My Week(275) in iPhone Photos

February 8th, 2016

We had our first snow day on Friday! And we’re having our second snow day today, Monday. I’m not exactly tired of the snow but I am a liiiiiittle tired of seeing my family quite so much. I’m pretty sure they feel exactly the same way.

Sunday:

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Lazy level 100

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Baby brothers are helpful

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MY KITCHEN SINK IS EMPTY I DID NOT DO THIS IS IT MAGIC???

Monday:

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That seems normal for Feburary.

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Important groceries

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Family Insanity Time

Tuesday:

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Sleeping with his eyes open

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Where did I get a teenager?

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Plz feed these to me immediately

Wednesday:

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She thought her doctor’s gown was very fashionable

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Toddler wearing

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Hairdresser in training

Thursday:

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Sharing

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Really please with his lollipop

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Me: LINC IT IS FREEZING OUTSIDE GET BACK IN THE HOUSE. OK MISTER, I’M JUST GOING TO LEAVE YOU OUT THERE! I AM! FOR REAL! I’M SHUTTING THE DOOR! Linc: Whatevs.

Friday:

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Snow day

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Destroying stuff, because snow day

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Exhausted from destroynig stuff

Saturday:

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Horsey time

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She wants to know why we don’t have a trampoline in OUR house

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Parenting level up: getting a beer out of a cooler on the floor with a baby on your head

We wasted today’s snow day doing literally nothing. Which is fine, I like doing nothing. But I really hope we have normal school tomorrow so Linc and I can go do nothing at Target with a latte instead of on the couch while three children scream at each other. Plus we’re out of essentials like potato chips and bacon, so I’m going to HAVE to leave the house.

February already feels like the longest month ever and it’s only the 8th.

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SNOW DAY 2016

February 5th, 2016

Today was our first snow of the winter, and possibly the only one we’re going to get. Our weather has been unseasonably warm (no complaints) and the kids have been dying for a chance to build snowmen and do other normal New Englandy winter stuff. A Friday snow day is the very best scenario. I’m tired of the school routine, I was planning to stay home with Linc all day anyway, we have a bunch of food, and my husband will probably be home early. Which is exactly what happened. Plus it wasn’t even that cold, so playing outside was fun instead of terrible.

p.s. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned Caroline’s snowsuit before. I got it at a consignment store last winter and it is the BEST. It’s from Hanna Andersson and is technically “baby” sized but still fits her this year. If you ever see one of these at a tag sale or thrift store, grab it up.

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No cameras were harmed in the making of this photo.

And then the snow stopped and the sun came out!

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February 1st, 2016

It’s 60+ degrees today. I went on a lovely 4 mile hike by the ocean with a fr iend this morning without a coat – although the baby on my back counts as an extra layer. It was SO NICE to be outside and feeling like spring is on the way. Even if we get 5 feet of snow this month at least we’re not suffering through another endlessly cold, dark, snowy winter.

Sunday:

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Three little troublemakers

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The sun made it less cold

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Photo session heaven

Monday:

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READY TO GO

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Now I’m nursing a baby AND a stuffed dog all the time

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“My favorite part of my neighborhood is DD” That’s Dunkin Donuts. Mama’s so proud.

Tuesday:

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Poppy & Rye *heart eyes forever*

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Guilty face

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This is the freestyle portion of ballet

Wednesday:

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Skeptical of swim, as always

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Box = more entertaining than thousands of real toys

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Family Insanity Workout Time

Thursday:

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LASHES

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Bird stalking

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Fancy hairs

Friday:

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So cooperative and good at sharing, toddlers are

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The number of things he insists on sleeping with keeps growing

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Blowing stuff up while Caroline learns piano

Saturday:

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Basketball poses

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Babywearing in the Navy-themed Tula at the Navy-themed museum

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THE GIRL’S TEAM WON BOTH GAMES IT’S A HAND AND FOOT MIRACLE

I’m afraid I’ve lost the ability to speak English. No one in my family seems to understand me when I talk, so that seems like the most likely explanation. Either that or they’ve all suddenly gone deaf, which might ALSO explain why they are SO LOUD ALL THE TIME.

