We bought the cake on Friday, but then...the way our day went on Saturday...we ended up celebrating Elijah's birthday over Luann's yummy biscuits and gravy breakfast, and then saved his DQ ice cream cake for later! =)~
Elijah wanted a monkey on his cake, so DQ drew a monkey face. =) ~
This picture is when Elijah's cousins Brittany, Darla, and Bryan called to wish him a Happy Birthday. =D~
When we got TO the elevator...I snapped this picture of Phillip and our children before the elevator door opened for us to get inside the T.I.N.Y. elevator!!!!!
I was sort of Sad that I couldn't be in the pic, but happy to at least have a pic of the outside of the little elevator.
(Little did I know that this pic without me was how it was going to be!)~
Although I TRIED not to think of it...I kept thinking of those doors SHUTTING ME INSIDE this tinsy elevator for the 4 minute ride to the top. (Which would have felt like an ETERNITY!!)
Phillip told me to close my eyes, which I did for 2 seconds and then I opened them and DARTED out the elevator door!
I knew there was NO WAY I could handle being TRAPPED INSIDE THERE!!
Just as I got outside, handed Phillip our camera, and told my family I was SORRY that I couldn't go with them....the door shut behind me!!
WHEW!!! Was I ever GLAD I was on the outside. I was SAD that I couldn't be with my family, but HAPPY not be in that SMALL space.
(My heart raced for several minutes afterwards, and I STILL feel panicky and nearly FAINTY when I think of that door almost closing me in there.)
For those of you who have never been claustrophobic, I can't explain the feeling, but ever since I was expecting our little Mary...it has become very REAL to this Mommy!
Phillip took this pic of our kids inside the tiny elevator!~
The Arch is nearly double the height of the State of Liberty and taller than Mt. Rushmore too!~
When my family came back down, they told me that they understood me being scared that it was a very SCARY ride, and that when they were on top they could feel the Arch sway with the wind!!
(Meantime, I was happily shopping in the gift shops below and PRAISING THE LORD out loud, each time I thought of the fact that I did NOT get shut inside that elevator. =) ~
We had an enjoyable day and Elijah (and the rest of us) ENJOYED his birthday! =)
We're making memories...that will last a life-time! =)
More pics of our deputation services coming up!