Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Uncle DaDa

Uncle Michael came all the way from California recently to visit us (well, mainly Lucy) and we had a really nice time. The last time Mike got to see Lucy was during her baptism weekend when she was only 10 weeks old, so it was quite a treat for him to see our "big girl" talking, sitting up, eating real food, and trying to crawl! Since Mike looks so much like Andrew and Lucy kept referring to him as "DaDa", he quickly became known as Uncle DaDa for the rest of the weekend. As you can tell by just looking at Lucy, that Powers gene sure is strong! :)

Aunt DaDa (aka Katie) and Boogie & Pop Pop made the trip down as well -- it was a gorgeous spring weekend, and we took full advantage of enjoying all the south Louisiana fare that Mike has been missing out on. We had boiled crawfish and crab at Jimmy's Seafood Shack for lunch, and took Lucy to the neighborhood park to show off her swinging skills.

Then Lucy and Boogie went down for a nap and the rest of us headed over to LSU's Rural Life Museum for the 5th annual Zapp's International Beer Festival (pictures and video to come!). And yes, it was as good as it sounds -- an unlimited supply of cold draft beer and the best potato chips on Earth, all set to the sounds of a zydeco band under centuries-old oak trees and perfect weather. I really could not think of a better way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon than being outside drinking, laughing, and dancing with loved ones!

The boys got up early for a fishing trip down to the Barataria/Jean Lafitte area the next morning while the girls slept in and took Lucy shopping for some new toys. Uncle DaDa lives way too far away for our liking and we don't get to see him very often, but we are very proud of him and really enjoyed his visit. In addition to working full time as a sales manager at Jax Bicycle Center in Claremont, CA, Mike is now also racing as part of a competitive mountain bike team called The Gary Fisher 29er Crew; you can check out his biking adventures on their website or on his blog, The Louisiana Cyclist. We hope you come back soon!

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