Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wasps! Here's a way to trap them.

It's that time of year, wasps are everywhere! We used this recipe last summer after trying many different concoctions, this one was amazing! Wasps were attracted immediately and it trapped a lot. Plus it's easy enough to throw away and start a new one.

You need:
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 banana peel
1 empty 2 liter pop bottle

-boil water and add sugar, stir until dissolved
-cut the top off the pop bottle so you have a funnel (you need the whole thing so don't wreck the bottle!)
-put the sugar water, vinegar and banana peel in the bottom of the pop bottle and put the top back on upside down. you want the spout facing down to the bottom of the bottle (but not touching the liquid)
-poke holes and tie it shut or use duct tape and then hang your new trap from a tree or place it somewhere out of reach of your kids

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Corn Mazes are open!

I really want to take my boys to a corn maze this year. I've checked their sites and Amaze in Corn is open! They are located 10 minutes south of the Perimeter Hwy on St. Mary’s Rd and hours are weather permitting. It also sounds like it's muddy there because of all the rain.
Along with the maze, you will find a petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides and a hay bale pyramid. If you get hungry you can visit their Snack Shack and enjoy
homemade French fries, hot dogs, smokies, popcorn, ice cream, chips, chocolate bars, and various drinks at the picnic tables provided.

Open 7 days a week.
Sunday to Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Monday to Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Group bookings are available during the day
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11:00 am 10:00 pm

Murray's Maze opens Sept. 4 and they have a Micheal Jackson tribute. I will post more information closer to their opening date.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Aug 24 to 29

A very quiet week this week! Hopefully this weather holds out and we can enjoy the rest of summer! You can always head out to a wading pool or spray pad. Tinkertown, Thunder Rapids, and Grand Prix are still open. Or why not visit Assiniboine Park and the Zoo?

Stars and Strollers - Playing this week: Julie and Julia
Silver City St. Vital Mon, August 24, 1pm – 3pm
Silver City Polo Park Wed, Augus 26, 1pm – 3pm
Have a baby and still want to see a new movie once in a while? Why not check out Stars and Strollers at Silver City Polo Park and St. Vital. They dim the lights, lower the volume and have a change table available.

Coming up:

FREE Trial Classes- Fit 4 Two Stroller Fitness
Friday September 11, 2009, 10:30-11:30am Earl Grey Community Club, 340 Cockburn North (meet at lane doors) Class size is limited. Reserve your spot by contacting or 452-5000
You can see Aileen's website for more details: