Home and away

15 August

Hi Archie!

Well, Atlanta was a hoot. We lucked out by grabbing the last two seats on the plane down there, and the good times began the moment we landed.

Our friends Alicia and Jason gave us a roomy spare room at their townhouse in Vinings, then took us all over town all weekend.

We visited the Georgia Aquarium, met up with Kari and Maugan at South City Kitchen, checked out the lights at the Botanical Gardens, and ate some of the best BBQ ever!

Garden goodness 7/25/15
Munro Lights in the Garden
Community BBQ

We even got to crash the pool of Bruce Cohen, a good friend of Alicia’s. It was a hot day in Atlanta, so we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Swimming in Bruce’s pool 7/25/15

Before we knew it, it was time to leave. It was a great visit. Thank you, Alicia and Jason, for the laughs, the conversation, and your relentless hospitality. We loved our time in ATL.

We’d done a ton of traveling this summer, and began looking forward to spending some time at home for a change. Luckily, there are always tons of things to do right in our neighborhood — from my beloved Farmer’s Market, to free concerts in the park, to the PEAP (People of East Albany Park) block party.

PEAP Block Party 8/1/15
Hanging in the streets with Dad.
Ravenswood Manor Park Concert Series 8/7/15

Even a simple stroll around the block can be an adventure to an 8-month old.

Swinging in Welles Park 8/14/15

Oh yeah. You read that right. 8 months old! You rarely go to sleep without a fight (and rarely before 9) but these days, you almost always sleep through the night… sometimes 9, 10 or even 11 hours at a time. Bliss!

Looking well-rested on your 8-month ‘birthday’. 8/9/15

You’re sitting up with confidence now, and you’ve been practicing eating pieces of avocado and banana by hand (though it’s much more fun to squish them than eat them.

You and your dad also enjoy giving me heart palpitations with your death-defying acrobatic displays. These routines seem to break out anytime, anywhere. Even at sushi restaurants.

Oh, boys.

Love, Mom