Saturday, January 12, 2013

This is how I sleep.....

One morning I went in to check on Codi sleeping and this is how I found her....

She apparently moves around alot in her bed and likes her legs hanging out of the crib

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pirate Connor turns 4

Connor turned 4 this year on Christmas Day - we celebrated his birthday a few days early with a Pirate theme and a train ride.  The party was super fun and I know he enjoyed every bit of it.  He received a bunch of Spider-Man toys and clothes and other fun stuff as well.

the start of Connor's birthday gift stack

Jake and The Neverland Pirates banner

Treasure Map Fun!


Pirates Booty

Pirate cake - first I've ever made - delicious

decorating pirate hats and swords

Train Ride!!!

Connor and his friends from school

Daddy and Caden

friends bouncing and playing

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Celebrating 30yrs old in New Orleans

Its 2012....I've been pregnant for the last 4 years....I'm turning 30......definitely time to have some fun with no kids in tow.  Where do you go when you can't afford to fly to Vegas or NYC?  New Orleans of course.  Nick and I had never gone before, so thought hey it could be fun.  My sister joined us and our good friends Mike and Jenny came along too.  We drove 6 hours to party, eat good food, site see, and enjoy some good company.

St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral

Nick and I in Jackson Square

the ceiling in St. Louis Cathedral

inside St. Louis Cathedral

Jackson Square Sculpture

Jenny and I in front of my favorite door
 I will be painting my front door this color one day!  The colors on the buildings were beautiful in the French Quarter.
Cemetery family plot
 This was one of my favorite places - Nick and I would love to take a tour of this cemetery next time.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button movie house
 We just so happened to look this one up and we were a block away from it in the Garden District so why not stop by.  It was for sale for $2.5 million at one time.  Nick and I would love to go on the home tour to see these beautiful homes.
going out to The Commander's Palace for my birthday

my sister Abby and I getting ready for the evening festivities

At the end of our trip, even though we did not get to see Matthew McConaughey filming his movie in the Garden District - I did get to try grilled oysters (delicious), had a muffuletta, drank a Hurricane and a Grenade, ate beignets, rode on the oldest streetcar, saw some beautiful homes, and enjoyed Bourbon street.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Celebrating St. Nick Day

Our Christmas family tradition is to celebrate St. Nick Day each year.  St. Nick Day is usually around December 6th.  This is the day that Santa fills the kids stockings and we watch the Veggie Tales St. Nick DVD.  Then Christmas Day we focus more on family and our Lord Jesus.  Santa tries to make sure the kids are filled with fun gifts for the holiday season.  This year they got christmas pjs, a christmas shirt, a christmas book, ornament, and some other fun goodies to play with.

Christmas Decorations

Our new stockings

Brotherly love

Sweet miss Codi

Connor and his stocking

Caden and his stocking

Caden checking out his loot

Spider-Man ornament - no way!

Jake and the Neverland Pirates ornament!!

Connor and his loot

Daddy and his loot

Codi is so excited!

Codi checking out her loot