Wednesday, June 19, 2013


We headed off to New Orleans this past weekend for the stunning Cosse/Walsh wedding!

Emmet was very excited to "ride da a-pane!!" 

Reading the safety manual with Amy!

We made it! On to lunch at the Palace Cafe

Where we met up with the Garritys!

Rehearsal Dinner at Bourbon House! Yum! 

Emmet loves cousin Amy! 

The Aquarium!

And, of course, Mr. Transportation just had to ride the street car!

I heard the ceremony was lovely, but the boys and I spent it out in the gardens! 

I just adore these two. They are going to be best buds!

All weekend Zuzu had her "triplets" in adorable matching outfits! 
They weren't too thrilled with photo-taking (as you can see!) 

Mr. Happy

Taking a break to dance to the music!

Emmet gave Uncle Alex some competition for Tracey's affection :) 

Cuttin' a rug! The band was so great and Emmet had so much fun out there!

Emmet just loves Uncle "Dudin"- he gets first billing these days!

Silly Faces!

Ben was mesmerized by the band and the ladies in sparkly dresses!

An original sazerac and gin fizz!

Mimosa with brunch - that's how we roll.
(It's watered down OJ)

All smiles on the plane ride home... at first.

It was an absolutely fabulous time! I can't wait to see the wedding pictures - it was the most gorgeous wedding ever! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Emmet's Second Birthday!

June 4, 2013

Birthday Surprises!

Birthday Pancakes (gf) with berries and "fresh" 
(aka real whipped cream. Fresh is what Chad called it when he was little)

Then off to the Farm!

We saw donkeys, ponies, pigs, chickens, kittens,

Some gorgeous horses...

And of course, the goats. 
These goats know what's coming.

Emmet fed them and said, "Oh, th-th-thank you goats!"

After naptime, it was time to ride the choo choo train!
He felt the wind in his hair...

Emmet was born at 4:38 pm, so I take a picture of him at 4:38 pm on his birthday:

Here's last years: 

And his actual birth day (not at 4:38, though, because nobody wants to see that):

And the last picture taken on the trolley because right on cue of turning 2 a major tantrum erupted.


Happy 2nd Birthday, Emmet. You are the joy and the sunshine of our lives. You challenge us to be better parents and better people, you teach our hearts to love bigger than we ever knew was possible. You are so smart and funny and sweet. You are our life's best work. We love you, buddy.