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My Week(207) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

I wore a lot of babies this week. I have to justify owning all these wraps somehow. Although I never thought I’d take/post so many selfies. What can I say, the wraps make me feel pretty.

Sunday:

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The kids wanted Linc to play with them

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Obviously I wore the nautical wrap to the seaport

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Caroline pretending to be daddy in the submarine exibit

Monday:

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Day off school = pjs and iPad

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Wraps also make excellent blankets

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Baby neck torture device is still a favorite

Tuesday:

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When you buy a used wrap and your baby immediately falls asleep they say it came with “sleepy dust”.

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Really excited about bananas

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Basking in the glow of the TV while I catch up on Scandal

Wednesday:

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Warm enough to wait for the bus outside!

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When you live in an old house, sometimes walk tours stop to point at it.

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Gorgeous night at Bluff Point for a session

Thursday:

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He was happy it was raining so he could wear his cool fireman raincoat

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She was happy it was raining so she could play with the umbrella

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Swim on Thursday nights is EXHAUSTING

Friday:

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THESE ARE NOT ALL MINE. Not even half mine. We had a meet up.

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My mirror is filthy but there’s baby on my back!

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This keeps happening. I think she might need day off.

Saturday:

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Apple picking

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Goodest good baby slept the whole time

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This is almost not even like real life, right? Look at that huge empty field.

We had a busy week, and another busy week coming up, followed by nothing but busy weeks until Christmas. I don’t understand how it’s almost the end of October already, or how my baby will be three months this week or how it is almost 11 pm and I am still finishing this post and not sleeping. Time is such a jerk.

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Kiawah 2014

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Oh, the beach house. Why can’t real life be like the beach house?

If you haven’t been reading for years, the beach house belongs to the uncle of one of my friends. He allows us to borrow it once a year for a long weekend. It has 6 bedrooms, each with their own private bath, a huge kitchen, 3 wine fridges, a fully stocked (with alcohol) butler’s pantry, every TV channel ever, a deck and private pool, and beach access to an always deserted private beach. Everything about the beach house is nicer than my own house, including the dishes and beds and beach toys. There is a planter full of herbs that grows on the deck, so if you need fresh basil for dinner it’s right there. The towels and sheets are color coded to the bedrooms, so the cleaning service can put them all back in the right place when we leave. I imagine the beach house is what life is like for celebrities every day.

This year we went from three kids at the beach house to SIX kids at the beach house, ranging in age from 2 months (Linc!) to five years (Evan!). The number of adults actually fell. The weather wasn’t very good and I only made it down to the actual beach once and I drove alone for two days each way to get there AND my car broke down 10 miles from Kiawah…but it was still an amazing vacation.

The beach house is lucky. It turned out my car just had a dead battery, the baby slept through the night, and my often-missing husband even made it to the house for a very brief visit. It was so great to see my friends and talk about life and jobs and changes and babies. We’re already planning for next year’s trip (and saving up for a nanny, since we’ll have 6 actual kids, rather than 3 and 3 babies). I can’t wait.

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Having kids at the same time as your friends works out well.

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The pool was pretty cold. They did not care.

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We try to buy a gift for the owners every year. This year we bought a huge crab pot, so next year I can fit all the lowcountry boil in it.

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So much foooood.

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There’s an old fashioned pharmacy/soda fountain in the shopping center on Kiawah

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The beach was a little bleak without the sun, but it wasn’t too cold for the kids.

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He really wants to learn how to surf

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He was really good at boogie boarding though!

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Linc likes the beach for about 5 minutes.

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The “O” has a sad face in it, because Princess Sadface had a meltdown about…something. We still aren’t sure what.


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Then she cheered up.

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Couch naps, not just for babies!

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Caramel apple pie. Recipe coming soon.

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Caroline LOVED that there were lots of people who let her help in the kitchen.

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Eating cake in her jammies. It was both early for cake and late for jammies. Vacation!!

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He’s not actually that grumpy, he just makes that face.

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Helping with important work. Or maybe playing games.

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Reading to Baby Jesus.

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The appropriate way to eat chocolate ice cream.

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Linc is almost exactly the same size as his 4 month and 6 month old baby friends. FAT BABY, OLD MAN FACE.

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Last morning at the pool

 

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Goodbye beach house! See you next year!

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My Week(206) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Yesterday was gross and horrible. Today is gorgeous and perfect. Welcome to New England in the fall. Or anytime, really. We don’t do in betweens.

Sunday:

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On a treasure hunt

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I am really glad that is not my job.

