Thursday, April 18, 2013

Peter Pan

Cullen and I had a special night out recently to see Peter Pan at Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth. It is Cathy Rigby's farewell tour with the show she has been doing for so many years.  It was wonderful and Cullen is already asking to see more live plays. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

April means carnivals and baseball

Every April at Cullen's school there is a Spring Carnival.  Put on by the PTA, there are plenty of games, laser tag, food and of course the human hamster ball.  That's Cullen in there.  The petting zoo is frantic but fun.
There is a large silent auction full of all kinds of great items to bid on.  Every class puts together a large basket.  This year Cullen's class basket was Boredom Busters themed.  Lots of movies and board games.  Also the art teacher does a couple of class art projects.  I loved this year's class photo project.  Each child is holding up a sign telling what they want to be when they grow up.  Isn't that cute?  I have bought a couple of them over the years.  It was no surprise of course that Cullen's sign says "baseball player" for his career.  They also do class vases with their fingerprints as flowers.   
April also means the start of a new baseball season.  Cullen's team stayed together and we are having a great season so far.  Cullen is the starting catcher.  He's hitting well too.  It's so much fun to watch the games.  Greg hasn't been here for alot of the games which is hard for both boys.  Cullen misses him and Greg hates not being here to see him play.

I work at a large Assisted Living facility and every day the daily calendar is posted in the elevator with all the activities and special events.  This quote was on there one day this week and I thought is was so funny I had to capture it. 

The baseball fever continued last weekend when the boys and I went to a minor league game in Frisco.  No baseball game would be complete without ice cream in a helmet.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend in Austin

We have been spending alot of time in Austin lately (long story I'll share later).  Easter weekend Greg was working down there so the kids and I went down to see him.  We are loving exploring Austin on the weekends!  So much fun stuff to do and see.  This particular weekend the weather was beautiful.  Greg has made it his mission to find all the great places to eat in Austin.  So for lunch on Saturday we went downtown to eat at the Hula Hut right on the lake.  It was heavenly!  Sitting under the tiki roof watching the boats go by.  And the food was great... Caribbean Mexican.
I didn't want to have to take too much down there for Easter baskets so I kept things simple and got these buckets from Target and just a few candies.  For Cullen, baseball cards.  For Madison, the new Justin Timberlake CD.

Another one of Greg's must see food places in Austin.  Round rock donuts.  See that huge round donut on the top row?  That's what they are famous for.   We weren't very impressed though.  Check that one off the "Been there - don't have to go again" list.

Cullen's Easter eggs this year were of course baseball themed.