If you're visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party '09, welcome to my blog. I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful children ages 6 (almost) and 3 1/2. I love posting pictures of the places we visit or the funny things my kids do. There's never a dull moment in this house and you're invited to stick around and enjoy the fun.
Where I left off from Spring Staycation Part 1. (Staycation is when you stay home instead of going somewhere on vacation.) The kids and I took our train ride on the Forest Park Mini Train, but getting there was a major hassle because the entire city was trying to get to the Fort Worth Zoo for half price day (because everyone else is taking Staycations this year for Spring Break). So off we go to the Botanical Gardens. The flowers were really fabulous, but the kids thought the fountains were fascinating.
This was the first thing the kids ran to when we get to the Botanical Gardens.
And Garrett couldn't resist getting a little spray action from the gardener.
The tulips were in full bloom.
And I just loved this fountain.
Unfortunately, Garrett loved it even more, and kept trying to put his hands in the water. I think he would have jumped in if I wasn't holding his hand (or the collar of his shirt). In fact, I had a death grip on his hand while I was taking this picture. Some things are just too much for Garrett to resist.
And here is a beautiful flowering tree. I don't know what kind of tree it is, but I've seen it in people's yards around here, so it's not some rare, exotic tree you find only at a botanical garden.
We only stayed about 30 minutes at the Botanical Gardens because we were starving. My restaurant plans had to be nixed because traffic was too heavy to get to any of them, and the Botanical Gardens restaurant was packed. All the Fort Worth Zoo people that were stuck in traffic decided to take a detour to the Botanical Gardens to let the traffic die down. So we just left, besides, I was tired of pulling both kids in the wagon. My arms were getting tired. But the kids really enjoyed the day. Erin's favorite part was riding the train. When I asked Garrett what his favorite part was, he smiled really big and said "Wagon!" If I had known that, we could have stayed at home and ridden the wagon through the neighborhood.