Sep 252016
 

Growing up in Maine we didn’t have any local zoos.  We really didn’t even have any non-local zoos.  I had visited one in Canada and one in Florida while on vacation, but that was it.  So when I moved to Kentucky I was excited to find that it was just a quick trip to the Louisville Zoo.

Riding the carousel horses at the Louisville Zoo

Since then we have been to the Louisville Zoo on a number of occasions.  We have a list of “must do” items, like a ride on the carousel which only costs $2 to ride (it’s $3 for unlimited rides all day).  We then fill in the rest of the time with whatever animals are out that day, any shows that might be taking place, or new displays that are being rotated through like the LEGO creations we recently saw. Continue reading »

May 052015
 

This shop and washi tape crafts vase tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Opinions are mine, but the fun can be yours. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias

We are so thankful that the weather is progressively getting better and better.  We move from snow in March (let’s not think about any more of that) to a very, very, very rainy April.  But that old adage is true – April showers have brought May flowers, and with them the opportunity for a lot more outside fun.

Easy Kids Washi Tape Crafts: Washi Tape Vases

It’s been in the 80s for the last few days and according to the forecast that’s going to hold for the rest of the week, too.  Some days are even supposed to peek into the 90s.  But because this is Louisville, I know that we could wake up tomorrow and it’s 20 degrees out, so I wanted us to get out and have some fun in case the weatherman was wrong. Continue reading »

Mar 202013
 

Thanks to Hershey’s for providing us with a basket of treats.
Making Easter Memories with Hershey's

Create Easter Memories to Last a Lifetime

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays.  It’s in the spring so normally we had a bit of sunny, warm weather (though in northern Maine snow on Easter wasn’t out of the question) so when my brothers and I would wake up we’d find the sun shining through our windows and spotlighting dozens of eggs and other little treats scattered across the floor.  An empty basket was always by the foot of each of our beds and we’d follow the trail down the hall, down the stairs, and all through the house, collecting jelly beans and chocolates as we went.

Making Easter Memories

It’s a tradition that I’ve been excited to share with my own family.  Last year was the first year that Bubbles was mobile and interested enough to toddle around and collect a few eggs in her basket.  She was delighted with the entire process so I think this year will be twice as fun for her.  She’s already talking about the Easter bunny, baskets, eggs, and chocolate.  It was very exciting for her to already have receive one basket.  As it is she loves when the delivery folks knock on our door; she has such fun “helping Mom” open boxes.  So when we recently opened a box that contained an Easter basket full of yummy Hershey’s treats she was extra excited. Continue reading »

Feb 212013
 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday With Fun Activities

Dr. Seuss Quote

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The anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up on March 2nd.  Born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904, Dr. Seuss wrote dozens of children’s books that are still extremely popular today.  One of my favorites is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”  I received a copy from a family member for my high school graduation and I still have it.

A number of his books have also been made into movies and television shows, such as Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax (whom I had the pleasure of “meeting” at Blissdom last year), The Cat in the Hat, and the classic Christmas tale The Grinch That Stole Christmas.  We’ve enjoyed most all adaptations, but especially love both versions (animated and live version with Jim Carrey) of The Grinch; we watch them every Christmas. Continue reading »

Dec 222012
 

Reverse Charades Board Game

RETROPlay's Reverse Charades Party Game

If you’re looking for some family fun this holiday season you’ve found it!  A new game called Reverse Charades by RETROPlay will have the entire family laughing and on the edge of their seats.  There aren’t many games that everyone from your tweens to their grandparents can play at the same time and have so much fun.  And if your kids are elementary school-aged they don’t have to miss out;  Reverse Charades Junior is perfect for them.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide - RETROPlay's Reverse Charades

Reverse Charades is a new take on an old classic.  Instead of one person acting out the charades clues for their team to guess – the entire team acts out the clues for one person to guess.  This keeps the game play moving quickly and also engages more people at one time.  No more waiting for a bunch of people to go each time before you get another turn acting.  Both Reverse Charades and Reverse Charades Junior come with 720 words so your group can play for hours without missing a beat. Continue reading »