My Week(202) in iPhone Photos

September 14th, 2014

There is a lot of my face in this post, which is weird. I am not a selfie person, but when all you do is hold or nurse a baby there isn’t that much else to take pictures of.

Sunday:

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They will never get tired of swinging.

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Even the litter in Mystic is classier than regular litter.

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That bubble gun is identical to the one we bought the exact same weekend last year. It lasted exactly as long (10 minutes).

Monday:

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I feel so naked in this photo because I took the case off my iPhone.

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A+ for adorable sleeping

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OMG I ACTUALLY PICKED UP MY NEEDLES

Tuesday:

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School bus buddies

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GTFO Big Lots

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I’ll never get tired of how people react to this thing.

Wednesday:

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Uniform on top, her own wacky fashion on the bottom

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Mmmmmmmmm homework

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Multitasking: feeding a baby, breaking in a woven wrap, transferring pictures, Facebooking and cuddling a cat. WHILE TAKING A PICTURE.

 Thursday:

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Happy baby, happy octopus shirt, happy monkey diaper

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More school bus fashion

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Bathtime smiles

Friday:

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I’m at the ATT store and smiling. CAN YOU GUESS WHY?

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Sometimes your mom knits a newborn hat and then uses you unwillingly as a guinea pig

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Sooooo…I have this new hobby. Habit. Obsession? #tryallthewraps

Saturday:

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I swear that face is the reaction to the cow barn at The Big E, not the hat.

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Clam fritters and Del’s – Rhode Island wins at food

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Caroline does not look nearly terrified enough

I am already done with this week and it’s only Sunday night. I haven’t felt this tired since the night I didn’t get any sleep because I was giving birth. And even then my back didn’t hurt so much thanks to the epidural. I plan to be in bed by 8 as many times this week as I can.

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My Week(201) in iPhone Photos

September 7th, 2014

This week features an abnormal number of photos of Caroline sitting at tables. It was really really really hot for most of the week, so sitting was about all we managed.

Sunday:

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Didn’t even get out of her jammies before she needed a nap.

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Dudes chilling on the couch

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Waiting by the door. For cheeseburgers, obv.

Monday:

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Nice view. Terrible, rocky beach.

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Sleeping through me things.

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Really excited about fried clam strips

Tuesday:

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She apparently turned 15 overnight.

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Mommy, are you SURE I can drink this beer?

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Homework. AND SO IT STARTS.

Wednesday:

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Stroller Strides! He slept through it. Obviously.

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Lipgloss obsessed

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Tubby baby

Thursday:

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Caroline gets on the bus an hour later than Evan, but insists on waiting with him.

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Skeptical of the babycage aka shopping cart

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Her face after like TWO sips of soda

Friday:

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Chatting with a babyfriend

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Napping on the porch

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NOT NAPPING at bedtime

Saturday:

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FAIR-ly Fun

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I have not yet mastered the “look at the camera” part of a selfie

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Waiting for her meatballs at the Italian Food Festival

The humidity has been INSANE this week, like swimming through the air instead of walking, and without A/C our house has been miserable. I’m so ready for actual, real fall to start, despite the fact that I own ONE pair of pants that fit. No one will notice I’m wearing the same jeans everyday when I’m also wearing a super cute baby in a super cute wrap. (Warning: I’m currently obsessed with woven wraps, I’ll probably bore you talking about them.)

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My Week(200!!) in iPhone Photos

September 1st, 2014

200 WEEKS of mostly terrible, blurry, boring photos of the normal stuff we do every day. I have no idea why I’ve kept this up for so long but I’m glad I have. The first week I did it, I was pregnant with Caroline. This week, she went to her first day of real school. Never has 200 weeks seemed so short.

Sunday:

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Grocery shopping with 3 kids is a pain, but a baby who sleeps the whole time makes it better

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This haircut cost me $37 – $17 for cut + tip, $20 for the Legos I promised him if he just SAT STILL

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“This chair is like my THRONE!”

 Monday:

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Making zucchini bread in our pajamas

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That Lego set was totally worth the $20

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He sleeps with his eyes open. NOT CREEPY AT ALL.

Tuesday:

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“Mommy, I love love LOVE Baby Lincoln!”

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Showing off his kindergarten cubby at orientation

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No one wants to hold my hand when Daddy makes an appearance.

