Grandparent’s Weekend at Edaville USA

*I am an Edaville blogger. I have received tickets in exchange for this post.
As always, all opinions are my own!*

 

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Well, Edaville USA is hosting a very special weekend just for Grandparents!

grandparents day at edaville usa

 

Grandparent’s Weekend at Edaville USA Sept. 13 & 14

Following National Grandparent’s Day, come to Edaville and celebrate even more with all sorts of family activities and fun through the whole park. These special days include unlimited use of the park, including dinoland and a 20 minute train ride through the picturesque woodlands and cranberry bogs.

All rides and attractions are included in general park admission, so guests will be able to visit Dinoland and also enjoy unlimited use of all park amusements. General admission will be $20, with half price admission to all Grandparents!!

We will be visiting on Sunday with Avery’s Grandma and Grandpa and can’t wait! It’s sure to be a special weekend that we’ll all remember for years to come!

You can find out more by following Edaville USA on FACEBOOK & TWITTER and online at  www.edaville.com

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About Edaville USA:
Edaville USA is a train-themed family amusement park located in South Carver, Mass. The park features  train rides through picturesque cranberry bogs, vintage amusement rides, indoor and outdoor play spaces and new rides! Edaville USA hosts different events throughout the fall and winter, including Pumpkins Aglow and an annual Christmas Festival of lights.

Frozen Bananas – Back To School Recipes – #PriceChopperB2S

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All opinions are mine alone.

Back to school recipes - Cheerio and yogurt frozen bananas with coconut #PriceChopperB2S

Summer is coming to an end, and the kids have gone back to school!  For us that means back to soccer, and swim lessons, new music and dance classes and countless other activities. It also means that I need to make sure my daughter has a belly full of nutritious and hearty food!

With a picky eater who often can’t be bothered with food at all, that can be tough. I’m always trying to come up with fun and healthy recipes that we can both be happy about!

Price Chopper Back to School #PriceChopperB2S

When we do our grocery shopping, it has to be quick. Avery is not a fan of sitting in the shopping cart for long, and has an affinity for running down the aisles and “helping” restock shelves–and by that I mean, moving everything around and knocking things on the floor.  *sigh* Oh to be two again!

So we need to shop where I know they’ll have everything we need for my recipes and I can get in and out quickly. Price Chopper is the place! I grew up shopping at Price Chopper and always love shopping there! I was able to find everything we needed,  much of which was located in their back to school solutions center, and check out without delay!

On the way out I noticed they were having  first day of school photo contest! You can check it out HERE and you could win an iPad mini.

Ingredients for Banana pops #PriceChopperB2S

There are a few foods that I KNOW Avery will eat. Besides hotdogs, cheese and “ronis” she will always eat bananas and Honey Nut Cheerios (she calls it “Bee Cereal”) So I wanted to mix things up a bit and rather than the same old bananas and a bowl of cereal, I  decided to make a more fun frozen banana, with Yoplait Greek yogurt, Honey Nut Cheerios and coconut!

Frozen Bananas – Back To School Recipes

Easy banana recipes Yogurt and cheerio covered frozen bananas #PriceChopperB2S

They are super easy to make!

Ingredients:
2-4 Large Bananas
1½ cups of Honey Nut Cheerios
1 container (5.3oz) Yoplait Greek Yogurt (I used vanilla)
½ cup shredded coconut (optional)

  1. Cut bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick
  2. Put Cheerios in a gallon freezer bag. Roll over bag with a rolling-pin to break up the Cheerios (you don’t want to crush them completely) mix in coconut if you’d like and spread out on a plate
  3. Coat banana in yogurt
  4. Roll banana in Cheerio mixture
  5. Place on wax paper covered plate of baking sheet and put in freezer until frozen (about and hour)
  6. Step 6: ENJOY!

Frozen bananas with cheerios and yogurt- recipes-  #PriceChopperB2S

They were absolutely delicious and there was a part of me that wanted to keep them all to myself, but, I knew that Avery would enjoy them. I also knew that if I didn’t feed her soon, she’d turn into a gremlin or some other tiny, destructive, tantrum throwing beastie!

Cheerio covered bananas #pricechopperb2s

Her excitement was priceless “Is that for ME?!  It that a ‘nana?! WHAT?!  I WANT THAT!”

Followed by “Mmmm” and “Yum” between bites and a “This is so good mommy!”   So, I’d call that a win!

Yum! Frozen bananas #PriceChopperB2SWant some more great Back To School recipes and ideas?  Check out Price Chopper’s Back to School Pinterest Page And follow Price Chopper on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

#PriceChopperB2S Avery loves frozen pineapples as an after class snack #pricechopperb2s

 

Teamworks Warwick Youth Sports Programs! Join us!

Avery has done quite a few activities in her almost 2.5 years of life. Dance class, tumbling tykes, music classes, art class, swim and gymnastics. I have to say one of our favorites, and the one where I have seen the most personal growth in Avery has been her Squeaky Sneakers and Movin’ and Shakin’ classes at Teamworks in Warwick.

