Monday, July 16, 2007

The Buzz about a Family Fun Weekend

So this weekend we had some quality family fun together. Friday night we went to the Laser Show at Stone Mountain Park. We packed a picnic dinner, blanket and some games and headed on our way. The weather was so nice, it was over cast and cool. The park was also not crowded so that was awesome. After we ate our yummy food it was time for the activities. First we played a memory game together and Nora won. She really did beat us, she was remembering where every match was. She totally amazed us. Next we played pick up sticks and that didn't go as well. She doesn't really understand this game yet. After our games we made finger puppets! I found the cutest animal finger puppets at the family fun website. Nora loved the puppets so much. In fact it looks like they are in every picture. It was time for the show to start so we got comfortable. Nora loved the show. She loved the music and she loved the fireworks. The fireworks were her favorite part. She kept asking where are the fireworks? One of the songs that they do is "The Devil went down to Georgia." Nora did not like this song because of the devil in it. After the show she kept saying remember that Goliath, I don't like that Goliath. It is so funny that she relates the devil to Goliath. She was still talking about him the next day. The show ended about 10pm and Nora said "Lets go home and go to sleep guys." We had a really relaxed time together .









Saturday morning we got up and went to Krispy Kreme for breakfast. Yummy!!! We never go there so it was a very special treat:) After our mouth watering doughnuts we visited the butterfly festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. It was a little rainy that day but that didn't stop us. Nora wore one of my butterfly t-shirts and her purple butterfly wings. When we first got there we saw a friend of ours, Mrs. Ramona. Jason has known her since he was little. She was volunteering at the craft booths so she grabbed Nora and took her to her table and helped her make a butterfly. She was so sweet to Nora. After we made some cute crafts Nora wanted to get her face painted. Nora was so serious as the girl painted a butterfly on her face. It was now time for the Butterfly launch. They had 115 Monarch butterflies in a glass box that they released into the nature center. It was so pretty. The butterflies were flying and landing all around us. Jason took some really pretty pictures of the butterflies. God is so amazing how he makes everything so different and so detailed. They totally make me say God you are awesome! We really enjoyed the butterfly festival. And we also had so much fun together this weekend!

















5 comments:

Staci said...

How much fun, Brandy!! What a fun outing!

Amanda said...

How fun! I love her sweet face!

Kat said...

What a fun time! Next family fun weekend you are going to have to adopt me for the weekend!

mandi said...

That does sound like fun!!! Whenever I think about a butterfly exhibit I think about a story I remember hearing about Jason as a kid ... I remember hearing that he went in & smacked one in between the palms of his hand & killed it!!!! Will you ask him if that's true or if I just made that up?!?!

Jason said...

Mandi...uh...I did. I was proud of it too, at the time. Nora would SO do that. In my defense however, I had just learned (from the informative video) before entering the Butterfly Sanctuary, that butterflies only live for 2 weeks. It was that butterfly's 14th day.