Reserve Your Spot for the BigKidSmallCity & HoustonMothersBlog Christmas Party at Gallery Furniture! December 21, 2015

Join BigKidSmallCity and HoustonMothersBlog for TWO Christmas Parties as Unique as Houston!  Mattress Mack has invited us back out to the wild Gallery Furniture.  

Monkey at Gallery Furniture
Both parties will be on Monday, December 21, 2015.  One party will be at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076 at 1:00pm.  The second party will be at 7227 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77407 at 5:00pm. Update: The parties are about to start and the forms are now closed.  The 1:00pm Party is now FULL!  If you want to come to the 5:00pm party at Grand Parkway… join us!  Gallery Furniture has some extra spaces at this party! (Questions? Just send a Tweet to @BigKidSmallCity… and I will respond when I have a minute during the parties!)

At North Freeway at 1:00pm, kids will get to meet the monkeys and exotic birds, make ornaments, race down the giant slides and eat as much pizza, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow!  Check out the great time we’ve had at past events HERE!

At Grand Parkway at 5:00pm, kids will get to see the monkeys and birds, make crafts, watch sharks swim and eat as much pizza and ice cream as their parents allow!  They will also get to meet Jessica from Happy Family Brands, get a snack and do some Happy activities!

And it’s all FREE to those that get a spot!

If you want to join us on December 21 at 1:00pm or 5:00pm, you must:

1. Fill out the correct form below.
2. Be one of the first 100 to respond at each location. Spaces are limited! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. Understand that the animals will only come out to meet the kids if they are in good moods. If they are too overwhelmed, they will stay in their cages/rooms! Kids will be able to see them no matter what.
4. If you get a spot, bring your kids to Gallery Furniture on December 21, 2015. (1:00pm  is at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076, 5:00pm is at 7227 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77407.)   The event is FREE.
5. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.

Gallery Furniture BigKidSmallCity Meet Up Crowds
Sign Up Form for December 21, 2015 at 1:00pm at North Freeway: (1:00pm is NOW FULL.  Look below for the 5:00pm Grand Parkway sign up form.)

 

Shark Tank at Gallery Furniture Grand Parkway
Sign Up Form for December 21, 2015 at 5:00pm at Grand Parkway: (Look above for the 1:00pm North Freeway sign up form.)


Meet Up as Unique as Houston, Gallery Furniture, April 21, 2015

Gallery Furniture Bird on Heads
Join BigKidSmallCity and HoustonMothersBlog for a Meet Up as Unique as Houston!  Mattress Mack has invited us back out to the wild Gallery Furniture.  

Here kids will get to meet the monkeys, take pictures with the exotic birds, make crafts, race down the giant slides and eat as much pizza, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow!  Check out the great time we’ve had at past events HERE!

And it’s all FREE to those that get a spot!

If you want to join us on Tuesday, April 21, at 3:30pm, you must:

1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 100 to respond. Spaces are limited! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to Gallery Furniture on Tuesday, April 21, at 3:30pm. Come and go as you want… we will be there until 6:00pm.  Gallery Furniture is at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076. The event is FREE.
4. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.


NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: HPD Mounted Patrol Stables – 10:30am – December 22, 2014

Mounted Patrol Feeding Horses
Visiting the Houston Police Departments Mounted Patrol Stables is one of the coolest free things to do in Houston. In October, we had the most amazing time feeding the horses and learning about the Mounted Patrol at the BigKidSmallCity Meet-Up.  Over Winter Break, we’re going to do it again!

On Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30am, you can bring your kids, carrots, apples and peppermints and join us as we talk to Houston’s Mounted Patrol Officers, feed the horses and learn about their jobs!

December 22 is a HoustonISD school holiday.  Check your calendars before signing up to be sure you will be in town for this event!  The stables are at 5005 Little York Rd. Houston,Tx. 77016 (off of I59, NOT off of 290).

UPDATE: This Meet-Up is now FULL.  To be notified about future meet ups, go HERE!

If you want to join us on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30am, you must:

1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 25 to respond. Spaces are very limited and the last tours filled very quickly.  You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to the Houston Mounted Patrol Stables on December 22, 2014 at 10:30am. (5005 Little York Rd. Houston,Tx. 77016)
4.  The tour will be about 1 hour.
5.  The event is FREE. Feel free to bring carrots, apples or peppermints for the horses.  Apples need to be quartered (but seeds are fine).
6. Check your calendar before signing up and make every effort to attend. Since spaces are so limited, we want as many little police men and women to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com right away.


Giant Gingerbread House, Snowflakes, Slides & Monkeys… Join Us for a Christmas Party as Unique as Houston! Gallery Furniture, December 10, 5:00pm

Horse at Gallery Furniture Meet Ups
Join BigKidSmallCity and HoustonMothersBlog for a Christmas Party as Unique as Houston!  Mattress Mack has invited us back out to the wild Gallery Furniture.  

