Sunday, January 22, 2006

Georgia Aquarium

While in Georgia we went to visit the new GA Aquarium, the largest in the world I think. I was blown away by the size (and crowd, jeez) of this building. We went and saw everything. There were different rooms that held different tanks, a coral reef, the whale sharks, otters, penguins, and lots more. Brendan got to touch a baby shark and sting ray, shrimp, star fish, and a couple other things. The whale shark in his tank. The glass viewing area was the size, if not larger than an Imax movie screen. And there was also a tunnel that you walked through to see more of the space and the shark up close when they swam over you. Their were two whale sharks and some hammer heads, saw nosed fish and a lot more that I have no clue what they were. Brendan was playing in the different child areas that they had set up through out the building. Papa Tatz went with him into all the areas as well, we just didn't know which one was going to be harder to get out, Brendan who didn't want to leave or papa Tatz with his back having to bend way down to fit into some of these places. But it was all fun and smiles for Brendan and papa made it out with no problems. :)


Brendan and Aunt Ashley had a great time together while in GA. Papa Tatz was even a little jealous about all the love that he gave to her. But mommy and daddy like the break because for once Brendan did not really want us for a week.Here is Aunt Ashley teaching Brendan bad (but cute) habits. He was tossing pop corn into her mouth. It is a good thing that she has a big mouth and that Brendan has pretty good aim. JK. It was very good entertainment for the evening though.

Christmas In Georgia

Once again we drove down to Georgia to have christmas with Jen's family. And this year was extra special because Aunt Ashley was going to be there too with her boyfriend Mike. When we got to Georgia Papa Tatz had a load of lumber in his driveway because he was having a deck built in the back, but when daddy saw the pile he got all excited thinking that he was going to get to built something. But his bubble was busted when we found out their was a small crew (2 guys) doing all the work. Oh well maybe in the summer when we come down.But back to Christmas and opening presents. Brendan once again helped to pass out presents to everyone and he had Mount Everst going on in his pile. So we had him go first and open them all. That took at least half and hour and the kid is fast. But he got some cool toys: a large fire truck, a ton of little cars, a paint ball game for the t.v., punching bag and gloves, a movie, and tons more. Brian was all excited because he got enought in gift cards to Home Depot to buy some new power tools, and I got lots including some girlie bath stuff (now I just need help getting in and out of the bath). And of course their was some girlie baby stuff from Aunt Ashley who was the only one that new the sex of said baby.

Christmas In Flint

Brian and Brendan had Christmas in Flint while I was in the hospital with Kindey Stones, again. But Brian took some photos for me and Brendan came home with alot of toys. I was told that Brendan was the little helper, passing out all the presents to everyone. Here is a photo of him getting ready to tear in to a present himself.