My Week(284) in iPhone Photos

April 10th, 2016

This week was very long. Or at least it felt very long. I think all the weeks feel long when it’s SNOWING IN APRIL.

Sunday:

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Morning baths are hilarious

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Can you see that? Bright blue sky, GIANT SNOWFLAKES.

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I took all of the ugly shirts out and replaced them with Mini Boden, because I am a kid clothes snob.

Monday:

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Go home Connecticut, you’re drunk.

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All my children should wear this color always

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We made cupcakes for Evan’s birthday and I let them eat all the leftover frosting for dinner

Tuesday:

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Too many fingers

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Take all these cakes right over there to the checkout. All of them.

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Neither of us is thrilled that he is NOT napping

Wednesday:

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Linc agrees The Price is Right is the best way to spend the morning

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The most delicious food you can eat – Fried Chicken Benedict from Hash House a Gogo

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Casinoing like a champ

Thursday:

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Loves his new diapers

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Also loves plain grapefruit for breakfast

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Better than snow?

Friday:

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Linc is stalking my flowers

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Everyone loves whatever this pointless game is

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This is why I never have any water

Saturday:

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Elephants

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He would pretend to collect eggs and pretend to milk cows all day

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GIANT BIRD WATCH OUT FOR THE GIANT BIRD

There is no snow in the current forecast. I feel very hopeful that we might actually get some spring in the near future, or at least less snow. I can’t handle much more snow. I’m too pregnant for snow. My entire maternity wardrobe is maxi dresses and cardigans, so it has to be at least 60 degrees as soon as possible. OK THANKS GOOD TALK.

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April 4th, 2016

I would have more nice things to say about our pretty nice week except it’s snowing right now and I am too annoyed to think ANY nice thoughts.

Sunday:

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Guilty chocolate face

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Church in their Sunday best

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My LulaRoe Easter dress

Monday:

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This room is ALWAYS a disaster, but it’s worse mid-purge/clean

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Getting muddy

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Chillaxing in his new kicks

Tuesday:

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Unimpressed

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Nap snuggles

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Every day they climb this tree

Wednesday:

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ORGANIZE ALL THE THINGS

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Charge!!!!!

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Remember this as the day my house was totally clean before bed

Thursday:

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Really exciting box from Thirsties for the #mcmschallenge

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Enjoying our last nice weather day

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Wild things

Friday:

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Happy morning bebeh

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I’m just going to steal her

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At least I have one kid who sort of looks like me

Saturday:

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My favorite tank

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Nervous ear piercing face

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Evan and Linc are twins

It is now snowing even harder than it was this morning and my mood is not improving. I’m going to go make some bacon and coffee and watch HGTV while Linc destroys the nice clean house I’ve been maintaining so nicely since that picture was taken.

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Easter Stuff 2016

March 29th, 2016

A long time ago on this blog, I would have written 4 posts this week about all the stuff we did. Egg dying! Brunch! The Easter Bunny!

But 2 and a half extra kids later, I’m just pretty excited we actually DID the stuff, rather than the fact that I blogged about it. Or even took pictures of it. I don’t have a single photo of brunch. Is that growth? I can’t tell anymore. I really love the part of blogging that means all these things are documented (because God knows the baby books are all massive failures). But how much longer can I even keep this minimum effort up? Who thought it was a good idea to have so many kids? Will I ever catch up on the ten million things I should be doing right now?

Well that was a lot of unnecessary ennui for what was supposed to be a picture post. Look! Children doing cute things!

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Egg dyeing tip #1: Buy all the dye kits on clearance the week after Easter and save them for next year.
Egg dyeing tip #2: Do it while the toddler naps.

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Our church Easter egg hunt is a joy. Plenty of eggs for everyone in a small area and everyone is willing to share.

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Linc did not yet understand the point of egg hunting.

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Our town egg hunt was also fun, if slightly less…generous. Poor Evan’s age group was 6-12 year old and he got 3 eggs. Luckily Linc did a LOT better this time so he had plenty to share.

