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My Week(317) in iPhone Photos

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m a little late and fully into Christmas mode now, which is my favorite part of the year. I’d like to just live in the 4 weeks before Christmas forever. We had friends here for the holiday and it was so, so great. They did so much work/child entertaining that it felt like a vacation instead of hosting.

Sunday:

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Super excited to give this to Evan for Christmas

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The extent of my Thanksgiving decorating

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Sibling cuddles

Monday:

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First snow!

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Linc likes “helping”

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Hello cutie

Tuesday:

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Making his Christmas list

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The most beautiful wrap in the world

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Sunset = same time as bus pick up

Wednesday:

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Shop til you drop

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Don’t even care what they watch as long as they’re quite for 20 minutes

Thursday:

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Men doing manly turkey frying

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Potato masher

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Caroline is the quality control department

Friday:

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Black Friday Hanna shopping

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Linc was SO into decorating, it was adorable

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More gingerbread building

Saturday:

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Christmas tree hunter

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Small town adorable parade

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Tree is up!

 

For the record, I am still sick. It’s now been 4 weeks with the cough, that has now become a sinus infection, most likely an ear infection and a weird painful bump on the roof of my mouth the internet tells me is probably related. I’m almost desperate enough to go to the doctor, although I’m still 90% sure they’ll say “it’s a virus, nothing we can do”. Maybe just MAKING an appointment will scare the virus into going away. I’m pretty sure that’s how viruses work.

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My Week(316) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

It is very cold and gloomy today. One fourth of my children are napping, but unfortunately it’s the only one who doesn’t really NEED to nap. But I got a bunch of cleaning done this morning, there’s chili in the crockpot for dinner, and I have secret chocolate to eat when they eventually do go to bed. So it’s not the worst Sunday.

Sunday:

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He loves his lovies SO MUCH

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Pokemon hunting

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Local architecture

Monday:

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So stylish

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When Linc crashes, he crashes HARD

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WHAT IS THIS BATH THING I NEVER HAVE THEM???

Tuesday:

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We are both a total mess in this photo

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Diapers, cat food, giant bag of jelly beans

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Sitting down while someone else vacuums is my favorite

Wednesday:

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Ridiculous baby outfit

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The cat is SO DESPERATE she sat with the toddler

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Sure, why not bring a giant stick inside?

Thursday:

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Weirdo

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But a happy weirdo

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I can deal with happy (ps in the stroller, not the car, don’t send me car seat hate mail)

Friday:

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Baby friends playing nicely. It was very confusing.

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I shut him in his room for being a monster, obviously he was a tired monster

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Finn likes Zootopia too

Saturday:

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Zoo fun

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Gorgeous weather

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Target life

My throat sort of hurts but I absolutely refuse to acknowledge it could be ANYTHING except for very dry air in my house. We have important Thanksgiving plans, there’s no way I am letting germs ruin them. Fingers crossed I can get enough sleep in the next couple days to be back to 100% by Wednesday. It’s a tough time of year to stay well, especially when you’re only getting an average of 4 hours a night.

One of these days, I will completely forget what having a newborn is like and I’ll have to come up with something else to whine about. I can’t wait.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2016

This was The Bad Week. I’m going to do the most recent week’s post tomorrow so I bump it down the page quickly. I still don’t want to talk about it.

Sunday:

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Mini sessions day 2

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Photographer life means ALL the throw blankets

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I have the best clients. This had Boston cream in it.

Monday:

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He was so excited about the fake oranges he needed real oranges

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These are not outside shoes

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Hates everything

Tuesday:

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Nope, don’t want to talk about it

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They’re having fun, I promise

Wednesday:

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He’s OBSESSED

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I “found” Everest, if by “found” you mean spent a crazy amount to replace the lost one

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His hair makes me happy

Thursday:

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D0N’T JUDGE ME I CAN BUY CHRISTMAS STUFF

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More appropriate bus stop shoes

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Her response to “Can I take a picture?”

