Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Palouse Empire Gymnastics- Parent's Night Out

Parents - take advantage of this great opportunity to have a Friday night out on the town without the kids! This is one of PEG’s most exciting and popular programs! Let the kids come to the gym and have 4 awesome hours of supervised play in a fun and exciting environment. Bring a sack dinner and evening snack will be provided. Events include obstacle courses, trampoline, group games, crafts, movies and lots of FUN!
Pre-Registration is required as we must have 10 children in order to host the event. Sign up on the bulletin board or call the gym to reserve your spot. Registration will remain open until the Wednesday before the event

Ages 3 and up.
2 year olds that are potty trained are welcome too!

6:00-10:00 pm

September 25
October 23
November 20
December 18

PEG Members - $20
Non-members - $25

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

P.S. I Love You - September 17th

If you know anyone that you think would benefit from P.S. I Love You, please invite them to a “free – get to know us” day. If you are bringing someone, please let myself, Claire, or Bridget know so we can make sure to let the teachers know they will have a guest(s).


I am excited to see everyone tomorrow at P.S. I Love You!

Thank you so much for your attention last week as we discussed policies & procedures and introduced our wonderful leadership team for the year.

We still have the following leadership positions available, please consider volunteering:

• Social Chair
• Health & Safety
• Clean-up

If a lead position isn’t right for you this year, please sign-up to serve on one of the following committees (if you haven’t already done so):
• Program
• Craft
• Health & Safety
• Clean-up


This Week:
• Home Project Day
• We will also be getting to know each other a little better.
• Additionally, if you have any items you would like to pass along to other moms, feel free to bring them on any Home Project Day.
• If you have any questions regarding the Blog, Beth will be available to answer your questions.

• Dress your child/children appropriately as we will be using the outdoor playground through September.
• Have you paid your tuition for Fall?

See you tomorrow!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome to P.S. I Love You 2009-2010!

Welcome! I look forward to meeting each of you on September 10th!

I have a few reminders:

  • In September, we will be using the outdoor playground, please dress your child/children appropriately.
  • Please don’t drop your child/children off prior to 8:45AM. (P.S. I Love You starts at 9:15 AM.)
  • This year, the teachers are instituting a policy of having BOTH parent and child/children wash their hands before doing any play or drop-off. This will help with general good-health practices and slow the spread of any flu germs. Additional information on the flu status at WSU and basics prevention can be found here CNN also had a good article on advice to parents regarding H1N1 which can be found here
  • If you haven't already, please contact Bridget regarding any allergies your child may have.

I am looking forward to a fabulous year! I look forward to seeing many old friends and meeting many new. On the first day, we will be getting to know the P.S. I Love You program, the facility and getting to know each other.

See you soon!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Early Learning Services Sale -- This Friday

Early Learning Services is selling items such as tables, chairs, nap maps, gross motor equipment, puzzles, games, kitchen items, manipulatives, music, blocks, teacher materials, etc.
Sale is Friday, August, 14th 2-6pm.
Cash or Check only.
Call Sue or Rosemary if you have questions at 332.4420

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pullman Kiddos Needing Some Help -- House Fire

A young family that is known to many in our community had their home burn down a week and 1/2 ago.
They are in need of clothes for their two children. A 10 year old boy (5th grade; we're checking on his size) and a 5 year old girl that wears a size 6-7.
If you have clothes and/or some toys that you think these kids could use (note: they are currently living at a local hotel), please bring them by Claudia Mickas' or Lisa Marquart's home on Sundance.
Anything you can contribute will be donated on behalf of other children in our community. . . "kids thinking about kids."
Thank you so much for helping meet this need.
Please feel free to copy and forward this note.
Lisa M and Claudia M

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fall P.S. - Here We Come!

Join us for our Fall P.S. I Love You Kick-off Picnic!

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Time: 10 AM - Noon
Place: Reaney Park
Bring: A dish to share and your own drinks/plates/utensils

We are already beginning to receive registration forms for Fall P.S. I Love You! If you are interested in joining us, be sure to download our brochure (here) and mail it in. Priority Registration (for current P.S. I Love You Moms) ends August 17th.

