We have kept very busy this summer - enjoying lots of activities with lots of friends.
The Darbonnes lived right around the corner from us in Moss Bluff and being far from them were one of the saddest things about moving.
But, alas -- we have connected several times throughout the summer which has been a blessing. For Gianna, going to their house is like going to Disney World.
Gianna has become fearless in the pool --- jumping off the "cliff" with the big kids.
Emma (L) & Ana (R) are just the sweetest girls. Gianna adores them both and with good reason. I'm going to insert a little story here.
Gianna woke up one day and deciding she wanted to cut all her hair off. "Short-short -- like Emma's." I thought it was just a phase, but she wouldn't let it go.
I told her I would cut a few inches off and then we would see if she would still want to go shorter. That seamed to appease her. So, I cut her hair (which turned out pretty cute) and she couldn't stop looking at herself in the mirror.
The next Sunday at church, she approached quite a few people we know asking them, "Do you recognize me?" They, of course, said 'yes.' Then she'd say, "It's ME, Gianna!!! It's not Emma. Really!"
Alex helped Gianna catch several catfish. She didn't want anything to do with getting the hook out.
Some of the gang watching a little alligator that the boys said they had spotted.
Apparently, they were telling the truth!
Could be why these ducks found an alternative ponds on the outskirts of the property.
We also went to Jellystone Park (Yogi Bear Campgrounds) which is really a hidden treasure of SW Louisiana. There was a lot to do. Gianna had her first try at Putt Putt. She was very interest for the first 7 minutes.
We missed out on the boats and other activities because we got caught in a ridiculously frightening thunder storm. Gianna's still talking about it.