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when i was your age summer kids picnic table!

Hey, sunshine. We’re gonna pull up a seat and hope you stay awhile.

Protect the littlest beach bums from strong rays with a cabana for one. The pop-up tent has built-in UPF 50+ and a carry case, making it perfect for families on the go.

You could sit all day on a lounge chair and do nothing. Your toddler, however, prefers a little swing in his Adirondack. Prairie Leisure’s all-wood chair swing comes in six bright colors, including red and yellow, and can be hung from a tree (quaint), porch (charming), or swing set (lucky you with the backyard).

From lanyards to popsicles, an old-school picnic table is the perfect place to craft and snack. Susan Bridgefarmer creates each table to order from more than 50 colors, all sealed with a protective coating to weather whatever summer has in store.

this week in atlanta!
Mother’s Day Buffet

What: Hang up the apron and indulge in a spread of omelets, pastries, and more.
Why: Toast to yourself with a Bellini, mimosa, or glass of sangria.
When: Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Alon’s Bakery & Market, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (678-397-1781). Tickets online at alons.geomerx.com. Adults, $25; children, $12; under 6, free.

Peter & the Wolf

What: Listen and watch as the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Magic Circle Mime Company try to outsmart a wily wolf in the reenactment of Prokofiev’s beloved tale.
Why: Stop by the lobby for a little one-on-one time with Happy Tails Pet Therapy animals.
When: Sun., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.
Where: Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE (404-733-5000). Tickets online at atlantasymphony.org. Adults and children, $15-$20.

National Train Day

What: Take a gander at vintage steamers, locomotives, freight trains, and more.
Why: Pick up speed with free caboose rides all day.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Hwy. (770-476-2013). Adults, $8; children 2-12, $5; under 2, free.

Photo: Courtesy of When I Was Your Age

Alon's Bakery & Market
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30346
3595 Buford Hwy
Duluth, GA 30096
1280 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309