At Home in New Orleans

My Sweet William is back from a hiatus and coming to you from New Orleans! We moved here from New York City a few days before Christmas and are happily settling into a beautiful new house that my husband designed. We’re tremendously proud of him and grateful for his demanding standards in building a non-toxic home. I’ll feature some of his techniques here at MSW.

In the meantime, here’s an update on how we pass our time when we’re not unpacking boxes, organizing drawers, or supervising construction. Mardi Gras and warm weather offer a pleasant distraction.

Darling Fergus meets the sledgehammer.

Darling Fergus meets the sledgehammer.

Sweet William discovers the joys of a backyard.

Sweet William discovers the joys of a backyard.

Vegan King Cake from Whole Foods -- allergen-free and Fergus-friendly! The plastic baby was left to the side, so we didn't worry about the boys eating it.

Vegan King Cake from Whole Foods — allergen-free and Fergus-friendly! The plastic baby was left to the side, so we didn’t worry about the boys eating it.

Darling Fergus took his first steps a few days ago.

Darling Fergus took his first steps a few days ago.

Making valentines with homemade, non-toxic paste (4 parts water, 1 part flour, warmed on the stove and stirred to desired consistency).

Making valentines with homemade, non-toxic paste (4 parts water, 1 part flour, warmed on the stove and stirred to desired consistency).

Darling Fergus and Mama at our family's first Mardi Gras parade.

Darling Fergus and Mama at our family’s first Mardi Gras parade.

Sweet William and Daddy inspect the loot they caught from Krewe of Thoth.

Sweet William and Daddy inspect the loot they caught from Krewe of Thoth. (Note spears.)

 

Beads are fun, but not healthy. Sweet William kept the frisbees and cups for outdoor play, but the beads and stuffed toys don't make it home. They smell of plastic and solvents.

Beads are fun, but not healthy. Sweet William kept the frisbees and cups for outdoor play, but the beads and stuffed toys don’t make it home. They smell of plastic and solvents.

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One Response to At Home in New Orleans

  1. Margaret Culbert February 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    It is so great to see you up and running again. And oh how the kids have grown. What cuties and Fergus is walking!

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