We call it soccer (because it’s easy to say and the play on a soccer field) but it’s really a lot more than that!

teamworks warwick soccer for kids

Before we started soccer Avery was a bit of a wallflower. She never wanted to leave my side. We’d go to birthday parties, or play dates, and she wouldn’t let me out of her sight. And heaven forbid if I tried to leave her in child care at the gym! Holy meltdown, batman. Teamworks, and the amazing coaches helped with that!

In the beginning Avery still needed me to be nearby, but as the weeks went on she would tell me “Mommy, you sit!” and off she’d go to warm-up with her coaches and friends! It was such a huge, and wonderful change!

Let me tell you a little bit about how the class runs (in our experience):

  • When you first arrive the kids have some free time to run around the field and kick & throw soft playground balls. (or if your child is like mine, they can sit in the goal and “dig” in the turf!)
  • The coaches will call for the kids to help pick up all the balls and then it’s time for the warm-up run!  This is my favorite part, because it’s pretty hilarious to watch all the toddlers running in their cute little toddler legs!
  • After the warm-up run they all go to the circle for warm-up stretches (The batman stretch is the fan favorite!)
  • And then it’s time for the activity of the day!

Teamworks Warwick Youth Programs Rhode IslandThe activities change every week and include running, throwing, catching, obstacle courses, parachute games, and more! The activities really help kids  develop fine and gross motor skills, learn to follow directions and playing cooperatively with other kids. The level of parent participation is entirely up to you and your child!  If your child wants you to participate with them that’s 100% fine, it’s also fine if your child is content to be off without you and then you can sit and enjoy some “free time” with the other parents!

I really can’t say enough about our love for Teamworks. The coaches are all so good with the kids, and have come to feel like family to us! They are fun and have so much patience! Avery has become so much more confident and independent since she started, at 18 months and I am so grateful to the Teamworks staff for that!

Teamworks Warwick Rhode Island youth sports

If you’re looking for a fun, AFFORDABLE activity to get your little one moving, and give you a little time to hang out and chat with other parents, I HIGHLY recommend Teamworks Youth Programs!

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Movin’ and shakin’ is for ages 1.5-2.5 and is held on Wednesday mornings

Squeaky Sneakers  is for ages 2-3.5 and is held multiples days of the week, including Saturday.

All Sports Classes are for ages 3.5-6yrs and are held multiple days and times during the week.

(Teamworks Warwick also has leagues and clinics for older kids and adults! And they host birthday parties, events, summer and vacation camps and more!)

For more information and to register for Teamworks Warwick Youth programs click HERE

 

If you register, please let them know that Avery and I sent you! We hope to see some new (and old) friends at Teamworks!

Celebrate Baby Safety Month at Babies”R”Us #BRUGreatGiveaway

**Disclosure** I was given product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
I wanted to share this deal with you!**

September is Baby Safety Month and Babies “R”Us is teaming up Motorola to offer you an incredible deal!

From now until 9/13 you can get a FREE Motorola color video monitor, MBP421 (a value of $99.99!) with your purchase of $200 or more!

Motorola-MBP421-Video-Monitor--pTRU1-18201031dtCelebrate Baby Safety Month at Babies”R”Us

We LOVE our video monitor and think it’s a must have for every new parent! A video monitor helps give parents peace of mind! It’s also been a must have for us as parents of a toddler!  Sometimes you need to be able to see exactly what is going on in their rooms when they are SUPPOSED to be sleeping!

Check out free the monitor HERE
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Day Out With Thomas at Edaville USA 8/30, 9/1, 9/6-7

*I am an Edaville blogger. I have received tickets in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are my own!*Day Out with Thomas at Edaville

A few months ago Avery and I visited Edaville USA for Day Out with Thomas.  We both had a wonderful time meeting Thomas, and riding the train! We heard from so many friends who were sad that they missed the event and hoped they’d be able to see him the next time he chugged into town.

Well Guess what?

Thomas the Tank Engine is returning to Edaville!

The event runs from 9AM to 5PM and the dates are as follows: August 30th ­ September 1st, 6th, and 7th

You and your kiddos can take a magical ride on life-­sized Thomas and spend the day immersed in the storybook world of Sodor. You’ll even have an opportunity to have your picture taken with Thomas himself!

In addition to spending time with Thomas, can also enjoy great live music and storytelling, Thomas ­themed activities, and lots more at the Imagination Station AND you’ll have unlimited use of all the amusement park rides and Dinoland!

On the train at Edaville

 

 

 

The event costs $20 which includes entry to the park, one 20 minute ride on a passenger car pulled by Thomas, video viewing, coloring, temporary tattoos, storytelling, live entertainment and access to all park rides and amenities. Tickets can be purchased online or at the park by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt or by calling 866-­468­-7630.

caboose Edaville

You can find out more by following Edaville USA on FACEBOOK & TWITTER and online at  www.edaville.com

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About Edaville USA:
Edaville USA is a train-themed family amusement park located in South Carver, Mass. The park features  train rides through picturesque cranberry bogs, vintage amusement rides, indoor and outdoor play spaces and new rides! Edaville USA hosts different events throughout the fall and winter, including Pumpkins Aglow and an annual Christmas Festival of lights.