Wednesday:

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All summer long the kids have been up at 6 am. I took this at 7:10 on Evan’s first day of school.

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It’s such a shame she’s so shy and quiet.

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Linc agrees that school starting is very exciting.

Thursday:

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Obviously they’ve got the moves

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I think her first day was fun?

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Entertaining ourselves with shadows while we wait (FOREVERRRRRR) for Evan’s bus

Friday:

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I really hope she comes out of her shell at school.

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Showing off his brother to his best friend

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Farmer’s Market night gets an A+++++ for food and friends

Saturday:

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I spent most of the morning like this. It was lovely.

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They’ve never met a big, flat field they didn’t want to run across

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My photography assistant fell asleep on the job. Again.

And there you go, 21 more unremarkable pictures of our life. The only thing that’s going to change in the near future is I’m going to upgrade my iPhone, so maybe my pictures will get slightly better. Although not more interesting. We’re pretty boring, and I’m OK with that.

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First Day of School 2014

August 28th, 2014

I think I forgot to do the questions last year. I’m not even sure I took pictures of Caroline’s first day – I can’t find the post. But this year was a big year for both kids. Caroline started taking a BUS to a big school EVERY DAY and Evan started FULL DAY kindergarten so I took the time to look up the questions from 2 years ago and did it again. Plus Caroline REALLY wanted me to ask her what her favorite food was for some reason.

The first couple of days have been amazing for them and crazy stressful for me. Our school district buses everyone and encourages us to take advantage of the buses. Both schools (Caroline is at the special pre-K-only building, Evan’s at the magnet elementary school a few miles away) have very limited parking and no drop-off area for parents, just buses. I WANT the kids to take the bus. But the bus system is, to put it nicely, crap. The bus numbers we were given – the official ones, the ones printed on their tags – are not ACTUALLY their bus numbers. No one is actually sure why. Every bus has been late. Caroline’s morning bus was the least late, only 5 minutes. Evan’s afternoon bus was 45 minutes late the first day and 75 MINUTES LATE the second day. He was somehow put on the wrong bus on the wrong route and then taken back to the school and…you know what? I don’t want to talk about it. It was crappy. I was pissed. But the school handled it, he made it home no worse for the wear.

Both kids love their teachers, both kids love their uniforms, both kids love their new backpacks, both kids had zero tears or worries about leaving me. I am completely amazed I grew 2 little people who are so confident and outgoing and brave. I am also REALLY happy I have one little person at home who still needs me constantly so I don’t have time to be too depressed about the big kids. BIG KIDS. LOOK AT HOW BIG THEY ARE.

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This is her face when she saw her bus coming up the street.

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My Week(199) in iPhone Photos

August 25th, 2014

Next week will be 200 WEEKS of iPhone photos, which is a lot of weeks. It will also be total chaos, between two different classroom orientations, two different start times, two buses, two schools, my first attempts at lunch-packing, all with a newborn in tow. Don’t be shocked if every photo is of a large Dunkin iced coffee. This week, no coffee, but certainly some questionable food choices.

Sunday:

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Watching HGTV while the kids destroy the house. This is our default mode.

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BEBEH SOCKS

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It took me a minute to figure out “Chief + Mrs. Davis” meant E + me. Formal titles are weird.

Monday:

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Emergency food supplies

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It’s been a very tiring summer

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Hey girl, check out my hot tub

Tuesday:

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I’m totally re-in love with baby wearing

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THE BEST

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Daddy multi-tasking

Wednesday:

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Sleepy smiles

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I asked her to bring me some diapers

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Evening walk

Thursday:

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Climbing the one bazillion stairs in town hall

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This is as clean as it gets. I sense a large donation to Goodwill in my future.

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Everything is awesome…when you have a new Lego set

Friday:

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The Dread Pirate Evan

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Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got…cheesy music and a jingly lion

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Baby Linc wants to know how long before he can have Five Guys

Saturday:

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That little finger just kills me

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Baby’s first restaurant! My kids are so New England.

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Caroline ordered spaghetti and meatballs and ate a REALLY impressive amount

So far my plan to Stay On Top Of Things is going really well, if you don’t count Linc’s first month update and this post both being a day late. The sink is still empty and clean, the toys are still organized and (mostly) off the floor, and I made it to the grocery store to get school lunch supplies. Now we’ll see how long actually MAKING lunch lasts before I start offering money for hot lunch instead.

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