Monday, April 16, 2012

Confirmation Sunday

 Lawson Joy was confirmed in the church Sunday.  We celebrated with an 
excellent lunch made by the husband...ham, green beans, butter beans, potato casserole, and homemade mac and cheese.  Yum!  

 this is what I usually get when I ask my four to smile for the camera.
 our parents and the guest of honor

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fairy Tale Ball

Phelps and Watkins attended the Fairy Tale Ball at Sudduth - a
kindergarten tradition.
Its seems like Phelps might have been a tad bit more excited than her brother. 
The bow tie might have done it for him, but I did let him win one battle.
all smiles, at the ball with his buddies
my little man lOvEs to dance!
one of his specialty moves
There were many sweet princesses at the Ball.
That battle I mentioned he won, here it is.....
the black Air-Jordans are his.
He assured me they were in style and perfect to wear to the dance. 

the story goes like this...

 there were 9 cousins having a little dip in Daddio and Grandy's pond, with a little paddle 
boat riding too.
 trying to it too cold?? too hot??
then it was decided nope and nope. 
Just rIgHt!
 paddle boat riding and suntanning at its finest.
The fun had began.
Jumping contests,
 with swimming, relaxing, laughing, and smiling
 UNTIL an unwanted guest and friend was spotted....
a SNAKE!  Yikes.

The End.

Easter Sunday bEsT.

 I really get all warm and fuzzy on the inside Easter weekend, I think maybe as much
as I do on Christmas morning.
I like traditions - I really do, and Easter in Prentiss with a crawfish boil, lots of cousins, pond swimming, golf cart riding, hiding eggs, the Easter bunny and time with our family is one tradition that is my favorite!
They just look so sweet and so grown up.  
 Watkins is not the most enthusiastic picture poser, but Phelps looks like
she is learning a few tricks.
 our brown eyed girl
 almost 13, my sweet and head strong big girl
 just the sisters
 the 6 of us!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

egg fUn!

 Dumas kiddos had a fun Easter Weekend dying eggs,
 hunting eggs, 
smiling with eggs,
 posing with eggs,
 playing with eggs,
and just thinking about eggs!

I wonder why this momma got not one picture of LJ with eggs??

Monday, January 30, 2012

better late than never.

Annual Santa Claus Picture 2011 
Precious I do say!
My observation....LJ is so TALL!
Not to mention she does not match her siblings.
No way, was she going to wear the
outfit I chose. But you know I guess that is what happens when you are almost a teenager!
I know it seems the Dumas family may have just skipped Christmas, but
of course we didn't!  
The momma is just way behind on this blog, and really hoping to step it up.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a black eye

no deer.
a black eye, lots of tales, and anticipation for the next deer camp weekend trip is what he brought home.
I guess the momma can get over the shiner.


Lawson Joy
  • made the JV softball team and loving it
  • getting along with her closet sister is most challenging as of late
  • nike shorts and t-shirts is still her outfit of choice
  • has learned to successfully clean the kitchen
  • is an official youth group member 
  • loves her cricut and cowgirl boots she got from Santa
  • has found a love for cheerleading (she has got the smile and facial expressions down to a "T")
  • is still a planner, organizer, and don't get in her way
  • getting along with her oldest sister is trying
  • still playing the piano
  • on cleaning the kitchen she gets an A+
  • all A's so far in 5th grade 
  • loves her gymnastics class, YAY!
  • plays babies, barbies, and school everyday
  • misses her brother during the day
  • is a "Go Fish" expert
  • just got a new kindergarten teacher 
  • loves his weekends
  • could definitely win a dance compition
  • never know what is going to come out of his mouth
  • tries to beat his sister in "Go Fish" everyday
  • is just so sweet to his twin sister, taking care of her all the time

Friday, December 2, 2011

just a little Halloween....

 LJ - neon nerd
KD - bee
Watkins - power ranger
Phelps - witch
 Some little boy of mine (not naming names) did not like his mask, 
but he agreed to 1 picture for his momma. :)
KD and her BFF (Haley) the smurf!
cuteness at its finest.

my 2 little Indians.

my 2 sweet little Indians had the cutest program at school.
Look close and you will see they both LOVE to perform.


way back in October, we had the most fun at the corn maze with the neighbors!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I am thankful.

I am thankful for these four precious smiles and their daddy.
I love them with my whole heart!

a few facts.
- Watkins cried the whole picture session.
- Phelps had some major eye infection going on during this picture session.
-Tracy (the photographer) is an amazing photo fixer obviously.
- She probably is questioning my mothering skills after that session.
- I LOVE this picture and the many others I have seen and I haven't seen all of them yet!
Happy November!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

pUmPkInPaLoOzA 2011

Fun night was had by Miss Neon girl, The Bee, The Witch, and The Ninja!

my blondies

and their momma!

future MSU cheerleaders

Tailgate to these 2 means playing with their babies and practicing their cheers all day while the bulldogs play!
Sweet and cute girls.

bUlLdOg cousin fun!

Football season always means lots of cousin fun.
They LoVe the pallet parties with tons of giggles, and this morning I suffered through a NO hot water shower.  BUT, yes people we made it to the tailgate by 9 with all these girl Dumas cousins in tow! 

from left to right.....
KD, Ruth Emmon, Onsby, LJ, Anne Watkins, Marganie, and Phelps

yes, poor Watkins was very out numbered!

maroon and white game

my favorite taligate girls!
take note.  
Viv does know what colors she is supposed to wear, but she chooses to not follow.
I guess we should just be glad she doesn't wear her red and blue. :(