Friday, October 15, 2010

Where The Wild Things Were

We took advantage of the good weather and free day at the Denver Zoo on Wednesday!  We had such a great time.  

And now, a story about him.....
 ...and her.             
This precious little lady and his husband were trying to see the otters so I moved aside so they could watch the animal fun.  Aiden turned around and saw this sweet old lady and began to laugh and tell her about what the otters were doing.  She begin to laugh at him and say “Ja, ja”.  By now I knew that she didn’t understand a word he was saying, but she was having as much fun as he was.  He kept laughing and turning to her, telling her everything that the otters were doing and next thing I knew she was laughing even more and telling him everything she was seeing - in German!  This didn’t even phase Aiden.  They continued their conversation for quite some time, with her husband looking on and chuckling also.  The fact that they didn’t understand each others language just didn’t seem to matter to either, because, right before my eyes...the two of them...this 4 year old African child and this beautiful older German woman enjoyed the universal connection of smiles and laughter right there in Denver, Colorado.  It was the cutest thing I have seen and may we all continue to learn from our children to embrace the beauty of God’s Creation - the most glorious of all - each other!!!


  1. yep-- we're going next week- there's another free day:)


    Great shots :-)

    Blessings and love,

  3. Looks like a very fun day! Love the story ...

    Hope your weekend is BLESSED!

    Laurel :)

  4. Great pictures! Some things are timeless and universal. Thanks for the reminder that we are all just people.

  5. That is such a sweet story to read tonight! Beautiful photos also :) Blessings, Jennifer

  6. My goodness, I just love that!!

    What a precious woman!

    I'm sure that Aiden totally made her heart smile.


  7. Beautiful photos & beautiful story!

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  9. How sweet!!! Love the innocence of children!!! And what a sweet lady!!!

  10. How fun to see so many stunning pics of your blessings, my friend. We miss you guys so much :(

  11. OH what fun pictures!! And what a lovely day.

    And the story with the German elderly woman??? SO very true!! Joy is universal, and what a blessing to witness, and even more so that it was your SON!!!

    Thank you for sharing.

  12. That is just a precious story!! LOVe it!

  13. That is so cute- I would have loved to have been there! I'm guessing I would have been laughing and smiling right along with them!!

    Great pics- they don't even look real they are so good! Wow!


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