For Valentine's Day, Trevor got me something that I've wanted ever since Banner was born: A family membership to the Dallas Arboretum. I've decided that it is the perfect present for those with small children. When Banner wasn't mobile, I'd go and just walk around the gardens with his stroller and be outside. But now that he is, it is the most wonderful way to let him toddle around and wear his little tush out.
I didn't get a membership in 2012 because a former coworker of mine now works at the Arboretum, and gave me several free passes last year. It enabled us to go the 2-3 times that we did without having to pay the entrance fee. But this year I wanted more. Don't get me wrong, free passes are great, but I found myself hoarding them a bit (pictures of my baby in the flowers! pictures of my baby in the pumpkins! OMG!).
Now that Banner is a toddler, I wanted to be able to have the option of going whenever I feel like it; not just because I was saving tickets for some milestone photo op in three months. Plus, it is so wonderful to simply go just because...well, why not? Especially when the weather is as beautiful as it has been around here lately. Another perk? The arboretum is - literally - a mile from our house.
In other words, expect more photo posts of my little bald man chilling next to flowers in perfectly manicured gardens in the near future. And by "in the future" really mean "starting with the following 863 pictures of the Ban Man from this afternoon". Because when the weather in February is this kind of beautiful, you don't need an excuse to get out and enjoy the sunshine (and flowers...and little wood houses...and each other).
We just might have a new favorite place...
|Daffodils always remind me of Moo.|
|Talking about man stuff.|
|Chillaxin' in the Dragon Wagon...|
|Stealing a golf cart...|
|Family photo in which my son demonstrates |
his love for me by head butting me in the ear.