Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bunco and Cookie Exchange

Bring a plate of cookies (about 3 dozen) and come on December 11th for our Christmas bunco party and cookie exchange.

We will each go home with a plate of assorted cookies and a smile on our face from a fun fun morning!

Yellow table will be providing brunch :).

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Next Meeting - November 13th!

We will only be meeting one time in November, due to Thanksgiving.  So please come join us for brunch, visiting and a guest speaker from Catholic Family Services who will be sharing about opportunities to volunteer as a family.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone, not this week, but NEXT Wednesday, November 13th at 9:30 am at the Grandview Nazarene Church!  

Purple table will be providing brunch!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bill's Berry Farm!

Come join us this Wednesday (10/23) for our MOTS playdate at Bill's Berry Farm!  This is a great time for us to play with our kids and visit with other moms.  We will have the park to ourselves, and will have the chance to ride the kid's train, pick out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch and enjoy their tasty donuts.  There are a few things we would like for you to bring on Wednesday:

- a snack to share (we will set out the snacks on a table at the park)
- $5 per child for donuts, train ride, and pumpkin OR $1 for donut only (if you haven't already paid, we will collect the money on Wednesday.  Moms can pay $1 for a donut as well). 

If you haven't been to Bill's Berry Farm before, a group will be meeting at the Grandview Nazarene Church at 9-9:15 and then caravan out at 9:20 together.  If you would rather meet us there, we will be at Bill's Berry Farm around 9:30 am.  

Hope to see you then! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Come Visit and Decorate!

We are ready to get to know each other!  The last two meetings have been full of very helpful information, now we need a chance to discuss what we've heard and get to know each other!  October 9th will be the perfect day for that! 

Come use your creative skills to decorate leaf-shaped sugar cookies.  Cookies and frosting will be provided, please bring a large plate/platter to take your cookies home on, and any sprinkles that you would like to use and/or share!  You will have a plate of delicious cookies to take home for your family.  We can't wait to see you on October 9th at 9:30 am!

We will also be having a kids costume exchange on October 9th.  If you have any children's costumes that you are willing to loan to another mom, please bring them to the MOTS meeting (please label them clearly with your name and phone number).  That morning, we can all "shop" for costumes for our kids, and the price is right :).  We are just BORROWING costumes, so we do ask you to return them in November!

Monday, September 16, 2013

The MOTS year has officially started!

It was great to see so many of you this past Wednesday for our first MOTS meeting of the Fall!  Here are a few pictures from our meeting:

We have an exciting year planned for MOTS, and we want you to be excited also, so we are including the schedule for next few meetings.  

September 25th
 - Introductions and a chance to get to know each other.
 - Jon Ladines will be sharing with us about self-defense.  He teaches classes that a few of our moms have taken and thoroughly enjoyed.  We need to be ready to protect our kiddos :).  Wear comfortable clothes.
 - Brunch will be provided by the BLUE table.

October 9th
 - We will be decorating Fall-themed sugar cookies and getting to know each other better.  Cookies and frosting will be provided.  Yum!  
-  Our first ever kids costume exchange will take place.  Please bring any children's costumes you have (with your name on them), and we will have a chance to borrow each other's costumes for our kids - what a blessing!
- Brunch will be provided by the PINK table.

October 23rd
-  We will be meeting at Bill's Berry Farm.  We've reserved the farm for the morning.  This is a highlight every year.  Kids can play in the playground.  We go on a hayride and pick out a pumpkin, moms can press cider, and we all enjoy pumpkin doughnuts.  It's a great morning!  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

First MOTS Meeting Countdown...

Only 4 more days until our first MOTS meeting of the year!  

Wednesday, September 11th from 9:30-11:30 at the Grandview Nazarene Church.

Please bring your friends and join us for a time of new friends, encouragement and laughter as we walk together as moms.  
Childcare and Brunch are provided.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Welcome home baby Mason Newhouse!

MOTS mom Kendra Newhouse, her husband Brian and big sister Alina welcomed home new baby Mason earlier this week.  We would love to bless the Newhouses by bringing a few meals for them.  If you would like to sign up, click here.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

MOTS Kick-Off on September 11th!

Our first MOTS meeting for the 2013-2014 year will be September 11th!  Mark your calendars!

