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Girls Night Out and Movie on the Square

  • August 11, 2010 6:44 am

Girls Night Out Thursday August 12th… Elvis Live! you might just catch a glimpse of the KING! 6-8 pm withjoin us ear stores having special sales and some with refreshments including Kettle Korn!  Come early for Girls Night, and stay late for Movie Night-this month is The Blind Side, just in time for football season!  There will also be a Decatur HS Football Highlight video and mini pep rally before the movie.  Come on girls…the summer is fading fast.  Grab the kids, a chair, and few extra dollars for that Kettle Korn and soak up these last few free time moments!

Monday Catchall-2 weeks left!

  • August 9, 2010 6:14 am

All summer fun really comes to a halt after this week, so soak up these activities and start gearing up for School Fun! 

Learning Ladder Camps: call 940-210-5746 for reservations or visit online at www.decaturlearningladder.com

Want to be on stage? Are you a ham? Then this camp is just for you! Learn all about puppets. Each day we will craft a different kind of puppet and also work on a weeklong “big”. Every camper will be a part of a puppet show for our friends and family on the last day. It’s going to be a great show so be sure to get a front row seat.

Location : Decatur Public Library

It’s hot outside so let’s stay in and have fun in the air-conditioning. This is supposed to be the hottest week of the summer and let’s celebrate by going to Main Event for some inside summer fun. We will bowl and play games and next stop will be at Tornado Terry’s so bring your best game. The week will be packed with in door games, some you may have never tried. We will even craft some games of our own. So if you’re feeling lucky come play with us – may the best man win.

Location : Learning Ladder

FREE LUNCH at Crystelle Waggoner Park:  Wednesday, 11-1 (come and go), sponsored by Legend Bank

 

 Studio Movie Grill:  Summer Family Fun-$2 adult & $1 kid.  This week:  Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs

Have a great week!

 

 

3 Week Countdown-Monday Catch All

  • August 2, 2010 6:52 am

Can you believe it’s just 3 short weeks until school starts?  So much to do, and so little time, which is really the story of my life, but it applies to these next few weeks times 10.  But even with all the “getting back on schedule” things to cross of my list, I want to squeeze in a few more Dog Days of Summer…

Here’s the line up:

Decatur Mom Club:  MONDAY 10 AM Meet at the Trophy Club Splash Park for a picnic and water fun!  For more information on the park, click here.  Children under 35 inches are free, otherwise admission is $6.  

Learning Ladder Camps: call 940-210-5746 for reservations or visit online at www.decaturlearningladder.com

ARRRRRRR! This week is a paradise. We will the largest pirates chest ever at the currency plant. It would take a whole lot of sand to bury all that treasure! We will have pirate names and games this week. Toward the end of the week we will sail our pirate ship to the Dallas aquarium and see all kinds of sea life- maybe even look for a mermaid. So shiver me timbers and sign up with our crew this week for some walk the plank fun.

FREE Kid Movie at Fossil Creek, Tues-Wed:

N. 6100 Freeway
Ft Worth ,TX 76137
817-847-9120

This week:  Wallace and Grommit (G); Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Studio Movie Grill:  Summer Family Fun-$2 adult & $1 kid.  This week:  Rugrats, The Movie

Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Program:  Tuesday, 11 am & 12:30  pm:  Creepers and crawlers alike will be here with Critterman!

FREE LUNCH at Crystelle Waggoner Park:  Wednesday, 11-1 (come and go), sponsored by Legend Bank

Cruise Nights on the Square, This Saturday:

Time: 4-8pm
Registration:  4-7pm
Fee:$10.00
Judging: 7:00pm
Awards: 8:00- 8:30pm

Stores and restaurants stay open late and streets are closed to traffic.
Awards in 20 classes. Classic, Antiques and Hot rods- original and modified, just to name a few.

Have a great week!

Monday Catch All

  • July 19, 2010 5:13 am

Here’s what’s going on this week:

Decatur Mom Club:  MONDAY 10 AM Meet at the Trophy Club Splash Park for a picnic and water fun!  For more information on the park, click here.  Children under 35 inches are free, otherwise admission is $6.  

