Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's been a while since I have updated our blog! We had a wonderful Christmas, and hope that all of you did too! We are doing great! Stella is now 2 1/2 and Sam is 17 months. He is ALL boy and VERY busy! Sam weighs 5 lbs. more than Stella and is only about an inch shorter! Stella is ALL girl, loves taking care of her baby dolls, and everything princess and pink! They are so much fun!
Mr. Randy and Mrs. Val gave Lucas and I a trip to stay at Monmouth Plantation in Natchez, MS last Christmas. We went to Natchez in November and had a wonderful and relaxing time...and so enjoyed "our" time away from the kids for 24 hours! :) We had the BEST tamales at "Fat Mama's", did a little antiquing, visited Longwood Plantation, had dinner at Magnolia Cafe' and were in bed for 8:00! Thank you again Mrs. Val and Mr. Randy!
Jenny & Lucas at Longwood Plantation

Christmas was wonderful! Stella and Sam were not to fond of Santa, but enjoyed the lights and decorations!

Sam & Stella at Paboo's house

Stella's beautiful Christmas dress
Sam and Stella playing Marla's piano!!!
The Boudreaux and Thibodeaux float for the Christmas parade.
Jenny and sweet Granny
Sam and Stella have so much fun going to the park! We often go to Leeward park, but lately we have been going to the new Perkins Rd./Kennilworth BREC park that recently re-opened by our house. The new park has a skateboarding park, children's park, rock climbing wall, BMX trails, walking trails, and a lake.

Lucas and Sam
Sam watching the skateboarders. He often wants to walk/run right into the action!

This one, of the many, very cool play climbers for the older children.... and adults if you ask Lucas!! :)

Serious Stella taking in all the action!
It started to rain about 20 minutes after I took this picture!

Lucas with Stella and Sam.
Stella blowing kisses!

Cute Sam with his hat on!

Stella loves, I mean really loves her baby dolls! They all have names, and one of her choosing must come with us wherever we go. Let me introduce them! (from left to right) Joanie, Jenny, Susan, Ann, Mary, Jasmine, William (Sam's boy baby), Rachel, Lily, Rose, Kim, Brittany, and Stella. The other day Stella told me that Baby Joanie was in time out for biting Baby Susan!
Visiting Daddy at work!

We go to Walmart almost everyday, often just for the entertainment of the buggy cart! When they are sitting in the cart, I most often get "Are they twins?".
Playing in the leaves!
Sara Lott recently got married to a wonderful, sweet man... Adam Carpenter. Sara was a gorgeous bride and the wedding was so much fun! John and his wife, Michelle were able to come in town for the wedding. It was so special to have everyone together!
Forest, Granny, and Allison

Jenny & John
Jenny, Michelle, and Allison

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Stella and Sam!
I can't believe how fast time has flown by! We now have a 2 year old and a, very BIG, 1 year old! Stella had a "Handy Manny" birthday party and Sam LOVED diving into his cupcake. Our very talented friend, Lori, took Stella and Sam's Birthday Pictures. She did a wonderful job of capturing our beautiful children. Thank you Lori!!!
Stella's 2 year pictures

Stella in cowboy boots! I found these 'real' cowboy boots at a consignment shop and she LOVES to wear them. Even if the outfit doesn't match, she insists she put them on. Lori, was driving by one day, happened to have her camera and took these adorable pictures.

Notice Stella's feet!

I made these cupcakes for Stella's party. They have colorful sprinkles around the edges.
For the party treat bags, I made my Daddy's Sweet Dream Cookies. Stella loved dipping her hands in paint to make the "Thank you!" cards and passed them out after she opened her presents.

Birthday Girl enjoying her cupcake.


Poppy and Lucas

Sweet Eli with his party hat on.

Stella and Ava checking out her new stroller from Paboo. (She pushes her baby down the street daily!)

Poppy and Mo gave Stella her first kitchen! She absolutely loves it! She makes me spaghetti and meatballs all the time.

Jenny, Lucas, and Sam at Paboo's house.
Sam and Mama

Sam is such a big boy! He has the sweetest personality. He started walking 2 weeks ago, and now prefers to walk over crawling. We are in trouble when he starts to run! He is 29 pounds and only an inch shorter than Stella. Lori took these pictures of Sam in Paboo's backyard. He is my precious little man!

Any time Sam hears a cell phone ring he puts his hand to his ear and starts "talking". Too cute!

Sam opening his presents and Mo and Poppy's house.

Sam's 1st dump truck! He pushes it around the yard and actually puts dirt and leaves in it!
A beautiful rainbow on Sam's birthday.

I love anything sweet!

Precious Eli

Sam and Eli playing with Weeble Wobbles.

Oops! I did this pictures twice!

Stella's dance moves at a wedding with the Firmin's.

Sam and Stella playing in the Jeep at the Firmin's.
We had such a fun time swimming with the kids this summer. Stella loves the water and even jumps of the diving board by herself.

Stella and Mo

Poppy helping Stella and Mo float on their backs.

Sam having a fun time with the water hose.

Look at me!!

Sweet Stella before bedtime.

Stella pulling Paboo in the wagon.

Our house was built in the early 60's and has cast iron plumbing under the house. The cast iron plumbing rotted, so we had to re-route the plumbing from the house, resulting in tearing up a bit of the front yard and back yard. I took this opportunity to do some landscaping in the front yard. (Pictures will be on a later post.) We planted two natchez white crape myrtyls and a loqout tree. Here Stella and Sam are playing in the hole for one of the trees. They had so much fun!

Stella and Daddy playing in the truck.