Have questions?
For information and/or registration contact:

Bridget Clark at 432-7091 or

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kindness and Love Goal

I am looking for, but have yet to find, pictures illustrating ways kids can be kind to their siblings (I've found pictures of frogs, lots of dialogue, etc. but am looking for something more 'real'; something before conflict resolution is needed).
A family chart? A sibling chart? Something I can hang on the fridge?
Anyone know of a great resource or do I need to put something together? If I do, I might ask some of you for a few ideas on how Parents and Kids can show love and kindness to each other.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yard Sale Fundraiser

I thought I would pass this along to those of you who might be like me: stuff to sell but not enough to have my own yard sale. This is a perfect, low stress, opportunity to maybe make some money and get rid of some stuff! This is a fundraiser for the Catholic church (set up much like the hospital's Mom to Mom sale). I am just going to cut and paste the advertisement in the bulletin:

Okay Everybody! Are you ready for more information about the new, the wonderful, the exciting parish-wide event that the Catholic Daughters are planning? It's our first-annual parish-wide YARD SALE!August 15th, 8 am-12 noon. Families may rent space around the church grounds (you'll get a table to use to display your stuff as well) and you can sell your stuff to returning students and families in the community. We will charge you a rental fee of 10 dollars for the space as the fundraiser. It will be a FUN time for all. You can arrive early on the 15th with your stuff to set up your space, OR we'll have the church open on Friday night the 14th with lovely CDA volunteers to assist you with setting up your sale-able items the night before, if that's more convenient. REGISTER NOW! E-mail or call Cecilia Koh,, 509-279-0801 or Claire Yenish, , 332-8215.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Be Your Best Self Program!

Last year we began a new tradition with the young people of Pullman. America’s Junior Miss has a Be Your Best Self program encouraging young people to strive be healthy, involved, studious, ambitious and responsible.

We would like to invite children in your family to participate in this program on Thursday, July 30th from 11:30am-1:00pm at Beasley. The program will begin promptly at 11:30, and upon the completion of their BYBS presentation, the kids will get to eat lunch with the girls.

This program would be perfect for children in grade school, if you are interested, please RSVP by Wednesday July 29th.

Danielle Kallaher
Washington Junior Miss
(509) 334-0561


Edie Talbot
Washington Junior Miss
(509) 332-7328

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fall P.S. I Love You in Approaching!

Today, we had our third meeting for Summer P.S. I Love You. We are all enjoying continuous Home Project Days and making many new connections. It is hard to believe that we are half-way done with Summer! If you didn't join us this summer, we miss you and can't wait to reconnect with you this Fall.

As we are all enjoying our summers, plans are also already in the making for Fall 2009! If you are interested in P.S. I Love You this Fall, be sure to download our brochure (here) and mail it in.

We hope to see you here!

Have questions?
For information and/or registration contact:

Bridget Clark at 432-7091 or

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Reading Programs

Barnes & Noble (The Bookie Too!) offers a summer reading program for grades 1-6. This one is super easy. Go in and pick up a reading log. **Limit of 2 free books per child.**

1. Read any 8 books and record them on your Summer Reading Journal.
2. Bring your completed Reading Journal to The Bookie Too between now and September 7th.
3. Choose your free book from the list (several books to choose from at each grade level).

Neill Public Library also has a reading program. Again, a very simple thing to do with your kids to keep them reading throughout the summer. This program is for kids of ALL ages and runs through August 31. If you register between June 11-14, you can enter to win a $200 grand prize of local gift certificates and items. Register by July 13th to earn two free books.

1. Pick up a reading calendar at the library.

2. Place an "X" for each day you read, were read to, or listened to a book on CD/tape for 20 minutes or more.

3. After 20 days of reading/listening, return your completed log and choose a FREE BOOK!

The first 500 to sign up at NPL will receive a Papa Murphy's personal pizza coupon.
Neill Public Library also has many other special programs during the summer. Musicians, magicians, comedy, and the Berenstain Bears at Reaney Park. Pick up a schedule for this too.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


does anyone have any extra hangers they do not want? i need about 50? thank you Ladies. i appreciate it. - nikki

Friday, June 5, 2009

Children's Matinee Series

Here's the lineup for the 2009 summer session of movies:

June 16-17 Hotel for Dogs (PG)

June 23-24 Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)

June 30-July 1 Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)

July 7-8 Coraline (PG)

July 14-15 Surf's Up (PG)

July 21-22 Open Season (PG)

July 28-29 Doogal (G)

August 4-5 Final Surprise Film

Films run every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. starting June 16, 2009 at the Village Centre Cinemas.

