March 9, 2016 {artists}

The boys classes each spent a week earlier this year at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art learning about and creating art. And Wednesday night was the big exhibition. I really can’t pick just one photo for today, so here’s a bunch.


Maybe the best part was that they labeled each artwork like real museum artwork. šŸ™‚

A few more random pics:

March 6, 7, 8, 2016


March 6 – On a walk with Ziggy, just happened to cross paths with the cruise ship we went on in November.


March 7 – On our morning walk, Stephanie and I were passed by a group of Marines running and yelling.


March 8 – Soccer practice.

March 5, 2016

Technically, the picture of Linus is a few weeks old, but I wanted to show how different they all look now that Miles’s hair is short. (Which I did, thankyouverymuch.)

March 4, 2016 {99 months}


A cameo from Ziggy this month.

Just one more month til the big 100! What am I going to do? How am I going to make this special? Well. I have a whole month to decide. Heh.

February 28 – March 3, 2016


February 28 – post race chargrilled oysters. Yum!


February 29 – doggy feet!

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March 1 – Ziggy is a perfect gentledoggy in the carpool line.


March 2 – Finally, the boys love going to the library! Alas, it is not for the books.


March 3 – My friend Robyn is awesome and does a mean mean face. (This is from the Sex Ed episode of Teachers. Watch it!) I don’t have cable, so I had to wait until this morning and get it from iTunes. So exciting!

February 21-27, 2016

So much to catch up on!

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February 21 – the jasmine vines I planted last year are in bloom! So pretty!

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February 22 – Linus was home sick. So obviously we took a selfie.


February 23 – Louis Armstrong on a foggy morning


February 24 – Ziggy likes feet of all kinds.


February 26 – some of my favorite coworkers came to visit! And they were at my house! Really quite a feat when you work for a remote company like we do.


February 27 – went to the expo for the race we did on Sunday, and the boys were excited to meet the Geico gecko.

February 17, 18, 19, 2016

Got some catching up to do!


February 17: Took the boys to get donuts after school. It was a gorgeous afternoon.


February 18: Just another Ziggy walk.


February 19: Miles finished his 100th day of school project! That’s a lotta marshmallows.

February 13, 14, 15, 2016

February 13: Ziggy love his foot. It’s creepy as hell, though. He carries it around very gently, because it squeaks, and he does not like the squeak.

Bonus: It’s also hilarious when he tries to go through the dog door with it, but just can’t.


February 14: My sister sent the boys Trivial Pursuit Family for their birthday, and Linus wanted to play it. I love Trivial Pursuit so I agreed. We all sat around as a family playing a board game for the first time ever, I think. Well, that didn’t last too long. Oliver and Miles and Daddy lost interest after a while, but Linus and I played til the bitter end.

The great thing about this game is that it has two sets of cards – one for adults, one for kids.

So picture it, Linus needs his last wedge of pie, and he lands on pink (entertainment.) I look at the question. “You have GOT to be kidding me,” I say.

Mario and Luigi are plumbers. True or false?

Well, he was gleeful when he heard that one. Next, it was time for the final question. I got to choose the category. For some dumb reason, I picked pink again. Pulled out a new card, and I couldn’t believe what I saw for the pink question…

What is Ash Ketchum’s little yellow sidekick called in Pokemon?

NO FREAKING WAY. The kid’s last two questions are about his two obsessions. (Oh, did I mention there were some soccer questions earlier? Yeah.) So, needless to say, Linus beat me. Not by much. And the adult questions were hard. I swear!


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February 15: No great pic, but here’s Ziggy worn out at the end of the day. It’s tough to be a dog, yo.

February 10, 11, 12, 2016

8 year well visit at the doctor on Wednesday.

8 year stats:
Linus: 58ish lbs; 52ish” tall
Oliver: 59ish lbs; 52ish” tall
Miles: 60ish lbs; 51ish” tall
I lost the sheet of paper with the exact numbers, so it’s a good thing our next door neighbor is our pediatrician! I’ll get the exact numbers and edit this post sometime.

Compared with 7 years:
Linus: 49.6 lbs (50th); 49ā€³ tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 47.8 lbs (25-50th); 48.7ā€³ tall (50-75th)
Miles: 51.2 lbs (50th); 48.8ā€³ tall (50-75th)

Oliver has a 100th day of school project due Monday.

On a walk with Ziggy and the boys. Here’s Linus caught in a sunbeam.

February 8, 2016


I took Linus and Oliver to get haircuts. Oliver’s doesn’t look that different but Linus’s cut was pretty dramatic. He said, “I just don’t want to look like Justin Beaver.”

Happy Mardi Gras 2016!

As people here are fond of saying…

Everywhere else, it’s just Tuesday!

Just a random sampling of fun pics from the last few days…

And a bonus video of dancing boys:

I’m also calling this my 366in2016 entry for February 7 and 9th, since I include pics from those days.