Monday, January 31, 2011
Dad-you do realize there is a llama right behind my head don't you????
New do-looks a little like Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta...but do notice WE HAVE TEETH! ;o) (not that Natalie didn't....)
Ride em cowgirl! On Dolly the pony-first ride!
Petting a sheep! DAD LET ME ACTUALLY TOUCH IT!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Very cool old train engine-Claire could ring the bell!
Big ole locomotive circa 1890 9I think Damian checking out one of the oldest travel cars for men working on building the railroad
Monday, January 17, 2011
Not really sure how he's feeling about the whole snow thing right now..
Mommy working hard! Claire got the only snow time laugh out of DD when she started pulling him around ;o)
Huh. What is all this???
Hard at work with her new Claire sized snow shovel!
we finally got a first real snow storm of the year, and realized its pretty much Damians first! Last year he was just a few months old so we kept him in, this year has been pretty mild until now. I don't think he made a sound or facial expression the whole time outside, wish I had a picture of his face as I started piling on the layers then dumped him in the snow! ;o)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
PLaying football with her cousins and uncle Danny-this was a BLAST!
The gorgeous DeLaup side cousins! Hanging with Aunt Renee and meeting Auntie Sam
Kiddos enjoying all the beautiful DeLaup women! Gotta love that both my kids have their fingers up their noses for soem reason...
Claire on one of the oldest merri-go-rounds in the country, City Park, New Orleans
Claire and Erica snuggling to stay warm-it was freezing!! On the train at Celebration of the Oaks Aunt DooDoo and Damian hit it off right away!
Dad and Damian enjoying the xmas day party. and Maggie too! Damian really appreciated how Maggie opened all his gifts for him-she is a pup of many talents!
Hi Uncle Mike-what did you get?? They loved Maw Maws christmas tree!
Our christmas angels!
After some serious reindeer food making it was time to spread it around the yard for them. Damian and Erica first meet! So he's a bit tired at this point...
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Damians first meeting with Aunt Renee! Still mucking for the camera though...(he gets that from her! ;o*)
Claires first mardi gras mask! Great day with Aunt Renee, mom and dad while Damian hung with his grandparents. Claire went along the mississippi river and got a small taste of the Quarter.
Beignets! That was Claires only bite..."too messy!" it was after an unfortunate visit to the bathroom there, she was a little grossed out...if you've been to NO you are familiar with the public restrooms in the quarter...ugh.
We went to the Aquarium of the Americas-mom was especially excited to see how its recovered, it was pretty devasted after the hurricane. Claire loved it! "lets go to the show!" was her mantra...
Claire and daddy pretending to be fishes
Darren and Aunt Renee goofing off...
the white alligator!
And Aunt Renee wore her christmas hat the entire trip I think! ;o) in the tube with manta rays swimming overhead Meeting their big cousin Brent! He did a great job entertaining them when we couldn't get into the christmas celebration in the oaks and had to drive all the way home...thanks Brent!
Daddy and Damian ringing up Claires purchases at the kids grocery store in the Childrens Museum-such a great place for the kids!
Claire went to town on her purchases!
of course our little lady couldn't go THROUGH the maze, she had to climb right over! I don't think she went through one of the designed holes...;o)
Damian loved exploring too! No walking though yet! But climbing is high on his list..
ridiculously too many adorable moments for one post, figure I'll spread it out a bit (250+ pictuyres to decide between!)! Great trip, it was so much fun seeing all the DeLaups and related surnames! Claire and Damian did amazingly well meeting many relatives, and being showered with attention ( tough lives poor kids!) ;o)