A day at Water World

Waterparks in Colorado

Water World, a waterpark in the Denver area, is amazing fun for the WHOLE family. Seriously, there are big rides for the big kids and adults.  There are a couple of areas perfect for the smaller kiddos in the Calypso Cove and the Big Top areas.  And then of course, there is the family rides that our boys who are now 7 and 9 are enjoying all of them!I have a great Water World coupon to offer you, go to my 34 Discount Coupons to Kid's Activities in Denver post and get your discount code from there! Please visit my 'Top 5 Tips from a Mom' post to get some of the best tips to prepare for your day at Water World.  It's a great resource to read before you go. Funny, we went exactly 3 years … [Read more...]

What to do with my Shower Door

shower door tracks are more comfortable for mothers!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been looking at this builder's grade shower door since we moved in and have threatened to remove it and replace it with a curtain. This is the boys' bathroom...They never have had a bath in this tub because it hurt me too much to bend over and lean on the metal tracks, which is why I wanted to remove them.  We have a bathtub in our master bath that doesn't have any 'barriers' so we use that tub instead.  I was also worried about them hurting themselves by slipping when they got in or out the tub.  But now that they're grown up and shower on their own, it's not such a big deal for … [Read more...]

Alcohol Ink Painting Ideas

alcohol ink art

Have you heard of Alcohol Ink? It's not what you might think ... No, it's not drinking alcohol while painting (that's called canvas and cocktails, lol). Alcohol ink is a brilliant colorful ink that is best used on non-pourous items such as tiles, dominoes, and Yupo paper. (please see the pictures of those items at the bottom of this post) This is a fun project that you can play with on your own, or with kids.  My boys LOVE playing with the different colours and shapes they can make by tilting the tile or paper certain ways and watching the ink morph and take shape.  They also love to use the stamp with felt and you can make various patterns with using it as well!  You will need a bottle … [Read more...]

34 Discount Codes to Kid’s Activities in Denver

34 discount codes to kids activities in Denver

I have an impressive list of amazing coupon codes for KIDS ACTIVITIES in Denver, Colorado! There are so many kids activities throughout Colorado, there are coupon codes here for them as well!We try to do as much with the boys as possible during the summer but it gets so EXPENSIVE!!!  So when this came across my email, I had to share it with you too!!! Copper Mountain Resort Association Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park Water World Pirates Cove The Splash at Fossil Trace Boondocks Fun Center Dinosaur Resource Center Children's Museum of Denver Butterfly Pavilion Downtown Aquarium Evolve Action Sports Park A+ Athletics Adventure Golf and Raceway RaftColorado.net Earth … [Read more...]

A Kid’s DIY Jet Creation

No Cost Kid's DIY Magnet Creation

Quickly wanted to share this crazy cool DIY jet creation with you. My son was helping me with a couple wooden signs I made recently.  He was screwing in the screws and stripping them making metal shavings.  So he got one of our magnets to clean up the metal shavings (smart kid, hey!) Well, I was painting, so he was a bit bored so he made this amazingly creative jet out of the screws we were using and the magnet. I'm just so impressed that it completely came from his imagination and nothing else.  Not even sure where he got the inspiration from as there isn't any jet models or pictures in our garage.  It is even more impressive that it came from a 7 year old's mind, just his mind. In … [Read more...]

Saint Bernards

St Bernards are amazing, this one is no exception. Meet Beethoven!!

Our family just grew by one HUGE 150 pound Saint Bernard! Meet Beethoven. He is so sweet and just a gentleman/dog.  So gentle that our oldest boy who is 9 years old can walk him (with me beside him of course).  He minds, he listens, and he is just so sweet with people and other dogs he meets during our walks. Beethoven the Saint Bernard has a little story ... He and his buddy have been known to take 'tours' of the neighbourhood ... aka: bust out of their owner's yard.  There were multiple posts online regarding their where-abouts and who were their owners, etc.  They ended up at the Humane Society where their owners eventually surrendered both Saint Bernards.  The previous owners just … [Read more...]

Pond Hockey

Pond hockey is a great way to get kids exercise and make great memories at the same time. This is a great resource for directions on how to make a pond hockey net.

If you listen to the NHL players, their fondest memories of growing up playing hockey is playing pond hockey. We have 2 boys who play hockey and LOVE playing on the pond.  The wonderful thing about pond hockey is that there are no rules, no refs, no coaches ... just putting on the skates, grabbing a stick, and throwing a helmet on.  Chasing the puck end to end, side to side, having a few breaks to sip on some hot cocoa, and going back at it. My husband made some pond hockey goal nets and the boys painted them with the colors of their choice.These boys played pond hockey in the most authentic setting ... it was New Years Day, the snow was falling, and they played for over 3 hours … [Read more...]