Saturday, March 27, 2010

Crawfish and Conversation-oilfield style

My husbands company puts on a crawfish boil every year and it is a wonderful event. There are lots of things for the kids to do and a mass of door prizes to be won.  No one is shy when it comes to eating crawfish so the event goes over well. There is plenty of good conversation and the adult beverages flow like a bayou of brew. It is great for the men to be able to meet each other family. Some of these guys i had never met but they all knew me and the kids by name. When your stuck on a platform in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico missing your family you tend to share your thought with whom ever is willing to listen. It seamed they  couldn't wait to met Lou-Lou as that she is the subject of many a conversation about our children,  "shes to pretty to be so bad..." was there response. Lou-Lou is not bad but just a bit like Curious George. She doesn't mean to make a mess of things but her curiousness often bring trouble. It was a happy night for all.

Face Paint, gotta love it!
This is the door Prize Birdie won, a giant off shore bag, she was thrilled and so was Pemmie.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A New Dress for Lou-Lou

  Well it is safe to say that spring is here and sew are spring cloths. Last night i managed to coax lou-lou into a measuring session, whipped up a little drawing, and brainstormed a few pattern pieces. And so today i was determined to put my doodled picture into fabric.There were a few snags along the way--forgot to add allowances for a zipper, hello how did i think she was going to get in the thing-- didn`t actually have enough fabric,oh well just not quite as fluffy as i would have liked---"You wont a what, ruffle on the bottom?"

                        It all worked out and Lou-Lou is very pleased, so much so that i had to hide it from her so that it will stay nice until after the crawfish boil on Friday. I just hope no one notices my botched zipper and lack of pleating on the third tier. I do like the dress(with a few changes of course)and will do it again soon, Birdie want's one.

Please excuse Lou-Lou's dirty face, she marker-ed pink polka- dots on it; "so I look pretty for the tramp-O-lean party mama, do ya like It?" ..."Its beautiful Lou-Lou." What more could I say?


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