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I absolutely stooped to bribery to get Evan’s face painted. I promised the Easter bunny would bring him something special (because the Easter bunny had already purchased a Lego set).

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Our actual Easter day wasn’t such a joy. Linc didn’t sleep at all the night before and needed a nap during church, so I took the big kids while E stayed home with him. Caroline was super mad we didn’t walk to church (it was cold). They kids ate a ton of candy and were a mess by brunch, where Evan ate nothing but carrots and celery. Unfortunately, even if you only eat carrots and celery your meal still costs $22. And Linc screamed every time I got up to get food and left him at the table (surrounded by food, it’s not like he was starving). He also refused to be in any photos, so my cute coordinating children’s outfits were in vain.

BUT but Caroline and Evan happily shouted about how Jesus escaped from the tomb (Evan) and how being aliver is better than being deader (Caroline) during the children’s message at church, so at least we’ve gotten that part right.

The Easter Bunny left eggs all over the house, plus the baskets.

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March 27th, 2016

Happy Easter! Our day started 100% too early (like at 11 pm last night) thanks to a grumpy baby and ended with children who hate 10000% too much candy. Thank goodness our spring break does NOT start tomorrow, because I need to send these monsters to school. Far, far away to school.

Sunday:

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Eating cereal at the big table

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Quite in church, thanks to coloring supplies

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Headed home after the egg hunt

Monday:

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His new favorite toy

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I have no idea where these came from but they’re fantastic

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We had a snow day, so we watched a LOT of movies

Tuesday:

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Chillaxing

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Buying egg dyeing kits on clearance the year before is one of my smartest moves

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Poor dog would do anything for attention

Wednesday:

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Talking to the baby

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I got some goodies from International Delight and that mug could not be more true

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Helping with yard work

Thursday:

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Shopping buddy

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Eye appointment

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NO I’M NOT TIRED DON’T PUT ME TO BED

Friday:

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Eating kettle corn with a spoon, as one does

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Easter-themed piano lesson was adorable

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Caroline calls this the “ornament” and she LOOOOOOOVES it

Saturday:

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Fun at the town egg hunt

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More ornament nonsense

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A rare glimpse of the Easter Bunny at work

I am SO TIRED from just one night of terrible sleep. My body had completely recovered from that newborn phase where 5 hours broken up into 3 sections seems totally fine. It occurred to me this morning those days are coming back and so I should go to bed at 9 pm every single day between now and August. And I swear I’m going to start doing that, right after the Walking Dead ends for the season.

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March 20th, 2016

We started the week playing outside without coats and ended it turning the heat back on in every room. WTH MARCH?

Sunday:

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As much I love my baby, I do not want him in my bed at 8 am

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Really fast slide

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Playing in the creek with friends

Monday:

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Morning smiles

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Shoping smiles

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ALL THE SHARPIES ARE SO EXCITING

Tuesday:

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I dumped everything out to sort and then lost all my motivation

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Thank God for Tuesday naps

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More exhausted children suffering from DST

Wednesday:

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Babies with stitches get to pick their own favorite wrap for uppies

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They also get popsicles and trophies

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Clearly he’s feeling better

Thursday:

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Time to get used to the view from the OB’s office, kid

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Super excited to discover the toy car bin

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Not my best picture, but I love my poor damaged baby

Friday:

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NAPPY NEWBORN. I stole her.

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Nappy toddler. He’s sleeping, even though his eyes are creepily open.

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I love her piano lesson room

Saturday:

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Ice cream in the freezing cold. FREE ice cream, tho.

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Linc doesn’t care how cold it is.

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Nothing but the best for my family

We might have a snow day tomorrow. I’m secretly hoping we do, because I took a nap this afternoon and now I’m not tired. Plus I’m buying used baby clothes online through a flash sale and need to stay up until she posts the cute shoes. Don’t judge me, this is totally normal. I swear.

 

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