Here kids will get to ride the horse and buggy, meet the monkeys, take pictures with the exotic birds, make ornaments, race down the giant slides and eat as much pizza, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow!  A giant gingerbread house has arrived at the store, along with more Santas and trees than you can count!  Check out the great time we’ve had at past events HERE!

And it’s all FREE to those that get a spot!

Gingerbread House at Gallery Furniture
If you want to join us on Wednesday, December 10, at 5:00pm, you must:

1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 100 to respond. Spaces are limited! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to Gallery Furniture on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 5:00pm. Gallery Furniture is at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076. The event is FREE.
4. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.


BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: Be a Doctor for a Day! November 22, 2014, 12:30pm

Doctor Brooke
Do you have a little doctor? Do you have a lot of dolly check ups at your house? If so, be sure to get a spot at our next Meet-Up!

On November 22, 2014 at 12:30pm, we will meet at West University Wellness to learn what a Chiropractor does! Bring your doll or stuffed animal to do your own check up!  Just be quick, because the spots are very very limited for this extra special meet-up!

If you want to join us on November 22, 2014 at 12:30pm, you must:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 12 to respond. Spaces are very limited! The last events filled very very quickly. You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your doctors to West U Wellness on November 22 at 12:30pm.  (5180 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005)
4. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are so limited, we want as many little doctors to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com right away.


NOW FULL – Join Us for a Party as Unique as Houston! October 17 & 24 at Gallery Furniture!

Gallery Furniture James x2
Bring your goblins, princesses and superheros to the BigKidSmallCity.com and HoustonMothersBlog.com Party on October 17 and October 24! Sign up for one, or both, but be quick and reserve your spot below.

Update: This event is NOW FULL!  To be notified about future events, please go HERE.

Not only will we have indoor trick or treating, but we’ll have the monkeys, exotic birds, horse and buggy rides and all the activities you’ve come to love at Gallery Furniture! There will be pizza, cookies, ice cream and it will be FREE!

BigKidSmallCity and HoustonMothersBlog invite you to join us at Mattress Mack’s I45 Gallery Furniture location, at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076, on Friday, October 17 & 24, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Families with a confirmed spot will get to:

1.  Trick or treat through the giant, well lit, easy to supervise, Gallery Furniture!
2.  Meet the famous Gallery Furniture monkeys and their keeper!
3.  Meet the many exotic birds and their keeper!
4.  Ride in an Amish buggy behind Fraenzy the horse!
5.  Play on the giant indoor playground with a mini-rock wall, twisting tubes and slides for racing!
6.  Get their hands dirty at the craft station!
7.  Show us their best pose at the Gallery Furniture Selfie Wall!
8.  Eat as much dinner, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow!

If you want to join us on October 17 and/or 24, 2014 at 5:00pm, you must:

1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 100 to respond. Spaces are limited! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to Gallery Furniture on Friday, October 17 and/or 24, 2014, at 5:00pm. Gallery Furniture is at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076.   The event is FREE.
4.  You can sign up for one or both events… but be sure you can attend on the date for which you register!
5. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.

 

NOW FULL for Friday, October 17 at 5:00pm.  

Now Full for Friday, October 24 at 5:00pm:


NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: Fire Station 15 Tour – October 11, 2014 – 10:00am

Trying on Fire Gear at Fire Station 16
Are you ready for another Houston Fire Station Tour? BigKidSmallCity is touring Fire Station 15, in the Heights, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:00am. (5306 N. Main, 77009)  On our last tours, we had the opportunity to meet the fire fighters, sit in the truck, spray the fire hose and tour the station! Join us as we do it again!

Since this is an active station, keep in mind that: “If for any reason the assigned station is unable to participate due to an emergency response call, you may not receive advance notice of their absence. If the station receives an emergency response call during the scheduled activity, they are required to proceed to the emergency, but will make every effort to return upon completion.”

During the last tours, the trucks left and came right back. All the kids got to see the fire fighters suit up and head out! Just be ready to have the outing not go perfectly as planned!

UPDATE:  This Meet-Up is NOW FULL.  To get an email announcing future Meet-Ups, go HERE.

If you want to join us on October 11, 2014 at 10:00am, you must:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 25 to respond. Spaces are very limited! The last tours filled very very quickly. You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your little fire fighters to Fire Station 15 in the Heights on October 11, 2014 at 10:00am. (5306 N. Main, 77009)
4. The event is FREE. Feel free to bring a homemade card or some goodies if you want to thank the fire fighters.
5. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are so limited, we want as many little fire fighters to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com right away.


NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: HPD Mounted Patrol Stables – 10:00am or 12:00pm – October 3, 2014

Horse
We’ve seen the Houston Fire Stations… We’ve seen City Hall… Now we get to see the Houston Police Departments Mounted Patrol Stables!  Bring your carrots, apples and peppermints and join us as we talk to Houston’s Mounted Patrol Officers, feed the horses and learn about their jobs!

There will be 2 tours on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:00am and 12:00pm.  October 3 may be a school holiday for your big kids, so check the calendar and sign up if you want to attend!

Wear your horse barn trekking shoes and be ready to learn about the Houston Mounted Patrol!  The stables are at 5005 Little York Rd. Houston,Tx. 77016 (off of I59, NOT off of 290).

If you want to join us on October 3, 2014 at 10:00am or 12:00pm, you must:

1. There are TWO forms below.  Fill out ONE for either the 10:00am tour or the 12:00pm tour.  (When one tour is full, I will close the form.)
2. Be one of the first 25 to respond. Spaces are very limited and the last tours filled very quickly.  You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to the Houston Mounted Patrol Stables on October 3 at 10:00am OR 12:00pm. (5005 Little York Rd. Houston,Tx. 77016)
4.  The tour will be about 1 hour.
5.  The event is FREE. Feel free to bring carrots, apples or peppermints for the horses.  Apples need to be quartered (but seeds are fine).
6. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are so limited, we want as many little police men and women to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com right away.

UPDATE:  October 3, 10:00am Tour is NOW FULL.  To get an email announcing future Meet-Ups, go HERE.

UPDATE:  October 3, 12:00pm Tour is NOW FULL.  To get an email announcing future Meet-Ups, go HERE.


NOW FULL – For the kids that keep asking for it…. Come see the monkeys, birds, horse, beads, crowns and slides at the next Gallery Furniture Meet-Up! September 19, 2014, 5:00pm

Gallery Furniture Bird on Heads

Just before school started, I sent my kids off to grandma’s house.  When I picked them up from the airport, I got a hug and 1 request from my daughter:  “Can we go to Gallery Furniture on the way home?”.  This is how much fun our meet ups are at this out-of-this-world Houston institution.

Have your kids been asking to go back to Gallery Furniture?  Do you want to check it out for the first time?  Then, you are in luck!

On September 19 at 5:00pm, we will have the opportunity to rule the store!  We will see the monkeys, birds and horse, make crafts, slide, climb and jump in the playroom and eat pizza, cookies and ice cream for dinner!  And it’s FREE!

BigKidSmallCity and HoustonMothersBlog invite you to join us at Mattress Mack’s I45 Gallery Furniture location, at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076, on Tuesday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Families with a confirmed spot will get to:

1.  Meet the famous Gallery Furniture monkeys and their keeper!
2.  Meet the many exotic birds and their keeper!
3.  Ride in an Amish buggy behind Fraenzy the horse!
4.  Play on the giant indoor playground with a mini-rock wall, twisting tubes and slides for racing!
5.  Get their hands dirty at the craft station!
6.  Show us their best pose at the Gallery Furniture Selfie Wall!
7.  Eat as much dinner, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow!
8.  Meet the man they’ve seen on TV and heard on the radio: Mattress Mack!

If you want to join us on September 19, 2014 at 5:00pm, you must:

1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 100 to respond. Spaces are limited! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to Gallery Furniture on Friday, September 19, 2014, at 5:00pm. Gallery Furniture is at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076.   The event is FREE.
4. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.

UPDATE:  Meet Up is now full.  To get an email announcing future Meet-Ups, go HERE.


NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: HEB Tour (Yes, I said HEB Tour) – October 2, 2014 – 11:00am

HEB Montrose
**UPDATE: NOW FULL.  To get an email announcing future Meet-Ups, go HERE.***

Okay preschoolers and home schoolers, we’ve got an all new BigKidSmallCity Meet-Up scheduled.  We’ve toured fire stations, city hall, wildlife parks and even furniture stores…  Now it’s time to tour our local grocery store.  You read that right…  We are touring the Montrose HEB!

On Thursday, October 2, at 11:00am, we will meet at the Montrose HEB at  1701 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098.  And it’s not your average shopping trip to HEB.  Kids will get to shop and sample healthy foods from each department.

They will learn about the food groups, about good food decisions, about exercise and taking care of their bodies.  They’ll get to sample fruits and vegetables as they march through the store like they own it.

The tour aligns with STEM curriculum and will be modified to fit the age level of those that participate.

My kids have been to the grocery store about a zillion times, but they’ve never ruled the place.  On October 2 at 11:00am, they will have a chance to do just this.

If you want to join us on October 2, 2014 at 11:00am, you must:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 25 to respond. Spaces are very limited and the last tours filled very quickly! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your shoppers to HEB on October 2, 2014 at 11:00am. (1701 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098)
4.  The event is FREE.
5. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are so limited, we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.