The Momma Diaries

Monday, August 29, 2016

Story Land New Hampshire - "Where Fantasy Lives!"

Story Land New Hampshire

My family was recently invited to spend a magical day at Story Land, located in Glen, New Hampshire. I've been visiting Story Land since I was a little girl, so it's a very nostalgic place for me. The last time we visited Story Land was 3 years ago, when Lincoln was only 3 years old! I was very excited for Avery to experience Story Land for his first time -- I just knew he would love it!!
Story Land New Hampshire
Story Land is such a fantastic amusement park for little ones. Everything is just their size! Story Land offers 21 attractions that are specifically designed for a unique shared experience between parent and child.
When you're walking around Story Land, it's like you stepped out of a page of a fairy tale. Everything is so whimsical and detailed.

It was super hot the day we visited. The boys were happy to ride Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride, Bamboo Chutes, and everyone's favorite, Splash Battle.
The wetter the better! I am very limited with rides right now, but thankfully Story Land offers a few easy-going rides that could accommodate my wheelchair. This made for two very happy little boys who wanted to ride with their Mommy! I was pretty thankful that Splash Battle was one of those rides. It was so so HOT...I needed to cool off too!! Splash Battle is seriously the ultimate ride to get super wet! You board these boats and basically have a giant water gun. While the boat moves super slowly, you shoot water at the people outside the ride -- but wait...the people outside also have their own water guns to get us wet! We were all soaked when it was finished. I could seriously ring out my shirt!! But it was certainly refreshing -- and fun!!
After we got off Splash Battle, Lincoln and Avery wanted to try out the "other side" of the ride, where you shoot water at the people on the boats!
Avery was SO excited to go on his first ever water raft ride with his big brother and Daddy!!  I was told he was squealing in excitement the entire time!!
The Polar Coaster was a huge hit for both boys! Jared actually was able to get this fun video of him and Lincoln on it....Avery and my mom are behind them, but you can't really see them as well. However, Avery enjoyed it very much -- I think we might have another thrill ride lover on our hands!
Lincoln was also able to experience Story Land's newest coaster, the Roar-O-Saurus; the only wooden roller coaster of its kind in Northern New England! The Roar-O-Saurus is the featured attraction in Story Land's new dinosaur themed section of the park. It was definitely a hit for my big boy!

There's this adorable little section in Story Land dedicated to the classic nursery rhymes. Kids can practically jump right into the story, with favorites like The Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, and Little Miss Muffet.
 I asked Lincoln what his favorite part was about Story Land. He very quickly answered, "Splash Battle, because I could ride it with you, Mom!" He said his runner up was Bamboo Chutes, which he rode two times! My favorite part was spending such great quality time with my children making memories we will all cherish and remember for years to come.
Story Land New Hampshire
Have you visited Story Land with your family? If you're planning a visit to the New England area, and have young children, make sure you check it out!

Disclosure: Special thank you to Story Land for providing my family with complimentary admission in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

First Day of School FREE Printables!

Lincoln's heading back-to-school next week. First Grade, you guys. I'm not sure if I'm ready for this. His teacher already informed us that we will not understand his math homework, thanks to Common Core. Did you all see the Second Grade teachers homework policy that went viral? If you missed it, you can check it out hereAnyways, I think it's such a genius idea. Kids are just so over-worked nowadays. 

So back to the point of  this post....

I created some fun First Day of School Printables for your kiddos. I love to take a few special photos of Lincoln on his first day. We've been doing it since he started preschool! It's fun to look back and see how much they've grown. Simply click on the link for the sign you wish to download. Then print it out! Easy peasy!!
First Day of School FREE Printables, back-to-school printables, free printables
Preschool | Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade | Fourth Grade | Fifth Grade | Sixth Grade | Seventh Grade | Eighth Grade | Ninth Grade | Tenth Grade | Eleventh Grade | Twelfth Grade

Like I said...Lincoln's headed to First Grade. While I may not be ready, he sure is!! I'm happy he enjoys school so much. I hope it stays that way and he always loves to learn!!
First Day of School FREE Printables, back-to-school printables, free printables

When do your kids go back-to-school?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Baby Registry Essentials Giveaway

Are you expecting a new baby? Moms know babies come with lots of stuff, but how do you decide which items are most needed? We are excited to feature some of Mommy Scene's Baby Registry Essentials and a wonderful giveaway filled with beautiful AND essential products for moms with babies!
Baby Registry Wish List Giveaway - Mommy Scene Baby Registry Essentials
Babee Talk offers organic crib bedding and plush toys designed with health, safety and style in mind. Proudly made in the USA with soft organic cotton, this cozy bedding collection includes a patented organic crib rail cover, fitted crib sheet, matching crib skirt, and two Eco-Buds Take-Along Pals. (crib and side rail covers not included)

The Yummy Mitt is the first patented glow-in-the-dark teething mitten for newborns and infants 3-12 months. It secures to baby's hand allowing them to provide teething relief while simultaneously preventing gagging, need for constant parental assistance and dropping of the teether. Made with 100% food grade silicone and 100% cotton, the Yummy Mitt is BPA, latex, PVC, lead and phthalates-free.

Revelae Kids makes innovative solutions for playtime, snack time, and nap time. Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are ideal for holding homemade baby food and allow older kids to easily take healthy snacks to the playground. Cozy Sleeper swaddle transition blankets and Cozy Blanket Pouches keep babies snug and warm within a safe and secure sleep space, perfect for slumber and lounging. Cozy Sleepers and Blanket Pouches also fit in a car seat or stroller!
Surround your child with comfort and luxury! More than a floor pillow: Designed with both parents and baby in mind, the Dakota Aqua Pello Luxe Floor Pillow is the ultimate multi-use floor pillow and play mat to keep a baby comforted, safe and secure. The unique design and materials make this a perfect resting spot for baby and ideal for your child's ever-changing needs.

Buttons Diapers 100% cotton muslin burp cloths & bibs are the perfect baby essential. Works as a contoured over-the-shoulder burp cloth for baby, an large coverage bib during meals, and a handy cloth to wipe up messes. Muslin is a soft, breathable, absorbent, natural material that gets even softer & fluffier each time you wash it. The burp cloth easily converts to a bib by using the sewn-in snap. Set of 2.

Margaux & May is proud to use GOTS 100% certified organic cotton with all their swaddle blankets. These luxuriously soft muslin blankets are decorated with unique stunning prints, perfect for nursery sets and baby gifts. Set of 2.

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on Sept. 7, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.