That’s probably what happened.

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Surprise! Twins!! Baby Shower!!!

January 26th, 2016

Last week I helped throw a surprise twins baby shower. The party was a surprise I mean, not the twins. Well, the twins WERE a surprise, but they aren’t now. Now we all are very aware that my friend Steph is having identical twin girls sometime in the very near future. We are very, very excited for her.

One of my co-hosts found out from Steph she was really attached to the colors yellow and purple for the girls, so that was the theme we ran with. I hope she REALLY loves those colors because when you tell someone the theme is purple and yellow you end up with nothing but purple and yellow gifts. I’ve decided that to fit the theme she has to name them Violet and Marigold, but strangely Steph thinks she should “talk to her husband” and “let him help decide”. It makes no sense to me, but whatever. I’m fairly confident Vi and Mari will look beautiful in their purple and yellow outfits.

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I filled in a few inexpensive bouquets from a local flower shop (McKenna’s, I highly recommend them!) with yellow pinwheels from Oriental Trading.

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Diaper cake made with love by my co-host’s 2nd grade daughter.

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Rainbow circle bum pants! Hanging up the baby clothes as part of the decor was a great idea I stole from Pinterest (like most of my great ideas).

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Lemonade and champagne, because what else could you possibly want at a baby shower??

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Yarn mobile I made (just like the ribbon mobile I made for Caroline’s nursery)

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Lemon buttermilk petit fours (adapted from this recipe)

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Popcorn balls (don’t they look like hydrangeas?) These were a really big hit with the big-sister-to-be.

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Juice for toddlers, because there were a LOT of toddlers.

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Cream cheese and bagels from Poppy & Rye here in town. That herb cream cheese might be my favorite food on the whole planet.

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Most of the food was guest provided which meant there wasn’t much for me to do at all (besides eat way too much sugar). New babies are always such a joy and since the youngest baby in our friend group just started walking – despite our best efforts – we could use some teeny tinies around here.

 

 

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My Week(273) in iPhone Photos

January 25th, 2016

I don’t know, guys. My iPhone photos are getting worse and worse and I’m not sure this is even a thing worth posting anymore. I only do it because it seems like such a shame to quit now – I have every day of our lives since I was pregnant with CAROLINE documents in iPhone photos. But they’re not good photos. And I should really push myself to post actual content on the blog if I’m going to bother to blog at all, instead of just doing this once a week. I’m conflicted.

Sunday:

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Poser

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FOOTBAAAAAAALL

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I am unable to stop myself from decorating for a party almost a week early

Monday:

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Aspirational spring dress purchasing

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Snow angels! FINALLY!

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TWINNING

Tuesday:

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I bought my mom fish like these at a craft fair this summer. These are at Target.

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RAINBOWS AT TARGET

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Important party shopping: sugar, flowers, lemons

Wednesday:

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Tiny reader

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Nappy time

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Caroline is being supportive of Daddy’s workout

Thursday:

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It is still Christmas at the florist

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They both thought this was hilarious

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Making caramel for the popcorn balls

Friday:

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Linc and friends enjoyed the party food

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We ate kind of a lot of baked goods

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I TOTALLY forgot piano, but our teacher let us come late

Sunday:

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Movies and house-trashing because…

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…this was outside

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She has given up on life because she can’t go out and build a snowman in a blizzard

We did not get the same giant storm that my parents did down in DC, but we got a few inches. The weather the rest of this week is supposed to be surprisingly warm, which means all that snow will melt and things will be boring and brown again. But it ALSO means we won’t have to sell any kidneys to afford oil to heat the house, so it’s a toss-up really. I’m still trying to find our floors after the combination of party-blizzard-snow day, because the kids seriously just destroyed EVERYTHING. It’s hard to find motivation when they’re just going to destroy stuff again.

I’ve already reached DESPONDENCE and it’s not even February. Send all the sunshine and salted caramel ice cream immediately.

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