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My Week(295) in iPhone Photos

Monday, June 27th, 2016

The most half-assed attempt I’ve made in over 5 straight years of this nonsense!

Sunday:

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She’s questioning my life choices because these aren’t from Dunkin

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Pretend those are ORGANIC Doritos

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E built us a table so we could play cribbage in our beach chairs

Monday:

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Filthy children

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Clean children!

Tuesday:

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I started a toy purge and organization. It was a huge mistake.

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Monkey see, monkey do

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Very serious about his monkey duties

Wednesday:

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We have the best floaties

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OMG check out the dollar spot!!!

Thursday:

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All these children are with me (and one other mom)

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The potter at Old Sturbridge Village gave everyone clay

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Linc LOVES selfies

Friday:

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4 hours at the lake and I barely saw my kids

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Sure, whatever, just be quite while Caroline is in piano lessons

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Picking up America stuff for our America photoshoot

Saturday:

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Berry picking

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We still have the best floaties

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I bought 30 minutes of peace for $3.50 worth of ice cream

I am recovering from an attack of something that made me absolutely useless on Sunday. I suspect it was a kidney infection but did not have the time or energy to go to the ER for it, so I’m forcing it out of my body with sheer willpower and cranberry juice. Now I am suffering from a condition called “why the hell don’t we have air conditioning???” It’s terrible and reoccurring and should definitely be illegal for 8 months-pregnant women. I’d like to speak to the person in charge around here.

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Break 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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My Week(286) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

This week was SPRING BREAK WOOHOO! We did a ton of stuff, none of which involved keeping the house clean or doing regular up-keep things like grocery shopping. Tonight when I made up for it at the store, the cashier said “Did you have a good spring break?” and I said “Oh, yes, it was really fun.” Then she said “I bet, you look exhausted.” She was absolutely not wrong.

Sunday:

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The Velvet Mill is a super cool place

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Girl date for mani-pedis

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Doing important baby work

Monday:

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Our day at the zoo was more insane than these children

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That used to be a really nice dress

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Brothers are helpful

Tuesday:

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Booties

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Family game time at Foxwoods

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What nice polite children these are at this exact second

Wednesday:

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They would have just moved in here if I let them

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First nap of the whole week

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Caroline is REALLY sure her next pet should be a duck

Thursday:

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We love our friends

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Respect the style

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I’m not sure WHY, but they carried her around for half the day

Friday:

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Back for a second day because they loved it so much

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That’s 2 out of 3 looking at the camera

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Not sure about this knot tying nonsense

Saturday:

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5:30 wake up pleases NO ONE

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Linc is READY for the pool

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Summer can’t come soon enough

I am both totally ready for the kids to go back to school tomorrow and not at all looking forward to our regular schedule. Waking up early is not my favorite, especially since the earlier I get up the worse my morning sickness is. This weekend was all early mornings so it was really rough.

The good news is if the big kids go to school Linc might actually take a nap so I can too. Or at least I can eat chips alone while I watch child-inappropriate television and finish editing my last photo session. Both of those would be a good Monday.

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Old Sturbridge Village

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

I really like taking the kids to do Fun But Educational Things, which is why we spend most of our extra time and money on memberships to places like the aquarium and Mystic Seaport. Up until recently it’s usually been much more about me than about them, since they couldn’t care less where we go as long as they can run around in circles while I say “Look! Nature! Science! Historic Crap!” All they’re really interested in is pushing buttons.

Unfortunately, I put a lot of pressure on myself to make all of our visits the kind of amazing memories I have from my own childhood. Nevermind the fact that I’m sure for every beautiful spring day at Old Sturbridge Village churning butter in a bonnet there were probably 14 visits to some dumb museum where I whined the whole time about how booooooring it was can we go hooooome now? I need to pin a note to the inside of my purse that says “They are TWO and THREE, don’t WORRY” so when I’m digging for some granola bars to stop the ear-splitting whining from the double stroller I remember, oh yes, they are TWO and THREE I don’t really need to WORRY if they aren’t interested in the finer points of blacksmith…ery.

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All in all, it wasn’t too bad for an outside adventure in January. We’ll definitely be back in the spring to see the sawmill in action and in the summer for the gardens (There’s an antique carriage rally in June! That is EXACTLY the sort of event I will greatly enjoy forcing my family to attend!) I’m tempted to buy a membership but SIX memberships (well, five memberships and a season pass to Sesame Place) seems a little…excessive. Maybe I’ll hold off until the kids are old enough to appreciate all the history a little more.

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My Week(116) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Well, we DEFINITELY made it out of the house this week! And I don’t even have pictures from our time at the Children’s Museum since I left my phone in the car so I could play with the kids instead of take pictures of the kids. Where’s my medal?

Sunday:

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Secret iPad Fort (AND BELLY)

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“Look, I’m Daddy!”

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Holy crap, I’m knitting. I even finished it!

Monday:

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That’s her breakfast. At least she’s good at sharing?

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The very little ginger reads the very busy spider

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Mommy, I sleep here!

Tuesday:

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Tiny fashionista

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She takes her puzzles very seriously

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I totally checked this book out

Wednesday:

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I’M EATING SNOW SNOW IS MY FAVORITE

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It’s much more edible when you add sugar, milk & vanilla

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Storytime

Thursday:

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I just wanted everyone to see this super cool photo.

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She picked these out herself.

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Twinsies

Friday:

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Tinkerbell serves Cheerios for breakfast

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“Helping” me with my shoes

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Please admire the toddler and ignore the mess under the entertainment center.

Saturday:

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So many poor choices

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I put my baby to work in the kitchen, just like they did in the 1830’s.

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Look, an authentic historic mason jar with a straw, just like they used in Revolutionary War times.

We went to Old Sturbridge Village today, which was fun! Sort of fun. It actually could have been funner. I have tons of memories of visiting when I was younger (4th or 5th grade maybe?) but it turns out it isn’t quiet as interesting for a 2 and 3 year old, although that’s mostly because everything is covered in snow and/or closed. That’s not stopping me from taking the kids back NEXT weekend, but that will probably be it until summer. At least we still have the aquarium all to ourselves for a few more months.

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