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My Week(233) in iPhone Photos

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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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

I am suffering from a severe case of OMFG WHY ISN’T IT WARMER OUTSIDE YET. It’s making me hate everything.

Sunday:

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We bought a children’s museum membership basically JUST for this thing

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Caroline says this hat is totally her style

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Evan takes checkers very seriously

Monday:

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I bought a new rug

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Go away Mommy

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LASHES

Tuesday:

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Baby in a cage with a sister to entertain him = I can get stuff done

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Meeting the fishes

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Caroline said he needed to be more stylish

Wednesday:

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I had to put the baby in a stroller, so I put a wrap over him.

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Giant boxes are the best part of childhood

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Possibly regretting the demo he just did in the dining room because now he HAS to build that bench I asked for (stay tuned…)

Thursday:

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Reading her horse book to her horses

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Attitude for days

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Officially the cutest Tula

Friday:

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THERE IS A SKUNK IN THIS PICTURE

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She wanted to participate in our babywearing meetup

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It snows for TWO DAYS

Saturday:

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Helping with the bench

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Pizza picnic

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Then THIS happened and decided I needed more babies immediately

I am seriously having a hard time caring about anything right now because I’m so done with winter. If I could open the front door and let the kids play on the porch I would be SO READY to do some spring cleaning but since it’s 28 degrees out I just want to go take a nap. And I don’t want to cook anything. Or go anywhere. Or talk to anyone. Or blog about anything.

The kids and I are all playing hooky tomorrow because half day + appointments + cranky baby = too much of a mess to handle. I’m hoping it resets everyone’s attitude because we ALL need it.

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Sunday, December 14th, 2014

I took a nap today, because I felt like I might actually die if I didn’t. I’m not even crazy sleep deprived or anything, I had just hit the wall of touched-out and busy and mentally tired of staying on top of everything. Caroline’s party is this Saturday and Christmas is next week and then we have one more visit to finish up 2014…and then I am never leaving the house again. 2015 will be the year ALL THE THINGS get organized and clean using only supplies I can order through Amazon Prime so I don’t have to wear pants.

Sunday:

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The toys in Ohio are more fun than any of the toys in Connecticut

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SHUT UP WITH THOSE EYELASHES

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Thank you Aunt Sara and Uncle Sean!

Monday:

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I’m keeping this monstrosity on the DVR FOREVER

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This is how he feels about the 12 hours we spent driving back from Ohio

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THE GARDEN OF THE FUTURE did great without me here

Tuesday:

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It’s weird that the post office is open in the dark

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Still loves it. Judge me.

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Cutest stomach tumor ever

Wednesday:

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Grocery shopping is boring for him but excited for me because this wrap is super pretty

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I told him about Santa

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SWEATER PANTS!!!

Thursday:

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Snow! On a day we didn’t have a delay. Unlike the day where we had a delay for rain.

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Doesn’t care about the cold.

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Helping me make dinner

Friday:

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Less organized than the last time I posted a picture of our playdate stash

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Olde Mystickee Villageeeee was decorated for Christmas

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The aquarium was NOT FUN amounts of crowded, but at least we weren’t cold

Saturday (with extra pictures, because it was really fun!):

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Why yes, I do look adorable in this sweater outfit and rainbow

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The Florence Griswold Museum was like all my historic home dreams come true

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AND WE FOUND ELSA

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Fascinated by football at lunch

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Pretending to be cold while we wait for Santa

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He really likes the lights

I spent 30 minutes today gluing googly eyes to toothpicks for Caroline’s party (you’ll have to guess what for) and my plans for the evening include moving everything from my dining room to the basement so I can turn it into an under the sea wonderland. I am very far behind compared to previous party years. I’m refusing to worry though, because I will have LOTS of help with all the family in town, and I am sure they will be more than willing to hang up 100 green streamers and blow up 200 balloons. Or at least they will pretend to be happy to do it while wondering why I am insane.

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Sunday, October 19th, 2014

I wore a lot of babies this week. I have to justify owning all these wraps somehow. Although I never thought I’d take/post so many selfies. What can I say, the wraps make me feel pretty.

Sunday:

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The kids wanted Linc to play with them

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Obviously I wore the nautical wrap to the seaport

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Caroline pretending to be daddy in the submarine exibit

Monday:

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Day off school = pjs and iPad

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Wraps also make excellent blankets

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Baby neck torture device is still a favorite

Tuesday:

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When you buy a used wrap and your baby immediately falls asleep they say it came with “sleepy dust”.

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Really excited about bananas

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Basking in the glow of the TV while I catch up on Scandal

Wednesday:

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Warm enough to wait for the bus outside!

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When you live in an old house, sometimes walk tours stop to point at it.

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Gorgeous night at Bluff Point for a session

Thursday:

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He was happy it was raining so he could wear his cool fireman raincoat

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She was happy it was raining so she could play with the umbrella

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Swim on Thursday nights is EXHAUSTING

Friday:

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THESE ARE NOT ALL MINE. Not even half mine. We had a meet up.

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My mirror is filthy but there’s baby on my back!

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This keeps happening. I think she might need day off.

Saturday:

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Apple picking

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Goodest good baby slept the whole time

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This is almost not even like real life, right? Look at that huge empty field.

We had a busy week, and another busy week coming up, followed by nothing but busy weeks until Christmas. I don’t understand how it’s almost the end of October already, or how my baby will be three months this week or how it is almost 11 pm and I am still finishing this post and not sleeping. Time is such a jerk.

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Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Yesterday was gross and horrible. Today is gorgeous and perfect. Welcome to New England in the fall. Or anytime, really. We don’t do in betweens.

Sunday:

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On a treasure hunt

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I am really glad that is not my job.

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Pirates love Friendly’s

Monday:

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Wrap = nap, almost every time

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Front porch swinging

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Even Linc can’t handle how adorable he looks

Tuesday:

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Consignment score: $10 total. That dress in the middle is from Harrod’s, the original price was more than $100.

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They really love the post office

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She fell asleep waiting for her turn to pick the movie

Wednesday:

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Halloween is going to be epic

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Bring your gingers to work night. Too bad they don’t get along with my clients.

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Windy sunset

Thursday:

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There’s a kid on Evan’s bus who likes to draw things for him. Since when are kids still making Stussy S’s????

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Just keep swimming

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A Bacon Turkey Bravo is my reward for an hour at the crowded, hot, LOUD pool.

Friday:

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I like wraps because the pattern and the cute baby detract attention from my 4th day hair and no makeup face.

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Sunset didn’t quite cooperate for my photoshoot, but the clouds are pretty

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What big eyes you have at 11 pm.

Saturday:

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The American cheese of VICTORY!

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We went to the grocery store just to get a wrap nap

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Linc is not fooled by sneak attack kisses

I keep thinking it is only October 2nd or 3rd, maybe 5th at the most. This month is going surprisingly fast and I’m not very happy about it – November is the start of Winter Misery in Connecticut and Winter Misery with three kids is going to be extra miserable. But for now we are going to do all the fall things: Chowder Days and the pumpkin patch and hayrides and apple picking and dragging the kids around town to find the best places for fall leaf pictures.

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