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Best Weekend of the Year 2014

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

They changed the name of Taste of Mystic to Mystic Eats, but besides that it’s the same weekend we’ve had for 3 years now. And it was just as delicious and fun now as it always is. (For reference: Post from 2012, Post from 2013. I am once again really please with how my photography has really improved. This year’s photos are in focus!)

Greek Food Festival:

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My Week(199) in iPhone Photos

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Next week will be 200 WEEKS of iPhone photos, which is a lot of weeks. It will also be total chaos, between two different classroom orientations, two different start times, two buses, two schools, my first attempts at lunch-packing, all with a newborn in tow. Don’t be shocked if every photo is of a large Dunkin iced coffee. This week, no coffee, but certainly some questionable food choices.

Sunday:

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Watching HGTV while the kids destroy the house. This is our default mode.

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BEBEH SOCKS

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It took me a minute to figure out “Chief + Mrs. Davis” meant E + me. Formal titles are weird.

Monday:

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Emergency food supplies

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It’s been a very tiring summer

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Hey girl, check out my hot tub

Tuesday:

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I’m totally re-in love with baby wearing

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THE BEST

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Daddy multi-tasking

Wednesday:

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Sleepy smiles

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I asked her to bring me some diapers

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Evening walk

Thursday:

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Climbing the one bazillion stairs in town hall

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This is as clean as it gets. I sense a large donation to Goodwill in my future.

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Everything is awesome…when you have a new Lego set

Friday:

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The Dread Pirate Evan

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Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got…cheesy music and a jingly lion

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Baby Linc wants to know how long before he can have Five Guys

Saturday:

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That little finger just kills me

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Baby’s first restaurant! My kids are so New England.

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Caroline ordered spaghetti and meatballs and ate a REALLY impressive amount

So far my plan to Stay On Top Of Things is going really well, if you don’t count Linc’s first month update and this post both being a day late. The sink is still empty and clean, the toys are still organized and (mostly) off the floor, and I made it to the grocery store to get school lunch supplies. Now we’ll see how long actually MAKING lunch lasts before I start offering money for hot lunch instead.

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My Week(198) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Even if you have a pretty good baby, they still keep your hands busy a LOT. Which makes blogging and photo editing hard. I have literally a thousand photos to share but will be lucky if I get 10% of them edited and posted in the next 6 months.

I am really, really looking forward to school starting.

Sunday:

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That is Linc’s “WTF are we doing in New Jersey?” face. Just a rest stop baby, chill.

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She hearts books

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There was a BAT IN MY HOUSE. I WAS NOT PLEASED.

Monday:

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Deep end of the big pool!

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This is not an effective way to grocery shop.

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More books!

Tuesday:

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I bought that outfit 5 years ago, when it was already too small for Evan, thinking my next baby would wear it. I took the tags off right before I put it on Linc.

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New London! Surprisingly scenic!

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He’s too cool in his TooQool

Wednesday:

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Aunt Carolyn brought him an elephant from Rwanda. The kids thought he needed to sleep with it NOW.

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I love when baby stuff shows up in my mailbox. Especially when it’s useful baby stuff.

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Up feeding the baby, all I can think is how much my closet needs to be reorganized.

Thursday:

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They are singing sea shanties.

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GORGEOUS day at the seaport

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Aunt Carolyn read A LOT of books

Friday:

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Pensive? She’s going for thoughtful.

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Farmer’s market = 3 year old heaven

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That was my dream car when I was a kid too.

Saturday:

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He’s going through a Lego phase again

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Milk drunk

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I showed her Grease for the first time. It was a hit.

The weather this weekend has been GORGEOUS and I have enjoyed it…from my couch. After more than 5 weeks of house guests/traveling it is really nice to just sit down. Of course, it was really nice to have other people do all the cooking/cleaning/child minding too, but I have to get used to running the house and managing 3 kids at some point. So far they are all still alive. High fives!

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

This week features my baby sleeping in various places. Of course, I’d like him to also be sleeping RIGHT NOW but he’s decided that’s no fun anymore. Hashtag here comes the exhaustion.

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Sleeping in the hospital, looking slightly less yellow than when we went in.

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There are THREE CHILDREN in this photo. I grew them all.

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I need someone to come over and constantly reassure Caroline she is still adorable.

Monday:

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Sleeping smiles in my lap

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Caroline and Harry Potter share their ennui

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I haven’t decided what to eat this on, so for now I’m using a spoon.

Tuesday:

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Oh man, that face.

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Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream to watch the Mystic Drawbridge

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Photographer problems: Where do I put all this crap? (Answer: on the walls)

Wednesday:

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You’re going to see this onesie A LOT.

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This is why I buy blueberries – I only manage to grow about 3 a year in our garden.

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Flower child

Thursday:

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Sleeping in the shopping cart while I but essentials.

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ARM PARTY! (She made all of those)

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Ice cream and farm animals because we HAD to get OUT OF THE HOUSE

Friday:

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Is she three or thirteen?

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E was actually home long enough to see his children. It was exciting for all of us.

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Sleeping baby in a hat

Saturday:

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Baby sleeping in a fabric store

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My no-theme, no-effort nursery now has a theme and some effort (my mom recovered the ottoman)

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Tippy toes

Linc just stopped moving (he’s still BREATHING, I checked, but he’s not wiggling) so I’m going to hope the 5th feeding in a row worked and he’s finally asleep. Fingers crossed he continues to be an A+ Would Birth Again Excellent Baby.

As a sidenote, I have another sponsored post tomorrow. I know that’s 2 in 2 weeks but I don’t have any more scheduled. It just feels like they’re close together because the only blogging I’m really doing right now is blogging I HAVE to do (I consider my iPhone Photo posts HAVE TOs, because I cannot possibly quit after 195 of them). There will be actual Deep Thoughts and a LOT more pictures soon. Just not now, because sleep.

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My Week(189) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Fun! Kidney stones! More fun! This week went by super fast, despite the break in the middle for allllllll the painkillers. It was the last full week of school too – Evan only has a few more days and then we’re all going to go work on our tans erry day.

Sunday:

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Morning at the beach…

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…afternoon in the sprinklers…

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…evening at the playground. There was also lots of ice cream.

Monday:

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Apparently this year we love the birds

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She also loves the dumb 5 minute 4D version of Rio

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Battles not worth fighting: Christmas jams in JUNE

Tuesday:

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Guilty face

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Lots of laying down because I wasn’t feeling great

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Cuddles from this weirdo helped with the pain

Wednesday:

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We have the same eyelashes

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Our kid dentist is super fun

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ALL THE DRUGS ARE BELONG TO ME

Thursday:

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When your chart says “Clear liquids” this is the only edible thing they give you for breakfast.

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There may have been a sliiiiight lack of supervision while I was in the hospital.

Friday:

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Kindergarten orientation at his new big-kid school

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She made a nest and passed out

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Everyone wants to sit on Daddy

Saturday:

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Who let this kid get so TALL? (Also pretend he’s not wearing the same clothes as yesterday. It’s another fight I’m not having.)

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MORE couch naps. I have no idea what wore her out.

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Evening walk to play with sparklers

We had a very nice Father’s Day (my husband just finished a rather large pitcher of mango margaritas) and I’m feeling much better. I have a couple of photo sessions this week that should be fun and easy and I have my fingers crossed I’ll get through the rest of this pregnancy problem-free. Technically I don’t HAVE to leave the house again until, like, September, so if I “waste” a few days lying on the couch while the kids watch Harry Potter movies we will all survive. Although like I said, the current plan is to beach it up as much as possible.

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