Monday, April 13, 2009

Walker and Dinosaurs

This past weekend our family journeyed to Houston for a great weekend packed with friends, food, shopping, a business meeting and a visit to a place Walker has been dying to go to for some time now - The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Walker is currently obsessed with dinosaurs, he knows most by their very long names and can tell you many interesting facts about them. This fascination has been going on for quite a while and has been fueled recently by the fact his class is going through a dinosaur unit for the next month. The museum volunteers seemed very impressed with Walker's knowledge of the different dinosaurs, and he informed one young lady that he was going to be a paleontologist when he was older. He also educated a group who was touring the exhibit about the difference between a carnivore and an herbivore, they seemed impressed. His excitement was contagious, Trumon and I have visited this museum many times but both agreed we appreciated it on an entirely different level.

Though dinosaurs were the main subject of the day, we visited the other exhibits also and toured the butterfly habitat and entomology area. The only thing the child seems to like more than dinosaurs are bugs - he is all boy.

The the video is shaky and sideways(I don't know how to correct that), I've also posted Walker reporting the weather from the hands on science lab of the museum.

Thanks Alyssa for the hospitality, we had so much fun that it is going to require a seperate post later today!

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