Contact Edie to purchase tickets by Monday, June 8th.

For more information, visit

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Campbell Upright Piano for Sale

Upright Campbell Piano for Sale
20 years old
$400 OBO
Need to sell quickly
Contact: Cecilia Koh


Monday, May 25, 2009

Ballet Leo

Hi all, would any of you mom's have a short sleeved pink dance leo I could borrow for Reagan's recital? She has SO many leo's and I really don't want to buy another just for one performance. She wears a 4T but I am sure we could get away with about any size, right?

Thanks for your help!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lemon Curd Cheesecake Recipe

Hi Ladies. Several of you asked for the recipe for the cheesecake from the party last week. Here it is!

For lemon curd:
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces For crust:
1 1/3 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs (5 oz)
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For filling:
3 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Special equipment: a 9- to 91/2-inch (24-cm) springform pan
Accompaniment: blueberries

Make lemon curd:Whisk together zest, juice, sugar, and eggs in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Add butter and cook over moderately low heat, whisking frequently, until curd is thick enough to hold marks of whisk and first bubbles appear on surface, about 6 minutes.
Force lemon curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a wide shallow dish, scraping bottom of sieve, then cover surface with wax paper. Cool completely, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
Make and bake crust:Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Invert bottom of springform pan (to make it easier to slide cake off bottom), then lock on side. 3Stir together crust ingredients in a bowl, then press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of springform pan. Place springform pan in a shallow baking pan and bake 10 minutes, then cool crust completely in springform pan on a rack.
Make filling and bake cheesecake:Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
Beat together cream cheese and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add eggs 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. Beat in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
Pour two thirds of cream cheese filling into crust, then spoon half of lemon curd over filling and swirl curd into filling with a small knife. (Avoid touching crust with knife to prevent crumbs getting into filling.) Repeat with remaining filling and curd.
Bake cheesecake until set 1 1/2 inches from edge but center trembles when pan is gently shaken, about 45 minutes. (Center of cake will appear very loose but will continue to set as it cools.) Transfer springform pan to a rack and immediately run a knife around top edge of cake to loosen. Cool completely, about 2 hours, then chill, uncovered, at least 4 hours. Remove side of springform pan before serving.

Cooks' Notes: ·Lemon curd can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.·Crust (without filling) can be made 1 day ahead and kept, covered, at room temperature.·Cheesecake can be chilled, loosely covered, up to 2 days. Cheesecake must be completely chilled before covering to prevent condensation.

The recipe is from Epicurious

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Displays in Your Home and Math in the Early Years

Parenting Partners ;),
The most recent trainings I've been working on and teaching focus on 'Displays' and 'Math' in the Early Years.
A fundamental key to the ROOTS philosophy is priortizing the child while taking initiative to foster positive communication in the child's world of home-providers-community.
Thank you to all of you that send digital pictures, comments and/or share examples from your home. You are making a positive difference and I encourage you to think of my email box as a home for your great ideas, finds, questions, etc.
Should any of you like to get together sometime to learn more about ways to work with your young child in math or learning more about ways to display your child's work and interests in the home, let me know.
We're developing a terrific team of parents, professionals and community members that are eager to share information in support of the whole child.
Thanks again, partners!

Sneak Peak for Craft Tomorrow

Project for PS I Love You 5/7/09

We are making journals...

Not the journal type? Here are some other ideas to use it for (mostly courteous of
  • Things I Want
  • Gift Ideas
  • Got a Minute? - Things we would like to do when we have time.
  • Watch, Read, Listen
  • Goals
  • Bucket List
  • Don't Forget
  • Great Ideas
  • Grocery List
  • Gardening Journal/Record
  • Child's Journal (I made one for E & T this week and they carry them everywhere: "write my grocery list, draw, "write" a story, etc.)
  • Try a One-Sentence Journal. I love this idea and have at times kept one. Low key, no pressure - just what I need in a journal. I have been wanting to start one this year and now I will! (Idea from The Happiness Project.)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spread the word Cougar fans! PACK THE STANDS!

Next Saturday, May 2, the COUGS take on Stanford at Bailey-Brayton field. It will be a FOX Sports televised game. Let’s show the Northwest, FOX Sports, and especially our home team that we have the best fans in the nation!

Who: All COUGS!