 

 

Learning Ladder Camps: call 940-210-5746 for reservations or visit online at www.decaturlearningladder.com

Planes, Trains, and Tractors:  Cost $95 & pack a lunch.    We will load up on our very own school bus only to make it to the train station.  Puffy, an 1896 steam locomotive, the oldest train in the south, will chug us down the tracks.  After we pull into the station, we will picnic at Nash Farms and chat with the chickens, and tour the tools and take Dig in the Dirt Tractor Rides.  Later that week, we will fly (by bus) to the C.R. Smith Museum to take a look at the world of flight.  This hands on adventure will include sight, sound and touch aviation up close. 

Jr. Chefs:  Ag Extenstion Office from 9 a.m. to noon, Mon-Fri, 2nd-5th graders.  This week will be filled with delicious smells and delectable tastes.  Each day we will have time in the test kitchen testing out our own dishes and learning about different foods and nutrition.  We will also craft items to decorate our kitchen as well as our very own apron and of course chef hat.  Come taste the new foods and meet us in the kitchen!

FREE Kid Movie at Fossil Creek, Tues-Wed:

N. 6100 Freeway
Ft Worth ,TX 76137
817-847-9120

This week:  Jonah:  A veggie Tales Movie (G); Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Program:  Tuesday, 11 am & 12:30  pm:  Get on your feet for a good time with Debbie Day!

FREE LUNCH at Crystelle Waggoner Park:  Wednesday, 11-1 (come and go), sponsored by Legend Bank

Next week:  WISE COUNTY REUNION!  :)

Have a great week!

More Flags! More Fun!

  • July 15, 2010 6:20 am

Yesterday, we took advantage of our free Six Flags Tickets the kids earned through a reading program at school this year.  Of course, they were pumped to go to the park, but the added bonus that they earned the ticket kicked it up a notch.  We rustled up some friends, trailed down to Arlington, and hit the ground running.

I’m not sure the kids noticed that it was the absolute HOTTEST day of the summer so far, but the Moms and Dads sure did.  We almost ran to Aquaman to start our adventure because we were already sweating through our clothes.  Getting soaked right out of the gate jumpstarted the rest of the day for sure.  We wandered to the Titan, Mr. Freeze, The Flashback, with all NINE kids in tow, all running up to check their height requirement at each ride.  Sometimes all the kids could ride, sometimes only the tallest, and actually sometimes only the shortest.  There was a little drama thrown in here and there (as only there could be with NINE KIDS), when the littlest kids wanted to ride the big rides (like SUPERMAN!), and were too small, or when the seating arrangements weren’t quite working out as they had planned.  But, actually for the most part, we were pretty drama free.  We trooped all over that place, refilling our drink bottles every five minutes and downing gallons of diet coke, gatorade, sprite, and water….lots and lots of water.  At the point of maximum heat exhaustion we retreated to the Cave Ride with its almost-air conditioned status, and that seemed to refresh us enough to keep on going.  Man, those kids have some energy, don’t they?  I wish I could bottle some of it.

And, they also don’t seem to notice the battering their body takes on roller coaster after roller coaster.  There were a few times I was sure I needed to call a chiropractor after the ride ended, just to set my body straight again.  Have those rides always been that way?  Or am I just getting old?  I’m afraid the answer is age.  I actually have a few bruises and sore muscles today…FROM SIX FLAGS.  Yes, definitely age-not roller coaster quality.  Bummer.

We closed the park down.  I’m shocked to admit it, but we did.  We ushered the kids out of there right as the parade route was roped off, and high tailed it to the nearest Taco Bueno.  Although, my appetite was immediately diminished once we all piled in the car and our aroma was so intense.  Kids stink, don’t they?  I’m sure it wasn’t me-nine hours in 100 degree heat couldn’t have possibly made me one of the stinky ones! 

It was good though-despite the heat.  I’m guessing only Texans are this crazy.  As we all settled in for the drive home, there were happy grumbles of the “great fun day,” and then there was lots of snoring.  From me.

