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Do Your Kids Need Summer Plans?

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Did you know that the Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School in Beverly offers a wide variety of one-week summer sessions for grades 1-8 and great options for younger children too!

Think Paddle boarding, trips to museums, surfing, cinematography, BMX-biking, hiking with the AMC, soccer, rock on and join a band, geology on Thompson Island, beaches, the Sea Station Endeavour, art, theatre arts, and even camps run in conjunction with The Hive and Maritime Gloucester.  

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER ADVENTURES INFORMATION   Including locations, descriptions, schedule, and much more

CLICK HERE FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR GRADES 1st-8th.

and see below…

Week 1: June 20- June 24

4 MUSEUMS & A SKETCHBOOK (Grades 1-8)

Learn about the history of art through four amazing museums– The Museum of Fine Arts,The Institute of Contemporary Art, The DeCordova, and our local Peabody Essex Museum.

In minimalist fashion, all you need is a water bottle, lunchbox, and *sketchbook. Develop your ability to sketch and your power of observation while harnessing the power of the masters. (*Provided)

SOCCER (Grades 1-8)

Professional coaching with Kyle Yellin will allow all players to gain a better understanding of, and continued passion for, the game.

Week 2: June 27- July 1

SOCCER (Grades 1-3)

Professional coaching with Kyle Yellin will allow all players to gain a better understanding of, and continued passion for, the game.

CLAY DREAMING (Grades 1-3)

Expand your skills working with clay at Clay Dreaming Studio in Beverly. Lessons will allow the students to work at their own pace and developing their growing understanding of the medium and ability to work through the multi-stepped process of designing an original piece.

GEOLOGY & THOMPSON ISLAND (Grades 4-8)

Hiking, geology, outward-bound experience at Thompson Island is the adventure of a lifetime! This island, located 2-miles offshore from downtown Boston, is an Outward Bound Education Center where the students will spend a full-day engaged in their science, history, and challenge activities.

Week 3: June 5- July 8

NORTH SHORE BEACHES (Grades 1-3)

Explore the north shore beaches with a new perspective. While visiting these destinations in typical fashion -sandcastles, sea glass, swimming, reading, and picnicking- we will also explore their similarities and differences in coastal science and maritime history.

THEATER ARTS (Grades 4-8)

Join our own professional playwright and performing arts director, Katie Oberlander. Learn theater games, speaking, singing and stage presence.  Put it all together in an informal performance. This week will include a trip to Canobie Lake Park, NH.

Week 4: June 11- July 15

THEATER ARTS (Grades 1-3)

Join our own professional playwright and performing arts director, Katie Oberlander. Learn theater games, speaking, singing and stage presence.  Put it all together in an informal performance. This week will include a trip to Canobie Lake Park, NH.

MARITIME GLOUCESTER (grades 4-8)

Explore Gloucester from Sea to Table with our partners at Maritime Gloucester. Travel with captains on a fishing boat, build a lobster trap, cast it and catch your dinner. Learn all about local fisherman and their quest to make it sustainable, and find your own connection between sea and table.

Week 5: July 18- July 22

ART @ THE HIVE (grades 1-3)  

The Hive in Gloucester has art facilities for all large-format and small-scale media. The gallery, classroom, and multi-use spaces are just what you need to channel your creative energy.

COSTA RICA (FULL)

Due to high demand, this adventure is already full. We will post our travel adventures and photos when we return!

CINEMATOGRAPHY (grades 4-8)

Learn the art and science of motion picture photography as you create your very own short film.  Learn cinema technique, how to use a filter and lens, and develop your ability to capture depth of field and focus.  Edit your work and utilize all the tricks of the trade from Doug Bowker, Motion Graphics, Animation, and Digital Video. Doug is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Required: SLR Video Camera (recommended), IPOD, Digital Camera, or Smart Phone

Week 6: July 25- July 29

MARINE HERITAGE 1 (grades 1-8)

Explore Cape Ann’s rich marine heritage. Join the marine science crew aboard Sea Station’s catamaran Endeavour – take a trip on a lobster boat, visit touch tanks, and learn about the ocean and life on the seashore in a fun, hands-on, learning environment.

