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My Week(293) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Schooooooools out for summer! Schoooools out for…slightly more than two months!

Sunday:

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I asked E to make about 24 of these. I think he made 100.

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There are SO MANY THINGS I love in this photo

 

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These are going to be a big hit this summer

Monday:

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Three of a kind

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Unimpressed with my OB appointment

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My kids, their kids, all the kids

Tuesday:

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New shades

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More #lakelife

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He chewed right through that packaging in the store

Wednesday:

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One tired bebeh

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STOP JUDGING ME IT’S YOUR FAULT

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Really surprised I didn’t get struck by lightening at the bus stop

Thursday:

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We’re all winning at shoes

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Linc saw them feeding this sea lion and is now obsessed with sea lions

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It’s called a pinch pot, he’s very proud

Friday:

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GOOD BYE SCHOOL

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So sweet I can’t stand it

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Why does he suddenly look SO BIG??

Saturday:

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Seriously, who is this big kid????

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This house comes with a disembodied floating head!

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Twins

I had a really busy weekend, especially today, and I’ve been able to mostly avoid the news and the internet. Not enough to miss what’s been going on, but enough that I haven’t let myself think about how sad I am for our country and the world my children are growing up in. Mostly I’m just going to keep the kids away from as much reality as possible so they can continue to live in a world ¬†where we only use kind words and problems can be solved with hugs.

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Aquarium Date With Linc

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Linc and I went to the Mystic Aquarium this morning, with no real agenda and as much time as we wanted to wander. I realized with school ending tomorrow we’re at the end of the “off season” and from now on we’ll basically avoid Mystic like the plague, because tourists are the worst. Even if we go on less-nice days, or weekdays, or days you wouldn’t expect it to be crowded it will be the Special 15 Day Camps From Long Island All Come At Once Day or something. But today at 9 am we were golden and after 2 hours of saying hi to all the animals, we left just as the buses started pulling up outside for end-of-the-year field trips.

Photography at the aquarium is always fun but definitely a huge challenge for me. The indoors is very dark and has lots of colored light. Outdoors is super bright and sunny and without a really nice zoom lens the animals are too far away. Remembering to switch settings back and forth between those locations seems to get forgotten while I’m also trying to make sure I don’t lose Linc or let him throw stuff in the touch tank. One of these days I’ll go ALONE and bring a macro lens and try to just get fish shots, but for now you mostly get the back of my kid’s head while he looks at things.

Linc took a nice nap today and everyone got 100% green points at school which means they earned some iPad time, so I managed to get these sorted AND edited less than 12 hours after taking them. I’m very proud.

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Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Having Wednesday off for Veterans Day really confused me all week. I do not like random mid-week holidays.

Sunday:

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The turtle’s name is Stretch, which Caroline forgets every time

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Anyone need a really poorly made tutu?

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Toddler nursing is a little like being mauled by an animal

Monday:

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Everyone needed some love on Monday

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And then he got stuck. Poor choices.

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Probably the largest collection of Wendy’s kid’s meal toys in the world

Tuesday:

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Shopping buddy

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He is SO convinced he’s helping

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Ballet has replaced swim as my least favorite activity (because I have to bring all the kids)

Wednesday:

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My children asked to be locked in a closet

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A friend asked me to take a picture of her bow

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Evan asked me not to talk to him anymore because he was too busy

Thursday:

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Bus stop weirdos

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Partners in crime

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The queen of snack-stealing

(FYI: That popcorn came from a free PINCHme box, which you can sign up for here. It’s free and they send you samples. I got some good stuff.)

(Also FYI: That’s not an affiliate link, they just sent me one so I would share, so I’m sharing.)

Friday:

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Toddler Party

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This appears to be a very low budget horror movie, filming in my neighborhood

(I think it is this movie, but there’s no real info on IMDB yet. There was a sign on the door that said Dark Pledge.)

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Sleepy baby

Saturday:

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Babies are not super helpful on photoshoots

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I’m going to make-over that Cozy Coupe, but Linc already loves it

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Caroline wants a pet “just for her”. I said no to rodents.

We had some amazing weather this week, especially for November. With the sun going down so early it is really important to my mental health that I get outside for some vitamin D at least a few times a week, or I start to go crazy. So it would be great if we could keep at least a couple warmish, sunny, non-snowing days a week for the whole winter. Then I could keep doing photo sessions too, which also make me super happy.

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Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Alternate title: The first week after the time change so all my photos are dark and blurry because I haven’t gotten used to the sun setting at 4:30. I’m going to schedule a nice, colorful, sunny photo post to go up tomorrow morning because this is too depressing to leave at the top of the blog for long.

Sunday:

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They both love this

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OMINOUS ORCHARD IS OMINOUS

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Putting the kids to work making a pie they refused to eat

Monday:

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Toddlers on the loose

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Riding the dog like a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment!

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Stupid time change

Tuesday:

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Why look at fish when you can hang out in the aquarium reading area?

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$3 worth of dead fish make the stingrays way more fun

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The force is strong with this one

Wednesday:

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He’s plotting how to knock the largest number of things off the shelves

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While the sun is up the weather is GORGEOUS

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Poor ear infection girl

Thursday:

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Matching leggings 4 life

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MUCH needed nap time

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Super ambitious sewing plans (so far so good)

Friday:

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Wearing two babies instead of one

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Suspicious baby is suspicious

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Sleeping like he’s posed for a newborn photo

Saturday:

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Weirdos

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Bacon crackers. So simple. so delicious.

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Playing cards is my favorite

I was really confused when I realized today is November 8th, which means November is 1/4th over already. HOW is that POSSIBLE? As ready as I am for Christmas decorating, I’m not actually ready for Christmas. I still have to plan Thanksgiving and Caroline’s birthday, schedule our family pictures,¬†order Christmas cards, and buy all the presents. Plus E has a bunch of travel for work, which means I’ll be doing it alone. At least that means I can have cereal for dinner along with the kids.

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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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