Do you know any moms with young children who might benefit from the friendships, speakers and encouraging environment at MOTS?  Take a minute and send a personal invitation to them, it might be just what they need. :)

For our first meeting we have a guest speaker coming to share about personality types and how we can understand and love ourselves and those around us (including our kids) better.  See you on September 11th at 9:30 am at the Grandview Nazarene church. Feel free to come early for extra social time!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Congratulations MOTS mom Katie Elliott on her new baby girl!

Hannah Louise Elliott joined her big brother Luke just two days before his 2nd birthday.   He wanted a sister, so she's a perfect gift.  

She was born on July 18th at 9:39 PM. 7lbs. 1oz. and 18.25in.   

Both mom and baby are doing well.  If you would like to help us bless the Elliott's with meals, please sign up on Katie's Meal Schedule.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Meal Schedule for Dawn Wolf!

Dawn and Pat Wolf and big brother Ace (2 years old) welcomed a baby girl to their family on July 6th. Landrie Kate was born just after midnight and weighed 8 lbs 4 oz, 19.5 inches long.  If you would like to help us bless their family of 4 with meals for the next few weeks, please visit Dawn's Meal Schedule.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

McDonald's Storytime

Need another idea for Summer fun?  Check out the Prosser McDonald's for Storytime on Thursdays.  See the picture for details!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Family BBQ is STILL ON!

Check back here around 4pm if the weather looks terrible, and we'll let you know any last minute changes, but for now, plan on the BBQ tonight from 5-8.   Pray for sunshine, bring your kids' rain boots, and join us at the Prosser City Park next to the Library.  See you tonight!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Activities

Free Summer Movies at Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning, Fairchild Cinemas is showing free movies during the summer (thru August 15). Two movies will be shown each week (doors open at 9 am, last movie starts at 10 am).   See their flyer for more information.

Library Summer Reading Program

Mid-Columbia Library in Prosser has a Summer Reading program with some fun activities and special events (free and open to everyone!).  Stop by the Library to sign up and get more information.  The calendar of special events is below.  See the library website for a weekly calendar.

June 24th - Walk-in Craft (all day while supplies last)
June 26th - Kid's Gardening Program: Master Gardeners 11am

July 16th - Square foot gardening: Master Gardeners 1 pm
July 18th- Kimmy's Kloset: Children's Entertainer 11am
July 25th - Art Day 2-4 pm
July 31st - Alex Zerbe: Magician 11am

August 6th - Ronald McDonald 2 pm
August 13th - Finisher's party 11am

6 and under Free Swim at Prosser Aquatic Center (see previous post)

Moms of Tots Family BBQ! Don't forget to bring your whole family and join us for our Family BBQ this Tuesday, June 25th at the Prosser City Park from 5-8 (come when you can).  Hotdogs and drinks will be provided, please bring a side dish or dessert to share!  Hope to see you there!

If you know of any other summer activities or events that we could let other moms know about, please email Andrea DeVries at, comment below, or send the MOTS facebook page a message and we will be sure to include it on the blog!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

6 & Under FREE Swim @ Prosser Aquatic Center

PAC Open Swim
For children ages 6 & under Only

Admission is FREE

920 S Kinney Way
Prosser, WA 99350

*6 & under swim is only availalbe during the weeks of swimming lessons:
June 17th–27th
July 8th–18th
July 22nd–August 1st

- - - - - -

The pool is also open daily for all ages for Open Swim

Daily Admission Fees:
3 & Under: Free with Adult
Youth (4-17): $3
Adult (18+): $4
Senior (65+): $3
Group (5 people): $12

More Information Here

Monday, June 17, 2013

Congratulations Mom AmyMae Hazzard!

Welcome baby Levi!
Born 06-11-13

If you would like to bless the Hazzard family with a meal,
please visit their Meal Schedule and sign up for a date.

Monday, June 10, 2013

MOTS Family BBQ!

Bring your families and join MOTS for a FAMILY BBQ at the Park!

This will be a great time to meet other Moms, families, kids, husbands, etc. There will be BBQs going, playground, games and a time to get to know some other families with young children.


DATE:  Tuesday, June 25th
TIME:  5:00-8:00pm
PLACE:  Prosser City Park (across from the Library in Prosser at 7th Street & Paterson Road)
DINNER: Hot Dogs & Drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

EVERYONE is welcome! Invite your families and friends.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Congratulations MOTS Mom Carrie Boboth and new baby Twins!

