Yesterday I celebrated the big 29, which means in less than 1 year I will be turning the big 3-0. I don’t know what’s so special about 30…to me, its another day, another year. While I have no control over my time, how many days I’ve completed or how many days I have left, I must say that I’m truly thankful for all that God has brought me through to get to this point. And since I’m still here, it’s further proof that God is not done with me yet. My prayer, as always, is that for every moment I’m still alive that I will become that much closer to my potential and fall that much more in love with Christ. So while I’m not counting up (or down) the days, I’m excited for all that’s in store for the time to come. I know that there is so much more that I’m capable of, and it’s an exciting and encouraging thing! :)
Now for the pictures ;) Last weekend, with some good weather in Chicago we decided it’d be nice to take Eden downtown to have some fun. She’s been mimicking all the animal sounds, so we figured we’d take her to the Shedd Aquarium and see how she enjoyed the fish there. Truth be told, she had a blast! All she needed was one tank and she could stay there watching the fish for hours. But that was boring for us, so we walked around a bit ;) After wandering the Shedd for a bit, we grabbed some lunch at Millennium Park and then let her run around in the water at Crown Fountain. She’s still a bit small to keep up with the other kids, but I don’t think anyone told her that, because she happily was splashing away.
We also took the time recently to take her to a gymboree class- she’s a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to doing active stuff, so as soon as we got there she went straight to the books for some reading. After a little coaxing she made her way through some obstacles and had finally had some fun with bubbles and the parachute.
Finally, for the first time the wife allowed Eden to come to our annual Cubs trip! We got rooftop tickets (my first time) which gave Eden a bit of freedom to move around and not be trapped in the stands, which was a huge plus. She lost interest in the game early, but was very content watching the trains go in and out on the “L”. We left shortly after the 7th inning stretch, with the Cubbies leading in the game; luckily the still pulled off the win even though it went into extra innings. All in all, it was a great first trip to Wrigley, and I’m looking forward to taking her again in the future, when she’s get a bit more of an attention span to at least watch a half inning of what’s going on on the field.
Thanks again to all the messages everyone had left for my birthday- glad to be able to celebrate with you all, if only virtually! ;)