When We’re Not Reading – August Edition

August 13, 2012 at 4:24 am (Education, Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Old MacDonald’s Farm – Humble

… Is such a great place to take kids.  Ayla has a blast just running in any place that has vast, open spaces.  Add farm animals and swing sets, and you just can’t go wrong.  It’s only $8 a person to get in, so even if you’re not one of those cool people with coupons (like me), it’s pretty cheap if you only have one kid.  The baby goats were easily kiddo’s favorite as they were about the size of a one year old beagle, you know before the hounds get fatter, so they were easy to maneuver around.  Although we didn’t use these particular things, because we were only there for about an hour, there’s a swimming pool and pony rides too.  The most gratifying part for me, as both a mom and a reader, was when she was able to identify the pigs, having seen them previously in her Gossie & Friends books.

Woodlands Waterway & Park

> Kiddo making friends with Guitar playing strangers; these two lovely people were incredibly sweet considering my daughter totally invaded their date night.

Find a parking spot, buy your picnic food at HEB (which is right there), and head on over to the park.  Again, the kiddo loves having vast, open places to run and play, and apparently everyone is willing to share balls and frisbees with a toddler.  Good thing too, because I think she may have stolen them otherwise.  What’s great about hanging out here, I discovered thanks to my bestie, is that you can pretty much hear any concert being held at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for free. This is great for families with small kids and poor students because you can pop in for a bit, not feel obligated to stick around for the whole thing, but still hear a great show. Artists will sell demo cds (for donation only, of course) and the hipsters sit around and play their guitars while dads throw footballs with their kids. It’s great. There was a lady there this evening at the Jason Mraz and Christina Perri non-show that had citronella candles and bottles of wine, made me incredibly jealous, she was so cozy and prepared.

Meteor Shower

I’d write about our meteor shower adventure last night, but really we just did even more running in fields and caught a few really low flying airplanes that kiddo thought was pretty cool.  We sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and pointed out stars, and that was it.

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