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North Fork 2013

Monday, July 8th, 2013

We went to Long Island to visit one of my very favorite people and her two boys. For someone I met on the internet, she sure doesn’t seem like a crazy person. Unless you mean crazy-awesome. Her whole family is crazy-awesome, in fact, including an awesome boyfriend who read approximately one zillion bedtime stories to the kids.

We went to celebrate JD turning four with a super hero birthday party Kim threw together entirely on her own while also working full time. I mean, my parties ARE my full time job when I’m planning, and they still don’t go as smoothly as her’s. She’s basically Superwoman (which made the theme even more appropriate).

Party Photos:

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Then on Sunday we had a super leisurely day that involved Evan taking a nap in the stroller (!!!!!!) and me buying $17 worth of pickles. And also strawberries. And also a giant bread ring stuffed with pepperoni. And that was just the farmer’s market in the morning.

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I’ve gone to visit Kim on Long Island a few times now, and every time I drove through the North Fork from the ferry I thought “Man, this place is GORGEOUS. One day I’m going to come back and just drive around.” Since Kim and the boys had plans in the afternoon the kids and I left around 2, which gave us plenty of time for just driving around. Thanks to some directions from Kim’s mom and some really good luck (plus ignoring my GPS’s insistence I stay on the main road) we found plenty to occupy ourselves. A farm stand with fresh snap peas, blueberries AND a playground is basically their idea of heaven.

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Twins! Even when they’re eating.

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Apologies for all the blueberry pictures, they were so gorgeous.

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And then we caught a 6 pm ferry home. It was a super fantastic weekend. I love summer.

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My Week(140) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Another summer week, another seven days I can hardly believe were only seven days.



Yeah, basically this, for the whole weekend.


They ate all the peas & berries before we even got back in the car.


Oh no! Stormy seas! The boat is rocking! (It was not stormy.)



Friendship IS magic!


Dr. Evan to x-ray, STAT!


It’s adorable, but they still stole my umbrella.



Burning off some energy. SO MUCH ENERGY.


Every morning Caroline wakes up and cries until she can say hello to her kitty.


Reading selections



She’s skeptical about putting a bird on it.


High fives, Blue Iguana!


Pineapple cream cheese cupcake = heaven



Dancing at the Plymouth 4th of July Parade


Cousins in the ocean


Chug chug chug chug



Explaining why we should go home and watch some shows (he was very convincing)


Town fireworks


He liked them for the first 2 minutes…and then fell asleep.



Monkey see, monkey do




Performing a tail-ectory on Ariel

It is still hot hot hot in New England, so our choices are 1) sit really, really still in the house with all the fans blowing on us or 2) go find a body of water. There are lots of those around, but since Evan and I both got sunburns on the 4th we’ve been hiding inside mostly. They start the preschool summer program this week (I…think? I need to call…) so we’ll eventually have to go back to the real world, but for now I am enjoying doing nothing. Mostly nothing. I don’t think potty training counts as REALLY doing nothing.

My Week(104) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

We’re battening down the hatches for the tropical storm/hurricane/once in a lifetime Frankenstorm disaster that’s headed our way, but right now I’m too hopped up on the Halloween candy I broke into early to feel too worried. That’s probably a mistake, but let’s just enjoy some pictures.


Birthday party sugar hangovers makes for grumpy children.

Last time we visited, Caroline HATED this dog. Now? BFFs.

My children are attractive.


The dog is judging me. Dogs don’t understand Mondays.

That’s what you get for judging me, DOG.

Mad sewing skillz.


Shopping with Caroline has become…challenging.

Someone talk me out of buying this.

Out of control baby mullet


Chillaxin’ – she’s an expert

That doesn’t look like gymnastics.

Puppy love


Working out is WAY easier when this is your view




If I wear a backpack I get to go to school too, right Mom?

Trying to figure out how to change NPR to The Fresh Beat Band.

Wild Things at Mystic Seaport


Caroline has recently become obsessed with Brutus’s…uh…undercarriage.

Thousands of books inside the library…and they’re staring at the empty train tracks that run behind it.

Emergency storm rations

Tomorrow we have a zillion things to do between 9 am and 4 pm (which is basically all the daylight hours) and then I’ll be collecting candles and flashlights JUST IN CASE we lost power. As you can see from my last photo, we definitely won’t starve to death – although we might all gain 5 lbs from junk food. I’m just REALLY hoping it all blows over before Halloween night, since this will be our first year actually trick-or-treating.

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Wordless Wednesday: Cross Sound Ferry Edition

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

cross sound ferry trip

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My Week(95) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

You know what the cure for a sad-for-myself kind of week is? A so-busy-I-barely-sleep week.


Daddy attack!

Jam thief

He is very suspicious of those blue things in his pancakes. Mommy never does anything that fancy.


Evan: Uh, Mom? Someone took a bite of this Styrofoam apple. Caroline: My bad.

Dropping off some more money for safekeeping at the marina. Too bad they don’t ever give it back.

Don’t hold my hand Mommy, I’m a big kid.


Caroline’s new favorite book: The Sailor Dog

He insisted I buy the BIG carrots and couldn’t even wait until we got home to eat them.

I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my empty uterus crying.


My nice healthy lunch – before Caroline stole it and ate the whole thing.

Peek a boo

Where we go when the kids request the aquarium at 6 pm.



That’s Caroline’s “WTF Whale?” face

Peace out, Connecticut!

Friday (Sesame Place!):

Helping a friend

Elmo’s World Live was the best day of her life (also, proof I didn’t actually torture her the ENTIRE weekend.)

I command you to buy season passes! (OK)


This was the farthest away the characters were for this entire show – usually they were literally touching distance.

Hot, super tired baby did NOT like her beloved TV characters 7 feet tall.

We accidentally watched the parade for the 3rd time. Now I will NEVER get the song out of my head.

Despite Caroline being pretty miserable for large chunks of the trip we had an amazing time with Kim and her boys. I’ve already decided we’re going back ASAP. But after playing “family of four” all weekend I might be rethinking this third/fourth baby situation.

Oh wait, I just went to link with Amy and the pictures of her tiny, squishy newborn made me totally forget all the hard parts of my week. Carry on with plans to expand the ginger army (eventually).