SMALL SWELL (grades 4-8)

Learn all about the ocean as a playground for the best summer sport – surfing! Balance, coordination, swimming, timing the waves, falling and getting back on the board.

Week 7: August 1- August 5

MARINE HERITAGE 2 (grades 1-8)

Explore Cape Ann’s rich marine heritage. Join the marine science crew aboard Sea Station’s catamaran Endeavour – take a trip on a lobster boat, visit touch tanks, and learn about the ocean and life on the seashore in a fun, hands-on, learning environment. This is a sequel to Marine Heritage 1 and the adventures and learning activities will vary.

WALK ON WATER (grades 4-8)

This session has become the highlight of the upper school summer program! Water adventures on paddle boards at local beaches, road trips along the north shore coast, and the big two-night trip to the Isle of Shoals – where you can hike, play tennis, jump off the dock, roast marshmallows over an open fire, and learn the local lore of the island!

Week 8: August 8- August 12

EXPLORE ARTS (grades 1-3)

Explore media and techniques to draw, design, and live your art through drama and music. An all-encompassing eclectic approach to tapping into your talents!

MOUNTAIN BIKING & BMX (grades 2-6)

More than enjoying a great ride through the trails, this session explores the science of a BMX bike.  Your kinetic energy + a bike and a good trail is all you need for this adventure! Try your skills at BMX Wakefield, a track specifically designed for national competition, with the option to compete at an evening race event. This session requires competency and accessibility to a two-wheeler.

GEOLOGY & THOMPSON ISLAND 2 (Grades 4-8)

Hiking, geology, outward-bound experience at Thompson Island is the adventure of a lifetime! This island, located 2-miles offshore from downtown Boston, is an Outward Bound Education Center where the students will spend a full-day engaged in their science, history, and challenge activities like their ‘high-ropes’ course!.

Week 9: August 15- August 19

ROCK ON (grades 1-3)

Join our comprehensive music experience designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment.  Develop rhythm, music theory, and explore instruments from around the world.  Join us to jam, have fun, and perform. There will be a trip to Crane Estate for an evening picnic and concert.

MOUNTAIN HIKING & OVERNIGHT WITH AMC (grades 4-8)

Grab your pack and water bottle, a good pair of hiking shoes, and your appreciation of the great outdoors. You will be hiking some great peaks and spending a night at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Cardigan High Cabin.

Week 10: August 22- August 26

MY FIRST JOB (grades 1-3)

What does it take to have the responsibility of a job? What will your first job be? Explore the opportunities that are available to the young employee or entrepreneur!

CINEMATOGRAPHY 2 (grades 4-8)

Learn the art and science of motion picture photography as you create your very own short film.  Learn cinema technique, how to use a filter and lens, and develop your ability to capture depth of field and focus.  Edit your work and utilize all the tricks of the trade from Doug Bowker, Motion Graphics, Animation, and Digital Video. Doug is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Required: SLR Video Camera (recommended), IPOD, Digital Camera, or Smart Phone

Week 11: August 29- September 2

SOCCER (Grades 1-8)

Professional coaching with Kyle Yellin will allow all players to gain a better understanding of, and continued passion for, the game.

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Riley and Hannah visiting Nonnie and Papa

Riley 4 and Hannah 2 had a great and fun time with Papa and Nonnie in Gloucester last weekend. Between Good Harbor Beach, Stage Fort Park, visiting the horses on Mussel Point, the Alpacas at Marshall Farm Stand and most important Toodeloos Toy lots of fun memories.

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Limonciello & Aranciello Bottling Night @Sista Felicia’s

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Friday night friends and family gathered to bottle & sample this years batch of Sista Felicia’s Limonciello and Aranicello for the upcoming Feast of St Joseph! 

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From left; Cousin Marisa Marcantonio Annaika Eves, Bridget Mathews,Andrea Carlson,Sista Felicia,Pat Ciaramitaro,Cousin Eleanor Tucker, BFF Dee Noble, Mo Klop

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From left; Steve Noble,James Eves, Neil Mathews

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While “Comere” Bridget Mathews and I mixed this year batches, the ladies help strain the rids from the alachol, and  prepared the bottles.

