Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Break Forecast/Rodeo Deals/Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Jet stream will flatten and shift northward on Monday. A weak cold front is moving through Texas today (Sunday). On Monday, rain will shift eastward into the southeast all the way up to D.C. There will also be rain in northern California and the Pacific Northwest. There will be a few showers possible in the Rio Grande Valley during the first half of the day. Coolest spot will be northern Maine with highs in the upper 20s. The nations mid-section and southern plains as well as all southern states will have highs in the 70s and 80s.

Houston...sunshine returns Monday!!! And it will be mostly sunny all week. Morning lows will be in the 40s and then 50s later in the week. Highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s. Stock up on the sunscreen!!! And get ready to enjoy the great outdoors. There is so much to do from going to the rodeo to the beach to the zoo to taking a picnic. Look for breezy conditions Saturday and Sunday--good kite flying weather. It is going to be a lot of fun! Be safe everyone!

Let's do vacation or vacaciones, pronounced vah-cah-see-OWN-s. It is so much fun to be on vacaciones.

Of course, sometimes, you just need to unwind and relax---maybe let the kids watch a video. You can feel really good if the video they are watching stimulates their brains while entertaining them. Here's a good choice...our award winning DVD, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco!!! Order today from and you'll have it by mid-week. You can also order from,,,,,, and For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, got to

If you are thinking about going to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this spring break, here is the link to the web site:

If you are looking for a good deal, you might want to go this Wednesday (3/18)...a value day. Here is the link to the page with information, but after the link, I am including all of the information on the site. Note, that there are a number of special deals, including free admission for kids 2-12 (not including the rodeo and rodeo concert), and free admission for military personnel and dependents (with 1 guest). Have fun!

$10 Value Day Rodeo/Concert Ticket in the upper level of Reliant Stadium (includes Reliant Park admission)
choose from the three Wednesday superstar entertainers
championship rodeo action
$20 Value Day Package (includes Reliant Park admission)
choose from the three Wednesday superstar entertainers (upper level ticket in Reliant Stadium)
championship rodeo action
one Prince’s hamburger or one personal Papa John’s pizza in Reliant Stadium
one Coca-Cola product fountain drink in Reliant Stadium
two carnival ride coupons, plus games, food and select ride specials
$5 off official Rodeo merchandise with $25 purchase
half-price pony ride
half-price pony ride photo
one petting zoo feed cone
$5 Value Day Reliant Park Admission (does not include rodeo/concert admission)
Free Value Day Reliant Park Admission (for seniors, 60 and over, and children, 12 and under — does not include rodeo/concert admission)
$5 Value Day Miller Lite Main Street Lot Parking (available until 3 p.m. each Wednesday)
Salute to Our Troops Day – Wednesday March 18 — On this special day, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will honor U.S. military personnel and their dependents. All active duty, reservist, retired and discharged members of the military, and their dependents (with military identification), will be welcome to enter Reliant Park free of charge (must present a military identification), with one guest.
How to Purchase Value Days Tickets (no service, processing or mailing charges)
In person at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Ticket Window on the second floor of Reliant Center, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Online click here to buy now
By Phone 832.667.1080

Happy 5th birthday to Gabriella! She had a popstar theme on Saturday. Her Mom made the cool microphone cupcakes at right. This is a fun project to do with your kids during spring break. To make these, you mix up cupcake mix like usual. Then pour into cake type ice cream cones until about 2/3 full. Bake amount of time on cupcake instructions. Note, the cones won't burn. Cool and frost/decorate as desired. I think the hardest part is balancing them--I put each one in a muffin tin, placing them on the tray already on the rack in the oven. Gabriella's mom Mollie rocks--she always makes the coolest birthday party treats!

Have a safe and fun spring break everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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