Dec 14, 2010

Lights and Beignets

Friday, December 3rd, our Moms on the Go group made a trip to Lafreniere Park to see the Christmas light display.  Molly Jane came with us...
The beautiful Raney family was there.  I love how Emily is looking at Cohen in this picture.  Does she adore that little man or what?
The four of us...
The five of us.  I think we look good as a family of 5, don't you?
Cille had lots of fun in her stroller...
Three lovely Guillory ladies...
So, in the park there was this huge open gazebo thing, where all of our children decided to run wild.  Here's Molly in action...
After we convinced the kids that running around on concrete and shrieking with delight wasn't the only reason we came to the park, I tried to calm them down a little by pointing out some of the displays.  They were unimpressed by the lights.  I think we could have just turned them loose in the fellowship hall and they would have enjoyed it just as much...
Mattie Ann was there to join in the fun/insanity.  Aren't they cute together? 
These three girls are all 6 months apart in age.  Molly is the oldest, then Mattie Ann, and then Stella...(also, Missy and I accidentally bought the girls matching jackets.  Stella calls hers the "Molly jacket" because Molly has one just like it)
The girls were such a big help with the stroller...
Teamwork!
They eventually discovered that the stroller would make rather tight circles.  They thought this was loads of fun.  Don't worry...Cille was not in the stroller during this activity...
Stella was obviously enjoying the game...
The girls colored ornaments to hang on the Grinch's Christmas trees. When I say "colored" I mean "scribbled for a few seconds until their neighbor claimed to be finished and then jumped on that bandwagon"...
Stella and Molly hanging their ornaments...
After completing their ornaments, the girls decided that they needed a little refreshment.  Since we were taking them for beignets in a few moments, we did not buy any snacks at the park.  They responded to this by panhandling at the popcorn machine...
When this got to be too embarrassing, we took them to Cafe du Monde to refuel...
Stella was more worried about eating than she was about posing...
She is wondering what happened to the hole in this donut...
Huh?  You say there's something on my face?  Where?
Cille would have smiled for this picture, but we didn't let her have a beignet, so she refused...

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