Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cruises, car wrecks, and smashed fingers... oh my!

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.

11 comments:

Leah said...

Oh poor finger. Looks VERY painful :-(

On the bright side, that last photo is GORGEOUS! You should frame it. It looks like something out of a magazine.

Man, I wish I had a great camera to take pictures like that!

Sheila said...

When I saw the next to last photo of Merika (of her looking up at the camera), I thought MANDY!! She is definitely your daughter! :) What a beautiful dress! She will love being a flower girl!! Do you remember being Renita's flower girl? or just from pictures?

Kristen said...

The top picture is to cute! Sorry to hear about the smashed finger...ouch! Merikalyn looks adorable in that dress. ;)

Arlene said...

I love the blue dress your mom got for your daughter. It looks so pretty and delicate, much like the dresses my grandmother used to make me. Such a shame girls don't dress more like that. They're in such a hurry to grow up! The flower girl/princess dress is lovely also.

God bless.

C & T Bishop Blog said...

What cute photos!! (Has Brandon discovered the one he's featured in yet? HA)
Hugs to all of you!!!

Flower Girl Mom said...

That is such a cute flower girl dress outfit for her!

Nikowa@KHA said...

Ole! :)

Gloria said...

Loved all the pictures. Such cute kids and a beautiful princess.

Jess said...

You celebrate you moms accident? Mandy, that sounds a bit twisted... I think of your mom often and hope she feels well most days. It looks like life is moving right along! It just won't sit still!

Renita said...

I love the flower girl dress! She'll beautiful. Can't wait to see the pictures from the wedding. I think the dress they brought Merika from the cruise is really neat, too!!

Blend said...

Nice pics dude, happy family....