Blue Man Group!

As is tradition, I gave Chase a birthday “experience” versus gifts this year. I asked him if it was OK to give him an early gift and luckily he said yes, because we got to go see Blue Man Group! Chase is a percussionist and lover of all things weird, so I knew it would be right up his alley. We had an awesome time, and afterwards Chase was able to get his picture taken with the drummer and guitar player, as well as one of the blue men! Then we finished the day with a giant slice of pizza downtown.

These one-on-one experiences are so precious to me, and I absolutely love that they love them, too! Happy early birthday, Chase!

Chloe’s Schlitterbahn Birthday Experience!

For Chloe’s birthday experience this year I took her to Schlitterbahn. She was so jealous when Chase got to go with the band on a field trip there last year, so I thought she would like it. I was right! We both had an absolute BLAST. I splurged and got the wristbands that cut down on wait times for rides, and it was definitely worth it. We were there from open to close and would not have had time to ride all the rides we did otherwise. What a blast!

Chase’s Birthday Experience

For Chase’s Birthday Experience this year we did a Harry Potter Escape Room! It was so much fun. We didn’t beat it, but they said for a team of 2 we got pretty far! We made a great team, and celebrated with lunch at Mod Pizza.

I am so grateful he still enjoys spending some quality time with Mom. I’ll hold onto it as long as I can!

Houston Dynamo Game!

Chloe’s birthday “experience” this year was a trip to Houston with me to see the Houston Dynamo’s play, since she’s so into soccer!  We ordered shirts to wear so we could be true fans!


The Dynamos won the game, and every time the scored a goal fireworks would go off and streamers would come down.  Chloe lived for those moments!

We had some time before the game to check out Discovery Green, too:

In the third picture above she is trying to climb a knotted rope.  She attempted that rope that over and over and over again until she accomplished it.  Not once did she give up because it was too hard.  I love her growth mindset!

Before heading home there was just one more thing to do:

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(Of course!)

Houston Auto Show!


It’s tradition: Every year for the kids’ birthdays I give them an “experience” vs. “stuff.”  It has turned into a really fun tradition!  Chase is really into cars right now, so I took him to the Houston Auto Show.  Of course we had to start our day with a hearty breakfast:


We had a blast!

I like to get the kids a souvenir of our experience together, but the choices were lacking at the auto show so I designed a one-of-a-kind, original T-shirt for him, which he loved:

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I love these one-on-one experiences together.  I truly believe the best gift you can give someone is your time.

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