Discovery Green is a park in Downtown Houston, not far from the hospital where Sam works. They have over 400 activities per year and most of them are free! From outdoor movie nights to recycling extravaganzas to Toddler Tuesdays with characters like Winnie the Pooh, there is always something to do there. I saw that there was going to be an ice sculpting competition with sculptors from various parts of the U.S. and even other countries and thought it would be fun to go see it for our date. Our babysitting plans didn't work out though, so we just took the boys with us in the morning and all had a great time together!
The boys were having more fun than it looks like. :)
This is what we went to see--but the blaring, raucous music was a bit too much for us to handle, so we left before most of the sculptors had even started and just wandered around the park. We had a lot of fun anyway!
They have an outdoor ice skating rink! Even though temperatures are in the 70s, they have cooling devices rigged up such that it is real ice you can skate on! This was right after it opened for the day so there were only a couple of people, but it was soon packed.
Our wanderings took us over to the fountains. We weren't intending to let Talmage get really wet--just splash a little in them--but he was soon drenched and extremely happy! Even though it was in the 70s, that's still pretty cold for a little boy to be soaked, but he didn't complain at all. He loves the water!
Wesley stayed busy watching the water intently and making photogenic faces.
Sam tried to duck through the water arches and almost made it without getting wet, but then one nailed him from behind and he was soaked from head to toe as well! Whoops!