Thursday, June 30, 2011


Spotted at Walmart at Hewitt Drive:

Strawberries for $1.69 a carton and peaches for $0.69 per lb (and nice peaches too...not rotted or green)!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Egyptian Events at the Mayborn - Free Days Coming Up!

The Mayborn has a special exhibit this summer, Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science.    It's pretty cool, though honestly my kids weren't that interested in any of the actual artefacts (the mummy was amazing and wish they hadn't been tugging me out of that section so I could have seen it better).

They have some special events planned every Wednesday.  We've been to the "Look Like and Egyptian" event they had in boys didn't care for it (the dressing up activities probably would appeal to girls more), but I'm looking forward to the Live Like and Egyptian event tomorrow, where they can make a sarcophagus, pinch pot, throw a spear and more.

And, if you want to try out the museum for FREE, there's a free day this weekend, July 3rd from 1 - 5, and another day coming up August 7th!

  • June 29, 2011- Live Like an Egyptian
  • July 6, 2011- Learn Like an Egyptian
  • July 13, 2011- UnLock Egypt
  • July 20, 2011- Look Like an Egyptian
  • July 27, 2011- Live Like an Egyptian
  • August 3, 2011- Learn Like an Egyptian
  • August 10, 2011- Celebrate Summer
They are showing a different Egypt themed film every Thursday. See Film Schedule Here.

FREE SUNDAYS (One Sunday Per Month, 1-5 pm)
You can visit the Mayborn on the following days FOR FREE!
  • July 3
  • August 7

Friday, June 24, 2011

Win Tickets to the Dr. Pepper Museum

You can win tickets to the Dr. Pepper Museum right here in Waco, TX over at Free Sample Freak.  There's more Texas giveaways at the Texas Summer Giveaway Bash.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mayborn Museum: Look Like and Egyptian Today

The Mayborn Museum has a new summer display:  Lost Egypt:  Ancient Secrets, Modern Science.  Looking forward to taking my kids to that!  Today there's an event from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm that involves an Ancient Egyptian makeover.

Event Name:  "Look Like an Egyptian" Activity Wednesdays
Event Date:  Jun 22, 2011
(1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Event Location:  Mayborn Musuem Complex
Event Description:  Special $5.00 Admission Price

They are also also having an Egypt themed film viewing every Thursday. This Thursday at 6:00 pm they are showing The Mummy (1930s version).

Monday, June 20, 2011

Waco Area Vacation Bible Schools - Summer 2011

Churches all over Waco are hosting Vacation Bible School, fun Christian day-camps which are usually free for kids to attend!   Here's a few I found in Waco and surrounding area:


Bosqueville Baptist Church
Theme:  Hometown Nazareth:  Where Jesus Was a Kid
Location:  Waco
Dates: June 26 - June 30
Time:  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
More Info Here (Scroll Down Under Events)

Bellmead Calvary Baptist Church
Theme:  Aloha Hawaii
Location:  Bellmead
Dates: June 27 - July 1
Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
More Info Here 

Central United Methodist Church
Theme:  Hometown Nazareth:  Where Jesus Was a Kid
Location:  Waco
Dates: June 27 - July 1
Time:  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
More Info Here


Peace Lutheran Church
Theme:  Big Jungle Adventure
Location:  Hewitt
They have a Carnival Kick-Off With Inflatables, carnival games, face painting, and prizes the first day, and Dinner before each VBS session.
Ages: 3 yr.olds—6th grade
Dates: July 10 - 14
Carnival Kick-Off: 4:00 - 5:30pm, July 10th only
Dinner: 5:30 - 6:10 pm each night
VBS:     6:15 - 8:15 pm each night
More Info Here

Central Presbyterian Church
Theme: Route 254
Dates:  July 25 - July 29
Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 4 yr old - entering 6th grade.
Location: Woodway
More info here

Western Heights Baptist Church
Theme: Big Apple Adventure
Dates:  July 25 - July 29
Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 4 yr old - completed 6th grade.
Location: Waco
More Info Here

If your church would like their VBS listed here, please leave the details in a comment below, or e-mail me at ecarian at yahoo dot com

Shopping Steals: Cheap Strawberries at Walmart on Hewitt Dr.

Strawberries were less than $2 at Walmart on Hewitt Dr. last night, and they had a ton so I'm assuming the sale will still be going on today!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Art House Waco

I have been wanting to visit Art House Waco for several years now because the husband of a friend of mine is one of the artists who participates.  It's never been a good time.  Maybe this weekend I'll get out to see it fanally. 

Arthouse Waco is a group of self-promoting artists collaborate and present their work in a show that only lasts a weekend. I believe it's free to attend. The artworks are all for sale.

How well would children do visiting this? Well, I've never been, but I imagine it would depends on the child, and that older children might do better. There could be artistic nudity and all use your own discretion.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Nazareth Coming to Waco!

From June 6 - 10 Nazareth will be coming to Daypring Baptist Church!

Bead Shop and Synagogue School

This will be a fun time for kids to experience what it was like in the town Jesus grew up in.  They'll get to hear stories about Jesus from Mary, dress in costume, work in a carpentry shop, taste new foods, sing songs, play games, and learn about God!   Dayspring Vacation Bible School is FREE to kids age pre-K through 6th Grade, and parents can register their children anytime, even after VBS is started! 

Dayspring Nazareth VBS 
June 6 - 9
9:30 - 12:00 pm 

Or Call

Dayspring Baptist Church is located at
7900 Renewal Way
Waco, TX 76712