Monday, April 11, 2011

Catfish, Kebabs, and Itsy Bitsy Baby Toes

The past two weeks have been jam packed with family, cards, good food, and a lot of laughter. It's been great having our families visit, albeit exhausting for me when you add 70 hours of work on top of it. But seeing the fam was just what I needed to finish out busy season strong. Only one more week to go!

First, Renee and Schmevin were here (his real name is Kevin, we just lovingly call him Schmevin). The hubs got to go golfing with his pops, and I managed to escape work one night during the week to have dinner with the crew at El Zocolo, Renee's favorite Mexican restaurant in Arizona. Awesome margaritas and yummy enchiladas. We also went to dinner one night at Pappadeaux, a Louisiana Bayou-Style Seafood Kitchen.

In the spirit of trying new things I decided to try the "Pappadeaux Platter" which included catfish, craw fish, shrimp, and crab cakes. I'd never had catfish or craw fish before and I have to say, the catfish was really good - it was breaded and fried, kind of like fish and chips. The craw fish, not my favorite - a little chewy. Overall, it was a lot of food and very delicious. And of course, we couldn't forget to go to the Cracker Barrel, Schmevin's all time favorite, or play a little Pinnacle (the girls won, like usual). :) We had a great time with the Kane's!

Then last week, the Boehme's arrived. They brought with them some friends, one couple who had a 3 year old little boy, Jonah, and a 5 month old little girl, Lydia. The kids were so cute and I definitely got my baby fix in! Lydia was such a cute little chubby baby. I wish we had taken this picture earlier and had it ready to send to Schmevin for April Fool's...

How cute is this?!

I was a little nervous because Buster had never been around kids before, but he did pretty well. He got a little hyper around Jonah because he wanted to play, but other than that, as my grandma would say - no close calls! The cutest thing was when he would go up to Lydia and lick her little baby toes. He loved to lick her toes! I wish I could have snapped some photos.

The boys also took over dinner one night and we had some yummy BBQ Kebabs.

I did beat my dad at cards once, but the rest of the weekend Zach ended up winning all but one game of Up and Down the River we played. He was unstoppable! Otherwise, Zach and Buster Boy had plenty of time to lounge around in the sun and relax during spring break.

Overall, it's been a great couple of weeks, but I am exhausted!

1 comment:

  1. love up and down the river, I'll have to show Zach how a pro plays it when you guys move back up here!



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