Saturday, June 28, 2014

Braves & Stone Mountain, Atlanta GA

Last weekend my oldest son had high school baseball games in Atlanta, GA.  While we were there we visited Stone Mountain Park and went to a Braves game.  I took some pretty neat shots of the field prior to the game.  It is a beautiful field.

The Braves were celebrating the US Army's 239th birthday so the Army performed all pre-game activities.  One of our Army combat veterans sang the national anthem and the Silver Wings based out of Fort Benning GA parachuted on to the field from an airplane circling above.  It was really neat.  I have a short clip here of one of them landing.  

Prior to the game we posed outside for pictures.

We stayed at the Lowes Hotel in downtown Atlanta.  It was extremely nice.  The view from our room was of the city.

We did some downtown shopping and eating due to convenience of the hotel to everything.

 One night we visited Stone Mountain Park which is about 30 minutes outside of downtown Atlanta.  We went only for the laser show but there are a lot of other activities to do.  We purchased tickets through their website  We went with the
Laser show VIP Snack Terrace package for $15 each.  We each received popcorn, bottled coke products, Dippin Dots, and a glow necklace.  We were assigned a section of the park where padded chairs were setup prior to our arrival.  We just so happened to be seated at the very front of the park.  We had excellent seats.  I would say it is absolutely worth the price.  I had never experienced Dippin Dots before and I am now a fan.  I selected the banana split and it was delicious.  The Laser show itself has been improved this year.  I have not been since around 1998 so a lot has changed.  You can watch the show for free but I didn't miss sitting on the ground in the grass.  Having the chair to sit in was an advantage plus you receive all the goodies for the kids, well and us too.

Till next time, MS Southern Mom.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Easter & Mother's Day 2014

Before I knew it both holidays had flown by and I didn't post about either of them.  I have some pictures of my decorations and gifts exchanged.  This Easter I purchased a few new items from Pottery Barn that are shown in the picture below.

I love the candles and candle holders with the tiny bunnies peaking over to try and reach the egg.

My 8 year old painted this masterpiece at school.  I loved the way it turned out.

We did hunt Easter eggs and spent time with family on Easter Sunday.  We had a great time.  That night my hubby brought me in this Easter Lily and the Easter bunny knew I loved pink so he gave me some pink Beats.  The Easter bunny brought the boys urBeats and of course candy.

On Mother's Day, the boys got me this beautiful bouquet and my oldest son picked out the bracelet which I absolutely love.

We finished off Mother's Day with a swim in the pool with family.  I caught this picture of Jake relaxing.  It is tough being  I know this is what he was thinking while on that float.