Monday, April 02, 2007

Best & Worst Mom's Day Gifts?

Okay, moms. I'm working on the next issue of the Houston Family Fun newsletter and want to first hear from you. (Subscribe to this FREE, monthly newsletter & get updates on local family activities.)

What is the best Mother's Day gift you've received? The worst? What are some things you wish others knew about Mother's Day but you haven't told them? Do you think your own mother feels the same?

Email me your ideas or add a comment to this blog. Thanks for your tips!

Until the next nap time...

Astros Kick Off '07 Season

Monday, April 2 at 6:05 pm kicks off the Astros’ first home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first 30,000 attendees will receive an Astros rally towel, so arrive early. Plus, the Astros Street Festival from 1-5 pm is FREE in downtown Houston today & is a fun activity for families and fans.

How can you make this a special event for the kids?

  • Head to CHEW CHEW EXPRESS (Sections 133 & 416), which provides smaller meals for younger fans.
  • Squeeze Play is located on the NE corner of the ballpark at the Right Field Entrance near Section 133. Young fans, accompanied by an adult, can test their speed with an interactive Squeeze Play game or their hitting prowess in the Splatting Cage.
  • To cool off, fans can indulge in delicious slushies at the Minute Maid juice bar. With the availability of picnic tables and several TV screens, this is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy an evening at Minute Maid Park. Look out for Junction Jack, the Astros mascot, who loyally attends every game.
Fans age 2 and under may be admitted to Astros games without an admission ticket. However, they must sit in the lap of an accompanying adult. Sixteen family restrooms are available throughout the ballpark so, yes, Daddy can change the diaper or take the little tikes to the bathroom. Game tickets begin at $1 per child and $7 per adult, increasing in price based on seat location.
Schedule for this week:
Tuesday, April 3: 7:05 pm against Pittsburgh
Wednesday, April 4: 7:05 pm against Pittsburgh
Friday, April 6: 7:05 pm against St. Louis
Saturday, April 7: 6:05 pm against St. Louis
Sunday, April 8: 1:05 pm against St. Louis
Until the next nap time...