Friday, July 29, 2011

I think we have a favorite.

A favorite sea creature to be exact. After visiting the Atlanta Aquarium, Abby has become very interested in dolphins. She explains what dolphins "do" in a very animated way.... she uses her hands to show how they jump and spin out of the water. All the while saying "dolphin" and "jump." It's the most adorable thing ever.

We brought back a dolphin from the aquarium gift shop, which she plays with and makes it jump in and out of the non existent water. When she spots a dolphin somewhere else, whether in a movie or a book, she squeals with excitement and gets all giddy inside.

Or she gets all giddy when she sees dolphins in person. Just like in the above picture from the Baltimore Aquarium. Abby and I went with our friends to the aquarium last Friday night, where Abby sat in amazement watching the dolphins swim all around.

The dolphins seemed to be a hit for Abby's friend J too. They loved it. And the mamas enjoyed the time to sit back and watch our kids brains at work. I always wonder what those little minds are thinking.

I'm sure we'll be back to visit the dolphins again, but until then Abby will just have to pray for them instead. And yes, she makes sure to include dolphins in her prayers each night. :)

Just for fun our prayers usually go something like this :

"Abby, do you want to pray tonight?"
Abby puts her hands together to pray and says "Yeahhhh."
"Who should we pray for tonight?"
"Uncle Bobby?"
"Yeahh!!" Mommy."
"Mommy? Daddy?"

And then we go through the list of all family members, some close friends, and we pray for health, safety, and Daddy on the baseball field.

"Abby, anything else?"



Carol said...


Camdyn = elephants
Chloe = Horses
Abby = Dolphins

Hopefully Gymboree will come out with a line of dolphin clothes soon. :)

Cara said...

I can see her in my mind now dancing around in her excitement with her beautiful smile!! It's fun when they start identifying things as favorites.