are my own*
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Since I am hosting two holiday parties this season I thought it would be the perfect thing to up the anti on my Christmas decor. I had some time and was just crazy enough to give the hanging a try. But I thought it would look even better hanging from the chandelier so that the light could bounce off the balls.
I am going to share what I did so that you don't make the same mistakes I did in case you want to try it!