Wreath Making 101

Last Christmas, CP#1 and MP signed up for a kids’ wreath making workshop at O’Donals Nursery in Gorham. The nursery provides decorative greens and wreath making supplies for a small fee. When we arrived, there were long tables filled with boughs of White Pine, Cedar, and Balsam. Jeff O’Donal, our patient instructor, showed us how to arrange the greens in a fan …

School Vacation Week: Loving Our Libraries

Note: While these events have come and gone, all of the libraries listed here have active kids’ programs. Don’t see your local library on the list? Visit here for a full listing of libraries throughout Maine. MP has been busy thinking of things to do next week while the kids are on vacation. Many local libraries have great activities planned …

Maine Love

Our family adores Maine winters. Really. After a busy holiday season, the team welcomes these slower, quieter months. There’s nothing quite like hanging out in our pjs and making pancakes when the snow flies. Similarly, spending time together outdoors is most definitely cold, but always memorable—even when CP#1 and #2 take a near eternity to get their gear on. So …

Take to the Skies

CP#1 and #2 search the skies for planes whenever the team drives through Portland. When the kids spot one, they point upwards and watch in amazement as the plane flies over the highway. Then the questions come in rapid fire: Where did the plane come from? How does it fly? What does the pilot eat for lunch? You get the …

Little Gardeners

This year, we decided to join our Community Garden. Mom and Dad Potato have plenty of gardening supplies handy, but CP #1 and #2 needed some of their own. While shopping, the team discovered these sturdy Schylling-brand garden tools at Play & Learn in Freeport, but you can find them at toy stores throughout Maine. We also found Boss-brand, cotton …

Easter Keepsakes

At the Cute Potato house, the team likes to open boxes from the attic and rediscover the small Easter gifts we packed away the spring before. We found these tiny, paper cut-out gift bags at Wilbur’s in Freeport last year. Each came filled with chocolates, but now you can purchase them separately. Tinsel Bright in Gorham is our new favorite …