Dustin has had a long week. A really long week. So Alex and I decided to visit him at work this morning so we could walk over to Starbucks with him to get coffee. You know – the really good kind, with lots of whipped cream, and sugar, and special syrup…the works! 500 calories in a cup. Or as I often refer to the Peppermint Mocha I am speaking of, Christmas in a Cup – all year long! But I am birdwalking…so let me get back on topic. As we were getting ready to head out the door, I thought it might be fun to walk over to the Capitol grounds after our coffee stop so that Alex could run around and have some fun. G-R-E-A-T idea! And while we were there, we even stopped by the Visitor’s Center to visit our friends Mary and Gus and to walk through the exhibits. Alex even took a moment to share a few of his new signs that he has learned with Mary and Gus.
Alex and Mr. Squirrel, having a conversation (which lasted literally about ten minutes – hilarious!)
Alex signing “tree” (and then he had to touch nearly every tree in sight – hello Mr. Monk!)
I’ll only post one tree-touching photo (but there are many more!)
Alex standing inside the old General Land Office file vault
Alex watching a video on the building of the Texas Capitol
No comment because I’m embarrassed to say I don’t know who these men are (who has time to read the signs when you’re with a toddler?!?)
Alex on the front porch of a very cute house “front”
Alex running up and down the stonewall walkway of one of the exhibits
This used to be one of my favorite benches to sit and read on when I worked at the Visitor’s Center
Okay, okay. Maybe just two tree-touching photos…
Alex stopped several times to visit this statue
And he even stopped long enough to have his picture taken with me (though not entirely willingly)
And finally, here he is signing “water” after he tried to climb into the fountain a few times!
We had a blast, and he came home tired, although even now I can hear him in his room, tired and ready for a nap, but as usual, fighting sleep for all he’s worth! Thank goodness sleep wins out – most of the time!