Friday, July 12, 2013

NOLA -part 2

We decided to take the kids to the Insectarium.  It was both cool & gross!  They had a kitchen area with chefs that cook bugs (specially grown for this) & educate on the nutrition they can provide -yuck!  The guys got to try Chocolate Chirp Cookies (crickets baked in) & cinnamon-sugar meal worms.  I bought an adorable royal icing dragonfly cookie (no bugs for me & H!)


Thursday, July 11, 2013


Let me preface this post by saying this....I love the beach. I love the smell of the ocean, the seafood, the sand. I love the time spent without schedule. There is no "next" activity. It's simple. WEll, this year, we didn't get to go to the beach :( My consolation prize was New Orleans (because R had to go on business and asked us to tag along.) I decided to make the most of it. I like to expose my children to lots of different foods, cultures, experiences and NOLA definitely has that, right? 

 First Stop - Audubon Aquarium

It's Been Awhile.........

Okay, so I realize my last blog post was July..... 2 years ago. And, I'm okay with that. My hiatus turned into a lengthier absence than I originally intended, but life with 3 boys has been BUSY! Between a husband that travels, E's traveling ball, work, and life in general, I have felt swamped. BUT, I miss cataloging the funny sayings, the pics, my thoughts and feelings, so....I'm back!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Playing Catch-up

Only two weeks till school's back in session and I can't figure out where the time has gone! I feel like I'm so busy with 3 that I'm not getting many pics (and I've ALWAYS harassed my mom about not doing/having pics/scrapbooking me since I was #4 child.) Here is part 1 of a few pics from this summer, but first I need to update on baby boy.
H is now 4 1/2 months. He weighed in at 16 lbs at 4 mos. check-up and has since been eating a little baby food. We've had peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, and bananas up to this point. Oh, and rice cereal, but I think he may have a little allergy to it, so I quit it. He rolled over for the first time on our anniversary, June 10th. His first little tooth (yes, folks, that's right - a tooth!) broke through around July the 8th and the second one came through this weekend. I can't believe it!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Not sure why the pic on the last post was so big, so I just deleted it. So far, I've started painting the walls (not so sure about the color, yet) and decided to tile a backsplash. Will post finished pics when I get it all done!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Mother's Eyes

I have my Mother's eyes and I feel like I'm beginning to see through them. You see, I found this picture of my mom with my oldest brother, Jimmie. I'm not sure if it's taken in the hospital or at home, but he's obviously a newborn. When I found this it made me tear up. I know that in the blink of an eye, I, too, will be looking at pictures of my children & comparing their features to that of my grandchildren. My heart already aches at the thought of everyone growing up. I just need everything to slow down a little. Let me soak up every time those tiny fingers curl around mine. Let my ears catch every sweet, little laugh. Let my arms embrace every hug and heal every ache. Please, Lord, let me keep all these memories and cherish these wonderful years.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

1st Bath

These are pictures from H's first bath. This "first" actually occured two weeks ago, but I've been a little behind on posts --- not to mention laundry, thank-you notes, grocery shopping, etc, etc.....
Anyway, as you can see from the pics, he's not too happy about this strange, cold experience. Even afterwards, you can see that he is still a little miffed :)