107 and grainy

I did take this yesterday, but I didn’t post it because I took it on my new iPhone and while I liked the smiles, I wasn’t happy with the photo quality (it was still sorta darkish outside when I took it so it’s grainy because of low light) so I was going to try to take another picture with my big camera later, but we had a birthday party and I forgot my camera and we were late to the birthday party anyway and who wants a monthly picture outside of Laser Tag?

So, month 107, just 30 days from NINE YEARS OLD.


For funsies, a collage of the previous November 4 photos:



They were positively giddy this morning. Birthdays are awesome. 🙂

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7 years + 9 months

So that’s…let’s see…seven times twelve is…uh…84…plus nine is…


Sheesh. The math is getting harder.


I am extremely bummed that it was so foggy this morning, because Oliver voluntarily put his arms around his brothers for the picture. The smiles weren’t even forced! They were excited to wear their new school spirit shirts (don’t ask what a Loup-Garoux is, I’m still trying to figure it out) and I made cinnamon rolls for breakfast. (My new monthly photo bribe.)

See them all here.

90 months!

While Mommy and Daddy are gallivanting in England, the boys are having a great time with Grandee and Larry.


Look at those smiles! I should probably hire Larry to take monthly pics from here on out, huh?

Month 88

You know what this means? Twelve months from today, we’ll be taking #100. Then, maybe I can consider stopping. (No, not really. As if.)

This month, we had a very special guest, all the way from Los Angeles! Give it up everyone, for COUSIN ELLIE!

88 months

At the zoo for 87 months

The boys didn’t have school today, so George and I took them to the zoo before parent-teacher conferences. I thought this was a fitting place to get their monthly picture.

87 months

85 months

This morning, the boys and I were sitting on the sofa, and somehow we got on the subject of why I started taking monthly pictures of them, and after looking through all 84 of the previous photos, I think they finally started to get it a little bit. It was pretty sweet, actually.

It may have made them a tiny bit more cooperative for this month’s pic, especially after I explained how difficult the younger years were. They may have felt a smidgen of remorse. Or something.