Decade and a half

Happy birthday, boys! Laying low today – they’ve had four soccer games in the past three days and Linus has a cold, so they need the rest. Their big gift is tickets to a Saints game next month, their first, so they’re excited for that.

14 years, 11 months

You’re looking at the three newest members of the Ben Franklin JV soccer team! Okay, it’s not that much of an achievement since no one gets cut BUT STILL I can be a proud mom, can’t I?

I also realized I haven’t posted since last month’s picture, which is shameful but also, there hasn’t been much to post about because life has generally revolved around, well, soccer tryouts. And starting next week, games and practices. But I’ll be out of town for my first work meetup since January 2020! Pretty excited about that.

Whoops this is supposed to be about the boys, not me. Well. They turn 15 in a month, and ain’t that a kick in the head?

No. 178

Look! I managed a laugh in there! They do have teeth, betcha didn’t know that.

Also, Linus and Miles obviously have favorite outfits.

Bench #7

My brother and niece were in town and we took the 7th bench picture. Or sixth, if you choose not to count last year’s curb pic. I’m not sure if I do or not.

2022:

If you look at the previous pictures, you might ask yourself if that’s the same bench as in previous years. LSU apparently rearranged the furniture a little, because they seemed to have moved the bench over about six feet to the right and removed the tree that was on the right side in all the pics (that’s now the shrubbery behind Linus and Ellie.)

We determined that this is the old location of the bench, you can see that the concrete is a bit lighter where it was:

Irritatingly, the children would not help us move the solid concrete bench so we could more accurately recreate the old photos. Jerks.

Here are the previous bench pics. Watch everyone get smaller!

2021
2019
2018
2017
2015
2012

Fourteen and three quarters

Technically, according to Louisiana law, they could start driver’s ed now.

:hyperventilating:

I mean, for obvious reasons, that will not be happening just yet (are the reasons obvious? well, okay they are: these are my babies; they can’t possibly be that old yet; is louisiana insane?; drivers ed for three is going to cost a fortune; these are my sweet little baby bunnies) so maybe we’ll look into it later, but I am most definitely not ready for that yet.

I mean, look at what they looked like last September!

August 4, 2022

They just keep getting bigger and bigger. To see the difference between this August and last August, check out my instagram.

(And you’ll be getting an almost identical picture in four days, on their first day of high school (!). No uniforms!)

14 and 5/12s

(Took on time, just posted late.)

Less than a month left of middle school. Gasp!

14+2

Gross weather + kind of forgetting anyway until the evening = inside picture.

14+1

Right in the middle of our three day winter! (Not that their wardrobe really changes…)