Catching up


I’ve been a terrible blogger. I get my awesome new .blog domain and then I just fall apart.

To be fair, life has been awfully busy. I went to Los Angeles for work, then Thanksgiving week was mostly spent in Baton Rouge with my family, and this week Linus was sick one day and I’m getting ready for their birthday and school stuff and gah.

So let’s get this out of the way.

Los Angeles:

From my pictures, it may look like we spent most of our time at Universal, not working. But I assure you, lots of work got done, it’s just not as picturesque.

And then the day after I got home, the boys and I headed to Baton Rouge to spend the week at Grandee’s, since my brother and sister and everyone was there. We also celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday a bit early.

And oh also last week we had our annual holiday party for the New Orleans Moms Blog and I got lots of fun swag and that was awesome. And I made a lemon cake from lemons picked from my tree! And also lemonade that was crazy delicious.

I suppose that brings us about up to date. I am getting ready now for the boys’ slumber party tomorrow night. The problem with a slumber party for triplets is the guest list is exponential. At first I said “one guest each” but that seemed stingy, and what about their mutual friends? So it ended up being two guests each on average and now I will have nine little boys running around the house and ACK! But I’m sure it’ll be fun. RIGHT?

Pokémon hunting

Who knew, that hunting for Pokémon would make for such great pictures? The boys and I are spending the weekend in Baton Rouge with Emily and my mom and Larry. My sister will be here on Sunday with Andrew, so I expect I’ll corner that little one for pics when he gets here.

I’m just waiting for some photographer to come out with a “Pokémon Go Photo Session.” Maybe this is how I can make my millions.

And then I made them all stand for a sec in the golden late afternoon light for individual pics.

Emily, her mother’s daughter for sure
Oliver, pre-teen in training




Little girls

My nieces are in town! (So is my nephew, but he was running in circles so no picture at the moment.)



Quite the change from 8 years ago…

Tiny cousins!

Oh I mean also their parents. Miles adores Uncle Evan.


Well, his Apple watch, anyway.

Emily is 8!

Today is Emily’s birthday! Two days after her cousin, and the day after, well, never mind. The boys adore Emily, and they had such a great time running around with her when we visited for her First Communion.

Emily was such a beautiful baby, with her blonde hair, blue eyes and big cheeks. She is, let’s just say, a lot like my sister, personality-wise. Very…dramatic.

Happy birthday, my sweet girl! I love you so much!

Washington DC trip

The boys and I got back Monday evening from our trip to Virginia and Washington DC. It would be a really long post if I recapped in detail (and I know no one wants to sit through all that), so I’ll just hit the highlights.

Plane ride went fine. iPads FTW.

We met Emily at the bus stop.


Much soccer was played in the backyard.

I got some Andrew snuggles.


We went to the Natural History museum one day.

Emily had her First Communion.

There was a crawfish boil after.

The next day, we went back into DC to go to the Air and Space Museum.

After, the boys and I spent some time with Kiki and Mike and some other friends I don’t get to see very often. This is how their kids reacted to the boys:

Not really. I was just taking pictures of them because they’re so cute and their backyard is awesome.

The next day, before heading back home, we took the boys to the Lego store and visited Mike at work.

The end!

Virginia recap: Friday

So Friday. We slept in until about 8, and Kristina made the tiny pumpkin pies for the cupcakes. Our plan was to head into the city to go to the zoo, but we were in no rush.

After a torturous journey on the Metro, we made it to the zoo! And we were smart to borrow strollers from my friend Anne so the kids wouldn’t get too worn out. My friend Chris met us there (he lives and works in DC) and hung out for the afternoon.

We saw elephants and foxes and zebras, oh my!


But Linus’s favorite was all the giant boulders. He liked to try to pick them up.

After the zoo, we headed over to the Mall (the one without the shops) to ride on the carousel. Yay! Linus was thrilled, especially after the previous weekend‘s heartbreak. After a whirl on that (I was riding, so no pics), we headed over to the Natural History Museum so they could see more rocks. (Too dark in there to get decent pics.)

Then we headed back to meet up with our friend Anne, and had dinner with her and her son, Whitman. We went to a Chinese restaurant where Emily and Linus declined to eat dinner, and they had minor melt downs. They were tired. Back at my sister’s, the adults stayed up way too late finishing the cupcakes and drinking wine. Ahh, good times. 🙂

On Saturday, I had plans to meet up with some other moms of multiples for brunch. Even though I was somewhat hungover, we all had a great time. There was good food and lots of cute kids.

After that, I was dying to go to Trader Joe’s, so we took a quick trip through, even though I didn’t get to really buy anything. So sad.



We headed over to Kiki’s house later that day, and due to my “wine headache” (ahem) I kind of forgot some important things (i.e., my suitcase) at my sister’s house. Fortunately, Kiki holds her wine better than I do, and she drove me back to my sister’s house, half an hour away, to get it. The rest of the evening involved attempting (and failing) to get Linus to fall asleep.

I’d noticed a rash on his neck that morning, but it didn’t seem to be bothering him much. But later on, I noticed it was on his arms and torso as well. He was extremely uncomfortable later, and he just couldn’t sleep. (Turns out it was poison ivy.) He finally fell asleep with me, but that meant I got very little quality sleep. Ah well, who needs it?

