Weeknight Fun: Arcade Games

My youngest son really wanted to play some arcade games on a Tuesday night. We just returned to school and to our regular schedule after days off due to Hurricane Harvey. It was an easy first day back and because he was upset about losing the SUV due to Harvey, I decided a night out would be good for him. Andell and I decided to hit Regal Grand Parkway. We can give them a game card while we sit and sip coffee or eat. All this while watching the boys.

When we arrived it was obviously pretty quiet being a weeknight. We decided to join the boys in trying to get plushes from the claw machines. All four of us also played Pac-Man! The boys shot some baskets. All four of us also played air hockey. The boys had a great time!

They are into arcades #sons #follow

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There’s nothing like winning a plush from a claw machine!

Train your dragon #like4like #followforfollow #like4follow #likeforlikeback

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Birthdays in your Eighties

This was my grandmother’s post Hurricane Harvey birthday party! Something my mother started was for each grandchild to get a mini cake. Here is a pic of the actual cake made by Angel from Cake4Tay

The party was held at my mother’s favorite venue Sweetwater Country Club

Some birthday gift ideas for a celebrant in her 80s!

Board Games

My sons recently requested to play board games together! Miracle, right? Who asks to play board games these days? I was glad that they did. I have tried different ones and the one they are enjoying the most right now is the Monopoly Disney Cars version. My older son who has a fascination with everything related to Pixar enjoys this game with his little brother in first grade.

#cars #monopoly #games #unplugged

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On our recent trip to Toys R Us we also bought Pie Face. We haven’t played it yet. I am just still surprised that they are asking to play something that is not anything related to a smart phone or a tablet! The great thing about Toys R Us is that they price match from Amazon. For this shopping trip, I did request a price match and I saved quite a bit! I am thankful that there is internet while in Toys R Us to look for those deals! So stores do make it hard to get reception preventing you from price matching.

Here are the direct links from Amazon!


Pie Face!


A game that we played a while back when my older son was in Kinder was Sequence. I should pull that out again soon. He did enjoy it at that time. This game was really enjoyed by my second graders also as part of a station.

There is a kids version.

We might have to be unplugged for a couple of days as a tropical storm is heading our way. Wish us luck!


Summer Get-together

The best way for me to have a get-together with active boys is to make sure that a place will allow them to be active! The boys got to be active at Levy Park when the boys’ cousin came down for the weekend!

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There is a mini golf area with seating around so you can watch them play!

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The boys were joined by another cousin who just happened to bring a soccer ball. They burned energy!

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I did say burn energy!!!

More climbing around!

Meet new friends!

The park provides many carts with magazines to read, art supplies to be creative, and games for your family! Use of these items are for free!

@leelee_paz_t here !!!

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For sure on Saturdays there are food trucks!

Dinner option 2

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Dinner option 1

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There is a spray park area, so be sure to bring swim attire and extra change of clothing!!!

To end the weekend with their cousin the boys did a lot of swimming!


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We did pool hop thanks to the boys’ aunt!

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I should have taken pictures of the MANY steps that even I decided to climb on many times! What else can you do in this Texas heat?