Jaylen’s First Birthday

Judson and Alettie celebrated Jaylen’s First Birthday at the Lafayette Children’s Museum on Saturday, February 9th.

The little ones ran around experiencing fun activities at the museum. Jay was entertained by Pappa Teddy while the party room was being decorated by his parents, aunt and Grandma Martha! His cake was a masterpiece of Love because it was made by his mom. Excellent job on the cake Lettie! Her talents are limitless. I’ll just let some of the pictures give you a look at the festivities!

Party Prep Squad!



Jay’s Guests… They are soooo Cute

Happy 1st Birthday Jaylen! With a ton more to come, all with Blessings, Smiles and Love.

Avery’s First Day of School

Avery has taken her first dip into the “Pool of Eucation! Yea, she has started school! Way to go Miss Avery. She is attending Asbury. Papa Teddy and GranMa Martha were there for her first day!

Here are a few candid shots. You know you always take pictures on the first day! Remember yours…

Welcome to the Joys of Learning Avery! We Love You…

Toddler Time At The Museum

You’re never too young or too old to appreciate art! The first Wednesday of February, Avery and Jonah got a taste of something different, Toddler Time at the museum!

What is Toddler Time you may ask? The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Hillard Museum offers Toddler Time. Parents and their children explore a work of art, enjoy story time, and participate in a hands-on art project. Activities are geared towards children ages 18 months – 4 years. Guests are welcome to explore the museum after the program. Toddler Time is free to attend.

GranMa Martha and Ms. Dianne brought their little charges, Avery, Jonah and Piper to the museum for some “artistic fun”! Looks like they had a BLAST!

Miss Avery Hosts Playdate

Our Miss Avery recently had fun playing Hostess at her first held at her home. Two little girls with whom she is acquainted were invited. Jonah was in attendance, just to see what all this “girl noise” was about.


Avery served her guest chicken salad, crackers, and boudin. Pink lemonade was their drink of choice. For dessert, “cookies”! The activities included coloring, putting puzzles together, ABC learning on her tablet and counting how many jumbo crayons momma had. They concluded the playdate by cleaning up A’s room (where the fun had been going on!). Avery was hesitant to let her little friends leave and have the girl fun come to an end.

Jo was not impressed with the goings-on. He was just ready for some more peace and quiet with only one girl, not three!

We are happy your playdate went so well Avery. Hugs and Kisses to our little Miss.

Caught in the Quiet of God

An excellent reminder to give God more of our time. I’m passing this post on to you, my family. We shouldn’t just “know God” when life is kicking out butts!

Love & Hugs
Hattie

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There have been a great many stories of conversion throughout the history of the Catholic Church. In fact, just recently we listened in Mass to the reading of the conversion of St. Paul. The entire reading can be found in the Acts of the Apostles 9: 1-22. And although it is quite dramatic, the kind of earth shaking conversion that rocked St. Paul, isn’t the kind that most of us will experience … but  our conversion towards God will be grande none the less. And in order to ensure that we don’t get knocked flat on our backs, we need an openness to His Will  and an ear for His voice…. in every circumstance of our lives.

What exactly is an ear for the voice of God, you might ask. Well, it is the quieting of your soul. It is the pause that listens for the breath of God…

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