"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

30 January 2015

A Playdate at the Heard

We have had a string of gorgeous days here in north Texas, but it sounds like that's coming to an end this weekend with some rain and a cold front.

This morning, we had a playdate with some buddies at the Heard Museum, which is just such a terrific place for kids to learn and burn off some energy. It's a natural science museum, but it's also a wildlife sanctuary, so there is lots of open space to roam, run, and play. 
Photo Credit: The Dallas News
They have a Pioneer Village featuring eight playhouse-sized buildings that are representative of homes and stores from the late 1800s. There are cabins, a miniature school house, and a grocery store. It's a fun place to play pretend! And B just loves climbing in and out of the windows.
There's a plant garden that is really pretty in the warmer months, and there's a butterfly house that is very fun to walk through. There's a small "zoo" of sorts, lots of reptiles, and even little bitty owls.

And of course, they have their Dinosaur Live! exhibit up right now, and B just loves the giant animatronic T-Rex and the "spitting dinosaur" (not its official name, in case you were wondering).

It is always quite the exercise in phonetics for me whenever B asks, "What is this one's name?"
Little Lady stayed wide awake the entire time we were there and was barely keeping her eyes open for the short ride home. Both kids quickly settled down for their afternoon naps with no resistance.

I hope everyone has a terrific weekend! What do you have planned?

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