30 March 2011

an equation

a hose + 2 watering cans +

3 citrus trees + 6 blueberry bushes +

12-15 yearling vegetable plants in the {new} garden =

2 hours of fun had by 2 brothers for their 1st of many days of water play! And, a dozen 1/2 to 2 dozen-ish well-watered plants/trees/bushes!

And just in case you're pondering asking why my children have strategically marked their bodies with markers......DON'T!

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26 March 2011

Great -and- Grand

A great-grandfather and his {two} great-grandsons!

A great -and- grand Saturday for sure!


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17 March 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.


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14 March 2011

Star Student

This week at school, Buck-a-roo has been named Star Student of the Week!

Now before I show you his star student autobiography assignment, let me tell you a funny story about how I came to know that he'd be Star Student this week.....

His principal (who happens to also be our friend outside of school) informed me at his birthday party, two weeks ago, that he'd be the Star Student this week.
I was pumped!
I say....."to what does he owe this honor?",
"what accomplishment did he achieve to bestow the Star Student 'award'?".

I'm thinking.....I know he's a star {grin}; now they've recognized it too!!!

Her answer.....alphabetical order!!! That's right! Everyone's a STAR! Albeit, this week they've made it to the 'V's, so it's Buck-a-roo's turn!!

{still proud}


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08 March 2011

{Spring} family pictures


Our friends, Matt and LeAnna, came in town last weekend to visit family and take our family pictures; a photo session that we had rescheduled from late January when we were rained out. 

Though we had two previous weeks of 70-80degree {spring}like weather, this was not the case on Sunday morning for our scheduled time during our busy Mardi Gras weekend. 

The day before it had stormed and pushed through a cool front.  We took outdoor pictures on the river levee in downtown Baton Rouge where it was a crisp 40degrees with 15-20mph North winds.  The short-sleeve {spring} outfits that I had coordinated……well, let’s just say we were shivering and putting on our coats and sweaters in between shots/poses!!

Considering the weather conditions, I’m pleased with the outcome and can’t thank Matt and LeAnna enough for taking the time out to reschedule and revisit to make it happen for us!!






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Our last family pictures were a year and a half ago here…..

Fat Tuesday




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06 March 2011

6 on the 6th

Buck-a-roo, today, you are 6 years old!!

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You weigh 51 pounds.

You are 4 foot tall.

You are sailing through Kindergarten with ease.

You excel in reading.

You love playing sports: basketball, soccer, and tball.

You enjoy watching LSU Baseball.

You are catching fish on your own from our lake.

You remain a picky eater, pizza is your favorite.

You love to shoot your bow and anxiously awaiting hunting with your Dad. 


You love your brother and he loves you!

You love your parents and we love you!

Happy Birthday Buck-a-roo!

04 March 2011

Laissez les bon temps rouler

French for “let the good times roll”……which is exactly what we did last Saturday in celebration of Buck-a-roo’s 6th birthday. 
His actual birthday isn’t until March 6, but we took advantage of Mardi Gras falling so late this year to throw him a Mardi Gras themed birthday party to coincide with our local parade. 
We started a local Mexican restaurant (great for children & adults {wink!}) and each child got to decorate their own “bead bag” for the parade.
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We ate finger foods and had cake, two kinds!
Traditional (except for #6 shape) King Cake…..
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And cookie cake, per the birthday boys’ request!
{6 letters in his name…..he’s turning 6…..perfect!  Do ignore the fact that his mother snapped the ‘L’ in half as she was placing it on the cake}
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  6 candles or 5, some lit and some not because of wind…..it still worked and Buck-a-roo was elated!! 
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~Throw Me Somthin’ Mister~
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Gorgeous springlike weather, 23 children in good spirits at a public function, birthday party without any hitches,
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and a thrilled Buck-a-roo when it was all said and done!
Because I enjoy looking back and maybe you do too…… past posts on Mardi Gras (2009) and (2010) and Buck-a-roo’s birthday party last year!