The one in Atlanta, part one

Sunday, August 18, 2013
After a busy summer and very little time off, we got to get away as a family this past weekend. Andrew got off work a little early Thursday afternoon and we loaded up the car and headed to Atlanta. We got to spend the whole weekend having fun as a family and visiting with our friend Kristen.

It was great getting there Thursday night (even though all we did was go to bed) so that we could hit the ground running (well more like shopping) Friday morning. Speaking of running...despite our best efforts none of that happened all weekend long. Kristen and I are both training for the Princess half marathon at Disney World in February. We get up at the same time several mornings each week to run and offer each other virtual encouragement and accountability. We had hoped to get a run in together but the incessant drizzle literally rained on that parade. Oh well.

Friday morning we met Kristen for breakfast at The Flying Biscuit Cafe not far from our hotel in Buckhead. It was yummy. We needed a big hearty breakfast to keep us going on our day of shopping. P experienced grits for the first time. He didn't quite know what to think about that texture. But he gobbled up some fresh peaches.

I am super jealous of Kristen living in Atlanta for all the stores she can shop at whenever she wants. We decided to make Friday a shopping day and we hit up Ikea and some of the nice malls. P was such a trooper through it all. He got very little in the way of naps...but just kept on going right along with us. He especially liked riding around in the Ikea shopping cart. We stocked up on frames, scrubber brushes (my favorite things to get there) and some other miscellaneous things.

Then Kristen and I went and walked around Phipps Plaza while Andrew took Perry back to the hotel to nap (briefly) then we all went to Lenox Square for some evening shopping and dinner. P got to try out some "Everywhere Chairs" at Pottery Barn Kids which Santa Claus may or may not be bringing him later this year...probably not one with a storm trooper on it though. :)

We were glad to be back in our room after a busy day and get some rest before our trip to the aquarium on Saturday. Perry slept great all weekend. One perk of traveling to the eastern timezone is the baby doesn't know about the change and sleeps "an hour later" in the mornings. Waking up and seeing 8:30 on the local clock is a wonderful thing.

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