Monday Catch All

  • July 12, 2010 4:38 am

Here’s what’s going on this week:

Learning Ladder Camps: call 940-210-5746 for reservations or visit online at www.decaturlearningladder.com

Deep in the Heart of Texas: Cost $95.  This week we will journey to the Noble Planetarium to see a show about the “stars at night are big and bright….Deep in the heart of Texas.”  Come an dcelebrate living in the great state of Texas.  Also, we will race to the Texas Motor Speedway.  We will tour the track, pit area, and take a lap around the track.  Pack a lunch, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Scrappy Girls:  FREE CAMP! Monday-Friday, 1-4, 5th-8th graders

Come bring  your favorite photos and let’s start scrapbooking!  Different techniques will be taught daily.  Each day we will have time to explore new materials and work with the die cut machine.  We will learn how to journal, show case your pictures and of course, make those pages shine with “bling.”  Let’s preserve those memories and create scrapbooks we can share with pride.  All materials will be included except the pictures.

Decatur Mom Club:  MONDAY 10 AM Meet at the Trophy Club Splash Park for a picnic and water fun!  For more information on the park, click here.  Children under 35 inches are free, otherwise admission is $6.  

 

COMMUNITY POOL

500 Parkview Drive
Trophy Club TX 76262
Pool Office: 817-491-0500

DECATUR LADY EAGLE BASKETBALL CAMP: Monday-Thursday 9-12, Decatur High School, Cost $60.  Camp is open to any girl who has completeted 1st grade through 8th grade.  Cost includes a camp t-shirt, medals and trophies for competitions.  Make checks payable to Billy Garner.

FREE Kid Movie at Fossil Creek:

N. 6100 Freeway
Ft Worth ,TX 76137
817-847-9120

This Week:  Doogal (G); Aliens in the Attic (PG)

Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Program:  Tuesday, 11 am & 12:30  pm:  Climb around on huge vehicles at rolling and reading!

FREE LUNCH at Crystelle Waggoner Park:  Wednesday, 11-1, sponsored by Legend Bank

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Girls Night on the Square & Movie Night!

  • July 6, 2010 7:34 pm

Thursday night is not only Girls Night on the Square with tons of shopping deals, but it’s also Family Movie Night featuring one of my most favorite movies, Grease!  Maybe these nice, cool evenings will hang on just a few more nights for you to meet up with the girls at 6, do a little shopping, and then meet up with the whole family at 8:30ish to snuggle on the courthouse lawn and sing along with this classic.  Definitely a smalltown must-do for the summer!

Monday Catch All-published

  • July 6, 2010 4:47 am

It helps when writing a post to actually click the “publish” button.  I guess the summertime fun has gone to my head a little.  So, here it is, a day late…

Learning Ladder Camps: call 940-210-5746 for reservations or visit online at www.decaturlearningladder.com

Sports Fans Only:  Did you say “Take me out to the ballpark?”  Well, we will be going not only to the Ballpark in Arlington, but we will also tour Cowboy Stadium.  This week’s scorecard will be full of sports, trivia and crafts that every “good sport” will enjoy.  At the all Park we will have an exciting behind the scenes tour including the Rangers clubhouse, batting cages, press box and dugouts.  At the Cowboy stadium, wear your favorite Cowboy jersey and tour the team’s locker room with a stop in the Cheerleader suite.  Let us draft you to the Learning Ladder’s team, and come play with us.  Cost:  $95, pack a lunch and wear tennis shoes!

Secret Fairy Garden:  Main Street Garden, 8-11, K-4th graders, Cost $50.  Shhhhh.  we have to whisper because we may scare the fairies.  So bring your wings and fly to our garden.  It will be a magical week filled with fairy fun.  Each daywe will craft special fairy crafts that will even attract the fussiest fairy.  And every camper will create a special fairy garden; remember that fairies drink from tiny flowers.  There will be fairy food, fairy games, adn the week will end with a fairy parade.  So remember to tip toe lightly and come see fairies with us.

FREE Kid Movie at Fossil Creek:

N. 6100 Freeway
Ft Worth ,TX 76137
817-847-9120

Jimmy Neutron:  Boy Genius & Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Squeakuel

Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Program:  11 am & 12:30  pm:  Have a great time at the puppet show with Ms. Katie and Ms. Diane!

