Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
We celebrated Abby sixth birthday and Ezra's 1st birthday while we were in Chattanooga, TN. Elijah was speaking at the devLink conference there, so he was busy during the day, but got to hang with us at night. Pops and Nana joined us for the trip.
We spent the first day at the Aquarium and watched an IMAX movie, "Born to be Wild." We are studying animals and their habitats this year for Kindergarten, so it was really fun to see some of the animals we have already studied and ones that will be coming up soon. The kids enjoyed playing in the water outside of the aquarium. We went back to the hotel for pizza and ice cream cake. This was a great chance to share ways we've seen growth with the birthday children and to pray for them this coming year.
The second day we went to Coolidge Park where we saw a riverboat, splashed in the fountains and rode the carousel. Then we ate at Urban Stack, a really yummy burger and shake joint. We went back to the hotel for naps and then did the Incline and visited the Chattanooga Choo-Choo where we rode a trolley.
Friday we went to the Children's Museum. We had all day, so we took our time. It wasn't crowded and the kids played for a long time at each section. Nana played with the little boys while Abby and I explored the art section together. They also had a Bob the Builder exhibit which Enoch especially enjoyed.
Saturday, Elijah got to join us for a train ride and we all had a great time together.
Life has proved to be busy with three children. So busy, we haven't even mentioned the birth of our third child on this blog!
So much has happened in the last year. Right before Ezra was born, Elijah lost his job and we were without insurance.
God took such good care of us through it all. Elijah now works at home and we love having him here.
Elijah made a nice video capturing Ezra's first year.