Creole Classic – Level 1

Kennedy competed in her fourth gymnastics meet over the weekend. She started out on vault, where she had a little fall (out of her handstand). She scored a 9.150 and placed 5th overall on this event.

Next up was Bars where she scored a 9.500! I thought she would be nervous from her vault, but she didn’t let it rattle her next event!  She placed first overall on Bars.

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Balance Beam was the next event – I think I hold my breath at every meet for this rotation. She scored her highest score on beam so far…a 9.550, placing first overall on Beam.

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Lastly, she competed on floor where she scored a 9.125. She placed third overall on this event.

Out of 11 girls in her group, she placed second All Around! We are so proud of Kennedy on her first year of competing – she is surely rocking it out at every meet.

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Nana surprised the girls with long stemmed roses…Jules received one too since she is a good cheerleader for her sister. She comes to every meet and is so well behaved (wish we could say the same for brother ;)

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Congrats to the Level 1 team who took home the first place all around team trophy!

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To Everyone Else, It’s Just Tuesday…

We had a fun filled Mardi Gras with our family and friends! We went to our cousin’s house for some BBQ and parading. The kids absolutely loved running around and playing with their friends and cousins.

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Easton just wanted to play ball…of course. I don’t care where we are, that boy will find someone to play ball.

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There’s something about sitting under a tree, enjoying the company, and waiting for a Mardi Gras parade to pass. It just doesn’t get better!

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When it was time for the parade to pass, the kids kept their hands up the entire time. They came home with way too many beads and stuffed animals. Easton caught 4 balls (like we need more), and they played “parade” when we got home.

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Laissez le bon temps rouler!!

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2018 Gymnastics Exhibition

Jules could not contain her excitement – she was finally able to show off all her gymnastics skills she’s been learning. Kennedy was also able to perform her team routines. We decided to bring Easton (for once) to watch their performances. We quickly realized why we don’t bring him to meets :) He was not happy until he was on the floor himself!

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Jules was so excited to show off her beam routine she has been working on. I love watching her grow into the little gymnast she is becoming. Jules is super strong!

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Sister could not stop smiling when she received her first gymnastics trophy. Kennedy also received one for Level 1 Team.

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Easton was just excited when it was over – he told me, “my turn!”

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Awesome job, girls, on an amazing gym year! We are so proud of everything you do :)

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Le Bon Temps Rouler Invitational

Kennedy competed in her third gym meet this weekend! Her scores are climbing with every meet, and we are so proud of the confidence she is building. Jules loves watching her just as much as we do, and she can’t wait to compete herself!

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Kennedy competed out of 12 girls in her age group (7 year olds). She started out on floor where she received a 9.300 placing 4th overall on floor.

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Her next event was Vault where she scored a 9.325 placing 2nd overall.

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On Bars she scored a 9.625 placing first overall!

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On Balance Beam she scored a 9.250 placing first overall!

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When she realized she won first place all-around, she could not stop smiling. Her hard work is really starting to show!

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Congratulations to our Level 1 team who placed first overall as well! We are some proud parents!

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Christmas Day 2017

I don’t know who gets more excited on Christmas morning…me or the kids. I could barely sleep, because I was so excited for them to see what Santa brought. They were up at 6:30am ready to run into the living room. Easton wanted to stay in a bed a little longer, so he came out a little later :)

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After they saw the presents, I found something hidden in a bag on the side of the fireplace. The note read, “For Kennedy & Jules to SHARE, since these are so RARE.” I wondered what in the world Santa hid for them to find!

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I heard screams and giggles and they pulled out the one toy they asked for this year – a “limited edition” surprise L.O.L. ball. I don’t know how Santa found this bad boy, but he managed.

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Finally Mr. Easton woke up an hour later. He went straight to the toy I knew he would go to first….the fishing pole!

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Then his eyes got big when he saw his very own “cane cutta”. How did Santa know!?

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We had a wonderful day spent with family and too much food. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! From our family to yours…

Who Dat Christmas

Seth scored two tickets at work for the Saints game against Atlanta….on Christmas Eve. I decided I did not want to leave the kids on Christmas Eve to go to the game. I could see he was disappointed since he loves his Saints so much. To my surprise, what did that sweet hubby of mine do!? He managed to score 3 more tickets….so that we could ALL go. I still don’t know if he did it to be sweet, or if that’s how bad he really wanted to see the game….I’m gonna go with sweet :)

I had so much anxiety traveling with three kids to the Superdome on Christmas Eve. Will they like it? Will it be too loud? Will they need to leave their seat every 5 minutes? Will this be enjoyable at all?

To my surprise, it was seriously one of the best times we had as a family ever. Everyone was smiling the whole time…the energy was awesome….no meltdowns…just an amazing memory we will always cherish. I cannot believe how smoothly it went….and they are still talking about “the Superdome.”

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Easton was in awe with the ball, and the girls were in awe with the Saintsations. We actually passed the group when we were walking into the Dome, and they waved at Kennedy and Jules. They were all smiles!

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In the first 20 minutes of the game, Jules & Easton fell asleep on me….really!? It was SOO loud..I have no idea how they stayed asleep. They took a nice 30 minute nap and woke up after the first touchdown.

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I loved watching the kids cheer, dance, scream, clap, etc. They got SO into the game…much more than I thought they would.

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It was a day I will remember for a long time – and I still smile when I think about the fun we had in the Dome. Thanks Dad for a memorable Christmas Eve!

 

The Whirlwind of Christmas

What day is it again!? The holidays have been a whirlwind, and I am just getting around to organizing all the pictures. Looking back through them all, I can’t believe we fit in all the activities we did.

Our friends had an awesome time at our annual party – this year’s theme was “Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow.”

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Ribbet collage

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The girls did such a good job at their Christmas performances at school. Their biggest fan, Easton, enjoyed watching them on the stage!

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On a random day, we were surprised to find we had been “elffed”!! A special elf left a sweet treat box – filled with sugar cookies! There was icing and sprinkles to decorate all the cookies…it was absolutely precious!

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One of our favorite activities was when we went caroling with the neighbors. Everyone jumped on golf carts & four-wheelers and we sang door to door in the freezing cold. It was amazing!

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The kids were excited to open their first presents of the season at Nana & Grampi’s house. The girls asked Nana & Grampi for their very own Ashton-Drake doll. They are such good mommies to their dolls, and WE love playing with the babies. Yes, I have as much fun as they do :)

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Easton is such a fun age this year – he gets so excited with every gift!

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On Christmas Eve, we headed to Maw & Pappy’s to continue in the present fun!

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That night, we put cookies and milk on the fireplace. We also left some reindeer food in the yard!

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