Friday, January 02, 2009

Catfish and Hats

Laurie and Steve's parents are all in town this weekend for Emily's 3rd birthday party. They called us to see if we wanted to go eat at the Catfish Hole with them................let me think......

YES!!!!!!
That is one plate of pure heaven right there! I LOVE fried catfish and they have the best hushpuppies in the world. I could literally sit and eat about 200 if I let myself. Even the CEO of Wal-Mart was there eating tonight. :-) He knows what is good!
(I'm sure I will be swollen up tomorrow after all that salt intake but it's so worth it!)
Another table got sung "Happy Birthday" to them and Emily thought it was for her - so we asked them to come sing to her. She didn't know what to think but they gave her a plate full of tootsie roll pops!
I found this whole set of crochet hats on e-bay for like $10 and I got them today. I put some of Harper's bows on a few of them to see how cute they will look. I went to Hobby Lobby this week and bought a few big flowers on 1/2 price and I'm going to hot glue them to alligator clips to put on the hats as well! I also got 6 crochet headbands on e-bay for $4. So Harper is guaranteed to have something on her head at all times! And I can't wait! I plan to make the flower barrettes tomorrow and maybe a tutu or two! (Say that 3 times fast) ha! It will be fun to put all this on her and take picture after picture!!!!! She's only little once - I'm not wasting any time!

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38 comments:

Katelyn said...

I came across your blog and I wanted you to know that I have enjoyed reading all of your entries and am so excited for you and your husband with Harper on the way! Blessings on you and your family during this incredibly exciting season!

The Garners said...

That dinner looks delicious!

Cute hats! I wish I could get A to leave a hat on her head--I think they're soooo precious! She has a little purple knit hat that I LOVE but she won't leave it on for more than two seconds! Maybe if you start Harper really early she'll never know the difference! I saved all the red tulle off our Christmas tree (I don't want to use it on there next year), so I'm going to attempt to make a practice tutu. If it's not too time consuming, I might try to make one for her birthday party--otherwise I'll probably order that cute one from my blog post. I'm afraid our computer crashed tonight (I'm on L's laptop), so my goal of doing Shutterfly photo books for both kids' birthdays might not work out after all--more time to make tutus, I suppose!? :( What on earth will I do without a computer at home!?!?!

Kim said...

I love Catfish Hole! Like you, I could eat about 290 hushpuppies! They are little pieces of heaven! Harper is going to look so cute in each one of those bows. Have a good weekend!

Whitney Vanderbilt said...

YUM, that looks delicous! And, those sweet little hats are so, so cute! I love the idea of putting the bows on them.... Harper is going to be one stylish baby :)

Betsy said...

Okay...first of all, I LOVE fried catfish!! Steve's whole family is from Mississippi and that is one thing we always get when we're there (along with fried pickles!)

And, those little crocheted hats are absolutely adorable! I love the little bows on them. You always find the best things on e-bay!

I can't wait to see all the cute stuff you are planning on making!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

My parents always take us there when we visit. The closest thing I get to a catfish dinner in RI is at the Cracker Barrel and it's not that great!

Jacquie said...

Mmm... makes me want fried taters!

Those hats are adorable!! I would've never thought to add bows and such to them. Creative!

Jennifer said...

I love the Catfish Hole. It's like 3 minutes from our house and Josh and I love to take his family there when they are up here. I love, love their chicken tenders, and fries, and hush puppies and sweet tea, and pickles. You get the picture!! Haha!

Sweet hats and bows! Haper is going to be dressed so cute!

Faith said...

Mmmmm, I love me some catfish too!

How cute are those hats?? They will be perfect for Miss Priss. Can't wait to see pics of her in all her adorable head-wear!

Happy New Year!!

Kendra said...

HA!! And I can't wait to see all those pictures!

Angie said...

I love hushpuppies, they are so good!! I love the little hats you got on ebay!! So cute

Lori said...

Mmmmmm, fried food. When I was pregnant, I would eat three orders of friend okra at Cracker Barrel. Yes, three. And also, yes, completely swollen the next day! Drink lots of water :)

Christy said...

Okay - as soon as I saw the pictures, I recognized that catfish. Catfish Hole is our favorite!

I'm with ya - Harper is only little once so bow, hat, flower, and tutu that girl up...my girls haven't touched a bow in years and it makes me sad!

I'm so happy for you that she is almost here.

Leigh Ann said...

