As the Mommy of two little boys, I am quite familiar with dinosaurs. I’ll admit it, even as a little girl I was fascinated with these amazing creatures that roamed our planet. I still remember my clay model dinosaur that I had to made for a report in second grade.
NHL has been fascinated with dinosaurs since he was around two years old. For quite a while, we watched a lot of the cartoon Harry and the Bucket Full of Dinosaurs. We have read a ton of dinosaur books, done a dinosaur birthday theme where I made a volcano cake for the dinosaurs to parade around.
Recently, the Walking with Dinosaurs live show came to our area. We toyed with whether or not to take the boys to the show. Eventually, tickets came our way and the four of us went together. If you ever have the chance to go please do. It is worth the money to see this arena spectacular. Yes, the dinosaurs were loud, but the kids were too fixated on the gigantic creatures towering over the audience below. The information in the show is amazing. Our son loves the fact that dinosaurs are related to birds. As an adult, I loved the mix of the history, dinosaur facts and humor that was included in the show.
Before we saw the show, we happened to catch a making of Walking with Dinosaurs on PBS. We saw the long process that created these phenomenal life-like dinosaurs. Every detail was put into them and it showed. The night before the show I Tweeted to see if anyone knew about taking photographs during the show. The next morning I had a Tweet from DinoTalesByKari with the answer. Kari just happens to be a Voodoo Puppeteer on the Walking with Dinosaurs North American Tour (who also blogs from the road). She told me that photography is permitted so long as no flash was used. You have to love Twitter and Kari too!
I was a good girl. Before the show I played with our camera to get the setting the best I could. The arena was quite dark, but I still managed to get a few good shots. Here are some from the afternoon we went:
The larger versions of the photos can be seen here: 1. P1180458, 2. P1180473, 3. P1180482, 4. P1180511, 5. P1180547, 6. P1180561, 7. P1180565, 8. P1180598, 9. P1180588, 10. P1180624, 11. P1180627, 12. P1180646
Inspired by the dinosaurs, my question for this week is:
What is your favorite dinosaur and why?
For the record, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Stegosaurus. Not sure why, but I was always intrigued by the armor and beauty of this dinosaur that I never did a report on in second grade.
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.
Velociraptor-it was my oldest son’s favourite and he referred to his baby twin brother as them, since they were always in two.
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I have always liked the Apatosaur (even when it was called the Brontosaurus). They just seemed so gentle. I like them.
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I guess a Brontosaurus or whatever its proper name is. It seems like a friendly dinosaur and I always liked Little foot on The Land before time.
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I’ve been curious about that show too but my son is exceptionally sensitive to sound and the dark. His dad took him to the movies and he didn’t start off too well but I’ll have to look into it.
I think I’d say the Stegosaurus. Can’t say why, just liked them.
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I like t-rex after having watched Ice Age 3. At least this time she is a “goodie”. lol
My sister’s kids are also big into dinos & she makes some & sells them on her etsy page. For Halloween she even made dinosaur costumes for all three & they turned out super cute. The kids even corrected her where the costume wasn’t quite accurate!
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I like Triceratops.
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I like the Stegosaurus. I just like the way it looks. :)
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i think i like “long neck” i watched them from the movie land before time.. :D
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Mine is the triceratops. And I love that Land Before Time kids series! I didn’t go to this show when it was in our area, but man I wish I would have, it looked incredible.
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Your family has been doing some really wonderful stuff this summer!! :)
My favorite dinosaur is probably the brachiosaurus (which I always think of as the bronotsaurus). I love the gentle giants!
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I have no idea why, but my favorite is the brontosaurus!
T-Rex of course. cause he’s the biggest and the best. at least that’s what my son seems to think
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We took my oldest son two summers ago (who was 4 then) to this show. He loved it. Of course at 4 he could name more dinosaurs than I ever could. He loves them and the T-Rex is at the top of the list. Even today he will tell you he is going to be a paleontologist when he grows up. Big stuff for a now 6 year old.
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Hmm, I like most of them. Parasauropholus is cool.
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Umm, can I say “none”? I’m afraid of big, scary things like that! lol
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I’ve never really been into dinosaurs, I have to admit. I liked watching the Jurassic Park movies. I will say that my least favorite is the one that spits! Yuck!
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My daughter and I were just talking about dinosaurs in the car about 15 minutes ago. She wanted me to name them, but I could only think of 3. I’ll have to go with Tyrannosaurus Rex because that is the one I always think of first!!!
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dino the dinosaur because I love the flinstones
It’s gotta be Triceratops. Not sure why, but I’ve always loved this one. I remember doing a diarama in 3rd grade and picking this one as my fav.
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I really want to take my boys to see this show! Those pics are great! I personally like the Triceratops, maybe cause they look like a rhino. My oldest loves the brontosaurus and my middle guy loves the T-Rex. He has T-Rex everything!
I lived for dinosaurs when I was a kid! I used to mold them out of clay! I was always a tyrannosarus fan, but then again, what kid wasn’t?!
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Wow, great photos!! I love the brontosaurus —veggie-saurus! I would love to take the grandkids to see this!
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T-Rex, as my boys always that it was the most ferocious dino!
I like the one in Jurassic Park that looked all sweet then spit venom…..imm I wonder what that says about me?
Looks like the kids had fun!
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To tell the truth I have never even thought about what my favorite dinosaur would be.
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I don’t have a favorite dinosaur. In fact, I don’t even know that much about them.
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I always liked Brontosaurus when I was a kid but I feel like they have a different name now or something…
I don’t really have one. Maybe T-Rex. Why because he’s fierce.
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