|Before we left on our long drive to Dallas then Shreveport, we stopped at Mike's tire shop to get my car checked out, and Shalom had a little fun playing in the office with Daddy.|
On our way to Louisiana, we stopped in Dallas to stay the night at Brent and Laura's house and then stayed until the afternoon the next day.
|Shalom had SO much fun playing with Annabeth at the park! I just wish we could've stayed longer. This just shows that we need to make more trips to Dallas!!|
|Annabeth preferred to play dead instead smile...silly girl.|
|Shalom is already starting to dress like a thug! Poor thing her pants were too big on her...skinny little legs!|
|First time on the swing and loved it!|
|I love how, after not seeing each other for a long time, they instantly rekindled their cousin friendship/love!|
Right after the park, we made the three hour trip to Shreveport, and as soon as we got in town I did Amy's Zumba class. Shalom was so happy to see her other cousins: Brooke, Rylan, and Ava. The next day, Amy had to sub a Zumba class at another fitness center, so we did that class and then afterwards made our pay to the alligator farm.
|On the way to the gator farm!|
The next day, I got to visit my friend, Becca, and her new baby boy, Drezden. I couldn't believe the last time I saw her was when she just had her daughter who is 18 months now. Wow! After my visit with her, Amy, Tracey, and all our kids plus two of Nathan's went to Bossier Mall to visit the Easter bunny. Rylan had been talking about the Easter bunny for two days and didn't want to disappoint.
|Jackson is being a sweet older cousin and entertaining his younger cousins (Carson, Bryce, Rylan, and Shalom) with magic.|
|I couldn't believe how good everyone was! Rylan was so sweet and wanted to sit next to "baby Eden."|
|Shalom had to give the Easter bunny a big hug!|
|Naturally, the kids found the arcade; so we gave in and let them play for a while.|
|It's a good thing this ride and the other little rides were just a quarter!|
|After playing in the arcade for a while, we realized how pretty it was outside so we went to the Boardwalk and got some ice cream and let them run around for a little bit.|
Friday, we went to Mike's family's farm! We (Amy and her kids, Scott and Bryce, my kids, and Jackson and Carson) had the whole place to ourselves! Mike and Leilani were so sweet to let the kids pretty much do whatever they wanted. He took each kid on a pony ride and showed Scott how to drive the cow train for the kids.
I am so glad we made it out there on Friday! While we were playing at the farm, we helped Mike's family fill bunches of Easter eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt they were going to throw to the public on Saturday. It was a lot of fun joking around with them! I felt so bad that it rained the next day so they had to cancel the whole thing. It just makes me glad that we came out there to the farm to visit them since we wouldn't have seen them on Saturday.
|Shalom and Eden back again with Grandma!|
|Papa taking her on a pony ride!|
|Carson wanted to hold Eden on a ride around. (Jackson had her the last ride.)|
|Brooke had to hold her too. (Eden sure was loved by her cousins!)|
|Scott driving the kiddos around!|
|Playing with the tire horses!|
|Such a happy little girl!|
|We had such a fun time together! It was so nice that we had the whole place to ourselves!|
|Gotta throw in a silly pic!|
|I'm so glad I was able to visit Amy and have Shalom play with her cousins! I just wish we at least lived a little bit closer!|
|I love my dad!! He is always so much fun!|
|So good to finally see my mom again! Five months is way too long to not see each other! Her wig is hilarious!|
|I can't wait to meet Scott and Tracey's baby when we come back in May!|
|Scott missed the memo with the silly faces!|
|Trying to keep these kids together for one more picture is like herding butterflies! ;)|
|This is what Shalom came home to! Mike built it while we were gone. She played with it as soon as we got home that night. Now, when she climbs up to the top she says, "Yo ho mateys away!" from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.|