Friday, March 22, 2013

Jackson's 8th birthday!

My Jackson requested his two friends have a campout in the backyard for his birthday.
I thought that was perfect!
Ryan, Jackson and Lane
They all started out in Kindergarten together :) 
A camouflage cake to complete the evening. 
James built a fire and they all roasted hotdogs for dinner...
s'mores to follow [my fav] 
8 years!?  Where did that go? 
Singing to Jackson...lots of silliness going on! 
He made out a loooong list of Legos that he wanted for his birthday and gave it to his Grandma...
She delivered.  ALL of it.
Here we have "big ben" clock.  talk about tiny pieces!
Took him two days to do it. 
Georgia photo bombing with the infamous tongue... 
He wanted to go to George's Mexican restaurant for his actual that's where we went! 
instagram effect. 
We went to Destin to see my mom the following weekend and she had a cake for him too! 
pingpong tables make a great present for the whole family too!
Fits perfectly in the playroom :) 
Grandma and Jackson working hard on Legos!

Jackson you are a super smart kid.
You are stubborn [just like yo mama]
you love playing out in the creek with your trucks and boats and getting super dirty.
School is easy for you and you enjoy learning.
You make friends easily and are such a sweet boy.
I love you with all my heart :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mardi Gras 2013

Apparently kindergarteners who live in the state of Louisiana make mini Mardi Gras floats this time of  year... 
Well, Charlie and I certainly had fun with a hot glue gun [and several blister burns later].
Here's his finished product! 

I also had a 'first' this Mardi Gras season..
I got to ride in my first Mardi Gras parade!
My cousin, Stephanie and I climbed on board our float and loaded all of our "throws"...
Now all I needed was my "costume and mask".... 
ohhh what a fun night that turned out to be!
I would LOVE to do this again! 
My man, Charlie, also got to ride in a Mardi Gras parade of his own.
His Kindergarten does one every year in our little town and the streets shut down and people gather on the roadside while the 6 year olds pummel beads and such at innocent bystanders.
I walked alongside to make sure no one fell off the trailer..

And the Gilmores are off to Destin for Mardi Gras break!
Happy Mardi Gras ya'll!