Suzeday Tuesday: Dallas Arboretum

Combining two of The Suze's favorite things, pretty flowers and her grandson, yesterday's visit to the Dallas Arboretum was pretty much the most perfectest day in Suzedayland absent a camelback of champagne but that's a different kind of day.

Edward had his game face on.  This is what he does when you ask him to smell the flowers.  It can entertain adults for hours.

Just outside the entrance.

And he's smelling the flowers.

 And then he runs.

And runs some more.

I imagine him thinking, "I AM FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" (in Oprah's voice)

Kid loves flowers.

What's not to love really?

Lots of tulips.  Tulips are just happy and lovely.

 Edward likes to take walks to contemplate future business deals and genius inventions.  Like Steve Jobs.  

I mean, serious happy times.

But then he discovered the dirt, and he was all, forget flowers and running, I'm going to sift dirt for the rest of the afternoon.

This is a glimpse of the bridge at the Monet House, which was part of an adorable exhibit called Small Houses of Great Artists.  I would have been obsessed with this as a child.

For some reason I didn't get a great picture of the front of the house, but here's the back.

And the front.  The Suze is in the background.  I got lucky to get that picture.  Parents were stopping at nothing to get their child in the window.  Lots of evil glares and gentle suggestions to their child to push the other kids out of the way.

Picasso House.

Edward was sufficiently worn out after this trip.  I'm realizing that the job of a toddler parent is to try to find as many ways to wear out your child as possible.  This worked.

Hope you enjoyed our lovely day!


  1. Jennifer- What a wonderful, wonderful day. You got some wonderful pictures and I especially like the one of Edward in the window with Suze behind him...and I love the one of him leaning into the flowers for a close up sniff! xo Diana

  2. What a little cutie! Edward is adorable. Love all of the gorgeous images of the flowers, but especially of you little guy! Kathysue

  3. Squeeee he is SO cute! I am dying to go to the Dallas Arboretum.

  4. Edward is soooo adorable. And this is truly a beautiful place. My niece and her two babies are in Dallas and love to go here.

  5. What a great day, and a beautiful place...those flowers!! BUT I must say Sir Edward stole the cute is that little munchkin? He is precious.....what a perfect day!

  6. Such a precious baby boy! We DO have a wonderful arboretum, don't we!!

  7. So adorable! I remember when my boys were that age. I use to say to my boys- will you still give me hugs when you have hairy arm pits! OK, i know, weird! It became a joke.


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