For those of you who know Hope, you know her life is all about animals. In fact, one time I had to seriously ask her if she knew she really WAS NOT a dog! She eats, lives and breaths animals. We are often looking up answers to her animal questions on the internet (I have learned so much actually). This constantly reminds me of God's creativity, because did you know that a narwhal's tooth can grow up to 10 feet!?!?! Anyway, for her birthday, the only thing she asked for was a stuffed baby lion that didn't look like Simba, so of course she got this! Guess what she wanted to name it? Simba! I said absolutely not, because she has about five different size Simbas already!
We have gotten away from giving many toys to our children, so we gave Hope a trip to the Montgomery Zoo and the Atlanta Aquarium! She could not have been happier. Of course, Lena and Will were thrilled with her gifts as well because they got to enjoy them. They thoroughly enjoyed their trips to the zoo and aquarium and we even threw in a ride on the ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta.
To top her birthday off, her Mimi and Pawpaw gave her tickets to see the Little Mermaid at the Shakespeare Festival next month with her favorite cousin, Matthew!
|After a morning of swimming at the lake, Hope received her longed for baby lion|
|Receiving her gift for a trip to the Aquarium|
|A jungle them birthday cake - no princess cake here|
|Getting a little fishing in before her birthday dinner of "rare steak"|