I can’t pronounce the Greek name of those cookies, but I imagine they translate to “OMG SO MUCH POWDERED SUGAR”.
DO YOU SEE IT? FALL IS COMING.
Saturday: Ledyard Fair & Taste of Italy
Her best life, for sure.
Seafood ravioli in lobster cream sauce!
Sunday: Mystic Eats
Abbott’s lobster roll
Del’s frozen lemonade
Carolina pulled pork slider with sweet pickles
Clam fritters with garlic aoili
Mystic Drawbridge ice cream
I’m pretty sure when your face looks like that after the weekend, it’s been a good time. Poor Finn was either attached to my body or sleeping the the stroller the whole time and is in none of this year’s photos. Just think, next year he’ll be able to eat most of this stuff and enjoy himself much as we do!
A whole week late but DONE. I can’t skip the week I had a baby – you would miss so many brand new baby photos! There will be a lot more babywearing selfies happening from this week forward.
Living that #lakelife
Goodbye lake! See you next summer!
I really need to have a baby soon, I have no clothes that fit
Really very much so done with this
SO HAPPY TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL
Hospital crushed ice = perfection
Paparazzi attack already
Someone missed me while I wasn’t home
I’m quickly remembering what the middle of the night looks like
Can’t stop won’t stop
Actual first day picture, taken by someone else
Gave the baby to the toddler so everyone could relax
Early morning wake up call
I forgot how much I hate carrying these things around
The toddler missed us all
And I missed the toddler too
Even though they let us go home, the whole next week was full of doctor’s appointments and a trip back to the hospital for Finn’s jaunice. It’s my least favorite and it seems to happen every time I have a baby. One more 2 week check up to get through and then hopefully we go to normal, infrequent appointments and I can spend all that time snuggling babies instead.
THIS IS SUPER LATE. IT’S FROM LAST WEEK. I AM DOING THINGS IN ORDER. THERE ARE NO OUTSIDE BABIES IN THIS POST ONLY INSIDE BABIES.
But I did have a baby. You can see him on Instagram.
I’m 2 weeks behind but I’m catching up. If the baby keeps sleeping during the afternoons I’ll have the birth story next, then Fresh 48 photos, then a back to school post, and another week in iPhone photos. Send coffee and wine, BOTH OF WHICH I CAN DRINK AGAIN PRAISE JESUS. (Hahahaha as if I ever gave up coffee.)
Hi Linc, can I take your picture?
Gotta catch ’em all, even if Mommy is so pregnant she can barely walk
YEAH THAT’S RIGHT BE JEALOUS
#lakelife as much as possible
Playing model is Caroline’s FAVORITE
Harkness Park is pretty
Lots of this happening this week
Daddy is the only fun parent right now
Can you believe I even carried my chair this far?
A friend made muffins “for the kids” but I ate three of them
BEHOLD, A MOMENT OF PEACE
The last time my mom friends and I would only have 14 kids at the lake
Evan borrowed my phone to take 300 pictures of Daddy
So that was the week that ended on August 27th. A lot has happened since then. I’ll tell you about it soon.
This is the week in photos that corresponds to the terrible horrible week of solo parenting in 100-degree weather, so there are a lot of photos of us doing…nothing. It was a miracle everyone survived.
Big kid swinging
I let him stay in my bed
We watched so much Pokemon
A strong selfie game
The cat loves my belly
More private lake time
Digging for treasure
Just what she needed: another adorable bathing suit!
OK I guess
More naps. NOT COMPLAINING.
SO GOOD LOBSTER ROLL
Still sleeping in my bed, now with his own pillow and covers
Don’t worry, this deer survived the wash
SO HAPPY to be annoying the crap out of me
Linc loves my bump
So far this week is 100% more relaxing than last week, especially because I HAVE A NEW VAN. We just won’t talk about how my iPhone isn’t really working since the kids dropped it while playing Pokemon. It’s fine. I’ll be fine. The camera is ok, so at least my blogging won’t suffer. That’s the important part.
I’ve written before about how much we love living near Foxwoods, and that continues to hold true. We’ve been lucky enough to attend lots of cool events in the past couple of years (from beer to bowling to kids shows) but I think our Friday night trip to see Cirque Eloize Saloon was the best show we’ve ever seen.
From their press release:
This captivating and energetic show transports audiences to the height of the Wild Wild West era, telling the story of a piano tuner’s astonishing journey through a world filled with gold diggers, rail workers, chorus girls and cowboys. Mysterious and intriguing characters will light up the stage to explosive live music, resulting in a series of unexpected situations packed with rhythmic acrobatic prowess and original choreography. The series begins Friday, August 12 and runs through Sunday, August 21 for a total of 12 remarkable performances at a variety of family-family show times.
It was amaaaaazing. Caroline and Evan could barely stay in their seats, they were SO excited about all the tricks and acrobatics. It was lucky we were sitting with other bloggers and the Foxwoods people, because I would have been worried we were annoying regular show-watchers with all the audible gasping and “MOMMY DID YOU SEE THAT?!?!” Even Linc got super into the show, especially the hoop spinning thing (Cyr wheel, according to Google) and the singing, which he joined in enthusiastically. Like I said when I gushing over the show on Instagram, it’s like a musical combined with America’s Got Talent, two things our family loves. There was a part with a teeter-totter board that made me almost as annoying as the kids, cheering and clapping every time no one killed themselves (spoiler: no one killed themselves, they were all incredible).
Our 4th row seats were awesome
Enjoying chocolate strawberries at the reception, like a good blogger
Step and repeat expert
We borrowed a pen and the kids got their tickets signed. Everyone was SO nice.
Caroline: Are those REAL HORSES?! (No, but fake horses are still very exciting)
Our Friday before the show was an epic disaster. No less than a dozen things went wrong and around 6 pm we were debating whether or not we could pull ourselves together enough to even TRY to enjoy our evening. But the air conditioning plus the amazing show plus the chance to meet with the cast afterward was exactly what we needed to cheer ourselves up as a family and have a great time. If you’re suffering through this unbearable summer like we are, I cannot recommend a night out to see Cirque Eloize Saloon enough. Then you too can start to teach your kids hand-to-hand in the lake.
Video taken by the 7-year-old, but it’s still awesome.
Cirque Eloize Saloon is currently playing in the Fox Theater at Foxwoods. Shows are scheduled for: August 12, 7:30 PM August 13, 4:00 PM August 13, 8:00 PM August 14, 2:00 PM August 14, 7:00 PM August 17, 7:30 PM August 18, 7:30 PM August 19, 8:00 PM August 20, 4:00 PM August 20, 8:00 PM August 21, 2:00 PM August 21, 7:00 PM
Tickets start at $35
We were invited to the opening night of previews of this show at Foxwoods because I’m on their press list and they’re super nice. No other compensation was provided and all opinions and photos are my own.
Bonjour! No I'm not French, it just sounded fancy. Sorry for the confusion. I'm Suzanne, a 33-year-old mom, photographer, Navy wife, blogger, baker, and amateur at pretty much everything else. The stars of the show are Evan, born 4/5/09, Caroline, born 12/19/2010 and Lincoln, born 7/23/2014, with baby number FOUR due at the end of August 2016. We live in Connecticut and enjoy it very much except for most of February and March. You can find more of my photos (or even hire me!) over on my photography site, Ginger Snaps Pictures. I love hearing from you so if you have questions, stories or ideas to share, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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