 

 

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The men snacked on freshly fried Arancini and Hot Italian Bread with fresh Ricotta Cheese, Pesto and Red Roasted Peppers, while they anxiously waited to sample all 4 varieties.  Each year 2 straight up versions of Limonciello & Aranciello, and 2 creamy versions of both lemon and orange are prepared and bottled.

 

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Neil Mathews, our official taste tester, sampled each, while bridget and I mixed and tweaked the ratios until Neil deemed it to be “Perfecto!”Several rounds of samples were enjoyed by all! 

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Chris Carlson and “Ma”

A Special Thank You to my incredibly talented friend & Creative Director James Eves Owner of Cape Ann Giclee, for the beautiful Limonciello & Aranciello Lables he created and “Feliciatized”…XO

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73 x 2 =146

March.  After years of teaching, March marks the beginning of the end of the school year.  That has many implications as a teacher.  As a mother, it also means that the end of lunch packing is on the horizon.  Victory dance.  A mere 73 (give or take) nights of lunch packing left for each boy.  Only about 146 more lunches to pack.  Sigh.

If you’ve followed my posts at all you’ve probably heard me whine about lunch packing before, so I apologize.  While easy…it is the biggest time suck of all of the things I do for my boys.  I’ll take a load of laundry (socks included) over lunch packing any day.

It sounds simple, but it is actually quite involved.  This is the spread that is filled, packed, and unpacked each.and.every.day.  Not to mention the hand washing and drying of each container so that they can be used the next day.  Two lunch boxes packed with a main meal, some cut up fruit + veggies, and usually some banana, or apple, or pumpkin bread thanks to the world’s best grandmother who bakes some regularly for the boys, two snack bags packed with a variety of snacks in little containers, two small water bottles for in the lunch boxes, and 2 larger ones for the playground, gym class, fitness class, etc.  and 6 ice packs.  No joke.

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Saturday 2/27/16 Sista Felicia Will Be Live Streaming From Her Kitchen- St Joseph’s Pasta Making Mayhem

We Will Be Live Streaming Sista Felicia’s St Joseph’s Past Making Day

Saturday 2/27/16 At 10:00AM

Click Here At That Time For The Live Stream-

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sista-felicia-s-kitchen

Nichole’s Picks 2/27 + 2/28

Pick #1:  Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms

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Please head HERE as advanced registration is required and space is limited!

Spring is coming and the sap is running! Experience the time-honored tradition of maple sugaring with Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms. Spend the day with us and see how we turn sap into sweet syrup. Start by getting creative with some maple themed crafts in the Appleton Old House then get outside and explore our very own sugar shack! Learn how we tap our trees every spring, see the evaporator in action, and taste the freshly made syrup. We will end back inside with a farm snack, including Appleton Farms cheese, apple slices, and homemade maple ice cream while we read a story about maple sugaring! Recommended for ages 8 and under but everyone is welcome! This program meets at the Visitor Center.

Please be aware there are two sessions for this program from 10-11:30 and 1:30-3:00. Space is limited. Registration is by the family- if you have 6 or more in your family, please register 2 families. Crafts and snacks included and we want to have enough for all.

 

Pick #2:  Ice Castles!

I can’t wait to get up there!  I’m hoping that it is still open after hockey season ends…

http://icecastles.com/    Once going to the link, find the Lincoln, NH location.

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Pick #3:  The South Asian Showdown 2016

I’ve never even heard about this, but if your kids are into dance…how fun!

This and a great dinner in the city…seems like an interesting win for the family.

HEAD HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Thank you for your interest in the South Asian Showdown competition. After the huge success of the last 6 year’s competitions, we look forward to bringing you an even better show this year! Teams from all over North America & Canada will compete to be crowned the Showdown champion.

HomeThe concept of Showdown is to put the best Fusion, and Bollywood/Hindi-Film teams up against one another and let the judges have the unenviable task of selecting the best team of the night.  Fusion is a combination of any dance style set to a majority of indian music. It is a very creative and unique form of dance incorporating many others forms of dance.  Bollywood/Hindi-Film style of dance is based on the Bollywood film style of dance featuring expression, theme and storyline.  It is a mini-story on stage set to indian music.  This will be an unbelievable show to watch and an unparalleled experience for all the teams to be involved in!

