Another chance to see the very popular Jeanine Fitzgerald who will teach you how to live joyfully with parenting!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 421 WIANNO AVENUE, OSTERVILLE
$10 Suggested Donation | 1.5 Training Hours for Early Childhood Educators
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name
and number of attendees or call (508)428.8857.
Jeanine Fitzgerald has over 35 years of professional experience, inspiring and empowering parents and teachers to cultivate the unique strengths of every individual child so that he/she can reach his/her full potential. Ms. Fitzgerald is recognized on the federal level as an approved trainer in the fields of education and mental health. She has been a keynote speaker for venues including the New England Association for the Education of Young Children, the Children’s Trust Fund, and Harvard University. For more information, visit www.thefitzgeraldinstitute.com. Ms. Fitzgerald offers wisdom with a great deal of humor. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry!
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We have found one of our favorite new types of pie: Spaghetti Pie! This Cape Cod Moms Tasty Tuesday recipe has us super excited for a new twist on an old favorite. A huge bonus.... the kids love it especially since they can dip it! Make it plain or add your favorite ingredients, either way you can't go wrong! We had plenty of leftovers for lunch and a dinner or two after, so this meal is the perfect weeknight recipe to use!
Let us know what you think and what your favorite extra ingredients are!
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On Thursday, October 29th, The Coalition for Children is offering a cold dinner buffet, bar access for adult beverages, and a humorous parenting presentation with author and parenting expert, Jeanine Fitzgerald, at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth, and all for only $20.00 (thank you, Bill Zammer)!!!
Jeanine's presentation "Is there Humor in Parenting?" will offer comedy and irreverent comfort to all parents and caregivers. Laugh at the commonalities felt by all while basking in the comfort of knowing that you are not alone on this crazy parenting train.
This night out is for all parents and providers, caregivers and spouses who would like to laugh and connect, relax and be entertained.
All payment must be received ahead of time, so call (508) 548 0151 x 172 to secure your spot today. Sign in and networking 5:00 - 5:30. Dinner 5:30 - 7:00. Presentation 7:30 - 8:30.
Scholarships are available, so if you cannot afford to attend, please call The Coalition for Children (508) 548 0151 x 172.
This program is brought to you by the Coalition for Children, the Community Network of Cape Cod,The Falmouth Public Schools, and Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition.
Cape Cod Moms has compiled a listing, from reader submissions, of all Halloween events taking place on Cape Cod and the surrounding areas. We have organized it alphabetically by town. If you know of an event that is not listed, let us know by commenting on this blog or by adding it to our community calendar so that we can get it added here! It takes a village and there is a lot of information out there-we often miss things!
Oct 30, 10-11am
Brewster Ladies’ Library
Come celebrate Halloween in style with the Brewster Ladies' Library. Parents and kids are asked to arrive promptly at the library at 10am, in costume. We'll march to the Brewster General Store for snacks and songs with Cathy Hatch. And then we'll keep marching to the Brewster Kinlin Grover Real Estate Office (all along 6A). Happy Halloween! No registration required.
Brewster Trunk or Treat
Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church and Brewster Baptist Church, Main St, Brewster, MA
Oct 31 1-3pm
Join us for Trunk or Treat at two locations on Main St. in Brewster. Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church and Brewster Baptist Church welcome you and your friends & family to stop by on Saturday, October 31st from 1-3 pm.
Oct 31 11-3pm
Green Halloween 2015 - No Tricks. All Treats. Last Admission 2:30pm Please note: no other coupons or discounts apply today! All children pay $5 each for their activities punch card. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Buzzards Bay Events
Wed Oct 28 3-7pm
Come in costume-learn about spooky creatures, enjoy arts and crafts, stories and refreshments. All proceeds will be used to care for sick animals.
Admission $5 person members of NMLC FREE
Hospital tours available
Pumpkins A Glow
October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 & 30 6pm- 10pm (Fri-Sun only)
Edaville Railroad, Carver
Back by popular demand, come see the garden of endless jack-o-lanterns. Dress in your Halloween costume and join the costume parades. You can trick or treat at your favorite ride, and go for a ride on our famous Edaville Railroad, with Thomas the Tank Engine. Edaville is a safe and fun environment to celebrate Halloween with the whole family. Includes admission into the park from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM Pumpkins Aglow begins at 6:00PM.
