It’s hard to get a selfie with a dog.
It’s hard to get a selfie with a dog.
Ziggy is a little weirded out by my fake butterfly.
You almost got a photo of my new waffle iron plates which earned Cuisinart a scathing review on Amazon, but instead you get the Zigster, being ridiculously cute.
The boys had the day off, and it was a lovely cold, crisp day, so we took the Zigster for a walk. We stopped at the neighborhood market because I needed butter. All they had was $5 Amish butter (that’s for two sticks!) so yeah basically we are fancy is what I’m saying.
I am amused when I look at this month’s picture next to last month’s. Finally some consistency from month to month!
Except this time Linus is a blond, and a few differences in jacket situations. But still. As close as we can get.
I want to include Ziggy in this month’s post because he’s so darn cute. He probably warrants his own post because look at that face. Those ears!
I think he was looking at a squirrel. I mean of course.
Lots of things going on.
Let’s see, Saturday started out early with an hour plus drive in dense fog to Houma, a small town with a vicious soccer team. The boys played well, but alas, their team lost. It was only their third loss (the first was a friendly, so that doesn’t really count, right? and the second was in a tournament that they ultimately won so I don’t count that either, heh.) Anyway, whatever. Onward!
Once we got home, I got to rest for about half an hour before I had to head across town to the girls’ tournament to be a field marshall, to fulfil my volunteer requirement since we get financial aid. And I got a sunburn. Ugh.
Sunday was better. We went to the World War II museum for the first time (well, it was George’s and my first time. The boys had been with camp a few years ago.) I probably should be somewhat ashamed to admit how much I learned – it helped me understand a lot about the different parts of the war and how it all happened in various parts of the world.
And I got to launch some torpedos, which is always fun.
We didn’t get to see it all, but hopefully we can go back before too long. We got a free pass from the library, which was invaluable – the tickets for everything we saw would have cost us nearly $200 if we’d had to pay. Yikes.
After that, Terry and I took the kids to get crawfish. Yum! We somehow missed eating crawfish last year completely, which is a travesty, and I wanted to make sure that didn’t happen again. We took them to a restaurant that was lined with taxidermied animals. And not just any animals. There was a lion. And a monkey. It was creepy and weird and I won’t be going back there, that’s for sure. Eeek. But the crawfish was good, at least.
Yesterday was also the 15th anniversary of owning our house, which is crazy! 15 years! I know I complain about it being too small (I mean, to be fair, we weren’t expecting to stuff it with boys when we bought it.) but I hope we stay in it long enough for the boys to bring their kids one day. 😀
It’s times like this I’m glad I’ve been blogging forever. Here’s my post about our super fun closing!
Ziggy, meanwhile, is obsessed with this squeaky ball that lights up that we caught at Mardi Gras. He very carefully carries it around in his mouth, and GOD FORBID it squeaks. And don’t try to take it from him. If you even go near it when he doesn’t have it, he’ll grab it so you can’t get it. It definitely seems like a love/hate relationship. It’s the cutest thing.
I did it! Every day in May, I wore something I made. Now, granted, near the end of the month, I didn’t post to Instagram every day because I was sick of taking pictures of myself in the same clothes I’d already posted 15 times before. (Always clean. I do a lot of laundry.)
So here’s how I rounded out the month:
May 22: The striped P4P shirt:
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Who let the dogs out? Me! Me! Me! Sorry, I couldn’t help it. Got a selfie with Pepper, one of the @twogingerhounds that belong to my friend @theglitteredginger. (I just came to let them out while she’s at work. Hence the nonstop loop of that song in my head.) Wearing a @patternsforpirates shirt I made for #mmmay18 day 22! #sewistsofinstagram #curvysewing #ilovesewing
Ziggy misses his boys when they’re at school.
I haven’t posted a normal post in a while, just an update on what’s going on in the world. So let’s see…
The boys are a couple of weeks into fourth grade. So far so good. Except they’re not super fond of the bus driver, who is apparently very strict and gruff. Which is exactly how bus drivers should be, I’d say. Well, except for last Wednesday when he forgot that school got out an hour early so we waited at the bus stop for over an hour. Fortunately, the bus stop is the mall, so I dropped into Ulta and made an appointment to get my hair did. Fun colors to come!
