The Best Weekend of the Year 2013

Once again the best weekend of the year came and went and I ate all the things. We did exactly the same stuff as last year – Greek Festival, Ledyard Fair, Taste of Italy, Taste of Mystic – except my kids are a full year older and easier to take places. LOOK AT HOW SMALL THEY WERE LAST YEAR! SO SMALL! The only real change was this year Evan could go on the giant slide at the fair, which made him the happiest kid ever. And also they ate a lot more, even if most of it was ice cream.

I’m very proud of myself for doing the whole weekend alone with the kids (E had inspections at work), not missing any of our plans, and fitting in three photo sessions. Working (or “working” as I am still calling it for now) is something I love, but I don’t want it to come at the expense of all our family time. The Best Weekend Of The Year only happens once a year, I can’t let photography get in the way of ALL THE EATING.

p.s. Too tired and lazy to make any collages, so be prepared for one million photos. At least Connecticut is pretty and my kids are cute, right?

Thursday:

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Ordered the kids a gyro but they didn’t like it. Such a tragedy I had to eat it.

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SOMEONE GET THAT KID A BARRETTE

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Awwwwwww

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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OMG AAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Saturday Morning:

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Riding the bus shuttle, which is very exciting when you watch your brother get on a bus every day and you NEVER GET TO RIDE ONE.

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Evan picked almost the EXACT same horn as a prize this same weekend last year. Shockingly, that one broke. Even more shocking, this one “broke” too!

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What up, Goat?

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This lady said “Do you want to sit on the cow?” and just popped Caroline right on it.

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Future rodeo star?

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Root beer float. NO WONDER these kids were insane all day. I don’t think they even SAW a vegetable.

Saturday Night:

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While I was taking their picture a lady came up and said “HOW DO YOU GET THEM TO STAND THERE FOR YOUR PICTURES????” I said “Practice”. But the truth is Evan would have done ANYTHING for that bubble gun.

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Black olive calzone and fried ravioli

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BUBBLES BUBBLES MY BUBBLES

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Sunday:

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Ginger Baby: The Return Of The Hat

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Crab and crawfish cakes

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Hush puppies

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I will take two of everything.

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We had a choice of cookies – Patriots or Jets. This was the last Patriot cookie because OBVIOUSLY they are more popular. GO PATS.

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MESS.

Besides seeing how much the kids have grown, comparing last year’s pictures to this year’s is really eye opening. I was SO PROUD of them last year, and now all I can see is the flaws.  I figure the same thing will happen next year, but the way I look at it as long as I’m getting BETTER instead of getting worse I’m doing great.

And now I’m super hungry from looking at all those photos. Mmmmmm…crab cakes and frozen lemonade.

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4 Responses to “The Best Weekend of the Year 2013”

  1. Liz says:

    Del’s is a Rhode Island brand! :)
    Also fried ravioli is THE BEST.

  2. Michelle Noll says:

    You do such a beautiful job with your pictures!! I am impressed you made it to all of those events. I often find myself having to pick and choose because there is so much fun stuff going on. I love it here too!

  3. I don’t think anyone on the entire internet is as good as you are at capturing the very essence of childhood. Every picture could be an ad for being a kid :)
    Also – the blanket shot where E is looking in the camera? AWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  4. Gretchen says:

    Totally missed living within walking distance of the Greek food fest this year. Chelsea Parade was always our favorite dining spot, too. Also, the real ice cream sandwich from Taste of mystic was amazing! E&C are so big and so cute!

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