Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Break in Mississippi

Mississippi is perfect for easy living…and such a cool state…I mean, what other state has a cool song like this...

“M I crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I”

I wonder if everyone learned to spell Mississippi with that song? Or is it just a Southern thing? Hmmm…maybe you’ll let me know…also, I remember in Grammar school, at the water fountain, we used to count:

“One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three Mississippi” – and that was the maximum amount of time allotted for lapping up that precious water after recess… My girls timed me with the “one Mississippi” count a few days ago, so I guess it’s still alive and well...

My aunt and uncle have a wonderful house in Moss Point, MS, and for some reason they let us “borrow” it each year. The girls LOVE fishing and crabbing (we don’t really catch too much – the nets and poles are out of the water being “checked” most of the time).

This time, on the rainy day, the girls had a pool lesson and we went to the movie theater to watch “Hop”. Then, as all good parents do, we took the girls to the Hard Rock Casino for the buffet...

Kids 6 and under eat free – they obviously hadn’t met Avery when they instituted that rule! Avery ate her weight in shrimp, crab legs and dessert – all 40 pounds of her!

One afternoon was spent running in the sprinkler and playing with water "guns"...

We found the perfect beach and playground in Ocean Springs. It was an overcast windy day, but that didn’t stop Morgan and Avery from running after all of the birds.

We always stop at Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs -we are so excited that they are firing regularly again.  When Shane and I got married 13 years ago, we had all of our everyday dishes/cups and mugs made at Shearwater.  Luckily, through the years, only a few pieces have cracked - so now I can replace them.  Also, Shane is collecting the Pirates, Avery is collecting the Dogs and Morgan is collecting the Panda Bears.  I love that the girls are starting such a cool collection like Shearwater.

I almost forgot - a stop at The Shed for barbecue...  I wasn't really in the mood for BBQ that afternoon, but I was overruled.  So I ordered chicken nachos - thinking that was a good compromise - oh NO!!!  there were baked beans on the nachos!!  Yuck!  But Shane and the girls love some Shed BBQ, so I had a cheese sandwich when we got back to the house.  The girls LOVE the alligator at The Shed, here are some pics...

We made it home in time for me to set my alarm at 3:30 this morning for the Royal Wedding!  Ah... so beautiful!  Don't know when I will have the heart to delete it from the DVR list... and I found the "British Monarchy's" Flicker account from - SWEET!!  I am such a Royal Stalker - but how can I resist?!?

Hope your weekend is filled with laughs - I'm so glad we have two more "no school days"!!

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