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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Little stuff

We're having a good trip. I'm feeling a little trip'd out, though, which is bad since we haven't even gotten there yet. I must be crazy!

MawMaw just taught Benny to stick out his tongue.

Katie is singing "If yoi happy, no, clap yoi feet!"

Sammy is trying desperately to get out the hotel room door. Too bad mama is still in her PJs and nothing is packed. WTH was I thinking FBing until 3 a.m. (Had a couple of really nice chats, though!)

Not looking forward to packing the truck. Ugh! But I am looking forward to seeing who's at the end of today's drive!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Kate!

My darling Katie,

3 years ago I went in for an OB check and growth scan. The doctor thought your abdomen hadn't grown since the last growth scan 4 weeks earlier, and that you were only 5 lbs at 38 weeks. She sent me to the hospital to be induced. I was supposed to pick MawMaw up at 4, but Mrs. Donna had to do it for me. About 7 hours after I got to the hospital, you arrived after only 1 & 1/4 pushes - very different than your big brother's 45 arrival after 45 minutes of pushing!!!

I was so proud of my beautiful baby girl. And I'm just as proud now of the big girl you're growing into. You're such a big helper to mama, and so good with Benny, who adores you. We all love you very much!

Here are some pictures from your third birthday, which we are spending in Louisiana with Mama's family.

MawMaw and PawPaw gave you and Sam some little chairs, and as soon as you set them up, you demanded that I take your pictures in them:

This is how big Benny was on your birthday - 3 months old and in a 9 month sized outfit!:

We took you to lunch. Mimi came too. You picked Chili's. You loved your corn on the cob, nibbled on your corndog, and shared your chocolate cake with all of us.

MawMaw and Sammy playing the menu games:

Mama (and Daddy) bought you and Sammy a Nintendo Wii today, and told you that you could only use it if you used the potty and not diapers. You both ran to the potty as soon as we got home, and used the potty all afternoon.

Tomorrow is your birthday party, and you are very excited. So excited that you won't go to sleep. Silly girl!

Love you, my darling!

-- Mama
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Livin' the life!

Benny has his own personal swing-rocker - our Granny.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Benny with his great-grandmas

Great Grandma Gerri C (Grampy's mom) in north Louisiana

"Granny" Doris CB (MawMaw's Mom) in PVLA

"Mimi" Doris L (PawPaw's Mom) from Gonzales, LA
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Drivin' dem Louisiana highways

Sure did feel the nostalgia pangs as I passed the Hwy 6 exit. And hello?!? Are there *any* gas stations along I-49 in Alex? Took the last exit out of town & finally found one way past LSUA... & they turned the lights off when we pulled up to the pump. But the next one was open & it was a nice surprise to look up from the pump & see Lea's. Ended up taking 71 home since we were so far down it already. Missin' me some Gifties right about now...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One happy baby!

We're on the crazy trip. Currently <2 hrs from our first destination.

B was sooooo happy to be out of his carseat during lunch! Then he howled in protest at being strapped back in.

The bigs are watching Frosty the Snowman for the 5th time today.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Shrinking Easter Bunny, Part II

Since last year's comparison was so popular...


Sammy at 3m2d and Benny at 2m3w6d
(There is NO WAY B would have fit into the baptism outfit again.  He barely fit into it when he was baptised at 5w!!!)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kids' Easter Photos

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Some Highlights from Grampy's visit

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Happy Easter Bunny!

I try to participate in the fun without perpetuating the deception. But apparently, my kids learned about the "Easter Bunny" from Max & Ruby. Go figure...
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The Easter Bunny

What does he bring to kids with weak tooth enamel, who are allergic to most candies and to eggs?

Well, here he brought new swimsuits & matching sun hats, beach towels, & sunglasses; a movie; a couple of books (school stuff - an easy reader and a book about the body. That cheap and sneaky Bunny!), sticker books, and a few plastic eggs with dairyless, peanutless candy in them (SweetTarts, Runts, & Nerds.)

(Note: He would have brought things with more of a religious theme, if he hadn't been taking care of kids who have been sick and/or in the hospital for the last 2 months, and been too frazzled/tired to shop for anything but groceries lately!)

So what did he bring to your house???
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Grampy is here visiting

It snowed for him this morning, for a few minutes.

3 Generations of C's.

Grampy with grandbaby #13

Grumpy with grandbaby #13

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