Posts Tagged ‘family’

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:

best weekend of the year

best weekend of the year-2

best weekend of the year-3

best weekend of the year-4

best weekend of the year-5

best weekend of the year-7

best weekend of the year-9

best weekend of the year-11

best weekend of the year-14

 

Ledyard Fair (free rides Saturday 9-10 am! Every year!):

best weekend of the year-16

best weekend of the year-17

best weekend of the year-18

best weekend of the year-19

best weekend of the year-20

best weekend of the year-21

best weekend of the year-23

best weekend of the year-25

best weekend of the year-26

best weekend of the year-28

best weekend of the year-29

best weekend of the year-30

best weekend of the year-31

best weekend of the year-32

best weekend of the year-33

best weekend of the year-34

 

best weekend of the year-38

best weekend of the year-40

best weekend of the year-42

best weekend of the year-43

 

Taste of Italy:

best weekend of the year-44

best weekend of the year-45

best weekend of the year-46

best weekend of the year-47

best weekend of the year-48

best weekend of the year-52

best weekend of the year-53

 

Mystic Eats:

best weekend of the year-54

best weekend of the year-55

best weekend of the year-56

best weekend of the year-57

best weekend of the year-59

best weekend of the year-60

best weekend of the year-63

best weekend of the year-64

best weekend of the year-66

best weekend of the year-68

best weekend of the year-69

best weekend of the year-71

 

Related posts:

Sunshine!
My Week(10) in iPhone Photos
My Week(190) in iPhone Photos

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:

sunday1

Didn’t even get out of her jammies before she needed a nap.

sunday2

Dudes chilling on the couch

sunday3

Waiting by the door. For cheeseburgers, obv.

Monday:

monday1

Nice view. Terrible, rocky beach.

monday2

Sleeping through me things.

monday3

Really excited about fried clam strips

Tuesday:

tuesday1

She apparently turned 15 overnight.

tuesday2

Mommy, are you SURE I can drink this beer?

tuesday3

Homework. AND SO IT STARTS.

Wednesday:

wednesday1

Stroller Strides! He slept through it. Obviously.

wednesday2

Lipgloss obsessed

wednesday3

Tubby baby

Thursday:

thursday1

Caroline gets on the bus an hour later than Evan, but insists on waiting with him.

thursday2

Skeptical of the babycage aka shopping cart

thursday3

Her face after like TWO sips of soda

Friday:

friday1

Chatting with a babyfriend

friday2

Napping on the porch

friday3

NOT NAPPING at bedtime

Saturday:

saturday1

FAIR-ly Fun

saturday2

I have not yet mastered the “look at the camera” part of a selfie

saturday3

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.)

Related posts:

Reid's Robot Birthday Party
My Week(95) in iPhone Photos
My Week(120) in iPhone Photos

My Week(198) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Even if you have a pretty good baby, they still keep your hands busy a LOT. Which makes blogging and photo editing hard. I have literally a thousand photos to share but will be lucky if I get 10% of them edited and posted in the next 6 months.

I am really, really looking forward to school starting.

Sunday:

sunday1

That is Linc’s “WTF are we doing in New Jersey?” face. Just a rest stop baby, chill.

sunday2

She hearts books

sunday3

There was a BAT IN MY HOUSE. I WAS NOT PLEASED.

Monday:

monday1

Deep end of the big pool!

monday2

This is not an effective way to grocery shop.

monday3

More books!

Tuesday:

tuesday1

I bought that outfit 5 years ago, when it was already too small for Evan, thinking my next baby would wear it. I took the tags off right before I put it on Linc.

tuesday2

New London! Surprisingly scenic!

tuesday3

He’s too cool in his TooQool

Wednesday:

wednesday1

Aunt Carolyn brought him an elephant from Rwanda. The kids thought he needed to sleep with it NOW.

wednesday2

I love when baby stuff shows up in my mailbox. Especially when it’s useful baby stuff.

wednesday3

Up feeding the baby, all I can think is how much my closet needs to be reorganized.

