The City Council of the City of Katy, Texas proclaimed it. All across Houston and Katy, kids aged 5-17 will be selling lemonade from their lemonade stands in order to learn about business.
Houstonian Michael Hothouse founded Lemonade Day in 2007 as a kids business education program with the theme, “Build a Stand. Spark a Dream.” With a goal of 100 cities with one million registered youths having lemonade stands by 2013, currently 31 cities across the United States and Canada participate! For more information check out www.LemonadeDay.org.
According to culturemap.com, American Girl will be opening up a 16,000 square-foot store in Memorial City Mall Houston! Scheduled to open this summer, it will contain both a retail store and a restaurant. This will be the second store in Texas and the thirteenth in the United States.
American Girl, founded in 1986, creates books, dolls, clothes, toys, and accessories, many of which are based on fictional historical characters. The line has products geared towards girls from preschool age through her tween years.
I was recently driving past downtown Houston and noticed that we are home to some extremely tall buildings! Apparently, Houston has forty-five skyscrapers that exceed 400 feet.
The tallest of these is the JP Morgan Chase Tower, at 600 Travis Street, with 75 stories. It was built in 1982, and is 1002 feet high. It is the tallest building in Texas and the twelfth tallest building in the United States.
Standing at 992 feet, the Wells Fargo Plaza, at 1000 Louisiana Street, is the second tallest building in Texas and the thirteenth tallest building in the United States.
In addition, Houston has over 360 completed high rises.
Although a baby’s natural scent is delightful, it is often enjoyable and pleasant to accentuate it with a scent that brings back fond memories and associations from our own childhood. Interestingly, the scent you choose for your own baby may have a lot to do with your culture! While searching for a pleasing perfume for my own granddaughter, first, I was surprised to find so many varieties, and secondly, I was surprised by the cultural associations of various scents with their babies! Here is a sampling: