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My Week(156) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

The weather cooled off this week, but all that seemed to do was make our skies even more gorgeous than usual. I had a bunch of work and Caroline had a couple of really grumpy days, so the week both flew by and seemed to last fooooooorevvvvvvveeeeerrrrrrr.

Sunday:

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Halloween at the aquarium

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Sunday couch naps

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Take, move, import, edit, export, edit, repeat

Monday:

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Shopping buddies – Caroline and Fluffy the Beluga Whale

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Spoiled rotten 2 year old

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But really, she’s too cute not to spoil.

Tuesday:

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BOOM. Immunity!

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I want them alllllllll

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Cheesy Ginger

Wednesday:

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Waiting for the bus always makes him look like a big kid

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POWER RECLINERS! They pick you up and put you down.

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Reading in bed, 2013 version

Thursday:

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Reading the furniture catalog in the car. She says we need MORE couches.

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The sky when we got to the evening photo session

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The sky when we left the evening photo session

Friday:

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First winter coat day of the season

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Apparently when you don’t feel well, wearing your clothes like this helps you feel better.

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Looooooooooooong work week

Saturday:

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Hay ride, cider and donuts sponsored by Caroline’s preschool

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Another beautiful evening sky

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LOOK AT MY FACE MOMMY TAKE A PICTURE

If you see me online this week – especially if I ask you for Candy Crush lives – tell me GET BACK TO WORK. I need to stop cleaning up photos on my computer and clean up my kitchen. And put away laundry. And meal plan. And find something to do with this extra couch that is blocking my front door.  Although if I get a quiet minute to take a nap I might do that instead. SO TIRED.

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My Week(154) in iPhone Photos

Monday, October 14th, 2013

My excuse for being so late is “The Holiday Weekend Confuses Me Every Time”. Just ask the poor cashier and Big Y who wasn’t quite sure how to handle me falling to my knees and shouting “Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!” when I asked why the beer curtain was down on a Saturday (it was Sunday).

Do I need to explain “beer curtain”? Is that a thing anywhere else?

Sunday:

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Faaaaaalllll! Leaves!!!!!

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Applessssssss!

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Tank tops and snow boooooooots!!!!

Monday:

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More fall. That’s really all I’ve got right now.

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We both needed a nap on Monday.

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I’m really excited to finish editing these.

Tuesday:

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Cool fish sculpture that fills with water when it rains so the fake fish have somewhere to fake swim.

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Every curb.

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It was a really good way to spend the afternoon.

Wednesday:

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Who can pass up a deal like that?!?!

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Ready for a terrible storm…in the children’s museum.

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MY PRECIOUSSSSSSS.

Thursday:

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My only photo: Caroline staring out the door for Daddy. I FEEL YOU, GIRL.

Friday:

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Pre-school selfies

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Aquarium date

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Twins?

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Fall leaves & 80 degrees

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Last farmer’s market of the season (so they BURNED IT DOWN!!!)(kidding)

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AND a grown up date with some of my favorite people and a mountain of food

Saturday:

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GORGEOUS lakefront property for my morning photo session

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Basically everywhere in Connecticut is gorgeous right now.

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Despite his face, he was very happy to be there.

And now I chain myself to the couch for the next week to catch up on my work. I might stay up way past my bedtime to get some personal editing done too, since I FINALLY dressed up my family and tried for some Christmas card shots of our own but owe photos to 6 other families first. Once again, NOT COMPLAINING, being busy is the best thing ever. I just need to get faster…and maybe turn off my internet connection so I can’t get distracted while I work. Stupid Candy Crush.

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Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Welcome to August in New England, where the weather cools down juuuuust enough to make life bearable, the days are still super long, and the kids can SENSE that I’m shipping them off to school soon so they start demanding the playground every day.

Sunday:

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When you take gymnastics, every wall is a balance beam

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The King of All Wild Things demands a rumpus.

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Admiring herself in the table reflection. Vanity, thy name is Caroline.

Monday:

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HI PIRANHAS! I LOVE YOU! YOU SO SPARKLY!

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Want to see him wait patiently? Promise him grilled cheese.

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Swinger

Tuesday:

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I walked to the grocery store. The halfway point is the hospital where both kids were born.

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MORE SWINGING!

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Photographer (and model) in training

Wednesday:

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Evan decorated her hair during a cat nap

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Appropriate scooter attire

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Creepy ass princess takes a bath

Thursday:

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When you don’t have a photography studio, you improvise. Thank God for sliding glass doors.

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Scooter pro already

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Photography assistant for my evening maternity shoot

Friday:

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She found the shirt she liked and wouldn’t even LOOK at anything else.

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I got beat at Princess Chutes and Ladders by a 2 year old. It hurts.

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Uh oh, I hear sirens…

Saturday:

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TINY PRE-K SCHOOL UNIFORMS I CAN’T EVEN.

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Photo editing while the kids watch a surprisingly not terrible fake Pixar movie about sea turtles.

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Terribly grainy drive thru photo of the kids attempting the clapping part of the Cups song.

E’s hours are still killing him, but we managed to fit in some family time today, which was super fun. He even put up a curtain rod we’ve been meaning to put up for seven years. Maybe in another seven years we’ll fix the shower door that’s been broken since we moved in!  No, probably not. That clothes pin keeps it closed pretty well.

