Our Little Red & Green Christmas Lodger

Editor’s Notes:

Coastal Bend Mamas

Hi Mamas,

Ready or not, the holidays are here! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. It is time for the Elf on the Shelf to make his appearance soon. This week we have an article about one mom’s adventures with the little guy. Have some fun with it and post your pics on our Facebook page! We would love to see them. 🙂

Our latest printed 4Family Book is out, so look for it all over Texas, or see it here online under our Current Issue link.

Become a fan and watch our Facebook page – we often put reminders, fun posts and new information up there. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as well!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy!! ~Judy

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Our Little Red & Green Christmas Lodger

Expert Author Vicky Walmsley

Every year, on the 1st December, we have a visitor. His name is Buddy and he travels from the North Pole to be with us. He brings gifts of advent calendars and he stays with us until Christmas Eve.

Now this may seem like a long visit, but Buddy is no ordinary guest. Buddy is an elf, specially trained at the North Pole under Father Christmas’ close watch to keep an eye on your children on the run up to Christmas Eve. He reports back to the big man on the childrens behaviour and whether they should be on the naughty or nice list!

Christmas elves are becoming more wide-spread ever year – I’m guessing there must be millions out there visiting families through December!

Some elves are very cheeky little things! In the morning you may well find them hiding in the fridge, or surrounded by piles of chocolate wrappers. Some have been known to cavort with Barbie through the night, much to Ken’s horror!

Other elves may be full of good intentions to do wild and wonderful things each night… But in the morning it may look more like they forgot all about it and have made some half-hearted attempt to be hiding, just minutes before the kids come down stairs!

Buddy flits between the two… he’s been known to have wild parties with Star Wars toys, has wrapped the living room in toilet paper and covered the tree in the kids pants! He has also been known to have just hidden some nights or have hastily built a throne out of Lego… it’s like he totally forgot to do something fun before going to bed!

It’s always a sad occasion on Christmas Eve knowing he will be leaving us for another year! We pop him under our tree and he catches a ride home with Father Christmas when he stops by! Before that though he leaves a hamper! It will be full with our stockings, new pjs, snacks, a film, reindeer food and our special Christmas Eve plate!

So roll on 1st December! This host mummy is eagerly awaiting your visit and is hoping you’ll be a bit more organised this year!! The children can’t wait to see what antics you will get up to this year and hopefully they will be on their best behavior so they stay on Father Christmas’ nice list. No one wants to be on the naughty list!

Written by Vicky Walmsley

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Local Events Coming Up:

For more local events check out the lists at:

Corpus Christi Fun for Kids

Houston Family Fun Kids

DFW Family Fun

 

 

Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches

Editor’s Notes:

Coastal Bend Mamas

Hi Mamas,

Here is our Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival Guide! We have listed all kinds of events going on this season, be sure to check with the organizations, since most of our info is sent to us by other Mamas. If you have another event to add to our list please email it to info@celebratemamas.com or Facebook us as a message.

Our latest printed 4Family Book is out, so look for it all over Texas, or see it here online under our Current Issue link.

Become a fan and watch our Facebook page – we often put reminders, fun posts and new information up there. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as well!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy!! ~Judy

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Fall Festival

Corpus Christi Area

Rockin’ K Corn Maze – pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, goat walk, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
Fm 666 And Cr 52, Robstown, TX Phone: 361-537-3308. http://rockinkmaze.com/

Asbury UMC Fall Pumpkin Patch open now:The patch is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays until Oct. 29, or until they are sold out. 7501 S. Staples St.
Church of Reconciliation Pumpkin Patch, Mon. – Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun, 11am-7pm, 4518 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus Christi
First United Methodist of Portland, Mon.-Fri, 4pm-7pm, Sat. 9am-Noon & 2-7pm, Sun. 2-7pm, 4545 Wildcat, Portland
Grace UMC, Pumpkin Patch open now, 14521 NW. Blvd., Calallen
Ingleside Fire Dept. Pumpkin Patch Noon-7pm daily. 2425 8th St. Ingleside
St John’s UMC Pumpkin Patch, 9am-7pm daily, 5300 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi
St Peter’s by the Sea Pumpkin Patch Mon.-Fri. 9am-dark, Sat. 10am-dark, Sun. Noon-dark 1541 Waldron Rd. Fl. Bluff

