Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Busy Weekend

This weekend was a great one for the family.  I wish I had the photos uploaded, but it's been a busy weekend so I just decided to share what we did. 

Saturday, we had the first Baby Dedication with some of the family at my Aunt's church.  Tigger loved it.  She was good on the church platform and went with my Aunt when it was the dedication prayer.  I decided to do one there (even though I have already planned her dedication at our church since way back when) because my aunt's church had been praying for Tigger and I wanted to take Tigger after finalization.  My aunt is the senior pastor at a predominantly African American church and I just wanted Tigger to go and meet the congregation that had been praying for us from placement to finalization and enjoy a more upbeat church service.  Tigger really enjoyed the service and while she's not fond of strangers, really hit it off with many of the individuals there which makes me think that we will be visiting my aunt at her church more often.  The church is about an hour away which is why we don't go often, but I think for Tigger's sake, we will make an effort to visit more often than what we have been doing as we have been dubbed honorary members there now lol.  While she likes her routine and children's classes at our church, the atmosphere at my aunt's church really was to her liking.  I've always noted that Tigger is a thoughtful child.  Maybe not in a deeper sense, but maybe she does know already that for some reason she is connected to African Americans.  I wouldn't doubt that maybe she just already "knows" even before she and I have more talks about people, race, and differences.  Children always amaze me with their abilities that we take for granted.  An overall great day!

Then today, we went to a theme park.  It was a good day sorta.  I give it a 6 out of 10.  Honestly, I think 16 months is still a bit early to enjoy a theme park the way it's supposed to be enjoyed, but we did the best we could.  Tigger went on the little rides and one I thought was a bit much for her.  I was holding on to her for dear life and looking at her to make sure she wasn't panicking. However, while serious for most of the day (new things never bring a complete smile from her) she did enjoy the rides where she could honk the horns and move.  She absolutely HATED standing in line and refused to take a nap because she didn't want to miss out on what was happening around her, which made for an interesting afternoon. 

Overall, a fine weekend.  I'll be glad to crash in bed soon. 


Ticia said...

so, out of curiosity, why'd you decide to go?

DannieA said...

(I'm assuming you mean the theme park vs. church lol)

I hadn't been to Knott's Berry Farm since High School and at that time it only had one rollar coaster (maybe 2) but it was mostly soft rides and family oriented due to the theme being more of the "west" and "farms". I guess through the years they've been trying to compete with six flags and they changed camp snoopy so much that it wasn't how I remembered it, so I thought there would be more for Tigger to do then there actually was. It was a bit disappointing as now it looks overcrowded and the "old buildings" they had that depicted the "west" is swallowed up by rollar coasters....very very very different.