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Pirates love Friendly’s

Monday:

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Wrap = nap, almost every time

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Front porch swinging

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Even Linc can’t handle how adorable he looks

Tuesday:

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Consignment score: $10 total. That dress in the middle is from Harrod’s, the original price was more than $100.

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They really love the post office

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She fell asleep waiting for her turn to pick the movie

Wednesday:

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Halloween is going to be epic

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Bring your gingers to work night. Too bad they don’t get along with my clients.

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Windy sunset

Thursday:

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There’s a kid on Evan’s bus who likes to draw things for him. Since when are kids still making Stussy S’s????

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Just keep swimming

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A Bacon Turkey Bravo is my reward for an hour at the crowded, hot, LOUD pool.

Friday:

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I like wraps because the pattern and the cute baby detract attention from my 4th day hair and no makeup face.

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Sunset didn’t quite cooperate for my photoshoot, but the clouds are pretty

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What big eyes you have at 11 pm.

Saturday:

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The American cheese of VICTORY!

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We went to the grocery store just to get a wrap nap

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Linc is not fooled by sneak attack kisses

I keep thinking it is only October 2nd or 3rd, maybe 5th at the most. This month is going surprisingly fast and I’m not very happy about it – November is the start of Winter Misery in Connecticut and Winter Misery with three kids is going to be extra miserable. But for now we are going to do all the fall things: Chowder Days and the pumpkin patch and hayrides and apple picking and dragging the kids around town to find the best places for fall leaf pictures.

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My Week(204) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

I’m at the beach and never coming back.

Sunday:

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His face looks like this 90% of the time

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This photo was taken at 3 pm. Those are pajamas.

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Siblings

Monday:

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Babywearing pedicure

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Oceany toes in preparation for the beach

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After school face

Tuesday:

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Purple is a good color on him

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Not happy about those shots

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The icee machine was broken so someone stole my vanilla bean frap #spoiled

Wednesday:

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Pumpkin muffins taste better at MorMor’s house

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Watching Friends on my parent’s couch because I am actually 16.

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Foxy baby jams from Target

Thursday:

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Even soaking wet play areas are more fun than riding in the car for 8 hours

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My car died on the way to vacation, but Frozen + headphones helped (Car is fine now, dead battery)

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At the beach, you drink champagne with your snacks

Friday:

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It’s only like 73 degrees this weekend

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Spoiled children don’t even appreciate how huge this house is

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All those things are mine.

Saturday:

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Everything about Kiawah is nicer than regular places. This was just set up at the shopping center for pictures (I guess?)

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When I was pregnant with Caroline, we called her Sandy

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There are so many awesome things in this picture.

Like I said, I’m at the beach. I’m never leaving. Although I did ignore my children and put down my mixed drink long enough to finish my nursery post, so if you want to see Linc’s nursery you can come back tomorrow. I won’t ever see it in person again though, because I’M NOT LEAVING THE BEACH.

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My Week(203) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

This week was seriously insane. I tried to jump back in to work all at once and ended up really, really tired. Plus I think I pinched a nerve in my back. Also I have a weird lump under my armpit that is definitely not a plugged duct. I don’t think. Basically, I’m falling apart. But I got a new iPhone, so this week gets an A+ anyway.

Sunday:

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The gingers found these and ate them ALL. They are lucky to still live here.

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Third baby gets set on the ground a lot

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#nofilter for real, the whole parking lot was full of people taking photos of this sky

Monday:

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This is who helped Caroline wait for the bus today

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Another amazing evening for a photo shoot

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I am super lucky to have clients who actually LIKE my kids. Or at lest pretend really really well.

Tuesday:

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Baby burrito

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I love her little uniform so much

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Only Tuesday and we’re already falling asleep on the couch

Wednesday:

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Picture Day!

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Same park, different gorgeous day

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Emergency evening shopping trip for diapers and bread (and chocolate)

Thursday:

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I feel exactly the same way when my alarm goes off

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I had big plans to iron all those wraps, but I never did.

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I plan to never be awake to see that time again.

Friday:

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My first picture with my new phone!!!! I was too excited to care that it wasn’t a very good picture.

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It’s so clear! You can see the mess so much better!

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Literally two people who read this will know what I mean, but doesn’t this dress pattern look just like my Tekhni Ceres but in black instead of green?

Saturday:

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Best view in the world

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In looooove with that crib, especially because I put it together all myself.

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This was amazing.

This weekend was rough. On Saturday I actually made the kids go back to bed and start the day over. They both napped for 2 hours and then we went to a festival, where everyone was well behaved and we had a nice time. Sunday was rough all over again. I like school days. Thank God the week is full of them.

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