Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring at the Dallas Arboretum

A friend from work got us guest passes for the Dallas Arboretum. We'd never been and the weather was perfect - mid 70's and cloud cover. The spring blooms are everywhere, and it was just stunning.













At the far end of the Arboretum is an amphitheater. They had piano music playing, and the place was full of families picnicking. It was so relaxing and beautiful, and we let Judah wander all over. At the bandstand in the center, little kids were gathering and dancing to the music. Completely adorable, really. Bigger girls with floaty skirts spinning and clearly playing out ballerina dreams. Little boys running in circles. Toddlers like Judah toddler dancing.

All in all... truly beautiful and refreshing.

And, about that toddler dancing....




5 comments:

Jaimie said...

I saw that video when you tweeted it and watched it several times. I like when he notices you taping him and gets shy. HE KNOWS HE SUCKS.

Jaimie said...

It's official: I've watched this thing so many times it's scary. I think because (1) I'm so bored right now and (2) I really like how he is visibly hearing the music. And right when the chords change in this lovely way he cries out. It's so cute, but also it speaks to me about approaching things in a new way, how something so simple like a chord change is actually pretty amazing. I guess this is what parents like about having kids. :)

Kacie said...

aww, I love it. This week he started covering his ears repeatedly. We figured out that he's realized that it changes the sounds he's hearing, and he's experimenting with dimming sounds. He's responding more and more to music, but it truly is amazing how Mumford grabs him and makes him dance every time, and how in tune to it he is.

Jaimie said...

Maybe he will play an instrument! Give that boy a guitar!

Jaimie said...

In fact, everything about how he's dancing screams guitar. He's waving his hands and stuff.