Atlanta Botanical Garden.


A couple weeks ago, I asked my friend, Keri, if she wanted to meet us at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for their Garden Lights thing — which we’d never done before.

It was spectacular.

For real.

I am so, SO glad we did it.

I so, SO wish Alice had taken a nap that day.

But I’m still so, SO glad we did it!

The entire gardens are decorated with lights — there are tons and tons.  There are carolers singing to you in the tunnel.  There are snowflake lights hanging from the trees.  There are Christmas trees, and model train sets, and magnetic snowmen to decorate.  It’s just — spectacular.  Truly.

My pictures don’t even come close to doing it justice — I have no idea how to take nighttime photos!

But even in my dark, dark, fuzzy photos — I can see our smiles!

The frogs were a big hit.

I saw Tom doing this as I was walking toward him.  I had no idea what he was looking at.

He was looking at this — the tree lights reflecting in the water!  I don’t know that it would’ve occurred to me to look there, so I’m thrilled it occurred to him so I could see it.

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Alice and her BFF, Maggie, are wearing matching shirts! Can you tell?  I wanted them to pose together, but napless Alice said “no” rather loudly and insistently — so I got this while they were wild dancing.  Those crazy dancers!  LOVE!

They had lots of really cool model train sets outside and Tom was in heaven.  He didn’t want to see anymore lights after this.  He just wanted this.  He wanted this for days.  He loved, LOVED it. The only way we got him to leave, was for me to record all of the different ones for him to watch at home. LOVED.

The big tree and Alice.

And then they had all these orbs set up on their main lawn to Christmas music!  Y’all?  I wanted to stay *here* all night.  Tom at the trains, and me right here.  It was really neat.  Here’s a little snippet I recorded.  The kids have watched this on my phone about a dozen times since.

It was a really great experience and I’m so happy we were able to go with friends!

Yay, Christmas!



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2 Responses to Atlanta Botanical Garden.

  1. redkeeney says:

    My computer won’t let me watch the video, but I love the pics. So pretty!

  2. Kristina says:

    We brought Addison when she was just 1 1/2 and she loved it then. Glad you had a great time!

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