Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bluff Point

The weather was so beautiful this week, that I decided to snap a few photos of the kids on my iPhone 7.  It was ridiculous trying to get them still, so I captured most in motion! By the end, Harebear wasn't having any of it!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Legoland Boston

When planning for Jaiden's birthday, we asked would he like a party, or to take one friend somewhere special.  He said I want to take a friend to LEGOLAND!!! 

I'm all for this because birthday parties stress me out--and usually are overwhelming for the birthday child.  So we hit up Legoland Boston today with his closest friend.  But first, tickets.

I am the most frugal person I know--so one of the things I do before I buy tickets to any place on earth is to search online for coupon codes.  There are a ton of websites that do this--so I just google exactly what tickets I'm looking for + "coupon" or "code" and 97% of the time something legit pops up.  If all else fails I call the place and flat out ask--do you have any specials going on right now?   Most of the time they will hook you up.

So this morning I found a code, but couldn't figure out how to add it online--so I called Legoland Boston and turns out my code didn't work. I asked do you have a code that does?  She says "let me check" and BOOM. I have 4 free child tickets worth $92!  $92! That is insane--just by asking.  If you are planning to go to Legoland Boston this month, try this code: 169904.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Field Trip

Today I chaperoned Jaiden's first school field trip to Scott's Yankee Farmer (on his birthday!). Having to keep track of four darting and dodging 4-5 year olds was amazing and terrifying!  I kept telling the teacher God bless you--you do this everyday!  

It was interesting to see the difference between the girls (sitting and listening intently) and the boys (bouncing and bopping, chatting and wiggling) and to realize oh--it's not just my kid who is like this--it's a 4-5 year old thing!  Harrison was backpack chillin...because you know Harrison--he just chills. 

It all started out by following a bus full of excited and anxious kindergarten and first graders through the enchanting fall foliage along the back roads of East Lyme.   Once we arrived, Farmer Scott and his wife loaded us all into wagons pulled by tractors on a tour of the farm, where the kids learned about different apples, squashes and gourds and were even able to pick our own! We finished up the day picking apples and enjoying a picnic lunch.  

2 things I learned about being chaperone:  have a safe word (come back to me when you hear cheerios!), and hold hands!