Official Oktoberfest Beer Garden tent.
Fun activities for all ages. Oktoberfest food will be available from the vendors next to the park, music in the bandstand, Pumpkin People viewing, bobbing for apples, doughnuts on a string, face painting, pumpkin bowling, games for kids of all ages.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Kate Gould Park, Main Street Chatham
Kate Gould Park
Main Street, Chatham
Saturday, October 24
12 noon – 4 pm
Fun activities for all ages. Oktoberfest food will be available from the vendors next to the park, music in the bandstand, Pumpkin People viewing, bobbing for apples, doughnuts on a string, face painting, pumpkin bowling, games for kids of all ages.
A Visit with the Night Watchman
October 30, 2015
at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Falmouth Museums on the Green
What better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than mingling with the spirits of Falmouth’s past? Falmouth Museums on the Green invites the community to the 7th Annual “A Visit with the Night Watchman” on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 9 PM.
Ghosts and memories will come alive at this mildly spooky, family-friendly event. The evening is geared for adults and children over six years of age accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children and $25 for a family of four.
The event weaves together local history, folklore, and fun, and will feature a ghoulish gaggle of characters portrayed by talented and enthusiastic members of Falmouth Theatre Guild. The omniscient Night Watchman will lead a spine-tingling tour, throughout which visitors will find themselves looking around every corner for the unexpected!
Proceeds will benefit Falmouth Museums on the Green's educational programming. Sponsored by Chapman, Cole & Gleason.
Spooky Treat Workshop for kids
Oct 24, 2015 10:30-11:30am
Brooks Free Library, Harwich, MA
Make spooky treats like pretzel bones or Booo-nana ghosts. All ages of children are welcome. If you have a food allergy, please contact Ann at email@example.com
Safe Halloween Party
Friday Oct 30 4:30-6:30pm Harwich Community Ctr
A safe Halloween celebration. Fun for all! Trick or treat, food, crafts, games, prizes
Cape Cod Mall Trick or Treat
Oct 31 1-3pm
Kids of all ages are invited to participate in frightening fun, as a Boo Bash takes over Cape Cod Mall on October 31st, 1-3 pm.
The Haunting fun will include: Halloween arts & crafts, Ghost Stories in the Haunted Store @ 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., Mystery Box Guessing Game!
Come dressed in your Halloween costume and receive a treat!
Polar Cave Halloween Treats
Come by Polar Cave Friday October 30 or Saturday October 31, 2015 to enjoy a treat for kids in costume!
Mashpee Commons Events
Orleans Elementary Halloween Stroll
Oct 31 2:30-4:30pm
Main St Orleans
Come one come all to the annual Halloween sidewalk stroll on Main Street in Orleans and East Orleans. Put on your costume and join us on the green located next to Snow Library at 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 31st, 2015. The stroll continues from 3:30-4:30 pm in East Orleans where there will be hayrides, treats, games, and more fun for all our ghosts and goblins.
This event is rain or shine and as always, please thank all of the businesses who provide the treats!
Osterville Halloween Parade
Oct 30, 2015 4:00pm
Come join the parade or watch!
HALLOWEEN BOO BASHOctober 24, 2015 10-4pmHalloween Event at Wareham Crossin
WHAT: Halloween Boo Bash at Wareham Crossing
Bring your family to our Halloween Boo Bash! Enjoy children's musicians, Josh & the Jamtones, horse-drawn hayrides, trick or treat, pumpkin decorating, a photo booth & more!
10am - 11am: Trick or Treat starting at the Beach Pad
10am - 12pm: Horse-drawn Hayrides (at Casa Cancun), Face Painting (At the Beach Pad)
11am - 12pm: Josh and the JamTones & Pumpkin Decorating at the Beach Pad
Wellfleet Trunk or Treat
Wellfleet Drivein Oct 31 4-7pm
Our Trunk or Treat Festival is open to families who reside in the towns of: TRURO, WELLFLEET, EASTHAM and ORLEANS.
Trunk or Treat is a fun and safe way for children of all ages to trick or treat on Halloween night. We host our Trunk or Treat at the Wellfleet Drive-In and Cinemas in Wellfleet. We line up vehicles in the wooded parking area where families can bring kids to trick or treat from trunk to trunk. All trunks are decorated and are excited to see all of the local families having a great time on Halloween night.
