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My Week(247) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

This week Lincoln turned 1 and I started freaking out because summer feels almost over.

Sunday:

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Target is easier when you can tie one kid to your back and bribe the other two with Icees.

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All the kids love the Boppy

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Lake Baby

Monday:

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Sunflowers for Wishes is beauitful

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Caroline dressed up for our wagon ride

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I made the mistake of asking them to take a nice picture.

Tuesday:

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Party planning

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We have a LOT of clicky things from Wendy’s kids’ meals now.

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This might have been the last time he napped nicely.

Wednesday:

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If you look closely you can see my baby playing with his new 7 year old BFF.

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Baby’s first deli cheese

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It turns out clean and shopping is pretty good exercise

Thursday:

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OK, I’M ONE NOW, I’M GOING SWIMMING

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Birthday’s are exhausting

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Bumpa will read you alllllll the books

Friday:

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The bones of The Australia at Mystic Seaport

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Figureheads

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Using my camera to check and see if Linc is asleep yet. NOPE.

Saturday:

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I’m proud that all my party guests noticed my sling matched the decor

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He had a really good day

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He has sad eyes because he tried to eat the lit candle, but eating an entire mini-cake cheered him up.

Linc’s first birthday party is over and it was SUCH a success. We were completely done and ready for our guests before they arrived (this never happens) and I got to relax and drink champagne while the kids screamed their heads off on the bounce house. My parents and E’s parents were both here which meant we had TWO grown ups per child – not to mention all the dads that Linc conned into picking him up and carrying him around. He’s really good with dads.

We’ve got some vacation coming up and I cannot waaaaaait. But first I have to get all those party photos sorted and posted, or they’ll end up in the file with the rest of this month’s fun activities and no one will ever see them. What good is a cool party theme without a blog post?!

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Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Summer summer summertime! So much summering going on around here.

Sunday:

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When there is a sleeping baby on you, you sit.

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I tried to tell him biting an inflatable was a poor choice, but he didn’t listen.

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Fruit pizza is my new favorite kind of pizza

Monday:

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A++++ WOULD RECOMMEND

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He’s becoming a Stage 3 leaner

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Big kidding big kidding around!

Tuesday:

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Making sure we got enough sticks in with the blueberries

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Having big kid friends who can read is cool.

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My husband made a table.

Wednesday:

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Practicing her name while we wait for car repairs

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Blueberry almond cakes

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Took a walk ALONE because that’s not happening again for a while

Thursday:

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Buying a toilet seat LIKE A BOSS

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We picked up a friend from horse camp so Caroline could meet some horses

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Surfer Dude

Friday:

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Linc smashed it 10 seconds later

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Cool kids wear hats

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The view from the hill behind my house

Saturday:

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Lake…

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…Target…

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…Ice cream. REPEAT.

Linc turns 1 on Thursday and I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. His party is Saturday, and I have a bazillion things to do before then, including create a menu. I have never been this unprepared to feed my guests. I’m keeping my everything crossed that we have beautiful weather for the party, because I am counting on the bounce house and some bubbles to keep the kids entertained all afternoon. I don’t know what I’ll do if we have to be inside.

If you need me, I’ll be keeping as busy as possible so I can IGNORE THE PART ABOUT LINC TURNING 1.

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Sunday, July 12th, 2015

It looks like I spent the WHOLE week at the lake. Which I guess I did.

Sunday:

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Lake food

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Lake view

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Lake naps

Monday:

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WATCH OUT FOR THE PINK FLOATY IT WILL RUIN YOUR KID

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Love our BityBean in the water

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Party countdown is on

Tuesday:

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Lashes

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Loaner wrap is super cushy

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Star Wars, kids playing, me editing = mom life

Wednesday:

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This baby is finally learning to sleep in his own room

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He doesn’t know how to use that phone yet. Probably.

