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My Week(323) in iPhone Photos

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Welp, it’s officially the part of winter that tries to kill me every year. It is dark. It is cold. I have two small children who can’t be outside long enough for me to get more than 10 minutes of sunlight, and 10 minutes is not enough sunlight. I don’t like babywearing when it’s slippery. I don’t like driving in the snow or rain. Basically, I just stay home and wallow and eat too many cookies and pray for April.

Sunday:

 

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Tuesday:

Shopping is not his fav

He throws up on me every time, but we’re working on it

Happy baby

Wednesday:

Other people’s train tables are better than your own

Fruit snack time

This was her idea of a “fun pose”

Thursday:

Brothers!

Organizing my kitchen, one cabinet at a time

Lashes. Unbelievable lashes.

Friday:

He loves the snow

But it’s easier when you have friends over

Exhausted tiny human

Saturday:

Snow day crafting

The only warm place in our house was right here

So. Much. Chopping. involved in a Blue Apron meal

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

I was looking for an old post on the blog this week and ended up scrolling through tons of these iPhone photo posts from weeks 210-220. It was SO fun to see what we were doing 100 weeks ago (Evan was getting head stitches, I wore Lincoln in a lot of wraps, Caroline smiled). So even though this is a full 2 weeks late, I’m vowing to catch up and do better in 2017.

Sunday:

Baking day!

Helpers

Most of these are gone now.

Monday:

You go to the bus stop, I’ll stay on the porch out of the snow.

Penguin wearing

Making kale salad (which was delicious)

Tuesday:

Kitchen helper

Seriously, my kids LOVE cooking

At the Polar Express

Wednesday:

Cute brother time

King of Bedhead

More cooking

Thursday:

Blanket? Scarf? Blanket scarf!

I keep wearing this kid so I never get to wear the baby

Cookie makers

Friday:

Very patient cat

Snoozing through the Velvet Mill Holiday Market

Stuffing his face with dinner cupcake

Saturday:

They asked me to take their picture and posed

Again, this was at Caroline’s request

BEBEH SUSPENDERS

That last picture is from the day we took our family photos so I could order Christmas cards. Today, most people should GET our Christmas cards in the mail, thanks to my quick editing, remembering to buy stamps last week, and Minted’s amazing addressing service (not sponsored, I paid them a ton of money for cards, but the envelope address printing is SO WORTH IT). Almost all the wrapping and gift buying is done too, so most of this week I just get to relax and do Christmasy stuff like more baking, planning fancy Christmas appetizers, and watching Christmas movies. I might even get a long winter’s nap or too, because E has most of the week off. IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

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Kiawah 2016 (Part 2)

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Our Kiawah trip each year is fun for a lot of reasons, but the number one reason is I LOVE the people we go with. These are my oldest friends, I have known them longer than I have known my husband (although some of them have their own husbands now), and somehow they still like me. They’re basically family, so the kids call them Aunt and Uncle, and they are the kind of people who let Caroline “help” crack eggs or read Linc the same book 15 times. My life would be 1000% less awesome if they weren’t in it.

There is a small…medium…maybe slightly larger than medium chance that we (the Davis family) will be moving in the next year, which means we might also miss a year or two at the beach house. All I can do is make everyone promise they will still go, so when we eventually move back to the east coast we can pick right back up with our favorite week of the year.

In case you haven’t seen all the previous years (here: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011) and are wondering about The Beach House, it is the vacation home of a friend’s uncle who is incredibly generous and kind and amazing and allows us to use it for a long weekend each year. It’s nicer than any other house I have ever been in, on an absolutely stunning stretch of Kiawah Island off the coast of Charleston. There is a bunk room for the big kids to share, separate bedrooms for each adult/adult couple, and approximately one million bathrooms. The toddlers sleep in closets that are actually bigger than some of their rooms at home. It is air conditioned to a perfect 72 degrees, the pool is heated to 88 degrees (I know because the pool guy came to clean it and check the temp for us), and there is a house-keeping staff that scrubs the whole thing right before we get there and right after we leave. It’s basically heaven.

I promise these are the rest of the pictures. I won’t make you sit through a third post.

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The first floor (the one that walks out to the pool, not the basement with the cars) is the movie room, where the kids can control the TV and no grown ups have to watch it.

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All the kids, wearing Hanna stripey jams! Almost all looking at the camera!

