Sunday, February 27, 2011

Galveston Mardi GRAS is Kid-Friendly

Several people have asked me

about Galveston Mardi Gras being kid-friendly. Yes, you can find some good clean fun on the seawall at day parades.

This weekend we attended the

Krewe of Aquarius parade & had a ball. At the day parades the themes tend to be more kid-oriented with fire trucks in the event & giveaways like stuffed animals, cups & of course beads.

Check 2 of the family-friendly parades next weekend (the first weekend of March). The Children's parade starts at 1 pm, followed by the Pet Parade at 2 pm on Sunday on the seawall. It's a fun couple of events after church. Hope ti see you there!

- Until the next nap time...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Go Texan Day in Houston

Today is Go Texan Day in Houston. While other cities just don't get this annual celebration, we absolutely love the hats, horses & friendly chatter. Although I raced to my daughter's dance at school from a required business meeting, I made it in time for the finale. I haven't yet mentioned denting someone else's bumper as I whipped into my parking spot but oh well.

It's always fun to see the kids country & western dance. I remember dressing up & dancing with my annual partner Kris Lambert while in elementary school. It was a good break from the norm.

Again this year, we waved to the trail riders as they journeyed south on Shepherd. They make a put stop at the Sears so kids can pet & ride the horses, check out the chuck wagons & talk to the cowboys & cowgirls. Reminder: this is right in the middle of the 4th largest city in the U.S., but it feels like a small town. We are looking forward to seeing these trailriders on TV tomorrow during the Rodeo Parade. Too fun! Yew haw!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Who's Preparing for Mardi Gras?

This morning as I got ready for church, I decided I'd wear the pearls that my father-in-law gave me for Mardi Gras 2 years ago. I looked in my jewelry box but they weren't there. Our house is on the market so I worried that someone grabbed them from my hidden spot. Nah. I likely put them with my costume jewelry by accident. I checked but the necklace wasn't there either. I double checked both places again. Little K & I recited: " Tony, Tony, look around. Something's lost & can't be found."

I looked again but nada.

I went downstairs to tell Trent with tears bursting from my eyes. On top of it all, we are 1 week from the 1 year anniversary of my FIL's passing. Ugh.

"Check the vegetable crisper & I'll look upstairs," Trent said. Oddly, my MIL found a diamond tennis bracelet in the vege crisper so it's not that odd of a statement. Unfortunately, it wasn't there either.

I followed my husband upstairs on the search. He looked in the same spots but nothing. Then we looked everywhere else & Little K looked through her jewels. I feared the worst. Gone!

Then Trent said: "Are these them?"He pointed to the small stash of my favorite Mardi GRAS beads from over the years. They hung in my closet. There on top of them all ...was my pearl necklace. What? I would never have put the pearls there. But since my FIL loved Mardi Gras, I wondered.

Who's preparing for Mardi Gras?

- Until the next nap time.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Discovery Green Park

The weather was so nice today

that we met some old college friends with their kids at Discovery Green.

Little K had fun playing on all the playground equipment & I like the rubberized floor. Why have we not been here more recently?

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