Every October, our dear friends host a pumpkin carving party at their house. It’s a simple celebration, but one we always look forward to during Halloween week. Each family brings their own pumpkin and an appetizer or a special dessert. Our friends make homemade pizzas and mulled cider. Of course, everyone dresses up.
Archive for October, 2015
Posted in Holidays, tagged carving, Celebrations, cute potato celebrations, cutepotato.com, Family, halloween, Halloween in Maine, halloween parties for kids and adults, halloween table, host a pumpkin carving party, jack o' lanterns, kids, parties on October 30, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Giveaways, tagged cute potato giveaway, cute potato sponsor, cutepotato.com, daytrip jr., Family, giveaway, kids, maine, radio flyer walker wagon, Shopping, toys, wagon on October 23, 2015| 8 Comments »
Our friends and sponsors at Daytrip Jr. are generously offering a Cute Potato reader the chance to win a Classic Walker Wagon from Radio Flyer. This little wagon is a sentimental favorite in our family. CP#1 and #2 used it in the backyard when they were first beginning to walk. The two have pushed stuffed animals, dolls, and even cousins in the wagon.
Posted in Restaurants, Travel, tagged adventures, airbnb, Andrew Foster Photography, beer, Bowie, breweries, brewery stays in Maine, celeste parke merrill, cute potato maine travel series, cutepotato.com, damariscotta, Emily Meader, farmhouse, Farmhouse Pale Ale, farmhouse stays in Maine, geoff and dash masland, Goods from the Woods, guinea hens, King Eider's Pub, Leon Garnett builder, maine, Montsweag Roadhouse, newcastle maine, oxbow, Oxbow Brewing Company, Oxbow Farmhouse rental, Oxbow tasting room, Oxtoberfest, parent getaways, parents, pubs, red raspberries Maine, tasting room, Travel, travel for parents, Will Sears art, woodframe house seventies, Woolwich on October 16, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Welcome to our newest travel series, designed for moms and dads who need to get their parenting mojo back!
September and October are tough transition months, not only for kids, but for adults as well. There are new school, sports and work schedules to follow, longer grocery lists, more wash and more paperwork. MP feels like she is playing catch up from the start of school until Christmas.
To save everyone in the household from a grumpy mama, MP arranged an overnight trip to Oxbow Brewing Company in Newcastle. In June, the brewery opened its farmhouse—which was originally home to brewery co-owners, Geoff and Dash Masland—on Airbnb. Located next to the tasting room and nestled between 18 acres of woods and logging trails, a farmhouse visit seemed ideal for an overnight getaway.
When DP and MP arrived at Oxbow, a couple and their one-year-old son were seated at picnic tables in front of the tasting room. The father looked at DP and said, “Where do I know you from?” As it turns out, DP and this man realized they were childhood friends. Once the connection was established, we agreed to get a few beers and join them back outside.
Inside the warm, wood-paneled tasting room, we met Celeste Parke Merrill, a sweet, thirty-something who would be our bartender and farmhouse tour guide. When we told Celeste about our chance meeting with old friends, she said, “I love when that happens!” She encouraged us to take our time and enjoy. We could bring our bags to the farmhouse a little later. (more…)
Posted in Books, Events, Sponsors, tagged a little brown bat story, apple day, apples, cute potato sponsor, cutepotato.com, Events, fall, fall activities maine, fall family activities, Family, family activities maine, gilsland farm audubon center, islandport press, jada fitch illustration, kids, maine audubon, melissa kim, outdoors, preschool outreach, Sponsors, Wicked Good Food Truck, Wildlife on the Move on October 2, 2015| Leave a Comment »
There are family events we look forward to each fall, and despite how much our children have grown, the Apple Day celebration at Maine Audubon in Falmouth remains a favorite. CP#1 and #2 delight in making their own cider, listening to live music, and exploring the rolling trails along the marsh.
This year promises to be one of the best celebrations yet, as our Audubon friends have added a special event — the launch of a new board book called, “A Little Brown Bat Story” written by Melissa Kim and illustrated by Jada Fitch. The book, which teaches preschoolers about brown bat behavior and habitat, is the second in the Wildlife on the Move series from Islandport Press and Maine Audubon. What we love most: 10% of the proceeds from the book help fund Maine Audubon’s outreach programs for underserved preschools!