Saturday, July 7, 2012

Independence Day Fun

Facebook makes it far too easy to neglect my blog. For those who don't Facebook, I'll play catch-up and try to do better....I promise!

We took a trip to New Orleans a few weeks ago with some friends. We rode the train down on a Friday, then came home the following Monday. We had a great time. I didn't take too many photos this time. Here's what I got.

Lovely view of the city from the ferry.

Very cool shadow cast on the cathedral.

Bourbon Street. Pitiful, yes, I know. I don't even remember what I was trying to photograph....or maybe this was just an accident.

Anyway, it was a great trip! We rented a condo with a rooftop terrace (and LOTS of stairs!) just a half block from Bourbon Street.

Back at home, I caught Savannah and Scarlett actually getting along...a rare thing these days. They're looking at Savannah's Puzzle Buzz books.

Last week we visited Granny Ruth and Lesa. On the way, we stopped to check out Outlaw Sporting Goods in Greenwood, MS. Savannah got an archery lesson from her cousin Chris Reed, our family celebrity.

Scarlett got a lesson too.

We had lots of fun on July 4th. It was Granny Ruth's birthday, so we took her for lunch at Garfields.

Later on, we had lots of fun on Neil and Lesa's boat....the girls loved it.

Both girls got to drive the boat.

And jump off the lakehouse deck into the water.....over and over again.

There was a huge water slide next door.

Poor little Scarlett couldn't climb up to the top of the slide by herself. She entertained herself on the trampoline.

Her cousin, Chase, came to the rescue and carried her up on his back. I honestly don't know how he made it with her hanging onto him like that.

We bought Savannah a fishing pole while we were at Outlaw's. She talked Jon into taking her fishing today, and she caught two fish! These were her first ever, and she is pun intended.

Mimi and Pappi, get ready to take this girl fishing next time she visits!

1 comment:

Nanny said...


I really enjoyed all those pictures! You and Jon are really creating lots of memories for two precious little girls.lin6t