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My Week(342) in iPhone Photos

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

We have a lot of stuff going on over the next few weeks, which is good, because counting down to our Disney trip is making time pass SO SLOWLY. I’m terrible at secrets and I’m pretty sure I’m going to accidentally tell the kids sooner than I meant to. I’m still trying to plan how and when exactly we’ll surprise them, but because we had some unexpected reactions to rides at the amusement park on Sunday (Evan hated all the roller coasters and had to be coaxed onto even small rides) I think a few days of watching Disney vacation videos and YouTube ride-throughs will be a good idea.

Sunday:

Happy Mother’s Day to me!

Family Target trip

I’m so well loved

Monday:

Re-entry into real life is hard

Real life is hard for toddlers too

A good summer sunset

Tuesday:

Front porch life

Brother friends at the library

Evening walk

Wednesday:

Can’t keep a kid out of a fountain

Downtown New London is pretty

No biggie, my sister’s wedding is just in a magazine

  Thursday:

Monster attack

Robot vacuum tried to eat the baby

Cosmic Kids Yoga is their new favorite way to end the day

Friday:

Aquarium date with some penguins

Friday night we had the aquarium all to ourselves

Eating french fries in a beer garden

Saturday:

We’re working on moving him to the crib with mixed results

Linc and I invented carrot cheesecake bars and they were delicious

We always play guys vs girls and for the FIRST TIME EVER the girls won both times

Linc has been napping for THREE HOURS and I’m almost caught up on Call the Midwife so even though I slept sitting up in a chair all night today is pretty good. Plus I have a whole fridge full of meal delivery dinners so I don’t have to stress about what I’m making tonight. Now if only the baby will let me eat something without holding him I’ll be a happy person.

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My Week(333) in iPhone Photos

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Not that 333 actually represents anything especially meaningful, but it does seem like a ridiculously high number of weeks to have been doing this. When I started I only had ONE KID.

Sunday:

LAND SHARK

Just a few more sink baths before he’s big enough for the real tub

Adjusting my camera, my Sigma Art is still on point

Monday:

And THIS is the grocery store I just finished terrorizing!

Make-up storage

I am officially just an armrest

Tuesday:

Snow Day waffle assistants

Doing some journaling

My husband thinks he’s funny or something

Wednesday:

Not quite spring yet

Library visit

She would have just stayed until they threw her out

Thursday:

Adorable

Linc pretending he’s a big kid

Ignoring the mess because sometimes you just have to

Friday:

Find the hidden toddler

Babies love babies

Linc took 800 photos just like this one

Saturday:

My spring banner is missing it’s flowers. Because children.

Sittin’ baby sits now

Cards and taco dip

Since today is only Friday, I’m now caught up on my weeks. I’ve started putting together stuff about our Disney trip already (the one we aren’t even going on for several more months) because I don’t want to forget all the sites I’ve found super helpful while we’re planning. But reading other people’s vacation recaps is my new favorite thing, so if you have any – or follow someone who has been to Disney and written about it – drop me a link. I could seriously read about standing in line to meet Anna and Elsa all day.

 

 

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

This week was spring break. We didn’t go anywhere in the stay-over-night-on-vacation sense, but we did go do a lot of things. Especially Caroline and I – we are cut from the same cloth that refuses to just sit on the couch on a sunny day. We need to go “do fun things”.

Sunday:

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Can’t stop won’t stop visiting the goats (except probably now, since all the baby goats are getting big)

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Treat yo’ self

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Evening walk

Monday:

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Not a real cow

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So excited about the zoo he fell asleep

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Art in motion

Tuesday:

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Band-aids are really exciting

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This is not a good wrap job but the wrap is so pretty I don’t care

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If you give a baby a flashlight, he will think that is the best thing ever

Wednesday:

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During the treasure hunt, a pirate asked them to sing a pirate song, so they both sang “Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!”

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That hat though

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Seriously. The hat.

Thursday:

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I thought a nice long walk would be fun. They disagreed.