Darling hats. Can't wait to see your creations. You are so smart not to waste any time! I'm holding on to hair bows as long as I can. I was shocked to hear around 7 they refuse to wear them???? How sad!

Yoli said...

Those hats are the cutiest things on a sweet baby! Can't wait to see Harper wearing them! You are sooooo lucky!!! (Blessed!!) Enjoy!!! Enjoy Enjoy!

Adventures of Laura said...

I don't know how you do it Kelly! We are expecting our first baby in March and I am in a complete panic over how much we have left to do - and here you are getting gifts for all your nurses and finding cute hats for Harper on ebay. You're an inspiration to me - at 28 weeks I'm already slowing down and wondering how I'll get it all done. Thanks for all the ideas and encouragement!

jenkins_k08 said...

LOVE THE LITTLE HATS :)

Vashti said...

I have no idea what hush puppies are!! And I cant wait to see Harper in her head wear. Not long now!

Lil Miss K's Mommy said...

SO CUTE!!!! I have made several for my new little one as well. What a great deal, I guess I will have to look on ebay for sure now. Where did you buy the alligator clips? I have bows/flowers waiting to be glued.
Thanks!
Not too much longer, I know you are thrilled! Good luck to you =)

petrii said...

How incredibly cute are those hats and bows? So cute!! And with flowers ~~ be still my flower-loving, baby adoring heart!!!

JenB said...

Oh goodness! THOSE HATS! So cute. That Harper is going to be one precious looking girl!

Mary said...

Cute hats! You're a good e-bayer...I can never find the cheap good quality things...either good quality and pricey or cheap and not very cute :)

Hillary said...

LOVE Emily's cupcake shirt!! And LOVE Catfish Hole! I really miss NWA! Living close to that place was dangerous though.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the hats with bows. I can't wait to see her in them!

Lisa said...

Ok, that catfish and those hushpuppies look YUMMY!!

Those hats are so cute and I am sure Harper will look ADORABLE in them!!

Heather said...

You are so creative- I would have never thought to do that with those hats...and they are DARLING!
Have a great weekend, Kelly!

Maranda said...

Now you've got me wanting Catfish Hole hushpuppies! I love those so much!

SAS said...

She will be so stinkin' cute! I can't wait to see her!

MiMi said...

Oh I love catfish, too! In fact, we went to a local seafood restaurant last night and had some good ole' hushpuppies and catfish, too! I'm with you --I usually fill up on hushpuppies before my food ever comes! I just don't understand why I can't seem to lose any weight!!! (-:

Those hats are adorable and I can't wait to see little Miss Harper in them! Too cute for words!

Jordan said...

I love seafood but have never had cat fish before.

Those hats are adorable! I can't wait to see Harper in them!! =]

Meagan said...

VERY cute hats, and a bargain too! She's going to be SO cute!

Mmmm, fried catfish, fried fries, and fried hush puppies.... you really can't beat that!

Leigh Ann said...

those hats at that price is a steal.I'm going to check out ebay that's for sure.

ocean mommy said...

Those little hats are just precious. She's going to look so cute in them!

And sweet mercy that plate of food has made me so hungry! I will tell you, that sort of food was what I pigged out on the night I went into labor with our oldest daughter! I had been eating "light" small meals all week and I was so over that. It was my due date and I was down because there was NO progress. My husband was working late trying to get the office taken care of and I talked my parents into taking me to Cracker Barrel...and I ate and ate and ate....just a few hours later we were on our way to the hospital! Southern food does the trick for me!!

Praying for you...you are going to do great!
stephanie

R said...

we have a similar place here in North Texas called Catfish Sam's. seeing your pictures of seafood is making ME want it now! hmmm...maybe we need to go there for dinner tonight? every food this pregnant girl sees makes me CRAVE it!

Susie Harris said...

I think she will be the best dressed little one ever if she takes after her Momma! Love those hats~

Alyson said...

Harper needs to hurry on along so you can dress her up in all those precious hats and outfits.

Lana said...

The catfish looks SO good! Yumm! I love the crochet hats! Harper will be so cute wearing them! I love the idea of taking a flower to put on the hats! Too cute! Can't wait to see them!

DollBaby said...

I love those hats! Too cute.

Addie use to keep hats on her head, not so much anymore. Drives me nuts when she pulls them off. She won't even leave ponytails in anymore. The only thing she doesn't bother is clips. So I put those in a lot anymore.

I can't wait to "meet" your baby girl! You are so close to her being here.

mrsnash said...

I love reading your blog! Good luck with Harper...I hope she comes soon!!!