Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Our last day in New Orleans, we met one of Mark's old friends at Old City Park. Katrina left it under a foot or so of water, but it's been totally restored and is now glorious.
We fed the ducks
Peek a boo!
Then one more time to run around before heading back.
It's about 9 hours of driving between Dallas and New Orleans, so the game is always to find fun places to stop along the way. This time we happened upon a kite festival in Baton Rouge. The boys got to make their own itty-bitty kites
It really was a fantastic time. And it feels so good to , a week and a half later, finally be done writing about it.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Audubon Park had this nice little pond, perfect for throwing sticks,
and these great trees, draped with Spanish moss,
and, of course, plenty of room to run free.
Then it was back to Rory's place, so we could watch the street cars
and enjoy the breeze.
Rory is an aspiring professional musician, so the boys like to get their rock star on.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Last weekend we had a fantastic time visiting Mark's family in New Orleans. It was the first time in ages that we've been there in nice weather, so we spent half our time in one park or another. Owen has discovered the joy of the swing.
We took an absurd number of pictures (seriously, 300+ over the course of 3 days). I've actually been putting this off because it's too hard to pick a reasonable number of pictures to post, but maybe I'll just spread the picture dump over several days.
We took the streetcar from Rory's place, as per normal. After a nap on his uncle's shoulder, Nate's cowlick started taking over his whole head.
Then we head out to Audubon Park, with it's absolutely amazing trees.
We had a leaf fight under this tree.
The price of this shot: I spent the next fifteen minutes pulling bits of leaves out of my bra.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
We have had the best time lately making these coffee filter prints.
The boys dribbled food coloring onto the coffee filters. Some of them got pressed together to make symmetric prints, but most ended up pretty random. They went through an entire container of coffee filters.
Then Noah picked out a few to string up in a garland.
And now we're all decorated for spring!
A word of warning, though: food coloring stains.
Half the fun for the boys was getting to use the normally off-limits food coloring, but I'm sure we could have used watercolors with equal success.