What: Tailgate and Cougar Baseball

When: Saturday, May 2

Tailgate 11:30 am – 12:45

Game time 1pm

Where: Bailey-Brayton Field

Why: Because the sun will be shining, it’s as American as apple pie, this team has worked so hard, and nobody shows pride and support like a COUG! Bring a dish to share and your Cougar pride!

Weather permitting ~ Butch’s bouncy house will be up for the kids prior to game time.

Don’t miss out on the rest of the home games this season:

5/1 vs. Stanford Pullman 5:30 pm PT
5/2 vs. Stanford Pullman 1 pm PT
5/3 vs. Stanford Pullman 12 pm PT

5/9 vs. Oregon Pullman 7 pm PT
5/10 vs. Oregon Pullman 2pm PT
5/11 vs. Oregon Pullman 12pm PT

5/12 vs. Portland Pullman 5:30 pm PT
5/13 vs. Portland Pullman 2pm PT

5/22 vs. Huskies Pullman 5:30 pm PT
5/23 vs. Huskies Pullman 2pm PT
5/24 vs. Huskies Pullman 12pm PT

Thanks for you support! GO COUGS!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jogger Stroller? -- Bloomsday

I have a lovely double-jogger, but will only need a single for Bloomsday this year.
If you have one I could borrow, I'd be grateful.
I'm driving up to Spokane Saturday afternoon and will return Sunday.
Lisa M

It's a Girl!

Cara Mary-Frances Clark (Cara means Friend in Irish)
10am 4.23.09
6 pounds 14 ounces
19 inches long

"Beautiful little girl with dark hair and perfect skin" -- Mary Torrey

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Knight Fit for A Princess (and Prince too)

An evening hosted by WSU's Panhellenic Association (sororities and fraternities)

This evening is aimed for children ages 4 to 8 and includes carnival games, face painting, snacks, crafts, and the movie Enchanted will be playing!

This is an evening to help bring out the inner princess every little girl has.


This is an evening to help bring out the mighty prince every little boy has.

Where: Smith Gym - on the WSU campus

When: Sunday, April 26, 2009 from 5-8pm

Price: $5 per child for an evening full of fun!

**I picked up a flyer for this event at Jacob's preschool at the WSU Lab. It doesn't appear that you need to register - just show up! They did include a medical release form if you plan to drop your child off.***

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Free Family Concert

The Washington Idaho symphony
Lois & Samuel Butterfield free family concert!

Dr. James Schoepflin, conductor

Music by Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009:
-10:00 am, Lewiston High School Auditorium
-1:00 pm, Gladish Community & Cultural Center Auditorium, Pullman

Thursday, April 9, 2009

PS End of Year Party

For our end-of-the-year party on May 14th, we thought it would be nice to play a family slide show. (We'll add some of the pictures from the beginning of the year too; the pictures you shared with us for our morning announcements).
If you could send approximately 5 pictures of things you have done with your kids, friends, and/or family throughout the school year, we'd love to include your life 'outside of PS' in the show.
All PS families and teachers are invited to join in the project (those attending either Fall or Spring semester) and join in the last day at the church gathering.
Get the pictures to Lisa early and this project will happen! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Baby Items for Sale

Sandamali is a former PS mom and has some baby items for sale. If you are interested in any of the items, let me know and I'll get you Sandamali's info.

Graco Pack N’ Play (Play Yard) $15

Fisher Price Jumperoo $15

Fisher Price Aquarium Take-Along swing $10

Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker $7

Casio electronic keyboard CTK 700 with stand $40

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Card Party

Card Exchange Party
April 11 - Saturday
from 6-8pm

RSVP to Diane

Women's Huddle with Coach Wulff

2nd Annual Cougar Football
Friday Night Lights


Join Head Coach Paul Wulff and the Washington State University Coaching Staff for a fun and educational demonstration of the basics of football. Take part in interactive teaching events on the basics of offense, defense, equipment and terminology.

WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2009 Check-in/social begins at 5:30pm. Huddle from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
WHERE: Concession area of Martin Stadium’s Northside.
DRESS: Cougar Casual and weather appropriate. You will be up and moving and on the FieldTurf. (Hollingbery is reserved just in case.)
WHO: WOMEN ONLY. Must be 21 years of age (proof required at check-in).

