Monday, November 4, 2013

Dallas Fun

As a family we have officially crossed-over as completely suburban. 
It is no surprise.
 Ben and I both grew up with in the suburbs...well, really within 5 minutes of where we live now. We work close, our kids go to school close, our church is close. Sometimes I wonder when was the last time I ventured out of a 5 mile radius.
 It is too easy to stay put.
 I forget sometimes that we live in an incredible metroplex full of activity and amazing locations to visit. I want to branch out more and teach our kids that the world is big and it is good to step outside your comfort zone.
 I would not say venturing to Dallas is pushing the boundaries by any means, but it has been exciting lately to go somewhere we don't always go.

 We went with playgroup to Klyde Warren Park one day. It was cool to be in the middle of the city and playing at the park. The kids loved looking around at all the big buildings and watching so many cars drive by from the tree house. It also served as a great place to play Rapunzel. IMG_7254 IMG_7257 IMG_7259 IMG_7264
The playground was fun too but was a quick transition to the water. I mean, we were playing in the water in late October.
 Where is fall!?
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Ty was hilarious with these chess pieces.
 He sat down after the girls had messed up the whole board and carefully selected all of the white pawns out and lined them up. Then he went around to the other side of the board and picked out all the black pawns and lined them up too.
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We ended the morning with some ice cream from the food trucks.
 Ty asked for blue ice cream which I was sure they didnt have until she corrected me and said yes they did. It tasted like fruity pebbles.
 All the girls wanted strawberry pink ice cream. It was all delicious.  

This past weekend we finally went to the Perot Museum. It was definitely all it was cracked up to be. The kids loved something about every single exhibit. It was so fun. 

 The dinosaurs were super impressive. Untitled Untitled Untitled 
There seemed to be something interactive to build, or smell, or listen to, or motion-in-front-of everywhere!
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The earthquake simulator was super cool. 
Lunch time!
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 And of course, the children's area was a huge hit. Kinley was obsessed with the farmer's market area and Ty loved playing in the Big City (aka...Dallas) They did not want to leave.  Next time I go I will for sure take the approach that we see everything else we want to see first before we go to the children's area because that was hard to pull them away from.
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And we could not leave without playing on the leap frogs and outdoor instruments. Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled 
I can't wait to venture out from our suburb-bubble again soon!

1 comment:

kristen said...

Yall are SO MUCH FUN! I am so sad we couldnt join yall!!