Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My favorite picture ever!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Unfortunately she is proud of her accomplishment! This comes out of Caroline's mouth a lot, "Mommy Susanna is on the table again."
Really someone should be watching this girl! Oh wait, that is me. Maybe I am busted!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Susanna LOVES to laugh and LOVES it when other people laugh, so she can join them.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

deep breath

The Landry's have endured a few rough weeks, but here is some proof that we are alive and kicking. I am grateful for these three and our heavenly Father who knit us together as a family.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

why no new posts you ask???

I am:

busy keeping her off of the furniture(notice C's birthday outfit that she refused to wear during her bday party)

helping her put shoes on all day long when she is not climbing on stuff. she LOVES shoes and does this when you take them off or they come off.

trying to keep this one busy.....

wow, she is holding still...

uh oh, susanna spotted us! watch out people, here she comes!

and with all of this lovely weather I am wishing I was taking a nap on the trampoline!
dressed up as beautiful ballerinas:)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Caroline Turns Four by Sandy Landry

Here is a story that Caroline's Nini (Sandy to the rest of us or Mom to Josh) wrote for her to remember her 4th birthday party. I will do a picture post this weekend.
Caroline was turning four the very next day. She wasn’t sure if she would turn four in the night, and if she would feel it when it happened. What if her feet grew an inch during the night and when she awoke she appeared taller, more like a four year old?

Sometimes Caroline didn’t understand the difference between “tomorrow” and “day after tomorrow,” “later,” “soon,” “in a little while,” and “a long time from now.” They were all words that meant “a long time and NOT NOW.” She knew that for sure. So even though everyone had told her the birthday was “tomorrow,” she was still surprised when she awoke and everyone said, “You are four years old today,” and she knew she must have done it without trying at all, but she didn’t seem one bit taller.

She was having her friends over for her Daddy donut birthday party. That was because she and her daddy always went out for donuts on Saturday morning and she wanted to share her special fun with her friends. On her birthday, she was inviting all of her friends to join her for breakfast. They were coming early in the morning and they were even wearing their pjs to play and eat donuts with her.

Caroline’s mommy had a special outfit for Caroline to wear. It had a C on the front with long flowy pants and ruffles on the bottom. On an ordinary day, Caroline would have thought it was a very pretty outfit, but when she saw her friends arrive in their pjs, she didn’t think her pretty outfit was “comfy” enough, so she went quietly to her room and put on her old princess nightgown, the one that was too short and looked a little dirty and was frayed around the edges. Caroline felt so comfy and so beautiful when she went outside with her friends. As she passed her Nini, her Nini asked, “Caroline, are you sure it’s all right to wear that gown to your party, to which she replied, “Of course it is, it is beautiful. Her mommy was so surprised when Caroline came out in her new outfit.

Before long, all of her friends had arrived. There were lots of friends: Colin, Gabriel, Haley, Leah, Nora, Maggie, Judd, and two Graces, and two Carolines. They ran around and jumped on Caroline’s new trampoline and played in her little play house and stirred things in her little kitchen. They even ran into her room and tried on her play clothes.

Caroline wanted to share with her friends, but it was hard , especially when everyone put on her jewelry. For a minute, she was a little sad, but then she remembered that when she played at their houses they always shared with her, so she let them wear her very best jewelry and her prettiest clothes. Everyone looked very beautiful dressed up like princesses and fairies. Caroline thought perhaps her boy friends were best; they never wanted to wear her play clothes.

When Caroline blew out her candles, she huffed and she puffed like the mean old wolf, and she blew them all out and even had lots of air left. No one knew she had been practicing for weeks to be able to blow them all out in such a grand way.

The very best part was when Mr. Ed came. Mr. Ed was a very funny man who played his guitar and sang songs with the kids. He sang songs about a great big fish eating little fish and abc’s and lots of exciting things and the children sang with him and danced and had a great time. Since Caroline was the birthday girl, she got to hold the hungry caterpillar while Mr. Ed sang about him.