Early Coug Special – payment by April 21st - $30 per person, $50 per “couple”
Decision in the Red Zone – payment after April 21st - $40 per person, $60 per “couple”

Includes raffle ticket, on field instruction/info packet, t-shirt, appetizers, beverages including beer, wine, pop, water.
The raffle will include two sideline passes to one of our home games (game TBD).

Contact the football office at 509.335.0250 or email
WSU Football, Bohler 102, P O Box 641602, Pullman, WA 99164-1602

Monday, March 30, 2009

WSU Campus Ministry Benefit Dinner

Justin and I volunteered to host a table at the Campus Ministry Benefit Dinner hosted at Simpson this Sunday night at 5pm.
Cost is $25/person, $50/couple, $60/family (children's dinner and activities provided downstairs).
If any of you are interested in joining us at our table, we'd love it. . . the cause is sound, the music and entertainment is provided by the WSU students and the meal, to our understanding, is provided by a former restauranteur.
If interested, contact Peggy Ray at

This week at PS -- April 2nd

  • Home Project (if you have things to exchange/share/etc. bring them -- it seemed to be a success last week) and "Chick Flick" 27 Dresses will play on a tv set in the big room or kitchen depending on where you want to watch the film (not the big screen since there is a sound-delay on the projection unit)
  • School age children on break are welcome at PS this week; we'll have some moms and kiddos gone so there is room
  • The WSU Women's Rugby team is still interested in raising funds for their tourney, feel free to contact Leah if you would like work done at your place at a rate of $9.00/hour
  • If anyone has an old round plastic garbage can or drum with a lid that you're looking to get rid of, let Lisa M know as her boys are looking to make a composter that they can poke holes in and then roll around a couple times a week
  • Thanks again to Andrea and Shelley J for volunteering to serve as C0-Leaders for the summer. We have Steering Committee next Monday and will have information for you regarding summer after that date.
  • Surveys are out, please fill one out next week.
  • Start thiking about how you'd like to serve PS in the fall and if you served as a team leader this year -- THANK YOU!!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Need some help around the house this weekend?

Rent - A - Rugger
Weekend Fundraiser

Workers and work teams available from
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29

The WSU Women's Club Rugby Team is having a fundraiser this weekend in order to raise money for travel expenses to participate in the Pacific Coast Rugby League Championship Tournament in California.

Members of the team will be available between the hours of 10:00 am through 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th to help out community members with spring cleaning, yard work, babysitting, etc. at $9.00 an hour. Additional donations are graciously welcome! Please contact club vice president Leah Hammon with any questions or inquiries.

Contact Leah Hammon

Rent your Rugger today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Bolt" Free Movie at the WSU CUB Theatre

For those interested in some free family movie fun this weekend, check out the WSU CUB theatre schedule:
The Swenson and Marquart Families are shooting for the Sunday, 4pm showing and will caravan over from the Marquart's home (in case you want to join and might want to follow someone to the theatre/parking).
Here's a link to the trailer

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Card Party

Join other crafty moms and have so much fun making cards, learning new techniques and visiting with each other! If you love to make cards, you should join us. You just need to bring a sample of your card and enough supplies so everyone in the group can make your card too.

Sound like fun? RSVP to Diane.

Date, time and location to be determined once the group is set.

**Note: This Card Party is open to anyone! Not just Tuesday and Thursday PS moms. If you have friends who would like to join us... the more the merrier!**


Just a reminder to be diligent about hand-washing and general health.
A staff report went out to WSU on March 21st letting them know that there has been an increase in documented flu cases in the area and through WSU health.
Many physicians note that the time to be a bit more aware of exposure to illnesses occurs the first week and 1/2 that WSU students are back in town from travels (they come from all over and bring back various illnesses from their travels).

This week at PS -- March 26th

Good morning, ladies!
This week, March 26th at PS: Home Project (Child Dev. Lab kids have class pictures)
Next week, April 2nd: “Chick Flick” and Home Project (Kids off of Pullman School District Schedule due to Spring Break. PSD kiddos are welcome; please let Claire know if you plan on bringing additional children to PS). “Chick Flick” is yet to be chosen so shoot me an email if you are in possession of a “Must Show” flick.
See you later this week,

Misc: Pullman
- Bolt movie at the CUB (free)
- Cabaret Eve, Sat. night
- SUMC “Dinner with Friends”, Sat. night (various homes)

PS -- If you are expecting, could you shoot me your estimated due date?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Green Cleaning Recipes

A couple weeks ago, Alexandra Gorman shared with us several recipes for "healthier" cleaning options. Below are the recipes --- if you click on them they should get bigger and easier to read. Or try right clicking to save as a picture and print for your own use.

