October 15, 2013

The Dallas Arboretum

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It's October! I'm so happy! It's my birthday month and it's finally Fall! And most importantly, I can now say that I'm due next month. (Let's hope the baby actually comes in November ;)

Last week my visiting teacher invited me to come along to the Dallas Arboretum because she could get me in for free!! It was awesome. It had the craziest biggest pumpkin patch I have ever seen! I've never seen so many pumpkins all in one place before and I had never seen all those different kinds of pumpkins either! Cole thought it was pretty neat too; he kept picking up the ones that weren't too big to carry and throwing them down like they were balls or something. It drove me a little nuts but he had fun :)

He also got his face painted and would only agree to do a football. I tried to get him to do something "cuter" like a panda bear or a tiger but he wouldn't do it. When he saw another little boy getting a football painted on his face, he decided it was worth it to have a stranger hold his face and paint on him if it meant he could have a football on his face. He looked at himself in the mirror they provided for a long time. He loved it!

He also got to pet the animals in the petting zoo and splash his hands in the prettiest lily pond. By the time we got home he was completely exhausted and so was I. Sometimes I feel that Cole has no sense of danger because he would constantly just wander away from me and I would have to chase after him. And he's fast! I'm glad we got to go though because I don't think we ever would have gone if it hadn't been for free. That place is probably one of the prettiest places in Dallas but it is also really expensive!


  1. Wow, that place looks amazing! How fun!

  2. Cole is so CUTE and funny! Haha. I love that he chose a football. What a silly boy. I love him :) And that pumpkin patch is amazing! Definitely the best I've ever seen. I'm so glad you were able to go :)

  3. Hi Lauren! I wanted to know if could answer my quick question about your blog! I'm Heather and if you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great!

  4. Oh goodness, what a little cutie! And your pictures are fabulous, girl! It all looks like such a great day :)
    xo TJ