Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day/Hunter's Birthday


A little late... I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. I know I sure did! I got to spend it with the people I love most in this world, my family. We actually hung out together all day. Those of you with one teenage boy let alone two, knows what a feat that was. I got to pick our lunch spot and I of course picked my favorite... Waterfront Grill.


This is why I love this place so, I swear I could eat it everyday. It's blackened catfish with a stuffed potato. Yum, just looking at it makes me want to go there again. Hey I think I have a birthday coming up real soon.

This was my favorite part of the day, when we arrived they told us it would be a 45 minute wait unless we wanted to go out on the deck to eat. The weather was nice so we said why not!! Good choice, Maddi stayed entertained and had the freedom to walk and dance around all she wanted.

Cool view huh? Want to know they are looking at? It's our entertainment for the afternoon.

And boy did they provide entertainment. Needless to say Don and I owe those turtles and ducks alot, so much so that we let Maddi feed them till they were about to POP!!!




The restaurant is on the Bayou. It has a wonderful view, you can even call and book their partybarge and you and several friends get to dine while you float down the bayou!


I however chose to stay put and enjoy moments like this. These are just some of the moments when i'm glad Maddi has much older siblings. How precious are these pictures. There's nothing sweeter than this bond!!!






Maddi would have spent the night if we would have let her. She loved watcing the water and all the animals that she saw. It was a very relaxing lunch. Although, she has probaly been spoiled. The next restaurant we go to, she will have to stay in her seat!


By the way, how cute are these boots? I even monogramed them myself. I have others, I will have to have her model them.


I couldn't be more blessed. I have three great childen, a husband that adores me, and one very sweet angel looking out for me and my family. My cup runneth over!







I had to throw this one in too, just another sweet moment. I love those boys!!!


PS..... Guess who turned 15 today? You guessed it and along with 15 comes a driving permit. If your on the roads, look out, here comes Hunter!! Happy birthday Hunter Bunter. I love you so much and i'm very proud of the young man you have grown into.


by the way this is someone not looking forward to the driving permit, because as long as Hunter's driving, I have to be in the front seat. He has figured out that his days of front seat riding are drawing near and far. Oh the important things we worry about!



37 comments:

Mindy said...

Happy Mother's Day to YOU!!! What a fun day and a perfect restaurant!

Your family is precious!

Happy Birthday Handsome Hunter!!!

Lindsay said...

So glad you enjoyed your sweet day! That picture of Jake really got me! I knew to expect it, but I don't think I was really ready, you know?! Love that child! I need those boots Maddi is wearing, but with a B, k!!!! Seriously! Oh, and I have a 07 Tahoe for sale if Hunter needs a Tahoe for his first car......;) Looks like such a fun time at a fun place. I know it means so much to have your sweet children and a doting husband. Isn't life wonderful?!!!!

Christie said...

Looking at the pictures of your boys with Maddi brings back memories. My brothers were in high school when I was born. They spoiled me rotten. They took me nearly everytime they went somewhere. Maddi is a doll so how can they resist?! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day.

tricia said...

Happy Birthday Hunter. Truly a beautiful blog post;such love

Beth E. said...

My goodness...that restaurant looks wonderful! I would have enjoyed eating outside like that...well, as long as there were no hungry alligators around!

I loved the pics of your children. Hunter and Hayden are growing up sooo fast. They are so sweet with their little sister.

Having been a mother of two teen boys (our oldest is 21 now), I know exactly what you are going through! Family time IS hard to come by with teens...especially once they get their driver's license.

You made my day with the picture of Jake...such a precious boy!

I'm glad you had a great day. :o)

Kim said...

Happy *little late* Mother's Day to you too!! Look's like an amazing day was had!

Happy Birthday Hunter!! Hey....grab hold of that steering wheel if you are driving!!

It makes my heart bubble just seeing the LOVE your family has for each other.

KKGrimmer said...

The picture of the food made my mouth water! YUM! That's the kind of food I like too!

Glad you had such a great day!

Dottie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of you guys! Thanks for sharing....Stac what happened to Mo's site again???? Is she gone for good! Im so glad we are getting more updates from ya.....

Dottie

snekcip said...

Okay now that I have wiped the drool off my desk (after looking @ that scrumptious food), and stop stammering, because I swear to you, I thought they were peeking at GATORS!!! I had to laugh to myself when I saw it was ducks and other MILD MANNERED water "animals"! Now you know I LOVE MADDI BOOTS! How did you monogram them? DO TELL!! We have over 10pair for my little one!! SHE LOVES HER SOME BOOTS!!!! I love seeing the pictures of the kids and have to give a shout out to HUNTER!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNTER!!!

