As part of her preschool curriculum last spring, my five-year-old and I read the classic tales of that mischievous long-eared garden thief, Peter Rabbit.


So imagine my excitement when I discovered that “Peter Rabbit” was included in this season’s family series at the Center for Puppetry Arts. You see, when it comes to places in downtown Atlanta, this spot ranks among our favorites. We just had to go.

Here we are, ready to venture into the craziness of Wednesday morning I-75 traffic to catch a 10 a.m. performance.


Before we made it too far though, we had to make a quick coffee stop. This mama needed a bit more caffeine. As you can see, I broke my “no pumpkin in September” rule. I indulged in my first pumpkin spice latte of the season.


While many of the puppet shows at the Center are in-house, “Peter Rabbit” was presented by a visiting company: the Thistle Theater of Seattle, Washington. Performed using what’s called the “Bunraku” puppetry style, this three-person team did a great job. The kids and I all loved it!


The fun didn’t stop at the theater though. The girls got to bring home their very own create-a-puppet kit. Isn’t this Peter Rabbit rod puppet cute?


Just to finish the day out, we may have to curl up on the couch and enjoy this charming film. The girls have yet to see it.


Yep, it’s just a Peter Rabbit sort of day around here.