Monday, June 21, 2010

BounceU has a coupon for U!

I was contacted by the owners of BounceU and they are offering $1.00 off admission to any of you PearUp blog readers out there! BounceU is a great way to wear the kids out without having to brave the 100+ heat! They even offer camps and classes on their website, as well as birthday party packages! Check em' out...
Here are the details:
BounceU Houston SW (closest to Pearland):
10601 S. Sam Houston Pkwy West (near 59 S)
BounceU Houston West
14900 Westheimer Rd (near Hwy 6/ West Oaks Mall)
Central Phone: 281-716-JUMP (5867)

**Special offer for your blog readers: Mention this blog by name and get $1 off admission for any regularly scheduled open bounce (call for details).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Train crazy...

If you have train crazy kids-- don't miss the free things you can do around town! I take my boys to the barnes and noble stores that have train tables in them and we go to the transportation section and get all the train books in the kid section. We have ridden the "fast train"-- the rail downtown, it cost about a dollar or so per ride. Also, you can ride the train at Herman park for about 2.25-- park at the zoo and hop on the train and then you can get off at the park side and play and have a picnic and then hop back on to get back to the zoo side and your car. There is a huge steam locomotive by minute Maid park to look at, and right now kids are free to the astros games and they have a train play area and the train that goes in the outfield when we score! Don't forget about this is the Houston area live steamers, and the 3rd Saturday of each month they offer FREE rides on miniature steam locomotives-- super fun!! There is a run day this Saturday from 9-1-- check out the website. Another free place we go is to the SPCA and look at all the cute animals and there is a train that runs right beside it at various times throughout the day. Lastly-- there is a great park on heights blvd. that is all wooden and huge and there is a train to climb in and pretend to be an engineer. If you are in the heights, wonderwild (, while not free, is a great indoor play place, and even has a kid powered train they can ride on a track. You pedal it with your hands, so even little ones can enjoy this one! Don't forget across the street from the Pearland Library there is a stationary train caboose-- would be a great place to take some great pics!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Today's Groupon.. Young Chefs Academy

If you aren't subscribed to Groupon you need to be! They have a daily deal each day and it is only available for 24 hours. Today the deal is for the Young CHef's Academy in Katy. 2 classes for 15 bucks! Go to and click on houston and then give your email address... it's worth it. I did one last month for dream dinners and received 120.00 worth of meals for 50 bucks! No purchase necessary to sign up for groupon alerts.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kids Eat Free or Cheap List coming soon...

I am working on my list of all the good freebies for kids meals or discounts around town. I hope to have it by next week. If you know of some good ones that you like, email me and I will add them! I want to list it by each day of the week, so we can use it as a reference. Anyway... it will be up soon! Be sure and join my blog so you will receive the updates. Don't forget..the free and cheap list is always at the top.

The summer list is here

Ok.. i finally half-way finished the 2010 Summer Activities List. I added more pearland this year since I live here now. Please email me any other activities you have. I will post updates on here as I hear about upcoming events. Check it out and please pass it on! If you look up at the top, there is a tab "Free and Cheap Summer Activities List 2010". Good night-- playdate at my house in t-minus 8 hours!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pear Up

So, here i go... a blog. I decided to do my "Annual Free and Cheap Kids Activity List" via blog this year. It just seemed easier than having to deal with all the emails and bouncebacks and fwd's that never get read. Now that I am an official "Pearlander", my activity list is a little biased for us south side folks... BUT, I will still represent my East Side Peeps as well. Remember, I am only 30 minutes away my friends. So, here goes nothing... as soon as i figure out how to actually post my list on here, it will be here anytime you need it. Feel free to pass it on. I will post blogs about places we go and if it is worth the time and money. I will also post cheap deal alerts as I get them from my many sources ;) Enjoy.