If any of you know Christopher or have kept up with our blog long enough, you'll recall his various obsessions. His latest obsession, which was piqued earlier this past Spring after watching an IMAX movie at the Science museum in Dallas, is dinosaurs. Sarah sat on my lap and shivered throughout most of the "Dinosaurs Alive" IMAX movie, but Christopher sat upright on the edge of his seat, wide-eyed, commenting and asking questions all throughout. A teenage girl sitting next to him, obviously amused by this, leaned over and asked, "Do you want to be a paleontologist when you grow up?" With wonder in his voice he smiled and said, "Yes."
I then purchased Leap and the Lost Dinosaurs book for his Leap pad and gave it to him to play on the trip up to PA...which he did, intensely and incessantly! Every now and then he would pop his head up and ask, "Did you know that Bracchiosaurus weighed more than 5 elephants?" along with dozens of other "Did you know...?" questions. You may remember from the preceding post that he would ask random people at restaurants and service stations these "Did you know...?" questions as well. Needless to say, he was very excited about his newfound love and knowledge of dinosaurs that he couldn't contain himself.
I also mentioned in the last post that Christopher is learning to read (even sounding out pretty long and complicated dinosaur names) and I think that Sarah will fall hot on his heels since she always wants to be where Christopher is and do whatever he is doing. The following video clip captures them in one of these moments. (Also notice the dinosaur t-shirt he is wearing...)