Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hat Boy!

My little R loves to wear hats. He puts them on, takes them off, stacks them up, shakes them around, and puts them on any random head he can reach. It's so much fun watching him play with hats because he giggles and squeals as he "works."

We're not much of a hat family, so the head coverings tend to stay in the playroom for dress-up, but today I let R wear his hat around the house. My little baby's growing up.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"W" is for ...

Wednesday with waffles and watermelon!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Block Castles

Our morning routine has changed since Andy started his part time job at FedEx. Andy and I wake up at 2:40 AM. I get the coffee going while he gets dressed. Then I tidy up a few things, organizing his work gear (more coffee, Gatorade, cereal bar) before I sneak away for some ALONE Bible Time. We kiss goodbye at 3:20 AM when he steps out into the dark, cruel world and I head back to bed.

Yes, I feel I am getting more sleep now than ever before in my life. It's wonderful. I fall back asleep quickly and don't budge until I hear the kids. And the kids know to make themselves unheard until Mom is ready to hear them. When I finally drag myself out of bed, I sneak into the living room to watch some uninterrupted news.

Once I am discovered, Mom duty kicks in. As soon as the kids see me, they know it's time to begin cleaning the playroom before breakfast. On this particular morning, they were so upset to see me since they had just built block castles. We let them stay up while we ate breakfast. They were just too cool to knock down.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Parent/Child Dedication

Last Sunday was also Parent/Child Dedication.
It was a bittersweet day for me. I always enjoy the dedication service and have been so blessed to be able to dedicate all of them at Church Acadiana. But I've kind of gotten used to having a new one to dedicate each year, and this year was our grand finale. No more babies.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Donuts for Dad

For Father's Day at church last Sunday, we had Donuts for Dad.
The Hospitality Team worked so hard to transfer the lobby of the theater into a chic eatery, and it was fabulous! The kids were thrilled to spend a little extra time with Dad ... and the donuts pushed the experience over the top.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Daddy with his Caboose

Andy has nicknames for all the kids.
Here he is with his Caboose.

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Art!

Thanks to my little artists, we have some new art to hang on the walls!
The kids are super thrilled to have their masterpieces displayed in the living room.
We plan to spotlight different pieces periodically. We have plenty of options.
And who knows, they just may be for sale one day. Anyone??

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Little Artists

The kids LOVE to paint, but it's certainly not the easiest activity for Mom to prepare/clean-up. A little invested time, some yarn and clothespins, and we've got always-ready paint time!
The best part - no spills to clean! Paint away my little artists!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Backyard Fun

We may have the most fun ever in our backyard!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Beat the Heat!

South Louisiana summer heat - YIKES!! This is how we beat the heat. Each summer we get 2 inflatable pools. (Compliments of Wal-Mart.) One pool is reserved for the babies (ie E and R this summer), and the other pool is watch out, run and fun, splash mania, hope it doesn't pop craziness. The kids have a blast, and it really does help all of us to enjoy the hot weather. Shhh … Mom slips into the baby pool from time to time.