Monday, December 26, 2016

Toddler Letters - "Z" is for "Zebra"

Toddler/Preshooler letter of the week craft Z is for Zebra with related craft, tracing sheets and fruits/vegetables.

Supplies Needed:

Toddler/Preshooler letter of the week craft Z is for Zebra with related craft, tracing sheets and fruits/vegetables.
  • Colored Craft Paper
  • Letter "Z" Cutout
  • Glue
  • Black Paint (We used finger paint)
  • Googly Eyes 
  • Black Craft Paper
  • Scissors 
  • Paint Brush (If you want it, we attempted to use a Q-tip, but decided that our fingers were more fun)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Toddler Letters - "Y" is for "Yarn"

Toddler/Preshooler letter of the week craft Y is for Yarn with related craft, tracing sheets and fruits/vegetables.

Supplies Needed:

Toddler/Preshooler letter of the week craft Y is for Yarn with related craft, tracing sheets and fruits/vegetables.
  • Colored Craft Paper
  • Letter "Y" Cutout
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Scissors 
  • Yarn
  • Marker

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Touring Boston - What to Know About Attending a Cape Code Factory Tour with Kids

New England has this amazing brand of potato chips call Cape Cod Chips.  They are thin, crisp, salty and pretty much the best potato chips I have ever eaten in my life... and honestly until I tried them I was not a huge potato chip fan.  

Anyway one day I was looking at the back of the bag and saw that they offer factory tours and knew that before my husband finished his studies and we moved away from Boston that we needed to tour this factory... mostly because it sounded ridiculous ... and awesome.   

What to Know About Attending a Cape Code Factory Tour with Kids


Just after Labor Day we decided to take a short camping trip to Cape Cod and decided that one of the attractions we wanted to see along the way was our chip factory.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Family Friendly Boston - What to Know About Boston University Pool (and its Awesomeness for Kids!)

We've found swimming to be our go to activity in the winter since there are a whole bunch of indoor swimming pools around us.  Not too long ago a neighbor was celebrating a birthday and all the kids from our building were invited to a pool party at Boston University (BU).  Initially I was surprised at the venue since there is a pool on campus as well as a number of other closer pools.  That is I was surprised until we got there and discovered how incredible the Boston University pool is for kids!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Touring Boston - What to Know About Mike's Pastry (Delicious Eats)

If you're in Boston one food/place you absolutely must visit is Mike's Pastry  for a cannoli.  Honestly before moving to Boston I don't know if I had ever heard of a cannoli before and I had certainly never tried one, but whenever I asked anyone what I had to do in Boston the answer came back time and time again that I had to visit the North End to get a cannoli from Mike's Pastries.

What to Know About Mike's Pastry (Delicious Eats)


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Touring Boston - What to Know About Attending a Fenway Park Tour

I think my sister's number one thing to see while visiting Boston was Fenway Park (My dad and his fanatical Red Sox fan status is to thank/blame for this) She really wanted to see a game but the playoffs were going on at the time.  (is that what they are called? I'm so not sporty... seems like baseball might have another name for it...) anyway since they are in the "playoffs" tickets are even more expensive than usual.  $120 for a third tier standing room only sections.  I don't quite have that kind of money and I didn't dare send Chan alone so we settled for a Fenway Park Stadium Tour, and we choose the right day to do it... kind of.

What to Know About Attending a Fenway Park Tour

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Family Friendly Boston - What to Know About Trick or Treating on Beacon Hill

If you live in Boston with young children one Halloween must do it trick or treating on Beacon Hill.  Beacon Hill is a pretty amazing place to begin with but on Halloween night they block vehicle traffic on the streets and then let the party begin.  The streets and ally ways are decorated, tons of residents dress up or sit on their porches handing out candy and masses of children dressed in costumes flock the streets.

What to Know About Trick or Treating on Beacon Hill