water fountains and baby cakes

I put up two new sets of pictures tonight, the last of those from our trip to Atlanta in June.

In the first set there are some cute shots of Emma swinging with Grandpa and Uncle Paul in this gallery, but the real fun starts in the shots of her second second birthday party.

Grandma and Grandpa Northcutt couldn’t make it for the real party in May, so they held their own, with Baby Cakes from McEntyre’s Bakery in Smyrna. As you can see, she quite enjoyed them!

The second set were from our last day in Atlanta. We paid a visit to the new downtown area called “The Village Green” in Smyrna, Georgia.

This area looks nothing like it did when I was a child. The mayor, Max Bacon, has done a superb job in turning a run-down city into an exciting and vibrant downtown area. Someone should give him an award. (Oh, wait… they already did.)

But enough about Smryna… the real story here is just how much Emma enjoyed playing in the fountain. I love the way that you can see her going from skeptical of the water to having absolutely no fear in the span of just a few images. Enjoy the show!

The last bit of this gallery shows Emma playing with Grandpa outside, searching for lightning bugs. (You Yankees may have called them fireflies.) She loved them! It’s too bad that there are none in California. I weep a small tear for all the kids growing up here who can only read about them.

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