We welcome trunks from all 4 towns. Anyone interested in registering a trunk can visit out Registration page for more information.
Various Locations Cape Wide and Surrounding Areas: Plymouth, Wareham, Carver
Michael's Stores: Monster Bash
All Michael's Kids Club Locations
Oct 31, 2015, $2
Decorate a trick or treat bag, FREE Face Painting, Hourly Costume Parades
Cape Cod Moms! We recently received a request from a local woman who is currently doing research for a study on literacy. We believe that literacy, especially early literacy is a fundamental cornerstone in a child's education. We would love for interested local moms and parents to participate and have asked Ms. Mooney to share the overall results with us once the study is complete so that our community can learn from it. Please see below for all the information on participating. Thanks!
My name is Andrea Mooney. I spent my early career working at Boston Children’s Hospital writing to parents and children, and now I’m working on a study being conducted by researchers at the George Washington University, hoping to find out more about how kids learn from children’s books.
Join Cindy Horgan, Executive Director & Family Support Coordinator for Cape Cod Children’s Place and discover the unique needs of boys as they grown and develop. Learn to promote skills that support their healthy emotional development and how to recognize the impact of media, culture and technology on boys and the messages they take from these influences. Become aware of current trends that affect boys and learn to support our boys as they make sense of the process of growing up.Pizza dinner and childcare included with registration.
Pre-registration is required. Call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310. Please indicate if you are in need of transportation. Funding support provided by a Family Centers grant through the Children’s Trust and a Coordinated Community & Family Engagement grant through the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care, administered by Cape Cod Children’s Place.
The American Cancer Society has teamed with Kensington’s, Bobby Byrnes and Port Cargo of the Mashpee Commons for “Shop and Dine for a Cause” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5.
During that time, 15 percent of sales at Kensington’s and Port Cargo will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Luminaria bags should be decorated prior to the event and may be purchased for $10 during regular business hours at Cape Cod Mom ShopLocal Member: Kensignton’s now through Nov. 5.
The evening will also feature a “Luminaria Ceremony,” during which Luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated at 7:30. Each luminaria is personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer.
Luminaria bags should be decorated prior to the event and may be purchased for $10 during regular business hours at Kensignton’s now through Nov. 5.
Proceeds will benefit the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society and support American Cancer Society-funded research and free services offered to cancer patients, like rides to and from cancer treatments, lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel a great distance for lifesaving treatment, health insurance assistance, and financial services through the Patient Advocate Foundation. For more information, contact Kelsey Pickering at 508.897.4348 or Kelsey.firstname.lastname@example.org
By: Rebekah Thomson, Pediatric Sleep Coach
I know I’m not the only one noticing how much shorter our days are getting already. Daylight savings 2015 will end on November 1st. Clocks are moved back one hour from 2 a.m. DST to 1 a.m. For parents of early risers, the upcoming change can be nerve-racking. “He’s already waking up at 5:30 a.m. Does this mean he’s going to start waking up at 4:30 a.m. now?!” Thankfully the answer is no. You are going to gradually shift his schedule to the new time, just like when you are traveling.
So what will it look like? You have a few options. One is to allow your child to wake up at his natural time on the morning of the 2nd. According to the clock, it will be an hour earlier than usual. If he usually wakes up at 6:30 a.m., he will likely awaken at 5:30 a.m. That’s fine. It will be short-lived! Try to keep things low key for 30 minutes until you are ready to start the day. Base the day’s routines (meals, naps, etc.) around the new clock time. If your son’s bedtime was 7:30 p.m., the clock will now read 6:30 p.m. Aim for good naps that day so he can make it to at least 7 p.m. (new time). You can gently push his bedtime back to 7:30 p.m. over the next few nights.
Alternatively, if going “cold turkey” doesn’t appeal, you can also approach the time change incrementally, starting the week before. Push naps, meals and bedtime back 15 minutes later each of the days leading up to the end of daylight savings. For example, if his usual bedtime is 7:30 p.m., he can go to bed at 7:45 p.m. on October 29th, 8 p.m. on the 29th, 8:15 p.m. on the 30th, and 8:30 p.m., on the 31st. By the time daylight savings ends, he will already be adjusted – or at least well on his way.
Regardless of which approach you choose, stay consistent and try not to let him eat or really start his day before 6 a.m. (new time). He’ll be adjusted within a week.
