Wow, August was a busy month at OAAM! There was soooo much excitement around here. Were you able to keep up? Well it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 …
ONE = Sweetheart’s new age
THREE = Boo’s new age
August is a popular birthday month around here!
It’s been non-stop celebration time, so I don’t really know how we found time to sneak in a few blog posts, but we did. Shawna even found time to write a post just a few weeks post-baby. I have NO IDEA how she found time to do that, but she did.
This month we wrote about many things that are popular family destinations in August: beaches, playgrounds, and our newest adventure farmers’ markets. Plus we went a little old school with our newest series, Throwback Thursdays.
Let’s round it up!
Our month started off and ended with outings to these family friendly destinations. Shawna and I both discovered that Farmers’ Markets are a wonderful place to take kids of all ages. You can eat, shop, and the kids can just explore. Some of the markets even have kid-specific activities. Check out our posts on the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market (Sundays) and the South Windsor Farmers’ Market (Saturdays) for all the details. Both markets continue into October so you have plenty of time to go!
Shockingly we only had one playground post last month! Based on suggestions from several readers, I headed to Enfield, Connecticut to check out the accessible playground located next to the Enfield Library. The Enfield Rotary Accessible Playground is a fairly new play destination that has packed a ton of fun into a small space. Combine this outing with a trip to the library itself and you have a full morning planned!
I know the warm days of summer will soon be far behind us, but we may be able to squeak out a few more beach days ahead. The great thing about these swimming destinations is that they don’t close when the season ends. So if you encounter a warm day and want to take the kids for a dip or you want to let them play in the sand and put a pinky toe in the water, check out West Beach at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme or Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury.
Then, as a way to introduce some of our new readers to some of our old posts (and as a way to give Shawna a bit of a blogging break) we started a new, Throwback Thursday series. Below is a list of our featured posts for the month.
- Jessica’s Garden in Marlborough (our newest Sponsor)
- Fall Classes: A great list of all the toddler-friendly classes we’ve reviewed. Plus more class recommendations can be found in the comments section.
- Zoos: Another great list. We’ve been to quite a few zoos! Plus our fabulous readers recommended a few more to try out (see the comments section of the post).
Well that’s it! This has certainly been a busy month. We hope you got a chance to enjoy at least one of our outing recommendations. If you did, will you let us know? Just leave a comment below. We love to hear from you!
Meet Our Sponsors!
- The Independent Day School – Located on a rural campus in Middlefield, CT is a private pre-school, elementary and middle school, serving families from over 20 communities.
- Jessica’s Garden – This Marlborough destination is a gardening center and family-friendly eatery rolled into one. A great place to take the kids, relax and enjoy the beautiful grounds, and check out their ice cream and lobster shack.
- Kathryn Deane Photography – Kathryn is a natural light photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, child, family, and senior portrait photography.
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