Special Days: Art Days, AWANA, School, Baseball
Where I hope to see you grow: Control. You are improving slowly, but we have a long way to go. You let your emotions run you and control you instead of you controlling them. We have you in play therapy right now to help with this and I see small improvements. We have also started praying more about this isue together and talking about better ways to improve. I know you can do this and I am so happy to get to be a part of the growth you are going through and cn
#1: Art Day-
Today we celebrated the wonderful world of art. We spent the whole day just you and me living in the moment. We started off early in the morning with a trip to the Winspear Opera House in Downtown to watch a live production of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! What a blast we had too. We sat three rows back and had the best view of the show imaginable. The show was great. You especially loved the audience participation parts and getting to act like a pig when we voted on if the Big Bad Wolf should be set free or locked up forever! We voted on freedom.
From the Nasher we hooped on over to Crown Collection Asian Art Museum to look at there Lotus collection, Qualities of Jade and On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce. The art examines why Chinese ceramics were such prized commodities, both at home and abroad. We got to see proto-porcelain how it appeared in China about 3,000 years ago and hard-paste porcelain . This precious product was sometimes called "white gold," especially in the West.There was also a Tantric Art exhibit but I chose to pass that one up.
From the Asian Art Center we hopped on over to the Dallas Museum of Art and explored what they had to offer. They had alot of different eras of African Art and we could not stay long at all. You were wearing down by this point and your little hands were getting way to curious and needed to reach out and feel the art. You were no longer content to look so we had to call it a day.
On our way back we did look at the Architecture downtown has to offer and you showed me all your favorite buildings and explained what you loved and hated about them. You seem to love sharp edges the best. Here are some of the buildings we looked at just driving around through downtown:
Awalt Building - 208 N. Market St. - 1905
Bank of America Plaza - 901 Main St. - 1985- you loved all the sharp edges in this one
Belo Building - 400 S. Record St. - 1987- you loved this one
Center City Plaza (formerly the Adolphus Tower) - 1412 Main St. - 1954
JP Morgan Chase Tower - 2200 Ross Av. - 1987- This is Donkey Kongs pliers. We all love this bulding
Comerica Bank Tower (formerly Bank One Center) - 1717 Main St. - 1987- you loved all the circle edges on this one
Dallas Convention Center - 650 S. Griffin St. - 1957; 1973; 1984; 1994; 2002
Dallas Gas Company - 1915 Wood St. - 1924-unimpressed
Dallas Grand Hotel - 1914 Commerce St. - 1956-unimpressed
Dallas Museum of Art - 1717 N. Harwood St. - 1985
Founders Square - 900 Jackson St. - 1914; 1917; 1923
Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel - 300 Reunion Blvd. - 1978- you associate this one with Reunion Tower so its your favorite
Kennedy Memorial - 1970
Kirby Building - 1509 Main St. - 1913
Landmark Center - 1801 N. Lamar St. - 1914; 1922
Lincoln Plaza - 500 N. Akard St. - 1984
The Metropolis - 511 N. Akard St. - 1957- you loved the art work on this building- if that counts
Old Red Courthouse - 100 S. Houston St. - 1893
Thanksgiving Tower - 1601 Elm St. - 1982
Third Rail Lofts - 1407 Main St. - 2007
Warner Bros. Film Exchange - 508 Park Ave. - 1929
Wilson Building - 1623 Main - 1904 (NR)
Wilson Building Annex - 1910
#3: AWANA: You finished the Cubbies last year and completed you very first full AWANA book and this year you are in the Sparks. I cannot wait to see you in your cute little outfit, learning scripture and having a blast making friends that have the same love for Christ that you do. I love being a leader for TNT so I get to see you daily being in the Word and witnessing your growth. This year your sister joins us to as the Puggles leader. YEAH
4. Centerpoint Choir: You got to sing in the church choir when we opened up the new sanctuary the first weeked of this month. You sang "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and you did so great. you got all dressed up in your little blue dress shirt and vest and you tan slacks and looked so handsome!