Sunday, April 29, 2012

Louisiana Springtime - Part 2

Reagan Elisabeth and Skye came to visit in March and she immediately stole Grandpa Darryl's heart.

It was so fun to come home from work and play with our sweet little girl. It was also nice to have Skye around to visit with and keep the conversations lively, especially on a political front.
Skye took advantage of our kitchen and had dinner waiting for us most evenings when we arrived home from work. All this time I have been thinking I have such a small kitchen, but to Skye it was quite luxurious. (She especially enjoyed cooking on something fancier than a hot plate and a toaster oven and doing dishes in the dishwasher.)
As for little Miss Reagan, she enjoyed her new Bumbo every chance she got.
On Saturday, April 7th we visited
Reagan takes after her mom and loves looking at the sea life. I think it helped both Skye and Reagan adjust to being away from Hawaii.
I know it is an Aquarium, but they also have an insectarium and this great parakeet aviary where you can...... (you have to sing it-) 'Feed -the - birds' -
It was not quite 'tuppence a bag', instead it was a 'doller for a feeding stick'. Hmmmm...doesn't seem to fit the song.
Reagan would try to grab the birds when they were near. Skye and Cody had a blast!

I had a great picture up here of the albino Alligator, but then I hit the wrong button and every picture deleted. When I re-posted I forgot it. I will use it to start my Easter post next week. Until then, have a wonderful day. We miss all of you and wish you could come visit and enjoy some of this Louisiana Springtime!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Louisiana Springtime - Part 1

It's Springtime in Louisiana. The weather is warm, the magnolias are in bloom, it rains a lot and we have opened up the dome. Cody was the first guy on top. Never fear, he is tied off properly. The lanyard around his neck is his second positioning lanyard.

The men are building curbs on top of dome #1.

On March 10th Darryl, Cody and I all ran in the Ozone Spring Run. It was the Louisiana 10k State Championships and 2 mile run.
It was Darryl's first run in over a year. He and I ran the 2 mile race while Cody ran the 10K.
The before Picture of Cindy and Darryl. I did place first in my age group and was quite pleased.
Cody, on the otherhand, did fabulous. He placed 6th overall in the state and 5th in the men's catagory. (There was one woman who place 3rd overall. She has competed in the Olympic Trials and she is good.) Cody also qualified for a seeded spot in the Crescent City Classic.
We were quite proud of him.
We also attended our very first Crawfish Boil in March. Can you say DELICIOUS!!!!
This is the Cajun way... Dump it all out on the table and dig in!
Darryl and I also ran the the St.Patricks Day 10K on March 17th. Darryl did fantastic and finished with a time of about 1 hour 9 minutes. I finished in 1 hour 16 minutes.
Lots more fun to come in the next few posts. And also and explanation as to why I am home posting in the middle of the day.