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My Week(189) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Fun! Kidney stones! More fun! This week went by super fast, despite the break in the middle for allllllll the painkillers. It was the last full week of school too – Evan only has a few more days and then we’re all going to go work on our tans erry day.

Sunday:

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Morning at the beach…

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…afternoon in the sprinklers…

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…evening at the playground. There was also lots of ice cream.

Monday:

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Apparently this year we love the birds

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She also loves the dumb 5 minute 4D version of Rio

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Battles not worth fighting: Christmas jams in JUNE

Tuesday:

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Guilty face

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Lots of laying down because I wasn’t feeling great

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Cuddles from this weirdo helped with the pain

Wednesday:

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We have the same eyelashes

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Our kid dentist is super fun

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ALL THE DRUGS ARE BELONG TO ME

Thursday:

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When your chart says “Clear liquids” this is the only edible thing they give you for breakfast.

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There may have been a sliiiiight lack of supervision while I was in the hospital.

Friday:

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Kindergarten orientation at his new big-kid school

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She made a nest and passed out

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Everyone wants to sit on Daddy

Saturday:

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Who let this kid get so TALL? (Also pretend he’s not wearing the same clothes as yesterday. It’s another fight I’m not having.)

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MORE couch naps. I have no idea what wore her out.

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Evening walk to play with sparklers

We had a very nice Father’s Day (my husband just finished a rather large pitcher of mango margaritas) and I’m feeling much better. I have a couple of photo sessions this week that should be fun and easy and I have my fingers crossed I’ll get through the rest of this pregnancy problem-free. Technically I don’t HAVE to leave the house again until, like, September, so if I “waste” a few days lying on the couch while the kids watch Harry Potter movies we will all survive. Although like I said, the current plan is to beach it up as much as possible.

My Week(134) in iPhone Photos

Monday, May 27th, 2013

So sorry, so late, so not really caring because of the holiday weekend.

Sunday:

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Toast on the couch

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Naps on the couch

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Bath…not on the couch

Monday:

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Rockstar #1 at the dentist

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Rockstar #2 at the dentist

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Rain-shmain, it’s playground time.

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Frozen yogurt as a reward for being a rockstar.

Tuesday:

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Summer has officially started

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PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER THING.

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I’m pretty excited too.

Wednesday:

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This is how mommy sleeps in.

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Cartwheel practice

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She insists on reading in bed, even after I turn the light off.

Thursday:

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My little thrift shoppers helping me pop some tags.

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Poison dart frog in yo face

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Oh look, I found my fisheye lens.

Friday:

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The cutest matching not-twins ever.

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Caroline disapproves of the commissary.

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Judgy cat is judging me for…whatever. Everything.

Saturday:

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The best part about going to birthday parties is playing with other people’s toys.

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Welcome to my tent. Please take your shoes off and bring me a cookie.

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This is Evan’s idea of being helpful when I try to take his picture. So helpful.

It’s 9 pm Monday night, which means the long weekend is officially over. E actually got 2 full days off and we fit in as much fun as possible – TWO parades on Monday! I also took pictures for two different friends and I’m buckling down to get my editing done. I’m actually HOPING for rain at least one day this week so I don’t feel bad keeping the kids inside. I’ll make up for it with a beach or two when it hits 85 later in the week.

My Week(131) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

We did a lot of stuff this week. There was also a lot of falling asleep on the couch, in the car, on the floor, sitting up, etc. And right now both kids are about to fall asleep next to me while I try to beat level 79 in Candy Crush. It’s NEVER going to happen.

Sunday:

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I’m addicted to Bagel Thins.

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Family dinner date to Johnny Rockets

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She liked this game WAY TOO MUCH. I’m terrified of her teenage years.

Monday:

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Caroline’s idea of a good morning: lying on my bedroom floor eating graham crackers.

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Watermelon serving size: half for breakfast, half for lunch.

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Karate Kid VII: Attack of the Ginger Babies

Tuesday:

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My dentist is cooler than your dentist.

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Swigin’ by the Sea

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They’re very into boats, even indoor boats.

Wednesday:

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Who are these quiet, well behaved children playing during my preschool teacher conference?

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Fancy new gym is FANCY!

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Lookin’ good, Nature.

Thursday:

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Good morning, this is your pilot waking you up…

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Not the least big scared of the huge, be-horned cow.

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Picnic dinner at the playground

Friday:

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He’s covering his ears so he won’t be scared by the Surprise Symphony.

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Stroller Strides. Hat.

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Much much MUCH needed solo evening walk.

Saturday:

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When did bookstores start selling SO MANY TOYS?

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Enjoy it at someone else’s house, kid, since I am NEVER buying you a drum set.

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Future jockey in training

  I wrote that whole post and used up all my lives in Candy Crush and Caroline is STILL asleep. But E is also home from work so we’re going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some maybe-not-exactly-authentic burritos at Moe’s. Any excuse to eat guacamole is a good one. Happy Weekend!

My Week(79) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

We did some stuff this week. And some other stuff. Honestly, I can’t even remember right now, so it’s a good thing I have a whole bunch of pictures to remind me!

Sunday:

We left Rochester early early to get home and pick up Brutus

Holding hands while watching TV

Giving bedtime the side eye

Monday:

Doing his stretches after Stroller Strides

He thinks putting his socks on his hands is the HEIGHT of entertainment

Uh, someone took my shirt off during nap. I'm not saying who.

