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):