Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's all a blur...

The Holidays...that is.  I pretty much have no words.  Just pictures.











It was an amazing Christmas and an amazing year.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Elf Magic

Like many families these days we have a Christmas Elf.  His name is Fred...
He gets into a lot of mischief, sometimes he decorates the Christmas tree
He steals our shoes...
He gives little reminders when we have a "troubled" day...
He takes hot chocolate baths
He reminds us again about how important good behavior is
Sometimes he has to make a phone call
And he usually rather be fishin'
But at the end of the day he's a pretty classy guy.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dear Santa...

With all that was going on this year I was afraid with Christmas fast approching that we wouldn't get any Santa pics for the kids.
Obviously with this being Liam's first Christmas we couldn't let this happen.  Then Zane came home with this (above) adorable picture that was taken at school during a special "pajama party" they had for the kindergarden classes.  It was perfect.  I was happy with that but still needed something for Liam. 

So with just a few days before Christmas and Z out of school me and my parents packed up the kids to go to a follow up doctor's appointment from my surgery and decided it would be the perfect time to sneek in some Santa pics!
 We took these at the Bass Pro Shop
 Very happy with them
 AND...if you were with the first group there when Santa arrived (which we happened to be), you got to ride the merry go round WITH Santa!  How lucky is that?!  Score.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME

I was a lucky girl this year for my birthday...
Not one cake...but TWO
 My girl Jamey got me this delish chocolate one and had a lovely snack spread prepared as we watched the LSU tigers play some football against her home team of Georgia.  It was fabulous.

AND my hubs got me this big 'ol wonderful cookie cake (picked up & delivered by our sweet friend Alissa)

As for the gift, well the hubs outdid himself again this year...
 I've had my eye on the beautiful Mignon Faget ring ever since I saw it and now it's mine, mine, MINE!

Speaking of cheese and crackers, also part of my birthday weekend...the parents kept the kiddos while the hubs and I caught a movie (Breaking Dawn!!) and ran by whole foods...this was the outcome...
A glorious cheese selection that stocks our fridge!  SO pleased! 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

A season of thanks

This year I have so many things to be thankful for.
 Here are my top three. 
 Love my little Z sporting his turkey hat we made Thanksgiving morning.   I was so looking forward to him coming home from school with the traditional feather hat or the black pilgram hat but they didn't make them.  It made me sad...so we whipped this one up at the last minute and at first I didn't think he wanted to wear it but as we were hopping in the car to head to thanksgiving dinner he yelled...WAIT, MY HAT!  So I'm a proud momma!

Speaking of school,  this was our first Thanksgiving lunch with our little man.  Such a big boy!

And this was my attempt at a preholiday meal...a baked chicken with veggies and an acorn squash.  So yummy!
Hope your family had a great holiday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

We are Family...

Our very first offical family photo shoot as a family of FOUR!
 And Allison Kirkland of AK Photography did an amazing job of capturing us as a family.
 So pleased with how the pics came out.
 So sweet with such tender little moments she captured.








 I put together this little montage of Z kissing my hand...
 Allison had told him to give his momma a kiss.  Since last year when he read the book "The Kissing Hand" at preschool he has been kissing me on my hand so he naturally went for my hand!  It was totally sweet. 

Even the outtakes were adorable!

I can't wait for our next session!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Trick or Treat

Trick or treat is over and done and it's taken me a while to update but I've finally got pics ready to post!!
 We went trick or treating with Zane's good buddy Bobby and we got to hang out with our friends Jamey and Preston at the Skye's house in Brusly.
 We had a great time trick or treating and then enjoyed som hot gumbo when we were done!



 Zane was a Lightning McQueen racecar driver and Liam sported his owl costume again;)
 His buddy Bobby was the super cool iron man which is always a big hit with Z!
 It was a delightful night of fun, food and friends!