Great Wolf Lodge New England for the Holidays

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Last weekend my family and I were asked to attend a Howliday sneak peek at Great Wolf Lodge New England!   We got to experience Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one sitting!

First we started with Howl-o-ween. The kids decorated treat bags and got some candy from the witch. During the month of October kids will get in their costumes and participate in Spooktacular family activities such as the Trick-or-Treat Trail or Monster Bash Dance Party. It’ll be a howling good time! (Get it? Wolf. Howl?)

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We had a Thanksgiving feast fit for KINGS I tell you. Every bit of it was delicious (between my husband and I we tried most of it ;-). And as a bonus it was all nut free!

Then they made it SNOW! Inside. The kids thought it was so cool. It was part of what will be called  Snowland – From snow showers and twinkling lights in the Grand Lobby to gingerbread houses and enormous snowflakes. We had hot chocolate with handmade marshmallows, and the kids decorated Holiday cookies and basically got all hopped up on sugar. There was also a storytime and then a dance party. I suppose to account for the different levels of sugar intake ;-)

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Dollops of Diane’s kids. Mine would not stand still for a second here.

That was all just our blogger preview of the holidays! Everything else at Great Wolf Lodge was equally as awesome.

The Dunkin Donuts and a bar for adults -that’s the way to begin and end the day ;-) The buffet breakfast for everyone. And of course, of course the WATER PARK and everything in between our room and the water!

There are shops, a salon, arcades, indoor mini golf, a ropes course and so much more. Be sure to look them up on Facebook for deals!

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We had so much fun and would definitely go back! Among the water parks around these parts it’s most certainly the leader of the pack (sorry I couldn’t help myself.)

 

This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program by Great WOlf Lodge. I have been given aComplimentary stay at the resort. Image used with permission. All opinions are my own.

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First Day of School

The first day of school is always filled with glee and nerves for me.

I am excited for them, and for me. And nervous for them and sad for me. It’s a big jumble of emotions.

I usually cry. Today was no exception.

 

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3rd and 1st!

 

 

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Little brother jumping in.

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Yearly porch shot.

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Yearly porch shot.

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Hug it out.

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Almost there.

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He’s sad it’s not his turn yet. Preschool is next week.

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Wordless Wednesday – Summer week 6 in pics

Last swim class. Six weeks done!

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Lookout Farm with the kids for a day before opening day preview.

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On a duck boat headed to Fenway for a game. Oh and we filmed a commercial for the Red Sox on the way . You know, the usual ;-)

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The boys getting mohawks.

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My 6th grade niece’s room. OMG!

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NO CAVITIES!

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Rainy day activities.

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We finally made it to the beach!

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Wordless Wednesday – Week 5 of summer in pics

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A lego piece lost months ago. Found y her brother. There was much hugging.

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How I wake up almost every day.

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Cutest Girl I know.

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Bowling.
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The Farm gang.
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One of my favorite bits of sway from Blogger Bash – A Nick Mom wine sippy cup.

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Friday Phone Fun

OR get your mothereffing videos off your gad damn phone already ;-)

Not quite as catchy right? Can’t find a short hashtag or that one.

I’m going with

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You all take tons of photos and videos with your phone and then they all just sit there? Right?

Let’s do something with them! Even if you just post one clip. JUST ONE. Put it up and let us see it. Put it on Youtube. Don’t have a channel? Get one. Put it on Facebook. Don’t want to? Send it to me! I’ll post it for you here :-) I don’t care. Get it OFF your phone.

They are only little once… BLA BLA BLA.

IT’S TRUE!!

Don’t just banish all those cute videos to iMovie archives. Let us see them!

This little movie took me all of 20 minutes to make. I loved doing it! The kids have already watched it a bunch. If only the kids and the Nanas watch I have succeeded at LIFE right here on a Friday afternoon.

But you could cut that time down to 2 minutes with no or minimal editing. All of your social media channels take video. What are you waiting for?

DO IT!

Link it here in the comments.
I’ll set up a post on Facebook for you to link it there.Tag me on Facebook so I can see it. (Like me here ) Use the hashtag #FridayPhoneFun.
I’ll put them in Playlist on Youtube! Tag it in the title or youtube tag as FridayPhoneFun and it will go right to a playlist on my channel (Subscribe :-)

Tweet it! Use the hashtag, you guessed it #FridayPhoneFun. (I’m on Twitter here.)

 

Do it before you have to delete it to make room for more cute that you’ll eventually delete or leave to die on a hard drive somewhere. Think nobody wants to see it? I do. You do. The grandparents do. The kids do.

Show me what you got!

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday – Week 2 of Summer in pics

Outdoor Movies

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Outdoor Living

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Baby #1

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Baby #2

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Baby#3

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Running up to our little community library.

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Signing her name on her library card application.

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Big Kids with big kid library cards.

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Farm Girl.

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Snuggle boy.
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Swim Babies.

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Ready…

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Jump!

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Now you!

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No, not you!

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Happy 4th!

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Summer means watermelon.

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And s’mores.

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Hold the chocolate and grahams please.

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