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My Week(193) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Since I currently can’t see my own feet, I took a lot of pictures of other people’s feet. And food.

Still pregnant.

Sunday:

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Toys on the porch are more fun than toys in the house

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Cuddles. Very grainy cuddles.

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NOBODY MOVE, THEY’RE QUIET AND HAPPY.

Monday:

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Swim lessons are the best day of the week

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The royal family

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Hey look, there are my feet!

Tuesday:

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Outside is much more interesting than another non-stress test.

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Dog feets

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FACE SAYS HELLO

Wednesday:

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Om nom nom nom watermelon

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Om nom nom nom frozen yogurt

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Eggplant parm made by a princess

Thursday:

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TRAPPED IN A GLASS BOX OF EMOTION

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You’re so vain, you’ll sit on the floor of the grocery store to look at yourself in a mirror

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Mormor is an excellent bedtime reader

Friday:

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SAND. SAND EVERYWHERE.

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Fish

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Mermaid

Saturday:

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Oh no, where did Caroline go?

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Frozen watermelon = even better than regular watermelon

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Daddy feet! We haven’t seen those in a while.

Next doctor’s appointment is Tuesday. I’m going to sit on the table pantsless and refuse to leave until they get this baby out – or at least until they have a REAL PLAN to get it out in the very near future.

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Sunday, June 29th, 2014

I was going to say we did “nothing” this week, but apparently I am incorrect. We did nothing besides go to the beach and the aquarium and the grocery store and got ready for/attended Caroline’s dance recital. That was more than enough.

Sunday:

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Be quite! I am working on my puter!

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Traitor cat prefers my husband and doesn’t care if that hurts my feelings.

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Footie jams in summer: sighting #1

Monday:

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Outside swim lessons are exciting

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Our collection of Wendy’s kid meal clicky things is now very impressive

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Adorable sleeping hands

Tuesday:

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Beluga watching

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Obsessed with Friendly’s, like all good New England children

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Aunt Amy sent Caroline some costume jewelry. Caroline likes ALL of it.

Wednesday:

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He told me he was sailing to New York City

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There is so. much. sand. in my car.

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Dance recital finale practice is more fun for her than me

Thursday:

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Grocery shopping is cause for fancy dress

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Two of a kind

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Dress rehearsal (The routine was to Deep In The Heart of Texas, which starts “The stars at night, are big and bright…”)

Friday:

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8:30 am, lazy baby. (Footie jams #2)

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You’d think she’s never seen grapes before.

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Falling asleep on the couch is one of the best parts of summer (Footie jams #3)

Saturday:

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Baby prep day! Now we can spy on the children without missing The World Cup…

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We have one extra place to set the baby down (beside the borrowed rock’n’play and the free basket)…

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And I have drunk so much red raspberry tea I might actually turn pink. COME ON BEBEH!

This was one of those weeks where I really love living in Connecticut. The weather was gorgeous, we enjoyed the aquarium and the beach, and I was struck by how small/friendly/nice our community is. We ran into people we knew everywhere, which is a pleasant thing to happen when I’m always thinking “What would happen right now if my water broke?” Not that I would just abandon my children at the park with a friend, but the fact that there are friends AROUND would make going into labor at Target less mortifying.

Two more weeks (and 3 days BUT WHO’S COUNTING) until my due date and if my What To Expect app asks me one more time “Have you had the baby yet?” I’m going to set it on fire.

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Schooooooools out for summer! Good thing schools not out forever, or I would already be going insane. For now I’m planning to enjoy as much sleeping as possible.

Sunday:

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E is baffled why ANYONE would lie in the horrible, horrible sand, let alone someone who shares his DNA

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The weirdo that made him a father, celebrating Father’s Day at Chili’s.

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Wizards in training

Monday:

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Bed head

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She insisted Baby Jesus needed to come to the post office with us

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The princess demanded a strawberry coolata. Princesses run on Dunkin.

Tuesday:

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Snacks in her chair are her new favorite.

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Next year they will BOTH be getting on buses to go to school.

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Monsters at the grocery store. MONSTERS.

Wednesday:

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Both kids wanted to give the afternoon driver a present. They’re going to miss her.

