Monday, June 21, 2010

Luxurious Summer Activities for the two I heart...

At the country club for a dip in the pool with friends

A Hands On- Art Appreciation class with friends (dollar store supplies and juice included)

Box seats for their favorite show

A leisurely read whilst in bed after their spa treatment (including tearless shampoo and manicure/pedicure with my nail clipper)

The Ooohs and Aaahh of a Summer Blockbuster

A toddler Cotillion....

The summer has just begun, but we have been able to give our daughters so much already. We don't want to go overboard or anything, but we will be attending the community pool later and stopping off at the SnoBall King. Nothing is too good for my girls :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Horton Hears a Who?

Just came back from the movie theater with my 4 yr old. We went to see Horton Hears a Who (HHaW). It was a lot of fun and great animation. Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey were great. Now, please tell me that I am not the only one that thought of what I am about to tell you. As when I read the book, I could not help but think of Barack Obama, his presidency, his ideas, and those of "others". Don't worry about it, I will not go on to speak about my political views or anything. For god's sake the blog's name is I heart 2 girls, not I heart to talk politics. Alls I'm saying is that I could not get the metaphor or the comparison out of my head. The entire movie.

With Dr. Seuss's deceptive simplicity, we hear about the persistence of doing the right thing no matter how hard and arduous the journey, even our faith (believing in something unseen). Also, all about our voices carrying and making a difference. I mean, "a person's a person no matter how small", right? and "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant".

Carol Burnett's character of the Sour Kangaroo's attitude of "If you can't see, hear or feel something it doesn't exist. And believing in "tiny imaginary people" is just not something we do or tolerate here in the Jungle of Nool."

Anyhow, just thiking about the movie on my drive home and wanted to share.

So, let's HOPE- "And so, all ended well for both Horton and Who's, and for all in the jungle, even kangaroos. So let that be a lesson to one and to all; a person is a person, no matter how small."

What do you think? Have you seen it? Am I trippin'?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Things I love about Houston, Texas

I will not talk about the heat, traffic, or crime. I will not talk about the heat, traffic, or crime.

Off the top of my head........

1. I am able to buy freshly made tortillas at the supermarket's bakery. There is literally a lady making tortillas there. Incredible.

2. The rodeo is a really. big. deal. It's in Feb and the WHOLE city gets revved up. I love it. There are even trail riders. Riders start off like 300-400 miles away and they actually ride through Houston.....for the rodeo.

3. The skyline. I just love it. *swoon*


4. The diversity in food. Really phenomenal. I could and should weigh 400 lbs. The food in this city is sublime. Whatever you fancy, it's here.

5. The Space Center, too cool.

6. Miller Outdoor Theater offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston performance venue, and it's all FREE! Classical music, jazz, ethnic music and dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theater, classic films.

7. Discovery Green-an urban park in downtown. All events at the park are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Discovery Green presents Houston's diverse world-class performing, literary and visual art in its Art Series. Discovery Green's Entertainment Series offers movies, Extreme Wii competitions, and concerts by talented musicians that showcase a rich variety of Gulf Coast and Central Texas sounds. For the health and fitness-minded, the Healthy Living in the Park series offers a weekly urban market and exercise classes such as Pilates, Yoga, and Zumba as well as a Hip2BFit exercise class just for kids. The Families & Children Series offers hands-on workshops and activities suitable for children and their parents. On weekends, families can visit the park, put their pets in one of two dog runs and watch their kids play on the playground while they discard their newspapers and cans into recycling bins.

8. The Galleria

9. Dive bars, all over town. Fabulous.

10. Bellaire China town, the food (dim sum, malaysian, korean, vietnamese)

11. Good salaries and cheap living.

12. People use "y'all" even in a professional setting.

13. I could seriously go on and on.

Do you know Houston? Woudl you agree, disagree, add, substract? or would you like to brag about your own city?????????