If your child had too late of a bedtime before the time change, this is your chance to move it earlier without too much fuss. The ideal bedtime for most children is between 7-8 p.m. So if your son’s bedtime was too late, don’t move it later; just put him to bed at the new time of 7 or 8 p.m.
Note: If your little guy seems plagued by early rising, it’s time to get to the bottom of it. Follow this link to read my earlier post about the common causes of early rising and how to address them.
*Includes information from Kim West’s Good Night Sleep Tight.
Rebekah Thomson (917) 455-3054 email@example.com
We were thrilled to be invited to the VIP Cast Party for the new exhibit at the Cape Cod Children's Museum at the end of September! The museum is a fantastic resource for our community and we definitely recommend you head on down to check out the newest exhibit!!
Amy & Julie from Cape Cod Moms attended the event which kicked off with a tv interview with Mashpee TV along the red carpet as we entered. Once we gave our thoughts on the community we eagerly went inside to check out the new center which has been delighting the kids ever since!
The newest exhibit turns the focus towards television production. Kids who utilize the center will be able to dress up in costumes, choose from a large variety of backgrounds and put themselves on the green screen! The center has a camera which projects images both inside the studio and out on the wall outside of the studio so that everyone in the museum can see how much fun you are having!
As you can see we all had a lot of fun pretending and experimenting with different scenes like weather newsman, the red carpet, as well as my personal favorite: a Walking Dead scene (just for the adult cast party). We tried our best to look extra tough with a fairy wand!
One of the reasons that we really love this exhibit is that it helps bridge the gap for children from the creation process through to the publication process. Many times our children are exposed to the creation process but lack the opportunity within the community to showcase that work and truly see the end result post publication. After speaking with people from both the Cape Cod Children's Museum and Mashpee TV, we learned that there ideas and plans to possibly look at helping the children take the tv production process even further and reach further into the community in a way we haven't seen before.
We look forward to the fun times ahead and we can't wait to hear what you think of the new exhibit! Once you check it out, come back here and let us know what you think!
Editor's Note: October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. 1 in every 4 women will experience a miscarriage, infant loss or still birth. This month we stand in support and solidarity for our fellow sisters who have suffered from this painful loss and we honor them for their courage and strength.
I miscarried one of my babies. I didn’t want to talk about it at the time, but now I’d talk about it to anyone if the topic comes up. I have two healthy happy children from two of my pregnancies and I had one miscarriage.
During my first pregnancy, my husband went to almost every single appointment with me. For the first appointment with my second pregnancy my husband was working, so I just took my toddler daughter with me. I think the appointment was at around 9 weeks or so. My doctor tried listening to the heartbeat and said I think you’ve had a miscarriage, the heartbeat is faint and irregular. We will get you an appointment at the ultrasound office where they can do a better ultrasound but I don’t think this one is going to make it…or something along those lines I don’t remember word for word what was said but I knew he must be right, he is a specialist in high-risk pregnancies (not the reason I went to him) but he was a great doctor. I started to cry in the room and he patted my back and left me alone with my daughter. I was crying and my daughter asked why I was crying and said something cute which made me laugh. I remember being so grateful that I took her with me to cheer me up.
We headed over to the ultrasound office and it was confirmed that there was something wrong with the heartbeat. I was told to return home and come back in a week or so for them to see if the heartbeat was still there and then they could schedule me to have it removed. Wait…what…I have to wait for the baby to die and then have it removed! I guess that makes sense but what a horrible thing to have to wait for. To make things worse it was a few days before Easter and Easter dinner was at my in-laws house. I went and felt like crying the whole time especially when we headed over to their neighbors house for an Easter egg hunt for my daughter to join in. I remember keeping to myself and thinking they must think I am rude not joining in their conversations but I felt I would burst into tears if I said anything.
So I returned to my appointment and there it was, no more heartbeat. Next step was a procedure at the hospital. I believe I had to use two tablets of misoprostol the night before and then I headed to the hospital in the morning and my husband was there by my side. I remember the anesthesiologist telling me how common miscarriages are and not to think there was anything I did or could’ve done to change this and it also does not mean anything for the outcome of my future pregnancies.