Kings Crossing Church of Christ Trunk or Treat Oct. 24th 5-7pm, 5901 Yorktown Blvd. Corpus Christi
St. Pius X Halloween Carnival, Fri. Oct. 23, 5:30-10pm, 737 St. Pius Dr. Corpus Christi
CC Ride in Theater presents Labyrinth, Fri. Oct. 23, 8pm, Corpus Christi Water Gardens
BroncFest Goulish Fall Festival Fundraiser, Fri., Oct. 23, 4-8:30pm, Baker Middle School, 3445 Pecan, Corpus Christi
Portland Parks and Rec. Boo Bash, Sat. Oct. 24, 6-9pm, 2003 Billy G. Web, Portland
St. Peter’s Annual Halloween Festival Sat., Oct. 24th at 7pm, 3901 Violet Rd. Annaville
Island Presbyterian Fall Festival, Sun. Oct. 25, 4pm 14030 Fortuna Bay, North Padre Island
Galilean Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat, Sun., Oct. 25. 6:30 -7:30pm 3321 Cimarron, Corpus Christi
Parkway Presbyterian Halloween Festival Sun. Oct. 25, 6-7pm 6707 Santa Fe, Corpus Christi
Family First Church Trunk or Treat, Wed. Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 pm 1525 Morgan Ave. Corpus Christi
Halloween with the CC Hooks, Thurs. Oct. 29, 6-9pm 734 E. Port Ave, Corpus Christi
Del Mar College Viking Fall Festival Fundraiser, Fri. Oct. 30 5-10pm, Harvin Student Center Del Mar East
First United Methodist Church Halloween Spooktacular Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 pm
Yorktown Baptist Church Fall Fun Night, Sat. Oct. 31, 6:30-830 pm www.yorktown.cc
Lexington Baptist Church Fall Festival, Oct. 31, 2pm-5pm, 3525 SPID, Corpus Christi
TX State Aquarium Green Halloween, Sat. Oct. 31, 10am-3pm, Kids in costume free, 2710 N. Shoreline, Corpus Christi
2nd Baptist More than Fall Festival, Sat. Oct. 31, 6-8pm, 6701 S. Staples, Corpus Christi
Trinity Worship Center Fall Festival, Sat. Oct. 31, 11-1pm, 7010 Holly Rd. Corpus Christi
South Shore Christian Church Trunk or Treat, Sat. Oct. 31, 4710 S. Alameda Corpus Christi
Grace UMC Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8pm, 14521 NW. Blvd., Calallen
Church of Acts Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8:30pm, 3811 Carroll Ln, Corpus Christi
Travis Baptist Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8pm 5802 Weber Rd, Corpus Christi,
St. Marks Episcopal Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8:30pm, 2727 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi
St. Joseph Fall Festival, Nov. 1, 1-9pm, 710 19th St., Corpus Christi
Holiday Harvest Craft Fair, Sat. Nov. 7, 3516 Holly Rd. Corpus Christi

 

Hill Country area

South Texas MAiZE – pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
911 US Highway 90 East, Hondo, TX 78861. Phone: 830-741-3968. Fax: 830-741-8464 www.southtexasmaize.com

Houston area

Dewberry Farm has attractions, activities, food and fun — something for folks from age 2 to 92, as we say. It’s a South Texas family tradition to visit Dewberry Farm each fall for pumpkin picking and to explore the giant cornfield maze. New things are added every year — all based on the fantastic and creative inspiration of Farmer Dewberry. Come see what’s new this season! Farm: FM 362 & Morrison Rd, Brookshire, TX 281.934.3276, 1.866.908.FARM http://dewberryfarm.com/

Berryland Farms of Texas Fall at the Farm Open to the Public ​on SATURDAY’S & SUNDAY’S 10:00 am – Dark Contingent upon the weather Exploring our Corn Maze, Strolling thru our Pumpkin Patch looking for the perfect pumpkin to purchase, riding the Hay Ride to the pumpkin field, sliding down the 75′ Hill Slide, playing on the 20′ Culvert Swings, climbing on the Giant Hay Stack, trying your hand at Pumpkin Bowling, getting on the wooden beam and having a pillow fight, playing in the Kiddie Corral (3 yrs. and younger), climbing on the Candy Corn Hill, Hippity Hop Soccer and many more fun activities. 2877 FM 1941 Rd., Winnie, TX. Phone# 713-551-6360 www.berrylandfarmsoftexas.com

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch: On Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10am to 7pm you can visit the PUMPKIN PATCH at The Old Time Christmas Tree Farm. Pick out the perfect pumpkin to purchase and take home! Take pictures of your kids in the pumpkin patch. 7632 Spring Cypress Rd. Spring, TX (281)-370-9141 PUMPKIN PATCH HOURS: 10am-7pm Sat & Sun ONLY in October http://www.oldtimechristmastree.com/pumpkin-patch.html

Blessington Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival
occurs every Saturday through October 31st from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We will also be open the following select weekdays from 9:30-3:30….October 20,22,23,27,29 and November 3, 13, 20. The cost is $10/person (18 mos. and under are free) for unlimited, all day fun! Bring a picnic, cooler, friends and family and come ready to have a great day! We are located 20 minutes west of Katy. Blessington Farms 510 Chisolm Trail Simonton, Texas www.blessingtonfarms.com

P-6 Farm’s 5th Annual Corn Maze & Fall Festival corn maze, cow train, hayride, races, pig races, and courtyard activities. Ducks for duck races included with paid child admission (ages 4-12) Sept 26 – Nov 14 Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery, Texas (936) 597-6062 http://p-6farms.com/

Local Events Coming Up:

For more local events check out the list at Corpus Christi Fun for Kids.