This year’s competition will be taking place on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 @ the John Hancock Hall in the heart of Boston.

As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please see our friends at North Shore Kid

I MARRIED A BOY SCOUT!

Yesterday morning could have been a complete disaster, not just the partial disaster that it became. I was all set up, ready to film a scene in which I had waited for over an hour to unfold. With cold numb fingers, just as the action began, I clumsily shut off the record button. Next, a puff of wind knocked over my tripod and movie camera (fortunately not permanently damaged, but very disconcerting nonetheless). In the rule of bad things happen in threes, while unloading my gear, I accidentally locked myself out of our car.

Not the first time to have happened, my husband’s solution was to put a spare key under the car, in a magnetic box. I reached under the car and, through a winter’s worth of mud and crud, found the little box and was able to quickly get out of a jam. I’m so happy I married a Boy Scout! (in reality, he never was a scout, but you’d never know because he certainly adheres to the motto be prepared.) Thank you honey!

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Wednesday’s with Fly Amero…This weeks special guest: Allen Estes @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 2.10.2016

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This week’s dinner special:
Chicken Cacciatore w/linguini – $11.95

Wednesday, February 10th – 7pm
Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

Cape Ann’s greatest songwriter, Allen Estes returns to our
Wednesday stage.  He brings with him not only his songs,
but the vast influences and flavors of folk, pop, blues, country,
bluegrass, Americana and so much more… all delivered with
pure honesty and genuine love.  I wonder how many of us
know how lucky we all are to have this man among us. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
John Rockwell

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there:-)


Judith Sargent Murray ‎Love Notes: The Love Letters of Judith Sargent Murray and John Murray, A Timeless American Love Story Set to Music @ The North Shore Folklore Theatre Company 169 Main Street. Gloucester, Ma

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John Murray is known as the Father of Organized Universalism in America, and was a charismatic, handsome firebrand who preached love, kindness and virtue, sometimes at his peril.

And Judith Sargent Murray is considered the most important female essayist of 18th-century America and a founding Universalist. She challenged the new American nation to be virtuous, fair, and philanthropic; to improve female education, respect women’s abilities, and allow them to participate as full citizens.

The couple was often separated and exchanged hundreds of letters. Their love story is timeless and compelling.

The event has been scheduled at 5:30 p.m. to give you plenty of time to enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Day meal before or after!

Featuring Bonnie Hurd Smith & Henry∞Cameron Allen

Suggested donation: $10

North Shore Folklore Theatre Company

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Gloucester, MA

 

Filthy, Filthy Offspring

I know the phrase “I Can’t Even” is a bit overused, but SERIOUSLY,  I.CAN’T.EVEN.

Who in the world does something like this!?

Evidently my kids, that’s who.

Allow me to back up.

On Friday evening I had a fantastic night out with some great friends.  Thatch had hockey practice and on the way home the boys grabbed fried chicken and ice cream to celebrate a mom-free night.

Flash forward to Saturday.  Finn had 8:00 am hockey, we took the dogs for a long romp on the beach, raced home, had Thatcher throw on his hockey gear, and tried to get out the door on time to get to Pingree’s rink up in Hamilton for a 12:20 start time. The boys declared they were STARVING just as we were leaving and when I told them to quickly grab something, they frantically grabbed the left over bag of chicken, 2 yogurts, and a couple of apples.  Good enough.

We got to Pingree with plenty of time to spare, but with another game underway and a school event to boot, parking was at a premium.  I dropped the boys at the front door and went to go park by myself. It didn’t hurt that alone time in the car is a slice of heaven. Once the Jeep was snuggly tucked in between two other hockey parent SUVs, I took to grabbing what I needed for yet another chilly hockey game and to making sure that the boys’ water bottles weren’t spilling on their iPads.  Imagine, if you will, my horror upon turning around and finding this display of disgustingness on the back seat armrest.

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I was almost incredulous.  Almost.

