Sunday, July 12, 2020
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
I know the weather in Houston can always be finicky, but April is a month that can prove that statement more often than not. So this month I'm sharing events that are both indoors and out -- so you can have a back up plan in case Houston's weather does its thing!
The Grand Kids Festival is a hodgepodge of fun for you and your family and its completely free. Its taking place in Galveston April 6 starting at 10 am!
Houston Art Car Weekend is happening April 11th and includes an interactive Kids Zone for you little ones. Check it out here for more information!
Stargazing with Houston Astronomical Society
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Did you know you can get free Chuck E Cheese tokens? If you set a goal with your little ones and use their Goal Tracking Sheet you can turn the sheet in at your location for 10 free tokens! Here's the form!
PJ Mask at the Smart Financial Center
School House Rock Live! at the Main Street Theater
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
January 20th – Child Author, Bailey Davis is doing a book signing for his second book
Sunday, December 2, 2018
This all started as a New Year's Resolution. I mean I love doing things, and I love doing things with my son, but on a educator budget sometimes fun is not always an option. So I created fun activities at home for us-- but I knew in a city this big there had to be many fun opportunities for a family to enjoy themselves on a budget. So I explored the city with my son in tow and Google in my hand and found hundreds of events that helped him pique his interest in Science and Space-- and gave me a scrapbook full of memories.
After living in Chicago for almost 5 years, I remember waking up one day and seeing sheets of white dust cover the lawn outside of my apartment and thinking: "Oh. Yeah. It does snow here." I had spent the previous seasons enjoying the sun, the cool air of the Summer and the beautiful Fall so much so that I truly forgot that snow was a possibility.
I highly doubt that we will get enough snow here to cover the roads for longer than an hour, but who knows?? The point is that I want to get lost in this Season like I got lost in the Fall and Summer of Chicago. I want to spend time with my son enjoying ourselves to the point that I forget that I have a full time job or other obligations. The purpose of this Holy Season is to know that we have been blessed with a Gift, and hopefully share that love with others through time, appreciation-- and yes gifts.
Now that the cheesy stuff is over, here are some great ideas for you and your family to spend time together creating cheesy loving memories.
Thank you so much for your support this year. If one person spent more time with their kids, and one event got one extra visitor from my blog-- it was all worth it! Merry Christmas Y'all, See you in 2019!
Want to get in the Christmas Spirit with a little jazz music or classic Christmas carols—try these shows, and watch all of your grinch-ly bones turn to joy!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
1. I am grateful for my son's school being open on Monday and Tuesday, and my school being closed. I'm about to partaayy!! Just joking. Ill probably stay in my pajamas all day and watch Hallmark movies and drink some tea-- but that's the same right?
2. I am thankful for support. Support in friends, family, church groups, co workers, strangers at AT&T store that help you find the cheapest phone-- even if it is not at the AT&T store.
3. I am thankful for my job. It is a God given gift to have the ability to work and the means to do so-- and teachers aren't millionaires, but I'm glad for what I have.
4. Last but not least I am thankful for my son. Having a child is hard. But its the good kind of hard. Like training for a triathlon-- you have good days and bad days with your training. Some days you hurt and some days you feel like you are running with the wind. But you have a goal and a mark in front of you that makes you push harder and makes you get up when you cry and try again. Thank you son for being my inspiration, and thank you to my Heavenly Father for giving him to me.
Now that we got the mushy stuff out of the way-- let's get ready for Christmas!!! Here are some of the fun things that are happening in December-- I'd love to see you there! Follow me on Instagram @urbankidinthecity and tag me in a post if you make it to one of the events.
Week 1December 1st and 2nd-
Breakfast with Santa at Blue Triangle. This event is sponsored my the Houston Pan Hellenic Council and is a free event for kids up to age 12 to get a free gift, healthy breakfast and some fun! I will be volunteering with my sorority and I can't wait to see you there.
Home Depot's Monthly Craft will be held on December 1st and Ill be there with my little guy making a sled with a reindeer.
Home Plate for the Holidays
December 7th, 8 and 9th
Pajama Story time at Barnes and Noble- Polar Express? Check. Hot cocoa and snacks? Check. Pajamas? Double Check! Come read a Holiday Classic with the Barnes and Noble team on Friday at 7 pm-- check your nearest Barnes and Nobles for other times and location.
Houston Moms Blog Doughnuts with Santa- sorry this event is all sold out, but it's an annual event so we will see you next year :)
Houston's First Baptist Church Christmas Event- For tickets check here.
For $25, you can paint a ceramic dish with your little one's hand print and Santa's as well. There will be snacks and unlimited photo opportunities. Check out their site for more information
December 10th - Chick Fil A is hosting pictures with Santa with free face painting and balloon art!
December 15th - Had enough of Santa-- me neither! Check him out at Bass Pro throughout the month of December.
Sign Time for kids at Westchase Library at 10:00 am. I often wish I had a secret language to share with my closest friends whenever I needed to say something important and totally private like-- what are you going to wear to the NYE party. So in an attempt to make that happen, I am learning Sign Language and teaching my son too! Want t learn- check out info here.
Holiday Lights - If you purchase tickets to this event online or in person, make sure to mention "Rhosebuds" so that a portion of your tickets goes to empowering young girls to support their community!
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