Posts Tagged ‘evan’

My Week(216) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

BIRTHDAY WEEK! Today, Sunday, the day after Caroline’s party, I’ve finally managed to think about the fact that Christmas is 4 days away and I can’t even FIND half the gifts I bought the kids (no for real, WHERE DID I HIDE THEM????).

Sunday:

sunday1

Swiiiiiiiiiiing

sunday2

I only burned myself three times and the beer was an effective painkiller.

sunday3

I REJECT YOUR BABY BATHTUB! GIVE ME REAL WATER!

Monday:

monday1

Proud of his gold star from the dentist

monday2

Wraps make good blankets when you use the stroller

monday3

You brought me to a casino AGAIN?!

Tuesday:

tuesday1

School uniforms don’t have sock and shoe requirements

tuesday2

WHY U PUT ME IN THIS CAGE?

tuesday3

NOM TULA NOM NOM

Wednesday:

wednesday1

She insisted on the jaunty hat

wednesday2

Screw you candy thermometer, you are USELESS

wednesday3

He’s disappointed none of those things are food

Thursday:

thursday1

Daddy chat time

thursday2

Outtake from my attempt at a santa baby picture. I have 30 more like this.

thursday3

SHUT UP.

Friday:

friday1

Cookie time with Aunt Carolyn

friday2

I do not want to talk about what is happening here.

friday3

Two fancy ladies at The Nutcracker

Saturday:

saturday1

Two selfies in a row is ridiculous, but the birthday girl is too cute

saturday2

A shark playing Pin The Tail On The Mermaid

saturday3

In the Rainbow My Little Pony game, EVERYONE WINS

Related posts:

Steppin' Out {Evening at the Farm}
N-Love with my N-Tune Headphones
My Week(205) in iPhone Photos

Skating By

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The kids had a dentist appointment on Monday at 11:20 (our dentist is awesome and the hygienists do their appointments simultaneously in adjoining rooms so no one has to wait). Instead of taking Evan back to school afterward, like a responsible parent would, we got cheeseburgers for lunch and went to Foxwoods to go ice skating. I figured it wouldn’t be crowded on a weekday afternoon and I was right – when we got there just before they opened at 2 pm there wasn’t even anyone to rent skates from. A few minutes after 2 the employees showed up and we had the whole rink to ourselves for 30 minutes before anyone else realized it was a gorgeous day for outdoor skating and found the rink hidden behind the building.

I don’t even feel bad about Evan missing another afternoon of school. I am one hundred percent sure that he will learn to read and write and ‘rithmetic and all that good stuff. I am not sure he’s yet learned that his parents are fun and the holidays are magical and that skating is super cool.

Unfortunately, both children are terrible skaters. They’ve only been once or twice before and there weren’t any cones or chairs or anything for them to hold on to, so there was a lot of falling down. Luckily they both learned to get back up and didn’t cry or give up. I was very proud, even if they were still falling down after an hour on the ice. They both asked to go back again every day, so maybe by the end of January they’ll figure it out.

Big girl camera and iPhone photos below, so I can prove Linc and I were there too.

ice skating at foxwoods

ice skating at foxwoods-3

ice skating at foxwoods-5

ice skating at foxwoods-6

ice skating at foxwoods-8

ice skating at foxwoods-9

ice skating at foxwoods-10

ice skating at foxwoods-11

ice skating at foxwoods-12

ice skating at foxwoods-14

ice skating at foxwoods-19

ice skating at foxwoods-22

ice skating at foxwoods-23

IMG_8527

ice skating at foxwoods-18

ice skating at foxwoods-16

ice skating at foxwoods-20

IMG_8532

ice skating at foxwoods-26

ice skating at foxwoods-27

ice skating at foxwoods-29

ice skating at foxwoods-30

ice skating at foxwoods-32

IMG_8545

IMG_8561

Related posts:

Mail Call!
Wordless Wednesday: Someone Thinks She Can Crawl Edition
Caroline: 19 Months

My Week(215) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

I took a nap today, because I felt like I might actually die if I didn’t. I’m not even crazy sleep deprived or anything, I had just hit the wall of touched-out and busy and mentally tired of staying on top of everything. Caroline’s party is this Saturday and Christmas is next week and then we have one more visit to finish up 2014…and then I am never leaving the house again. 2015 will be the year ALL THE THINGS get organized and clean using only supplies I can order through Amazon Prime so I don’t have to wear pants.

