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My Week(202) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

There is a lot of my face in this post, which is weird. I am not a selfie person, but when all you do is hold or nurse a baby there isn’t that much else to take pictures of.

Sunday:

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They will never get tired of swinging.

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Even the litter in Mystic is classier than regular litter.

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That bubble gun is identical to the one we bought the exact same weekend last year. It lasted exactly as long (10 minutes).

Monday:

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I feel so naked in this photo because I took the case off my iPhone.

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A+ for adorable sleeping

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OMG I ACTUALLY PICKED UP MY NEEDLES

Tuesday:

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School bus buddies

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GTFO Big Lots

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I’ll never get tired of how people react to this thing.

Wednesday:

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Uniform on top, her own wacky fashion on the bottom

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Mmmmmmmmm homework

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Multitasking: feeding a baby, breaking in a woven wrap, transferring pictures, Facebooking and cuddling a cat. WHILE TAKING A PICTURE.

 Thursday:

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Happy baby, happy octopus shirt, happy monkey diaper

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More school bus fashion

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Bathtime smiles

Friday:

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I’m at the ATT store and smiling. CAN YOU GUESS WHY?

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Sometimes your mom knits a newborn hat and then uses you unwillingly as a guinea pig

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Sooooo…I have this new hobby. Habit. Obsession? #tryallthewraps

Saturday:

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I swear that face is the reaction to the cow barn at The Big E, not the hat.

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Clam fritters and Del’s – Rhode Island wins at food

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Caroline does not look nearly terrified enough

I am already done with this week and it’s only Sunday night. I haven’t felt this tired since the night I didn’t get any sleep because I was giving birth. And even then my back didn’t hurt so much thanks to the epidural. I plan to be in bed by 8 as many times this week as I can.

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014

A whole real week back at school with no delays and no snow days…and we’re all incredibly exhausted. Vacation spoiled me. Although I did manage to find the energy for some incredibly low impact shuffling at the gym. I’m paying for it today by not being able to sit/stand/walk correctly. This pregnancy is kind of kicking my ass already.

Sunday:

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Christmas boots she wears basically every day

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Father-son hockey game date

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Not sad she got left and home for Mommy cuddles

Monday:

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Crazy ass weather

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Singing to herself while I sign her up for ballet

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Princess Tiana/Winter Elf

Tuesday:

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I knit these out of buffalo fur. They’re insanely warm.

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I’m pretending we left that pumpkin on the steps FOR the squirrels, and it’s not still there because I can’t deal with shoveling it up and throwing it in the garden.

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Can’t sleep alone

Wednesday:

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No one else signed up, so we get private swim lessons #WINNING

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Fugitive Icee drinkers at Starbucks

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Their new favorite bedtime book

Thursday:

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He wanted me to take a picture of him standing on the “snow mountain” i.e. tiny lump of snow that didn’t melt in the rain

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I took my very attractive children to see Frozen, again.

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Sleeping with Elsa

Friday:

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Let it go, let it go!

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They dressed themselves, arranged this display and then requested I take a lot of pictures

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Also how I feel.

Saturday:

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Why did the one-legged wild turkey cross the road?

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The appropriate way to watch My Little Pony

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I was supposed to have these done last week but there are SO MANY good ones it’s taking me forever. Such gorgeous children.

I have two photo sessions to work on on Monday and one to shoot on Thursday. It’s definitely not as crazy as it was in the fall but I’m pretty thrilled to have clients even in the winter. I also realized I hardly ever take personal pictures anymore, so using my camera on my OWN kids is a goal for 2014.  And also to blog more, which I say every week but I’m failing. The difference between pregnant at 26 and pregnant at 31 is about 3 naps a day.

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Sometimes I Pretend I Have Other Hobbies

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Hey, remember how I used to knit stuff? Knitting is such a nice relaxing hobby unless you’re other hobby is blogging, because it’s impossible to blog and knit at the same time. Until science perfects the double arm transplant and I have two sets of hands, I’ve been letting my knitting needles gather dust so I could focus on the internet.

But right now I’m just not a very good blogger. I’ve been having a great time doing the Worst Preschool Shows on Television brackets and of course my adorable children make for good picture posts, but I haven’t been in much of a sharing mood. I’m just not feeling like my life is exciting or beautiful enough right now to warrant much sharing.

Part of that is because a lot of my energy has been going into my wife/mom/housekeeper jobs, all of which are demanding a lot more attention than usual. And for possibly the first time ever, I’m going to err on the side of under-sharing and NOT write down every single marriage-related complaint that’s been on my mind. Most of it is the exact same stuff every wife and mother complains about (under-valued, never get a break, blahdy blah blah blah) and at least 75% of that is work-based on E’s part, so it’s not even WORTH complaining about. The Navy doesn’t care if I have a sinus infection. Hell, my children REALLY don’t care if I have a sinus infection. It seems more like they’ve accepted a challenge to see who can make my ear drums burst first.