Virginia recap: Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday was the first day of our trip to Virginia. It started off by bringing Miles and Oliver to Granny & Grandpa’s house. My friend Stephanie was kind enough to drive us to the airport. Linus showed his gratitude by screaming the entire way. He calmed down once we got through security (how DARE they make him take his shoes off and put his magnadoodle in the bin!) and we got some pizza to eat.

The flight itself was generally uneventful, thank goodness. But we had to exit the plane via a very steep set of steps, and because I was also carrying a toddler, I was too preoccupied trying not to plummet to the ground to remember to pick up our gate-checked bags. Whoops. So we had a bit of a wait at baggage claim.


Then we went to pick up Emily from daycare. Linus and Emily haven’t really seen each other for a long time (has it been over a year? I can’t remember!) and in any case, they’re only now really old enough to play together. It was really cute to see them play.

Emily has a very, very, very pink room. And she is somewhat dramatic. Ahem.


My sister and brother-in-law left early the next morning. Kristina came over to stay with us and help with the kids, thank god. We spent Thursday morning at Cox Farms. There were tons of slides and we went on a hayride and ate our weight in kettle corn. Fun!


Linus got a bit turned around on this one.

(Then I put my camera down and retrieved my crying child. He wasn’t hurt, and was soon going down slides again by himself.)

On the hayride with Kiki:


Picking out pumpkins:

Later that day, after naptime and a meal, we went to TOY STORY ON ICE! Gaaah! It was pretty exciting. For Linus, I mean. Not me. No, not me. Nooo. I’m a grown woman, after all. Geesh.

Coming up next…Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday! Yes indeedy!

More pictures

I’ve been having a lot of fun taking pictures of the boys lately. Here, lemme share…

Oliver’s my little bookworm:

Linus also has a green thumb, apparently:


Miles blows bubbles!

and pouts:

All four of my boys:

Now this isn’t a picture I took, but it’s one of my favorite pictures ever. Ever, ever, ever. This is from my niece Emily’s birthday party. She turned three on Sunday.
Happy Third Birthday, Emily!

Oh, the drama!

I did it!

It’s the last day of November, and I blogged! Woo!

How about a few pictures from our weekend? I took a bunch!

Friday was Thanksgiving, part 2, at my mom’s house. The kids all napped while the adults ate. It was pure, unadulterated heaven!

My sister brought them back Yo Gabba Gabba t-shirts from the show they went to in NYC. Cute!


Saturday, we joined some of my sister’s friends as they tailgated before the LSU game. The boys had fun being boys.





While my niece liked rolling around in the leaves.

And then on Sunday, we went to the mall to do Santa pictures, but we all know how those turned out…

and afterwards, we took them on the carousel. The boys loved it so much, they threw tantrums when it was time to leave. Fun times!

Oh yeah, and today’s my last day for Cans for Comments. Let’s make it a strong ending!


So as it turns out, Miles really likes to be naked. Or semi-naked, anyway…

We went to my cousin’s wife’s baby shower yesterday, and to my mild dismay, Miles insisted on taking his shirt off halfway through. Why? Because he didn’t like being dressed like his brothers? (I dressed them identically for fun. Because it’s fun to confuse myself.) I think he just likes being shirtless. I’m raising a baby Matthew McConaughey, it seems.

Here’s the only picture I got of it…the brown polkadots belong to my sister, who was trying to catch the little monkey…

Other parts of the weekend involved seeing Emily for the first time since February. She’s hilarious, I can’t wait until the boys are talking as much as she is. It’s really freaking cute.

Not only is Emily really cute, she’s also a piano prodigy. Or something.

How freaking cute is this? Four little Yo Gabba Gabba zombie cousins!

Here. A closeup of three of them.

One more. I can’t help it.

My little Elton John:

Okay, that’s enough for now.

One year ago today…

Okay, I’m not going to be able to make interesting posts every day about what happened a year ago. I was on Day 2 in the hospital. Yeah, yeah. It was still a novelty. I got lots of visitors. I found out that the girl next door to me was having quadruplets. (Oh yeah, show me up, why don’t you? Ha ha!)

In up-to-date news, I am very excited to go pick up the boys’ birthday present from my mom today. She said it ws okay if we started using it a little early. It’s the Choo Choo Wagon! Oh man, this is going to be fun. I’ll be taking it to my uncle’s tomorrow for Thanksgiving, so all of my relatives can take turns pulling the boys around the block. I can’t wait to see them in it. Dang, it’s going to be cute!

Friday, I’ll be doing the unthinkable…shopping. I hope. I at least want to get to Babies R Us to stock up on diapers. They’re having a really good sale. Boxes of their brand for $10! So if you happen to find yourself in a BRU (or, god help you, a Toys R Us) on Friday, pick up a few boxes! Size 4 or up, please. Heh. Kidding. Sorta. I mean, diapers make a great birthday gift! Or wipes for $5! Man. Too good to pass up.

Today I ordered Emily and Ellie’s Christmas presents. I found a deal I absolutely couldn’t pass up. I hope they like their presents. Obviously, I can’t say what they are here, but just wait. The best gifts ever. Seriously. I think. I hope.

Picture post

I don’t have time for an update (not that there’s much to update about) so I’ll just post pictures!

(isn’t this the cutest picture of Emily?)
(look, my sister and BIL own “Snakes on a Plane”!
(and Married with Children?!?)

Apologies to anyone who has already seen these on my Flickr page. I promise I’ll take more pics this weekend – I’m taking the boys to the aquarium!