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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ice Cream!

Where is your favorite place to get ice cream?

One of our favorite spots is Eastover Farm in Rochester. I'm eagerly awaiting them to open for the year! It's really out in the middle of nowhere in a beautiful spot. It's a small farm stand and there's a freezer there that they sell the ice cream out of. You can even have lunch first with hot dogs if you choose. The kids love it here because there's lots of grass to run around and they can visit with the donkeys and horses after they have their ice cream. They even do hayrides on the weekends during the summer. Fun!

We also love Erickson's here in Carver (even though their prices keep going up, up, up!) and also Mea's in Halifax.

When we're heading up north, we love Kimball's ice cream....we usually hit the one in Jaffrey, NH.

Tell me where you like to go!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Letterboxing 101

There's an event out in Worcester this weekend where you can learn all about Letterboxing. From the site:

Saturday, April 25, 2009
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Avenue
Worcester, MA 01604

Letterboxing is an exciting family-friendly hobby that involves hiking, puzzle solving, treasure hunting, and rubber stamp artistry,topped off with the thrill of discovery. Join us for a morning of creating your own stamp, hiding a letterbox, hiking, and hunting for clues on the beautiful trails of Broad Meadow Brook. Bring your own logbook/notebook if you have one or create one during the program. Wear shoes appropriate for trail walking. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

Cost: $6 Mass Audubon Members, $8 Non-members, $4 Child Members, $5 Child Non-members. . Family maximum price: $20 Members, $26 Non-member

My family loves to letterbox! You get to explore new places that you probably don't even know are there and spend quality time together. We did our first box of the year this week over school vacation and also planted a box here in Carver.

If you're new to letterboxing or want to find out more, check out the letterboxing website.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mendon Drive-In

The Mendon Drive In is now open for the season! They are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights showing 2 movies on 2 screens. Bargain priced at $20 per carload! This is a favorite place to take the family even though it's quite a hike for us here in Carver. Food at the concession stand is good and reasonably priced. A great place to take the family!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kids Week at Pilgrim Hall

Here's something to do with the kids during school vacation week April 19-25th! Head on over to Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth Sunday 2pm; Mon-Sat 2:15-3pm. Sunday starts the week off with Brenner Family Magic, followed by live animal programs each day, presented by the talented naturalist educators of the South Shore Nature Center. In addition, Treasure Hunts will be available all day for the children to do throughout the museum. This will enable them to experience Pilgrim Hall’s permanent exhibitions of the Pilgrims and life in early 17th century Plymouth Colony. Children under 18 are admitted free all day (accompanied by an adult), thanks to sponsors not simply BEADS and The Edgar and Pauline Main Family Foundation.
Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court St., Plymouth, MA


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Fling at Borders

Head on over to your nearest Borders bookstore on Saturday, April 11 at 2pm for their Spring Fling Kids Easter Party. Have the kids dress up for a parade, participate in sing a longs, listen to stories and more. Bring a camera to capture the fun, then upload your photos to their Facebook page. You can read more about it here and see if your store is participating.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt at Winslow Farm

Hop on over to Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, located at 37 Eddy Street in Norton for an Easter Egg Hunt on the following dates: April 4 and 5 and April 11, all from 12:00 PM to 3 PM. Annual Easter Egg Hunts at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary are not-to-be-missed events! Join children as they hunt for eggs outside on Winslow's Nature Trail. Then, enjoy walking our beautiful, serene grounds and meet all of our wonderful animals. Admission is $8.00 per person for this event. Please check with them if weather is questionable.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Bunny at Colony Place

Take the kids to visit the Easter Bunny! Head on over to the Events Room at Colony Place next to Bath & Body Works every Saturday & Sunday, 11-4 until April 11th. Bring your own camera for free pictures!