William is 5, and the DMA

This month, my sweet William had his 5th birthday! We celebrated with Vanilla Chai Cupcakes, with Vanilla   
Buttercream frosting. 
Super yummy!

He took some cupcakes to school, too:  Fresh Strawberry, with Strawberry Buttercream (add strawberry jam to buttercream frosting). Both were big hits!

Earlier in the month, we went to the Dallas Museum of Art for their First Tuesday Activities. We ususally take the trolley, but decided to drive and park this day: a first!

We ran into some friends in the craft center.

Our craft project was a snow globe.

It was hard work but we learned about Crayola Window Markers! I bought a pack for home after this. The boys draw on the huge mirror in our dining room

Aldous had an extra piece of Model Magic.

After the craft, we played in the children's area for 15 minutes, while we waited for the tour.
I love this big felt board.

Another thing I love, that I need to make at home, is this light table. With the light on, you can see an artwork with lots of interesting shapes and lines.

Use a dry erase marker to trace them all. This activity is great for fine motor ability, but it also forces you to REALLY look at an artwork's composition beyond the obvious subject matter. Turn the light off, and you can see the lines you drew.

And, the most fun of all, ERASING!! I think you can do this activity with a picture frame and some 8x11 art prints, or plexiglass......

We went on a tour..we were pretty busy here, and I had to hold hands a lot, so not many pics.
After we ate our lunch (very quickly) we headed to the theater for STORY TIME!! As luck would have it, the stories were The Mitten and Twas the Night before Christmas, both of which I had planned to read later in the month! William was on the edge of his seat for the mitten. The last story she read was The Snowy Day, which William could recite along with her.

After that we headed home...a whopping 4 minute drive, during which Aldous fell asleep. It was a great day!

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