Matt and I have been planning a little family getaway this weekend for Atlanta! I'm so excited. We'll be going down tomorrow and going to the Atlanta Zoo on Saturday and the Georgia Aquarium on Sunday with some naps and a shopping trip to Ikea for little brother's nursery, somewhere in between. I have been counting down the days for months and now that tomorrow is nearly here, I've asked Matt to just take the day off tomorrow so I don't have to anticipate my long-awaited weekend away, one half-day longer. He has obliged, being the fabulous husband that he is so our trip can begin just a little sooner.
Our bags are already packed.
The traditional snack basket is nearly ready. I know, it's a short trip, but you can never be too prepared.
Plus we'll take some of these snacks to the zoo with us so we don't have to pay $12 for a bag of popcorn. Plus, I'm 30 weeks pregnant and I need options :)
And while I'm being so open, many of you have seen Addison with her super cool purple backpack, but I bet you didn't know I also have this....
Yes, it also has a child leash, although, I think there is a more politically correct name for it. I would never admit to using it, but let me tell ya, if you know my child at all, you know she is an escape artist with no fear of leaving mama's side. And at the Atlanta Zoo and the Georgia Aquarium, so my child doesn't have to be strapped in her stroller the entire time, I will use my child leash. Because I love my child, and she is too cute to lose. Don't judge me. Anyway, she thinks her backpack is super cool.
Speaking of super cool, here she is in the backyard with some Easter loot from family. Sunglasses, bracelets and a fabulous chair. Straight chillin'.
And when the sun is at her back, she doesn't hesitate to pop those sunglasses on her head, just like Daddy. What? They don't miss a thing.
While we were in the yard, I also noticed our knockout roses are blooming! These aren't just any roses. Mama Dody and Granddad (Matt's grandparents) brought us this rose bush on the day Addison was dedicated to the Lord. Matt planted it in one of the beds in the backyard so we can watch it grow as Addison grows!
I'm on a little vintage kick lately, and I'm super excited about this fan that Matt's Papa Tom let me have. 2 of the blades are broken off, but that's just character right? This is a 1950s Westinghouse fan and after cleaning it up, it makes a perfect piece for my mantle.
My mom also gave me this 1960s Trouble board game that was my great Aunt Hester's. It is still in the box with all the pieces. I'm trying to figure out a good way to frame and hang the board game in baby boy's nursery. I think it would be really cool on the wall. If you have any great ideas, send those my way. I have a few other vintage toys I'm incorporating, but you'll have to wait for the big nursery reveal, if I ever finish. I do have a few things up my sleeve.
Well, tomorrow I'm off to the ATL. Here's to the weekend!