Thursday, September 30, 2010

Alphabe - Thursday: B is for Babies

I have been meaning to link up to Alphabe - Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock each week. However, here it is, Week #2 and I still have not managed to have my post up and ready by the deadline. Maybe by Week #3, I will be on top of things. But, honestly, please don't hold your breath. I'm still adding the link above to her blog since this was her idea to begin with.

This week is the Letter B. The first thing I think of with the letter B is BABIES. I love babies, pretty much all babies. I guess I should since I have a boatload of them. I even started having them 2 at a time! I love how babies like to cuddle up with you. I love how they stare at you with amazement. I love how they smell after a bath. I love dressing them in cute little clothes. I don't love the smell of formula or the baby food. I don't love the poopy diapers or the spit up. But, I deal with all the nasties just to be around the cutsies! 

Here is my now 12-year-old as a BABY. This was Christmas 1998. She was 7 months old. We were at my maternal grandmother's house. Crystina was just learning how to crawl.
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This was Carolyn at almost 3 months old. She had RSV and was hospitalized for a week. This was the day she was released. I had bought the cutest coordinating teddy bear outfit and decided that she was going to wear it home.
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This was Twins Part 1, AKA Caitlyn and Charlotte, when they were 7 weeks old. I love how they were facing each other. I have never regretted my decision to keep them together even after birth. The nurses at the hospital kept telling me that they should be separated and kept apart, blah blah blah. My belief was that they were so close in utero, why split them up so fast. They are still always together. They are just as thick as thieves.
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This was Twins Part 2, AKA Cheyenne and Courtney, when they were about a month old. This is a rare photo because they are actually cuddled together. You never see that anymore. I tried, as I did with the earlier twins, to keep them together. But, they wanted nothing to do with that. And they still don't. Sometimes, I wonder how they survived in utero together.
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This was Connor when he was 5 days old. He was just coming home from the hospital. He was in the NICU for 4 days (2/26 - 3/2). He stayed in a room with me overnight and was released on 3/3. He learned quick that Mommy loves the camera.
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This was my nephew, Christian, when he was a month old.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

QOTW: The Wardens Gave Me A Free Day!



How often do you get a day to yourself?


A day to myself? HA! I don't even get 5 minutes to myself! But, this week at Multiples and More that is going to change. At least in a fantasy world anyway. So, here is this week's question:

If you were given $1,000.00, and 24 completely responsibility-free hours.. what would you to do with it? 
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Since this is my "fantasy world", I get to make ALL the decisions. So for the sake of making me happy, we are going to pretend that I am back home in New Orleans, the most awesome city in the world. Well, to me anyway.... See, isn't the skyline beautiful?:
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But, I digress from my perfect 24-hr day. I'd begin by tailgating by the Superdome. Yep, Saints fans tailgate ALL day long. Actually some begin the day before the game, but I was only given 24 hours so I'll make do. I've already got my jersey that I absolutely love so I really wouldn't need any new clothes for this excursion. The bulk, okay almost ALL my money, would be for tickets to the Saints game. That's all i really want is to watch the Saints play in person. I'm not too hard to please. I just want close seats. You know, not the nose bleed section seats or anything. I don't need anything else. Just a day at the football game is enough.

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Now head on over to Multiples and More and see what other mommies said.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Alphabe - Thursday: A is for AIRSHOW

I have decided to participate in Alphabe- Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock. I am so glad that I found this at the beginning rather than at some random off-the-wall letter at the end of the alphabet.

Anyways, this week we begin with the letter A.

A is for AIRSHOW and AIRPLANES -- In 2008, we took the kids to their first ever airshow at NAS Oceana (Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia). None of the kids had ever been to one before. We went all 3 days. Friday evening we went for the couple of hours they had events going on. The kids were so fascinated with the planes. On Saturday, we went all day and watched everything we could. We tried to get as close to the demonstration planes as we could. All the kids fell in love with the Blue Angels. We went back on Sunday, the 3rd and final day. We were walking around looking at the exhibits and shop booths when a man approached us. He said, "Hi, I'm _______ and I am here with Miller Light. We have some VIP tickets, do you guys want them?" At first we were unsure. Then he handed them to us and told us to follow him to the VIP row. He presented our tickets to the front booth, we were given armbands and he took us straight to the Miller Light VIP tent. We were allowed to get food and beverages for us and the kids from their food tent all day. And we were front row to the Blue Angels show. We were in absolute heaven! We bought the kids each a small blue angel replica.

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Tina and Caitlyn at the AIRSHOW

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Charlotte and Caitlyn with their airplanes at the AIRSHOW

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Crystina and Carolyn exiting an AIRPLANE

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A Blue Angel

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Courtney at the AIRSHOW

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Carolyn with her Blue Angel AIRPLANE

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Caitlyn with her Blue Angel AIRPLANE

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Cheyenne at the AIRSHOW trying to get to the AIRPLANE

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Charlotte with her Blue Angel AIRPLANE

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The 6 Blue Angels AIRPLANES

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A Blue Angel AIRPLANE

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Way Back When-esday: Happy Birthday, Carly!

My second born turns 8 on September 23rd. It seems like just yesterday I was pregnant with her. One year for Christmas she wanted a guitar because she liked her uncle's that he got with guitar hero. Couldn't pass up the pretty pink one!

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Dateline: December 2007
Age: 5

Go through your photo collection and then link up with Cheryl at Twinfatuation!

Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 NFL Kickoff Game -- Saints Are 1-0!!

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Sign courtesy of Fox8Live.com
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Tonight was the 1st game of the 2010 NFL season. It was a re-match from last season's NFC championship, putting the World Championship New Orleans Saints (GEAUX SAINTS!!!) against the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans.

Before the game the Super Bowl Championship Banner was unveiled.
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The 1st Touchdown of the 2010 regular season was made by #19 of the New Orleans Saints, Devery Henderson (and a former LSU Tiger! Woohoo!)
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Yes, I wanted to see Favre get sacked! I'm sorry, but he has his elite career. RETIRE!
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But, in the end still respect the career of Favre.
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My favorite sign
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All game photos are from the Times Picayune - NOLA.com

Connor is all ready to watch the game on TV! This is his first time watching a regular season Saints game. I was pregnant all last season!
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I was chanting "Who Dat! Who Dat! Who Dat say dey gonna beat dem saints?" And he cried! I guess he was thinking no one was gonna beat dem saints!
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Mommy and her Bayou Boy! You can take us out of Louisiana but you can't take the Louisiana out of us!
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Game 2: 9/20 @ 8:30 pm EST
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL -- Here come the Who Dat's
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