Monday, December 15, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast & More Snow Pictures

I forgot in my whirlwind of pictures yesterday to add some of Anna Katharine's School Thanksgiving Feast. It was quite funny that their "feast" consisted of pizza bagels & apple slices. I couldn't help but wonder if the pilgrim children ate the same things at their feast! Somehow I think menus have changed over the past few hundred years. The little boy in the last picture is Anna Kate's best friend at school-Madden. He is quite the ladies man as his mother says he routinely come home talking about his girls- "Anna Tate", Makayla & Claire!

My Mom also gave me the pictures she took at their house last week when it snowed. Her pictures came out much better than mine did so I thought I would share.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Past Month in a Flash

We have been quite busy around here for the past month. I don't have the time or energy to post about everything but here are some pictures to sum up what's been going on around here!

JD & I enjoyed a night away by going to Baton Rouge for the LSU/Alabama game. We didn't actually go to the game, but we had a lot of fun tailgating with our dear friends Jenni Lee & Joey.

The following weekend we brought the kids to Mistletoe & Moss's Breakfast with Santa. They also had several characters walking around talking to the kids. Anna Katharine especially enjoyed seeing Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty.

After Breakfast w/ Santa, we attended Scotti Christerson's 3rd Birthday Tea Party. The girls were so adorable dressing up & drinking "tea" out of their teacups. Having a daugther is so much fun!!

The following weekend I helped organize a baby shower for my good friend, Kelley Ivey. She's expecting baby Jett in a few weeks. We can't wait for him to arrive!

We then celebrated Thanksgiving the following Thursday with lots of yummy food. I was very proud of my chocolate chip pecan pie (thanks Lyndsey Knight for the recipe).

A few days after Thanksgiving, we made our annual trek to Grant, Louisiana to the Grant Christmas tree farm. This is one of my favorite days of the entire year and I was so excited that Anna Katharine enjoyed the experience as much as I did.

Last week we took Will on his first trip to Las Vegas! I guess this has become a tradition since Anna Katharine's first trip was also to Vegas when she was 6 weeks old (what were we thinking?!) My parents were going out for the National Finals Rodeo so we decided to tag along. Will had many 1sts including 1st plane ride, 1st limo ride, 1st rodeo. Both kids did great & we had a lot of fun seeing the sights & catching several shows.

We got home on Tuesday night & on Thursday morning we woke up early to a sight not usually seen in Southwest LOuisiana-SNOW!! It snowed about an inch and even stuck to the ground until around noon.

Well the snow is melted & the weather is now in the 70's...and of course we
are all sick now! Anna Katharine started with congestion & fever our last day in Vegas and on Wednesday the doctor said she had "walking pneumonia." She's been on antibiotics ever since. Then on Saturday morning we brought Will in & he tested positive for RSV. The doctor said Anna Kate's could be viral as well instead of the pneumonia he first diagnosed. Whatever our official illness is, all 4 of us have been in bed the past 2 days with coughing, sneezing, runny noses, etc. UGH! Hopefully this bug will pass quickly & we'll have a healthy week!