Several things happened over the last couple weeks. Mom and Dad went on a cruise and brought back really cool stuff for the kids (which we picked up today). Merikalyn slammed her finger in a car door (OUCH!). Keagan reached the ripe age of 18 months. We "celebrated" the eight-year anniversary of Mom's car accident (in 2001). ("Eight years of pain and heartache," I said. "Have a piece of chocolate cake.") Oh, and Nolyn got his Spring haircut- a mohawk (we do this every year, and he was begging me to do it again).
The following photos of from today. We stopped by Mom and Dad's condo on the way home from our church in Louisiana, and they gave the kids their special gifts (from the cruise).
The three amigos.
Ole! (Nolyn's shirt and Merikalyn's dress were also special gifts Mom and Dad bought on their adventures, along with the hats, of course.)
Poppa with Nolyn and Merika. They are holding a floatie/blow-up cruise ship. Merikalyn is wearing one of the head covers that many of the poor women make and sell in one of the villages they visited.
And here's a precious photo of my other baby... :) He fell asleep with the stuffed dog, and Mom and I thought it would be hilarious to add other props... like a pacifier and a bottle!
I know some of you are wondering what Merikalyn's flower girl dress looks like. It is currently being altered, but here's a couple photos I snapped before we took it to be tailored.
As you can imagine, she loves wearing it because it makes her feel like a princess! You can kind of see that the tip of her pointer finger is a little "blackened" from the clash with the car door. I remember what that feels like... ugh.