Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Day 2,423

The Cozy, Lazy Cons



Special show. 


Cozy Dad. 



LEGO builds. 

Not bad for the last night in NOLA for a while. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Day 2,422

The Gator 


Pontoonin’ the swamp with my favorites. 


Ella-mater Alligator was right at home. 


We saw big huge gators. Turtles. Snakes. 


Held a baby gator too!


I think this makes us swamp people. 



Daddy says, “I like it out here, but I prefer land. Thanks.” I tend to agree. Ella Mae too. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Day 2,421

The Finest Coffee Around


Puccino’s: another NOLA gem. I’ve obsessed over their granita ever since I discovered it in 2015 and every time we get the lovely news that we’re heading back to my favorite place on earth, I look at Adam and confess, “Well, at least there’s Puccino’s!” And look, I even made believers out of my kids. Not that it was hard by any means. Their frozen “hot chocolate” is by every admission the tastiest chocolate shake around. Cocoa coffee at its finest, my friends. 



Another day. Another baseball game from the grassy hill. Our new favorite spot and our old favorite treat. Look at you go, NOLA! Livin the life!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Day 2,420

The Fourth 2018 Start



If you look closely, you’ll notice Bearett front and center, watching his Daddy pitch. Something that he’s started doing on his own and which makes my heart swell. 



It went better last night. He pitched five innings which means we got to see Dad hit twice. Finally!



We’re waiting patiently for this all to come together and enjoying the ride while we can. 



But let’s be real:



We’re tired of “poopy” luck and ready for dominance. Bring it on. 

(Amelia HAD to use the restroom. She insisted on going by herself and when I asked her to unlock the door to see what was taking her so long, this is what she had been doing!! Covering the toilet just like I always do for her! Ah! Proud mom moment!)



We celebrated a breakthrough of sorts - it’s complicated - and are again excited for the next time he gets to take the hill (Thursday). 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Day 2,419

The



Another day. A lot more smiles. What. Is. Happening??


Our hearts are content in Christ being sufficient. That’s what’s happening. Plus, we’re finding fun! And plenty of it. We swam for two hours (for free!) yesterday. Bearett dove into an Olympic sized pool from the platform and swam the entire length. 



Amelia swam half. 
Not too shabby, kidlets! 
Ella Mae just mostly floated. 


Also worth noting yesterday...Amelia FINALLY overcame her fear of mascots. FINALLY. After much coercing and extensive explaining, she’s now fully come to terms with the fact that Boudreaux the Nurtia Rat is actually just Mr. Bob - a real human that she knows. She’s been terrified with these “monsters” since she was a baby but I think we might just officially be past this most painful hurdle. 


And thank goodness for that!
Because “Bear”-dreaux is actually quite sweet!



“Ella Mae”-dreaux even sweeter!! 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Day 2,418

The City’s Trying to Win Me Over. It’s Working. 



StoryLand










Botanical Gardens







Swan Pond. Gigantic Kid Park. 






Beignets. 





Center Field at The Shrine. 



Good on ya, NOLA. Turns out you have a few tricks up your sleeves after all. Dare I say I’ve actually quite enjoyed you these past couple weeks?! What?!

Adam pitches tomorrow (Friday)  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Day 2,417

The Ping Pong Balls


We’re at it again!


This time with a little help from our friend! 
Nothing like two baseball wives conquering flights together. We are so grateful for Mrs. Ashley! And for the TWO empty rows we laid claim of! It’s the little things that make the big things. 
Big things = seeing Daddy!!!! Hello again, New Orleans.