Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Heart Shaped Box

We all remember the days of exchanging hand written Valentine's as kids. Well now we get to experience it again through William. He got to make a fun box to collect his Valentine's in at school and decorate it.

He had such fun opening it up and seeing all the cool Valentine's he got, including candy, pencils and other treats.

William even dressed for the day- looking very snazzy in his sweater vest. There's no special love just yet, although he does really enjoy his friends, Parker and Tinsley a lot!

I also made some fun treats for Valentine's day for work!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Go Red Dragons!

We are thrilled that William is playing on a new soccer team this year for U4, the Red Dragons! Last year, his team had like three boys drop out and we never had enough players, it was a little disorganized etc. This year, we are thrilled with his team. The coach is fantastic and the kids really respond to him. William actually listens in practice this year and isn't off picking wildflowers. I think he'll end up being a pretty decent player when he gets older if he decides to continue playing.

Should be a fun season for the Red Dragons! His favorite part of practices and games, other than the snacks, is the group cheer- 1-2-3, Go Red Dragons!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day at the Museum

We recently spent a gorgeous Saturday in late February at the local Science Museum down at Fair Park. I have fond memories of spending the night there with the girl scouts and participating in all sorts of fun workshops!

William really enjoys the children's section of the museum. So when we let him pick where to go (zoo, aquarium etc.), he chose the museum.

Here he is checking out a robotics exhibit. He was trying to use the robot arm to pick something up. With a little help from his daddy, he succeeded!

There is a very cool old periscope from a submarine that was captained by a local Texan and hero. You could look out to downtown Dallas!
William loved making this hot air balloon rise!
It's not a day at the kid's museum without a slide down fire truck playground!

There is also a cool water play area. Thankfully they provide waterproof aprons!

After tackling almost the entire museum, we decided to head out and check out the aquarium at Fair Park. It isn't as nice as the Dallas World Aquarium, but still fun. They had a cool albino alligator and we got to watch the staff feed the octopus.

We then headed outside to enjoy the weather at Fair Park, exploring the little pond and the grounds. We missed the State Fair this year since we had our big Disney trip in October, but we will definitely go this year!

Wednesday Williamisms

"Mommy, I have a baby in my belly. His name is Michael." His cousin/best friend's name is Michael. Go figure.

"Mommy, Mrs. Seema (his teacher at school) said she was going to punch me."
I dig deeper to realize, this was on the day before St. Patrick's day and William was not wearing green. We find out he meant "pinch". Big difference between your teacher pinching you on St. Patty's day or punching you for the hell of it!

"Can I have two pink donuts?" When he does well at his soccer game or scores a goal, we always stop by Dunkin Donuts to get him a pink iced donut, his favorite. But this time, he wanted two. He picked a green iced and pink iced. ......and yes, ate both entirely!