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Monday, October 14, 2019

Our Favorite Kids Books for Halloween

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We are officially halfway through Halloween month and even though I’ve yet to get my girls costumes in order (I know, I know), we are in full swing with decorations and daily reading of some of our favorite books! With four kids now, it’s a struggle to be that “Pinterest Mom” mainly because the days aren’t long enough to do all the things BUT I do love rotating out our books for the holidays AND it's an easy way to get into the spirit. 

We have a lot of new Halloween and Fall themed books this year,  but I’m sharing our top 10. 

Preschool Books (my one year old twins favorites):

-Spooky Pookie 
-EEK! Halloween by Sandra Boynton (these are perfect for my one year twins and really cute books)
-Room on the Broom (a Halloween staple in our house)
-It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse (a great book about expressions)
 

School Aged Books:

-There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat (who doesn't love these series)
-There’s a Monster in your Book (this book is hilarious and a must)
-Ten Flying Brooms (a counting book) 
-We're going on a Pumpkin Hunt
-Lulu Goes to Witch School (a great book for beginning readers)

Chapter Books:

-The Best Worst Halloween Ever (perfect for my oldest who is learning about books without pictures)


What absolutely love books and I could name more, but these are our favorites right now.  Do you have a favorite Halloween book that you read each year?  Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

What's new with Goldfish Swim School?!

How is it possible that we are already in October?!  Bring on all the fun Halloween parties, themed get-togethers and of course, more swimming (because if you didn't know, you can swim year round at Goldfish Swim School)! 

There are a lot of fun and exciting things coming up at Goldfish Swim School, including the opening of their new location in Greenwood, Indiana!  This is great for any current Goldfish families who live closer to that area and for future Goldfish families who can now join in all the wonderful things that Goldfish Swim School has to offer!  You can find out more information about Goldfish's newest location in Greenwood by clicking here.


More Upcoming Special Events at Goldfish Swim School-Carmel:

Family Fun Night, October 18th, 6:30-8pm

Join GSS for a “not-too-spooky” Halloween themed Family Open Swim. Enjoy pool time, spooky snacks and creepy crafts! Cost is only $5 a person, or $15 for the whole family! Children who wear a costume receive FREE admission! (*Pre-registration is required for this event. Be sure to RSVP by sending GSS an email, giving them a call, or stopping by the Front Desk!)

Member Appreciation Week, October 20th-26th
I love that Goldfish appreciates us choosing them for our little swimmers! To thank us, they are offering FREE raffles, coffee, and quarter candy all week long. My girls especially love the quarter candy! There will also be special contests and giveaways throughout the week, so make sure you visit Goldfish's social media pages and enter to WIN!
Also, don't forget that Goldfish Swim School will be closed the night of Halloween at 3pm to allow families to enjoy this fun night with their kids. If your child’s regular scheduled lesson is on Thursday night, you will not be charged for this lesson as there are 5 Thursdays in the month!  
 
Goldfish Area Events:
500 Festival mini-mini, October 5th, 1-5pm
Stop in to the Indianapolis 500 Speedway track to see GSS at the 500 Festival mini-mini! Bring the kiddos for a fun “Indy Mini” experience sized just for them! (Receive a special Goldfish Swim School 20% discount if you register by midnight October 1st!) Use promo code: MM20-GSS
Noblesville Boo Bash, October 19th, 4-6pm 
Dress up and come out to trick or treat with GSS and lots of local businesses at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. Lots of treats (and double treats if you tell us you’re a Goldfish swimmer!)
 
Boo Bash Fishers, October 26th, 10am-1pm
Looking for safe Halloween fun? Head to downtown Fishers for a Not So Spooky Saturday filled with fun! Visit the many business booths (including ours!) to trick or treat. See your favorite swim teachers in costume, get pics and LOTS of treats! (Double if you tell us you’re one of our swimmers!)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Monday, September 30, 2019

It’s Opening Day at Piney Acres!

Piney Acres Farm is officially open for the Fall season and you are not going to want to miss out on taking your family there for some family friendly fun!  The Funk family (that's us) got to enjoy a little VIP preview last weekend and had the best time.  The weather was perfect, there were pumpkins galore and endless rides on the Cow Barrel Train. What more could you ask for?



Piney Acres Farm is located in rural Hancock County and is full of interactive hands-on fun for the entire family! With 73 acres, this farm is full of wide open space where families can connect and enjoy relaxed farm fun activities, both educational and entertaining, such as picking a pumpkin from their patch (we came home with some really good ones), hayrides, corn mazes (for kids and adults), visiting with barnyard friends and autumn treats in their farm store.  Whatever you do, you have to try the funnel cakes!  We couldn't get enough.

























This year there is even an expanded Kids Zone Featuring: Swings, Slides, Spider Climbing Net, Rock Wall Climbs, Suspension Bridge, Fire Man Poles, Cow Barrel Train, Rope Maze, Jump Pad, Mega Slide, Hay Mountain, Giant Rocking Chair, Climbing Tires, 4 Tier Sandbox, Pedal Carts, Zombie Shoot Game, Pumpkin Bowling, Barnyard Animals, Corn Hole, Horse Shoes, Fishing Game, Gem Mining and 1 Acre Kid's Corn Maze.


























You can't beat the beautiful sunflowers that are still there to enjoy.  Click here to find to find pricing, special dates and even info on Piney Acres Haunted House!  There is so much fun for all!