10 Easter Egg Hunts in DFW

1.) Big Cats Easter Egg Hunt

Date of event: 04/15/2017
Ages: All ages
Location Name: In Sync Exotics & Wildlife Education Rescue Center
Location Address: 3430 Skyview Drive, Wylie 
Description: Easter Egg Hunts for the kids, games, prizes, a raffle, face painting, and food concessions, among other fun activities. Visitors will also get to see the big cats “hunt” for their Easter Eggs! No strollers, please.

2.) Easter at the Ranch for Families with Special Needs

Date of event: 04/08/2017
Event Time: 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE although donations appreciated
Location Name: Paws for Reflection Ranch
Location Address: 5431 Montgomery Rd. Midlothian, TX 76065  
Description: Enjoy a family fun day at the Ranch. Games, crafts, visits with the Ranch animals, and an Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny.

3.) Easter Egg Hunt @ The Colony

Date of event: 04/09/2017
Event Begins at: 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location Name: First United Methodist Church The Colony
Location Address: 4901 Paige Road The Colony, TX 75056 
Description: Join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, rain or shine. Bring kids of all ages to participate in the egg hunt on the North Lawn and enjoy other fun activities. Egg hunt is for ages 5th grade and younger. Event will be inside if it rains. To help supply eggs for all participants, please drop off candy at church in the foyer. Look for the collection basket at the Welcome Desk.


4.) Easter Egg Hunt @ Bass Pro

Date of the event: 04/15/2017

Event Begins at: 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location Name: Bass Pro Shops

Description: Find 5 eggs & return them to the registration desk for candy!
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5.) Irving Citywide Egg Hunt

Date of the event : 04/08/ 2017
Event Begin at : 10:00 am
Location of the event : Heritage Park
Cost : Free Admission 

DescriptionThe City of Irving offers area families a fun, free experience with the Citywide Egg Hunt!  Take part in egg hunts for children ages 3-10, with thousands of toy-filled and candy-filled eggs, as well as a petting zoo and craft activities. Bring a camera to take a free photo with the Easter Bunny.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

It is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the listed egg hunt time for your child's age group, as all hunts will start on-time.  Adults are not permitted to assist children in the egg hunts, and are encouraged to watch and enjoy from the viewing areas alongside the egg hunt field. 

Children ages 1-2 years who are able to walk independently may take part in the Egg Stroll.  This is a special area dedicated to our youngest participants, which allows them to hunt for eggs at their own pace.  The Egg Stroll will be open from 10 to 11 a.m.  Each child may be accompanied by up to 2 adults; children ages 3 and older may not enter the Egg Stroll area.

6.) Rowlett Easter Egg Hunt

Date of event: 04/08/2017
Event Time: 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location Name: Main Street
Location Address: 5300 Main Street Rowlett, TX 
Description: Grab your Easter basket and hippity-hop over to Pecan Grove Park to hunt for over 20,000 treat-filled Easter eggs. At this free event you will enjoy face painting, bounce houses, photos with the Easter Bunny and much more! Egg hunts are categorized by age groups and are scheduled at various times throughout the event. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Saturday, April 15th.

7.) Garland Easter Egg Hunt

Date of event: 04/13/2017
Event Begins at: 06:00PM
Cost: Free
Ages: up to 10 years
Location Name: Central Park
Location Address: 1310 West Avenue F, Garland 75040 
Description: Hop on over to Central Park for a chance to hunt for colorful candy and toy filled eggs. There will even be a few special prize eggs with tickets for prizes. Activities include bounce houses, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny for $2 per picture, and snacks for sale. No registration required.

8.) Frisco Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

Date of event: 04/08/2017
Event Time: 1:00:00 PM till 4:00:00 PM
Cost: Free
Ages: 12 and under
Location Name: Toyota Soccer Center
Location Address: 9200 World Cup Way Frisco, TX 
Description: Bring your Easter baskets, and join us for the Easter Eggstravaganza where there will be more than 80,000 Easter eggs up for grabs! Children with special needs are invited to join the hunt on field #11. Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, photos with the Easter bunny and other activities.

9.) Fort Worth Stockyards Texas Size Egg Hunt & Easter Fun

Date of event: 04/15/2017
Event Time: 12:00 PM till 4:00:00 PM
Cost: Free & open to the public
Ages: up to age 12
Location Name: Stockyards Visitors Center
Location Address: 130 E. Exchange Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76164  
Description: Come experience Easter in true Texas style! Easter egg hunt for all ages begins at noon sharp, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more.

10.) Easter Eggstravagansa!

This event occurs Daily from 04/15/2017 to 04/16/2017
Event Begins at: 10:00AM
Ages: All
Location Name: Dallas Arboretum
Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 
Description: Make it a full day in the garden and head over to the Camp Lawn for an Eggstravagansa. Enjoy live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn, and enjoy garden games and activities for all ages including face painting, sack races, and live bunnies.