Sunday:

sunday1

The toys in Ohio are more fun than any of the toys in Connecticut

sunday2

SHUT UP WITH THOSE EYELASHES

sunday3

Thank you Aunt Sara and Uncle Sean!

Monday:

monday1

I’m keeping this monstrosity on the DVR FOREVER

monday2

This is how he feels about the 12 hours we spent driving back from Ohio

monday3

THE GARDEN OF THE FUTURE did great without me here

Tuesday:

tuesday1

It’s weird that the post office is open in the dark

tuesday2

Still loves it. Judge me.

tuesday3

Cutest stomach tumor ever

Wednesday:

wednesday1

Grocery shopping is boring for him but excited for me because this wrap is super pretty

wednesday2

I told him about Santa

wednesday3

SWEATER PANTS!!!

Thursday:

thursday1

Snow! On a day we didn’t have a delay. Unlike the day where we had a delay for rain.

thursday2

Doesn’t care about the cold.

thursday3

Helping me make dinner

Friday:

friday1

Less organized than the last time I posted a picture of our playdate stash

friday2

Olde Mystickee Villageeeee was decorated for Christmas

friday3

The aquarium was NOT FUN amounts of crowded, but at least we weren’t cold

Saturday (with extra pictures, because it was really fun!):

saturday1

Why yes, I do look adorable in this sweater outfit and rainbow

saturday2

The Florence Griswold Museum was like all my historic home dreams come true

saturday3

AND WE FOUND ELSA

saturday4

Fascinated by football at lunch

saturday5

Pretending to be cold while we wait for Santa

saturday6

He really likes the lights

I spent 30 minutes today gluing googly eyes to toothpicks for Caroline’s party (you’ll have to guess what for) and my plans for the evening include moving everything from my dining room to the basement so I can turn it into an under the sea wonderland. I am very far behind compared to previous party years. I’m refusing to worry though, because I will have LOTS of help with all the family in town, and I am sure they will be more than willing to hang up 100 green streamers and blow up 200 balloons. Or at least they will pretend to be happy to do it while wondering why I am insane.

Related posts:

I'm Gonna Take My Boobs And Go
Steppin' Out 2 Ways
Lake House 2013

My Week(214) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

We played a little hooky this week. Since E is on actual non-working vacation for the first time in three years I’ve declared December the DON’T CARE month and we’re doing as many fun things as possible, even if it means skipping school. The kids are 5 and 3, I’m pretty sure they won’t be educationally handicapped for life just because they missed a few days. Especially considering last week was half-days and Evan spent them watching movies. They’re probably better off with us in Ohio, learning useful game-playing skills like Battleship and Hand & Foot.

Sunday:

sunday1

No no, no pictures please

sunday2

My extremely fancy and professional set up for Christmas card photos

sunday3

I COULD have gone to the grocery store alone, but then who would have said hello to all the lobsters??

Monday:

monday1

The pretty sky makes this house look extra creepy

monday2

MOMMY TAKE A PICTURE

monday3

Magic garden of the future!! Caroline tried the parsley. Said it tastes like parsley.

Tuesday:

tuesday1

Abominable snowman ring pop was an excellent choice

tuesday2

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

tuesday3

Look Ma, found my foot

Wednesday:

wednesday1

Internet, meet my new baby, Laptop, meet the internet.

wednesday2

5 pm teacher conference might as well be the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

wednesday3

She made up a song about his feety-feet and sings it all the time

Thursday:

thursday1

Abandoned gas stations make surprisingly good places to stop on long trips

thursday2

She’s the Queen of Burgers

thursday3

“Mom, did we trash the place?” “Yes honey, you trashed the place.”

