Saturday, July 24, 2010

Splash pads rock!!

We tried out a local splash pad today to celebrate their 10 month birthday! I didn’t know if they were going to like it but they sure did! They crawled from fountain to fountain…I was impressed with how brave they were!

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We will definitely go back…maybe with a pair of water shoes to protect their little feet from crawling on the concrete! Didn’t seem to bother them though!

10 Months!!


I can not believe in 2 short months you will be 1 year!

  • You are both pull up to standing on everything!
  • You are waving!!! It is the cutest thing to see you wave when we say hi or bye!
  • I love listening to you babble to each other in the morning when you wake up! It is the sweetest thing!
  • Finley has 4 teeth that have come in this month…poor thing!
  • Zane’s tooth count is still zero…I am sure once Finley is done for a little while it will be Zane’s turn!
  • You are both wearing 12-18 month clothes.
  • Size 3 diapers
  • Size 4 overnight diapers!
  • You are now getting your morning formula out of a sippy cup!
  • You stopped nursing at 9.5 months! Momma is proud to have made it so long!
  • You get a noon bottle and a bedtime bottle.
  • You are taking 2 naps…one at 10 and one at 3.
  • We try to get out of the house at least once a day …grocery, target, playdate, pool, etc.
  • Zane, you love to eat! You can’t seem to get the food to your mouth fast enough! You will eat just about anything!
  • Finley, you are a dainty eater and examine your food on you hand before you put it in you mouth! You are beginning to have an opinion about what you eat and I am afraid that you might have your mom’s sweet tooth!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thank you Grammy and Papa Tank!

We had a wonderful visit! Thank you so much for making our visit so fun!


We love you!!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

More fun in the Big Easy!

Once Finley and Zane saw the stairs at my parents house, they knew just what to do…IMG_1364

And they climbed them over and over!

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Bathtime fun…

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We love to seat!

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Riding in style! Zane is not afraid of a pink car!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Grant’s house!

We went to play at Grant’s house to hang out one last time before we headed home! We miss you guys already!

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Grant was so sweet to share his beloved car and broom with his new buddies!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Date night…

Gary and I got to go out and celebrate our anniversary while Grammy and Papa Tank babysat! We headed downtown to the restaurant where we had our rehearsal dinner 6 years ago, Muriel’s! My mom secretly called to let them know we were celebrating 6 years so we were greeted with 2 yummy glasses of champagne!

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What a beautiful night in a beautiful city!


Aquarium of the America’s

Finley and Zane headed downtown on Saturday for their first visit to the aquarium! They were really watching the fish swim by in the great big tanks! It was a fun first visit!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Out on the town…

We had dinner with Ashley and Greg Friday night! They picked an amazing restaurant, Cochon, in the warehouse district! Yummy! I had an alligator appetizer, a fabulous catfish entree, and an Abita root beer float for desert! So good!

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Thank you to Grammy and Papa Tank for babysitting!

Friday playdate in NOLA!

We had my friends over to my parent’s  house for a play date! It was great fun to see everyone…

Ashley and Grant, Kelli and Julia, and Jenny with her twins Mason and Marigny all came over to play!! 

Waiting for our friends to arrive!!!


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Grant fixing coffee for Finley…what a gentleman!



Julia playing with Zane!

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Jenny and Finley!


Marigny was so gentle with Finley and wanted to hold her! It was so cute!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pool day at the old stomping ground…

We took Thursday to get everyone acclimated to the new surroundings! We enjoyed a nice visit to the neighborhood club where I was on the swim team, taught tennis lessons, lifeguarded ,and would just hang out! Grammy joined us for some fun in the sun!

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And yes, surprisingly, we  had the pool to ourselves!! I promise I lifeguarded actual swimmers…it was not this cush job back then!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Laissez les bon temps rouler!!!

We headed to my hometown of New Orleans last week to visit Grammy and Papa Tank!! They were gracious hosts and had everything set up for us…complete with new exciting toys and vintage toys (my old toys)!!!

Thank you to Ms. Nancy and Ashley for letting us borrow so many essential items (car seats, pack n play, booster seat, toys, and more)!  We had everything we needed to make us feel right at home!

I was pretty impressed with my packing job for a 6 day stay…


We survived the flight with 2 10 month olds…it was exhausting! They are just such busy bodies right now! SWA was great…the flight attendants oohed and ahhed all over them which was a good distraction for them! Finley fell asleep right at her  usual nap time and Zane an hour later…both for about 25 minutes!!!

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At my parent’s house!

Notice the vintage toys…


They loved this little kitchen set!!

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