July 4th Weekend 2016




Sunday, July 3rd!

 Kaboom Town in Addison, TX.

1. Y'all when we first moved to Dallas this was the first firework show we attended for the 4th! Kaboom Town is rated one of the top 10 shows in the country! That holds true because the city of Addison really know how to put on a show. There will be loads of kid friendly activities happening around the park. Also keep your eyes up to the sky to see some vintage planes fly over head! The Dallas Wind Symphony will be there also putting on a great music assemble. Come out and have a blast! The Addison Circle Park opens at 4pm.

 Independance Day Celebration, Farmers Branch, TX

1.  You will want to check out the low level firework show in Farmers Branch Historical Park. The city of Farmers Branch has an amazing historical Park where the kids can see how life use to be back in the days! The park will open at 6pm with lots of festival food, kid zone and a high energy band accompanying the firework show! follow the link for parking! * bring your lawn chairs/ blankets

 Stars and Stripes Celebration, Southlake.TX

1. Looking for an event that will have outdoor shopping, restaurants/food trucks, live music and a great firework show. You will like the Star and Stripes show in Southlake. This is great family fun event that everyone in the family can enjoy. I recommend you get there early to get a great spot and have runners to get food etc. This town square has a lot of food choices so you wont be disappointed! *Follow the link for parking options



Monday July 4th

 Independence Day Celebration, Irving.TX

1. Start off the day with a morning Parade in Downtown Irving Heritage District! This a great community event that has tradition! The parade will showcase the cities many organization around the town! 

2. In the evening you can take the family to Lake Carolyn for an amazing firework show! There will be food trucks onsite and great kid zone! Come out at 6pm to get the party started.

 Fireworks Extravaganza, Grapevine Lake.TX 

1. The city of Grapevine will have fireworks over at Oak Groove Park. This a lake front park with lots of chances to come out and bring a grill and have a family day at the lake! come ready to take a swim in the lake to cool off from the heat!  



Weekend of June 24-26th 2016 Dallas/ Addison/ Deep Ellum








Deep Ellum, TX

1. Take the kiddos down to Deep Ellum for some Custard at Wild About Harry's. This is a great spot to eat some yummy custard with a side of fries and a hot dog. Wild About Harry's is a Dallasites fan favorite for years. While I was ordering Ezra a cone , I overheard a mom telling her teen daughters she remembers coming here for years. Take a Lil trip to Deep Ellum for a yummy treat!


The Shops at Park Lane/ Zoe's Kitchen







1. We were at The Shops at Park Lane last 
Friday for an Outdoor movie of Star Wars! My husband was super hungry and wanted to try out Zoe's Kitchen. We have never eaten there and of course wanted to try it out! Y'all we ate the tuna pita sandwich and it was fresh and delicious. I got cheese quesadillas for the kids, knowing that I could have made that at home. I just don't like that feeling when I order kids meals at restaurants that I can cook at home. Lets just say kids menus kinda suck. 

2. This Friday at The Shops at Park Lane they are showing the movie Clueless at 8:30pm if you are interested in taking your girlfriends out. I am a 90's kid and I really appreciate 90's movies! The location is on the lawn between Starbucks and Zoe's. 

Addison, TX 

1. If you're like my family we like to get out with a blanket find a park and listen to some live music. Dallas has really stepped up its live music park scene. Its good to check out local talent here in the city! Addison will have live music and movie this Saturday! 

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weekend June 17th-19th 2016

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Weekend of June 17th - 19th

Friday 17th: Dallas Museum of Art

1. Are you ready for the biggest block party this summer?! Hurry over to the DMA for a fun time with the kids! The Nasher will host LIVE music and a movie showing of * Grand Budapest Hotel. The museums will all have FREE admission be sure to visit the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park! / Follow the links for scheduled events/

Saturday 18th: Kimbell Fest; France

1. Travel to France without leaving Texas. This weekend at the Kimbell Art Museum you will be taken on a journey to France. This event is kid friendly with tons of performances and movie showing of the Red Balloon! I like that movie and so will your kids! Also a ballet performance, live music and JOY macaroon serving yummy ice cream macaroon sandwiches. Come out and have a blast! 




Saturday 18th:

Fair Park: 1229 EMBARCADERO

1. Head down to the Fair Park for The BOHO Market with over 75+ local artisan crafts , LIVE DJ's and local food trucks. Be on the lookout for the Photo- Wagon Photo Booth! This is a family friendly event as well. Tickets are $5 and children under 12 are FREE. Address is 1229 Admiral Nimitz Cir. Park in the gates 2 and 3 for $5 fee.





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Library hopping in Irving!



 
Library Hopping Around Irving!
 
 South Library
 You will want to take your family to the newest library in Irving. This was Debora's a blogger here in Irving first time to come the South branch and I could not wait for her to see why I come here often.

 First of all Debora is a friend that every one needs, we formed a bond/friendship because of what we had in common. We are always looking for what we can do with our kids in Irving and have fun while exploring. So naturally doing this library hop was a great idea we came up with. It was not easy juggling the kids, camera, note cards and diaper bags, but we did it with Chick fil - A as the ultimate bribe.  

Follow both of our posts and be sure to check out Debora's blog post for her review on the South Library and of course more amazing pictures.
*all the pictures were taken by Debora!







Valley Ranch Library  
 .Living in south Irving has made traveling to the Valley Ranch library  much of a journey for me and my kids. I have not been up to that library in some months and was absolutely excited to have a library hop with Debora and her son J.
 

  The Valley Ranch Library has an amazing pirate ship that sails out in front of the children's section. Ezra was so excited to hop up the couch and look through the window to play peek a boo. We laughed so hard and maybe got a few stares from people but it was ok.
 

 

 Below the ship is a digital image of moving fish that sway and glide across the floor giving the children an illusion of fish dancing beneath their tiny feet. This was fun to see Ezra and Lil. J stomping so hard to smash the fish and giggle at each other as if one caught more fish than the other.


 

   The children section has a good selection of computers that the kids can use throughout the day. The games are kid appropriate and will get the kids engaged with story telling, games and etc. My kids really like the Dr.Seuss games, because the stories are interactive and get the children engaged. * remember you will need a Library card to access the computers.






  One of the perks of the Valley Ranch library is the ordering window at Java Me Up that is inside the library. Debora and I are such big fans of this little coffee shop, that the aroma of yummy drinks and pastries are so good you seem to have to order a drink to satisfy the urge.


   Last but not least is the story time. Be sure to check out the Library on these days.

*Monday,    0-18 months @ 10am. 
*Wednesday, 1-4years @10am
*Tuesday,   Family @7pm
*Thursday,  Preschool 4-6 years @4pm 








 


West Library

 This was Debora first time to the West Library and I knew she would be impressed. When we pulled up to the library I told Debora to look up to see the solar panels, as if it were something so futuristic that if you didn't see it you missed out. She was so impressed that when we were in the library we spoke with the Director Chris Dobson who explained the benefits of solar energy and the technology behind it. When you come to the West library just look up please!

 
When we got inside Ezra automatically ran to the checker board game. Of course he does not under stand the game but who cares he likes sorting and tossing the pieces in the bucket making up a new game.





  
 When we were about to leave the library Debora mentioned that the patio out back was a must see. I didn't even know that there was an outdoor patio area. I wanted to make a dash to see why it was so cool, but the kids were starving and both mommies needed a lunch break too. I will go back to check it out. 




-have fun 

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