Sunday, August 6, 2017

King Richard's Faire: Ticket Giveaway!

Every year my family and I look forward to attending King Richard's Faire. The kids love to marvel at all the sights and sounds.





This year is no different, and we can't wait to check out some new acts while seeing some of our "old" favorites! King Richard's Faire is the biggest Renaissance fair in New England and one lucky reader will win 3 free tickets to the fair for opening weekend.

2017 Faire Dates 

Saturdays & Sundays September 2 – October 22, 2017
Monday, September 4th Labor Day & October 9th Columbus Day
Caver, MA
Gates open 10:30am and close at 6:00pm
Click Here to Purchase Tickets in Advance!
Tickets purchased at the gate are cash only, ATM’s available.
Follow the King on Facebook to stay up to date! 

If you've never been before, check out my previous post "Things to Know Before Bringing Your Family to King Richard's Faire."

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win 3 tickets good for opening weekend - September 2, 3, or 4th.

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Disclosure: My family received free tickets to attend the Faire along with tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy 7th Birthday, Daniel!

Today, Daniel turns seven! He continues to be loud, silly, and active from sun up to sun down. He loves to be outside and play with any ball that he can find. Many days (especially with us all home over the summer) I wish I could extinguish the fire that burns inside of him JUST A LITTLE but I haven't found a way yet :)

He picked out his own cake at the store yesterday. It tasted as amazing as it looks!
Each year, I ask my kids the same questions on their birthdays - We love to see how the answers change and stay the same. Here are his answers this year:

Daniel's 7th Birthday - 7/31/17
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Show: Dude Perfect on YouTube
Favorite Thing to Do Inside: Play with fidget spinners
Favorite Thing to Do Outside: Play frisbee
Favorite Snack: Cheddar Chex Mix
Favorite Meal: Tacos
Favorite Thing to Do with Dadda: Go fishing
Favorite Thing to Do with Mamma: Bake
Favorite Thing to Do as a Family: Go camping
When I Grow Up I Want to be: A baker
If I had lots of money: I would buy a Nintendo 3DS

Have some time to kill and want to spend your day paying homage to D? You can check out his birth story HERE, see his first year in pictures HERE, see his 4 year old answers HERE, his 5 year old answers HERE, and his 6 year old answers HERE.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Boston Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty

On Friday night, Isabelle and I had the opportunity to attend opening night of Boston Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. It was the perfect girl’s night out for us and the show was amazing. I always marvel at the talent and grace of the dancers. The costumes were beautiful and we loved seeing the beloved fairy tale come alive before us on stage. The performance begins with the christening of Princess Aurora, follows her through her finger prick, and eventual spell break by true love’s first kiss.

Boston Ballet in Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty; photo by Liza Voll, courtesy Boston Ballet
Erica Cornejo in Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty; photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy Boston Ballet

Performance Details:

The Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa with additional choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. Is hailed as one of the Company’s trademark works. This quintessential production features soaring music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky and sumptuous sets and costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer David Walker. The Sleeping Beauty runs April 28–May 27 at the Boston Opera House. 
Paulo Arrais and Misa Kuranaga in Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty; photo by Liza Voll, courtesy Boston Ballet


Performance dates/times: 

Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30 at 1 pm
Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 6 at 1 pm
Sunday, May 7 at 1 pm
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 13 at 1 pm
Friday, May 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 20 at 1 pm
Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 27 at 1 pm

All performances of The Sleeping Beauty take place at the Boston Opera House  - 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

The Sleeping Beauty is approximately 2 hours and 51 minutes with two intermissions. Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit bostonballet.org or call 617.695.6955

*Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the performance. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy 8th Birthday, Henry!

Happy 8th Birthday to our always kind and sweet, Henry!

Today he spent the day with my husband, Tim, at Build A Bear Workshop creating "Smokey Paw" thanks to a gift card from Uncle Dan. They also picked up a Jurassic Park Lego set and went out for lunch. He had a great day and felt really special. He's rounding out his day now at piano lessons because life goes on even on your birthday!


