On Friday we took the babies to the Dallas Arboretum to see the 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs. This is has been one of those "events" that I've always wanted to do when I had a baby, I mean babies. Because of RSV restrictions we missed quite a few, ummm, all of the other big events (Santa pictures, pumpkin patch, turkey trot, parties....) so I was ecstatic to be able to bring them to the Arboretum for the first time. Being able to take 3 healthy babies to this awesome display was so worth the wait!
We started by eating sunscreen (Beckett) and reading books.
We gave them their noon bottles on our blanket which didn't work too well. They are so used to eating in the same environment on their Boppy's they were a little distracted by being outside and everything going on. Eloise was fine once we put her in her car seat but Addy, of course, just wanted to play.
It was about 70 degrees and sunny so we didn't need jackets but a whole bag of toys and books was essential.
Beckett is wearing shoes! Well one shoe...
The girls love their new hats from Uncle Isaac. They only pulled them off a few times.
After playing and taking pictures for about 20 minutes, Beckett decided he had enough of playing model and threw a minor fit. So we packed everyone back into the stroller and walked around. Beckett and Eloise fell fast asleep and missed the rest. My little curious monkey, Addy, stayed awake the whole time. She kept peering out of the stroller and trying to get out so we ended up carrying her the whole time. All of the rest of the pictures are of Addy at the Arboretum. You snooze, you lose. - just teasing, we will go back to get more pics of Eloise and Beckett.
(view of White Rock Lake)
There were a lot of people there and from the sounds and looks of it, very few had ever seen triplets before. I felt like we were as much of a spectacle as the spring-blooming bulbs. Everyone was very nice and even offered to take family pictures for us. Some people took pictures of us with THEIR cameras which is a little strange. We technically are still on RSV restrictions for a few more weeks so all the people were a little scary for me but it was outdoors and a good gradual introduction into regular activities. I still panic and instinctively step in front of the stroller when people get too close but I'm hoping to wean myself from that mama bear behavior in the next few months.
It was such an unbelievable day and a wonderful introduction of our babies to the world outside of our home, the park by our house and doctor's offices. I want them to believe, at least for now, that the outside world is as lovely, warm and inviting as our first day out.