Monday, June 7, 2010


Last Thursday we headed to Atlanta for a long weekend. Ella had been begging to go to the American Girl store and I really wanted to go to the Aquarium. Once again this post has a ton of pictures, but surely you expect that by now.

Day 1
We arrived in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon. We went straight to the American Girl store, of course. Ella had fun looking through the store.

We had reservations for lunch at the Bistro. Ella thought it was so neat that her doll got a highchair, teacup, and her own menu.

After eating lunch we had to order dessert.

A little cold at first.

Ella finally made her selections and we were on our way.

Day 2

On Friday we went to The Aquarium. It was so nice. I was very impressed with everything. There was lots to see and do.

Well, there would have been more to do if you don't mind sticking your hand in the stinky water to touch different kinds of fish. Ella would not go near it. She would make this face as other people put their hands in the water.

She really was amazed by it all.

After we left the Aquarium, we walked over to Centennial Park. There was a nice playground and some water fountains that you could play in.

We didn't bring any extra clothes, but she still got to play in the water a little.

But not too long because somebody was getting impatient.

Next we headed up the road to The Varsity for some chili cheese dogs and fries.

After eating we went to IKEA for a little shopping. Every store should have a children's play area.

We were so tired when we got back to the hotel, but Ella was dying to go swimming, so we took a dip in the pool (actually not we...I just watched).

Day 3

Saturday was another busy day. We started by swimming again. In the afternoon we headed to Stone Mountain. We had such a good time. There were so many things to do. We rode a train, played in The Barn (indoor playground), rode the tram to the top of the mountain, saw a 4D show and lots more. They have a laser show/fireworks that they do every night on the side of the mountain, but we decided to leave before it started. Mainly because there was approximately 956,876 people there and we didn't want to fight the traffic when it was over.

On our way home Sunday we stopped at an outlet mall to do some shopping. We decided to drive through Chattanooga to get home instead of going back through Birmingham. I am not sure it was quicker, but it was so pretty.

It was fun to get away for a few days but it is so nice to be home and be back into our routine.

I hope everyone else had a fun weekend.


Kristin said...

Sounds like yall had a great time. The pictures are so cute.

jenn said...

what a fun trip =)

the pictures are GREAT!!!

Maegan said...

Sounds like a great getaway! YOur girls always look so cute! The matching outfits are precious!

Anonymous said...

looks like you had a great time. I am so jealous... I want to get away so bad but this is not the time for us to be going on vacation. We stayed a block from the Varsity place when we went in January with the college. I had no clue what it was at the time.

Shari said...

Your photos are just beautiful (of course, having adorable girls helps).

Angela said...

Cute blog! Love the pics. I'm planning a similar trip for the fall. :)

Natalie said...

Looks like so much fun! Ya'll packed a lot of stuff into a few days! As many times as I've been to Atlanta I've never been to Ikea. That needs to be on the to-do list! Love the pic of impatient Olivia!

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