Today, Jonathan turned 4! To celebrate, we took the children to the Georgia Aquarium. What a delightful day enjoying God's creation. (We enjoyed listening to this as we drove & sat in traffic.)
Eric and I's hearts were full of gratitude to the Lord for our children! We are especially thankful today for Jonathan- his smile lights up the room. Things are not always smiles with Jonathan (guess you could say that for anyone of us, huh?), and we've learned to rely on God's mercy as parents. We pray that Jonathan would continue to grow in the fear and admonition of our Lord!
Enjoy the pictures from today! Please pardon all the red-eye... my computer is being funky & frustrating tonight. x-(
My FAVORITE picture of the entire day (I tried to get Lizzie in it but I took this one early on in the day & she was still too afraid to get near the glass... she warmed up later on):
Some of the amazing creatures we saw today:
Just look how huge those gropers are! Yum, yum, yum... oh, wait. The lady said we weren't suppose to eat them... something about how they are not a "sustainable fish":
There were many things to touch, which we all enjoyed doing:
Some individual shots (and, yes, we know Matthias' needs a haircut!):
Are you still reading this? Oh, good! Just a few more. :) Patricia made Jonathan this knitted toy:
Jonathan asked for this instead of the traditional cake & ice cream (which I was all too pleased to make- it was so easy!):
Here is Jonathan in his cowboy outfit, by far his favorite gift! In fact, when he saw some people walking around the aquarium in penguin or fish costumes, he wanted to know why we didn't let him wear his outfit (we told him he had to leave it at home):
Happy 4th birthday, Jonathan! We LOVE you!
- Eric and Heather