I skipped my Mission's Monday post yesterday because I was busy celebrating my 7 year anniversary! My hubby planned a wonderful day of fun for us.
I started the morning waking up to this:
Then we headed to Bailey's to eat a yummy breakfast. Lolly I was thinking about you while we were there.
After breakfast we headed to the Dallas World Aquarium. We have never done this and have wanted to for a really long time. And it was so fun!!!
Ella was so cute to watch. She got so excited about each little bird, monkey, penguin & fish we saw.
Ella watching the otters.
Ella watching the turtles.
And the stingrays.
My sweet little poser!
Look out for the shark!
I love this picture of Heath & Ella because you can see their excited expressions in the reflection of the tank. They are one in the same when it comes to their very excited & infectious personalities.
At on point along the path, an aborigine dance broke out and this guy lit this fire and proceded to hold parts of his body over the flame. Not just for a second but for several seconds before he would pull away. It was a little disturbing.
We ate at this yummy restaurant at the aquarium.
During one of Ella's 5 potty breaks of the day, I asked her what her favorite part has been. She said thinking very deeply, "My favorite part wwaaassssss...playing tag in bed." At first, I was kind of defeated because we had just spent this amazing day together at this very fun place. But then, the more I thought about it, the more I was touched by her response. Even with all this flashy stuff, 3 year olds just want to play and spend quality time with their parents. Our game of tag meant more to her and made more of an impression on her than all the fish and sharks and penguins we saw that day.
After going home and a short nap for Ella, we took Ella over to my parents and Heath and I had an amazingly yummy dinner at the Keg. I had the best steak & crab legs that I have ever had.
After dinner, we came home and enjoyed this:
One of the things that Heath definitely does well is planning things for me. He is so careful to give little surprises for me and puts in a lot of thought into days like this. I wrote an example of that sweetness a couple of years ago.
Thank you so much for a wonderful 7th anniversary. You are an amazing father and an incredibly hard worker. I had two people tell me that they read in a study that the 7th year is the hardest, which means we just made it through our hardest year. So it's only uphill from here. :-)