Summer Kick Off | Mommy and Me Monday | 224th ed

June 1, 2014 in atlanta,mommy and me

Summer has already started for us, which I realize is crazy town, especially with all of our snow days. But, here we are with the kids out of school and a lot of time on our hands. This past week was jam packed with activities, and I didn’t lose a kid! One adventure took us downtown to the World of Coke.

It’s a ton of work and physically and mentally exhausting, but getting out of the house and doing “stuff” usually results in a better day for all of us. Plus, it had been a while since we had last visited. but they asked us to come check it out again. 

World of Coke | Mommy and Me Monday

Did I mention I went solo with the girls? It was my first real outing with them. And, hey two out of four smiling faces is pretty good. (E was super unhappy in the stroller.) 

The World of Coke has a fun new mobile app that allows you to take fun pictures and send postcards out to family and friends (or post to instagram with bragging rights to taking your four girls out by yourself!) The Coca-Cola bear is my favorite part of the World of Coke. He’s so personable and animated. We didn’t have a line at all, yet I didn’t get a picture of just the older two with him. Incidentally, this was the only time E didn’t want out of her stroller. Maybe she remembers our last visit when the bear jokingly tried to eat her?

Mommy and Me Monday | World of Coca-Cola

The app allows you to access and unlock fun facts that are activated by bluetooth around the World of Coke. (Don’t worry about using your wireless data, either, they have a network you can sign into).

Mommy and Me Monday | World of Coca-Cola

These girls, they kill me sometimes with the cute. They jumped right on the stools and asked me to take a picture. 

Mommy and Me Monday | World of Coca-Cola

When I realized I could see them in the angled mirror, I told them I wanted to get one more picture. Yep, the oldest is a hoot.

Mommy and Me Monday | World of Coca-Cola

They had fun checking out their foot pressure and if they could bottle their own Coca-Cola. They could.

Mommy and Me Monday | World of Coca-Cola

And had a great time jumping in my bubble me picture with B.

Mommy and Me Monday | World of Coca-Cola

Their favorite part? The tasting room. Sodas from all around the world all over the place. We hardly ever do soda, so this is a huge treat and they were loving it. Once we got upstairs, we couldn’t even check out the new Pop Culture exhibit because they saw the tasting room and had to go there. 

E was once again okay with being in her stroller because she got her own cup. It literally had like a drop of Fresca in it, but she was so happy to have her own big girl cup, she didn’t care! (If you are headed there and want to play a joke on somebody, tell them the Beverly is your favorite. Odds are, it’s not your favorite, but you will get a great reaction out of them!)

Mommy and Me Monday | World of Coca-Cola

We didn’t get a chance to check it out, but they’ve just started showing a new feel-good film at the start of the tour called “Moments of Happiness.” I heard rave reviews from many friends that attended, so we will have to check it out next time.

What is the first thing to do on your summer to-do list?

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*We received tickets to check out World of Coke. The app is free. All thoughts are my own.

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Ashley M

I love coke so it would be really fun for me to visit this – it looks like the kids had a great time too!



I’ve been to Atlanta so many times and never been to the coke factory. I’m going to have to go this year and make it a priority.


Susanna @Zealous Mom

I know I’ve said this before, but you are truly amazing! It’s hard enough for me to get two kids out the door. At least the weather is nice.



My favorite Coke brand is definitely Coke Classic. I mostly drink Coke Zero, but nothing beats the real thing!
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Cam | Bibs and Baubles

Looks like a fun time! I haven’t been there in years. I think I last went when I was in college. That’s when I convinced myself I needed to live in Atlanta. Of course now, I live in L.A. LOL!
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Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest

That looks so fun. My husband was telling me about that place but he didn’t make it sound as cool as it looks.
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Carly Bellard

It has been forever since I visited The World of Coke. Props to you for taking all those kiddos with you! Mine would be running everywhere like crazy people!
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Kimberly Wright

It was nice meeting you and the kids. My favorite flavor for years has been the Apple Kiwi in Thailand!


Janeane Davis

It seems as if you had a wonderful time and a great opportunity. I enjoyed seeing hte day through your photos.
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Christina S

I would love to visit Coca-Cola! I want to take the Herr’s Tour with my munchkin this summer. We’ve been a few times, but he hasn’t.
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