Friday, August 21, 2009

happy as can be . . .

this adorable photo of my little brown eyed girl and my little shrimp arrived in my inbox last night via nana's iphone! it looks like they are having a blast . . . and actually getting along great! we miss them like crazy . . . but are fully enjoying our break!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

we used 'em up . . .

last night when i was laying in bed with little miss . . . i told her i couldn't believe she was getting ready to start kindergarten in the morning. i asked her where the past 6 years went . . . because it just didn't seem possible that she was old enough to be a big school girl! she informed me that "we used 'em all up!"

she was all smiles this morning and eager to get ready for her first day of big school! i was smiles too . . . with only a few watery eye moments. it wasn't until we turned the corner onto the street of her new school that i pretty much lost all control of the tears! of course they are happy tears . . . maybe mixed with a few sad tears because little miss isn't so little anymore.

sean and i walked her into her class and she was still all smiles . . . definitely nervous but still excited. when the teacher announced that it was time for the moms and dads to exit stage left . . . she broke down. she didn't want to let go . . . i didn't want to let go. but we did . . . her teacher came and gave her the little extra attention that she needed and off sean and i were off to the cafeteria to mingle with the other parents over a little fruit, coffee, and donuts. and of course . . . the tears were still there but we are so excited for her and the opportunity she has at her new school for fun times and new friends . . . and becoming bilingual!

happy first day of kindergarten little miss!

laissez les bons temps rouler!
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Monday, August 17, 2009

home again . . .

we made it home (with a lighter load-only 2 kids!) after a wonderful week of fun in the sun! now its time to get ready for little miss' first day of kindergarten . . . and moving! i'm still sorting thru the hundreds of pictures i took . . . but i can't wait to post them. stay tuned!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

checking in and out . . .

it's been a while since my last post . . . and it might be a little while before my next one.

things have been quite busy around here . . . sean is working extremely long days on the house and so i've been on solo-parenting mode for quite a few days now. once they are in bed . . . blogging isn't on the top of my to do list.

what is on the top of my to do list is getting prepared for our guests that are arriving from missouri tomorrow! my parents and one of my big brothers and his family will be arrive tomorrow afternoon. they are spending the weekend with us in new orleans and then on monday we are all headed to florida for a week of fun in the sun! we can't wait!

happy weekend!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

moving right along . . .

the house project is progressing at a great pace right now. hopefully everything continues to go smoothly!
the little ones and i decided to finally get out of our jam's today about 5:30 p.m. and go visit daddy at work.
i was pleasantly surprised when we showed up and saw the back half framed. i am completely and totally in love with the floors. the flooring is 1x6 tongue and groove pine. they are going to be getting dents and dings during construction which is going to help make them looked aged and straight from an old french quarter building.
the house is a 'c' shape. we have the floor plan designed where the 3 girls rooms will be in the back section of the house all together. little man's room will be in the front section close to mom and dad.while we were there tonight . . . the girls staked their spot and the rooms have been assigned.
little miss and little shrimp's rooms will be next to each other with their windows overlooking the courtyard . . . that will be designed to have the feel of a french quarter courtyard.little brown eyes' room will be directly across the short hall and her room will overlook the backyard.
while we were there . . . little miss got some alone time with her daddy.
it only lasted for a few minutes . . . until the others realized how fun it looked to sit on the edge of the 2nd story that over looks the above grade basement.
this will be the living room that is also at the back of the house . . . overlooking the backyard.
soon enough we made our way to the basement . . . which really isn't a basement because its not underground. around here . . . people call them above grade basements. the entire house will be 2 story when it's complete. but we will have all of the living space on the second floor . . . like a raised house. the basement or first floor will have a 1 car garage, storage space, a sewing/craft room, small kitchen, bar/pool table and possibly a 1 bedroom apartment. sean is doing the basement with post/beam construction and the ceiling will remain how you see it now with the rough sawn oak joists and tongue and groove flooring from above exposed.
this is at the back of the house and will be the small kitchen area for courtyard, backyard, and pool room entertaining.
this great space will be where sean's pool table will go. we salvaged the slate floors that were already there. they are fantastic!
this is a big project . . . and sean is working like a mad man to get it completed. if all goes well it will take about 4-5 months to complete. stay tuned for more updates!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

{almost} all better . . .

i took shrimp to get her hair fixed today and she came home with a cute little bob.
after she cut her hair . . . i told her that she needs to remember to eat extra fruits and veggies so her hair would grow back faster. she was all for it . . . reminding me to cook veggies for every one of her meals.

on the way home from the salon . . . she said, "mom don't cook veggies for me. i don't want my hair to grow. i love it and i want it to stay like this forever!"

the new do is {almost} very cute on her . . . her curls that i loved so much are gone! but it's ok . . . she loves her hair and that's what really matters. we have plans to make some really funky headbands for her as the hair on top starts to grow and needs a little covering up. she's asking for big bows . . . flowers . . . feathers . . . and sparkles. i'm sure we will come up with something that's {almost} as cute as shrimp herself!