We recently flew to Louisiana so Joan could celebrate her birthday with her extended families in New Iberia and Sulphur. Her parties were watermelon themed, and Mom made Joan a special cake twice from scratch! It was beautiful and delicious. Joan visited Big Poppa at the Bank and Tootsie at St. Edward's School. In New Iberia, we went to the park to feed the ducks and took a picture of what a real swamp looks like for all our Illinois friends. In Sulphur we spent a day at the water park with Gigi and Emily, Joan's only first cousin. We had a great time. Joan received so many wonderful presents, thank you so much to everyone who attended her parties and gave her a gift. Joan is beginning to take some steps, so we have no doubt she'll be walking soon! We're going to Dayton, OH next week to visit Uncle Art and Aunt Chloe one last time before moving to Mississippi.