Monday, March 19, 2012

what day is it?

whew, I haven't blogged in almost a week?  been busy with family, friends and sports, I guess!  

A trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center with my cousin and her girls the other day was a lot of fun.  We have to find things that get us outta the house when Daddy is sleeping from working all night :-(

 Jake loved this baby alligator!  pretty cool, huh?

 Lots of park fun with his buddy, Hudson!  Ha, excuse Justin's NON-matching outfit...hahaha!!
 We have 2 four-wheelers, but I guess the boys decided to ride the same one!!!

 Then my sister in law, her husband and the girls came to visit yesterday!  it was great finally seeing these girls!  We rode the golf cart and took them to our park too!

and finally, yesterday was also the local St. Joseph Altar.  My grandmother was a huge part of this tradition and it's something we share each and every year, especially now that the altar is in memory of her and her friends, who have now sadly, all passed.  My mom and her friends work hard making this altar so beautiful, and this picture is of myself-pregnant with Justin, Bonka( my grandma!) and my mom at the last altar that my grandmother was able to attend before she passed.  I have SO many memories of her working hard with her friends to make this a success.  Even as a child, we'd all meet at the local hall and bake Italian cookies for HOURS!!!  

...and here's the altar from this year!  beautiful!  A 92 year old woman created a lot of those fig cookies that you see on the altar.  Yes, those pictures of Mary and the cross, the heart...those are ALL cookies!!!  Incredible huh?


Angie said...

Isn't no wonder you haven't been blogging! You have been having too much fun. Sometimes we have to live in the real world and enjoy it too :)

All that out of cookies, amazing!!!! What a beautiful tradition to honor your grandmother's memory.

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

That's so awesome! I remember you posting about this last year too, I'm a huge lover of tradition :)

Our Family of Four said...

So glad you guys had a nice weekend.. I love all the pics! We've been having some great weather, so I guess a day of thunderstorms is in the works. That is so neat you mentioned the St. Joesph's altar.. my granny is a big part of putting that on for her church.

Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...

Awe, how fun!

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Michelle said...

Um, yeah! Already a follower. Duh. Do you have Linky followers yet? My hubby is on the night shift now, and it is sooo hard keeping the kids quiet. It's a stressful shift for everyone. Good luck getting through it! Love the nature center pics.