All of the reports and fact sheets are also available on the website:

Alex would be happy to answer any other questions if you need her:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pregnancy Books

What to Eat When You're Expecting
The Everything Pregnancy Book
The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy
. . . I'm doing a bit of housecleaning and these are on the 'share the wealth' list; let me know if you'd like one/all and they are yours.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Coeur d'Alene

Our family is visiting Coeur d'Alene for the first time over Spring Break. I'd love to hear restaurant, sightseeing, and children's activities recommendations..... Thanks.

Monday, March 9, 2009

This Thursday, March 12th

Good evening, Moms!
Hope all is well with each of you on this lovely count-down to Spring that only Good Ol’ Mother Nature can provide us with here in the Northwest.
A few updates:
- Program this week = Alexa Scranton will come to demonstrate how to mix your own ‘child/family safe cleaning products’. She will bring extra supplies, but if you have an empty spray bottle, bring it to help defray costs. If you have any questions shoot Robyn an email or give her a call. Also, if you have an extra funnel that could be used for the day, please bring it.
- Robyn will handle announcements this week as I’ll be out-of-town. Miss you! . . . capture the great info for me, will you? J
- Remember to sign-in when you arrive – we care about you and your kiddos and definitely want to be able to account for everyone should we have a fire-drill.
- If there is a 2 hour snow delay with Pullman Public Schools, PS will be cancelled. You can check the PSD website by 6am.
Hope all of you are well!!

PS – We’re still looking for some new blood to step-up and serve as this summer’s mentor leader. Let me know if this speaks to you! ;)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Garage Sale at Beasley

I thought I would pass this information I got through a listserv on to you:), Border 104, Talk Radio 1150 and Beasley Coliseum are teaming up to bring you the 4th Annual Palouse Area Garage Sale on Saturday May 2. We will open up all of Beasley Coliseum and for $15.00 per 10’ x 10’ space you can bring your stuff to Beasley Coliseum and sell it. Spaces sold out quickly last year so get in early if you would like to participate. Online registration begins Monday, April 6 at 8am. More information will be available soon at Keep checking!

What a great opportunity to have one location to bring all those garage and storage items and have people come to one place to both buy and sell items.Pass this on to your friends and neighbors. SATURDAY, MAY 2 FROM 8AM-1PM. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Have a talent and looking for some extra cash?

I'm looking for a 'help area'.
We finished off a simple kid's play room downstairs and I'm looking for someone who can install some reused carpet.
Before I call someone else, I thought I'd check to see if any of you/your contacts would be interested in doing this and earning some extra cash in the process.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Volunteering with Kids?

Can anyone suggest volunteer opportunities in the Pullman area? Ideally, I am looking for family activities in which my sons (7 and almost 2) could also participate. However, even if you only have suggestions for "older" kids or adults, I'd appreciate hearing them. Thanks!

Borrow Snow Boots & Skis for this weekend?

We are heading to Schweitzer on Saturday with the 3 girls to ski. We want to take Aubree, 3 1/2 yrs old, skiing on the bunny hill. I expect that Aubree will ski for about 30 minutes and then she'll be done for the day. Does anyone have kids snow boots and skis I could borrow? Aubree wears a kids size 11.

If you don't have any boots or skis we could borrow, but know of a good place to rent them please let me know.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Good Guide

I followed one of the links that Dr. Hunt gave us for checking out personal care products and didn't find it very helpful, but I did a little hunting and found this site very helpful!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Movies in Pullman for March

Rumor has it that the Final Surprise Movie for the Winter Movie Series will be Inkheart. According to, this movie is rated PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language.

As Lisa posted earlier in February, WSU offers some free movies on campus. One that may be of interest to the youngsters in our families is Bolt. Bolt will be shown March 27-29 and is also rated PG for some mild action and peril. All films are FREE to students and the public (unless otherwise noted) and are shown in the CUB Auditorium. Showtimes are 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.

