Wednesday, November 05, 2008


During Sukkot, we went to visit Aunt Rachel in Atlanta.  I was really excited to go on the airplane and wear my backpack with my stuff for the trip.  Our flight left early in the morning, so Mommy and Daddy got us up and just put us right in the car to go, hoping we would keep sleeping.  Layla did, but I was up.  I was too excited to sleep - I was going to see Aunt Rachel!

This is us on the plane.  I sat by the window so I could look at the clouds and the wings.  Layla sat on Mommy's lap.  We both did great on the plane and had a lot of fun.

We had a lot of stuff to carry in the airport so Daddy turned my car seat into a backpack - thanks for the idea Catriona!

When we got there, the first thing we did was go to Stone Mountain.  We met Uncle Lander and his girlfriend (also Rachel) there.  She lives in Atlanta just like my Rachel.  We walked up the mountain a little bit and took some pictures.  This is a special place to my family.  My Grammy went there as a kid with her parents on a camping trip and climbed the mountain.  Then my Mommy went there when she was a kid to climb the mountain with her family.  When Layla and I are a little bigger we will go back to climb the whole mountain.

One of the highlights of going to Stone Mountain is the Laser Show on the side of the mountain at night.  I danced at the show and had a great time.  But about half an hour into it I sat down and said "All done, let's go home."

Family Photo

The next day we had a brunch at Aunt Rachel's house so I could meet her friends.  Then we went to a park and met up with Uncle Lander and Rachel again.

Isn't my sister beautiful?

I loved doing this spinny thing!

The boys waited on a bench while the girls went shopping

On our last day we went to the Georgia Aquarium.  Aunt Rachel held me up to see the fish!  I loved it there.  I was running around trying to see everything at once.

Me, Mommy and Aunt Rachel

This fish is the mascot of the aquarium.  I thought he was Nemo.  

On our last afternoon, we went to another park.  I climbed this wall with Daddy's help.  They have great parks in Altanta.

I wish that my Aunt Rachel still lived near me because I miss seeing her all the time.  But I had a great time visiting her.


Rachel said...

I had a great time, too, Mason! I miss you so much! Come back soon so we can check out more playgrounds!

Regina said...

It looks like you had so much fun with Aunt Rachel in Atlanta. I want to go with you the next time you go!!!

CookFamily said...

Rachel, you are missed! Good job on your first flight Layla!