Father’s Day Gift Suggestion for Dads and Granddads!

June 1, 2011

Grandpa Ron calls it a grandparent’s book. I call it a children’s book. Read it and decide for yourself! The kids enjoy talking about the activities and details in the pictures. The adults remember their own special moments – either as kids with their grandparents or as grandparents with their grandkids. Dads and moms get their own flashbacks, too!

Check out the blog special page for more info.

Front Cover for Grandpa Do It I Do It Too

Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Thanksgiving Photos

November 27, 2010

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and with phone calls with family. The weather was crispy but beautiful….









Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Morgan’s Wonderland – A Special Needs Special Place

November 6, 2010

Inspired by my friend Rob’s Facebook status today about Special Education Week, I decided today had to be the day I shared an old article I ran across the other day. I had saved it because I wanted to share it with friends whose new baby has spina bifida. It is Ticket to Ride in the October 4th People Magazine.

Because I know several families with special needs kids, the article struck me as very special. Here was a dad who could do something – and DID it – to make the world a better place for not only his own special needs daughter Morgan, but for others as well.

Gordon and Maggie Hartman created Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas. It is a place where kids can ride a train, a carousel, a swing or they can experience sensory activities such as the interactive music garden – all independent of their physical or mental abilities. Actually it is even better than that because special needs adults can also have these great experiences – maybe even for the first time in their lives.

ABC News ran a special report American Heart: Spreading Joy to Special Kids about the new park that opened last April 2010. Here is the vision for a park for special needs people as documented by Gordon Hartman in its conceptual phase.

The hours, pricing and directions are here.

Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Coloring Pages for Fourth of July

July 3, 2010

If you happen to be looking for some fun activities for your kids or grandkids to do this weekend with a theme of Fourth of July or Independence Day, check out the grandparents.com website – Here are some pages for coloring. While there I laughed while watching a video of kids telling jokes interspersed with laughing babies. You may have seen this already, but it is still funny.

Check out ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Downhill Tubing in Reno/Tahoe Area

February 24, 2010

With all the snow we got in the last several days, this article by Maggie O’Neil of the Reno Gazette-Journal is quite timely! Check out For tubing adventures, it’s all downhill for reviews of the local resorts: Boreal Mountain Resort, Donner Ski Ranch, Granlibakken Ski and Snowboard, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, Soda Springs Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley USA, and Tahoe Donner. There are other links here at NewToReno.com Winter Sports.

Check out the Reno-Tahoe website on your own – here’s the tubing page. For organized trips check out Sierra Adventures.
Personally, I liked the kids activities at Soda Springs the best – especially the tubing carousels at Planet Snow Kids.

For more ideas and activities, check out my other blogs at https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com 🙂


Meet Jean Warren and Preschool Express

February 19, 2010

I was “googling around” for toddler activities the other day when I came across Jean Warren and her fabulous preschoolexpress.com with wonderful ideas and activities for parents and teachers to do with toddlers and preschoolers. Do check it out – over and over again! Of course I loved the train theme (so does Grandpa Ron!) but all the ideas for learning, skill building, reading, singing, games, activities, parties, food and cooking with kids, etc., etc., etc., just go on and on! You’ll surely find some stations that will keep your toddler engaged and eager for more! Do check it out!

You can also check out my other blogposts at https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com/ for ideas and activities that I have noted! 🙂


Birthday Party Ideas

February 16, 2010

Austin will be 4 next week! Wow! I still can remember holding him when he was one day old! Mommy is working on party possibilities. It can be daunting but I found a few interesting sites with ideas:

http://familyfun.go.com/parties/

http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/party-preschool-birthday-parties.htm

http://party.kaboose.com/birthday/ideas/toddler-birthday-party.html

http://fun.familyeducation.com/birthdays/parties/64165.html

Hopefully, after all the up-front work is done, there will be time to relax and enjoy the fun!

For other ideas and activities, check out my other blogposts at https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com/ 🙂


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