Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
We recently saw them at the Camden Maine Farmers Market as well as the Common Ground Fair. At both venues the kids were singing and dancing to all the songs. The songs are silly and the brother are constantly moving and being silly to kids stay engaged.
At the Camden Farmers Market we purchased their new cd and it is great! So great I have to admit when the kids are not in the car I still find myself listening to them. Shortly after of course I realize it and change the music, but I think they are great.
Check them out - http://www.flannerybrothers.com/
Oh how our family loves to read childrens books. We read books to our girls morning, noon and night. They both love to choose a pile of books and have mommy and daddy read to them.
My in laws do a wonderful job at updating our girls library monthly. Very generous of them I know. Well a few weeks ago they gifted a great book to our girls. Our oldest one loves to read about and see Maine Moose. So the book I Met a Moose in Maine One Day was a great find from the start. Well after reading the book just once, we all fell in love with it. It is a super duper adorable book about a day between a boy and a Maine moose. We as a family highly recommend this book to everyone, especially if you enjoy Maine and Moose. The rthyme and great illustrations in this book are just simply adorable.
The author Ed Shankman and the illustrator Dave O'Neill have been found in Maine a few times signing books at LL Bean. You can also keep updated by becoming a fan of the book on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Met-a-Moose-in-Maine-One-Day/44951111574
For the next event or occassion you need a great education childrens gift, purchase this book.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Almost every trip to the Camden Library also requires a loaf of bread. What for you ask? Well, for when our oldest daughter says, "We are in Camden, can we feed the duck Mommie?" She loves to feed the two dozen or so ducks that have made their summer home in the Camden Harbor.
The moment you arrive these ducks start swimming your way. If I had to guess, these ducks feed on bread or crackers at least 10 times a day. The ducks are so used to people feeding them, they come within a few inches from you. By a few inches, I mean 3 or less.
When you are in Camden next, stop and feed the ducks. Your children will enjoy it and you will great some great photos of your children feeding them.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
“Maine Baby Leaf Peepers”
By Jill Lepow – Mom and owner of Mid-Coast Family Rentals, LLC – Maine Baby Equipment Gear Rentals
What is a leaf peeper? A leaf peeper is a person who engages in the activity of viewing the changing colors of foliage.
Fall in Maine, also known as Leaf Peeping Season, is a great time of the year to visit Maine as a family. Maine is known for the most brilliant and colorful foliage of all the New England states.In a little less than two months my husband and I will take our two daughters, ages 2.75 years and 10 months on an annual leaf peeping hike. We enjoy taking a day, putting on warm sweaters, packing a picnic lunch and choosing a local hiking trail to explore.
Camden Hills State Park is one of Maine’s hottest attractions for Leaf Peepers. On a clear day you can see for hundreds of miles, surrounded by water. It is a view worth seeing and do not forget your camera. A photo atop Mt. Battie makes a wonderful holiday card photo. If you prefer to experience Maine’s Foliage from the comforts of your automobile, you may do so using the Mt. Battie Auto Road.Kids love the fall season in Maine. It is not too hot or too cold yet and they can be outside for hours rolling around in the leaves, collecting them, tracing them on paper, and anything else their imagination suggests. There are several breath taking locations in which children can play safe while adults enjoy the views and historical features of Mid-Coast Maine. The Camden Amphitheatre next to the Camden Public Library is a great place for children to romp and play in the leaves while adults sit and enjoy the Camden Harbor. Another great secret spot is the Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel in Rockport Maine. The Children’s Chapel was erected in 1960 and draws hundreds of people each year. On your way to the Children’s Chapel from Camden, I highly suggest taking Chestnut Street and about a mile on Chestnut Street look for “Oreo cows”, at Aldemere Farms. Aldemere Farms is one of the world’s premier breeders of Belted Galloway.
How about enjoying apple and pumpkin picking, we do! Kids love to pick their own apples and eat them on the spot or pick their own pumpkin for carving. Maine pumpkin patch owners enjoy getting creative. In the past their creativity has earned them national recognition for designing their corn maize to support the troops, shaping it like a yellow ribbon or Red Sox Nation by replicating a game ticket.
While visiting Maine as a Leaf Peeper, let Mid-Coast Family Rentals supply you with a jogging stroller or backpack for your hiking experiences and all other baby gear needs.