After Caroline opened her gifts, all the kids mommy’s helped clean up and gather up their things and rushed home. Well, Caroline thought they rushed home, because she hated to see them go.

When everyone had gone, Caroline wanted to know when her birthday was coming again. “Oh, Caroline, her mommy said. It will be a whole year until you are five.”

Caroline wanted to know how many fingers she could hold up when she was five and she began practicing right away for her next birthday.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Almost 4......

she is growing up SO fast. Saturday she will be 4, she keeps promising us she will always be our baby girl. love her.

Some things I don't want to forget about her at this cute age:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I am 30. I am a blessed girl.... the best husband, 2 sweet /feisty girls, thoughtful friends and a great family. I couldn't ask for anything more {well maybe to stay 29 forever}

Saturday night I got to start celebrating! Some friends put together a party and it was so much fun, I felt so special. There was GREAT food, lots of chocolate and the BEST sangria{wish I had some right now}. I was a horrible photographer and didn't take many pictures, so mad at myself about that! Everything was so pretty, it deserved pictures. oh well, I will never forget.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Every Morning

Caroline waits on the front porch to tell her daddy good bye

One more hug and kiss

off he goes, Caroline takes her same position


he rolls down the window and she yells something informative at him" it might rain, don't get wet" or "herd your cats{that is another post} or "have a good day" or "be nice" .... many other hilarious/ sweet things

"what's for breakfast mommy?" let the day begin......

Thursday, September 10, 2009


As you can see I won a blog makeover from the Faboulous K! Thank you Kelly. I was not feeling very creative so she made something pretty and then, boom new blog. I love it! Maybe this will, encourage me to post more often. Please don't hold your breath on that one. Go check her out, you will want to get yourself a new look when you see her stylish designs!

sugar & spice & everything nice

Yesterday Caroline woke up from her nap and asked for a snack. I offered her any kind of berry in the fridge. Frustrated, " no I don't want fruit, I want something SWEET, REALLY REALLY SWEET, with LOTS of sugar!" I am so with her on that one! But of course I didn't tell her that!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

school days

First day of Mother's Day Out. She was not in a picture taking kind of mood.

We found one of C's buddies and took a quick picture before before we ventured off to the classrooms. {they have been hunting for rollie pollies during recess, both of their dads hunt (a lot), the rollie pollies better watch out!}

She is having a good time and she LOVES the return of chapel time, she often gets to lead the prayer, which she loves. She is learning some new songs, again a love of hers. And being a former PreK(ish) teacher I am very pleased with the activities they are doing when we enter the classroom. The teachers say she is a joy, friendly, and very helpful. That makes a mamma's heart sing. On a side note, she always helps the crying smaller kids on the playground reassuring them their mommies will always come back. (something she was famous for doing last year, isn't that cute!)

First time in 15 months...

that Susanna's face has NOT looked like this during bath time{ and our ears were NOT bleeding}
and INSTEAD looked like this!
a happy, clean girl!

No lie, the child has cried EVERY time she has taken a bath since she was born. Then bam, she stopped and is enjoying herself. {insert angels' singing}

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New "do"

OK it is not a big change{just 2 inches}, but it is about the only exciting thing going on around here:) It does look cute when it is fixed, and is pretty tangle free! yippee for her and me!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

just because

This chair.... the girls sit in it together, fight over it and SJ gets told to sit down in it about a bajillion{yes a bajillion} times a day.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

becoming a little girl

awwwww. just wait

getting a little rough with baby

throwing baby down

watch out baby

sitting on baby, tomorrow we will work on being GENTLE with the baby doll:)
{C is holding my mom's doll, it is one of her favorites}

Friday, August 7, 2009

Daddy's Girl, take 2

Susanna has definently been a mommy's girl for a good 13 months, well we stopped nursing and she decided that her daddy is pretty special too. She is so cute with him and always rests her head on his shoulder and pats his back, something she never does with me. I miss my momma's girl, but it melts my heart to see them together. And a bonus is Miss Caroline has decided that she wants her mommy to do stuff for her again when daddy is around. Love these girls so much.