Mommy and Me Monday | Stone Mountain Park | 229th ed


Do you ever have the intentions of doing something and then totally forgetting? Well, that was me for our Stone Mountain Park trip. We were treated to a visit a few weeks, and as usual, we had a great time.

The girls and I met Mr. Serious after work and were going to do a couple activities before heading to dinner and then waiting on the new laser show. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and pretty much everything was closed down due to lightning within a 10 mile radius. We made the most of it and hit up the air conditioned barn instead of riding to the top of the mountain.

The girls and I were able to catch a slide together.

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Once the weather cleared, the oldest two and daddy made an attempt at Sky Hike. While they were waiting in line, I had B in the carrier and E was adventuring on the mini-Sky Hike area. She really does think she’s at least 7 most days.

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We grabbed some dinner and hung out in front of the Mountain before the show. The engraving seems so small here, but it’s really humongous. They tell you on the gondola up how big it is, and there is some mention about 8 school buses, but now I can’t remember what it is the size of.

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As dusk got closer, we headed to our reserved seats on the terrace. Once the kids saw the bubble man, it was time to get up. This guy makes his own bubble solution and the biggest bubbles I’ve ever seen. They are so big, they change shapes in the air! And, if they pop over your head, you will get soaked.

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Can we just talk about the fact that my oldest is looking old here? Like I had to scroll back several times to figure out who was holding B.  They were patiently waiting right before the laser show started.

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For 2014, the idea is More Lights, More Lasers and More Music!

The addition of an overhead laser canopy effect now immerses guests as if they are a part of the show. Additionally, laser mirror bounce shots from all directions on the lawn create the effect of lasers jumping over guests’ heads. Plus, guests will love the updated music playlist featuring 10 new songs including “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel, to “Home” by Phillip Philips and Pharrell Williams’ cheery hit titled “Happy.”Stone Mountain Park’s Lasershow Spectacular is an Atlanta tradition and is the longest running lasershow in the world (now in its 31st year). The show features year). The show features 45 minutes of dazzling fireworks, lights and laser effects all choreographed to great music year.

It started off right away with Happy and everybody started moving. You could feel the energy. And, the fireworks throughout were fun and loud and exciting. I was glad none of the girls were scared by them.

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At one point, they feature the colleges in Georgia. The girls yelled “mommy, there’s the bee. That’s the bee from where you went to school!” Well, they were close! But, I did take a picture like they requested and it came out surprisingly well for a picture of lights projected on the side of a mountain.

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If you come to Atlanta, you have to check out Stone Mountain Park and stay late for the laser show, too. It’s a fun night out!

(As a tip, if you just want to see the laser show, you can pay to park and stay for the laser show free of charge, making it a $10 night. You can also bring in your own food/cooler if you want to picnic before the show!)

*Thank you to Stone Mountain Park for hosting us. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. Lura Staffanson says:

    What a fun place to visit. I want to go there if I ever get to Atlanta. I’m glad that you had a good time in spite of the lightening and rain. Hugs, Grammy Lura

  2. Looks like so much fun!! Your blog always makes me want to move to Atlanta!

  3. The light show sounds amazing and thanks for the tip on the parking and food! Love the photos of you and your girls. I’m trying to be better about getting into pictures! (Note yesterday my husband grabbed the camera from me. It was a nice touch.) 🙂

  4. I like the reserved seating, how neat! Next time we visit hopefully we can go to Stone Mountain with Logan. The bubble guy is awesome. I wish he would come to a certain 1 year old birthday celebration in August!

  5. It looks like you all had such an amazing time! All of your girls are so beautiful. I love that the oldest is holding the youngest. What a sweet picture.

  6. It is those third children. Man. Those are the ones that can and will do anything. And it is because they are constantly trying to keep up. Constantly. And you know what? They do! They always play above their level. I swear someday my Ben is gonna do… whatever he wants! It is pretty amazing.
    And yes! Your oldest looks SO grown up in that pic. Wow! Stop it!
    Such a beautiful family you have!

    1. It is crazy how well they keep up! I think it’s why she sleeps so well!

      And, seriously, she looks like a babysitter, right?

  7. Wow! What a great fun. Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed reading it. Keep posting.

  8. looks like yall had a great time .
    we need to take broxton sometime soon… we went when he was just a baby…

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