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Water slide party at Stay & Play!

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Creepy baby watches you in the bath.

Thursday:

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Morning puppet shows

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Afternoon weridos in boxes

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Evening photo assistants

Friday:

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Stroller Strides in our AWESOME Cocoon X2. They love it.

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Free Fanta Orange samples at BJ’s. You can see the crazy sugar high in her eyes.

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MOAR MAGIC SPARKLERS

Saturday:

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I went to a (sad) estate sale where everything left in the house was for sale. I wish there was a way to go back in after the new owners fix it up, it’s going to be GORGEOUS.

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I bought a stool at the estate sale. They are insisting it is a table.

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Chugging her lemonade while refusing her dinner.

Tomorrow we start summer (outside!) swim lessons with the kids in two separate classes. Evan will be with bigger kids who I hope will challenge him. He’s the kind of kid who sees someone doing something cool and immediately wants to know how soon he can do it too.

Tomorrow I also start putting the nursery together FOR REAL because I cannot have a baby when I have NOWHERE to put it. And I would really like to have a baby ASAP. ¬†An outside baby would mean no more heartburn, which at this point is so bad I spend half the night staring at my bottle of Tums thinking “Oh, those kidney stones aren’t SO bad”. Plus after the actual getting-out part my pelvis wouldn’t hurt so much. You KNOW this is why nature makes the end of pregnancy so miserable – because it has to be BAD before you start hoping to push a watermelon out of your lady parts. I am ready for the watermelon.

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Wordless Wednesday: Rocky Neck Beach, The First Of Many Edition

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

I decided a little while ago my goal for 2015 is to apply for Pro status over at ClickinMoms. That gives me all of 2014 to improve and build a portfolio of work I love and am proud of – and because I just said it here, now I have to follow through. I’m also currently taking a class with the very talented Sallykate Photography so my camera is coming with me EVERYWHERE for the next few weeks. I’m hopeful I’ll have a newborn to practice on soon (PLEASE GOD LET ME HAVE A NEWBORN SOON) so I hope you like baby pictures.

These are all from two Sundays ago at Rocky Neck State Park, taken with my Nikon D600 and 50mm 1.4 Sigma lens. Editing in Lightroom only.

The beach was actually SUPER crowded and the water is brown because it was full of seaweed. It was also freezing. Neither kid cared. Also, Caroline loves sand. LOVES it. Rubbed her face in it. Weirdo.

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Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Fun! Kidney stones! More fun! This week went by super fast, despite the break in the middle for allllllll the painkillers. It was the last full week of school too – Evan only has a few more days and then we’re all going to go work on our tans erry day.

Sunday:

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Morning at the beach…

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…afternoon in the sprinklers…

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…evening at the playground. There was also lots of ice cream.

Monday:

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Apparently this year we love the birds

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She also loves the dumb 5 minute 4D version of Rio

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Battles not worth fighting: Christmas jams in JUNE

Tuesday:

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Guilty face

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Lots of laying down because I wasn’t feeling great

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Cuddles from this weirdo helped with the pain

Wednesday:

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We have the same eyelashes

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Our kid dentist is super fun

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ALL THE DRUGS ARE BELONG TO ME

Thursday:

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When your chart says “Clear liquids” this is the only edible thing they give you for breakfast.

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There may have been a sliiiiight lack of supervision while I was in the hospital.

Friday:

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Kindergarten orientation at his new big-kid school

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She made a nest and passed out

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Everyone wants to sit on Daddy

Saturday:

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Who let this kid get so TALL? (Also pretend he’s not wearing the same clothes as yesterday. It’s another fight I’m not having.)

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MORE couch naps. I have no idea what wore her out.

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Evening walk to play with sparklers

We had a very nice Father’s Day (my husband just finished a rather large pitcher of mango margaritas) and I’m feeling much better. I have a couple of photo sessions this week that should be fun and easy and I have my fingers crossed I’ll get through the rest of this pregnancy problem-free. Technically I don’t HAVE to leave the house again until, like, September, so if I “waste” a few days lying on the couch while the kids watch Harry Potter movies we will all survive. Although like I said, the current plan is to beach it up as much as possible.

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