Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Resolution for 2009: More Fruit Covered in Chocolate

Our daughter loves to help prepare almost every meal and tonight's New Year's Eve meal needed something sweet to wrap up 2008. We opened up our copy of Favorite Brand Name Simple Recipes for Kids and decided on the Mud Hole Dunk which is fruit dipped in melted chocolate frosting, and then rolled in sprinkles.

You'll need:
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Fruit
  • Sprinkles (We had lots of left over sprinkles from Christmas cookies)
  • Wax paper
The shortened version of the simple recipe is:
  1. Warm up some store bought frosting(don't use whipped) in the microwave for 15-20 seconds until it is melted
  2. Dip the fruit in the frosting and roll it in the sprinkles
  3. Put it on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper and then in the fridge until the frosting is set

Free swimming the rest of the week at SwimWest in Madison, WI

One of the preschool parents passed this on to us. SwimWest Swim School has free admission to their pool the rest of the week for a donation of one non-perishable food item per person. Here are the details from their web site:

Holiday Family Swim Food Drive

Join SwimWest over the Christmas holiday break for open swim and help us fill the Middleton Outreach Ministry's food pantry.

For a minimum donation of one non-perishable food item per person you can join us for FREE family swim at the Madison location!

If you have any questions, please call us at 831-6829

*Only a few days left to join us!*

We invite you to join our Family Swim Food Drive during these times:
Wednesday Dec 31: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday Jan 1: CLOSED
Friday Jan 2: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Sat Jan 3 / Sun Jan 4: Noon - 4:45pm


The Madison location is:
Swim West Family Fitness Center
1001 Deming Way
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 831-6829
www.swimwest.com

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A New Year, A New Kiddogogo

Happy New Year everyone! We're starting the new year with a new web site. The original Kiddogogo site was built to let families tell other families about the places they like to visit and hang out. It was a lot of fun to build and read, but the format of only reviewing places was limiting, and navigating issues following our first ISP's decision to move all it's hosting to another provider took up way more time than we would have liked. We've decided to switch over to a more traditional blog format so we can write about not only great kid-friendly places that we visit, but also fun activities, other web sites, and events.

We've archived the posts from the old site on the new site so you can still read the reviews that our contributors wrote. We really want to thank the contributors for letting everyone know about the great places where their families have fun together:

aforer
anne
ChrisDolan
Honkus
j rose
julie
Media Ninja
ruba2007
Sarah
schwarzj
sheri
Triple_M