Degrees of car nastiness have been of issue since the boys were old enough to eat in the car.  I know plenty of families who do not allow snacking in the backseat, but I’m not going to lie, we’re on the go enough that it is somewhat of a necessity….like on Saturday.  I’m certain that a better parent…with some better planning skills…could have fed his/her children a wonderful home-cooked meal in between two hockey games and exercising the dogs, but I am surely not that parent.

So, this is what I get.

I can’t quite explain just how torn I was.  I have a fair share of OCD so the thought of leaving the chicken carcasses for the boys to pick up went against every fiber of my body.  However, I’m pretty strict with the boys, and the thought of picking up that crime scene for them was equally as disturbing.

I opted to take photos, clean it up, and begin preparing the dissertation that would surely take up the entire ride home….while also crafting a new list of backseat rules that will last for all of about one week (speaking from past experience)….and planning a bit of public shaming.  Hence this blog post.

 

Nichole’s Picks 1/16 + 1/17

Pick #1:  The New England International Auto Show

JANUARY 14-18, 2016

BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Head HERE to see all important information!

 

 

Pick #2:  Rock n Romp, Boston with Freezepop

Saturday, January 16th at 11:30 a.m.  The Sinclair, Cambridge.

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Got kids? Love music?   Then Rock-n-Romp is for you. Started in the Washington D.C. Rock-n-Romp is a family friendly concert series showcasing fantastic local-area musicians and bands. Shows are held during the day in a relaxed, kid-safe environment. The volume might be low, but the music is designed for parents and kids both in mind. Kids enjoy the music, dance, or just enjoy the other activities available to them, and parents get the ever-so-rare opportunity to listen to great live music and enjoy a beer with other parents. Romps give parents who miss that aspect of their social life a chance to get out, enjoy some music that might be new to them, and expose their kids to great bands in a safe, friendly environment.

This show is all ages, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must also accompany a child to enter. Please ensure that no adult is responsible for accompanying more than three children. The child ticket is for ages 12 and younger. Opening acts subject to change without notice.

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Follow this link to read more!

Follow this link to order tickets!

 

 

For a more comprehensive list of family activities visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Nichole’s Picks 1/9 + 1/10

Pick #1:  

Snowy Owl Prowl at the Crane Estate

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Photo courtesy of http://www.the trustees.org

Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls are diurnal – they hunt and are active both day and night – so we have a good chance of sighting one even in the daylight hours! We’ll warm up with hot cider at the end of our hike.

Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2.5 miles. Dress for the weather to maximize comfort and minimize misery! Water is always good to have along. A spotting scope and/or binoculars are helpful when searching for snowy owls. Suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required.

Click HERE to preregister and to read more!

Pick #2:  

2nd Saturday Free at the Cape Ann Museum

FAMILY FUN FREE DAY

The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in art, history, and cultural activities, and explore the museum using a Seek and Find. Each month has a different theme, from exhibitions, to special celebrations, to treasures from the Archives. It’s all about FUN!

http://www.capeannmuseum.org/programs/youth-family-programs/

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Photo courtesy of the Cape Ann Museum

Pick #3: Open Skate at Talbot Rink

Most Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 anyone can take to the ice for a very small fee!  Skate rentals are available as well.

Find the rink schedule HERE

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For a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.

 

Hanna and Riley on a visit to Nonnie and Papa

Hanna 2 years old and Riley 4 came for an overnight visit to Papa and Nonnie.  Even in the winter time there is so much fun we can have in Gloucester.  We went to see my favorite horses and of course visited Marshall Farm to see the Alpacas.

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PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK ADVENTURE

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Only about an hour and half northwest of Cape Ann, Liv, Matt and Alex had a great time hiking at Pawtuckaway State Park yesterday. Located in southeastern New Hampshire, the park is named for Pawtuckaway Lake and Pawtuckaway Mountains, which are a circular rocky range that form the outline of an ancient volcanic ring dike dating from the Cretaceaous era.

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Volcanic Ring Dike

There are a number of trails in varying in length. They opted for the 11 mile route which included several summits.549NOTICEMAP

Pawtuckaway State Park lies within the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion that also includes Cape Ann.

 

 

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“I Made These For You”

Last week I did a post about our “Great Holiday Cookie Giveaway”.  If you didn’t see it, check it out here.  It is pretty sweet, if I do say so myself.

