New Friends, New Places

Last Friday I loaded up the kids and headed for Alexandria.

Louisiana, that is.

Don’t my children look just thrilled? They really were, it was just very sunny. Oh and apparently Baby K was already scopin’ the animals…

There’s a zoo there and we met up with Heather and her kidlets.

Aren’t they cute??

In hindsight the splash park next door probably would have been a better plan (it was pretty warm and humid, of course!) but we still had a wonderful time meeting, talking and taking the kids through to see the animals.

(Please don’t eat me…)

Oh and riding the little zoo train too. I’m not sure whose kids badgered them about riding the train the entire time we toured the place. Coulda been mine. Ahem.

He put his arm around him like that on his own. Awww…

Anywaysies, after the zoo we grabbed a bite of lunch and then after that, headed to a cupcake shop in which Heather had met the owner of before.

Little Cakes with big attitude, they are called and, they are actually square instead of round! It doesn’t matter what shape they are though because I’m here to tell you that they would give any of these other big cupcake shops a run for their money! I kinda begged her to start one here in Laffy but I don’t think she’s quite ready for that yet. Probably good for my mostly-non-carb eating self (obviously I cheated a little on Friday…)

It really was a great day and I could go on and on about how sweet and well behaved Heather’s children are. Oh and Heather too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And the sweet baby girls, about six weeks apart

And our new friends even brought little gifts for the boys and Baby K. How sweet is THAT?

We hope to get together again soon. Because well, she’s “good people” and I really like those kind…

Aren’t WE cute?



  1. great pics…wish we had something even remotely as good as that place looks…I am embarassed by our local zoo…poor animals!

  2. What a beautiful family you have there!


  3. Yes! You are adorable, as are all your kids :) Yay for bloggy friends that are real life friends.

  4. Great photos! Looks like you all had an amazing time! :-)

  5. ok, I REALLY want to visit LA sometime soon (like in the next year). Might I be able to spot by your place? Would love to pend some time and hang with you.

  6. Great pictures Elaine! I love the one of them walking across a bridge (maybe?) or some walkway…
    Sounds like a super fun (and slightly hot) day!

  7. I want to pet that tiger.

    I’m so glad you got to meet another blogger! I miss hanging out with you!

  8. So fun. And yes, you are adorable.

  9. Hi!
    I just found your blog and thought I’d say hi! Your kids are so adorable! I have 2 girls ages 9 years and 4 years. I’ve been blogging since June, but I’m really enjoying meeting so many great people! If you get a chance stop by and say hi! Hope you have a great week!
    Blessings, Jill

  10. That tiger is beautiful! And the kiddos are adorable!

    That is so sweet that the girls are only 6 weeks apart, they can definitely become buddies!

  11. Yes, yes you are cute. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. you are BEYOND CUTE!!!!

    Don’t know how you survived the heat, though.

    I think there’s a place in ALexandria that my dad always has to stop and pick up pies….or it might be Morgan City. I can’t remember…but it’s called Leah’s, I think. hmmmm. and they are fantastic!

  13. Fabulous pictures, Elaine! Your children are so, so cute!!! And yes, you guys are cute too! :)

  14. Your two families are precious together! And I love the pic with Ben’s arm around Gavin’s on the train–utter sweetness!!

  15. You are too cute. And B and G with their arms around each other? Melt.