Tales from the Hill's Country

Quips, stories and observations from our adventures in marriage and parenting (as told by Katie).

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mardi Gras 2014

Mardi Gras sure is changing for the Hill family! Last year Bradley was a baby, but this year he was able to enjoy some night parades as a toddler!

Here are the Hill Cousins and Papa P before his ride on Jupiter:
And later the cousins eating cookies while waiting on the parade:
Bradley enjoyed hanging out with Chris and I before the parade began:

It wasn't long before Papa P's float rolled down the street!
And PD passed some beads especially for his grandson:
Uncle Dewey and Deb, too!
We got a shot of all the kids in our group (about a dozen), but I don't want to post it without asking all of the parents. Even more funny, though, is a shot of us moms trying to take the photo!
The morning of Jupiter Laura, her teacher-friend and I run the Mardi Gras Mambo 10K... and I (kind of) made the paper!
(This was Baby Hill #2s second race as I ran the Louisiana Half Marathon without knowing I was pregnant!)

More night parades for Bradley the next weekend, this time with Papa P in the crowd with us:
And a very sleepy Bradley up WAY past his bedtime!
But not so sleepy to miss the parade from the hotel window!
For Orion, the lady-folk took the babies down to meet up with the men:
Then we all cut loose at the ball (with a babysitter back at the hotel):
This was a tricky Mardi Gras season for me as I knew I was pregnant, but wasn't telling anyone yet. Just for the record, if you saw me drinking "Vodka and Cranberry" it was actually "Sprite and Cranberry". ;)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Baby Hill: Boy or Girl?

We had a big doctor's appointment on Friday and found out that Baby Hill is doing well! All of the measurements are right where they should be and he/she is looking pretty darn cute!

Speaking of... we found out "he" or "she"!

Baby Hill: Waddle it be?




We are so excited for this new family member and for Bradley to have a baby brother!