Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treat - Round Two!

Even though we don't have pictures to prove it, round one of Trick or Treat for my three girls came on Sunday when we went to Boo at the Zoo. They had fun, but our hands were way too full trying to wrangle the three of them through the zoo to get any good pictures.

So, on to round two . . .

Wednesday night we did our annual trick or treating down sorority row. Caroline and Charlotte had a great time. Caroline decided at the last minute to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, which was actually what she had been wanting to dress up as for months, but in recent weeks had gone back to the standby of being a princess. So, very last minute Jeff found a Dorothy costume for her and she was so happy. We did have to use a pair of pink sparkly Mary Jane's that we had on hand, because her change of heart came too late to find a pair of ruby slippers. Charlotte was a Saints cheerleader and she was the cutest little chubby Saints cheerleader that I've ever seen. Camille wore a pumpkin bib just to be festive, but she slept through all the fun back at the house with Jo Jo. Jeff as Batman made a reappearance this year; Caroline loves to have her papa participate in the dress up fun!

Caroline is an old pro at this by now and showed Charlotte the ropes of making our way from house to house. Charlotte was most impressed by the fact that everyone was handing out "caNEE" and that there were big buckets of chocolate everywhere. The girls enjoyed seeing friends, meeting the cheerleaders, Golden Girls, and Tiger Girls, and of course hanging out with the Kappas for a dance party on the porch after the trick or treating was done.

Happy Halloween!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

We had visitors!

Drew, Amelia, and Asher visited the Big BR last week. It was a great visit. We loved loving on Asher and generally just spending time with three people we don't see nearly enough. No one has a way with words and pictures quite like Amelia, so I'll let her tell the whole story.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I came across this article with video and photographs this morning. For me, the scale alone is striking. I suppose there is always an argument about art that could fall into the category of graffiti, but I'd welcome this graffiti in plenty of parts of Baton Rouge. Click here to read, watch, see - let me know what you think.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mmmm! Chocolate!

Six M&M's and a 22 month old.

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Princeses: The Musical

With Caroline as her big sister, Camille better get used to doing lots of this! Camille, Charlotte, and I were Caroline's audience for an impromptu musical on Sunday afternoon. The music of the Disney Princesses was the score and there were several costume changes, lots of dramatic interpretation, and a little audience interruption in the form of crying (from Camille) and attempts to take over the stage (from Charlotte). We were all impressed though and I managed to get a few pictures from when Caroline (as Ariel) took a little break between songs.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Life 7 weeks out

It's been seven weeks now since Camille arrived and it's hard to put into words what life looks like now for our family of five. She has slipped almost seamlessly into our daily routine, putting herself into her own routine without much coaxing from Jeff or me. Her sweet and quiet disposition are an answered prayer! I wasn't sure how a third girl would change the dynamic in our house, but so far she already exhibits a hint of the patience she will surely need growing up with two older sisters. Since my last post, she was diagnosed with reflux and with the help of a little Zantac, she's back on track with sleeping and eating really well.

Caroline is still loving kindergarten, but it leaves her very tired at the end of the day. She is treasuring her weekends and wants to stuff as much into Saturdays and Sundays as humanly possible. Jeff has been taking her out to LSU to see the band and Golden Girls march through campus on game days, and she has loved getting dressed up in her cheerleader uniform to join the festivities. Jeff built the girls a really nice easel recently and we pulled it out this weekend to let Caroline paint outside; she loved it.

Charlotte's vocabulary is expanding exponentially and each day we're amazed at what she's picked up. She is using three word sentences now (and maybe more, but I can only understand about three words strung together). While Caroline was painting on the easel, we set Charlotte up on the driveway with her own paper and paint. She quickly found it a little more fun to paint herself.

All five of us have been enjoying the fall weather that has graced Baton Rouge over the past couple of weeks. We've spent time at the park, outside in the yard, playing on the driveway, and out on walks as much as possible. Although I wish I could have prolonged the inevitable a little longer, I had to start working some this past week. Though I hate being away from Camille, between Jeff and Mom, she is in really good hands when I'm away. I think the two of them have enjoyed getting our little lamb to themselves for a while too.