We spent the first week near Atlanta, staying with Ryan's mom, Gail (aka Nana). While we were there, we acted a bit like tourists by visiting some local attractions. We also were able to reconnect with some of our old friends (although it still wasn't quite enough time to see everyone we would have liked to, so if you live there & I didn't see you--boo! hopefully next time!).
First, we visited the Aquarium, which I would highly recommend to anyone with kids! I had visited there a few times as a teacher, but never as a parent. The joy on their faces was priceless (although the dolphin show was a little scary for them-too many flashing lights & loud noises)!
|Not sure what they're looking at,|
but at least they're both seated & smiling!
|Loved seeing the special exhibit on frogs|
|Levi preferred to walk the museum himself |
(with Nana's help, of course)
We also visited Zoo Atlanta. I had not been there is years, and again, it was fun to go this time as a parent. There were some fun animals that the boys had never seen before, their favorite being the pandas!
|Making animal noises while looking at the giraffes with Poppy|
|Levi's favorite animal|
|Cheering on the tortoise.|
|It seemed to motivate him...|
|My little birdies|
|Slightly frightening :)|
|Front row seat to watch the Panda eat his lunch.|
|Such a beautiful creature!|
|Cousins & their kids|