Welcome twin babies Owen Charles & Jackson Murray!

Born 06-06-13 @ 8:41/42am
Owen (6 lbs 4 oz / 20 in)
Jackson (6 lbs 2 oz / 19 1/4 in)

Congratulations to
Everett, Carrie & big sister Elise!

If you would like to bless the Boboth family with a meal,
please visit their Meal Schedule and sign up for a date.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MOTS Play Date at the park!

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 30th @ 10:00am 
Come and play, bring a snack or lunch for a picnic too!

Prosser City Park, across from the Library in Prosser at 7th Street & Paterson Road

Monday, May 13, 2013

Summer Play Dates at the Park

Thursdays @ 10:00 am at the Prosser City Park, across from the Library in Prosser at 7th Street & Paterson Road

**Check back for pool play dates at the Prosser Aquatic Center too!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Moms Night Out!

Join us this Friday, May 10th for MOTS Mom's Night Out!

Date: Friday, May 9th
Time: Open House starting at 6:30pm
Location: Mandy's House (MOTS Mentor Mom)250 Summit Drive, Grandview
(for directions email Mandy at

Come socialize, relax and connect with other Moms.
Appetizers and beverages provided, bring something to share if you'd like :)

End of the Year Play Date at the Park!

Thursday, May 9th from 9:30am until we are done playing!

Out Final Meeting will be a PLAY DATE at the playground located at "GRANDVIEW COUNTRY PARK,” otherwise known to most as “THE FAIR GROUNDS” (812 Wallace Way in Grandview).

For Brunch, we are doing picnic/snack style. Please bring a snack to share with other moms and kids. Ideas: Crackers, popcorn, cookies, fish crackers, muffins, fruit snacks, grapes, bananas, carrots, cheese sticks, Gogurt, juice, etc. etc.

Bring a Friend! See you Thursday!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Meeting this Thursday ~ 04.25.13

Join us this Thursday, April 25th for our LAST REGULAR MEETING of the year (we will wrap it up in May with a Play-Date at the Park).

Our speakers will be some of our fabulous MOTS Moms sharing their Testimonials and Personal Stories with us.

BLUE Table is providing brunch.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Meeting Thursday ~ 04.11.13

Join us this Thursday ~ April 11th, 2013 @ 9:30am! 

Our meeting will feature Gview Naz's Children's Pastor, Sarah Schmahl, sharing on Shepherding a Child's Heart.

Yellow Table is providing brunch.

Invite a Friend! See you on Thursday!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mommy Resources!

Thank you Mandy Hoffard for sharing with our group last month! Here is a list of some of the resources she uses/recommends:

(in no particular order) 
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, by Mark Gungor

For Instruction In Righteousness - A Topical Reference Guide for Biblical Child-Training,
by Pam Forster

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage, by Willard F. Jr. Harley
(also on Amazon)

The Family Book of Manners, by Hermine Hartley

The Excellent Wife, by Martha Peace

Our 24 Family Ways: A Family Devotional Guide, By Clay Clarkson

What the Bible is All About - for Young Explorers, Frances Blankenbaker (Author), Henrietta C. Mears (Author), Billy Graham (Foreword)

Discovering Your Heart with the Flag Page, by Mark Gungor 

Miller Family Storybooks - Stories in the life of the ‘Miller family’ in which character lessons are learned.  She said good for all but her boys really liked them.  Age 4-5 on up.

Uncommon Courtesy for Kids - A Training Manual for Everyone - Different manners lessons. They would role play the different scenarios.

Rules for Young Friends - Same author as above. For use when having to deal with neighbor kids and friends.

Young Peacemaker - They are going through this now, Mandy loves it.  For older elementary kids.

Bible Stories to Read - Daily bible story book for young kids with questions and corresponding coloring pages.

If-Then Chart  - The "If…Then" chart. - Chart site Mandy loves. - General mom info site she uses.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Local Easter Egg Hunts!

Grandview Community Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Location: County Fairgrounds

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Hosted by The Prosser Chamber of Commerce and Prosser Kiwanis Club
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
10:00am SHARP: Egg Hunt for kids 0–9
Location: Prosser City Park, across from the High School
Of course the Easter Bunny will be on hand to read stories and take pictures. All hunters will also receive a story book to take home.
For more information, call the chamber at 786-3177