Tuesday:

I'm thinking of getting a fish tattoo. This one might be cool.

Watching the sea lion show like Big Kids

Suspicious spy toddler is suspicious of spies

Wednesday:

How YOU doin'?

Oh look, I bought seed to kill

Horrifying dental tools of DOOM (I got a cavity filled)

We had to go do a quality control check on the new Five Guys in town. They passed.

Thursday:

He was mad I wasn't scared when he jumped out of the closet

Doing art while he waits for the dentist

LASERS!!!!!!!!

Friday:

Our attempt at a self portrait was foiled by the super bright flash

Sleepface

May the Fourth be with you!

Saturday:

"Weeding" my garden is more like "cutting down a jungle" in my garden

VERY EXCITED to be going to the dump

VERY EXCITED about goldfish. Also about her adorable romper, because OMG ROMPER.

Luckily, now no one needs to see a doctor or dentist for at least 6 months and we can use our time to do more fun stuff like playdates in Mystic and visiting the Seaport and using our NEW zoo membership at Roger Williams Park Zoo. That is, if it ever stops raining. Although this is perfect nap weather so many I’ll just…close my…eyes…for a…secon……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Did you take any camera phone photos this week? Link up with one or lots using the linky below and grab the code (so it shows on your blog too!) over at Amy’s . It’s really fun!

Appointment Reports

Friday, May 4th, 2012

I should probably make this two separate posts so people Googling to find out what to expect at their kid’s first dentist appointment don’t also have to read about my laser hair removal (and vice versus), but it seems like a waste of space so just skip to the part that’s more interesting to you.

Evan & Caroline’s First Dental Appointments

I took the kids to a pediatric dentist hoping they would be more prepared for possibly difficult children…and they WERE. The paperwork I filled out included spaces to write down stuff like pets and hobbies  so the hygienist talked to Evan about those as a distraction. She sang him little songs and let him touch and look at and work all the tools before she used them. The appointment went tongue depressor/saliva culture, rinse, brush with regular brush, rinse, brush with electric brush, rinse, tarter scraping, flossing, tooth count, fluoride treatment (which was just brushed on), see dentist. Evan LOVED the water squirter and the mouth vacuum and didn’t mind the electric toothbrush but was NOT a fan of the scraper. By the end of the appointment he had to sit in my lap and lean back so I could hold him still but we got through it. The worst part was after his Childrens Dental Cleaning we had to go in and see the dentist so she could count all his teeth again but he was OVER IT by that point. Luckily, the dentist was just as kind and understanding as the hygienist.

Since Caroline is only 16 months, she got her teeth brushed with a regular toothbrush, got to play with all the tools and then freaked the hell out when the hygienist tried to look in her mouth. She also got a fluoride treatment and had a couple of spots that needed to be flossed (turns out you only have to floss the teeth that are really close together and most baby teeth aren’t, so my lack of flossing wasn’t quite as serious of a sin as I thought). Poor baby screamed through the tooth counting from both the hygienist and the dentist but again they were super understanding and kind. They were kind of the same as the professional dentist Vinterbro Tannklinikk. The office had lots of toys and stickers and everyone was very friendly and happy. Also, the building is brand new and extremely fancy and impressive and if anyone local is looking for a dentist let me know and I’ll recommend them.

Truly, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting. I think using a pediatric dentist who knows how to work with kids was a big part of the success. And bless them, because dealing with kids like mine (or worse) all day must be EXHAUSTING.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

I was really worried about pretty much everything surrounding this appointment, but it was not awful. I had been avoiding doing any, uh, grooming on my bikini line (since that’s what I chose to use my Groupon to have lasered) but it turns out that was the wrong decision. The tech explained you’re supposed to shave anywhere you want lasered so she knows what shape you’re looking for. Since no one told me, she just used a little disposable razor to do it after I put on the very sexy disposable underpants. On a scale of people up in your lady business, it fell somewhere between wearing a bathing suit in public and a regular bikini wax. It was nowhere NEAR as personal as an OB exam or a Brazilian wax.

The tech covered the area in ultrasound gel which was cold but I think helped with the pain. The laser was a lot smaller than I imagined – sort of like one of those hotel hair dryers – with two little metal bits about an half an inch apart. People had told me it hurt like a rubberband snapping or a burn, but I thought it felt pretty much exactly like plucking out hairs with tweezers. She zapped me probably 50 times for each side and the whole thing took less than 20 minutes. I’d say about 40% of the zaps were painless, 40% were a little bit stingy, and 20% really hurt. For some reason the left side hurt a lot more than the right side.

The laser sends a super strong beam of heat right down into the hair follicle and kills it. It doesn’t remove the hair that’s there now, so I’m supposed to keep shaving and exfoliating every day until the hair that’s in the shaft under the skin gets pushed out. Hair grows and falls out in cycles (which is why you lose so much hair post-partum – it stops falling out and just grows until after you give birth) so I have to go back 2 more times to get all the hairs but I’m supposed to see 40-80% of the hair fall out in the next 2 weeks. My next appointment is in 6 weeks with a slightly stronger laser and 6 weeks after that I’ll get an even stronger laser and then I should be hairfree. Since I am fair skinned and don’t tan well, I’m an excellent candidate for this kind of removal and probably won’t have any discoloration. My skin is still a tiny bit tender but not anywhere near the pain level of a wax. I already feel like this was the best $99 I’ve ever spent on myself.

And that ends the weirdest combination blog post ever. Any questions?