Thursday:

thursday1

They are singing sea shanties.

thursday2

GORGEOUS day at the seaport

thursday3

Aunt Carolyn read A LOT of books

Friday:

friday1

Pensive? She’s going for thoughtful.

friday2

Farmer’s market = 3 year old heaven

friday3

That was my dream car when I was a kid too.

Saturday:

saturday1

He’s going through a Lego phase again

saturday2

Milk drunk

saturday3

I showed her Grease for the first time. It was a hit.

The weather this weekend has been GORGEOUS and I have enjoyed it…from my couch. After more than 5 weeks of house guests/traveling it is really nice to just sit down. Of course, it was really nice to have other people do all the cooking/cleaning/child minding too, but I have to get used to running the house and managing 3 kids at some point. So far they are all still alive. High fives!

Related posts:

One year
My Week(8) in iPhone Photos
Thankful Day 5: My Week(53) in iPhone Photos

My Week(197) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

I took all three kids to Virginia, since the idea of feeding, bathing and entertaining them by myself was scarier than driving 450 miles alone. My apologies for ALL the lake pictures, but I basically parked myself on the dock and didn’t move for 4 days.

Sunday:

sunday1

Watching “the robot show”

sunday2

That’s MY soccer shirt from when I was a teeny tiny terrible soccer player

sunday3

A+++++ PRO PARENTING

Monday:

monday1

Swim class kicking practice

monday2

Dinner made and delivered by someone else is better than any dinner I can make. Plus WINE.

monday3

BABY HANDS

Tuesday:

tuesday1

Caroline says “That is a lady with a gun giving it to another lady”.

tuesday2

2 week check-up

tuesday3

I got my rug! Now I just need a crib and I’ll be almost done.

Wednesday:

wednesday1

4:30 am is toooooo eeeeeaaarlyyyyyy

wednesday2

TOTALLY WORTH THE DRIVE

wednesday3

Wearing out kids + dog

Thursday:

thursday1

Good morning, Sunshine

thursday2

Good morning, Sunshine (literally)

thursday3

Last summer, Caroline REFUSED to get in the water or in any boats. This year she rode on all the things.

Friday:

friday1

We are both very relaxed

friday2

Evan found a friend and they had a GREAT time jumping

friday3

My parents got a boat and a tube. It’s like the WANT to make it as hard as possible to stay away.

Saturday:

saturday1

AND they made breakfast. My parents are the best.

saturday2

Tiny baby rash guard and suit = best

saturday3

S’mores to cap off an awesome vacation

Now I am home. We have freezer meals from a friend for dinner, a house still super clean and organized from my mom’s visit and a busy week planned. I might actually survive as a mom of 3 (and by survive, I mean until school starts, because once school starts ALL THE NAPS WILL BELONG TO ME.)

Related posts:

Bebehblog Bakes: Healthy Zucchini Bread
All or None
I Heart Netflix

My Week(196) in iPhone Photos

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.

sunday1

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

sunday2

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

sunday3

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

Monday:

monday1

Sleeping smiles in my lap

monday2

Caroline and Harry Potter share their ennui

monday3

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

Tuesday:

tuesday1

Oh man, that face.

tuesday2

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream to watch the Mystic Drawbridge

tuesday3

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

Wednesday:

wednesday1

You’re going to see this onesie A LOT.

wednesday2

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

wednesday3

Flower child

Thursday:

thursday1

Sleeping in the shopping cart while I but essentials.

thursday2

ARM PARTY! (She made all of those)

thursday3

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

Friday:

friday1

Is she three or thirteen?

friday2

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

friday3

Sleeping baby in a hat

Saturday:

saturday1

Baby sleeping in a fabric store

saturday2

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

saturday3

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.

Related posts:

Changing the Universe Giveaway
No Sleep Til Bedtime
My Week(115) in iPhone Photos
Clickin' Moms
Wayfair Homemakers
Get Adobe Flash player