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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!)

Greek Food Festival:

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My Week(201) in iPhone Photos

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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My Week(200!!) in iPhone Photos

Monday, September 1st, 2014

200 WEEKS of mostly terrible, blurry, boring photos of the normal stuff we do every day. I have no idea why I’ve kept this up for so long but I’m glad I have. The first week I did it, I was pregnant with Caroline. This week, she went to her first day of real school. Never has 200 weeks seemed so short.

Sunday:

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Grocery shopping with 3 kids is a pain, but a baby who sleeps the whole time makes it better

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This haircut cost me $37 – $17 for cut + tip, $20 for the Legos I promised him if he just SAT STILL

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“This chair is like my THRONE!”

 Monday:

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Making zucchini bread in our pajamas

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That Lego set was totally worth the $20

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He sleeps with his eyes open. NOT CREEPY AT ALL.

Tuesday:

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“Mommy, I love love LOVE Baby Lincoln!”

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Showing off his kindergarten cubby at orientation

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No one wants to hold my hand when Daddy makes an appearance.

Wednesday:

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All summer long the kids have been up at 6 am. I took this at 7:10 on Evan’s first day of school.

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It’s such a shame she’s so shy and quiet.

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Linc agrees that school starting is very exciting.

Thursday:

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Obviously they’ve got the moves

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I think her first day was fun?

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Entertaining ourselves with shadows while we wait (FOREVERRRRRR) for Evan’s bus

Friday:

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I really hope she comes out of her shell at school.

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Showing off his brother to his best friend

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Farmer’s Market night gets an A+++++ for food and friends

Saturday:

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I spent most of the morning like this. It was lovely.

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They’ve never met a big, flat field they didn’t want to run across

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My photography assistant fell asleep on the job. Again.

And there you go, 21 more unremarkable pictures of our life. The only thing that’s going to change in the near future is I’m going to upgrade my iPhone, so maybe my pictures will get slightly better. Although not more interesting. We’re pretty boring, and I’m OK with that.

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My Week(199) in iPhone Photos

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Next week will be 200 WEEKS of iPhone photos, which is a lot of weeks. It will also be total chaos, between two different classroom orientations, two different start times, two buses, two schools, my first attempts at lunch-packing, all with a newborn in tow. Don’t be shocked if every photo is of a large Dunkin iced coffee. This week, no coffee, but certainly some questionable food choices.

Sunday:

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Watching HGTV while the kids destroy the house. This is our default mode.

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BEBEH SOCKS

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It took me a minute to figure out “Chief + Mrs. Davis” meant E + me. Formal titles are weird.

Monday:

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Emergency food supplies

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It’s been a very tiring summer

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Hey girl, check out my hot tub

Tuesday:

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I’m totally re-in love with baby wearing

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Daddy multi-tasking

Wednesday:

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Sleepy smiles

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I asked her to bring me some diapers

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Evening walk

Thursday:

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Climbing the one bazillion stairs in town hall

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This is as clean as it gets. I sense a large donation to Goodwill in my future.

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Everything is awesome…when you have a new Lego set

Friday:

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The Dread Pirate Evan

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Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got…cheesy music and a jingly lion

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Baby Linc wants to know how long before he can have Five Guys

Saturday:

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That little finger just kills me

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Baby’s first restaurant! My kids are so New England.

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Caroline ordered spaghetti and meatballs and ate a REALLY impressive amount

So far my plan to Stay On Top Of Things is going really well, if you don’t count Linc’s first month update and this post both being a day late. The sink is still empty and clean, the toys are still organized and (mostly) off the floor, and I made it to the grocery store to get school lunch supplies. Now we’ll see how long actually MAKING lunch lasts before I start offering money for hot lunch instead.

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

This week features my baby sleeping in various places. Of course, I’d like him to also be sleeping RIGHT NOW but he’s decided that’s no fun anymore. Hashtag here comes the exhaustion.

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Sleeping in the hospital, looking slightly less yellow than when we went in.

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There are THREE CHILDREN in this photo. I grew them all.

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I need someone to come over and constantly reassure Caroline she is still adorable.

Monday:

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Sleeping smiles in my lap

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Caroline and Harry Potter share their ennui

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I haven’t decided what to eat this on, so for now I’m using a spoon.

Tuesday:

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Oh man, that face.

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Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream to watch the Mystic Drawbridge

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Photographer problems: Where do I put all this crap? (Answer: on the walls)

Wednesday:

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You’re going to see this onesie A LOT.

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This is why I buy blueberries – I only manage to grow about 3 a year in our garden.

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Flower child

Thursday:

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Sleeping in the shopping cart while I but essentials.

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ARM PARTY! (She made all of those)

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Ice cream and farm animals because we HAD to get OUT OF THE HOUSE

Friday:

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Is she three or thirteen?

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E was actually home long enough to see his children. It was exciting for all of us.

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Sleeping baby in a hat

Saturday:

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Baby sleeping in a fabric store

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My no-theme, no-effort nursery now has a theme and some effort (my mom recovered the ottoman)

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Tippy toes

Linc just stopped moving (he’s still BREATHING, I checked, but he’s not wiggling) so I’m going to hope the 5th feeding in a row worked and he’s finally asleep. Fingers crossed he continues to be an A+ Would Birth Again Excellent Baby.

As a sidenote, I have another sponsored post tomorrow. I know that’s 2 in 2 weeks but I don’t have any more scheduled. It just feels like they’re close together because the only blogging I’m really doing right now is blogging I HAVE to do (I consider my iPhone Photo posts HAVE TOs, because I cannot possibly quit after 195 of them). There will be actual Deep Thoughts and a LOT more pictures soon. Just not now, because sleep.

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