March 16-20, 2016


March 16 – I took the boys to the library near our house, and they asked how old it was. I looked at the sign and realized it was dedicated exactly 100 years to the day before Millie was born! (I think. I’m terrible with birthdays.) (That aren’t mine.)


March 17 -Ziggy on our gray couch with the gray walls and the gray curtains and the gray side table. I’m in a gray phase. Note: this picture was before Ziggy decided he really needed to see how the stuffing in the cushions tastes. Grr.


March 18 – Took the kids for donuts before school. I’m sure their teachers loved me for that.


March 19 – Miles came home in his jammies from his first slumber party. He had such a great time, and now the boys want to have one. (He’d been to a sleepover before, but never a full fledged slumber party.)


March 20 – Miles had to do a timeline project for school. While it was a pain in the butt to get the photos printed (nothing like waiting til the last minute) I’m really proud of his work. He picked the photos and wrote the descriptions (all in French, of course.)

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 6, 2016

We went to a parade on Saturday that takes place within walking distance. My friend’s son Liam marched in it, so of course we embarrassed him thoroughly by screaming his name as he walked by.


February 5, 2016

I volunteered in Linus’s class for the school Mardi Gras parade yesterday. The theme for his class was French artists, and the cute was overwhelming. They all had artist’s smocks, floppy ties, mustaches, and berets, naturellement.


Bonus pic of Millie:


February 2, 3, 2016

Brace yourself for some EXCITING photos…


This is me trying to get a photo of the back of my head. Because when in NYC, we dyed the underneath blue. Because why not?


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Took the boys out for Chinese food Wednesday night.

January 30, 31, February 1, 2016

A couple more days in New York!


Saturday was spent working until dinnertime, when we headed to a Brazilian place for appetizers and then this amazing pizza place for the rest.


Sunday started with brunch at a meatball restaurant (why not?) followed by a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and a visit to the 9/11 memorial.


Monday was the last day of the meetup, sad.

(Lots more NYC pics to come in a separate post.)


January 25, 26, 27, 2016

I’m hoping no one notices I skipped over January 24. I’m going to try to go easy on myself and not declare this 366 project a total failure because I missed a day in the first month. No, if I fail it’s going to be because I only take crappy pictures with my iPhone.


January 25 – Oh, doesn’t Ziggy look sooooo innocent here? I had started walking on my treadmill and he was trying to lick my ankles while I walked.

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January 26 – Got George his own reading glasses. We’re getting old, yo!

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January 27 – bribed the boys with cookies so they’d let me look for new shoes at the mall. (No luck.)

January 22, 23, 2016 (and other stuff)

On the 22nd of January, Ziggy destroyed his dog bed. Sigh.

On the 23rd of January, I went wig shopping at Fifi Mahony’s and wore it to a parade that evening. Heather also got a wig. I just realized I used all of my birthday money on hair. My mom gave me some that I used to get it chopped, and my in-laws gave me some that I used for this fabulous wig. Woot!

In other news (I haven’t really blogged much lately besides pics) my latest New Orleans Moms Blog post is up. I used an old picture of Oliver for this one.