Happy Leap Day!

Did you know that February only has 29 days every four years? That’s pretty awesome. I’m treating today as a gift, it’s an extra day to do something extra special. I decided to do a little reading about leap year and here are some interesting facts I found out.

  • Leap years happen in order to keep our clocks and calendars in sync with the Earth and it’s seasons.
  • The summer Olympics are always held in a leap year.
  • A popular tradition during leap years is for a woman to propose.
  • The odds of having a birthday on leap day are one in 1,461.
  • In Scotland, a leap year is thought to be bad for livestock.
  • U.S. presidential elections are held every four years, in a leap year.

Pretty neat, huh? All information was found here and if you haven’t already, check out today’s Google doodle.

Make today count, when it comes again you’ll be another 4 years older. 🙂
Hollie

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It’s April 1st, y’all!

Can you believe how fast this year is moving by? I know I sure can’t.

What about any April Fool’s jokes, have you been fooled? I have done really good while on social media today to not get fooled. However, my employer got me pretty good. On our main webpage there were new articles about our main building being sold, employees testing out a blue uniform, and our CEO being on Dancing with the Stars. I bought the first one hook, line, and sinker but then the other two I was a little hesitant about while reading. Still funny though!

Here are some exciting things & topics, in no particular order, you can look forward to seeing on the blog in the upcoming month:

-Catching up on my SSMT verses
-March photo-a-day challenge recap
-End of cheer competition season
-Momsanity Sisterhood updates
-American Girl Fashion Show
-Sunburst Beauty Pageant
-Introducing ME!
-Personal struggles
-Summer plans
-EASTER!

I’m excited Spring has arrived and the days are warming up.

Cheers, xo!

What’s Going On?

It’s so hard sometimes trying to keep up with the many events/festivals/carnivals that take place this time of year. I have looked through a few lists and picked out some that I felt would peek the interest of my readers, you! So, here is my list of family friendly events happening around our neck of the woods.
Note: This will not be a full complete list of all the events but just a handful.

-SATURDAY 10/25-
Lewisville Library Halloween Party: Lewisville, N.C.
10:30am-11:30am. Learn some tricks for your treats and act out some spooky fun. Kids of all ages welcome and costumes encouraged.
Boo at the Zoo: North Carolina Zoo
Trick or treat games, magic, story telling, and more! More information on this event can be found on their website: http://www.nczoo.org
Pumpkin Patch Palooza: Maple Springs United Methodist Church
From 4:00pm-6:00pm free admission and parking. Donations of canned goods accepted. Free food, live music, inflatables, trunk or treating, prizes, and more. Check out their website for more information: http://maplesprings.org/news–events/pumpkin-patch
31st Annual Barbecue Festival: Lexington, N.C.
Free admission 8:30am-6:00pm. A few of the scheduled entertainment include 2014 American Idol winner Caleb Johnson and RaeLynn. Games, barbecue galore, rides for the kids, and more!
Trick or Treat Event: SciWorks
From 2pm-4pm with museum admission, your costumed kids can collect goodies throughout the museum. For more information on this event, visit their webpage: http://www.sciworks.org. Other Halloween events at this location listed as well.
Halloween Pumpkin Carving: Old Salem, Salem Square
From 10:00am-4:00pm you can carve a pumpkin to be placed around the Salem Square fence and be judged in a pumpkin contest on Sunday. Your pumpkin can be taken home Sunday after 7:30pm. There is no cost for this event but you must supply your own carving tools as Old Salem will be providing the pumpkins. Find more information on their website: http://www.oldsalem.org/halloween-pumpkin-carving

-SUNDAY 10/26-
Truck or Treat: Children’s Museum of Winston Salem
$5 for members and nonmembers. Live music, trick or treating with more than 25 vehicles, fun activities, crafts, and more. Costumes encouraged. For more information on this event visit their webpage: http://childrensmuseumofws.org
Masquerade on Trade: Arts District, Trade Street Winston Salem, N.C.
Costume contest for adults, teens, kids, and pets from 1-5pm as part of the “Arts on Sundays” series. Visit http://www.theafasgroup.com for more information.
Trick or Treat Night: Old Salem
Trick or treat between Main Street and Salem Square from 6:00pm-7:30pm. No ticket required. More information can be found on their website: http://www.oldsalem.org/trick-or-treat-in-old-salem.html

-HALLOWEEN DAY/NIGHT 10/31-
“Not So Spooky Family-O-Ween Spectacular!: Marketplace Cinemas
See Hotel Transylvania (Rated PG) for free at 10:00am and bring a camera to capture a snapshot with BigFoot.
Festival 31: Calvary Baptist Church Winston Salem, N.C.
First ever event with free admission from 6-8pm. Enjoy food, trick or treating, and games. Costumes welcome. For more information on this new event, visit their website at: http://www.calvarynow.com/festival31
Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat: Reynolda Church, Winston Salem N.C.
From 5:30pm-8:00pm enjoy this family friendly event with free hayrides, marshmallow roasting, food, and trunk or treating.
20th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat: Main Street Kernersville, N.C.
From 6-8pm enjoy games, trick or treating, and more. For more information visit: http://toknc.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?eid=7GmV3rFMovA=
Fall Festival: The Village at Robinhood Shopping Center (off Meadowlark and Robinhood Road)
Free event from 2pm-6pm including live music, inflatables, face painting, trick or treating, and funnel cakes.
Fall Festival: Miller Park Winston Salem, N.C.
From 6:00pm-8:00pm enjoy games, prizes and candy with a canned food donation for admission.

-MULTIPLE DATES-
Field of Fears: BB&T Ballpark
This is the first year for this fun, family friendly event. Features a “Face Your Fears Walk”, Dash inflatables, hayrides, spiderweb maze and the opportunity to build scarecrows and paint pumpkins. Admission is $11 in advance, $14 the day of, and children 2 and under are free. More information on this event can be found on their website: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t580
Kersey Valley Spookywoods: Archdale, N.C.
Voted #1 Scream Park in America by Haunt World Magazine, this haunted attraction has lots to offer and I would definitely say is more geared toward the older kids and adults rather than the wee little ones. More information regarding opening times and dates other than Saturday can be found on their website: http://spookywoods.com/index.htm
Pumpkin Pick Hayrides: Tanglewood Park
Available during the month of October, reservations made by calling the stables at (336) 766-9450. Admission is $9 per person or you can rent the entire wagon for $200. More information found on their website: http://www.forsyth.cc/parks/tanglewood/?StoryID=19667
Tweetsie Railroad’s Annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival: Blowing Rock, N.C.
Admission is $31 per person, children 2 and under are free. Admission includes the haunted attractions including the ghost train, trick or treating, haunted house, and more. Visit their website for more information: http://tweetsie.com/special-events/2013-ghost-train-faqs/
Family Friendly Halloween Fun at Carowinds: Charlotte, N.C.
This daytime Halloween themed fun includes The Great Pumpkin Fest (available during Saturday and Sundays in October) and all the loved attractions in the famous Planet Snoopy area. More information on this event can be found on their website: https://www.carowinds.com/daytime/things-to-do

There ya have it folks, a decent list of events going on around the area. Hope you can find something for you and your family to enjoy this fall season.
Happy Fall, y’all!