Friday:

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Kid Chess has very different rules than real chess

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Always so judgy

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A bin of baby clothes I haven’t seen in 6 years

Saturday:

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Another gorgeous day at the seaport

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Outdoor nursing in November

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Very focused on stacking

I need at least 3 more weeks of outdoors weather before I’m fully ready to commit to my winter hibernation. Or at a minimum, it needs to not be frigid until after we get the Christmas tree and the lights up. IT’S SOON. SOOOOOOOON.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

I’m going to write a real post. Soon. Maybe even 2 posts. I have thoughts and things to say about going from 3 children to 4, about how our routine is working, and about how my big kids are becoming more responsible. And Finn will be 2 months old in just a couple days so I’ll have that one up too. Blogging is hard.

Sunday:

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Perfect outdoor weather

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These are not my chickens but I really like chickens

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Two parties in one day = sugar overload

Monday:

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Cupcakes are a poor choice in a bounce house

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Camel wearing

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Finn’s face looks like this about 87% of the time

Tuesday:

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The only thing I did all day was clean this up

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Bus stop face

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A+ sibling interaction

Wednesday:

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Playgroup art is high quality art

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Playgroup is also exhausting

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Seat stealer

Thursday:

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Helping change the sheets

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My favorite tree

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After school shenanigans

Friday:

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The only place he’s sleeping right now

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IPAD OBSESSED

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The huge bear was an excellent purchase

Saturday:

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Rounded head ever

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Corn-mazing

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This was not as good as I had imagined

I had a photo shoot yesterday and needed someone to watch the kids, so I bribed my friend Steph into doing it by promising her a photo of her kids for their Christmas card. That meant she watched seven children under the age of seven. So when I’m feeling overwhelmed by my four, I just keep reminding myself at least there aren’t three more of them all the time.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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Once a month – or more often, if we can manage – we share a game night with one of E’s coworkers and his family. We taught them a card game called Hand and Foot, which I was forced to learn before I was allowed to marry into the Davis family and which we now force other people to learn as a requirement for friendship. I mean, we don’t make ALL our friends learn, but if you hang out in our general vicinity for more than 6 hours at some point E will volunteer to teach you because he probably has the card box waiting right over here just in case there is a card-playing emergency. He’s prepared! He made a special box to keep the cards in! Don’t worry if you have never played, there is a cheat sheet right in the box to help you!

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I’m teasing a little bit, but I absolutely love our game nights. With 5 (now 6!) children between us, babysitters are expensive and hard to come by so hanging out as a family is much easier. Plus Amanda is an amaaaazing cook and baker and always feeds us super well when she hosts.

Since I was 84.5 months pregnant at our last game night, my desire to spend two days in front of the oven making a gourmet dessert for game night was missing. My desire to eat lots of delicious food was still more than available though, so I was thrilled with this chance partner with Ellio’s Pizza for a fun family dinner option.

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The husbands – who are not from New England – were puzzled why Amanda and I were super excited about frozen pizza. Amanda, who is from here, said “This tastes just like my childhood!” And it’s totally true. Ellio’s Pizza is a Northeast tradition, founded on Long Island in 1963 and one of the things parents have been feeding their kids as a quick dinner or after-school snack for the last 5 decades. Available in six different flavors and made with 100% real cheese and zero artificial flavoring, it’s super fast, super delicious, and super kid- (and parent) approved.

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Along with a plate of veggies, it was a balanced meal everyone enjoyed and I didn’t waste any precious card-playing energy to make. That’s probably why Amanda and I TROUNCED the guys in the first round (we won’t talk about the second round). I’m stocking my freezer with more Ellio’s Pepperoni Pizza (our favorite) for the back-to-school craziness combined with the end-of-summer laziness and the having-a-fourth-baby insanity that is all about to hit us at once. Frozen pizza is exactly what those situations call for. Get in on the goodness yourself and check out the store locator at the top of the Ellio’s homepage to see where Ellio’s Pizza is sold near you.

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