Friday:

friday1

Teaching Evan about targets… “And that’s why Daddy works on submarines!”

friday2

A quick wrap job so I had my hands free…

friday3

…for the important stuff.

Saturday:

saturday1

Why yes you may go outside and play in the freezing cold if you want.

saturday2

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

saturday3

Linc and I went for a freezing cold walk to look at lights. He lasted 2 minutes before he fell asleep – and stayed asleep – for almost 2 hours.

I can’t believe it is already the second week of December. TOO FAST TOO FAST. I need more time to do all the holiday stuff. Plus I haven’t even MAILED Caroline’s birthday invites. If I hadn’t ordered them already I’d be tempted to just make a Facebook event and send it to my entire friends list and just hope a few people show up. I can’t imaging why I feel so rushed and disorganized this year. Maybe I’m not drinking enough Diet Coke. That MUST be it.

Related posts:

Caroline: 24 Months
Evan's Vintage Train 4th Birthday Party
My Week(177) in iPhone Photos

WELCOME HOLIDAY SEASON

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

I’m not going to lie, I am not a huge fan of Thanksgiving. I feel very meh about all the traditional food (except for pie #teampie) and if we aren’t going anywhere I end up doing A LOT of work for people who also feel very meh about the food. It ends up being much more about the tradition of making the food – being in the kitchen, letting the kids help, timing everything perfectly – than the actual food.

This was the first year I enjoyed having the kids participate in the cooking. I really WANT them to have good holiday memories of togetherness in the kitchen but sometimes I just want to pour a cup of flour without anyone dumping half of it on the floor. I am TRYING. I am allowing the floor to be flour-covered and the pie to be over-cinnamoned and my patience to be stretched thin in the hopes that they will one day face the same thing with their children and realize “Wow, my mother really loved me.”

In the spirit of accepting that the holidays don’t have to be perfect to be special, here are some photos from our Thanksgiving weekend. We went full Christmas on Black Friday – tree shopping trumps gift shopping – although I’m not happy with my current decorations. Caroline’s mermaid birthday is clashing with my previous princess/woodland fairy themes. I need a LOT more silver and pink. But in the meantime, enjoy pictures of dirty dishes instead.

thanksgiving weekend-3

thanksgiving weekend-4

thanksgiving weekend

thanksgiving weekend-2-2

thanksgiving weekend-6-2

thanksgiving weekend-6

thanksgiving weekend-5

thanksgiving weekend-2-3

thanksgiving weekend-3-3

thanksgiving weekend-8

thanksgiving weekend-8-2

thanksgiving weekend-7

thanksgiving weekend-7-2

thanksgiving weekend-9-2

/

thanksgiving weekend-10-2

thanksgiving weekend-11

thanksgiving weekend-2-4

thanksgiving weekend-4-4

thanksgiving weekend-3-4

thanksgiving weekend-5-4

thanksgiving weekend-7-3

thanksgiving weekend-6-3

thanksgiving weekend-10-3

thanksgiving weekend-9-3

thanksgiving weekend-8-3

thanksgiving weekend-15

thanksgiving weekend-14

thanksgiving weekend-11-2

thanksgiving weekend-12-2

thanksgiving weekend-16

thanksgiving weekend-3-5

thanksgiving weekend-4-5

thanksgiving weekend-5-5

thanksgiving weekend-7-4

 

 

thanksgiving weekend-8-4


thanksgiving weekend-9-4

thanksgiving weekend-6-5

thanksgiving weekend-17

thanksgiving weekend-4-6


thanksgiving weekend-7-5

thanksgiving weekend-8-5

thanksgiving weekend-4-7

thanksgiving weekend-5-7

thanksgiving weekend-2-7

thanksgiving weekend-3-7

thanksgiving weekend-19

thanksgiving weekend-6-6

thanksgiving weekend-7-6

thanksgiving weekend-8-6

thanksgiving weekend-9-6

thanksgiving weekend-10-5

Related posts:

Pati-OMG
My Week(91) in iPhone Photos
Sesame Place - August 2012
Clickin' Moms
Wayfair Homemakers
Get Adobe Flash player