Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year

The kids were excited this year was a leap year, so they convinced us to celebrate with the fire pit. We ate way too many toasted marshmallows, but it was worth it.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Louisiana Trip

The whole family has dealt with colds over the past two weeks. It's been a disgusting mess. I'm just glad it's over. No more sore throats or whining or mucus. We were finally able to get out of the house a bit.

We headed to Sean's Wednesday afternoon, mostly to hang out with him for his birthday. It was a lazy, but fun visit. We didn't go across the lake like usual, but I was able to finally see Keara and meet Luna/introduce Elias and the kiddos played at the park.

I was able to create a crochet pattern and can finish up the kids' Easter gifts. Sean's cat, Nozomi, tried to help a bit.

We shopped at 2nd and Charles where I played with all the ukuleles and we picked out a vinyl Batman figure for Sean's birthday. Leah found a mask and we looked at books, but I think we're going to wait until our trip next month to buy anything. We did buy some stuff at the World Market. James picked out some candy sushi and chocolate-covered honey comb (it was weird, but good). Zac introduced the kiddos to the Pokemon card game, so it's been an adventure watching them play together.

Also, I started collecting Tsum Tsums. It's a bit silly I suppose, but they're adorable.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hearts, chocolates, and flowers

The month of February has been going by and I haven't had a minute to sit and write down all the things I meant to write about.

Leah was baptized on Valentine's Day. She didn't even cry after being submerged, though she said she had been practicing going underwater while in the bathtub. Dad cried, which I guess is a good thing. The last time he cried was probably when I was Leah's age and he was in the hospital after having his first heart-attack.

Mardi Gras was celebrated a day late and so far away from Louisiana this year, much to our disappointment. No parades, no beads. It was shared with Elias' sixth month of being with us as well as National Pizza Day. I did manage to make my own king cake with the help of ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls and food coloring on sugar. Zac even made a fantastic gumbo for the first time. Getting that roux right was tough, but he nailed it.

comedy/tragedy pizza faces

Elias had his last round of vaccinations until August, so he was feeling a little crabby, but snuggly. He's discovered a love of water and splashing, so on his days where he is hard to comfort, we just let him splash in some water, be it the sink or bath tub.

As a late Valentine, Zac surprised me with a trip to La Brioche in Jackson to pick out some macarons. It was such a cozy patisserie! All the coffee and cookies and ice cream. The macarons are by far my favorite, especially the strawberry and lemon.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Elias 6 months

This post is late because the 9th was Mardi Gras, as well as National Pizza Day, so there were some distractions.

Elias is halfway to being a whole year old. What! How?

Couldn't resist a pic of three neck-less kiddos.

He's already eating baby food, usually once a day but we're going to bump him up to twice a day.  So far, he's not a picky eater, but he's only had a few things to sample. He's drinking eight-ounce bottles and wearing size three diapers. Recently, he learned to push onto his knees, but usually alligator-crawls to get from A to B. His little knees are pink from creeping around so much. It's hard to change his diaper, unless he's got a distraction, otherwise, he's rolling away. I plan to talk to his pediatrician next week to see about giving him juice. I'm not quite ready to wean him just yet and he still searches for me to nurse him, so I'll continue that a while longer.