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My Week(247) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

This week Lincoln turned 1 and I started freaking out because summer feels almost over.

Sunday:

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Target is easier when you can tie one kid to your back and bribe the other two with Icees.

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All the kids love the Boppy

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Lake Baby

Monday:

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Sunflowers for Wishes is beauitful

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Caroline dressed up for our wagon ride

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I made the mistake of asking them to take a nice picture.

Tuesday:

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Party planning

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We have a LOT of clicky things from Wendy’s kids’ meals now.

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This might have been the last time he napped nicely.

Wednesday:

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If you look closely you can see my baby playing with his new 7 year old BFF.

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Baby’s first deli cheese

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It turns out clean and shopping is pretty good exercise

Thursday:

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OK, I’M ONE NOW, I’M GOING SWIMMING

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Birthday’s are exhausting

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Bumpa will read you alllllll the books

Friday:

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The bones of The Australia at Mystic Seaport

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Figureheads

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Using my camera to check and see if Linc is asleep yet. NOPE.

Saturday:

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I’m proud that all my party guests noticed my sling matched the decor

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He had a really good day

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He has sad eyes because he tried to eat the lit candle, but eating an entire mini-cake cheered him up.

Linc’s first birthday party is over and it was SUCH a success. We were completely done and ready for our guests before they arrived (this never happens) and I got to relax and drink champagne while the kids screamed their heads off on the bounce house. My parents and E’s parents were both here which meant we had TWO grown ups per child – not to mention all the dads that Linc conned into picking him up and carrying him around. He’s really good with dads.

We’ve got some vacation coming up and I cannot waaaaaait. But first I have to get all those party photos sorted and posted, or they’ll end up in the file with the rest of this month’s fun activities and no one will ever see them. What good is a cool party theme without a blog post?!

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Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Summer summer summertime! So much summering going on around here.

Sunday:

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When there is a sleeping baby on you, you sit.

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I tried to tell him biting an inflatable was a poor choice, but he didn’t listen.

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Fruit pizza is my new favorite kind of pizza

Monday:

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A++++ WOULD RECOMMEND

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He’s becoming a Stage 3 leaner

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Big kidding big kidding around!

Tuesday:

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Making sure we got enough sticks in with the blueberries

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Having big kid friends who can read is cool.

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My husband made a table.

Wednesday:

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Practicing her name while we wait for car repairs

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Blueberry almond cakes

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Took a walk ALONE because that’s not happening again for a while

Thursday:

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Buying a toilet seat LIKE A BOSS

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We picked up a friend from horse camp so Caroline could meet some horses

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Surfer Dude

Friday:

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Linc smashed it 10 seconds later

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Cool kids wear hats

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The view from the hill behind my house

Saturday:

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Lake…

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…Target…

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…Ice cream. REPEAT.

Linc turns 1 on Thursday and I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. His party is Saturday, and I have a bazillion things to do before then, including create a menu. I have never been this unprepared to feed my guests. I’m keeping my everything crossed that we have beautiful weather for the party, because I am counting on the bounce house and some bubbles to keep the kids entertained all afternoon. I don’t know what I’ll do if we have to be inside.

If you need me, I’ll be keeping as busy as possible so I can IGNORE THE PART ABOUT LINC TURNING 1.

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Sunday, June 14th, 2015

I took about half as many photos this week as I usually do. I started Weight Watchers so I’m on my phone tracking what I’m eating (or trying to figure out if I can afford to eat another cookie) a LOT and it keeps dying. It’s hard to take photos with a dead phone.

Sunday:

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Totally normal grocery shopping face

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Wrap nap at the lake

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Doing out best midwesterner impression with some Hand and Foot

Monday:

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Grabby little toes

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Mermaid

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I don’t even know what I was trying to take a picture of, but the saddest baby in the world interrupted it.

Tuesday:

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You dropped this, let me just crouch and get it like a REAL HUMAN

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Tired girl

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This is all I could see of Evan’s soccer practice because it was POURING

Wednesday:

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My new make up adviser

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#lakelife

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Having fun pretending he’s not a baby but he IS STILL A BABY

Thursday:

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I woke up like this

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She’s obsessed with tying things

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Working mom life

Friday:

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Kinder orientation bus ride, like a pro

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Weirdos at Target

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It was like 90 degrees in his room but he won’t sleep without the blankie

Saturday:

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Crafting! He’s like, “What is this even? We never do this at home.”

