Weekending: In The Merry Old Land of Oz

Wrapping our weekend which included everything from tacos to The Wizard of Oz.

Happy last Monday of April party people! I just cannot believe the speed at which this month has flown by. I am totally not ready for May and summer, but here it comes. We had another jam-packed weekend, so let’s recap!


I did get to eat lunch with one of my besties who I had not seen in a while. Man it felt good. She has been with me for such a long time and is such a guiding light in my life. When I finally got off work, we headed out for Zoe’s cafe and some frozen yogurt!

There is the best little play area called The Grove in the shopping center next to our neighborhood and E just had a blast running around with the other kids and playing with daddy.


There are outdoors games, a giant TV, chalkboard and just so much to do. And let’s face it, we wanted to wear her out too!


It was another dance Saturday! We are getting closer to recital so we had the parents come in and watch at the end of class. My creative movement babies were adorable and then my Combo kiddos are coming along.


After dance, I was down and out for the count. I literally laid on the couch and slept until I had to take E to a birthday party at 2:45.


After the party I went for a quick run and then hubs and I headed out for a date night! We decided to hit up Bar Taco in the Westside district of town and man it is so good.

bar taco
bar taco smoke on the water

I was first introduced to Bar Taco in Georgia for a girls’ weekend last year. But ya’ll, it has got to be one of our favorites. The ingredients are so fresh and the flavors are amazing! My drink is also done with fresh squeezed juice. If you have not been and there is one in your area, you should get on it.

We ended our evening like so many other evenings, at World of Beer. And this pretzel… with cinnamon sugar and chocolate with marshmallow sauce.

world of beer dessert pretzel


I slept in!! Yes, you heard it, I slept until almost 9 am!! Thanks goodness for grandmas who get up with your toddler. I then headed out for a massage—90 minutes of me and stress relief.

Then I headed out on the trails with E and my mom for a nice walk before we headed to Casa Manana to see The Wizard of Oz.

If you have never been to Fort Worth and our beloved playhouse Casa Manana, you need to. Casa Manana was Amon G. Carter’s answer to Dallas being selected as the 1936 Texas centennial site. Carter hired Broadway producer Billy Rose to produce the “Show of Shows” for Fort Worth. In just a few weeks, the cow pasture was transformed into Casa Mañana, housing the world’s largest revolving stage and accommodating 4,000 guests. A large moat surrounded the stage and fountains projected a wall of water, which doubled as the stage curtain. For the first time, Broadway magic graced Fort Worth.  It was rebuilt in 1957 and produces amazing children’s’ theater and houses an amazing cabaret as well.

We got into our Sunday afternoon best for the production of The Wizard of Oz. It was spectacular! From the crafts before the show, to meeting the cast afterward. E and I, well the whole family loved it!


I wish I could say after that we relaxed, but nope! I dropped of E and the hubs and ran to rehearsal for our faculty dance for recital. I love hanging out with all the faculty, but as the oldest teacher, I definitely feel old.

I also have to admit that contemporary was never my thing. I was a ballet and jazz girl growing up, so the whole modern thing is just new to me and it shows. Its out of my comfort zone, but I am trying!

When I got home, we played outside for a bit, then did our nighttime routine. Then I sat down to catch up on my life coaching studies, Ya’ll, I have been amazed by what I have learned about myself so far.I will be sharing my goals this week and more of my journey.

But today, today I took a mental health day to get some stuff done and have our tree taken down in the front yard. We have done so much to our house in the last 4 years, so I am going to do a home tour next week on the blog!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Lindsay’s Sweet World for Hello Monday,  B Loved Boston for Weekending and HoHo Runs for Weekly Wrap.