Dinosaurs and More

While we were in Atlanta, a friend treated us to a morning at the Tellus Science Museum. Elijah has been wanting to go to a museum with dino fossils for a while. We didn’t tell the kids where we were going (we usually wait until the last minute to share anything with them so that if it doesn’t work out, there won’t be wailing and gnashing of teeth and much despair as a result). So… as we were driving up, we played twenty questions to guess where we were headed. Eventually Elijah guessed, “a paleontology place.” Close enough. Not only were there dinosaur fossils and facts (more on that later)… the kids actually got to dig for fossils and pan for gold! I highly recommend this museum if you are in the Atlanta area.

 This “sauropod”… you have to call it that… was right as you go into the museum. Elijah was trying hard to take it all in. Abigail was excited too… but was probably more excited about my friend Mary’s baby who was also hanging out with us that day. Abigail was being a “super” helper pushing his stroller around!

Dinosaur Poop!!!
 What’s a visit to the dinosaur museum without a picture by giant shark (megalodon) teeth. Elijah has been soaking in everything he can learn about dinosaurs for the past year and a half. It has a been a struggle to know how temper all that he is learning with a Biblical worldview. I am so thankful for ministries like Answers in Genesis that teach all about dinosaurs from a Biblical perspective and have the science to back it all up. Elijah is really passionate about the fact that God created animals and man on the same day…therefore dinos and man lived in the garden together. He is very discerning when reading books that claim life came about through evolution. I can’t wait to see what God does with this boy!
 Digging for Dinosaurs!
 Selah got in on the action as well!
 Abigail was panning for precious stones. Please note that 2 seconds after I took this picture, she turned the pan of water over on herself. My little princess who cannot stand to be wet or dirty had to wear wet, dirty clothes for the rest of the morning. It’s a miracle we all survived. 

In addition to the dinosaur stuff, the museum also had minerals, automobiles, space and a kids’ area. If Brian wasn’t training to be a counselor… I’d say he’d make a pretty good astronaut!

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