Also, approximately EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD is pregnant right now and I am…not. I was hoping to I’d be announcing another (maybe) ginger baby any day now, but my uterus remains uninvaded. It’s not a tragedy. It’s not even a demi-crisis yet – trying for a few months unsuccessfully isn’t even close to secondary (tertiary?) infertility and I have no reason to complain. But it’s something that’s on my mind a lot and not something I want to write about extensively since I don’t want anyone think I am whining  so I’ve been keeping those thoughts offline.

Instead of blogging I’ve been knitting again. I finally finished a scarf I’ve had on my needles for a year. I’m 75% done with a super cute short sleeved sweater for Caroline. I have big plans to knit for some of those bazillionteen pregnant people’s babies. I also took a big leap and rented a very pricey lens for my camera this weekend, so I’ll be spending every single daylight hour getting the most of it. Not to mention Evan’s birthday is only 3 weeks away and I need to make a hundred feet of pennant banners and plan a menu.

It’s nice to work on something that isn’t my computer for a change. Being busy is an excellent use of time I was spending feeling sorry for myself.

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Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Well, we DEFINITELY made it out of the house this week! And I don’t even have pictures from our time at the Children’s Museum since I left my phone in the car so I could play with the kids instead of take pictures of the kids. Where’s my medal?

Sunday:

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Secret iPad Fort (AND BELLY)

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“Look, I’m Daddy!”

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Holy crap, I’m knitting. I even finished it!

Monday:

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That’s her breakfast. At least she’s good at sharing?

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The very little ginger reads the very busy spider

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Mommy, I sleep here!

Tuesday:

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Tiny fashionista

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She takes her puzzles very seriously

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I totally checked this book out

Wednesday:

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I’M EATING SNOW SNOW IS MY FAVORITE

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It’s much more edible when you add sugar, milk & vanilla

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Storytime

Thursday:

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I just wanted everyone to see this super cool photo.

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She picked these out herself.

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Twinsies

Friday:

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Tinkerbell serves Cheerios for breakfast

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“Helping” me with my shoes

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Please admire the toddler and ignore the mess under the entertainment center.

Saturday:

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So many poor choices

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I put my baby to work in the kitchen, just like they did in the 1830’s.

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Look, an authentic historic mason jar with a straw, just like they used in Revolutionary War times.

We went to Old Sturbridge Village today, which was fun! Sort of fun. It actually could have been funner. I have tons of memories of visiting when I was younger (4th or 5th grade maybe?) but it turns out it isn’t quiet as interesting for a 2 and 3 year old, although that’s mostly because everything is covered in snow and/or closed. That’s not stopping me from taking the kids back NEXT weekend, but that will probably be it until summer. At least we still have the aquarium all to ourselves for a few more months.

Did you take iPhone photos of your week? Link up with one or several below! Please consider joining, even if you haven’t done it before – it’s really fun!



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Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Thanksgiving! Christmas stuff! Both of my kids have given up napping! SEND HELP.

Sunday:

Operation Find The Dining Room Table commences

Armed and dangerous

I asked her to play me a song. She plotted my death.

Monday:

I think we’ve reached aquarium saturation for this month.

Beluga watching

Caroline watching Caroline

Tuesday:

I did all my shopping in 25 minutes (it’s SO much easier when you’re kid-free)

Oh no, he’s being sucked out into space! What a horrible death!!!

Tandem Disney watching

Wednesday:

WAY too much energy for 6:30 am

Finally finishing one of the 13 things I’m in the middle of knitting

Let the baking begin!

Thursday:

She’s practicing for her own parade debut

So thankful

Cider + rum = YUM

Friday:

Off to get our tree!

Admire the tree, ignore the weirdos blowing into a plastic ornament

The opposite of Black Friday morning shopping – 6 pm at an almost empty Target

Saturday:

They came downstairs and yelled “IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!” Actual Christmas is going to blow their minds.

Local parades are weird.

God bless washable paint

 This week is going to be both super long and super short. I’m taking holiday photos for a couple of friends (I absolutely love doing it) and we’re hoping to squeeze in our Christmas trip to Sesame Place but most of my time and energy is going in to Caroline’s birthday party prep. I love party prep. This one is going to be extra awesome, if I do say so myself. Fairies and sparkles and animals oh my.

Did you take iPhone photos of your week? Link up with one or several below! Please consider joining, even if you haven’t done it before – it’s really fun!

 


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