It was pouring when we left our house. Â At least we had good Thai food to look forward to!
See, Jackson doesnâ€™t have good Thai food. Â We stopped for lunch to see our friend Amy in Hattiesburg.Â Hattiesburg is a much smaller town in between Jackson and New Orleans. And the Thai restaurant Jutamas is superb.Â
Kinsley wanted to take a picture of Amy – he’s learning!
Kinsley pouring tea for Mommy. Â (I was freezing, hot tea was just the thing) (Oh, sorry for the phone pictures – these moments don’t stick around long!)
Taking a walk with our friend Jayur by the Missisissippi River. Â In the cold wind. When is it EVER Â 50 degrees in New Orleans on May 3???!!!
â€œLook, mommy, a boat!!Â Over there!!â€
Here’s the boat he’s watching, with the Huey P. Long (Jefferson County) bridge in the background.
Kinsley’s also happy about the cranes and excavators:
Retrieving him so we could turn around a go get supper.Â He couldnâ€™t have been happier, throwing rocks in the puddles by the excavator.
He’s been looking forward to the big plane and the big boat a long time. Â On Monday when we got home after work and babysitting respectively, he said Mommy could get out and he was going to wait. Â I asked him what he was waiting for. Â He said to go to the big plane and the big boat. Â So I showed him on the calendar what day we were going to leave, and we put a sticker on the calendar when we finished each day. Â In New Orleans we put on the last sticker!
Every trip, Kinsley pulls his luggage as long as he can. Â Here he is at the New Orleans airport with his fish backpack and pulling his suitcase. Â Here he isÂ looking around, fascinated and excited to finally be at the airport.
Here’s Kinsley in front of the big boat. Â It was the last leg of the tired trip. We’d left in the rain, but arrived in the sun!!