Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Leah is Two!

Happy birthday, my sweet baby girl!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Krystal gave birth to Rhyme today. I'm a great-aunt again. She's such a tiny cutie. Kayden looks like a proud big sister.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Finished Tattoo, Powdered Sugar

I got my tattoo finished and we enjoyed some beignets at Cafe Du Monde. I miss Louisiana. Mississippi just isn't the same.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

James is Five!

Today is James' official fifth birthday!

I spent all morning baking cupcakes. After they were frosted and decorated, we headed to Mawmaw's. The kids played in the sprinkler (unexpectedly) while I set up the birthday stuff. Fallyn and I went to Walmart to buy extra outfits for the kids and pick up anything I might've forgotten. Everyone was already at Mawmaw's by the time Fallyn and I returned. We mostly hung out while the kids played together. Orrin wouldn't go in the jump-around, so next year we'll try something different.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Aquarium of the Americas

Zac and I woke up later than I wanted, but the alarm didn't go off. Even the kids were still asleep when we woke up! I fed the kids, took a shower and we headed to New Orleans to meet up with Jessie and Joey at the aquarium. There was a parakeet exibit, so we were able to feed the birds. It was so fun! The last time we were at the aquarium was so long ago. James was a toddler and Leah was a zygote.

After the aquarium, Jessie had to get to work, so Zac and I searched the gift shop for the plush crawfish James wanted, but had no luck. Leah picked out an alligator and we headed to the Riverwalk. We ate the best sushi and finally found a crawfish for James. We bought a few sweets and headed back to Sean's.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Enjoying Quiet

Being at Sean's makes me ache for a place of our own. It's been so relaxing and quiet. When Zac graduates, I'm going to see about getting us an apartment in Covington. I really like it here and it's so close to everything.

I'm hosting my first birthday party so I'm extremely nervous and weird about it. I know I'll be awkward, but it's also a little exciting.

Sean made hot dogs for lunch. The kids have been so good today. James helped me bring groceries up THREE flights of stairs! Leah has been communicating better without getting so mad. She's been very good about telling us what she wants to wear and eat. It's a nice change.

We're going to the aquarium tomorrow!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Louisiana Trip, Mother's Day 2011

Zac and I are in Louisiana for the weekend. Mawmaw had a crawfish boil for Mother's Day this afternoon. The kids played in the jump-around with Francesca.

James was upset that he couldn't keep one of the cooked crawfish as a pet, even though I explained to him that it wasn't alive and would "go bad" if we kept it. He carried it around in a napkin for a while, but started crying when he had to throw it away so we could leave. I promised him we would find him a plush one at the aquarium next time we go.

Francesca was trying to teach Leah some of her dance moves. Leah kept putting her hands on her butt and shaking her hips! It was too silly.

We bought a few snowballs from Clown's and headed back to Sean's.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Newest nephew

Carlton and Rachel welcomed Baby Aidan today.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Movies and Books

Zac and I took the kids to the movies to see Rio. I'm impressed with how well-behaved my kids are. Neither said a word for the whole duration. They just sat quietly! Zac's been considering getting a pet bird, now... He's nuts.

I finished my 8th Sookie Stackhouse book by Charlaine Harris and started on the 9th, Dead and Gone. It's so hard to put these books down!