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These are from our first, not-s0-good family photo session. It was very dark and I messed up my settings and I don’t like my dress and Linc got soaked within 10 minutes. But I still edited all the decent ones.

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We bought an inexpensive underwater camera for the trip, since we’ve had fun with them in the pool before. When this one eventually breaks we’ll spring for a much nicer underwater camera, because this are not what I was hoping to get. I really need something that shoots RAW so I can edit them nicely.

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ALL THE TOES!

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And the rest are our family photos – the good ones! – from the second try. Instead of a tripod I got my friend Erin (who is also a photographer) to press the shutter button when I wanted the whole family in the shot. MUCH better than a timer or a remote. I am so happy to have these.

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Is it too early to start the countdown to NEXT summer??

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My Week(280) in iPhone Photos

Monday, March 14th, 2016

I am STILL trying to get over this cold/sinus thing/allergies???????/whatever it is that makes my face hurt all the time. There are days where I feel totally fine and days where I feel like I might actually die. The doctor’s office keeps telling me to try a saline nose spray and a humidifier but that’s helping about as much as hitting myself in the face with a hammer would. Maybe I should try that instead.

Sunday:

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New car seat in the back = BFFs are very happy

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Crazy farm kids

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Editing goat pictures, watching the Harry Potter marathon

Monday:

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No Linc, that is not your seat

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Beach weather for a New England baby

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Doing important baby work

Tuesday:

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That’s a happy scream

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Climbers

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Dudes doing their Insanity workout

Wednesday:

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Still not sure about swim

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THAT IS NOT FOR BABIES

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70 degrees = time to go in the ocean

Thursday:

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Trying and failing to calibrate my 50 mm

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Tree climbing shoes

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Lying on the couch being sick while my A+++ husband cleans

Friday:

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Accurate

 

 

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Style Video Show Time!

Link to Caroline’s video is here!

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Game night!

Saturday:

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Friends

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Caroline and Maggie, twinning at the outlets

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We put the babies to work making dinner

BREAKING NEWS! I finally got ahold of my OB and she said I can take Tylenol Cold and Sinus if my head REALLY hurts and I’m REALLY sure it’s not just a regular headache. Going immediately to the store for both meds and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, since that will definitely improve both my pain and my mood.

First I need to convince the toddler he doesn’t need to bring BOTH lightsabers with us. That seems excessive.

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My Week(273) in iPhone Photos

Monday, January 25th, 2016

I don’t know, guys. My iPhone photos are getting worse and worse and I’m not sure this is even a thing worth posting anymore. I only do it because it seems like such a shame to quit now – I have every day of our lives since I was pregnant with CAROLINE documents in iPhone photos. But they’re not good photos. And I should really push myself to post actual content on the blog if I’m going to bother to blog at all, instead of just doing this once a week. I’m conflicted.

Sunday:

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Poser

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FOOTBAAAAAAALL

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I am unable to stop myself from decorating for a party almost a week early

Monday:

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Aspirational spring dress purchasing

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Snow angels! FINALLY!

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TWINNING

Tuesday:

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I bought my mom fish like these at a craft fair this summer. These are at Target.

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RAINBOWS AT TARGET

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Important party shopping: sugar, flowers, lemons

Wednesday:

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Tiny reader

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Nappy time

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Caroline is being supportive of Daddy’s workout

Thursday:

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It is still Christmas at the florist

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They both thought this was hilarious

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Making caramel for the popcorn balls

Friday:

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Linc and friends enjoyed the party food

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We ate kind of a lot of baked goods

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I TOTALLY forgot piano, but our teacher let us come late

Sunday:

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Movies and house-trashing because…

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…this was outside

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She has given up on life because she can’t go out and build a snowman in a blizzard

We did not get the same giant storm that my parents did down in DC, but we got a few inches. The weather the rest of this week is supposed to be surprisingly warm, which means all that snow will melt and things will be boring and brown again. But it ALSO means we won’t have to sell any kidneys to afford oil to heat the house, so it’s a toss-up really. I’m still trying to find our floors after the combination of party-blizzard-snow day, because the kids seriously just destroyed EVERYTHING. It’s hard to find motivation when they’re just going to destroy stuff again.

I’ve already reached DESPONDENCE and it’s not even February. Send all the sunshine and salted caramel ice cream immediately.

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