Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Benjamin!

Benjamin turned nine today!!! We love you so much, Benjamin, and praise God for you. You have a special way of making us all smile. We pray that you would continue to grow in wisdom in the Lord and love for others.

To celebrate Benjamin's birthday, he of course had his choice of meals: "Mom is Great" breakfast cake, cheese pizza for lunch & hot Cuban sandwiches for dinner. He asked for my chocolate cake with white icing and mint ice cream. All of the children helped me make the cake yesterday. Benjamin loved every bit, of course- that boy lives to eat.

Eric took the day off from work & we took the children to the Atlanta Zoo & even decided to become members. The zoo had a lot of shade, which is a blessing in southern heat. We had a wonderful time, though I'll admit we're going to miss our old zoo! It's going to be fun to have somewhere to visit with the children when we want to get out of the house. (Our Aquarium membership is done.)

Enjoy some pics from the day! First, trying to get a group shot was difficult today- the large crowds made it harder:

Watching the giraffe try to get a drink was HILARIOUS! He had such a hard time reaching the water & he seemed reluctant to try. He would start to take a drink & change his mind but finally he did it:

For many of us, seeing the panda bears was the highlight of the day (and we even have a 6 month old baby!):

Here are some individual shots of the children (Abigail was grumpy today- maybe it was the warmer weather or the crowds or maybe she was unsure of the animals):


Karen Tully said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin. I can't believe how big you are getting. We love you and miss you.

Love Aunt Karen, Uncle John and Big Cousin Matt!! XOXO

dawn said...

Happy Birthday, Benjamin! We love you and miss going to the zoo with you!

Perhaps Abigail missed being on the table :/

I wish our zoo had giraffes ... they're my favorites!

Patricia looks so *big*!

Tully Family said...

We thought about & missed you all today, Garretts! And, yes, Patricia & Benjamin are getting big! :(

Jeanelle said...

Oh, I remember Kathryn's outfit. She wore it for her one year old pictures. Abigail looks adorable in it, especially on the dinning room table! She's a cutie pie.

Jeanelle said...

Happy Birthay Benjamin! We wish we could have been there to celebrate with you, especially at the zoo. Missing you!

Auntie Jeanelle, Uncle Lorimer, Hope, Sarah, Kathryn, and DAVID!

Jeanelle said...

For some reason my comments are not being posted? I'll try again. Happy Birthday Benjamin! I didn't realize yours and Kathryn's birthdays were so close. We love you and miss you lots!

Auntie Jeanelle