Yay! It’s Thursday!! Which is really a Friday this week because the kids have no school tomorrow or next week. Yay for Spring break! We are all very excited..sleeping in, no morning nag sessions, no after-school home-work nag sessions, no go-to-bed nag sessions. R-E-L-I-E-F.

In order to avoid spending the entire week in our pjs in front of the tv, I need to have  a plan of action. There is so much going on in the area, my fried brain often forgets about the fun stuff until it’s too late. So here’s my “fun” to-d0 list for the next few days.


Thursday, March 29:  PLAY!

However for some of you, you may want to hit the start of the Wake County Public Libraries Book Sale. This is an amazing fundraiser for the libraries , and as you know:

This year, the sale will held in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds. There will be almost 1 book for every dollar in the Mega Millions Jackpot Lottery. That’s a lot of books.They will be on sale for $4/hardback & media, $2/paperback & kids books, and discounts being offered on Saturday & Sunday. (Cash/Checks only)

Sale hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (1/2 price)
  • Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ($2/bag & $5/box)


Friday, March 30:

Friday is the last day of the NC Sate’s Farm Animal Days. From 9am-2pm kids get a chance to touch & see a variety of farm animals, check out the tractors, practice roping, and enjoy free ice-cream from NC State’s Howling Cow Ice Cream.

Location:          NC State University- Beef Educational Unit
4505 Mid Pines Rd. (2 miles south of I-40)

(I also have to remember to pick up tickets from the Town of Cary for the Easter Bunny Breakfast for Saturday, March 31. Tickets must be purchased pre-event!)

Saturday, March 31:

Breakfast with the Bunny, sponsored by the Town of Cary will be held at Bond Park. Tickets required! Purchase them by Friday from the Herbert C Young Community Center! $4/10 yrs + $3/9 yrs & under

The breakfast is called a “continental” breakfast. Last year it was a sugar filled, doughnut extravaganza. Just to warn you. The Easter Bunny is there for pictures so that’s a plus (you don’t have chase him at the hunt for pics).

Town of Cary Easter Egg Hunt follows at Bond Park starting at 10am. There is also a second session starting at 1pm.

Bring your own baskets. The candy is kind of gross (my kids don’t like it), but they enjoyed the “hunt” last year. Basically volunteers fill a baseball field with candy and let the kids loose. It’s like “running with the bulls”. They do separate by ages, but beware…some kids’ parents are WAAAY too involved and basically have a “take at any cost” attitude towards the hunt. (That’s right- I said parents, not kids, parents.)

My youngest child will love it; I’m thinking my oldest is over it (sad!).

*****update! It’s raining today, March 31 so the Easter Egg Hunt will be moved to Sunday, April 1 at 1:30pm.

Check TownofCary.org for more details****

If any of you decide to skip the Easter Egg Hunts, and didn’t get to the Farm Animal Days on Friday, you can head to NC State’s Vet School Open House. They won’t have all the animals to touch (that I’m aware of), but you can milk a cow! They will also be hosting a teddy-bear free-clinic if any of you have a sick or broken bear (cute).

I think this is a great event if you have any kids interested in becoming veterinarians. NC State has one of the best vet schools in the county. This will fill our morning though until its time for:

1st Annual Pepper’s Chilibrew Fest at Koka Booth Ampitheatre, from 2-6pm (for regular admissions; VIP’s can get in starting at noon)

With over 75 craft beers and 10 types of chili to sample, this will be a fun event– for mom & dad, anyway. Tickets start at $35 for unlimited beer & 4 chili samples ($40 day-of) and $25 for designated drivers (no beer for you!). Kids 12 & under are free!


I think we’re considering this our tail-gating party for Saturday’s Final Four Basketball Games. My bracket is pretty much busted, aside from Kentucky, however, I know this is how we will be spending our evening.


Sunday, April 1: April Fool’s Day!

Teach my kids some funny pranks & jokes. Yes, this is on the agenda. Other items’ you may want to do today (thank you C for the list!)

To Do List (totally stolen and now adopted by ME)
•Wear shirt that says “Life”. Hand out Lemons on street corner.
•Go into a crowded elevator and say, “I bet you’re all wondering why I gathered you here”, with a straight face.
•Make vanilla pudding. Put in mayo jar. Eat in public.
•Run into a store, ask what year it is. When someone answers, yell “It worked!” and run out cheering.
•Follow joggers around in a car blasting “Eye of the Tiger” for encouragement.

Or you could just relax and get ready for….


The Cary Invasion starts its season Sunday, 7pm, at the Herbert C Young Community Center, aka “Area 51″. According to their website and facebook they are amping up this season with half-time shows, dancers, and all kinds of fun. This is a great family activity and I highly recommend it. Tickets are only $10/adult and $5/kids 12yrs & under. Go Aliens!


Ok, that’s all I can plan for as of now. If you want more info about any of these events, or are looking for more stuff to do, I would check out the calendar at the CaryCitizen.com.


It will be a busy weekend, but I’m so excited to get it started. Life is good!


What are your plans for this weekend? Any recommendations?