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Friday, March 2, 2012

Things That I Like About Spring in "The Fort": Part 1

Because I still can't concentrate on work, because it's still too beautiful outside.

In no particular order:

1.  Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum (pictured above).  Yeah, okay, so TECHNICALLY the Dallas Arboretum is IN DALLAS.  But I claim it.  And, also, the Dallas World Aquarium.  But that's it.  Once upon a time, there was a Horchow outlet in Dallas, and I also claimed that, but then it closed.  So we're down to just the Arboretum and DWA.

The Arboretum is gorgeous year-round, but particularly show in the spring and fall.  And I am particularly excited that this year's "Dallas Blooms" theme is art-related.  That will be awesome - possibly even more awesome than the year that it was "Flower Power," and they constructed a full-sized VW van out of annuals.

The kids like visiting the Arboretum - once Mom finishes taking pictures of them in matching outfits with tulips in the background.  The picture-taking, they are not so keen on.  But, after the picture-taking, they get to visit the Texas village and check out all of the fountains, and actually run through the frog fountain if weather permits.  (Usually, Mom comes packing bathing suits.)  And, occasionally, there are rabbits to chase.

Speaking of rabbits:

2.  Ridglea Country Club Easter Egg Hunt.  There's something about collecting plastic eggs on a driving range that just says "Spring" to me.

After the hunt, we like to make cookies and cover them with gloopy icing, sprinkles and jelly beans.  Rendering them totally inedible.  But art is art.

We like balloon art almost as much as sugar art:

Here's C posing with his Easter monkey.  You DO know that monkeys are symbolic of Easter, don't you?

Apparently, dragons are also symbolic of Easter:

And, finally, at the end of the day, long-suffering big brother gets to ride on the mini train with little brother and his pals.  Occasionally, Dad accompanies them.

Stay tuned for Part 2.

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