Why did I not know miscarriages were so common? I guess I had never heard anyone say they had a miscarriage. After I had mine, I asked my mother if she ever had any and she said no, but that my grandmother, who had 10 healthy kids, had a boatload of miscarriages throughout her childbearing years and in fact after her 10th baby she thought she was pregnant again and she was devastated to find out she was in menopause instead. That made me smile, she would’ve kept on having more and more kids forever! My mom bought me a book called Mommy Please Don’t Cry Because There are No Tears in Heaven. I think it was more for the loss of a child versus a miscarriage but my toddler loved to grab it and have me read it to her. It made me cry the first couple times I read it. Thinking back on it, I think my experience would’ve been much harder if my first pregnancy was a miscarriage. I had my first daughter to make me laugh, keep me busy, and be grateful for.
After my miscarriage I was pregnant again within a couple months. I have since found out that other people I know have had miscarriages too and a few much further along than I was. One of my friends had a miscarriage at 8 months. I cannot imagine losing a baby that far along, you’ve already planned out your life with a baby and are ready for the little one to arrive. Looking back she says she thinks it was for the best, her boyfriend at the time was not the best person for her and she wasn’t ready to have a child so young. She is now happily married and has two beautiful healthy children. Everything happens for a reason, what will be will be! I am not sure if knowing it was common would’ve helped me but I think everyone of childbearing age should know that miscarriages are very common and if you want children, you will likely have all the happy health children you want to when the time is right.
Opportunity: I always knew I would work full time when I had kids, I am a hard worker and I just knew it…that is until I had kids and now I think the hell with working! I do have to work some hours though to pay for the life we have given ourselves and to provide benefits for our family. I had been working 32 hours a week up until a few months ago when I took a part time job at a pharmacy that would let me have benefits at just 22 hour a week. Part of why I am comfortable reducing my hours is because I started a side business last year generating extra income. A friend had reached out to me in 2014 about a business she started as a consultant for a skincare company and I decided to join her. I became a consultant for Rodan + Fields, from the same doctors who created ProActiv. This new skincare line is for aging and sun damaged skin as well as acne and sensitive skin. The opportunity has been incredible for my team and myself. It is basically a word of mouth business where I get paid to wash my face and talk about it. We have just become the 4th largest premier skincare company in the US and our UnBlemish regimen for acne has become the #1 premier acne brand in the US. No parties, no inventory, and with a 60 day money back guarantee, there is basically no risk. I’d like to share this opportunity and our products with as many people as I can. Curious? Please contact me: Stephanie.Flynn.Anderson@gmail.com
Hi Cape Cod Moms!
My name is Kelly Rodriguez and I am an Early Childhood Consultant that provides consultation to parents of young children who may have questions about their child's social or emotional development or are struggling with challenging behaviors. My office is located in Plymouth, but I typically see parents from all over the Southcoast and Cape. I am private pay only which may create some barriers for some parents, but I do offer workshops twice a month at a lower cost ( I attached the current flyer with the dates). Upon request I can bring the workshops to other community locations to make them more accessible for parents as well.
My contact information is below. You will be able to find out more about Early Childhood Consultation on the website www.earlychildhoodconsult.com or I would happy to set up a meeting or a phone call to discuss further.
Kelly A. Rodriguez, MSW, LCSW, CCLS
Early Childhood Consultation
One of the great joys of being a parent is seeing the world with the fresh perspective of your children’s vision. Things that were dull before become vibrant as they experience them for the first time. Holidays become sparklier, colors become brighter, trips become adventures. One of my favorite adventures that we take as a family is our annual time travel to King Richard’s Faire in Carvershire (Carver to those of us that live in the 21st century).
Though the journey takes us back historically nearly 500 years, the easy drive from the Lower Cape is less than an hour. This year’s visit was special because we introduced dear friends to the Faire and got to watch as they experienced the magic of the Faire for the first time. All summer my kids shared their excitement with their friends and by the time fall rolled around, they were on board for joining us on our visit this year.
My kiddos are 5 and 7 and they LOVE the Faire. Beginning in July, they start asking if it’s time to go and begin planning their outfits. Yes, we dress up. All of us (stop laughing!).
It truly adds to the experience, bringing you into the realm as you interact in your role with the actual performers. It’s so fun for me … I mean the kids, yes the kids.
