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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King Richard’s Faire

I took the fam to King Richard’s Faire last weekend. The first thing I learned is that you can’t bring food in. M’lady at the gate was very pissy about that. Heh.

Second, you need cash. And a lot of it. They don’t take credit and all the performers ask for tips. That’s how they make a living y’all!

And speaking of, third, and most importantly the performers are really great. We saw a jousting competition, a comedy acrobatic act, and a sword fight.

I know people that LOVE Ren Fairs and I know people that loathe them. I fall somewhere squarely in the middle. But we would definitely go again, gentle people ;-)

 

 

 

King Richard’s Faire is open weekends August 30th through October 19, 2014 (including Columbus Day Monday).

Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free. Parking is free. Everything else costs money ;-)
You can purchase tickets HERE.

Don’t forget to Like the King on Facebook HERE and follow the Faire on Twitter HERE!

I had never been to King Richard’s Faire before. Have you? Been to any other Renaissance Fairs?

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My family received complimentary tickets to attend the Faire and tell you all about it. All opinions are my own.

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Great Wolf Lodge freak out!

I surprised my kids the other day with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge New England. I’ll have more about the trip this week!

Before we headed out I updated my Facebook status, as you do…

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Let’s just say, I was right ;-)

Enjoy.

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Wordless Wednesday – Week 10 of Summer in pics

Yeeeeeeha the kids are back at school!

But that means that summer is ovah – OVER.

We had such a lovely, fun, idyllic, wonderful summer. Truly we did.

We spent lazy days at the pool and the lake in the beginning learning to swim and being with friends.We were so fortunate to be able to spend most of August away. And then come back to our little purple house and love it even more!

The last official week of summer we were supposed to go to Storyland but opted to move that to a nice fall weekend and spend some time at home getting reading for school to start.

 

So this was the highlight of week 10…

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My husband and I get some well deserved kid free time. I don’t think I had been without the kids in 7 or 8 weeks. Like 24/7 Mom, mooom, mommy, mom, mama, mom, mama MOOOOOOOOOOOM 24/7.

 

So there you have it Summer 2014 in the books.
Week 1
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Week 3
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Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9

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Wordless Wednesday – Week 9 of summer in pics

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Wiley Lake in Eastham, MA.

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The boys.

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Those faces.

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I think I can. I think I can.

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Sunset in Eastham.

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Little feet.

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Floating girl.

 

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Wellfleet

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Big sister helping to learn to the pedal bike!

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Boogie Boardin’!

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Wellfleet

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Wellfleet

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BP Boulangerie. The cappuccino on the cape! Oh and the bread. And the croissant. I think I just fainted.

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Waiting on me to get my cap and bread at the Boulangerie.

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The Digging Crew.

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Carpe Diem – Sorry.

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Scooter and a yellow house.

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Gelato in Ptown.

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Provincetown.

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Until next year Cape Cod.

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Wordless Wednesday – Week 8 of summer in pics

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Imaginary Beach Friend on Mayflower Beach.

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Imaginary Beach Friend 2.0

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My love.

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Girl of summer.

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My beach babies.

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Drizzles Castles on Mayflower Beach.

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Kids’ Karaoke in Dennisport.

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Waiting for the fish to come in.

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Fish. Chatham.

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eeeeewwwwww at Chatham Fish Pier.

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Hello? What the heck is this thing? Train Museum Chatham.

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LOOK!

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Catching the sun.

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Late afternoon bocce

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Our new digs in Eastham.

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