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Life in DFW

My life as a wife and mom in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and all things fun about it!

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Arts, Splash Pads, and Food Trucks -- A Day at DMA & Klyde-Warren Park

Debora Manusama

Summer at Dallas Arts District is always fun. You can start the day pondering upon incredible artworks at the DMA and then chill at Klyde-Warren park both without paying for admission! Here's a look of what these two downtown gems have got to offer!

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Fun and Free! It's Target First Saturdays

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

I am all about finding something free, educative, and fun to do with J nowadays. Cause staying at home all the time seems to be causing him boredom now that he walks around a lot.Plus, I really don't want him to be sitting in front of the TV for cartoons on the weekend or playing with gadgets all the time (not that I give him any). So I was so excited when we finally got the chance to go to Nasher Sculpture Center's Target First Saturdays. nasher1

It usually costs us $10 to get into Nasher, but thanks to Target, it's free on every 1st Saturday of the month. They have a lot of fun activities starting at 10 a.m. including yoga at 11.30 a.m, creative writing at 12 noon, and my favorite which is the outdoor storytime that starts at around 12.30 p.m.

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The other awesome stuff that we got to do is the Art Scavenger Hunt where we had to find the title of 5 art works that are all displayed in the Nasher and the artists who created them. These ones were one of the things we needed to find!

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For some reason, J was so clingy towards Mr. Man. It's weird, but cute at the same time. He only wanted his daddy the whole time (unless when he's thirsty and wanting some milk). And as I said in the beginning, all J wants to do is walking around. We could hardly take any picture with him cause he would always walk away, especially towards the pond.

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We sat at the cafe to have some good chit-chat with our friends Karen and Cesar. Here they serve some good Kids Meal from 11 to 2 p.m.

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Their adorable son Ben has quickly become J's best friend. He asks for J all the time, saying "Je-om, Je-om" :) And he even asks for me too! Looking at them playing together got me thinking of having another son soon.

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We even got matching boots. Ah...next year another boy? We'll see :)

Art District's Fall Block Party 2014

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

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Heard about the event at the last minute (thanks to Karen & Caesar), we are definitely glad that we came to the 2014 Art District's Fall Block Party despite the Friday night's traffic. It took us about 20 minutes to get here, and by then, North Harwood Street was already packed with visitors who were in line for the food trucks. I'm talkin' bout Nammi Truck, Guava Tree, Ruthie's, Paciugo Gelato, and tons of others, including the ones that had already parked at Klyde-Warren Park. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Good thing was, the public parking area on Ross Ave & North Olive St still got enough space for us charging only $5 for the whole evening. When we arrived, there was a group of Latin musician playing in front of the DMA's Flora st entrance. People were dancing, eating, while waiting for the Dallas Maverick's drumline performance to start.

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There by the fountain on the right, the Mavs street team, dancers, and drumline squad gave an entertaining performance. We enjoyed it with a cup of Paciugo's vanilla & panna cotta gelato. HEAVEN!!!!

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We then met up with Karen, Caesar and their son Benjamin at Nasher Sculpture garden, where popsicles were being sold, French & European music was spun by DJ Wild in the Streets, and string lights were being lit up. There's just something so magical about string lights that never fails to mesmerize me. Aaahhh...what a perfect setting. (I haven't been out this late on Friday night since the baby, na mean? so I got pretty excited).

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This is the "Spun" chair. Designer Thomas Heatherwick's interpretation of a lazy-boy chair. They were displayed as a part of his exhibition that goes on till January 4, 2015. It kinda reminds me of that thing Leo Di Caprio spins on the movie Inception. Right?

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When it got darker, more people came and claimed their 'picnic' spots. Meanwhile their instagram feed with the hashtag #tillmidnight, #dmanights, and #heatherwick were displayed on a huge screen. Later that night, there was also a movie screening of the 2010's The Illusionist. We didn't make it to the screening, cause it was at 10 p.m. and J's got an early morning swim class the next day. So we decided to stroll around the beautiful One Arts Plaza.

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There by the entrance, we enjoyed free jazz music, some good talk with our friends, and a wet quality time with J (as always). He couldn't help but to get on the water as soon as he saw it.

 

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Benjamin (the boy on the right) was loving it too. Ah boys :)

Heading back to the parking lot, we took a walk through Ross Ave., staring at Mr.Man's potential future office, praying that one day, when the time is right, we'd get to move downtown. But until then, Las Colinas is more than enough for us.

Next stop, Plano Balloon Festival :)