Oh my driving, next will be girls!!! Welcome to the world of TEENAGE BOYS!!!

Jennifer said...

Such a cutie lil Maddie is!

You have some handsome boys' there....

kimybeee said...

Mine turned 15 in January, and the driving permit, kinda stressful for Mom. I just remind myself that this means they can do some driving theirselves and the brother around when I don't want to go.

Happy Mother's Day - Loved the pics of the kids and Jakipoo!

kimybeee

Carrie said...

Hey, I think that is the restaurant that Mo brought Suzi and I to! Can you believe that has almost been 2 year already? And I can not believe that is Hunter behind the wheel. They grow up much too fast. You look marvelous, Staci. Happy Belated Mother's Day to you. Miss you all to pieces.

Amy said...

Happy Mothers Day to you too! Small tears as I got down to Jake pic. Gosh, he and Madi look so much alike! Sweet sweet babies you have. I see Hunter at the ball field and can't believe how "manly" he looks now. :)They grow too fast!

Kristin said...

I have a 15 year old and a 20 month old-the bond the two of them have is by far the neatest thing to watch. My oldest also just got her permit. Fun times! I can totally relate to this post of yours. It's a fun ride, isn't it?

Michele said...

Happy Mothers Day, Staci! Precious family, and BEAUTIFUL, SWEET angel boy!!

Debbie Jean said...

Loved all your pics of those beautiful children!! Looks like your Mom's day was fun!! That blackened fish looks so good!! I love fish!!

Thanks for sharing!! And Happy Birthday Hunter!!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Theresa Shirley said...

Staci--Glad to see your updates!! You're right--your cup runneth over! Mine does too--but sometimes I get caught up in the frustrations of day-to-day life, and tend to forget how blessed I really am! Thanks for reminding me. I love to read about your family. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!! I'm sure Jake will be doing his part to make sure it's great!
Love from Georgia,
Theresa Shirley

Denise said...

So glad that you had an awesome Mother's Day, Staci. You have one handsome lot there!! And it was just great seeing another photo of Jakipoo.
Big hugs, Denise, xoxo

Laurie said...

Hope you had a great Mothers day, and I want to say Happy Birthday to you today. Hope you have a good day

Denise said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Staci!!! I hope your day is filled with oodles of hugs, laughter, and special surprises (like cool can openers!), and of course lots of delicious cake and ice cream to boot!
Much love, Denise

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday Staci.

snekcip said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACI!!!

Sandy said...

Ok Staci are you back on your vacation? we know you are heading to the beach in a few but please we need a post. I have gotten a few afagans for the shake for Jake. I hope you can use them in some way.
Sandy

Johnson Party of seven! said...

HELLO!!! We need to see some cute Maddi boo pics at the beach!!!

Belinda said...

Staci....PLEASE come back! We want pic of Maddi. Long or short we will take it!!

Renee said...

Looking forward to pictures from the beach trip. HOpe you are having a good time.

Dawn said...

Hello Staci!!! Now that you are at the beach with Melanie and the girls, I challenge you to put more pics on here than Melanie already has on her blog. :)

We are looking forward to Shake 4 Jake...can't wait to see you all.

Love you!
Dawn

Beth E. said...

We miss you, Staci! We would love to see some beach pics. We're not hatin' you, girlfriend. We love you! :-)

Susan said...

Staci...looking for those beach pictures of those cute little girls...Thanks

Michelle said...

Checking in to see if you posted sweet pictures of your girl and her cute cousins!?! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful vacation! :)

Michelle

Roberta said...

We need an update. Especially the pictures of the LSU swimsuits. Hope you update soon, even though you are on vacation. Enjoy the vacation, but please update!

connie said...

hey staci i want to see the beach pics that you took at the beach yesterday i hear yall are having a blast there sure wish i was there with you all have a great time and come and blog some for us we miss you blogging on here

hugs
connie

Christy said...

Staci ~ You're letting Mo outdo you...we're waiting for your pics. Mo has been keeping us all updated, but we'd love to hear from you, too. Hope you are having a great time.

Kim said...

Staci....hello.....tap, tap, tap....is this thing on.....hello....

Come back Staci....we MISS you!

The long posts and LOTS of pictures are fantastic!! However, if you just want to do short and sweet that will be just fine just as long as we hear from you!!

Have a wonderful vacation! Hope to hear from you soon!!

Kelly said...

Cute pictures! My daughter has the same little green summer dress. So comfy!

Sandy said...

OK Staci
We know you are at the beach so bring on your pictures. We want a blog post too. Sandy

Denice Bell said...

Hey Stacy,
Everyone knows where you are, start blogging. With the babysitters you can make time.
Denice