Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Weekend Blur!

What a blur of a weekend...
First: Let me me fix a cup of much needed coffee on this Monday morning, sit back, unwind and rewind.

~Fortune Friday~
~Skate & Tigers Saturday~
~ Niece or Nephew Anticipation Sunday~
Warning: You may need to a cup of coffee yourself, this may be a long post.

Now.....let me quickly take you back a few weeks ago while cooking dinner, kids doing homework and of course as always the TV was on. In fact Wheel of Fortune was on and Max saw a runner, running across the bottom of the TV screen, advertising that Wheel of Fortune would be taping shows in New Orleans. All you need to do was, send in a self addressed, stamped envelope, for a chance to win tickets to the tapping's. Max said, "Mama!" "Try to win some tickets for Granny."
"She would love that!"
Soooo....why not, right?
To my surprise just a few days later in the mail I received,
(4) tickets!

After a week of  Work, LEAP testing & two baseball GAMES...Friday was here. Max had early dismissal & I check Lucy out of school after her math test. Then Mama, Max, Lucy & I head to New Orleans to see about a lady named, Vanna & a man named, Pat.

After becoming delirious from standing and waiting in line for almost 2 hours we finally made it to the third row. Right in front of a local New Orleans Zydeco band.
~Rockin Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters~

They were Great!
We watched (3) shows that will air, May 2nd, May 3rd, & May 4th....(9) different contestants, (3) wardrobe changes and lots of  bloopers.
The cameras did scan the audience many times, at the speed of light! Just a prediction...ummm, You may not spot us in the audience but I can assure you, you'll hear us.

We did lots of Applauding!

RULES: Cameras & phones were prohibited!!!

No pictures and No food or drinks
You will be told to leave and be escorted out of the building IMMEDIATELY!! 
Of course, the temptation was killing me to pull my camera out but dared not! For I was sure sirens would go off and bright spot lights would zone right in on me.  OMG! My palms were sweating and my heart was pounding.....dieing to just get one picture. Telling myself, "It's not worth it." Thinking, I really should of left my camera in the car so I wouldn't be so tempted.
{At this point, I'm feeling a strong connection with Eve and the forbidden apple}
I don't remember the whole first show....I couldn't think or focus on anything else but getting a picture of that fabulous stage & Vanna's spectacular dress. 
The first show ended and suddenly I hear.... "As Pat & Vanna leave for wardrobe change and our new contestants come out, you are welcome to walk around, go to the restroom, AND TAKE PICTURES!" WHAT?  Did he say we could take a picture?
Oh Boy!! I was so excited that I didn't leave my camera in the car.
 If you'll notice, Max has a mouth full of M&M's that Pat Sajacks security guy gave Lucy. {Hints, No food or drinks!} Ugh!
Mama' sitting in the audience. {3rd Row}

Bummer, No pictures of Vanna or Pat but it was Fun!
After the shows, we headed to "Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant" to grab a bite.

It was a "Fun Fortune Friday!"

Saturday: We all were invited to a "Roller Revolution" for our dear friend's son's 8th birthday.

This should be interesting! {it's only been about 30 years since Rob put skates on}

I opted to NOT skate, even though I was once a pro skater!
Lucy & and my beautiful friend, Marla

Happy to announce, no one suffered any major injuries. 
I know what your thinking.....
"Awww, Max is helping his little sister with her skates."
This is where pictures can become deceiving....he is in fact ripping her foot off  from her leg because she couldn't get her skates off fast enough.
Well ya see...Max was in an extreme hurry to get out of Skate Galaxy, for he had a date with a few buddys of his out at "The Box" to watch the LSU Tigers & the Auburn Tigers War Eagles play a little baseball.

Max, needless to say made it out to "The Box" with his buddy's Blake, Kyle & Coach Dean.
From what I gather...Max scooped up, Mikie Mahtook's foul ball and later got the whole LSU Tiger baseball team to sign it.

Max, Austin Nola {Tigers short stop}& Blake

Knowing if I had been there the "Mama-razzi" would have been in full swing. But that's all I got folks! This high quality photo from Blake's camera phone or is it a phone camera?


Sunday after church I made my new Niece / Nephew a little Easter onesie.
Thinking to myself, 'What could be boy or girl....humm, how about a carrot?"
My Bother-in-law, Marky{Rob's brother} & Sister-in-law, Kelly are expecting a baby any day now... for sure by Wed. April 20th.
Aunt Patti, must have goodies for new baby & my precious niece, Lily. {the BIG Sister}
The little carrot was so darn CUTE! I had to make Lily a matching shirt.
little Carrot & BIG Carrot

Well there you have it, my BLESSED & very GREATFUL weekend blur!

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