Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Phases of the Moon

If Pius is a lunar eclipse (moon being completely shadowed),




and Laine is a crescent moon (showing about 1/3 moon),



I guess that would make Forrest a full moon!


Further….if Forrest had 2 full moons within a one month time period, would you consider that a blue moon? Just curious.

I really don’t usually let my kids run around buck-naked, even if it is just in the back yard (oh, what am I saying?!?! Yes I do! But I digress.) This particular day, Forrest had a diaper rash and I prescribed him some fresh air to help it heal up quickly. He loved his newfound freedom and probably peed about 20 times while we were outside. It seemed that to him, each time was more fascinating than the last. He'd stop what he was doing to check out his stream. What a BOY!

I have no excuses for Laine's plumber pants. That boy is ALWAYS pulling his pants and diapers down below his crack! He’ll probably be the one we have to put suspenders on as a punishment for sagging his pants in the 7th grade.


Danna, of course, is ALL sunshine!


Except here.


And here.


Oh, and here too.



THERE’S my sweet, silly Banana!

We’ve been enjoying our time outdoors recently. I swear, the kiddie pool was the best $10 I’ve ever spent. Laine and Danna especially love the water. Forrest and Pius prefer to splash from the OUTSIDE of the pool most days (like when I’ve just refilled it and the water is still cold). Danna doesn't seem to mind if the water is uber-cold. As revealed in the above picture, she'd MUCH rather be in the water than on the stinkin' grass! Talk about particular.....that little girl acts personally offended if you even consider setting her in the grass. We've responded with some tough love. I tell her, "Get up and walk, then, little girl!" She still is refusing to walk and she's had a hard time adjusting to the idea that we will no longer carry her everywhere. She rode that gravy train for as long as she could milk our gullibility (is that a word?), but it's been on her lately to come to the kitchen to eat, get out of the grass, get to her books, etc. If there is one thing we've learned from this, it's that it is hard to break "spoiled"!


Laine: "Can you believe the cheeks on that guy in the background?! Crack kills, people!"

Hope you all have a GREAT Tuesday! And FYI, the next REAL full moon should appear on July 7th.

Love,

Moni

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

1st to post. Grandpa Stubby loves you all. Cute pictures Moni.

Cochran Quads said...

That definitely goes in the running for your best post ever!! They are TOO stinkin cute!!! Love those Graf Babies!

jag said...

This just brightened my day! Maybe it was he blinding glare from Forrest's white fanny! Kidding!

jag said...

One more thing... I have a spoiled girl in need of your unspoiling boot camp. How much to keep her until she's thoroughly unspoiled?!

Misty said...

I love this post! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!! We have ALOT of moon phases here too. And when outside, there is alot of "nature" time. LOL!

Glad you are getting your money's worth with that $10!

Anonymous said...

That was too funny!!!! Moni you always but me in great mood with your posts.

Stacy

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above statement that this may be your best post yet! Hilarious! Hope there was lots of sunscreen on that little white hiney!
-Ashlei

Charity Donovan said...

OMG girl!!! Call a hospital...I just choked on my soda!!! Only Nurse Moni would put my life in danger posting something so dang HILARIOUS!!! Love those Graf MOONS!!!!! =)

King Quads said...

I was afraid to keep scrolling down...thought there might be a picture of Billy posing like a plumber...YIKES! Of course, I couldn't help myself and had to scroll...you sure know how to catch your readers. Such adorable baby bums.

Love that little Banana too.

Anonymous said...

Adorable!

Anonymous said...

The kids are going to love this post in about 13 years! I'm lovin' it right now! So cute!
Love, Budda

Bret and Heather said...

hey guys! although we have not met (yet!)I feel like I know you already... when I read the "moons" I knew exactly what I would see! love it!

Shelia said...

OMG! Moni, you sure know how to make a girl laugh... literally, Emmalie is still laughing histerically:)

Glad to hear you were able to get your new computer, too! (Especially if it allows you to keep sharing great posts like this!)

The Carlsons said...

Ha! You, and your cute little kids, are way too funny! Really, TOO funny!

Love the pics! Again, you'll have to save these pics for the boys' prom nights or, better yet, baby pics in a wedding slide show. Ha! Sorry guys ;)
-fellow quad mom of 15mo GGGG and a 5yo boy

Anonymous said...

so cute, so funny!
lana

Ashley Wasser said...

Monica you crack me up! That last picture was the very best! I really enjoyed that and it brightened my evening. Hey, July 7th is my anniversary! Does that mean I'm going to see Forrest? :)

Anonymous said...

You Funny! Loved the pics!
GG

Suzy said...

Loved this!! Maybe Danna is refusing to walk because she's afraid you might take pics of *her* tushie and then post them on the internet. :)

Angela said...

HAHA... that was really cute. Loved the photos and commentary. It's always nice to jump on here to see you guys when I can't always make it out in person. I just have one question though: Are you going to let Forrest celebrate the full moon on the 7th??

Love you guys!
-Ang

Jac Tubre said...

Great post Moni!! I love the many shapes and sizes of the Graf moon. Tyger wants to know where Danna's half moon was???

Love you girl and I LOVE this post and pics of those beautiful babies!!

Jac

Hilary said...

Precious buns for sure!! LOVE them!! :)

Tiffany said...

Soooo funny!!

vixyash said...

Hopefully this isn't weird, but I stumbled across your blog tonight... and I was completely dumbstruck by the resemblance of your little Danna when she was in the NICU and my little Savannah, who was born 3 weeks ago (at 30 wks old) and is still in the NICU. Congrats on your gorgeous baby! I find it incredibly interesting to see the pics of Danna growing over the years and I wonder what my little girl will look in 3 years. :o) http://twitpic.com/7upgd

Anonymous said...

I have been only home for an hour (I am trying to suck up) but I promised I would learn to do this! Thanks for a wonderful time last night! I am glad the adults did not join the quads in the naked pool party! ;-) I love you all! Julie

Kelly Trullinger said...

You make me crack up Moni! Hilarious post! I will never think of moons the same way again!