Mamma Mia! Milk and Twilight are also offered at the CUB... mom's night out maybe?
See you at the movies!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thomas and Friends Live tickets

I am posting tickets for the Thomas and Friends show in Spokane on Tuesday on Craigslist. Check this link out if you are interested:) Please forward this on to anyone who might be interested that are not on this list. Thanks so much!
Shelley G.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fancy Nancy and Priscilla

Just finished bedtime stories with Megan (naughty Jacob was already in bed) and just had to share these two favorites of ours. Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss-Glasser (Neill Library has 7 different Fancy Nancy books.)

There are several Fancy Nancy books in hardback and now many more new ones in paperback that are easy readers. I just peeked at the website ( and the release dates are posted. There's also a couple sticker books too.

I would happily read these books to Megan every night if she asked me to. They are very well written and the illustrations are fabulous. If you have a little girl in your life, these are perfect!Priscilla and the Pink Planet by Jocelyn Hobbie (Neill Library has 4 of these books.)

This is a newer series to me but I've already fallen in love with them. Similar to the Fancy Nancy books, the author and illustrator are amazing!

There's also Priscilla and the Pink Planet, Priscilla Superstar, Priscilla and the Splish-Splash Surprise and Priscilla and the Great Santa Search.

There's one other book I'm dying to share but it's an Easter one and I'm going to wait at least until March. It's my all time favorite holiday book and you'll want to check this one out!

This Thursday, Feb. 26th! :)

1) Kindergartners are off this week in Pullman Public Schools due to conferences. Please let Claire know if you would like to bring your sweet Kinder with you to PS.
2) Clean-up -- we no longer have to put the tables away as the new custodian at SUMC would like to do this. The request is that we continue to set up chairs as we have in the past, and simply move the tables back towards the office (don't put legs down, he'll do that too).
3) For all of you participating in the blood drive this Tuesday running from 1:00-5:45, thanks! There are 3 more slots available for donating if you, your significant other, a friend, etc. are interested (note: child care is available).
See you Thursday,

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Useful Article

Lori found this article online. I thought it had some practical suggestions to take what we've learned from Dr. Hunt and apply it in our kitchen:),7518,s-5-83-1110,00.html

Friday, February 20, 2009

Furniture anyone?

Our friends are in the process of moving away from Pullman and they have some nice furniture they'd like to sell this weekend.

  • Charcoal Grey Couch: $250 OBO - 5 yrs old, very comfortable. (Yes, that's Sydney modeling how comfy it is for reading in your jammies.)

  • New brown, microsuede couch $450 - , purchased to stage our home, barely used.
They need to sell these Friday (yep, that's today) or Saturday or they will be moving them to Portland.

Let's can email me at or call Juli at 208-412-8750.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Free Movie Showings
I hear the new theater is really nice and, certainly, the price is right.

Summer PS Mentor Leader/s???

Fun in the sun, friends, time for your kids to play, an opportunity to serve other moms . . .
Does this sound like fun or interesting to you?
I'm still looking for that special TH PS mom or moms to 'jump out of the wood-work' and volunteer to serve as mentor leader/co-leaders for the summer PS program.
Let me know (and realize, this is pretty low-key and is a great way to serve in a leadership position for the 1st time too :)).

Housekeeper Recommendation

We're thinking of hiring a housekeeper for a couple of months after baby #2 arrives and I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations? It's hard to trust a stranger in your home, so I would be grateful for any information or help you have. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baby Gear

Say, I'm pregnant and realizing we need to start gearing up for this little fella. Before I go shopping, I thought I'd see if anyone wants to sell/pass along anything that I'm looking for. So, here is my wish list:
  • a dresser/changing table situation
  • baby monitor
  • white noise machine
  • glider/ rocker
  • double jogging stroller

Thanks for peeking in your basements for me!

Pasture Raised Chicken, anyone?

I know that several of us got chickens and turkeys from the Zakarison Partnership last year and I wanted to put the info out there for anyone else who is interested. The chicken is awesome and raised responsibly/locally. They are working with two WSU Organic Ag couples who want to learn how to do what the Zakarisons are doing here in Pullman, so they are looking to expand their orders this year. If interested, contact Eric Zakarison at or on his cell at 509-595-3585.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kitchen Rugs?

Anyone know where to find a large sized rug to go under a dining table?
We have our table in the kitchen and the size of the current rug is just too small.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wild At Art Reminder

On Saturday, February 7th from 4-6 we have scheduled time at Wild At Art in Moscow. Plan on sharing a some snacks and drinks while we create.