We were lucky enough to be there for the opening ceremony this year, which is truly a treat. The King, Queen, and various other Royals and court members welcomed the crowd, introducing the characters and storyline that would be woven through the day. As the crowd moved in the Washing Well Wenches hung over the railing saying hello to handsome fellows and requesting cartwheels from men in kilts. My kids were thrilled to be met inside the village by the King, Queen, and the King’s mother. They curtsied beautifully and charmed the royal family with their princess manners.
My favorite moment of the day may have been when our 8-year-old friend stood staring in amazement at the Faire’s village and said “I never imagined it like this. It’s like someone took Chatham back to the middle ages!”
There were several new acts this year that were truly wonderful! One of those was a fantastic new show at the Dance Stage which is set up among the picnic tables near the food stands. There were huge red strands of silk fabric hanging from the sky above the stage. As we sat eating our huge turkey legs we were thrilled to find out why – the aerial silk show Draiku began performing beautiful aerial acrobatics that took our breath away! The new Big Cat Show is a huge improvement over years past with a lot of educational
The jousting tournament was again amazing with gorgeous horses and talented knights showing their yeomanly skills. We love cheering for Sir Jeffrey and always sit in his section of the jousting field.
After the afternoon’s jousting match it was time to visit the artisans of the realm. My kids have become enamored of dragon pets that they can only find at the Faire. Every year they add to their growing family and buy a dragon each. It is their special remembrance to get them through until the next year’s trip. Apparently they’re good for snuggling too.
It was another wonderful trip back in time and clearly I enjoyed it, but this year I decided that it was time to let my kids have a turn sharing their thoughts about King Richard’s Faire. So fair readers, here is an interview with my tiny time travelers Fiona (7) and Coco (5):
1.) Girls, how do you know that it’s time to go to King Richard’s Faire?
Coco: Because you just know!
Fiona: Because it’s fall and then we get our costumes and then we get our tickets!
2.) How many years have you two gone to King Richard’s Faire?
Coco: 3 years
3.)Can you think back to the first year we went and tell me what you thought it was going to be like?
Fiona: I didn’t know actually. I just thought it was someplace kingly and queenly and witchy.
Coco: I thought it would be like it is
4.) What is your favorite memory about King Richard’s Faire?
Coco and Fiona: Getting our first dragons!
5.) Why do you want to go back to King Richards Faire?
Fiona: Because it’s really awesome!
Coco: Because it’s really nice!
6.) What makes it awesome and nice?
Coco: Because the whole thing is nice, I can’t describe it.
Fiona: It’s nice in a way that people want to go every year once they try it. If they go this year they’ll probably go again next year.
7.) What is the craziest thing you’ve seen at King Richard’s Faire?
Fiona: The tournament! PS – don’t be scared about what I’m about to tell you, but there is a bit of violence in the tournament.
Coco: Yeah, it was crazy when the King said the tournament would be to the death. Yech.
(Mom note: There are three tournaments and they get progressively more intense, the 3rd joust is mortal combat. We have actually never attended that one as my kids are pretty sensitive.)
8.) What was you favorite thing about the Faire this year?
Fiona: The dragons!
9.) How did it feel to meet the king?
Fiona: Kind of weird an kind of nice and kind of freaky, because he’s a king and I never met a king before.
10.) What was your favorite show this year?
Fiona: The tournament
Coco: The cat show
11.) What was your favorite ride?
Fiona: The jousting horse ride, I actually speared the little ring out of the dragon’s mouth when I went riding down on the horse!
Coco: The swan swing, it went so high and I almost fainted!
12.) Did you eat any food?
Coco: I ate at the kings feast, we had a giant ice cream
13.) What did you think about the acrobats on the silk
Fiona: Cool but scary!
Coco: I don’t think I could do that!
14.) What about the guy on the tight rope?
Fiona: He walked on it with high heels on! I don’t know how he walked on there!
Coco: I was freaked out for him!
15.) Did you see any interesting characters
Fiona: The Laundry Monster
Coco: The king’s mother was there this year!
Fiona: I met Tree Fairies too and they can’t talk to grown ups but they did talk to me!
16.) Anything else people should know?
Coco: The horses are pretty!
17.) Would you go back?Fiona: Yes!
Coco: Even if we couldn’t bring our cat we’ll still go back!
So there you go! King Richard’s Faire is the place to be! The Faire runs weekends through October 25th in Carver. Check out more information at www.kingrichardsfaire.net. Huzzah!
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