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My Week(142) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Uuuuuuugggghhhhhhhh it’s hooooooot. We’ve been trying to hold as still as possible, although “still” isn’t really a word in these children’s vocabulary. I’m also going to blame the heat for messing up my iPhone and losing more than half my photos. Our trip to the lake, gymnastics, all of Thursday. Gone. Annoyed. And hot.

Sunday:

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Chillaxin’

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CLEAN ALL THE THINGS: Kitchen edition

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Melting

Monday:

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She insisted Zebra and Giraffe needed to see the aquarium too.

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Tomato, artichoke hearts, pesto, two kinds of cheese on sourdough.

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“Helping” with the seesaw

Tuesday:

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Not even close to being big enough.

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They’re doing Oedipus Rex at the Arboretum with truly terrifying puppets.

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The sleepy twins fell asleep while I was at a photoshoot

Wednesday:

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From Instagram: More sleeping.

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From Instagram: More eating.

Thursday:

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Oh yes, I’m sure you’ll sell a lot of these as impulse purchases.

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The long-promised and long-awaited potty training reward.

Friday:

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I wish I could tell you that giant drink was sugar free organic juice, but then I’d be a liar. (We saw Monsters 2. Cute but I liked Despicable Me 2 better.)

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MOAR SLEEPING. SO HOT.

Saturday:

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We’ve all been getting a LOT of checkups since Thursday.

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At least it wasn’t permanent marker.

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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

I swear we’re going to leave the house tomorrow, if only because I can’t stand sitting in my own sweat any longer. I am insanely jealous of my parents and their lake house right now (Happy Birthday Mom!) and need to figure out how to get there ASAP.

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No Sleep Til Bedtime

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

I don’t know if I’ve ever said this out loud before but we are officially a no-nap household. Neither kid – the 3 and a half year old or the just-turned-2 year old – naps anymore. It a) SUCKS and b) isn’t so bad.

Back in November I took ALL the advice I got on my post about Caroline refusing to sleep if I gave her the iPad, which was the only way to get her upstairs and into nap-time mode without a fight. I tried putting a time limit on it, which was about as effective as just punching myself in the face. I tried just taking it away and letting her cry/play on her own, but she responded by murdering several library books and a stuffed rabbit. I tried lying down with her, which lead to being actually punched in the face.

None of it really helped and fighting about napping is even more exhausting than not napping – so I gave up. I let her win. We went from 3 hour naps to no naps, which also means Evan almost never gets a chance to nap on the couch or floor so there is NO SLEEPING in my house between the hours of 6:30 am and 7:30 pm.

(Well, unless I turn on some Mickey Mouse Club House and leave the snack drawer open and let the kids fend for themselves while I lie on the couch and periodically shout “Stop jumping on your sister! We do not ride Brutus like a small horse! No, markers do not go in your nose!” with my eyes closed. That’s not exactly restful, although it does save me from going totally insane at least once a week.)

Since they’re not napping anymore other than an occasional car nap between errands, bedtime is almost always cake. Delicious, quick, easy cake that involves me sitting on Caroline’s bed playing on my phone for 30 seconds before she passes out. Mornings are also pretty good, unless a certain ginger wakes me up at 5 am by staring at me silently until I jump up mumbling “OMG I’M UP WHO WHAT TACOS”.

I’ll also admit it’s sort of awesome not to schedule our day around naps. Blocking off 3 or 4 hours a day really put a cramp in our activities, especially in the winter when nothing is open until 10 am and it gets dark at 4 pm. OK kids, let’s go have fun for exactly 43 minutes before we have to head home for lunch and Caroline’s nappy nap! I now have the freedom to lounge around in my fleecy pants all morning, take a shower and noon and THEN drag the gingers out to the totally deserted (no seriously, we were the ONLY people there at noon on a Wednesday) Children’s Museum or to run errands or whatever.

On the “SUCKS” side of the no napping is everything else you would expect. Yesterday Evan fell asleep in the car in the 15 minutes between the museum and his super quick second flu shot (NOT EVEN A SHOT just the nose spray) appointment and he turned into a monster. Thrashing, screaming, throwing himself down in the parking lot, trying to kick me, trying to kick the nurse, shouting “I DON’T WANT A POKE!” etc etc someone please bring me a large bottle of wine etc forever. There are meltdowns. Sooooo many meltdowns. Not to mention the amount of TV the kids are watching some days. It’s disgusting. I’m ashamed. But not quite ashamed enough to cancel Disney Junior and declare us a screen-free household. Nope.

To sum up: I love my kids, I love spending time with them, and I am absolutely signing them both up for preschool over the summer.

 

p.s. New blog header!! I’m going for clean and modern, although I’ll probably go back to copious ginger photos in a few months. I can’t help myself.

 

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My Week(112) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

I think Caroline slept more this week than she has since she was a newborn. Poor lamb has never been so sick – the doctor called us Saturday morning just to check in since he was so worried about her. Luckily after we got her fever under control and started the antibiotics she improved VERY quickly and is right now playing hide and seek with her brother. Badly.

Sunday:

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Sunday morning pancake face

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This bedroll was a birthday gift and is has been right there on the floor since she opened it. She LOVES it.

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Sure, a 6 pm nap seems like a great idea.

Monday:

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Dinosaur Evan waits for Aunt Sara to get off the train

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Do I have something on my face?

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More naps

Tuesday:

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This is how we keep company warm, since the thermostat is set to 63

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Counting “monies”. It makes her very happy. I sense accounting in her future.

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Caroline and Franz are ready to blast off

Wednesday:

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Happy Birthday?

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Rosy

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Wiping his nose and scratching his butt. Oh boys.

Thursday:

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Asleep at 8:45 am

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Finally awake!!

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Asleep again. Poor baby.

Friday:

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This is my OB’s waiting room. I kind of want to live there.

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Waiting at the pediatrician. Asleep again.

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I doubt your commitment to my bath time tea party

Saturday:

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E won a door prize at his work Christmas party. Maybe I’ll finally get my iPad back from the kids!

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Snack in a fairy house

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Now that the Neiman Marcus stuff is 50% off I thought about buying this again. But it is STILL $50 and I am STILL not that crazy.

Tomorrow my in-laws come to visit, the next day is Christmas Eve, on the 25th we’re going to make cookies and watch Christmas movies and then have our “Christmas” with presents and stockings on the 26th. Even with extra-early Thanksgiving the month has flown past and I can’t believe it’s almost over. I’m just so happy both kids look like they’re going to be healthy (KNOCK ON WOOD) by the time we celebrate Christmas.

Did you take iPhone photos of your week? Link up with one or several below! Please consider joining, even if you haven’t done it before – it’s really fun!



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