If you think you can make it, please email Amy at and let her know that you will be there and if you would like to bring a snack or drink to share.

McTeacher Night

"McTeacher Night, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10" in Pullman

Mark you calendar, enjoy a meal or snack 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday February 10th during "McTeacher Night" at both McDonalds in Pullman.
25 percent of you order will benefit Pullman Education Foundation's endowment and programs. Pullman's McDonalds restaurants and the Pullman Education Foundation are partnering in this effort supporting Pullman School District teachers and students.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Family Concert

Red Grammer will be performing Monday, February 2, at 7pm in Bryan Hall. Tickets are $6.50 adult and 4.50 child.

I cut and pasted this from an email I received from Beasley:

Red Grammer is one of the premier entertainers of children and families in America. Described by Parent’s Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music” Red has set the gold standard for writing and performing music that that playfully reconnects each one of us with the best in ourselves.

Red can be heard tickling and nourishing hearts and souls via his award-winning recordings; his numerous appearances on television (The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Nickelodeon, Showtime, PBS, The Disney Channel… ); his unforgettable live concerts; his award-winning DVD (Hooray for the World); as a featured artist on the 2005 Grammy-winning Best Musical Album for Children, “cEllabration: A Tribute To Ella Jenkins”; and on his new Grammy nominated album, “Bebop Your Best!"

Don’t miss this opportunity to treat your family to a great evening of fun and music.

Friday, January 23, 2009

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

National Girls and Women in Sports Day
6th Annual Female Athlete Clinic
February 8th, 2009
11:30 AM
Bohler Gym
For girls 11 and under
Come participate in fun activities with Cougar Athletes
Free Clinic + Free Admission to Women’s Basketball Game at 2 pm
Sign up at at the Fan Center
Thanks to Claire for sharing this information!

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's A Boy!

Hello everyone! Just a quick e-mail to say we had a healthy baby boy today at 1:38 pm. He was 8 pounds 1 ounce, and 21 3/4 inches long. We're all doing very well and still deciding on a name so stay tuned!
Love, Justin and Amy

PS Spring Tuition

Just a reminder to bring your checkbooks Thursday. Here is the tuition breakdown for spring semester:
Parent only: $60
Parent and 1 child: $100
Parent and 2 children: $120
Parent and 3 children: $140

You are welcome to divide the payments up monthly or pay in full.

Can't wait to see you all!
Shelley G.

Friday, January 16, 2009

In the name of science...

Trish Blehm (a PS mom alum) is requesting any broken electronics for her 4th graders to dissect for a science unit. If you have any broken curling irons, radios, small appliances, etc. that you'd be happy to get off your hands, contact Trish at

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Winter Children's Matinee Series

Looking for something to do on winter weekends? Here you go!

Village Centre Cinemas in Pullman is offering children's movies every weekend beginning this weekend, January 17, 2009. Films run every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Tickets are available at the three local elementary schools. We will be selling tickets at Sunnyside this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8-8:30am and 3-3:30pm. Series tickets are only 8 tickets for $5 and tickets can be used for any movie, any day, any time.

The movies offered this session include:
  • Igor (PG) --- Jan. 17-19
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (PG) --- Jan. 24-25
  • Space Chimps (G) --- Jan. 31-Feb. 1
  • City of Ember (PG) --- Feb. 7-8
  • Kung Fu Panda (PG) --- Feb. 14-16
  • Madagascar 2 (PG) --- Feb. 21-22
  • The Tale of Despereaux (G) --- Feb. 28-Mar. 1
  • A Final Surprise Film (???) --- March 7-8
For more information go to

Monday, January 12, 2009

eScrip ~ a super easy way to raise money for PS

Here is the web site to sign up for eScrip:

If you want to check on your own account and see what groups you are supporting you can check here: you enter your email address and press enter.

The groups are listed under your name on the next page (top - middle).

From what I can tell your supporter id does not match the number of your Safeway card.

Once you are signed in you can go to Sign in to my eScrip to view purchase activity and get more info and also change/add which groups you want to support by clicking on Search for merchants in your community.

Let me know if you need more information. Sonya

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mortgage Broker?

We are looking to refinance our house, but don't have any experience with a local mortgage broker. I've already checked most of the bank rates. Since every % point matters, I'm thinking of going through a mortgage broker. Does anyone have a recommendation?