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Food and Fun at the Company Picnic 2017

face painting
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Today was one of the best days of the year for working at my company. We are lucky enough to receive a company picnic that is amazing. There are rides and games and tons of food to enjoy. Andrew and Eva have been enjoying this event their entire lives. Eva is big enough to go on every ride on her own. Andrew was able to do much of it but couldn’t go on the roller coaster himself. I went with him. Oh man did that crack up my back.

The food was pretty good. It was a different setup this time around. I went and got the lobsters while Allison and the kids got things like hot dogs and more.

I had been thinking of making a New England Lobster Bake hot dog for some time. I did today ad I think I should have waited until I had exactly what I was looking for like a really good hot dog and Mexican Corn on the cob plus really good lobster. Maybe I will go back and do so sometime.

Both Andrew and Eva have made great strides in the past year. They are both getting more physically confident and we can trust that they make good decisions. There was one game where you had to bounce across 4 giant inflatable balls. Eva made it across once and Andrew didn’t either time. He was disappointed in that and upset but got over it quickly. His second round was later in the day so he was tired.

Eva and Andrew also raced around an inflatable obstacle course. Andrew actually beat Eva in this race but it seemed so close. They did it a second time and there was a kid in front of Andrew on the track which slowed him down. I think that they wanted to go again, a third time but it was getting too late in the day.

A Day at Edaville – Christmas Spirit Awakening

Skip and the Wooden Flowers
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Today we went to Edaville USA. We were hosted by Edaville USA in that they provided us with four passes to enter the park. Opinions of our visit are 100% our own.

Driving down the highway on the way back from our Thanksgiving holiday on Cape Cod the rain was coming down off and on. The sky was dreary and grey. Allison and I debated skipping going to Edaville USA because it looked like it was going to continue raining. We got to the exit and I just decided, let’s go and see what happens with the rain.

I’m very glad that we decided to go. It rained for about an hour but when we got there we went to the Carousel and rode that a couple times so we were not rained on. Then we went into the Old World Whittler and saw the amazing Russian Fan Birds that were made by Skip. He was very kind and patient with the kids. His work was beautiful, too.

After the Old World Whittling Shop we caught the first train we could and rode around Edaville. It was still light so the lights weren’t as awesome as they could be, so I knew we’d go and ride it again later. Despite it not being too dark the kids had a great time. They loved seeing everything on the train ride and got excited about so much.

After the train the kids wanted to go to the Ferris Wheel. So I went on with them and sate between them. It got cold while we were on the Ferris Wheel but it was fun to see the whole park from the top. Once we got off the Ferris Wheel the rain was gone. There would be no more rain the rest of the night. We hit the Nut Tree, Elephant ride and then headed over to Thomas Land.

Once in Thomas Land the kids were able to go on most of the rides on their own. We did go on the roller coaster as a family because Andrew needed and adult with him.

After a few rides the kids got a bit tired and we started to head out. We then saw that Thomas was going to pull the train and so we got on for another ride. This time it was dark out and the lights looked incredible! We had a nice ride and then it was time to leave. Before we left the kids wanted another ride on the Carousel and they begged us to go back to the Old World Whittling shop and visit Skip. They loved spending time there. I think that they were so fascinated by the old tools that he used to make his beautiful birds. Well, he also made flowers out of wood and he made each of the kids their own flower. Just because. It was a magical moment and so generous of Skip to take the time with my kids. You can see our adventure in the video below and then all our photos below.

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