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SNOW DAY 2016

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Today was our first snow of the winter, and possibly the only one we’re going to get. Our weather has been unseasonably warm (no complaints) and the kids have been dying for a chance to build snowmen and do other normal New Englandy winter stuff. A Friday snow day is the very best scenario. I’m tired of the school routine, I was planning to stay home with Linc all day anyway, we have a bunch of food, and my husband will probably be home early. Which is exactly what happened. Plus it wasn’t even that cold, so playing outside was fun instead of terrible.

p.s. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned Caroline’s snowsuit before. I got it at a consignment store last winter and it is the BEST. It’s from Hanna Andersson and is technically “baby” sized but still fits her this year. If you ever see one of these at a tag sale or thrift store, grab it up.

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And then the snow stopped and the sun came out!

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Monday, February 1st, 2016

It’s 60+ degrees today. I went on a lovely 4 mile hike by the ocean with a fr iend this morning without a coat – although the baby on my back counts as an extra layer. It was SO NICE to be outside and feeling like spring is on the way. Even if we get 5 feet of snow this month at least we’re not suffering through another endlessly cold, dark, snowy winter.

Sunday:

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Three little troublemakers

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The sun made it less cold

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Photo session heaven

Monday:

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READY TO GO

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Now I’m nursing a baby AND a stuffed dog all the time

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“My favorite part of my neighborhood is DD” That’s Dunkin Donuts. Mama’s so proud.

Tuesday:

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Poppy & Rye *heart eyes forever*

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Guilty face

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This is the freestyle portion of ballet

Wednesday:

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Skeptical of swim, as always

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Box = more entertaining than thousands of real toys

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Family Insanity Workout Time

Thursday:

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LASHES

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Bird stalking

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Fancy hairs

Friday:

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So cooperative and good at sharing, toddlers are

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The number of things he insists on sleeping with keeps growing

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Blowing stuff up while Caroline learns piano

Saturday:

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Basketball poses

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Babywearing in the Navy-themed Tula at the Navy-themed museum

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THE GIRL’S TEAM WON BOTH GAMES IT’S A HAND AND FOOT MIRACLE

I’m afraid I’ve lost the ability to speak English. No one in my family seems to understand me when I talk, so that seems like the most likely explanation. Either that or they’ve all suddenly gone deaf, which might ALSO explain why they are SO LOUD ALL THE TIME.

That’s probably what happened.

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Sunday, January 10th, 2016

We survived our first busy week back at real life! Almost all my pictures are of people sleeping.

Sunday:

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New picture frames!

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Building his – I mean EVAN’S – new Legos

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Playing with Christmas presents like a big kid

Monday:

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Trying to put clips in his hair, always

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Naps

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FORCED SIBLING LOVE IS THE BEST KIND

Tuesday:

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He would have slept with that wrapping paper if I let him

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It is slightly less dark when the kids get off the bus

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Swinging

Wednesday:

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Rainbow carwash

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Finding new uses for my newborn posing beanbag

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Thought process: Oh look how pretty that beam of light looks. End result: Unremarkable random photo of moldings.

Thursday:

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Sleeping baby

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Sad baby

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Happy baby

Friday:

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The cat hates being cold in the winter

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Doing important baby work

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MORE NAPS – we had friends over but he was so tired he ASKED for naps

Saturday:

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I am SO GLAD I am not in charge of the basketball clinic

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Showing off their new basketball skills

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Caroline can’t hang past 8 pm.

It is now the worst part of the year, where it’s always winter but never Christmas. We haven’t had any remarkable snow yet, which would at least give us an at-home-jammies day and I could take the kids sledding to wear them out. Luckily they CLEARLY seem to be getting enough activity to be tired anyway.

There are a couple of snowflakes on my weather app for next weekend though, so I’m hopeful.

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While We Were In Ohio: Richland Carrousel Park

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

We realized this year that because of the way our summers play out, we’ll probably always do warm weather vacations with my parents and the holidays with E’s parents. That means that when we’re in Ohio it is probably always going to be cold, raining and/or snowing, and dark. We’ve made it our goal to find as much kid-friendly indoor stuff as possible. Luckily, Ohio KNOWS it is cold and dreary in the winter so they’ve made an effort to provide us with lots of options.

We visited the Richland Carrousel Park* on Monday I think. After a brief mix up with what time exactly they opened (11 am, not 10 am) we had a really fun time. A book of 50 ride tickets costs $35, so not only did all the kids (mine plus two cousins) get to ride as many times as they wanted, the grown ups got to ride too. By the end Caroline wasn’t even saying “JUST ONE MORE PLEEEEASE ONE MORE??” There were a few other people there at 11 am during school vacation but not a lot, so the kids got their pick of fun animals. It’s a really nice wooden carousel, not the ugly plastic kind we get at the local fair, which made ME like it a lot more even if the kids didn’t care.

I took way too many pictures, as usual. Between the huge windows and the lights on the carousel and the Christmas decorations still up I couldn’t stop myself.

*Their website and signs say “carrousel”. My spellcheck tells me that is not a work, and perhaps I mean “carousel”. I did, in fact, mean carousel, so I wrote carousel everywhere else in the post but I can’t do anything about their official name. According to the internet, that’s the French spelling. I guess Richland, Ohio was feeling pretty international.

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Christmas 2015

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

We had a nice family Christmas at home, which is my favorite kind. Santa brought the kids a lot of great stuff plus E and I bought the kids a Disney Infinity so there was plenty to keep everyone busy all day (and hopefully for many many more days).

We walked to the 4:30 family service at our church. Caroline wore one of my Christmas dresses.

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 Before bed we put out cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer with a drawing Caroline made and put in an envelope she borrowed from church. Then we sprinkling the lawn with “reindeer food” that Caroline made at school (oats + glitter).

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We open one present each on Christmas Eve.

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And then we tried to get some photos in our matching jams.

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And then after the kids went to bed SANTA CAME!

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And then Christmas was chaos. With bacon and waffles.

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It was a very Star Wars Christmas.

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Caroline is SUPER excited about her first graphic novel.

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