Well ... our summer is wrapping up over here (rather unfortunately). Mommy goes back to work next week. We are going to focus on all things summer this week! Have you taken the time to enjoy the best there is to offer this summer?
Mommy said it isn't summer without sunshine (and my shades) ... (but of course with sunshine comes excessive sweat and bugs ... and for me, red cheeks!). Despite all the rain, have you been able to get out and enjoy the summer rays yet? If so, how have you enjoyed them? Do you have Wee Ones or Tots that enjoy some sunshine too?
If you aren't working this week ... (and are in Houston with some kiddos) we have some great events for you! Have you been to Hermann Park lately or the Miller Outdoor Theatre? This week they are having the Children's Hilltop Festival. More from Culturemap Houston:
July 24, The Three Little Pigs (11 am)A bilingual (Spanish/English) show about three brothers: One messy, one a daydreamer and the other always has a plan for the future. They are Pig Scouts, the pride of youthful swinedom, and they must set up camp to earn their merit badges. Now, who is that unfamiliar scout master who will be judging their work? It's the Wolf, Big-Bad to be specific.
July 25, Hansel & Gretel (11 am)Hansel and Gretel get lost in the woods and stumble upon the witch's gingerbread house. They are so hungry they begin eating. The silly, nearsighted, witch decides to teach the naughty children a lesson about how to treat other people's things. Well, suffice it to say, this is a play about jumping to conclusions. Nothing is as it seems.
July 26, Goldilocks (11 am)The Bear family returns home from a walk to find the next door neighbor, Goldilocks, has broken into their home. Was she hungry or sleepy? No, she wanted to use their computer to contact her new on-line friend. She wasn't allowed to use the computer at home and she doesn't have any friends at school. A bi-lingual (English/Spanish) tale that teaches us about the dangers of the internet, bullies and respect for people and their property.
July 27, Pinocchio (11 am)Combine a loving father, a talking puppet and the help of a Blue Fairy and you have one of the classic stories of all time. Pinocchio's dream is to become a real boy and he'll do anything to make his dream come true. What will it cost him and what will he learn before his dream comes true?
Produced by Express Children's Theater
Will you be taking any Wee Ones or Tots to enjoy some sun and the arts at Miller Outdoor Theatre? Sure we may have short attention spans (and maybe can't be in the heat too long), but it sounds like a fun time. If Mommy and I make it out this week, we'll be sure to share photos.
Image Credit: Mad Max and Family / Tara J
Mommy, what the F* is that? Just joking. That is a sculpture by the artist Jim Love at The Menil Collection. This is a recent photo from some of our outside time!
So how are you enjoying the sunshine where you are ... ?
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