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Caroline arranged her own storytime at the library, despite the fact that a) she can’t read and b) she doesn’t know that girl

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Don’t let the cute messy face distract you from the path of destruction behind him

Friday:

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Maybe I should try to teach her to read

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Hide out

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That’s his concentrating face

Saturday:

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She is very disappointed that no REAL birds will get to enjoy the houses she decorated for them

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Wearing his new hat while we enjoy dinner on a deck

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These kids, you guys

I am BEAT and I feel about a million years old. I wish I could sleep for 24 hours straight. I feel like I’m right on the edge of getting sick and I do not have TIME to be sick. The kids are supposed to start soccer this week but somehow soccer (which is supposed to be Monday/Wednesday) is now on Thursday during the same time as swim. Obviously they can’t be swimming WHILE playing soccer so I’m going to have to get swim moved (there are other swim classes, there’s just one soccer team). But this swim session is really full and it’s going to be SUCH a pain to work out. I’m dreading making that phone call but both soccer and swim cost too much money to just skip. Stupid sports.

The weather is finally warm enough that I’m confident it’s time to switch out everyone’s wardrobes, but that means it’s time to sort out the donate/consign/pass on piles. Just ONE kid’s clothes could keep me busy for a week – and I have 3 kids with way too much stuff. I suspect absolutely nothing from last year will fit anyone (especially Linc, since he didn’t exist this time last year) so I will be forced to buy EVEN MORE stuff. Stupid stuff.

Thank God spring break is over. I’ve become just a whiny as my children.

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Sunday, November 10th, 2013

I have a pain in my right side that I don’t THINK is an internal organ exploding, but if it could be. What I’m saying is, if you don’t see me on Facebook or Instagram at all tomorrow, maybe text me?

Sunday:

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Devil’s Hopyard – either it was named after the time the devil was seen jumping around in the pools at the bottom of the falls or after a landowner named Dobble who had a farm near there.

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It’s very warm.

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A two photo shoot kind of day

Monday:

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He takes his Christmas gift list circling very seriously.

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CUDDLE TIME

Tuesday:

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MOMMY THERE’S A MAN IN THE TANK WITH THE FISHES

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Aquarium date with some of our favorite people

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Bacon, caramelized onions, tomato, blue cheese on sour dough. JEALOUS?

Wednesday:

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I can’t remember WHY I put the kitchen stools in our bedroom but the gingers enjoy them.

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Special Helper Day

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I like pretending that is my house.

Thursday:

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GOODNIGHT CAROLINE

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We have a train table he never plays with at home. But the one at the library is THE BEST.

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The cat found her spot on the new couch

Friday:

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I think she has her princesses mixed up.

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Showing off his art at my parent-teacher conference

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My kids are weird.

Saturday:

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They spent the full length of a movie like this. Unfortunately the movie was Equestria Girls.

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TV, screaming toddler, Facebook…and I wonder why it takes me FOREVER to get things done.

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Fall in a cookie – pumpkin, hazelnut spread, butterscotch chips. Unfortunately I don’t really like butterscotch and E doesn’t like pumpkin, so we can’t tell if these are actually delicious.

I secretly just want to sleep all day tomorrow, but we’re doing more fun stuff instead. Maybe I can sleep all day on the second of never. I’ve got a date with the elliptical trainer on Tuesday and that’s almost as good as napping. Especially because of the massage bed afterwards.

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Sunday, June 9th, 2013

New York City twice in one week! Which means on the non-busy days we were extremely non-busy.

Sunday:

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Still not sure about this car wash thing.

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1 kid + 1 pair of scissors = 30 minutes of silence for me

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Unimpressed with Brooklyn

Monday:

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It turns out the only reason my fridge looked full was all the expired stuff.

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I have no idea who this is, but she looks SO uncomfortable.

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Still recovering from Sunday

Tuesday:

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6:22 am and a full bed

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Millions of peaches, peaches for me

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Also still tired from Sunday.

Wednesday:

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Hello New York

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Gary works for Disney, so he was REALLY enthusiastic, even at 8 am.

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Caroline always reads the menu, even though she ALWAYS orders a cheeseburger.

Thursday:

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I don’t even know HOW the cereal ends up all the way over here when she sits on the OTHER side of the bowl.

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Twinsssssss

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Perfect park day

Friday:

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Helping me get the oil changed on the van

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I tried to talk the kids into this one, but they picked Peter Pan. Again.

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Writing my last Arrested Development review for TVFanatic while the kids watch Justice League.

Saturday:

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Holding hands

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I swear I didn’t spike his sandwich with sleeping pills

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Happy Girl

  This week is vacaaaaaaation! And so is next week!  There’s going to be so much beaching and swimming and laking and eating and sleeping. I’m doing it on my own with the kids again, but we’ll have a large assortment of fake aunts and uncles plus a real aunt and uncle plus my parents at various points to help keep Evan and Caroline alive, so hopefully I can manage. Expect the blog to be 90% photos until we get back.

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