The weekend before Helen Grace’s birthday, we took a family road trip to New Orleans for William’s graduation from grad school. Jeanne and Peg hadn’t been to New Orleans before, so HG had a good time showing them around. We stayed at Hotel Monteleone, where it’s said that the French Quarter begins in its lobby.
In a short weekend, we squeezed in a ton of New Orleans must-do’s- rooftop pina coladas, beignets at Cafe Du Monde, a visit to the Mississippi River, a carriage ride, brunch at the Court of Two Sisters, drinks at the Carousel Bar, mass at St. Louis Cathedral, a drive by of Archie’s house, and unfortunately, a visit to the Children’s Hospital ER.
Helen Grace’s nose was running terribly on Friday, the coughing started Friday night/ Saturday morning, she started getting puny on Saturday, and the wheeze set in on Saturday evening. I had her inhaler with us, but I didn’t think to bring her nebulizer with us. By 2 a.m., she needed a breathing treatment and steroids desperately, so off we went. We were very impressed with the ER and the staff, and by daylight, we were back in bed with a much happier little girl.
We enjoyed getting to celebrate William and his graduation, and we are so proud of all that he’s accomplished!
Checking in for Moore and Toohig, please!We have arrived…ah!Off to exploreTipping HG’s first zydeco band. She was so impressed with all the noises they were making. At William’s ‘wave goodbye’ party on Tulane’s campus The trees, fences, wires, etc. all looked like Mardi Gras was yesterday. Celebratory drinks at the Carousel Bar in our hotel Love it!! Starting to get puny But that didn’t stop her from enjoying some of that prized powdered sugar! Taken by HG Dipping their toes in the MS River Brunch at the Court of Two SistersTHE GRADUATE (who is now blind from my flash) The ER had great entertainment for the kiddos “Ok, I’m ready to GO!”