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Best Weekend Of The Year 2016

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The best weekend of the year, when New England finally remembers what makes it the best – fall weather! food! small town fairs! – and gets its act together for the next 2 months.

Past years: 2015 part 1 /part 2  2014 2013 2012

Friday: Greek Food Festival

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Evan hatched some Pokemon eggs on our way home.

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I can’t pronounce the Greek name of those cookies, but I imagine they translate to “OMG SO MUCH POWDERED SUGAR”.

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DO YOU SEE IT? FALL IS COMING.

Saturday: Ledyard Fair & Taste of Italy

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Her best life, for sure.

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Giant meatballs!

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Seafood ravioli in lobster cream sauce!

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Garlic knots!

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Sunday: Mystic Eats

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Abbott’s lobster roll

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Del’s frozen lemonade

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Mystic Pizza

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Carolina pulled pork slider with sweet pickles

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Clam fritters with garlic aoili

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Mystic Drawbridge ice cream

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I’m pretty sure when your face looks like that after the weekend, it’s been a good time. Poor Finn was either attached to my body or sleeping the the stroller the whole time and is in none of this year’s photos. Just think, next year he’ll be able to eat most of this stuff and enjoy himself much as we do!

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My Week(306) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Now that I spend 80% of my day sitting on the couch nursing a baby, the bad news my week in iPhone photos is going to be a little repetitive. The good news is it’s almost all pictures of a tiny squishy baby, so it’s not the worst thing in the world.

Sunday:

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First time being worn!! In our very most special wrap.

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Super windy lake, but at least we made it ONE more time

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First baby of mine to ever take a pacifier

Monday:

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THAT’S RIGHT

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Poor yellow baby (now he’s a blue baby)

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When you turn on the jets in the bath you get a LOT of bubbles

Tuesday:

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Ready for school!

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How he feels about the hospital

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Baby’s Second Hanna Jams (lobsters were first)

Wednesday:

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Friends don’t let friends have a baby without bringing them their favorite wine

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Pretending he’s still a baby too

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Working on his thigh rolls

Thursday:

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My life is now this…

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…and this…

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And three times a week this (chasing a toddler during soccer).

Friday:

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Helping me make the bed

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He looks so pleased with his noodle and his juice

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FAAAAACE

Saturday:

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Living their best lives

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Bzzzzzzzz

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Presents from Gymboree as part of a campaign! I’ll have the post up tomorrow!

I’m all caught up! Now I just have to edit a bazillion photos of our weekend so I can get THOSE up before the end of the week and then I might just spend the rest of the week napping instead of blogging. I’m sure you understand.

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Best Weekend Of The Year 2015 (Part 1)

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The Greek church in town went and moved their food festival to NEXT weekend, so my Best Weekend Of The Year is now divided into two weekends. But the good news it there is even more stuff next weekend (a vintage market, the Garlic Festival and THE BIG E) so I get two Best Weekends instead of one. I LOVE FALL IN NEW ENGLAND.

We started Saturday at the Ledyard Fair. They do free rides from 9-10 and since the kids love rides and I hate paying $75 to go on them, we skipped our first day of soccer in favor of the fair.

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For dinner we walked downtown for Taste of Italy. I love that we can walk. I love the free bounce house. And I looooved my lobster mac and cheese.

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While we were waiting for Evan to be done bouncing, we heard Sweet Caroline come on the sound system. This was her reaction:

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Then on Sunday we headed out for lunch at Mystic Eats. It used to be called Taste of Mystic but now it’s…not? It was very dramatic and lots of small-town paper editorials were written. But it’s exactly the same as all the other years. Tons of delicious choices, with Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream for dessert.

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Shrimp and corn fritters

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All my photos are of the back of Linc’s head. Too bad he’s such a shy kid.

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It’s a parrot. Obviously.

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Now I will spend the rest of this week doing all the walking and eating all the vegetables so that next weekend I can eat even more stuff. Did I mention I love the fall? in New England??

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My Week(254) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

I feel like our week was a lot busier than these photos make it look, but I can’t remember why.

Sunday:

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I promise they actually enjoy the zoo

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Evan said he made a rabbit art sculpture and requested I take a photo

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Linc’s going to miss the lake

Monday:

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GOOD BYE LAKE 2015

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NO I WON’T GO YOU CAN’T MAKE ME

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I de-laked the back of the minivan

Tuesday:

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Free range parenting

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Important cutting homework

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Not a great sign on the way TO ballet

Wednesday:

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Kettlecorn is everyone’s favorite

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MY DADDYYYYYYY

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I didn’t even have to fake the skies in my photos from this session

Thursday:

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Boooooo bus stop in the rain

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Off to explore the aquarium on his own.

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AVERT YOUR EYES, I’M BREASTFEEDING IN THIS PHOTO

Friday:

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One baby got to watch Elmo during her breathing treatment, so ALL the babies needed to watch.

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My baby is the cutest.

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But not the most cooperative with photos.

Saturday:

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Caroline really likes carousels

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I took the same picture last year but he was tiny and asleep in a wrap

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Evan is obsessed with winning a giant stuffed animal

This week is Week 2 Of All The Fall Activities Starting which means we add Judo for Evan. I’m really hoping it helps with his ability to focus on something OTHER than an iPad and maybe control his body a little bit more when it comes to school. So now we’re up to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday activities. Next week we add swim.

My hope is eventually we’ll all be so tired we sleep 12 hours a night every night. I am totally up for a 6 pm bedtime.

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Sunday, September 7th, 2014

This week features an abnormal number of photos of Caroline sitting at tables. It was really really really hot for most of the week, so sitting was about all we managed.

Sunday:

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Didn’t even get out of her jammies before she needed a nap.

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Dudes chilling on the couch

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Waiting by the door. For cheeseburgers, obv.

Monday:

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Nice view. Terrible, rocky beach.

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Sleeping through me things.

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Really excited about fried clam strips

Tuesday:

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She apparently turned 15 overnight.

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Mommy, are you SURE I can drink this beer?

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Homework. AND SO IT STARTS.

Wednesday:

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Stroller Strides! He slept through it. Obviously.

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Lipgloss obsessed

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Tubby baby

Thursday:

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Caroline gets on the bus an hour later than Evan, but insists on waiting with him.

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Skeptical of the babycage aka shopping cart

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Her face after like TWO sips of soda

Friday:

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Chatting with a babyfriend

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Napping on the porch

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NOT NAPPING at bedtime

Saturday:

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FAIR-ly Fun

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I have not yet mastered the “look at the camera” part of a selfie

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Waiting for her meatballs at the Italian Food Festival

The humidity has been INSANE this week, like swimming through the air instead of walking, and without A/C our house has been miserable. I’m so ready for actual, real fall to start, despite the fact that I own ONE pair of pants that fit. No one will notice I’m wearing the same jeans everyday when I’m also wearing a super cute baby in a super cute wrap. (Warning: I’m currently obsessed with woven wraps, I’ll probably bore you talking about them.)

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