Information from the aroundtownfriscokids and Irving.com

How we survived Spring Break

We had a fun Spring Break time in Dallas. Every spring break in the past we would always go out and have an adventure somewhere. we've taken trips to Florida, Austin, and last year we went to Hawaii. I love going out of the city on breaks and explore the different parts of the country. So this year we stayed local and I wanted to make the best of it. I created a Bucket List that I can use in the city of Dallas and share it with other families that are local. So I wanna share my top 5 ways that we survived spring break in Dallas.

1. Plan Ahead. 

 When we planned ahead we were happy. I planned a week of events on my Happy Planner it made the week survivable. I encourage my kids to pick the places that they wanted to visit off the list that I created. This helped the kids choose what they wanted to do and we stuck to it. It validated that the choices they choose were good and that we were going to them. The one place they wanted to do was chuck E cheese and we didn't get to that. Which leads to number 2.

2. Avoid Crowded Places.

 What do I mean by that. I wanted to avoid places that I knew would have a lot of kids and make the experience not as enjoyable. We went to Klyde Warren Park and that was a crowded place at the children's park. We planned ahead and avoided the food trucks because the lines were super long, so we ate at Relish. Its right behind the savoy resturant and there was no line. I really liked that we knew that place would have a minimal line. We also bought our little blanket and set out a picnic on the lawn. We rented the games and played and just relaxed on the lawn.

3. Hang out with other moms.

 Going to places with friends makes the outings that more fun. I would invite my sons friends to play at the park with us one day and the next day go out with my mom friends. Those outings made it that more fun and the kids are entertained with their friends and you can have adult conversation as well. I really like sharing memories with my friends. Jut remember to go with friends that like the same interest and its not as stressful.

4. Take Pictures.

 I really like to take pictures with my DSLR and my iPhone. Its been great to document with the pictures we take and look back at the memories. I have a subscription to chatbooks. Chatbooks takes your pictures from Instagram and prints them into a soft cover book. It makes if fun o not worry about printing the pictures. I also bought a mini tripod and that encouraged me to get in the pictures as well. Get yourself one and you wont regret it. What we also did was buy our oldest son a disposable camera that he could use for the break and take his own pictures. It was nice to see him with his own take of what he liked on his break. I haven't developed the pictures yet and I cant wait to see what he captured. 

5. Put down your phone.

 I know I talked about taking pictures, but take one or two and put the phone away.  I am guilty of checking my phone all the time and its not good I can admit that. I can see my kids begging for my attention and I am not paying attention to my kids. I needed to take a Break from the phone as well. This was hard am not going to lie, but you know what, when I did we had fun. I took my kids around Ft. Worth, ate at some great places and took wagon rides around the block. I made sure that I stayed in the moment and be present. This was my challenge to have a break from my phone and relax with the kids. I think I did that and we made the best of our spring break in Dallas. 

 I hope that these 5 tips help you when you are going on break with your kids. We love to travel and where should we go next. Please leave a comment below of where we should go next. We want to go to west Texas and visit Big Bend sometime. 

Spring Break in_DFW

 Spring Break Guide
We are so excited about this Spring Break in Dallas. I really hope that you can share this itinerary with your family and friends. This is a cute printable that you can hang on your wall as a reminder of things to do in the city. Please click this Link for your FREE printable. ENJOY

March 2 - 5 2017

Here is your schedule for March 2-5 2017

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1121 First Avenue, Dallas

The NTIF is a family friendly event with the largest Irish culture of food, dance and shopping. There will be charge for entrance. I would suggest going to Tom Thumb or Albertson for discounted tickets to the festival. Children under 11 get in free. Also this Friday March 3rd is a $10 entrance fee. Click the link for more information. 

2. Nasher Sculpture Center 

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Location : 2001 Flora Street, Dallas

This is the Target First Saturday at the Nasher. March Activity is Free and all about process and art project silly snakes. Take a ride on the trolley when you're done to the shack shake on McKinney Ave. There is a stop at the front entrance of the restaurant. Have a blast downtown Dallas. 

3. Lowes and Home Depot kids Workshops

Location : Nearest Stores.

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This is always a fun event to take the kids! Its FREE. The kids get to build there own wooden projects, paint and get a pin to put on an apron. If its your first time the kids will get an apron depending on availability. We always have fun. Get there early to get a spot, This weekend the kids will make rain gauges. Save your seat here

4. AOT Outdoor Market

Location: Continental Pedestrian Bridge.

This is an Outdoor market with lots of fun vendors, food trucks and more. Check this out and get some great views of the Dallas Skyline. Love this beautiful city. Click the link for more information.

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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