Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Nola Girls’ Trip

Over the weekend of May 5th, Helen Grace and I got out of town with the Words to experience a little New Orleans charm. We stayed at the Hilton on St. Charles which was perfect for a trip with kids- close enough to the quarter but not walking out into it. We squeezed as much as we could into a quick weekend trip- beignets, a carriage ride, street performers, street cars, the aquarium, balconies, beads (although NOT caught off those balconies!), and even the girls’ first second line (although surely not their last)!

First glimpse of Bourbon Street

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A sweet treat at Sucre

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As we walked to Sucre, we ran across a band member who was carrying a miniature saxophone and was headed to a second line for a bachelorette party. He showed the girls the sax and told us to swing by and see the parade. As we left Sucre, we just happened to stumble upon it, and when the guy recognized us, he waved the girls into the crowd. Thankfully, the bride and her bridesmaids were gracious and shared all their batons and masks with the girls.

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They weren’t so sure about the ghost stories our driver shared…

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Dinner at the Bourbon House

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This dog was shocking- he stood totally still like a statue on the back of his owner’s bike. The girls were crazy about all the dogs in Nola.

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Late night beignets at Cafe Beignet

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A pic from Daddy Daycare back home

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Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters

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Aquarium

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Lupper at House of Blues

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Street car ride to Magazine Street

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Tried to stop at the House of Broel to look at fancy debutante dresses, but they were closed.

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Sno cones in Nola are a must!

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The girls were set on swimming, but we were sad to learn our hotel’s pool was closed. The manager walked us over to a pool at a sister property. We were so tired after a long, fun day of sightseeing that we ordered pizza and ate it in bed!

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Sissies reunited!

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Toohig Tidbits: May

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School mornings are hard

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Drawing by HG of her and Cress

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When Daddy gets back in town just in the nick of time before bedtime…

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She’s figured out where the switches are…watch out!

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Juuuust the right height…for now…

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Pony like sissy!

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QT with Aunt Brandy

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“Awwwww, so CUTE!”

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Slumber party with her barn friends

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First ride in the Jeep with the top off

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Big sissy couldn’t be happier. Little sissy will have to get used to it.

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Baby Bella is ONE

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Mother’s Day at Spiffer’s

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Gifts for Spiffer (and Grandma) included a locket that was inspired by hers

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John thought the battle to cut toe nails was hilarious. Cress thought it was funny too once he started laughing, but believe me, it wasn’t! Quite traumatic for all involved.

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Wants to be just like sissy- ponytail and backpack

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Going into EDA to pick up HG

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HG’s recorder concert. First time we took Cressey to something like this, and she mostly was an angel. The girls did so well on their songs too!

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HG’s drawing for a religion worksheet. Notice Cress crying

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Fun with William when he was in town

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Date night

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Watching Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding LIVE, waving to the Duke and Duchess’ carriage

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Lost another baby tooth after YEARS of draught!

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The face of determiniation

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“Where’d that ice cream cone go??”

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Where’s my baby?? Booohooo

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Spiffer and GD gave John and I a date night for our anniversary and kept the girls.

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Sweet summertime!

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Stepping on my shadows

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Cheering on her SAA friends at a softball game

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