On Friday our whole family was able to attend Small Hannah's Birthday Party. We were so excited that it was at our local Marine Life Center. It was perfect and went wonderfully with what we have been studying lately. We enjoyed some fellowship with friends from church and met some new really fun people! We were so happy to be able to celebrate with Hannah.
Usually Ruby's friends are the siblings of her siblings friends. But Wesley (pronounced with 3 syllables by Ruby Wes/a/leee) is both a friend and neighbor. He likes to ride bikes with Ruby and watches my boys closely.
The children listened to the story, "A House For Hermit Crab" by Eric Carle. They were able to see and touch the various animals from the story as they were listening to the story. Sandy and her boys Simon and Henry were there to celebrate as well! The staff at the Marine Life Center sent the children on a scavenger hunt to find various marine life located in the tanks. Sandy was helping her boys find mussels, oysters, an octopus, eel grass, anemone, sponges, hermit crabs, and more! Simon kept hiding from my camera but I finally caught him.
Ian asked if they had any hooded nudibranchs? The staff were impressed with his knowledge but unfortunately nudibranchs do not do very well in captivity.
Hannah had many helpers blowing out her candles! They were the cutest cupcakes with starfish on top. We even had hot cocoa to enjoy with the snacks.
Ian took this photo of the octopus in her tank, pretty cool that you can see the detail in her tentacles. I am enjoying watching my children enjoy learning and discovering more every day.
Thanks Hannah for including us in your celebration.