Color Week :: Orange and Green

by Stefani on 4-March-2009

The birthday celebrations continue… 

My guy requested that in lieu of a birthday party this year, we could have a day in which he planned the activities. We had made a list of all the stuff he loves to do, and then whittled it down to a reasonable few. 

He chose to go downtown and ride the Dillo (a city bus that looks like a trolley – a boatload of boy enjoyment. And since you can get a full day pass for only $.50 it's a heck of a deal). He also wanted to  visit the capital, have lunch at the playground on top of Whole Foods, visit Amy's ice cream, ride go carts and end with a "stay up late, brother sleepover in the schoolroom, movie night." 

Greetings from Austin, TexasDefending the CapitalLooking Down Congress

To say that it was a full day would be a serious understatement. 

What my chicken-loving birthday boy does not know is that he's got one more BIG surprise coming his way today from his grandparents. They are taking him up to Texas A&M to get a personal tour of the Poultry Science facility (from a family friend who is going to school there in majoring in chickens 🙂 AND we'll go to a baseball game. 

He's going to freak completely the heck out when he learns of our plans. I love that. 

Here's what we found around town yesterday for Lynn and Emily's color week: 

Orange hopscotch and Amy's Ice Cream: 

Hop Scotch Orange Amy's Ice Cream

Green Dillo, city bus and grounds at the Capital:

Green DilloOn the Grounds

There's a few more photos of our day over at our Flickr site
And now I'm off to dig up the sunscreen and Aggie shirts!
Janice March 4, 2009 at 7:38 am

sounds like a lovely day and your photos are great!! I wanna come have my birthday with youuuuuuuuuu! lol. Actually, I’ll be at the ocean on vacation for my bday this y ear! WAHOOO! Come on summer fun! (we’ve got snow on the ground right now)
Janice

Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie March 4, 2009 at 7:59 am

That sounds so fun and a day. I would like that kind of day!

Love the color shots!

k March 4, 2009 at 8:24 am

Just one word, “WHOOP”

Lorilee Kopp March 4, 2009 at 9:10 am

Happy day! Looks like you had so much fun.

Yeah for spring and sunshine!

Kelly March 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm

What a great day! I can’t wait to see pictures from the big surprise today! So fun!

Dawn March 4, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Super Birthday! So insightful the things they pick when they can pick “anything”!

Cassandra March 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Love all the photos! I’m sure that your guy loved his surprise evening!

Stefani March 5, 2009 at 10:21 am

Well he actually WANTED to go to the ocean for his birthday but we had to reign in those big ideas just a little. I won’t tell him that you’re going or he’d be trying to hide in your suitcase!

Stefani March 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

Thanks Mary! It was a lot of fun for everyone, and I think it will prove to be a memorable birthday for him. The other two are already talking about what THEIR special days would include. 🙂

Stefani March 5, 2009 at 10:23 am

Have you been to an Aggie baseball game? We never had, only football, and it was a totally different feel, but crazy good fun anyhow.
There was lots of WHOOPin goin’ on!

Stefani March 5, 2009 at 10:25 am

My pictures didn’t turn out so hot, but it was very educational for all of us. We’ve always wondered what went on inside those big chicken houses. I figured the day would either solidify his love of all things chicken, or make him run the other way…
Turns out he’s a tried and true chicken dude. 🙂

Stefani March 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

It WAS! I really never thought he’d pick what he did. It was great fun to see his whole thought process in planning his day.

Stefani March 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

Oh yes… over. the. MOON!

dianeinjapan March 5, 2009 at 6:55 pm

How fun! And Amy’s ice cream–yay!!

Chris in MI March 9, 2009 at 7:10 am

Hi! I’m a new reader of your blog; can’t even remember how I found it. I love your photography! I especially love the Looking Down on Congress photo in this post.

We have a lot in common – I homeschool my 3 boys also, am trying to be a better photographer, and we love to explore nature, too. I’m enjoying your blog!

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