As 2011 comes to a close and Shawna and I finish up our posts for the year, we thought it might be fun to highlight some of our earlier posts to provide ideas on things to do with your kids over the holiday break. Even though we just started this blog in August, we have […]
Archives for December 2011
Last night marked the first of the eight nights of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. In addition to lighting the candles and spinning the dreidel, cooking foods fried in oil is also an important holiday tradition. This symbolizes the ancient miracle of Chanukah in which oil sufficient for only a day continued to burn […]
This post was written in 2011, so some information may be out-of-date. Please be sure to check their website for the latest event details! For the 2016 holiday season, Holiday Light Fantasia will run from November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017. ———————————————————————- 2011 Post: A month or so ago, when we were discussing the upcoming […]
This post was written in 2011, so some information may be out-of-date. Please be sure to check their website for the latest event details! ——————— In my recent post on Hartford Holiday Happenings, I mentioned an opportunity to visit with Santa at Wickham Park in Manchester. The only thing we knew about this place was that […]
As someone who has lived in the Hartford area for close to six years now, I am almost embarrassed to admit that I had never set foot in Bushnell Park until two weeks ago. Sure, we had driven by it countless times, but I had never actually had a reason to stop. Well, all that […]
Lately, we’ve been sending you all over town in search of fun holiday activities, and you know what that means–photo opportunities! Today, we thought we’d show you a few quick crafts for transforming your holiday (or anytime) photos into fun cards and keepsakes for you and your loved ones. Speaking of cards, you’re likely about […]
On Tuesday, Shawna gave you a sneak peek of Santa during her visit to the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in the 2011 Great Santa Search – Part 1. Now I’m going to give you a sneak peek of Santa’s visit at the Westfarms Mall in West Hartford (along with some other fun things to check out while you are […]
I thought my kids would enjoy playing in the leaf pile in our yard. Guess I was wrong . . .
Let’s face it, if you’re only a celebrity one month out of the year, you’re going to have a major appearance schedule to keep. This week, we’re catching up with Santa all around the greater Hartford area.
I’m going to start by saying this is not a holiday post. In fact, this is a “time out from the holidays” post. Now, I know that we’ve only just begun decking the halls, rockin’ around the Christmas tree, walking in a winter wonderland, and jingling all the way, but I also know that somewhere […]