Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Birthday Road Trip Freebie

I have a twin sister named Danni and we just celebrated our birthday on Thursday. I think we were about 2 years old in the picture below and my mother was still in her unfortunate "dress them alike" phase. (I still think we were pretty cute!)
We wanted to celebrate in style this year, so after a family cookout on Friday, we hit the road for a Fourth of July weekend away. We decided to drive up the coast a little here in Connecticut and enjoy some good ol' seaside Americana.

Our first stop was a cute little town named Niantic. It was the kind of quaint seaside New England town that you see on postcards. We went to the LobsterFest (yum!) and walked around a bit. It was SO pretty.
Niantic, CT

The next day we hopped back in the car and drove a bit further East to another little village named Stonington. The main street was all decked out for the Fourth and we found some adorable little shops to buy ourselves some birthday presents. Bracelets and earrings and rings, oh my!

Stonington, CT

Then we officially left "apple pie" mode and jumped right into "Mamma needs a new pair of shoes" mode and hit the Mohegan Sun Casino for a night. We treated ourselves to a room right at the casino which was a-ma-zing! It was on the 30th floor and had a river view so we totally felt like high rollers. Unfortunately, we didn't win any shoe money, and we both left in the red (although I managed to lose only 4 dollars so maybe I left in the pink). 
The View from Our Window

We had a great time and are already making plans for our next road trip! To share a little of the Birthday Extravaganza, I thought I would post a little birthday freebie. When one of the kids in my class has a birthday, we make a birthday book for him/her. Each friend makes a page, then we put them together for a Birthday Book. The kids LOVE having something special to bring home. Click on the picture to grab a copy.

Have a great night!


  1. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing!

    A Very Curious Class

  2. This is adorable. Thank you so much! Happy Birthday!


    Camp Kindergarten

  3. You're welcome, ladies. I hope you're all having a great summer!

  4. I love the birthday book!! SUCH a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. These are WONDERFUL ideas! Thanks so much for sharing :) It's always fun to see what comes back in the "All About Me" bags!

    Happy Summer All,
    Amy (SLP)

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