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Best Weekend of the Year 2014

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

They changed the name of Taste of Mystic to Mystic Eats, but besides that it’s the same weekend we’ve had for 3 years now. And it was just as delicious and fun now as it always is. (For reference: Post from 2012, Post from 2013. I am once again really please with how my photography has really improved. This year’s photos are in focus!)

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Sunday, 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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Wordless Wednesday: Flashback Friday Edition

Friday, August 1st, 2014

I have none words because I have a newborn but I do have these pictures from the olden days when I only had 2 children. You know, a whole almost-two-weeks ago. So really this should be called “Pictures I actually took the time to edit so look at them while I take a nap, OK?”

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Sunday, June 29th, 2014

I was going to say we did “nothing” this week, but apparently I am incorrect. We did nothing besides go to the beach and the aquarium and the grocery store and got ready for/attended Caroline’s dance recital. That was more than enough.

Sunday:

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Be quite! I am working on my puter!

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Traitor cat prefers my husband and doesn’t care if that hurts my feelings.

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Footie jams in summer: sighting #1

Monday:

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Outside swim lessons are exciting

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Our collection of Wendy’s kid meal clicky things is now very impressive

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Adorable sleeping hands

Tuesday:

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Beluga watching

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Obsessed with Friendly’s, like all good New England children

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Aunt Amy sent Caroline some costume jewelry. Caroline likes ALL of it.

Wednesday:

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He told me he was sailing to New York City

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There is so. much. sand. in my car.

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Dance recital finale practice is more fun for her than me

Thursday:

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Grocery shopping is cause for fancy dress

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Two of a kind

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Dress rehearsal (The routine was to Deep In The Heart of Texas, which starts “The stars at night, are big and bright…”)

Friday:

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8:30 am, lazy baby. (Footie jams #2)

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You’d think she’s never seen grapes before.

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Falling asleep on the couch is one of the best parts of summer (Footie jams #3)

Saturday:

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Baby prep day! Now we can spy on the children without missing The World Cup…

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We have one extra place to set the baby down (beside the borrowed rock’n’play and the free basket)…

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And I have drunk so much red raspberry tea I might actually turn pink. COME ON BEBEH!

This was one of those weeks where I really love living in Connecticut. The weather was gorgeous, we enjoyed the aquarium and the beach, and I was struck by how small/friendly/nice our community is. We ran into people we knew everywhere, which is a pleasant thing to happen when I’m always thinking “What would happen right now if my water broke?” Not that I would just abandon my children at the park with a friend, but the fact that there are friends AROUND would make going into labor at Target less mortifying.

Two more weeks (and 3 days BUT WHO’S COUNTING) until my due date and if my What To Expect app asks me one more time “Have you had the baby yet?” I’m going to set it on fire.

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Sunday, March 9th, 2014

It appears these are the only posts I have in me right now. It’s a weird combination of being too busy and not at all busy. I spend a lot of time on my computer doing other things (photo editing, writing Glee recaps or trashy gossip stories for my new gigs, Facebook chatting, refreshing Facebook to make sure I haven’t missed any good Buzzfeed quizes) but none of that is interesting enough to blog about.

I’m also deep in pirate party planning mode for Evan’s birthday. I remember thinking I was a crazy person when I started planning his first birthday party (Circus party! Still one of my favorites) in January, but I think starting in March is even more crazy. So much to do in so little time!

Sunday:

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It was so much easier to say “No, I’ll just have a salad” before they put a Five Guys in my town.

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BEST KIND. Anyone who disagrees is just wrong.

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Can I get 3 million shares on my blog post for taking this? No?

Monday:

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Cute from the back…

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…cute from the front.

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Editing isn’t so bad when this is the baby you stare at for hours.

Tuesday:

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Refusing to go to school until they see Idina & The Roots sing Let It Go

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Basically heaven for a 3 year old

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Yo ho let’s go!

Wednesday:

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Somehow climbing in the snow is STILL fun for them

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I am extremely jealous of their swim classes

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I was conned into buying toddler Elsa because Caroline now recognizes “Sale” signs at Target

Thursday:

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Why 3 year olds should not use mascara

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Jaunty!

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It’s crazy hair day every day in our house

Friday:

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More pirates! it’s an invasion!

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A rare look at the room I was attempting to “take back” from the children. It’s not going so well.

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He insists on “swimming” in the bath now.

Saturday:

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The friendliest koi fish ever

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Tiny hipster children play cornhole at a brewery in an old mill. I can’t even.

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That’s the cupcake happy dance

I am the only parent in the world who doesn’t actually hate springing forward. We don’t have anywhere to be until this afternoon, which means I got to sleep in even if the kids got up to play. Plus they’ve both been falling asleep on the couch at 6 pm, so I don’t think bedtime will be too hard. Basically, I am the worst.

I am sure I will pay for it later this week when they get up at 5:30 and paint my dining room table (again).

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