Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Marianna!

     Anyone that knows Marianna, knows she LOVES dolphins!  Her heart's desire is to swim with them one day!  There are 3 places not too far from here that offer that for older children.  Maybe her dream will soon come true!  She also wants to visit Winter in Clearwater, FL.  As for now, she says she had the BEST birthday ever!  She spent the night with Meme 2 nights in a row.  They went out to eat, shopped, & played!  She picked out her own bicycle, clothes, shoes, party decorations, & of course several toys, too!  Meme also surprised us all by renting a slide for the grand kids to play on together.  They had the best time!  We ordered her a dolphin cake, let Kaley pick a gift out from the kids, & from us would follow a trip to the Atlanta Aquarium.
       Excited was an understatement!!!  We spent the day there seeing all sorts of ocean species.  They really enjoyed the hands on stations where they got to touch many different types of sea life & kid's park with slides & tunnels!
     Of course the highlight of the trip was the new dolphin show!  It was wonderful!  We've been to Sea World several times, & this was maybe even better than their dolphin show!  It lasted about an hour & the dolphins did all sorts of tricks!

     We stayed within walking distance at the Hilton right downtown.  Thanks Priceline excepting our bid for the $55 stay!
      While there we also took the girls to the Toys R Us in Buckhead.  It amazes them at how large it is.  They all had some spending money.  We also ate at several of our favorite restaurants including Fire of Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, & Buckhead Diner.  On the way home we shopped at Bass Pro & Tanger Outlets.  It was a blast!  Thanks to all who gave her birthday money to help out with the trip!  
Glad you had a special birthday! 
We love you!


  1. wow how great! You are such a great mama. Wonderful birthday memories. I should try to get a good price like that on a motel! Love all the pics....

    Love ya!

  2. Sounds like such a fun birthday trip! What special memories you have made!

  3. Happy Birthday sweet Marianna!!