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SO GOOD

Thursday:

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Linc’s bouncy house makes him popular with the girls

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When he can’t find his own blankie, brother’s will do

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They are both very pleased with themselves

Friday:

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Linc slept in his room. I woke up to this on my vidoe monitor.

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Someone should watch that baby near the water

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Gorgeous evening for a walk

Saturday:

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Wore my lobster wrap down to the lobster docks

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Double chocolate cake for lunch

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Cards for dinner

My goal for this week is to get the kids to bed BEFORE 10 pm every night. It’s finally getting dark almost early enough for a real bedtime – no one will sleep when the sun is still up at 8:30. But I need 2 kid free hours after they all go to sleep and right now that means I’m still awake at 11:45 pm. Why can’t kids and grown ups switch? I will go to bed at 7:30 every night and they can stay up until whenever? Oh right, because then nothing would ever get done.

This week’s agenda includes two farmer stands, more lake, a horse barn, blueberry picking and car repairs. One of those things is less exciting than the others.

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Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Hello. It is summer.

Sunday:

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Morning lap naps because we have no where to be

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Sports!

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She’s very good at selfies

Monday:

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Our Mystic day started at the aquarium

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Then I tied my baby to a chair to eat grilled cheese…

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Then Caroline decorated a whale at the seaport

Tuesday:

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I’M A BIG KID

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LOOK AT ME BEING BIG

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Being a big kid is exhausting

Wednesday:

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That whale is definitely trying to eat her

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Caroline thinks sitting is boring

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LINC THINKS SITTING IS VERY EXCITING

Thursday:

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Bed stealer

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Perfect

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One Caroline to push 3 babies. She’s got it.

Friday:

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So grown

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Evan is doing is presentation about Seaport Camp and explaining his picture looks like that because he “only works in black and sometimes very very dark gray”.

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Babies do not have good table manners

Saturday (Happy Fourth!!):

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The Mayflower!! Linc is unimpressed because he knows it’s a replica.

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Matching dresses are awesome

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We stayed up waaaaaaay too late

And on that note, I am going to bed. The weekend was fun but exhausting and NO ONE has taken a real nap in more than a week. I need at least 6 hours of sleep in a row if I have any chance of functioning this week. Good night!

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Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Caroline had morning day camp at Mystic Seaport last week, so we were out of the house Doing Stuff almost every day. Doing stuff is really fun, but I might not be up for stuff every day. Maybe every other day. This coming week Evan has full day Seaport Camp, so we’ll do even more stuff. I am both excited and already tired.

Sunday:

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Caroline says “Look! You can’t even see me!”

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Moon bears

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This was not my first time at the zoo, so I brough dry clothes.

Monday:

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He dresses himself.

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Sleepy baby at camp pick-up

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Can’t resist the lake, even when we’re tired

Tuesday:

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Bed hog

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Evan talked the seaport volunteer into doing ALL the puzzles with him.

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He said he missed her while she was at camp

Wednesday:

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Cheerios and a double stroller all to himself. SPOILED.

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Cool dude

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He didn’t even mind coming to dance rehearsal because he got to play Minecraft

Thursday:

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Fishing Day at seaport camp

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Cotton candy frapp

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I am unable to handle Caroline in make up

Friday:

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Best purchase!!

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What are you doin’ lying on the floor? Just get up.

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Tappity tap tap tap

Saturday:

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Water baby at the zoo for the second time in a week

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Mini ginger

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Big ginger

I can’t believe it’s already the last week of June. I keep having to triple check the calendar to make sure I’m not on the wrong month. I have less than 4 weeks before Lincoln turns one and before his birthday party. I ordered a ton of birthday stuff but have no actual decorating plans beyond “hang up some sparkly stuff” and “maybe cake?” Luckily we have a bunch of family coming, so I will have people to help me cut up one zillion foods into star shapes.

It is freezing cold today but the forecast for the rest of the week looks perfect for lots of #lakelife fun. So far it’s been a pretty good summer.

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