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My Week(349) in iPhone Photos

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

They put sheet rock up in my kitchen today, so I’m feeling slightly better than I was yesterday. I’m starting to think someday they might actually finish.

Sunday:

Fat baby loves swinging

These were delicious

It actually looks WORSE now

Monday:

I hope he never stops taking couch naps

Salt marsh sunset

Tuesday:

Family walks

The baby who eats anything

Lumos

Wednesday:

Snugglesssss

Private beach

Happy baby

Thursday:

Such Pinterest-worthy decor in this nursery

Sparkles

She doubts her daddy’s cooking skills

Friday:

At least the shower is done

Saw this on a chair at Seaport Camp. Pleased we picked a good camp.

Tasted even better than it looked

Saturday:

My favorite cat

Caroline loves fireworks

Finn does not love fireworks

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Happy (late) Fourth of July! We went to Cape Cod, like we try to do every year. I missed 2014 because I was so pregnant I couldn’t imagine being more than 10 minutes away from the hospital. And then I didn’t have a baby for another 3 weeks. Good times.

Our Massachusetts relatives really know how to throw a party, especially if you are a kid. They rent a big inflatable water slide so I barely saw Evan or Caroline the whole day. I eventually bribed Caroline with salt water taffy to come down to the beach and take some pictures with me, but no one else fell for it.

We stayed super late this year to see the fireworks, which was a mistake. They’re fireworks. Boom, flash, oooooo, aaaaaah. And then an extra 90 minutes of traffic to get off the Cape with three incredibly exhausted children and two very tired adults. We made it home but it took me two days to recover from my completely non-drinking related hangover. I think that makes me a real grown up, which is way less fun than being not a grown up.

Please enjoy a ton of photos of our day:

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The parade every year includes a ton of the floats/marchers throwing candy. Like, tons of candy. So much candy. The lady sitting next to us was really worried about her grandkid (kid? great grandkid?) getting enough candy – and by “enough” I mean she felt like he deserved ALL the candy. She kept shoving him in front of my kids (and their cousins) and saying “You have to be faster! Don’t be afraid to get in front of kids! Grab it!”. For the record, her kid was significantly bigger than both of mine and just ONE KID who definitely did not need a zillion Tootsie rolls, Dum Dums and pieces of Double Bubble.

Since my kids aren’t allowed gum (I’m not a meanie, they just don’t understand how to now swallow it) I had them walk over to her kid and give him every piece of gum they picked up.

And then she STILL shouted at her kid to be sure to grab as much candy as possible. Some people are just not good people. I’m really glad I only had to sit next to her at a parade and not live or raise my children next to her in real life.

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This is Caroline pretending to swim. She asked me to take a picture.

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Fun with glowsticks!

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Tired, tired Caroline. Honestly I think the kids have been tired ever since. I put them to bed before dark tonight, so hopefully they sleep in and maybe we’ll have a less melt-down filled day tomorrow.

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My Week(244) in iPhone Photos

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, July 6th, 2014

This week is simply called: Still Pregnant.

Sunday:

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Who can possibly feel that depressed in the shoe aisle at Target?

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She’s a fish

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At least it makes a good shelf for dessert?

Monday:

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More fish-like behavior

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Fort time

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Naps

Tuesday:

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I woke up and was STILL PREGNANT

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The princess accompanied me to my growth ultrasound

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Summer means letting them stay up until they ask to go to bed

Wednesday:

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When it is too hot to do ANYTHING, buckets of water on the porch are good enough

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My hero

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Maybe some day I’ll need some baby clothes

Thursday:

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It’s was a little humid

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That drink is 150% sugar.

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Showing off her floating skills

Friday:

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That is not the baby I was hoping would appear while I was at L&D

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I made a giant pasta salad that no one else in my family eats. I am a selfish pregnant lady.

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My cat says: For real, are you ever going to have that kid?

Saturday:

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I LOVE MY BEAR MOMMY!

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It was a really long, really hot week and by the end she wasn’t super excited about the fireworks

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Obligatory blurry firework picture to prove we made the effort to go see them.

It took like 20 minutes to put that together and I am STILL pregnant. In case you were wondering.

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Another summer week, another seven days I can hardly believe were only seven days.

Sunday:

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Yeah, basically this, for the whole weekend.

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They ate all the peas & berries before we even got back in the car.

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Oh no! Stormy seas! The boat is rocking! (It was not stormy.)

Monday:

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Friendship IS magic!

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Dr. Evan to x-ray, STAT!

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It’s adorable, but they still stole my umbrella.

Tuesday:

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Burning off some energy. SO MUCH ENERGY.

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Every morning Caroline wakes up and cries until she can say hello to her kitty.

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Reading selections

Wednesday:

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She’s skeptical about putting a bird on it.

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High fives, Blue Iguana!

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Pineapple cream cheese cupcake = heaven

Thursday:

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Dancing at the Plymouth 4th of July Parade

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Cousins in the ocean

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Chug chug chug chug

Friday:

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Explaining why we should go home and watch some shows (he was very convincing)

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Town fireworks

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He liked them for the first 2 minutes…and then fell asleep.

Saturday:

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Monkey see, monkey do

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NO WE DO NOT DRINK OUT OF THE FOUNTAIN.

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Performing a tail-ectory on Ariel

It is still hot hot hot in New England, so our choices are 1) sit really, really still in the house with all the fans blowing on us or 2) go find a body of water. There are lots of those around, but since Evan and I both got sunburns on the 4th we’ve been hiding inside mostly. They start the preschool summer program this week (I…think? I need to call…) so we’ll eventually have to go back to the real world, but for now I am enjoying doing nothing. Mostly nothing. I don’t think potty training counts as REALLY doing nothing.

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