FREE LUNCH at Crystelle Waggoner Park:  Wednesday, 11-1, sponsored by Legend Bank

Decatur Boys Basketball Camp:  Decatur High School

Incoming 1st-3rd:  9-11 am, cost $70

Incoming 4th-9th:  12-4 pm, cost $85

$15 discount for additional family members.  Each camper will receive a reversible jersey and camp basketball.  Awards for competitions and a certificate of participation or medal will be given to every camper.  Please bring a drink and a snack if desired.  Water will be provided.

Girls Night Out in Downtown Decatur!  Thursday, 6-8. Stores having special summer deals and cool refreshments.

The Corner Place:  20% Off Flip Flops, Burnout Tees and Assorted Dresses
Sunshine Square:  50% Off Spring/Summer Clothing and 50% Off Shoes
Memory Lane:  Christmas in July everything 25% Off (excluding antiques)Main Street Mall:  20% Off Storewide
….Popcorn and Cold drinks @ Trinity Realty…
Have a great week!

Monday Catch All, Week 2

  • June 20, 2010 10:25 pm

Here we go!  Again, if you know of other camps and gatherings, please let me know and I will update ASAP.

Learning Ladder Camps: call 940-210-5746 for reservations or visit online at www.decaturlearningladder.com

Wild Kingdom:  June 21-25, $95:  Come take a voyage into the magical world of animals in Animalopolis at the Omni.  We will see cheetahs that race like a Ferrari and bears that run their own fishing school.  Those fish don’t sound very smart!  Also, we will visit the Fort Worth Zoo and take a backpack tour.  Maybe we will see some real life cheetahs.  The week will be filled with animal crafts and we will craft our very own safari hat.  So pack your canteen, sunscreen and lunch to come explore the Wild Kingdom with us!

Baby Sitters Club:  June 21, 1-4 pm, open to 5th-8th graders FREE! If you want to start to babysit, this is the class for you!  How to safely market your business, ages and stages of development and health and safety are all topics we will explore.  Everyone will craft their own sitters travel bag filled with surprises that will keep even the fussiest child engaged and interested.  Each participant will also create their very own card with activities listed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  A notebook will be included to hold all of the new information to help you be the best babysitter ever!

Decatur Summer Reading Program: Tuesday, 11 am and 12:30 pm in the library meeting room.  Do some crazy experiments with MAD SCIENCE!

FREE Kid Movie at Fossil Creek:

N. 6100 Freeway
Ft Worth ,TX 76137
817-847-9120

06/22/2010-06/23/2010 Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G)
  Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

 

FREE Lunch at Crystelle Waggoner Park:  Wednesday from 11-1, sponsored by Legend Bank

Decatur Mom Club: Burger’s Lake Friday, June 25, 10-3 pm

1200 Meandering Road, Fort Worth 76114. 

Burger’s Lake is in Ft. Worth about 40 minutes from Decatur.
www.burgerslake.com If you have not been before, the web site has lots of pictures. Bring a picnic lunch or buy lunch there. It is tons of fun!

 

 

Decatur Soccer Camp:  Monday-Thursday from 6-8pm on the football practice fields behind Decatur High School

Some items to be aware of:

1. Snacks will be served each night.  (chips, snow cones, popsicles)
2. Water will be provided.
3. Shirts will be handed out on the last night of camp.
4. Thursday night will be “Soccer Splash Night”.  The kids need to bring a towel, and be prepared to get wet.
5. If your kids have a size 3 or 4 ball, please bring it. 

I hope everyone had a great Daddy Day, and dads all over Wise County had a day of relaxing with their amazingly angelic kids.  Hopefully that was the case anyway!  :)

Summer Chore Chart

  • June 15, 2010 8:41 pm

The kids found a way to make a little extra cash this summer by offering to do chores around the house.  Of course, I was all over any extra help I could  muster, and agreed that I might be able to find some spare change to pay them for the agreed upon duties.  Here’s the pay scale they came up with:

Make Bed:  $5

Wash Dishes:  $10

Clean Playroom:  $15

Flush Toilet:  $20

Make Lunches:  $30

Fold Laundry:  $50

It looks like I might need to get a summer job to cover the cost of my kids’ summer “jobs!”