Category Archive: activities

Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery SHS, La Grange

I love the town of La Grange, with it’s picturesque courthouse square, German bakery and a tightly winding road with a dramatic view!  Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery SHS sits just south of… Continue reading

Southwest Nature Preserve, Arlington

Southwest Nature Preserve is 58 acres in Arlington, south of I-20.  Its natural elevation makes for lovely views and great hiking, and there is a very nice pond for fishing!   Geographically speaking,… Continue reading

Ben Franklin Apothecary, Duncanville

My daughter had a basketball tournament in Desoto today, and it seemed a perfect opportunity to take the kids to a real soda fountain and ice cream shop in Duncanville at the Benjamin… Continue reading

Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum gives visitors an amazing chance to see some of the most famous planes from World War I and II, as well as more recent planes!  Set in 4 huge… Continue reading

Harlem Globetrotters at NRG Arena, Houston

Don’t Miss The Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Houston’s NRG Arena for 4 Games on Fri, Jan 23-Sun, Jan 25. Save $7 Off Select Tickets to any Harlem Globetrotter Game with promo code FAMGUIDE… Continue reading

Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Gym, Arlington

Kids love to climb, and instead of having them, and you, climbing the walls, why not take them out to a gym where the whole family can climb!  We headed out to Dyno-Rock… Continue reading

Highland Park Christmas Lights, Dallas

I love looking at big and beautiful homes any time of year, but during December the homes in Highland Park in Dallas are amazing! Christmas Lights sparkle in the night as you drive… Continue reading

Alley Cats Family Entertainment Center, Arlington

Alley Cats Family Entertainment Center offers plenty of fun for the entire family, with 2 large buildings full of activities!       1.  Bowling Big lanes with comfy seating and automatic “bumpers”… Continue reading

Prairie Lights 5K, Grand Prairie

For more holiday seasons than I can remember, we have loaded up the car with our kids, and other people and their kids, along with blankets and hot chocolate, and set off to visit Prairie… Continue reading

How to make a scarecrow

My four year old has outgrown his 4T jeans and cooler weather clothing, and while the majority of them are going to find new homes at our church’s Mission Center, we decided to… Continue reading

Dallas Zoo Nature Journal Contest

Each summer the Dallas Zoo holds a nature journal contest in their Nature Exchange at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo.  The zoo chooses from a one page submission of a contestant’s nature journal, the entry… Continue reading

we’re going on a bear hunt

We’re going on a bear hunt… I’m not afraid! I’ve got good friends to come with me. What do I see? It’s the Thursday night before school starts, and just as we have… Continue reading

our big, flat Texas family

When my daughter, Danielle, was in second grade, her teacher had us do a Flat Stanley project.  If you have never heard of poor little Flat Stanley, he is a character in a… Continue reading

Glowing Mountain Dew

Every now and then you hear about some “sciency thing”, some outrageous experiment that everyone has got to try.  Several years ago there were videos on Youtube of people popping popcorn kernals with cell… Continue reading

10 fun things to do with your kids in the rain

John Ruskin wrote, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  Obviously he didn’t live near a Texas tornado, with his head buried between his legs in a “duck and… Continue reading