March was such a busy month for us. We celebrated Madeleine's birthday and moved. During our last weeks in Fl, we commissioned a work of art for Madd's new room. Maddie and her best friends created a texture art with drywall mud that an artist went back over and painted and sealed in beautiful colors to match her new room. Its a really special piece of art for our new house. Its also a reminder of the great friends we made in Florida.
I tried to make each day without Matthew there and adventure so Madeleine wouldn't be too sad. One of our fave spots was the beach down from our house. It was still a little cool for bathing suits, but we enjoyed playing in the sand.
During the move, we decided to take some time and visit along the drive to Oklahoma. Our first stop was Nanny's in Louisiana. Maddie and her cousin Blake always have the best time together.
Our next stop was "Great Peggy and Popop" in Orange. We visited Shangri La with them and had a wonderful time. The gardens were breathtaking. Madeleine even decided to cooperate for a few nice photos.
We were then onto our last stop in Houston. We visited with Granny, Pop, Grandma Rita and Papa Ron. We also got to see Aunt Mickey (mickey mouse as Maddie calls her) and help Grandma make meatloaf for dinner. We did make time to meet at the zoo with my sorority sisters. I haven't seen these girls since my wedding nearly 7 years ago. It was so much fun to see them and meet their "little people".
It was a great month and we were happy to be on our way to OKLAHOMA already!