Better to Give Than Receive

My students decided that it would be better to give than receive. They opted to skip the annual gingerbread house making for themselves and instead baked like crazy in class and at home. We then made a list of recipients and delivered holiday treats from Beverly to Ipswich to people whom our school is thankful for. We wish we could have made 100 more stops.

So, the other day, Finn finished his job.  In addition to delivering cookies as a class on a school day, each child also brought a box of cookies home to deliver to someone special.  Finn chose to deliver his to the Gloucester Coast Guard Station at Harbor Loop.  You may remember that my boys have both loved and respected members of the Coast Guard for quite some time.

Here’s another post in case you want to read up on that….

Thank you, Grand Isle

So, here is Finn’s letter…and a photo of him delivering his treats to a Petty Officer.

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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire (Also Known as Merry Christmas)

A good friend asked me to repost this….. as it is timely.  I was more than happy to do so…especially since, with all the shopping, wrapping, and deceiving, I haven’t had time to come up with anything else for this morning’s post.

I almost forgot to do it at all….but then I went to the front yard and side deck to shred some carrots to look as though those messy reindeer ate the ones we left out with Santa’s cookies….and I remembered “the lies.”   Next, I’ll go eat 1/2 of one of Santa’s cookies and put the rest back into the ziplock bag that they were in earlier this evening.

My boys are now 8 1/2 and 6 1/2 and both still totally BELIEVE.   I must admit, however, that I’ve become more sloppy.  Just a few minutes ago I shoved things in their stockings with price tags still on them because I am W.I.P.E.D.  Not sure if the boys will notice or not….and not sure how I’ll explain that stuff in their stocking came from Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Bygones.

So, my friends, I wish you a Very Merry Christmas….and some good luck😉

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Nichole’s Picks 12/26 + 12/27

Well, Christmas will be behind us and most of us will be ready to sit and relax for a bit.

Honestly, my “Picks” for the weekend immediately after Christmas would ideally involve doing nothing at all.  Watch the children play with their new things, grab a good book, curl up and hunker down for a while.   Or…even better….with the weather being so unseasonably balmy….get outside.  Go for a walk, a hike, or a bike ride…or a skate.

To be honest, I’m not sure what the status of the outdoor skating rinks is when it is almost 70 degrees in September, but it is worth checking out.

So,

Pick #1:   Get Outside and Walk Off Christmas Dinner

Find a place to hike and explore.  Follow the link below to find your ideal Mass Audubon location.

http://www.massaudubon.org/

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Photo Courtesy of Mass. Audubon website

Pick #2:  Take to the Ice in Lynnfield or Boston 

Remember to call and see if they are a rink or a pool due to warm weather before going!

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The Frog Pond, Boston

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Pick #3:  The Polar Express in 4D at The Museum of Science  (or any of their other IMAX Movies

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I think that this is fairly short…so don’t expect a full-length movie!

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

Go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4-D Experience is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multisensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy!

See the rest of the IMAX schedule right HERE

For a more comprehensive list of family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Here’s Some Holiday Spirit

What a wonderful treat these two families give to the community by putting so much time and energy into decorating their homes for the enjoyment of so many.

If you haven’t taken a spin by this wonderful display on Arthur Street in Danvers you really should.

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero “The Amero Family Christmas” at The Rhumb Line this Wednesday 7:00pm 12.23.2015

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This week’s Dinner Special:
Meatloaf Dinner – $10.95

Wednesday, December 23rd – 7pm
Here we go again: The AMERO FAMILY CHRISTMAS!

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It has become an unstoppable tradition. So very festive and fun. Sister Linda and Brother J.B. jump on
the Rhumb Line sleigh once again as we ride through the night with joyous song and merriment. I’ll have
a brand new Christmas tune to showcase, Linda knocks us out every year, J.B. has his own surprises in
store… and the rest is future history. Let us sit by Fred’s cozy, imaginary fire and toast to a bright holiday
season and the wonderful friendships we all share on this tiny island! It kicks off early… 7-10pm. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
12/30 – TBA
1/6/16 – Jon Butcher

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there:-)

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