Here are his answers to our yearly questions:

Henry's 8th Birthday - 12/27/2016
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Show/Movie: American Ninja Warrior
Favorite Thing to do Inside: Color and draw comics
Favorite Thing to do Outside: Ride bikes
Favorite Snack: Pirate's Booty
Favorite Meal: Pancakes
Favorite Song: "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
Favorite Thing to do with Dadda: Go to Build A Bear
Favorite Thing to do with Mamma: Go to the beach
Favorite Thing to do as a Family: Go to a hotel
When I grow up I want to be: an actor in commercials
If I had lots of money, I would: buy a mansion and a limo.

Looking for more Henry? Check out his answers when he was seven HERE, six HERE, and five HERE. You can also check out his birth story HERE.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016!

A fireman, a cake, and a police officer
 We've been partying, carving pumpkins, and eating candy like it's nobody's business for the last couple of weeks. We're looking forward to a great night trick or treating with friends tonight, too. Man it's a good time to be a kid (or mom)!

Travel down Memory Lane with these Halloween posts from the past:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pie in the Sky

http://pieinthesky.org/event/pies/seller.cfm?ID=9107

Have you heard of Community Servings' Pie in the Sky? Community Servings provides medically-tailored meals to 1,525 sick people a day in 20 communities throughout Massachusetts. For $30, you can have a delicious Apple, Sweet Potato, Pecan, or Pumpkin pie baked from one of Greater Boston's best bakers (who donate their time to this cause!). You then pick up your pie on Wednesday, November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving) at one of 80 convenient pick up sites throughout Greater Boston. For those local to Foxboro, there are locations in Sharon, Walpole, Canton, and Dedham. No matter where you live in the greater Boston area there is most likely a location near you. You can check out their Pick Up Site Locator HERE.

Wait...wait...you haven't even heard the best part yet. Each pie that is sold provides one week's worth of nutritious, made from scratch, home delivered meals to someone who is too sick to shop or cook for themselves and their family. $0.93 of every $1 raised goes directly to individuals in need so you can rest assured that your money is going directly to good use.

This year when you sit down to eat pie on Thanksgiving you can feel extra awesome because your good deed is helping someone else enjoy their Thanksgiving as well. Don't like pie (is that possible?) or you wont be around for the holiday? You can still purchase a pie and it will be donated to a Community Servings' client to enjoy.

Ready to buy? Click HERE to be directed to my personal page. Thanks for your consideration!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Happy 9th Birthday, Isabelle!


Today's the big day - Isabelle is NINE! Crazy town.

In lieu of a birthday party, she and I celebrated a special day just us last Saturday. We started at the American Girl store in Natick which she had never been to. We then walked through the mall going in every store that she wanted to. We followed that up by going out to dinner. It was a really great day to share with her. She also picked out a couple of new things at the American Girl store that she LOVES for her doll Kit.

 
 
 
Each year I ask the kids the same questions on their birthday. We love to see how their answers change (or stay the same!) each year. These are Isabelle's 9 year old answers...

Isabelle's 9th Birthday - 10/27/16
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Show: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Favorite Thing to do Inside: Play with Kit, Piggy Poo-Poo, and Mr. Cow
Favorite Thing to do Outside: Go on the flip bar
Favorite Snack: Chocolate Teddy Grahams and Cheez Its
Favorite Meal: Pizza
Favorite Song: Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) and What Do You Mean? (Justin Bieber)
Favorite Thing to do with Dadda: Make the garden
Favorite Thing to do with Mamma: Go to the American Girl doll store
Favorite Thing to do as a Family: Go to Friendly's
When I Grow Up I Want to be a: Baker and a Teacher
If I Had Lots of Money: I'd buy a house for Kit, Piggy Poo-Poo, and Mr. Cow that I could go in, too.

*Note: Kit is her American Girl doll. Piggy Poo-Poo and Mr. Cow are stuffed animals that go everywhere with us :)

Want to check out her answers from years past? Here's when she turned EIGHT, SEVEN, and SIX. When she turned FIVE I put up pictures through the years. Oh, my baby!! It really does go by so fast.
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