1 | Eulalie was baptized into the Catholic church on September 3, 2017. You can see the photos HERE in case you missed it.
2 | We took a spontaneous road trip to Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana to attend mass at the basilica. The weather was perfect, the church was INSANELY beautiful, and the music at the mass made me feel like I was in heaven. The Fossier children, however, did not have the same sentiments and many tantrums were thrown that afternoon. It was a 2.5 hour drive for us and they cried the whole time (don't worry, we road trip to Louisiana every few months so our family is ol' pros at the car ride game). Nonetheless we were grateful we got to check another thing off our Indiana bucket list and had a great time despite the torrential meltdowns!
3 | Pier started school! Mother's Day Out, actually, and he goes twice a week now (as opposed to last spring when he only attended it weekly). He had a great first month back goes over a different theme each week. So far it's been "back to school", "bugs", "under the sea", and "things that grow". He gets so excited whenever we drive up to his school and exclaims, "HERE PIER SCHOOL!!!!" to anyone who will listen. We're working on sharing and being kind to our friends, but other than that, I think it's the perfect environment for him right now.
4 | We're teaching Pier about how caterpillars turn into butterflies. Pier found a huge caterpillar eating our parsley in the garden and we adopted him as our family science project. I love watching my son's eyes light up wheneverhe discovers something new. We put Caterpillar (he needs a cooler name than that...) in a glass mason jars with holes in the top, some more fresh parsley, and a few sticks. Pier asks me every morning, "where cat-pil-er go?" and we watch him in his cocoon as I explain that soon he'll turn into a beautiful butterfly. Sometimes we'll watch the animated version of "the very hungry caterpillar" which Pier loves, and I feel like a great parent for like 5 minutes because we're doing something educational. Someone should give me an award.
5 | I celebrated my 26th birthday with my people and it was such a beautiful day. I was treated to birthday breakfast, a shopping trip, a nap, and a much needed haircut. Then Bradley and I went out to dinner in Mass Ave at a place called Black Market and walked to Sub Zero Ice Cream for dessert. They pour liquid nitrogen on the cream and toppings and make the ice cream right in front of you...it's pretty neat. I loved that I got to spend some quality time with my husband. Holding hands, having uninterrupted conversation, and eating a meal someone else cooked = a dream. Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes! Your love and prayers were absolutely felt and I'm genuinely touched by your kindness.
6 | Speaking of birthdays, my mama surprised me mid-birthday-week to help me celebrate. We have birthdays days apart so it was a real gift to spend it together. She really is my favorite present and she spoiled me with birthday shopping, brunch, and free babysitting. That woman has a heart of gold and we are a mess of giggles whenever we get together! Also, thank you dad for sending her my way and going without the company of your wife for the week ;). We wished you were celebrating with us!
7 | The Fossier fam went apple picking with our family friends the Keinsley's and it was a blast. Seriously, the apple orchard is the highlight of my fall and I'm going to miss it immensely whenever we move back to Louisiana. I can't believe it was our last time doing my favorite fall tradition! I can't think about it too much or I'll probably cry. I'll post photos later this week because they make me smile so big each tie I look at 'em.