Friday, March 26, 2010

The Day the Brick-Layers Came

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flying a Kite

Pop and Mimi sent Mason a kite in his Valentine's Day box. At the time, it was raining daily and definitely not kite-flying weather. So the kite sat on top of the shelf in the laundry room. That all changed when March came roaring in like a lion. We've had some absolutely gorgeous days . . . and some absolutely blustery days, too . . . perfect for flying a kite. So one Sunday afternoon that's what Seth decided to do with the kids. When I went outside to join the fun, this is what I saw: No, I am not confused. Yes, that is a fishing pole. And, yes, this post is about flying a kite. Obviously boys raised amidst the bayous in Cajun country use their fishing poles for not just fishing . . . Seth said he wanted to see how high he could get the kite. We could barely see it: So I guess this is how Louisianians fly their kites! Abbie wanted in on the fun, too.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Showering Kristi

Mason, Hannah Kate and I recently went to Georgia to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Rob and Kristi's baby boy. Can I just say . . . it was absolutely breath-taking to spend a week doing something else besides building a house! I enjoyed the "break" immensely.

Table Scape:
One of my favorite parts about the shower was actually preparing the food! Cucumber sandwiches, ham and cheese melts, pepper jelly cheese pate (a south Louisiana delicacy if I've ever tasted one!), spinach dip, fruit with brown sugar cream cheese dip, lemon squares, baby sweet feet cookies, cupcake bits and smoothies! I had the most fun in the kitchen with my mom making the cookies and cupcake bites. In the picture below, the cupcake bites are in the upper left corner. Yes, WE MADE THOSE! Aren't they just the cutest ever?!? I know . . . they look hard. But they really weren't! There is a cake ball in the center. After you make the cake ball, you set it in some melted chocolate in a candy mold. We chose blue, of course. After it sets, you dip the tops in melted chocolate again - white this time around. And then we topped it off with a blue M&M. And the baby sweet feet cookies are on the far right. These jewels had lavendar in the cookie dough and were quite tasty.
Rob and Kristi are going to name the baby Jones Pierce. Jones was my Grandaddy's (Mama's daddy) name. Everyone knew him as Marvin, but his given name was Jones Marvin Cannafax. I can think of no better way to honor this most humble, gentle, kind, loving and caring man than by naming his great-grandson after him.I got a little carried away in making "designer" burp clothes for my newest nephew - 6 in all! But this one was my favorite. It was inspired by my brother (and my husband, too).MeMama (my Mama's mama), of course, crocheted a baby blanket for Jones, just like she's done for the rest of her great-grands.
Aunt Kristi had lots of little helpers!Hannah Kate especially loved all of the baby clothes.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pop's Golf Cart

During our recent visit to Georgia, Mason enjoyed riding around in Pop's new toy - a golf cart!
Hannah Kate, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with the golf cart. She preferred the tricycle instead.