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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Zoo News for March

Leap into Spring!

March 8

Stone Zoo & Franklin Park Zoo

Year of the Frog may be over, but the amphibian crisis is not. Turn your clock ahead and come learn how you can be a friend to frogs through fun games and activities. At Franklin Park Zoo, celebrate our amphibian friends, as well as the start of spring, with some froggy fun in a special education program! The Leap into Spring program will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for children ages 3 to 4, and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. for children ages 8 to 10. The additional cost for this event is $8 for members and $10 for non-members (cost includes adult/child pair for the early class). To register, call 617-989-3742. At Stone Zoo, stop by the Animal Discovery Center between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to learn about amphibians. There is no cost for the Stone Zoo program.

Sing-a-Longs with Su Eaton!

Every Saturday in March, 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Franklin Park Zoo

Escape the winter chill and bring your little ones down to the always-balmy Tropical Forest for family entertainment provided by our professional children’s entertainer during our Saturday Sing-a-Longs! Wildly popular children’s entertainer, Su Eaton, will perform every Saturday in March. These events will be held in the Hippo Theater at Franklin Park Zoo and are free with general Zoo admission. Saturday Sing-a-Longs will be held March 7, 14, 21 and 28. This event is free with general admission.

You can get more info on their websites.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Carousel Skate

This week I took my daughter to Carousel Skate (formerly Skatetown) in Whitman. My daughter has never been rollerskating and I haven't been on rollerskates in forever! We had a great time! We went during school vacation week at the 2:30-4:30 slot. Admission was reasonable at $7 plus $3 for skate rentals. The dj played all the newer music and even played games with the kids at different times while handing out tokens to the winners. There's a snack bar there serving up pizza, popcorn, pretzels, cotton candy and such. I think we'll definitely go back with the other kids soon!

Carousel Skate is on Route 14 in Whitman. You can check out their website for regular hours.


Friday, February 13, 2009

No more messes! (and a giveaway)

While at the gym a few weeks ago, I saw a postcard for a great little snack cup....The Munchie Mug. It looked like a great idea so I had to buy one for Lucas. Guess what? It IS a great idea!

The cup has a screw on top that has fabric stretched across it with a slit in the middle. Little hands can reach in a grab some of their cookies, crackers, goldfish etc and come out with just enough to eat. more messes! The snack doesn't spill all over the place! Now, I don't have to find cereal under the couch or goldfish on the floor! Moms everywhere just got a big smile on their face and can give their vacuum a bit of a rest.

The Munchie Mug is great at home, in the car, at daycare or anytime your kid is on the go. Lucas uses his all day long and gets mad when I have to wash it. The mug is top rack dishwasher safe too! It's a big 16oz size and comes with a cover to keep snack fresh when the little one is done munching. This is a great alternative to open bowls or flimsy baggies!

Another great thing about the Munchie Mug is that it's 100% Made in the USA and made from environmentally friendly products. You can buy American and know you're helping the environment too! The Munchie Mug retails for $12.95 (plus $3.00 shipping) through their website.

Want to know what's even better? I have TWO of these great Munchie Mugs to give of each color!

Head on over to Mommay's Mayhem to enter to win until 11:59pm February 20th.

You can also meet the folks from Munchie Mug at the American Baby & Family Expo in Boston March 21-22.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

School Vacation events at the Hanover Mall

The Hanover Mall is having all sorts of events during school vacation week!

Tuesday, Feb 17 11-1: Fun & Games w/ YMCA
Wednesday, Feb 18 11-noon: Movin' & Shakin' Dance Party w/ Zumba Kids
Wednesday, Feb 18 12:30-2:30: Face Painting & Magic w/ Violet the Clown
Thursday, Feb 19 11-12:30: Balloons w/ Lou the BalLOUnist
Friday, Feb 20 11-noon: Meet & greet w/ Ronald McDonald

Some stores are also offering discounts during school vacation week too!

Have a strawberry Julius for me when you're there! =)


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Color me some fun & a giveaway

I got these great cards in the mail last week from Color Me Company. When I opened them, my daughter (the artist) immediately grabbed them from me to check them out. They are blank inside and have an outline on the front for the kids to color in (and even came with 4 crayons). The kids can totally customize them however they want for any occasion! My daughter immediately started coloring them and was pondering who she should send her creations to.

Color Me Company not only sells cards but they have tshirts, pillowcases and seasonal items for your little artist to customize. What a great way to have your kids send a personal item to grandma that they "made" themselves! They "combine the thoughtfulness of a greeting card and the fun of a coloring book." daughter was hooked!

You know what else really caught my eye? Their "giving is good" philosophy: Ten percent of their gross proceeds are donated to a charity. get to choose which charity when you checkout from a drop down list! How cool is that?

Another cool thing is that all the artwork is actually drawn by kids and you can actually submit your child's artwork to be considered on their products! I love how their products foster kids creativity. Any of their items would be great at a birthday party, a slumber party, your scouts meeting or as a gift!

The Color Me Company is generously giving away a Horse Pillowcase for one lucky reader! Head on over to my other blog, Mommay's Mayhem and enter to win!

If you don't win....don't cry! You can still order anything off their website and save 20% using code colormelovesmoms!