Saturday, December 28, 2013

Book Club Picks

Well, we have a tie! Let's go with A House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout for January and Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala for February. Let me know if you have any questions. We'll meet sometime in late January or early February to discuss A House in the Sky.

Happy holidays to all! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Club Poll

It's time to choose our next read for December/January. Please look for the poll over there in the sidebar of this website and vote for your favorite. We'll meet sometime in mid to late January late January to early February at Angie's house. Thanks to Sheila and Laura for hosting the last two times.

Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala

The Road to Wellville, T.C. Boyle

Gone Girl: A Novel, Gillian Flynn

House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout

Wild, Cheryl Strayed

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our Holiday Schedule

Hi Everyone.

Please note: there will be no playgroup December 23rd through January 3rd.  The Cookie Swap party on December 20th will be our last meeting of 2013.

We hope you all have a safe and merry holiday! 

French Anyone?

L'Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee is offering French lessons for toddlers.

This is a great way for children to be introduced to the language through conversation, song and play.

There have been two new classes added to the schedule to keep up with demand, both on Thursday afternoons. Please check out their website for more information.

Bonus: they're conveniently located in Shorewood!

It's Time for a Cookie Swap!

Our annual Cookie Swap party is on Friday, December 20th from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the playroom where we always meet.

How it works is this: you bring 2 dozen cookies (baked at home or store bought, it doesn't matter). Then we dig in! We usually eat about half the cookies during the party and then exchange and take home the rest.

This is always a fun event. We hope you'll join us!

And in case you need some inspiration, here are some delicious looking cookie recipes for you. Click on the caption to go to the recipe. 
Peppermint Sugar Cookies via Midwest Living
Peppermint Bark Cookies via A Little Clarification. 
Glimmering Cookies via Purl Bee
Marzipan Bars via Redbook
This Grand Adventure

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Family Events in Milwaukee

Here are some fun family events happening this month.

December 7th is Family Free Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Also at the zoo, is Breakfast and Lunch with Santa. For more on that, click here. That happens on December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22.

On Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon, admission is free for Milwaukee County Residents at The Domes.

Have you seen the new illustration exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, yet? It's very cool with lots of interactive activities for kids (and adults, too). On Sunday, December 8th there's also the Kohl's Art Generation Family Sunday: Fairy Tales. Click here to find out more about that. 

Mondays are free at the Milwaukee Public Museum for Milwaukee County Residents. They also have some special holiday events like, Museum Storytelling (The Night Before Christmas for Fish and Their Friends). That's today, Thursday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. And starting tomorrow, the European Village will be decorated for the holidays. Here's a complete schedule of events.

Family Fun Craft Night is happening at Shorewood Library on Tuesday, December 10th at 6 p.m.

The Whitefish Bay Library hosts Family Time on Monday, December 9th at 10 a.m.

Mom & Baby Yoga at INVIVO Wellness may interest you.

***And don't forget our annual Cookie Swap party at Family Club on Friday, December 20th during regular playgroup times. Bring 2 dozen cookies to playgroup and we'll eat and share our baked goodies.***