Fun in the Snow
The recent snowfall yielded a variety of photos that I’ll be sharing throughout this Christmas week. Today we’ll visit with a family having fun together building a snowman.
After walking through Lewisville for several hours on Saturday morning (December 19, 2009) and photographing scenes from the beautiful snowfall, I decided to head back home. My shortcut down Belnette Drive led me by the Nelson family building a snowman in their front yard. Patrick (turning 10 this week), his sister Colleen (5), and their dad, Rob, were getting ready to place Frosty’s head on his chilly body when I dashed up and began photographing them.
Gradually, Frosty developed a carrot nose, orange-peel eyes and a mouth made up of Tootsie Rolls. A hat, gloves and a scarf topped off his cheery countenance.
Frosty turned out to be quite a respectable snowman, and I have no doubt that he’ll hang around the delightful Nelson family as long as he can!
Here’s wishing the Nelsons a wonderful Christmas!
To see more photos of Frosty the Snowman and the Nelsons, CLICK to visit the Nelson Family Snowman photo gallery.
First Things First
Time flies when you’re having fun! In my case, though, a few demands and obligations over the last few weeks put me dreadfully behind with my Lewisville photos. For those of you who have been awaiting shots of several mid-September Lewisville events, I do apologize. Hopefully, I’ll be getting back on track.
The Best of Lewisville Festival
It’s one thing to know Lewisville is a special town, but it’s wonderful to celebrate some of what makes Lewisville a great place to live, work or go to school. The first annual Best of Lewisville Festival took place in Shallowford Square on September 19, 2009. The four-hour event was sponsored by Karate International of Lewisville and MediaFit.
You might say the festival’s atmosphere was akin to a mini-fair, with varied energetic activities, along with food, pop music, and a number of local vendors. Plus, contests were held for the best flowers, art, food, essay, citizen — and even the prettiest baby.
As I strolled through the Square, the sights and sounds of the festival were delightful. Children were playing on the big blow-up, or they were competing in laser tag, the three-legged race, or the cornhole tournament. Some even crawled into the hamster ball and took a rolling adventure across the Square. Other children and adults participated in karate and clogging demonstrations.
The word is that this is only the beginning of the Best of Lewisville Festival. With the great organization and enthusiasm that went into this first celebration, we can eagerly anticipate what next year’s celebration will bring. Thanks for a great day in Lewisville!
To see a few more PHOTOS of the Best of Lewisville Festival before clicking on a LINK to get to the full gallery, please continue to the NEXT SECTION. CLICK for more of The Best of Lewisville
Exceptional Fun for Everyone
Rick Hubbard invented the word, “kazoobie,” to describe the type of family entertainment that he’s been providing for more than a decade. Rick says that “kazoobie” means “exceptional, fun and involving everyone.” And that’s exactly what occurred last Friday evening (August 14, 2009) on the Starlight Movie Nite at Shallowford Square in Lewisville.
Preceding the evening movie, The Kazoobie Kazoo Show — Rick Hubbard’s one-man band — kicked off the evening with a steady stream of entertaining moments. Kids and adults joined Rick on stage at the pavilion for what Rick describes as “K-A-O-S” — that is, “Kids Appearing On Stage” and “Kool Adults On Stage.”
For more than an hour, Rick performed non-stop on his electric guitar, banjo, steel drum and, of course, his signature kazoo. From the smallest of children to some very “kool” adults, there was plenty of energetic dancing, singing, shaking and bubble blowing. Everyone had fun at The Kazoobie Kazoo Show!
Starlight Movie Nite
Following The Kazoobie Kazoo Show, the movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, played at Shallowford Square. The Town of Lewisville will present its final movie of the season, Evan Almighty (PG), on Friday, September 25. (Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions will be available.)
You’ve got to see some of the crazy moments from Rick Hubbard’s Kazoobie Kazoo Show! I think the photos say it all: It was an exceptionally fun time for everyone! The photos are located in the Madagascar/Kazoobie Kazoo photo gallery.
Big Bang Boom and More!
A little over a week ago, on June 15, Lewisville Library held its 2009 Summer Reading Kick-Off program under the oak trees at Shallowford Square.
With the lively music of the children’s music group, Big Bang Boom, it’s possible that promoting summer reading has never been more fun. The children eagerly sang and danced to the band’s fun tunes and imaginative lyrics. I even spotted quite a few parents joining in, too!
The Friends of the Lewisville Library also provided several tables piled with children’s books that could be purchased at bargain prices. When Big Bang Boom concluded their portion of the program, many of the children concentrated on getting free Sno-Kones and playing with bubbles.
To see more photos of this fun event, please visit the 2009 Summer Reading Kick-Off photo gallery.