Saturday, February 25, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Since hubby wasn't home for our Valentine's Day dinner, we decided to all go out together and celebrate at Route 66. Yummy!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
23rd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
February 17-19 & 21!
Mark your calendars for the best Mardi Gras Celebration in Los Angeles! Join us for a weekend full of traditional New Orleans and Zydeco music, bead-throwing, strolling parade bands, arts and crafts and face painting for kids, authentic Cajun food, beer, and much more! Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley & The Zydekats return along with other Market favorites including, T-Lou & His Super Hot Zydeco Band, Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Bros and Lula Afro Brazil!
Kick off the weekend activities with our annual Mutti Gras Pet Parade & Costume Contest! Dress up your pooch for a chance to win great prizes and treats! Registration is free. Call Three Dog Bakery at 323-935-7512 or visit them at stall #710 to register your four-legged friend.
All activities are free!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
In the morning, I took my youngest to her weekly library story time. They brought out different instruments for the kids to play while listening to music. The kids paraded around the room having fun making all kinds of noise. My daughter got the triangle. She was not too happy with her instrument and was not interested in parading around the room. She did enjoy the stories that were read and she always enjoys making her craft afterwards and putting together puzzles.
After story time, I went to my older daughter's class to help with their Valentine's party. The kids quickly ate their Valentine's cupcakes and then passed out their Valentines. They were finished so quick, we had an 1 hr and 30 min. left to spare. The teacher was scrambling to find projects for them to do. She found a heart frame craft from Oriental Trading from a previous year and happened to have just the right amount for all the kids. After that, they played a quick game of Mad Libs and painted lots of Valentine related pictures.
The girls picked to have their mac and cheese for dinner. Their favorite is the kind from the box that has Scooby Doo shapes. I couldn't find Scooby Doo shapes this year, so they settled for Madagascar. While I was slaving over the stove boiling water the girls excitedly set up their picnic blanket, decorations, stuffed animal friends and centerpieces in the living room. After 15 min., dinner was complete and we ate dinner while watching a Peanuts Valentine's Day show.
After dinner, we all enjoyed a giant chocolate chip Valentine's Day cookie for dessert.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Learning, crafts, and fun for the entire family! February’s theme is healthy living. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.
ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
Hop, skip, and jump on over to the Museum to embellish a jump rope.
Make a recipe holder for your favorite healthy recipes. We’ll have some recipes from Kidding Around in the Kitchen ready to go along with your creation!
Ruthie’s Origami Corner: An apple a day, keeps the doctor away! Make an origami apple with Ruthie.
11AM – Doors open
11 AM – 12:30 – Chef Naoko Moore teaches you how to eat healthy by making onigiri (rice balls)! (1st come 1st serve, limit 15 students)
1 – 2 PM -- Chef Sonoko Sakai teaches you how to eat healthy by making delicious miso soup! (1st come 1st serve, limit 15 students)
1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen is happy to show families how to make their own Ready Set Go Delicious Kebabs
1 – 4 PM – SPECIAL! Artists from our Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post-War Los Angeles exhibition will be in the galleries talking about their work.
1 PM – Cut a rug! Learn how to Bon Odori (style of dancing performed during a traditional Japanese festival)
2 PM – Palpitating Panthers Jump Rope Team performance and workshop
3 PM – Let HoopItUp teach you how to hula hoop your way to good health
4PM – Doors close
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1pm to 3pm
Join us for a FREE make'n take event and create an adorable Valentine treat bag. Contact your local Beverly's for more details. Event not available at Carmichael location.