After we dropped off the food, I took the kids to Holland Gardens for a while to look at all the trees and decorations. Ava felt strongly that we should get the pink tree with the pink lights.
Jack was into the Storm Trooper nutcracker.
After the store and a little lunch, I took Blake with me to the Science Spectrum, Lubbock's top-notch children's science museum. My kids are big fans of the Science Spectrum; we've had a membership for the last few years, and they never, ever get tired of going there. To tell the truth, I almost never do, either. Today was their Holiday Wonderland event, which was open to the public. It's a neat mix of fun crafts and activities, as well as some winter-related science projects. Blake and I were asked to man a table where children could make reindeer or penguin sack puppets. It was fun!
He got a little restless, though. Right behind us, there was a projector set up playing videos of Christmas music, and kids would come by and dance. I don't know where Blake gets it, because it's sure not from me and Courtney, but he's got some seriously impressive moves. How good? Good enough that these two girls asked if I'd take their picture with him.
That's my boy.
Affirmation Project: My manager Randy is also a dad, of two kids close to my kids' age. Maybe that's why he's always so understanding when I need a little flexibility to do something with my family. He's patient and encouraging to me, and makes Vista Bank a better place to work.