MNO for January

Last night’s MNO was a hit! Check out the group as they painted & tested out the local wine…

MNO: Palettes & Pairings
MNO: Palettes & Pairings


Halloween Costume Swap

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Before you toss out that “old” costume or head to the store to buy a new one, plan to participate in National Costume Swap Day with Macaroni Kid on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:00am-10:00am.

We’ve come to the conclusion that National Costume Swap Day is about showing our children a better way to celebrate!  Because something as simple as a costume swap does make a difference.  “Swapping the costumes of only half of the children who celebrate Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons!”

Admittedly, swapping costumes is a shift in the way kids think; it has become the norm to decide what you “want to be” and then head to the nearest box store and buy a new costume.  A swap offers children the chance to make a costume decision with an open-mind and possibilities laid out before them!  Dare I say it may even be reminiscent of those times you raided your parent’s closet to put together a costume … you know, back in the day!

Here’s the bottom line: Halloween has become a holiday filled with traditions that are unhealthy for our children and our planet. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to serve as role models.  Participating in a costume swap not only encourages celebrating in a way that is healthier and more earth-conscience, but it also empowers our children to think about how small changes can have a big impact.  All while still having fun!

A costume swap is recycling at its most fun. Kids get new-to-them costumes, and parents get to save money and the planet.  National Costume Swap Day is the brainchild of Corey and Lynn, moms living right here in Issaquah, and founders of a grassroots, non-profit known as Green Halloween®. For the past three years Macaroni Kid has partnered with Small ThreadsAdventure Kids, and CleanScapes to bring this event to our community with DROP-SWAP-SHOP, and we can’t wait to do it again this year!
Here’s how …

Anytime between now and October 11th, participants are encouraged to drop off swap-able costumes during business hours at one of these locations:

In exchange for costume(s) you will be given a Swap Ticket to be brought back for the event on October 12th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Small Threads for Kids.

If you’re a little reluctant to give swapping a try, local businesses are providing great incentives. In addition to swapping, you can also shop with 20% discount off purchases at Small Threads and get a discount at Adventure Kids Playcare.  To make sure you get to the swap on time, AKP is opening early at 7:00 am.  If you’re new to AKP, be sure you’ve filled out 1st Visit Forms.  Both offers are only valid during the event on October 12th.

If you are a community business interested in participating as a sponsor (including our Swag Bag program), please contact

MOPS Hosted Breakfast at MQP

August 11th– MOPS is hosting an event at MQP Church- Moppet Breakfast which will be held after all masses. MOPS members will be needed at this event in order to make it a success! We’ll be trying to recruit new MOPPET caregivers as well as get the MOPS name out to the parish. If you ordered one of our MOPS t-shirts, this is an event to wear them at!  For more information on how to help, click the link below.  Really, we just need people to show up in their PINK shirts 🙂
—> If you can volunteer,  please CLICK HERE to sign up for slots to cook, socialize during the Saturday & Sunday mass times.

July Mom’s Night Out

Mani/Pedi Time!

July 23rd– Our July MNO- Manicures and/or Pedicures as well as drinks and appetizers at Simone’s. Issaquah Nails(right next to the Sammamish Safeway) will stay after normal working hours for our MOPS group to do manicures and pedicures. They will be well staffed and MOPS members will be able to start being pampered at 7:00 p.m. Start times will be staggered for people based on when they can make it. 10 or so people should be able to be pampered at once. Those who are finished with their nails, waiting for their nail appointment, or prefer not to get their nails done will be enjoying themselves at Simone’s(across the street from the nail place) sipping on a drink and/or eating appetizers. (evite here)

A new BABY!

Congratulations to Deana & her family for welcoming their newest little girl into their family!  Grace was born on July 5th at 11:04pm. 7lbs, 7oz. & mom & baby are healthy!

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Kids’ Food Drive @ MQP

Next weekend marks the last weekend for the Food Drive for Kids at MQP.  There are still lots of bags left to fill!!  The food drive benefits the Issaquah Food Bank & the items are for kids summer breakfast & lunch programs while school is out.  Many of these children otherwise struggle to get balanced, healthy, meals or a meal at all.

You can pick up a bag in the MQP Narthex (right inside the main front doors on a table) & return it any time to the table with the items listed on the bag (shown in the photo below).  The list is attached to a reusable bag that you can fill with the requested items, making it just that much easier to help the kids out!

Food Items Needed
Food Items Needed

Demsie is here!

Katie H’s baby made the Bellevue Reporter’s online paper as the first baby born at Overlake Hospital on New Year’s Day!  Congratulations to Katie & her family on the birth of Demsie.

Demsie was born at 1:53 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 and weighed 8 lbs, 10 oz. She has a big sister, Emerson, 5.

Demsie Lynn
Demsie Lynn