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Chick-fil-a Cow Appreciation Day

For the fourth year in a row, we have participated in Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day.  Participation is easy when free food is involved! Chick-fil-A hands out a free meal to anyone who comes… Continue reading

United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, one of only two places in the United States where dollars are produced.  Free tours are offered Tuesday – Fri, but be warned, they don’t give out… Continue reading

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Lewisville Lake is a very popular and commercial lake just north of Dallas.  It’s busy shorelines host restaurants and homes, and the water is filled with boats each weekend.  But just on the other… Continue reading

Another log cabin, and homemade lincoln logs

I have a fascination for old log cabins, and found another one to share with you.  We were driving through Midlothian, looking for a place to have dinner, when I saw this old… Continue reading

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Hill

 This is our 3rd year to participate in the Texas Nature Challenge.  We have had a great time each year, learned about many new places, and met so many new friends!  A Little Bit… Continue reading

Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the mandatory “Must Visit” places in Texas, and filled with tourist and locals, all who love a fun, festival like atmosphere and a taste of the… Continue reading

About HFitTS

Welcome to Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun!  That’s exactly what we are all about, having fun!  Whether it’s a fun day at the lake or beach, or time at home cooking, creating or flying a kite,… Continue reading

Bass Pro Shop’s Outdoor World, Grapevine

  Outdoor World in Grapevine   FREE Annual Events Each Holiday season, Bass Pro Shops is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with fun kid activities, unique decorations and even FREE Santa photos! It’s… Continue reading

bacon wrapped hot dogs & red, white and blue strawberries

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs My daughter came home from Girl Scout camp, raving about one of the meals she had while she was there.  For 4 days she ate peanut butter and jelly… Continue reading

Day 1: 2012 Jr. Zookeeper

My oldest son, Cole, is starting his second year as a Junior Zookeeper at the Dallas Zoo.  As a JZ, he volunteers at the zoo once a week.  I’ve asked him to tell a little bit about… Continue reading

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth

“We had the same idea as a lot of people”, I thought to myself as we walked in to the lobby of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, crowded with young children… Continue reading

kid’s fishing net

One of our fishing nets and an empty tub that once held Kirkland’s animal crackers now holds all their finds for observing before being released. My 10 year old daughter, a self proclaimed… Continue reading

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike

While my older kids are at camp this week, we decided it would be a great time to start preparing our four year to ride his bike without training wheels!  He gets so heartbroken… Continue reading

peacock pursuit

Fourteen of us embarked one morning on a wildlife adventure of a different sort.  We were hiking through a nice, suburban neighborhood in Arlington on a peacock pursuit.  It seems that at one time… Continue reading

preschool field journal

My co-teacher and I made these cute little “field journals” for our preschool class as a last day of school gift.  They are adorable, and the idea was totally that of my co-teacher,… Continue reading