March 31, 2014


We had a dinner party at our house this month and we decided to have a Mardi Gras themed crawfish boil! 

Of course we needed a king cake and french macaroons...

The boys watching the game

Dennis and Tiffee spreading out the table.  

All of the boys

And all of the girls!

Matt and Caroline

Ed, Brad and Leslie

Suzanne and Kremer

Being silly

Tiffee found the baby in his piece of king cake- which means he gets to host the next dinner party!

The next day there was an ice storm.  And my kids really enjoyed playing with the beads and masks.  The viking hat was a nice touch too.

Asher helping his dad clear the driveway.  I am so thankful that they did this so that I didn't take out our mailbox on my way to work the next day!

Silly Harper girl

Oops.  Harper got high centered.  And I grabbed a camera instead of helping her out.

All better now!

Harper loves to sit on things.  This is her sitting on a cup.  She was so proud of herself!

Visiting Uncle Randy at the fire station

Whoa- we got the see the rescue truck in action!

Zoo trip

We got to see the lions up close!  They are always napping when we go so it was exciting to see them face to face!

Asher was tired of pictures at this point and decided to do his best giraffe imitation.

I just love the baby gorilla!

Asher was kind enough to share his cotton candy with his sister.  Turns out she loves cotton candy as much as he does!

Harper's first slush.

She loves it!!

As a comparison- I had to post Asher's first slush picture.  He loved it too!  LOL

We wrote Dad a note on the driveway one day.  Asher was so proud.  Until it rained.

Harper pushing the laundry basket outside.  Busy busy busy.

Harper's first chocolate pudding.  She loved it too.  

Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival

Asher just wanted to race between the flowers!

While we are comparing... here is Asher's first photo in the daffodils.  He was always smiling!

So sweet!

This is how most of our pictures turned out.  The kids looking opposite ways.... ha!

Harper just wanted to get back in the stroller and watch from afar.  

Balloons make everything better!

We stopped by Lake Maumelle on the way home- I just love this expression from Asher! 

I had almost forgotten how busy it was being a toddler.  Harper has quickly reminded me how much trouble one can get into!  She taught herself how to climb to the top of her highchair.  

So now I have to collapse it between uses and this is the reaction I get.

She also knows how to grab herself a snack in the pantry.  Sometimes I let her because it buys me a few minutes of washing dishes or whatever else I am trying to do.  Bad mom, I know.

Playing in the rain/mud.

Gotta love the rain ensemble....

 Helping Mommy plant flowers

Asher's new sandbox!  Thanks to his Daddy!

These are some new clothes that Cookie bought them for Fall.  They fit now, so we wore them to church!

 Gotta love Harper's face.  "Another picture, Mom?  Really?"  I have a feeling this won't be the last time I see this face.

My sweet Mommy passed away 2 years ago this week.  I love her so much!  I am so thankful for the time we got to spend together and I can't wait to see her again one day! 

The tulip magnolia tree we planted in my Mom's honor bloomed gloriously this Spring.  Such a wonderful gift to plant in honor of a loved one!  Thank you so much Mrs. Collins!!