Yay! Over at the new multiples blog I posted about yesterday, I won a Starbucks gift card! Yippee! I never ever buy coffee, and at home I drink the cheap, store-brand stuff. So this is an extra special treat for me. Yay!
A fellow triplet mama friend helped start up a new site for moms of multiples (yes, twins included, heh) so be sure to check it out! It’s Multiples….and more and they’re giving away tons of stuff this week.
Oh yeah, and there’s going to be a cutest multiples contest, so if you’re wondering why there’s a picture of the boys at 12 months over there in my flickr photostream, that’s why. It’s my entry. :)
Well, two anyway.
Yesterday when I went to pick up the boys from daycare, I was happily surprised to see that they’d done their first artwork! They did fingerpainting on half the page, then it was folded in half to do a mirror image (and presumably blot up some of the excess paint applied by the overexuberant artists.)
Oliver was relatively restrained:
Miles went all out:
And Linus…well, Linus:
So I had a fun weekend with the boys. We went to Baton Rouge. I hung out with my cousins. (My baby cousin Molly has this gorgeous condo that I’m thinking of moving into. Maybe we can be squatters. She works a lot. She might not even notice. Yeah!)
We went to a baby shower for a high school friend who’s having twins. The boys were pretty well-behaved. We went with Ren, who kept them quiet by feeding them petit fours. Miles walked up to a group of older ladies, stood around with them while they chatted, then raised him arms up, demanding to be picked up. Of course he was indulged. How could one resist? (I suspect the fact that they were standing near the petit four tray had something to do with his desire to be picked up.)
But mostly, we hung out at Grandee and Larry’s house. It’s loads of fun for babies.
They loved standing at the backdoor waiting for Larry’s dog Snoopy to come by. (Yes, Linus and Snoopy. V cute, yes?) Then they’d either yell ‘CAT CAT CAT CAT!!!!” or “QUACK QUACK QUACK QUAAAACK!!!” at her.
And then Linus got her!
Running around the backyard
Grandee, can we go outsiiiiiide??
Grandee also has a nice kitchen with lots of drawers in which to smush our fingers:
Now, off the subject. Anyone have any suggestions for recipes? Things that are easy and inexpensive to make? That the boys might eat? That don’t have celery in them? I need to branch out.
I’ve been tagged! Thanks, Rachel!
What was I doing ten years ago?
Ten years ago was not a good time. I was mourning the recent loss of my beloved daddy. Still in college (should’ve graduated the year before) but at least I had an end in sight (I graduated the following December.)
What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?
Well, it’s already 8:30, but I’ll talk about what was on my list…
1. Go to Target to get overnight diapers (boys are too small for them yet), pool floaty thingy for boys (they don’t have them anymore), drop ins (check!)
2. Go to bank to deposit checks (nope)
3. Call salon to cancel appointment for Saturday (I made it thinking I’d need a trim by now, but I don’t.)
4. Pack up some books to send to a friend
5. Drink a beer (doing that now! okay, that wasn’t really on my list. But I am doing it. I love you Blue Moon!)
Five snacks I enjoy:
1. chocolate (currently liking Milky Way a lot.)
2. frozen cherry bar. not that you can buy them anymore. Hmmph.
4. ice cream
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Pay off our debts
2. Pay off my siblings’ and mom’s debts
3. Move into a bigger house
4. Donate to charity
5. Buy all of my friends lots of presents.
Places I’ve lived:
1. Baton Rouge, LA
2. Natchitoches, LA
3. New Orleans, LA
4. London, England
5. Hmm. That’s about it.
Jobs I’ve had:
1. Sandwich artist at Subway (summer I was 17)
2. Salad bar technician (very first job)
3. Graphic designer for small town newspaper
4. International phone card designer
5. Children’s Bookseller
TAG! You’re it…
3. You, over there!
4. and You, in the red shirt
5. oh, and you, in the corner. No hiding!
Re: voting for the boys. I guess I should have phrased it better…you want to "rate" the boys 5 stars. And maybe hit the "recommend" link. Not sure what it does, but if we win, I promise I'll send each and every one of you a postcard from New Yawwwwk. ha ha!
In other news, I'm rejoining the gym. I really should be saving my money for things like diapers and formula and food and the electricity bill, but enough is enough. I am so out of shape, and it's way too hot here to do much outside. I'm very excited. And of course I have no idea when I'm going to go…5:30 in the morning? Whatever it takes…
Oh, won’t you please vote for the boys?
(I know, every mom on here can enter her own kids and eventually we may all just end up voting for each other’s kids, thus negating the whole point of this, but come on, just humor me, will ya?)
Last night was rough. I think the boys are going through a growth spurt because in spite of eating two full bottles and some bananas within two hours of getting home from daycare, Miles still woke up twice to eat, and Oliver once. (Linus is the favorite child today. Ha ha!)
Had dinner with A & S, my fellow multiples moms. We went to Crepe Nanou. Yummmmmmmy. And fun. :)
Here’s a video of Oliver. He looooooves some sweet potatoes!
It was a pretty quiet weekend. I took Linus and Miles to Ren’s house to go swimming. I could have taken all three boys, but she has Chloe (7 months) and Allison (3 years) so even with her husband, we would have been WAY outnumbered by babies. So, three babies, three adults, and one princess. Just right.
Linus is v laid back in the floaty thingy:
Later, Chloe let Linus play in her Jumperoo, sweet girl:
In return, we had to promise that she’ll never be prom date-less. No problem! I foresee the boys fighting over her when they’re older. Such a cutie, and v feisty.
We tried to stalk a triplet family in her neighborhood, but when we knocked on the door, they didn’t answer. Maybe they weren’t home, but apparently they’re never seen out and about. Anyway, maybe next time. Supposedly their triplets are around the same age as the boys.
That was definitely the highlight of the weekend. Don’t worry, Oliver got lots of Daddy time while I was with the other boys. :)
Six months old!!!
Six months old?? Oh my. How did that happen?
Be back later with pictures and an update…
Happy half birthday, boys!
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. We left for San Antonio last Sunday, and the day before, we were all sick as dogs. Actually, I was also sick on Thursday. So yeah, fun times.
The trip was rough. The boys don’t like riding in cars nearly as much as they used to. There was a lot of screaming. A lot. We were able to stay with my cousin Willa and her husband Ed on Sunday night in Galveston. I wish we could have stayed longer, it’s such a neat area. We’ll have to take the boys when they’re older. And can be tranquilized. I kid, I kid!
Anyway, some exciting milestones were hit on the trip. Oliver started sleeping through the night! And I’m talking twelve hours, without waking up. He’s done it now for 5 or 6 nights! Wooo hoo! I was worried he was only going to do it at the hotel, but he did it at home last night. And guess what? So did Miles! Oh come on, Linus, tonight would be a GREAT night to catch up with your brothers!
More fun stuff – they’re playing with toys! They started batting at the toy bars on their car seats during the trip (like, what else were they gonna do in the car for 12 hours?) and laughing more and “talking” more and are just getting to be so fun! They’re also teething, I think, which may have accounted for some of their crankiness on the trip.
They completely charmed the entire hotel we stayed at, staff and guests alike. Little stinkers! :) Here they are in the shirts Aunt Kristie sent them…
Oh yeah, we took them swimming for the first time! I only got pictures of Miles. He didn’t seem too impressed, to be honest…