May. 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Its shaping up to be a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my fellow mothers an early Happy Mother’s Day.  I hope all of you get out there and enjoy this weekend that is all about celebrating you! To get you started I have found some great ways to spend your time.

  1. To begin your celebratory weekend, be sure to stop at Chik-Fil-A in Nampa Saturday morning from 9 to 1030  for their Mother/Daughter Garden Party. It will be a magical morning of breakfast, tea a fairy gardens. The Chick-fil-A cow will be joining in while everyone enjoys the morning dining together while creating their very own mini-fairy garden.  Seating is limited so be sure to get ahold of Chick-Fil-A to get your spot reserved. What a beautiful idea for a garden party
  2. For an event the whole family can enjoy, don’t miss out on the Boise Metro Fish Derby also Saturday morning from 8 to 1230.  The Boise Metro Rotary Club invites you to bring the family and drop a line at Eagle Island State Park for a family friendly Fish Derby.  They will have food trucks, a beer garden, raffle prizes and a ton of fun. There will even be chances to win prizes up to $10,000 for the most and longest trout caught.  The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is making an appearance so you can get a fishing license issued onsite. All proceeds go to benefit local youth programs supported by Boise Metro.  So get out there, catch a fish, win some money, enjoy some family time and help a great cause.

  3. How about a fun and education activity for kids and parents alike?  Most mothers I know are always looking for ways to make education fun.  The Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead is open Saturdays now until the End of September for living history tours.  Catch a glimpse of what rural Idaho life was like in the 1860s. Its a great example of early homesteading in Idaho and the tours are lead by actual descendants of the original inhabitants.  The Farmstead covers over 2 acres and has a variety of historical buildings to explore. Open Saturdays from 1230 to 430. Sounds like fun for everyone...and you can learn more about this place you call home.

  4. Speaking of history, the Traveling Trolley Time Capsule is an interpretive exhibit visiting neighborhoods via trolley all around Boise.  The Time Capsule captures the stories of the heyday of streetcars in Boise. The exhibit contains historic streetcar rails, nails, bricks and other items discovered over the years.  Historic photographs and maps will show the streetcar routes in all the neighborhoods. Saturday it will be at the Trolley House Restaurant from 10 to 12 in the morning, also a great place to grab breakfast, and at Ivywild Park from 1 to 4 in the afternoon.  I have ridden the trolley in Boise and in several other cities and it is always fun for kids and adults alike.

  5. Did you love Alice in Wonderland as a kid?  I always thought the Mad Hatter was both scary and fun all at once.  Well the Caldwell Event Center, O’Connor Field House is bringing it all to life to celebrate Mothers Day.  They are throwing a Spring Fling: A Very Mad Hatters Mothers Day, from 9 to 5 Saturday bring the whole family to this FREE event and enjoy the scavenger hunt, meet and greets with Alice in Wonderland Characters, a Photo area, over a hundred vendors and more.

  6. Okay so for those who aren’t looking for a mother’s day event, check out the Secret Comedy at Docs Lodge in Boise. This is a big show in a small space.  Its an intimate comedy experience featuring a mystery headliner. They aren’t advertising the name yet, but will tonight. All they will say so far is the headliner has been on comedy central, conan, jimmy kimmel live, last comic standing and more.  I’m dying to know who it is. Get your tickets fast. There are only 30 available and this sounds like a show you don’t want to miss!

*** BucketList Adventure this Week ***

This weeks BucketList adventure involves a trek out towards Middleton. I was just out there this past week and it is one of my favorite places to visit with the littles.  I’m talking about Babby Farms.

Babby Farms is a non-profit organization created to give people with disabilities the opportunity to interact with a wide range of animals. Most of their animals are hand raised for this purpose.  They are also open to the general public and all proceeds go to help out their cause. Babby Farms gives children and adults alike the opportunity to interact with monkeys, kangaroos, turtles, miniature goats and horses...even a miniature burros.  

I took my littles out there and they had the chance to meet an adorable miniature horse named Puppy. The staff is fantastic. They are there to help the kids get comfortable with the animals and answer any questions they might have. For example, one of my g-babies wanted to know what camels eat and if burros were always so hairy.  You can feed some of the animals and they have pony rides for the kiddos. They have a picnic area available if you want to make a day of it and bring a lunch. There is also a play area for this kiddos while you take a break.

To celebrate Mothers Day, Sunday all mothers get in for FREE. This is a fantastic way to spend mothers day as well as enjoy the nice weather with the family.  Be sure to stop in the Jungle Center and give the fastest turtle I have ever seen a pat on the shell.

Have a great Mothers Day everyone!  I'll be on air LIVE from an adventure next week so be sure to tune into KQFC Friday Morning from 7:30 to 8:30.  I'll be chatting with Steve Shannon!