Speaking of fun colors, last night, I put in some extra-orange color (blood orange, to be exact) into Oliver’s hair because it was getting too hard to tell him and Linus apart at a glance. Better now. Pics later.
I have a work trip coming up in a couple of weeks, to Whistler again. I’m super excited to see everyone, but the forecast for the next ten days is not making me happy. I need some autumn weather while I’m there, dammit! I’ll get there a few days after the end of the forecast, so all I can say is, a cool front better arrive before I do.
Speaking of weather, it’s very weird here, thanks to Harvey. Pouring one minute, clear blue skies the next. Can’t complain, though. Seeing what’s going on in Houston makes my heart hurt. Just sickening.
If you’re looking for something you can do to help people in Texas, this page has some great links.
I made pesto (no nuts, George is allergic to most of the ones that would go in pesto) out of the basil I grew this summer. First time it really thrived, probably due to the very wet summer we had. It was not bad, but maybe I’ll put one fewer clove of garlic in it next time (sorry person I worked out next to this morning!)
A good thing this week – Evan and Ellie are in town! I love seeing that girl (okay, both of them, really) and I can’t believe how grown up she is! (Look, we’re both bigger! Hahaha)
Ooops, I went down a rabbit hole looking for old pictures of Ellie and me, and found this…gah!
One last cute thing…Ziggy now has his https://www.instagram.com/ziggymcziggerson/ so you don’t have to look at boring pictures of my kids to see what you really want – DOG.
(Kiki and I can’t say that to each other without kind of sing/growling it like that song. Now you won’t be able to either, if you could before. Sorry.)
Not a whole heck of a lot has been going on. Everyone is fairly healthy, though there is still coughing happening. But not as bad. Also I am probably deaf to it now.
I did a 5K on Saturday for a local breast cancer charity. That was fun. I didn’t do it for time or anything, hence no race report.
Oh, and that evening the boys’ school had a fundraiser at the amusement park at City Park, and that was a lot of fun. I rode the Ladybug roller coaster three times in a row. (It’s very mild.)
Video proof of my kids getting older:
Sunday was of course Mother’s Day, but also George’s birthday. So my usual plans of spending the whole day alone were kind of shot. I went to Orangetheory in the morning, and then did some errands, and was going to go to a movie (with George’s blessing, I’m not a monster, you know I love birthdays, but he doesn’t really care as much) but I got home too late. Boo! But I had a few cocktails at the pub and then went home and cooked some steak. Yum!
Oh right, on Saturday (man that was a busy day), the boys’ friend Diego came over. When his mom came to pick me up, she gave me a dozen roses! What?!?! So sweet!
Also, Ziggy got a new bone.
Yep, real exciting stuff around these parts.
The boys had their slumber party (now over a week ago!) The cake was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Love so much. They had a great time, and most importantly, I survived a night with nine 8 and 9 year old boys.
Oliver had his last day at the zoo classroom. Got to watch him in a movie and he gave a presentation on endangered species.
Oliver’s new purple hair:
Miles got his roots done:
How I felt the day after we went out for tiki drinks. But it was totally worth it. 🙂
Linus is currently sick. His asthma is acting up. We’re leaving soon for our trip, so I really need everyone to be healthy again. Yeesh. I mean, look how sick:
Ziggy has heartworms. 😦 I was so upset when I found out, but I’m a bit calmer now, after doing some research. We seem to have caught it pretty early, thank god. Not looking forward to keeping him still for two months, though.
Can you believe? One year ago today, Ziggy came into our lives. I was a little nervous about getting a dog (a DOG? ME?) but now I can’t imagine life without Mr. Ziggerson. And yes, there were some adjustments to be made (I have learned Ziggy has a taste for running shoes) and some furniture has been chewed on, but it’s all worth it for this face. ❤