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013

As I type thing, I am drinking a boozy milk shake that contains a ground up chocolate chip cookie and coconut fudge ice cream. Just to give you some context on how TOTALLY worth it the 16 hour drive to South Carolina is.

Sunday:

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The rarest animal in the aquarium: my husband

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Cupcake face

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I took this picture with a telephone.

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She’s a cat burglar making her getaway.

Monday:

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PEEK A BOO

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Extremely loud trip to BJ’s

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Happy Birthday Mr. Sendak. We’ll keep the wild rumpus going for you.

Tuesday:

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Hanging up his coat for his last day of school

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She really, really loves lemonade

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Taking the animals to the vet

Wednesday:

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Stuck in traffic and we haven’t even left Connecticut. Evan’s face explains it all.

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Too cool for Delaware

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Old timey fun with Mormor

Friday:

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Spoiled, spoiled children

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Spoiled, spoiled me

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Never leaving.

Saturday:

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Pre-pool relaxation

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A very Low Country lunch

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Who needs forks when you can pick up your cake like a sandwich?

I can’t even believe we have MORE DAYS of vacation before we leave…and when we do we have MORE FUN STUFF to do before we go back to Connecticut. My children are going to sleep for a week when we get home. It will be glorious.

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Caroline: Some Number Of Months That Is More Than 24

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

29. She’s 29 months. Or really, she turned 29 months back on the 19th and it never even crossed my mind. I only realized yesterday I had missed it at all, when someone asked how old she was and I said she was almost two AND A HALF. I’m going to try to stick it out and keep these up until she hits 3 – WAY TOO SOON! – but I’m sure the rest of them will be late too.

Caroline no longer approves of nicknames. I used to call her “babe”, which was short for “baby baby”, but now she shouts “DON’T CALL ME BABE CALL ME CAH-YINE!” (She has trouble saying Care-o-line. A lot of trouble. It probably doesn’t help that we say “Care-line” with just a tiny “eh” where the “o” should be. And like I said, she doesn’t approve of nicknames.) Evan has realized she hates being called babe, so of course now he does it constantly. We’ll all be sitting on the couch nicely, everyone getting along and being adorable and homey like a Norman Rockwell painting, and Evan will look at her and go “BABE.” Then it’s like The Scream up in here, but with sound effects.

She’s just about the bravest 2-year-old I’ve ever seen. She likes people in animal costumes. She likes petting sharks. She likes when her Daddy jumps out from behind things and roars. She likes old ladies in the grocery store who talk to her. I’m sure she’ll get some stranger danger awareness at some point, but right now it sure is nice not to worry about it. I’m pretty sure I could drop her off at the mall and she’d take care of herself by conning the pretzel guy into feeding her and the lady in the educational store into playing with her and the security guard into giving her rides on his Segway. I WON’T, obviously, I’m just saying.

Of course, she’s also VERY VERY TWO sometimes. So very two. She’ll look me right in my big, stupid face and do the thing I just told her not to do. She insists on putting on her own shoes and coat and backpack and hat and doing her own top buckle on her car seat. She is very bossy about the radio and wants me to play “More Macklemore! MACKLEMOOOOORE MOMMY!” in the car, although she’s also a fan of Beethoven and Laurie Berkner.

She absolutely REFUSES to look at the camera when I want to take pictures.

Likes including singing, dancing, jumping, water, running, ducks, apples, watermelon, juice, cheeseburgers, dogs, kitties, sharks, the aquarium, boats, princesses, pants, sparkly things, lollipops, rainbows, caterpillars, school, making a mess, ruining things, “helping”, insisting on going potty in disgusting public bathrooms, Phineas & Ferb, Diego, Minnie Mouse, books, more books, socks, ALL THE BOOKS, cuddles, Daddy, Mommy, Evan, cheese, sprinkle donuts, and swinging.

Dislikes include nicknames, being told “no”, going home when she’d rather be at the playground, getting stuff in her eyes, and when people won’t share food.

p.s. ERIN DON’T LOOK THERE ARE BIRDS!! (Erin doesn’t like birds.)

 

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Humidity makes her hair super curly. I’m so jealous.

29 Month Milestones (BabyCenter changed their milestone chart so it’s just a list. I’m using Evan’s old milestone posts to see specific months – here’s his 29 month post!)

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
• Brushes teeth with help – She mostly brushed them on her own and does a great job – no cavities! AND AND AND she let the dental hygienist brush her teeth at her appointment without a single complaint.
• Washes and dries own hands – Washes, yes. Dries, yes, if you mean “wipes them on Mommy’s pants EVERY TIME.”
• Draws a vertical line – She draws circles. Just circles. Counter-clockwise circles. It’s a little creepy at this point, like she’s trying to convey some alien message.

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
• Draws a circle – See above.
• Balances on one foot – Balances on one foot ON A BALANCE BEAM because my kid is totally better than yours.

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
• Puts on a T-shirt – Sort of. She can put on her jammies but usually backwards.
• Names one color – She can name a whole bunch of colors, but mostly only notices if stuff is PINK or PURPLE.
• Names one friend – I just asked her if she had a friend at school and she said “Yes! William! William just pushed me at school!” so apparently she has a friend named William and also WTF WILLIAM??  Mostly she tells me I’M her best friend (or Daddy, or Evan).

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