Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gibbs Gardens

Has anyone ever been to Gibbs Gardens north of Atlanta (in Ball Ground, GA)?  My friend Elise recommended it last week and we ended up going last Saturday when the weather was gorgeous for my mother-in-law's birthday.

The gardens are huge, and right now they have a daffodil festival....there are over 20 million daffodils!  

It's a great place to bring kids, lots of open space to run around and you can even bring a picnic, or eat at the cafe on site.  Or have a snack on a big rock.
Ward loved riding on the tram, that takes you all over the garden.

And smelling the daffodils.
And hiding in the daffodils...It's kind of like playing Where's Waldo?
  Oh, there he is.

 We did have to keep him from trampling them though.

Oh, and of course, throwing gravel was also a main attraction :)

It's supposed to be nice this weekend, go check it out while all the flowers are in bloom!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy 2nd Birthday, Ward! (And a impromptu vacation)

My, we have been busy!   It all started a couple weeks ago when Trey and I had been discussing going on a small & easy family trip with Ward (a babymoon plus a baby, so to speak) to spend some quality time together as a family of three before I get too far along.  I thought we had plenty of time until we realized that Ward wouldn't be able to fly for free after he turns two...which was in 10 days.  

Luckily, we were able to quickly book a trip last minute to Naples (yay, skymiles points!) and Trey's aunt and uncle were nice enough to let us stay in their house while they were traveling.  It was SO nice to get out of frigid Atlanta and hang out in 80 degree weather for a few days. 

We went to the beach

Swam in the pool

Saw Dolphins at the pier

and even fed a Giraffe (or as Ward would say, Gee-Raf) at the zoo

When we got home, Ward's birthday was that weekend so we had a quiet birthday (with a cupcake of course)

and then a family party the next day (with more cupcakes....the boy loves cake)

Yes, that is my O'doul's.  Keeping it classy.

After all the festivities last week, we're hoping to relax this weekend! 

Have a good one!