Friday, December 11, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
She has recently learned how to make cheese eggs (cracking them are her favorite) and butterscotch cookies. She's a pro at pouring, stirring and flipping (pancakes that is). The icing on the cake is that she LOVES to wash dishes as well. Yes, I have the perfect child...most of the time!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Last event of the day was the pinata. She loaded UP! She had a fabulous time. A little shy around the other kids so she didn't do a whole lot of talking, which is abnormal for her, but we had a great time and she was sporting a super cute look.
This is Sierra's 2nd Trunk-or-Treat at church and she actually went around to all the cars this year to collect candy. She didn't quite understand the fishing thing at the Buttle's car but it was cute watching her.
Kari Bari, Si's cousin, came with Grandma. Needless to say, she wasn't a happy camper but at least she was cute.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
4. Carve that bad boy up! Everyone gets equal
time with the pumpkin. Keep in mind that when
cutting on the lines you have to make sure that none of the lines stay so instead of cutting inside the lines, cut outside the lines.
6. Kiss the pumpkin goodnight.
When picking out the perfect pumpkin it is imperative to get a good look and just get right in there with them, ya know. No thumping needed, just a little sitting to see if it's a good one. She picked out a winner!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Joan of Arc, Maid of New Orleans (1412-1431). Amazing statue right in the heart of New Orleans. Do you see Joe and Sierra in the pic?
Everything there has something about it that is just a little different. The architecture is awesome. Makes you feel like you are walking around a different country. We saw so many cool structures, gated homes, shutters on windows, people living right on Bourbon Street, statues, churches, gates, balconies...everything about this city was just cool.
One night we went to Magnolia Grill, the best fried chicken in the city, and enjoyed a bite to eat outside. Sierra was more interested in the sugar packets, the bike strapped to the awning (did I spell that right?) outside, the street people going by but she did take a bite out of her "Best in the City" chicken.
Yes, we are terrible people and we took our baby on Bourbon Street. What a trashy, terrible scene. We saw things that I NEVER want to see again but there were some cool parts about it. We were there on a week day and it was a total party. I can only imagine what Mardi Gras is like. Sierra and I had picked up some beans at a store prior to going out on the town so we weren't prodded so bare all for beads. (which we wouldn't of course).
While we shopped for beans we checked out some other really cool souveniers to bring home and add to our collection of 'cool trip stuff'.
Got did get a mask for Sierra. She just gets to look at it though so she won't break it.
We had fun with all the voo doo stuff and Sierra even made a new friend. We didn't bring him home with us though. We did bring his voo doo doll brother home with us those. Sierra is not a fan of it and every time she asks me what it is I say, "It's a voo doo doll baby," and she says, "No, mommy! no!". Funny kid.
We even made friends with this Sex-starved Alligator. This is Sierra puckering up with kisses for the Cook.
We went all over the city on the couple days we were there. Experienced the local food and all that the Big Easy had to offer. One restaurant we left had this little guy out front and Sierra and I couldn't resist stopping to put on our "fish face" for the picture.
A sweet little park with ginormous statues of nursery rhyme stories and characters and some Disney stuff, but this place was awesome!
Old Mother Hubbard was there,
Hansel and Gretel,
The 3 Little Pigs and...
The BIG, BAD Wolf,
Pinoccio and the Whale,
Who is this? One of the 7 dwarves? Well whoever he is, he loves me!
Little Miss Muffet, sat on her Tuffett...While Sierra ate her curds and whey.
Story Land was awesome!
We explored a few cemetaries as well. I think that was my favorite part. Just amazing places. The tombs are so old and brilliant and amazing structures full of family history. Not our family but, they were still fun to explore.
I must say that the final highlight of the trip was Sierra falling asleep while eating on the way home from the cemetary. Priceless!