Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Visit from Martha

A few weeks ago, my good friend Martha made a marathon road trip down to visit us. She currently lives in Boston - so we were super excited and honored we were her southern destination!  She was only here for a day, so the girls and I took her up to Helen, GA for a fun day trip.  Click Here to see and compare our last visit to Helen, just a few weeks after Adalyn was born.  The girls look so young!

Anyway - we had a great time and the girls were super exited to be with Martha.  We started the day out on a little walk up to Anna Ruby Falls.
I would apologize for all the pictures - but they are for my girls.  Ali was the first to request a picture.  So cute!  And no, it was not at all cold....I guess that's how she was posing.  In fact, poor Martha thought it was so humid - but I thought it was a perfect day!
A rock bench?  Silly.  The girls sat on all of them and just couldn't get over the fact that someone made a couch out of rocks.
Martha and Adalyn
Everyone turn and smile!  Ali, thanks for listening.  Adalyn, "What?"  Andie, "Where do I look?"
Good thing we brought the stroller.
Ali at the top of the falls!  Way to go Ali - you make the walk all the way up.  (on the way down, she sat mostly in the stroller.  She takes after her Dad when it comes to physical exertion and would rather not!)
What?  We like pink in this house....and goldfish.
Andie with both of the falls.
When we got back down from our little hike, we went to have a picnic.  While I was making sandwiches the girls found these "stairs that look like railroad tracks" and wanted to go see what was at the top.
Enjoying our picnic.
After the falls, we went into town.  Helen used to be a mining town (or something) and they turned it into a little German tourist town.  It's fun to see all the buildings.
We stopped for homemade ice cream.
Then we headed out to Babyland General to visit the Cabbage Patch Kids. 
Adalyn was in HEAVEN!!!  She ran from room to room, doll to doll.  She picked them up and danced, cuddled them, rocked them, played with them.  It was so fun to watch her.
The girls didn't remember coming here before, so everything was new and exciting.
How I wish I could of caught more on video.  Adalyn LOVED so many of the dolls.  She would take them out of their cabbages (shown above) and squeeze them, hug them, give them kisses.  It was so cute!  That's why she got one for her birthday!! 
We got to watch Mama Cabbage give birth to a little boy.  After they weighed him and checked his heart, the girls got to hold him. 

Adalyn of course, tried to take his blanket off. 
Saying goodbye to the cabbage patch babies outside.
We had a great trip and a fun time with Martha.  Andie was so sad when I told her that evening that Martha was going home the next day.  So - we're open to visitors ANYTIME!!  We never get them, but love them all the same!


Katie Jo said...

Cabbage Patch Kids TOTALLY remind me of you!!! HAHAHA That place looks amazing! Well... all of those places look amazing! I love pink and goldfishes too!!! :)

Monica said...

Babyland looks so fun! Alejandra looks like a Cabbage Patch Kid sometimes :)