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TAKE THAT YOU STUPID ASS THORN BUSH

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WEIRDOS

THIS WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL. It’s not even real days, just half days. We also have every possible kind of appointment. Luckily swim and soccer are over, so we just have to get through dance and the recital and then we are ALL FREE. I cannot wait to just NOT DO STUFF. I could sleep past 7 am! Linc can nap whenever he wants! I DON’T HAVE TO MAKE PACKED LUNCH.

I have big plans to wear everyone out with tons of lake visits and hikes, so we won’t actually be doing NOTHING. But I will definitely enjoy letting the kids eat popcorn for lunch on the regular.

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Sunday, June 7th, 2015

We have just a few more of everything to get through before summer. A few more days of school, a few more soccer practices, a few more end of the year things, a few more days where it’s not 85 degrees. I’m focusing on how busy we are so I don’t think too much about how Linc is going to turn one NEXT MONTH, although now that I’ve started planning his party (theme: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) I am not quite so sad about it. Plus we’ve got this whole babywearing thing so I can keep pretending he is a baby as long as I can keep tying him on my back.

Sunday:

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Hiding in the car because I do not enjoy soccer in the rain

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Rocking her game in a tutu

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Getting a swim in before the HUGE storm

Monday:

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From the neck down I felt very fancy on Monday

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Dreaming of escape at the vet

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God bless the iPad during swim lessons

Tuesday:

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Shopping list

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We match our wraps to our outfits

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That spatula is covered in very spicy chimichuri. He loved it.

Wednesday:

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Unimpressed

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She made up a story to read me. Obviously it included mermaids.

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Family fun night

Thursday:

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She said she’s going to be a seed scientist when she grows up

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THAT IS NOT NAPPING

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Soccer life

Friday:

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Cake making helpers

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This one is for sale but I am not really sure I want it to leave

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Watching tires is not super exciting

Saturday:

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Super Evan to save City Hall!

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Lobsters are the best beach wrap

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I always lose but I still love cribbage

I have some killer allergies right now that are making it impossible to sleep and stay asleep unless I am completely upright. It is not a very comfortable way to sleep. And because Linc still gets up a few times a night, losing ANY of my quality sleep is sucky. I have plans to maybe possibly sort of try to get him to sleep through the night over the summer – preferably before we go on vacation in August – but I might be too lazy to make that happen. Fingers crossed he just starts doing it on his own and I don’t have to make an effort.

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015

We went to the lake 6 out of 7 days last week. Then we went again today. When I wrote the (large) check to pay for our membership for the summer I thought “Ugh, this is so much money just to sit on a beach when we could go to so many other beaches for free.” But I am eating those words for sure. I’m eating them right along with the beer I drank on the beach today while I watched my big kids play in the water and the baby chewed on a shovel and I chatted with my mom friends. It’s perfect. It’s my favorite place in Connecticut. And next year it is the FIRST membership we buy instead of the last.

Appologies this week and every week for the same 5 lake pictures over and over and over.

Sunday:

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Never tired of lap naps

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Wine, baby, kids in the lake

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So many of my favorite things in this one photo

Monday:

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Unimpressed baby is unimpressed

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BFFs

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She calls this Mommy Hair

Tuesday:

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Don’t tell the big kids we went to the lake while they were in school

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Waiting for roadside assistance (aka Daddy) to fix our flat

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I’m going to make his hair do this all the time

Wednesday:

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There weren’t any store windows on my walk home so I used my phone to see if he was asleep. He was.

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3-6 month shirt

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Begging for cheese from the deli guy (obvs it worked)

Thursday:

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I let him have half an oreo while I put away a giant pile of laundry

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100% Linc

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A beautiful day for soccer. Why doesn’t it ever RAIN?

Friday:

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We walked down to pick up a friend at preschool, so Caroline dressed appropriately

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I found this on my phone. I did not take it.

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So many fish!

Saturday:

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Laaaaaaaake

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Running away to go eat rocks. Whatever kid.

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The rare big kid smile!

We have a packed week coming up with end-of-the-year school stuff, appointments, regularly scheduled things, field day, plus at some point my husband is going to get promoted and we’re all supposed to go. Since he’s currently on night shifts and we’ve barely seen him I’m not EXACTLY sure when that’s going to happen, but I’m told it definitely will. Probably. Maybe. All I know is in between a zillion must-dos this week I will be at the lake.

 

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