Last weekend, we headed up to Atlanta. On Saturday, Brooke went to the Downsed Conference, while I visited with my brother and his family. So here goes, a dang near perfect day.
First off, the kids slept in so I had some quiet time to visit with my brother and sister in law. And we watched the Vuelta a Espana. OK, my brother and I watched the race.
After lunch, we headed downtown to the Georgia Aquarium. If you ever get to Atlanta, go.
This bubble window allows you to get right out (in?) there.
And for me, frosting. Right there in the ballroom…classic cars.
A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB.
“You are going to buy this one?”
“Yes Jonathan, I’m buying it”
“But father, mother and the children will be destitute!”
And finally, for those of you who think God has no sense of humor, the fish who inspired Jim Henson’s Muppets.
We returned to Marietta and met Brooke and our new best friends for dinner at Marietta Pizza Co. Jennifer is the Co-VP of the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta and Chairman of this year’s Atlanta Buddywalk. There are a lot of things to like about the Deedah project, but tops for us is meeting fantastic people like the Thanepohn’s. (Shameless plug: Jennifer sold 20 Deedah’s at the Downsed Conference and raised $120 for the Atlanta DSAA. Learn more here.)
After dinner, the kids went outside to the square to play, where a cloud burst promptly washed them back in. We bought time while the storm passed with ice cream for Spencer, Brier, Charlotte, James and Jonathan.
The girls began lobbying for a movie-night sleep over, but the day was too long gone. That brought on a pout.
Charlotte: “Brier, how do you do that?”
Brier: “You have to bite the inside of your cheek.”
Jonathan: “Daddy, I am shooting 50-caliber-mind-bullets at you. You are dead to me.”
Oh, by the way Brooke will blog about the Downsed conference in a future post.