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!

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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!

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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:

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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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