How Do You ….Boo!?

How you Booing!? Hee Hee! I don’t even frequent the Wendy Williams Show ,but I couldn’t resist hearing her voice as I typed the opening line!
Anywho, what are you guys doing to celebrate the Fall! Don’t be stingy! Share Share Share 🙂
Last year we discovered Queen Anne Farm. This local natural practice farm is full of kind employees, small animals, tall beautiful sunflowers as well as some yummy cider in their little shop. This is a great farm to visit during the weekday and allow your child to grab the perfect pumpkin without having to wait until the weekend and be overwhelmed by the crowds. This farm is a wonderful setting for great family pictures!
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Another don’t miss event is BOO at the Zoo! This event is sooo good! It’s hands down one of my favorite Halloween events to do as a family in this area. Any zoo lover would be stoked to attend. In addition to seeing the animals, families come out in a massive way to get their goodie bags filled to the brim with treats from Whole Foods, Mars chocolate company and literally so many others. (check my post on this event last year). The costumes are also very well thought out at this event so prepare to be wowed!

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WeLove Six Flags

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Six Flags is a summer go to for my family! The water, the shows, the characters and the rides are the perfect mix to ensure Liv is worn out every time we leave. So glad we live so close so we can get some mileage out of our Season Pass and Dining Pass.

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Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory

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My family had an amazing time at the Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory. If you love ice cream this place is a must. Some time ago I purchased discounted admission tickets ,and children under 4 enter the museum free! I’m so glad we didn’t let our tickets expire.

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The museum guides you through the family history of Turkey Hill allowing you to hop in their first ice cream delivery truck and watch a short movie about the ice cream factory. You are able to start to finish experience what it takes to make delicious ice cream and teas. There are cows to milk, quality control microscopes to determine if the milk is up to par, mixing and packaging stations where you can name and design your own package! You can even take a walk through the freezer, make a commercial and best of all…. UNLIMITED SAMPLES! The samples are a size of a scoop somy family was soooo full before we got to the Taste Lab! We were able to make our own pint sized flavor! This was a yummy experience for any ice cream lover!
Thanks to my love for snapping these great photos in between bites of ice cream 🙂

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Ice Skating

The National Harbor has a Ice Skating Rink that is perfect for a family with little ones. Note that members of the National Children’s Museum receive discounted tickets. To my surprise upon arrival I found out the rink is not made of ice at all. This was definitely surprising but so convenient for us. Liv had a few friends with her at the rink ,and initially I was hesitant about this random ice skating trip where they may get cold and wet from sliding all over the ice. So in actuality for me having the kids skate on plastic was much better then complaints about what I expected to be cold hard ice. For small children I rate this a wonderful activity however adults may want to check out a true Ice rink because I was unable to really get a good glide going on the plastic.

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Tis the Season

Winter is upon us ,and there are so many fun things to check off our list of activities!
One being Ice! which is held at the National Harbor.
Described as a interactive ice display, I’m excited to see the ice sculptures paired with music, indoor snow, a ice slide and more. Click the link above to catch a great price of half off the original ticket cost, in addition to those savings if you go to Livingsocial’s Facebook page there is an additional 20% off coupon code offer available which I used to further increase my savings!
Fun event at a great price! Mommy is happy! Have any of you attended this display before?

Boo at the Zoo

Our Halloween fun started Friday at 5pm!
The weather was so shockingly cold (I’m in denial that summer is over and coats are now needed)
So I had to use a alternate costume for Liv! Since she was bundled for the elements she strapped her wings over her coat and was a “Fairy”! The DC Zoo is hands down one of our fave places to visit and we do so routinely. So with the addition of some Halloween fun we were really excited for Boo at the Zoo! While we may have revised our costumes, plenty of families came out in full costume! Some of the most impressive and entertaining were the child Ipad as well as the elaborate family costumes like the Wizard of Oz! The unique costumes added to the excitement of the event!

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The DC Zoo showcased animal encounters, educational booths, haunted petting zoo which is always fun and loads of treats!

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The carousel ride with her aunt was definitely a highlight for Liv!
We had a blast and plan to incorporate this event into our fall traditions! This event was ticketed ,so be sure to plan ahead as this event is very popular.

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Trick or Treat!