Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Valentine's Weekend - Day 2

After the cold winter months, it was SO nice to be able to spend our Valentine's weekend outdoors! After church, Pops grilled chicken and Grammie made greens.. and then we set up a little t-ball game for the family!  Here is Uncle Wade teaching Calbug how to hold the bat!

Oh my gosh, what a cutie!!

Savannah, Sadie, and Rylie are all playing t-ball this spring on the same team... aaaand Uncle Nathan is the assistant coach!! Ahhhhh!!!  Seriously, won't that be the best time ever?!
Homerun, Vannie, homerun!!!

Grammie and Pops enjoying tea, sunny days... and their favorite grandchildren.;)

Find a bucket, throw in some toys... and you've got yourself a perfect play pen. 

My handsome little redhead!

Big brother helping out!!

Being a baby is hard work, y'all.

Playing in the woods...



Love that these girls are such sweet friends.

Peek-a-boo!


Hahaaa, photo bomb! This was such a precious moment, though! Both girls had chairs pulled up to the counter as they helped Grammie peel apples and roll out fresh dough for one of our family's favorite desserts, Apple Danish!  I hope they love and appreciate baking days with Grandma.. and I'm so looking forward to seeing this happen again and again for many years to come!

No trip to Pops' is complete without a little ice cream in a cone.


Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!
So these last two pictures are thrown in here just for kicks and giggles.  This is a picture of Paula Deen's banana pudding. It was my first time to make it and eat it... and it was "on point," in Shan's words, haha!! It was deliciousssss!!! Make it. Grab a spoon. Eat it all.  I promise you'll want to.

Lastly, Savannah and Andrew are our mail-getters.  They love running out to the mailbox every afternoon and carrying in our 'prizes' that Mailman Mike leaves for us!  Apparently, they wanted to return the favor.  On Monday morning, I noticed our flag was standing up on the mailbox and knew I hadn't put it up.  Wade walked outside to check on it and came back inside laughing.. The kids had taken an offering envelope from church, put in a magnet, sealed the envelope and mailed it, even putting the flag up!! Haa!!  Not sure what Mr. Mike would have done with this... but it sure made us laugh!! What sweet babies!
We always have an awesome time in Thibodaux and it was especially wonderful to have grandparents to watch the babies! Wade and I took full advantage of it and went for walk after walk after walk together, ha! The warmer spring weather is just the icing on the cake!  Looking forward to posting pictures from the girls's t-ball games, too... tryouts are tonight at 6! Wish us luck! :))

Valentine's Day in New Orleans

Since Wadie had a few days off around Valentine's Day, we decided to hit up New Orleans! More specifically, we wanted to take the kids to see the fabulous N.O. Aquarium!!!!  I aaaaalways love going and this would be Andrew, Grant, and Callie's first time to see the sharks and fishies.. and BIRDS!!!! Yes!! Birds!! But we'll get to that. ;)

Here they are, all fascinated with the entrance, ha!


Vannie with her favorite "glitter" fishes! See how sparkly they are?!

Savannah was Grant's age the last time she visited the aquarium!  And I found this picture from it!!  Here is a link to our first trip to New Orleans with Baby Vannie:: Savannah's Trip to New Orleans

4 years later, there's a new baby in the stroller..
My sweet Baby Grant!

Sweet cousin love!


Checking out the penguins!



Baby Grant loved the penguins, just like Savannah did!


Daddy and Vannie 4 years ago:

And here we are a few years later!

Shark faceeee!

Callie and the Frog Prince!

Petting the sting rays!!!


Steering the shrimp boat!

Okay, last flashback...  Here's my little pearl!


And here she is today!

'Sharing' the boat, ha!

Seriously, the cutest catch of the day everrrrrr.

My favorite part of the aquarium!

Love it!!

Holding out their hands for their fishy picture! The aquarium photoshops a fish into their hands which is the cutest thing ever..

While waiting for the picture to print, I snapped this of our crew downstairs!

The photographer told us to visit Parakeet Pointe while we waited for our picture to print. It's only a little over a year old and it.is.incredible!!!!!! You walk into a gigantic bird cage and the little birdies land on you!!!! I was scared at first... but they kinda grow on you!!  Sooo fuun!!


Hahahahaaa!!!!



How awesome is this?!

And this one is the winning shot of the day! Ahhhhhh!! Haha!

I wonder if it tastes like chicken..??




So awesome!!



Feed the birds, tuppence a bag!





Trying to sneak in Wadie's pocket!






My Mary Poppins moment! :))

A birdie landed on our camera strap!

Waving goodbye to our new little friend!

We then returned home to open Valentine's Day presents from Nan and Paw!


Our precious little Valentines!

We had a wonderful day and spent the night eating shrimp poboys and peanut butter m&ms with our little loves. Valentine's Day just gets sweeter as the years go by! Day 2 of our Valentine weekend - coming up next!

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From childhood friends to high school sweethearts, and now newlyweds and brand-new parents, Wade and I can only thank Jesus for His incredible blessings. Our three children are the ULTIMATE gifts from God and we pray that our lives glorify Him. He is our everything.