Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Chef Charlie

Charlie is interested in cooking. He doesn't desire to eat a lot, but he does have interest in making it. Recently, he and Aaron picked up a pizza kit. Charlie loves pepperoni pizza, so we were sure he would love it.

He loved making it. He beamed with pride for his design with the pepperoni! The eating it part was not such a hit. I think we'll stick with delivery for pizza he will eat!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Blooms

We had some lovely, warm, sunny days that gave us a bit of spring fever. Trees started to bloom and Sarah Graves was eager to pull out her summer things.

She and Aaron went out to run errands and she asked him to stop and take her picture with the trees in bloom. She has an eye for beautiful things! Love these pictures of my pretty girl on a beautiful day.

Cookie Sales

We made it through our first Girl Scout cookie season pretty easily. With help from Pops, Sarah Graves sold 200 boxes of cookies! We made videos to ask our friends and family to buy cookies, went door to door in our neighborhood, Pops took her in his neighborhood, and Pops delivered cookies to family in Baton Rouge! 
She also worked with girls in her troop to sell more cookies at cookie booths outside stores and restaurants.

I'm not sure she is ready to run her own business, but she is proud that she met her goal and really excited about the badges she earned!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Visit with Aunt Lex

We were thrilled for Lex to come visit for a couple days! We had work and school during the day, but worked in a couple of dinners, Mad Libs, karaoke, and she taught the kids to play Choo Choo dominoes! Always fun to have my friend in town!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day the day after Mardi Gras and on Ash Wednesday, we had a low key celebration. 
My cutie valentine boy!

Sarah Graves was at choir, so we had a fun evening making some special valentine cupcakes.

He really enjoyed it!

We made these yummy heart shaped valentine's cupcakes to share with Sissy and Daddy. By the time they got in, I forgot to take any pictures, but the cupcakes were a hit!

We also exchanged valentines and the kids made sweet ones!

So glad to have a day to remind each other how much we're loved. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mardi Gras!

Sad that we didn't get to go to a parade this year, but we made our own Mardi Gras fun! We got together for dinner and king cake!
The kids were in high spirits after decorating with beads everywhere and happily having dinner together.

King cake from a local bakery.

Charlie found the baby!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Girl Scout Weekend

Sarah Graves' troop got together to make signs to use at their cookie booths. The girls had fun coming up with slogans and designing their posters!

They also got together at the art school to earn their pottery badge. This was right up Sarah Graves' alley! They made a pendant that they put on a cord, a Valentine's pin, and molded an animal. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Fun Breakfast

We have had such a rainy couple of months, but decided to brighten up a Saturday with breakfast from IHOP. The kids love breakfast and we had a great time going out for pancakes.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Game Boy

Charlie loves to play games, especially when he wins! I love when he discovers a new game and proclaims how awesome he is! He says, "I just leveled up, I'm so awesome at this game!"

He recently learned how to play games on the laptop. He loves playing Candy Crush on it! Of course, he started at the beginning levels and was so totally awesome!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sweetheart Ball

Sarah Graves really looks forward to the Daddy Daughter Dance. She picked out her dress several months in advance and Charlie picked out some cute accessories for her. The event was a little more complicated this year because she also had a masquerade ball for cotillion! My social butterfly was up for all of it!
I see her in these pictures and it's hard to believe this my eight year old baby! She looks so pretty and so grown up!

The parents put in so much work to make this a special night! The beautiful invite starts the excitement, then there are plans for dinner with friends and their dads, and finally the dance itself. There are crafts, snacks, and a fun deejay to make it a special night.

She had a fun night with daddy!