Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Some December in Connecticut Stuff

Monday, December 11th, 2017

We had 6 inches of snow on Saturday, which was beautiful but incredibly inconvenient. It ruined my long-planned styled photo shoot with a whole bunch of very cold children, and then the roads were terrifying when Caroline and I attended the Nutcracker. I hate driving in the snow, even after a decade in New England. But we made it and had a lovely time. The boys stayed home with a babysitter – Evan was so excited to “get babysitted”, for some reason he thinks that’s the coolest – and she reported they were great. I guess I’ll know if she’s telling the truth if the next time I text her she’s unavailable forever. The roads were clear and the snow was still on the trees on Sunday, so we went back out to get a photo for the back of the Christmas card.The kids are hoping this is the start of a very snowy winter, which I am totally ok with as long as from now on I don’t have to leave the house during the storm.

Here’s an update in photos of what we’ve been up to in the past few weeks.

Poor Finnegan had his regular check-up this week, and what I thought was just a baby cold had turned into a double ear infection. You’d think a baby in that much pain would complain, but he’s just been a boogery ball of sunshine (except when you put him outside in the snow)(he haaaates the snow).

Caroline does not hate the snow.

 

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Friday, March 24th, 2017

Not that 333 actually represents anything especially meaningful, but it does seem like a ridiculously high number of weeks to have been doing this. When I started I only had ONE KID.

Sunday:

LAND SHARK

Just a few more sink baths before he’s big enough for the real tub

Adjusting my camera, my Sigma Art is still on point

Monday:

And THIS is the grocery store I just finished terrorizing!

Make-up storage

I am officially just an armrest

Tuesday:

Snow Day waffle assistants

Doing some journaling

My husband thinks he’s funny or something

Wednesday:

Not quite spring yet

Library visit

She would have just stayed until they threw her out

Thursday:

Adorable

Linc pretending he’s a big kid

Ignoring the mess because sometimes you just have to

Friday:

Find the hidden toddler

Babies love babies

Linc took 800 photos just like this one

Saturday:

My spring banner is missing it’s flowers. Because children.

Sittin’ baby sits now

Cards and taco dip

Since today is only Friday, I’m now caught up on my weeks. I’ve started putting together stuff about our Disney trip already (the one we aren’t even going on for several more months) because I don’t want to forget all the sites I’ve found super helpful while we’re planning. But reading other people’s vacation recaps is my new favorite thing, so if you have any – or follow someone who has been to Disney and written about it – drop me a link. I could seriously read about standing in line to meet Anna and Elsa all day.

 

 

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Snow Day!

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

The other night E and I spent a solid 5 minutes trying to figure out why our DVR wasn’t recording SNL before we realized it was Friday.  That’s what happens when you get 20 inches of snow and a bunch of days off. Snow days are both really relaxing (no lunches to pack! no schedules!) and really, really stressful (so many children all home and trapped inside for most of the day, so much hassle to get them dressed just to go out for 10 minutes, SO MUCH FIGHTING).

But mostly my children love the snow and just want to spend as much time playing in it as possible. And eating it. They’re all obsessed with eating snow.

This hill is walking distance from our house, behind what used to be an elementary school but now is just an empty field. It’s an easy walk, except if you’re carrying a 2-year-old through unbroken snow almost as tall as he is. Then it’s exhausting. Also the 2-year-old can’t climb back up the hill when he sleds down, so I have to carry him back up every time. I talked him into swinging for a while instead. But the big kids slept really well that night.

In case you’re wondering, that house at the top of the hill is the Greene Mansion, but it was turned into condos a long time ago so it’s not a mansion anymore. I can’t find anything online about it, but it’s definitely in the same walking tour pamphlet as my house. I should go to town hall and get more of those.

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

I realized that although I managed to blog for real last week I forgot my iPhone post. This is the week before Christmas.

Sunday:

The American Girl Store: where tiny pianos are a necessity

Caroline + Kit

Then Kit came to Target and insisted on a nutcracker

Monday:

Good morning, Kylo.

Big boy haircut makes him look SO BIG

I might have a matching jams problem

Tuesday:

Dad pro

Frozen puddles

More shopping with Caroline + Kit

Wednesday:

3 am Christmas tree makes getting up with the baby not so bad

She’ll read to anyone who will hold still

The kids REALLY REALLY love filters

Thursday:

Who doesn’t want to go to Target 3 days before Christmas?

That explains why that drawer is broken (and also why our furniture is bolted to the wall)

Bumpa is Linc’s hero

Friday:

BabyGuy Box swag!

Watching our favorite Christmas movie

BITING THINGS

Saturday:

Mormor needed a photo in the shirts she bought

Wrapper’s delight

Christmas angel

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Sunday, April 10th, 2016

This week was very long. Or at least it felt very long. I think all the weeks feel long when it’s SNOWING IN APRIL.

Sunday:

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Morning baths are hilarious

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Can you see that? Bright blue sky, GIANT SNOWFLAKES.

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I took all of the ugly shirts out and replaced them with Mini Boden, because I am a kid clothes snob.

Monday:

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Go home Connecticut, you’re drunk.

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All my children should wear this color always

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We made cupcakes for Evan’s birthday and I let them eat all the leftover frosting for dinner

Tuesday:

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Too many fingers

tuesday2

Take all these cakes right over there to the checkout. All of them.

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Neither of us is thrilled that he is NOT napping

Wednesday:

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Linc agrees The Price is Right is the best way to spend the morning

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The most delicious food you can eat – Fried Chicken Benedict from Hash House a Gogo

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Casinoing like a champ

Thursday:

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Loves his new diapers

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Also loves plain grapefruit for breakfast

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Better than snow?

Friday:

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Linc is stalking my flowers

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Everyone loves whatever this pointless game is

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This is why I never have any water

Saturday:

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Elephants

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He would pretend to collect eggs and pretend to milk cows all day

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GIANT BIRD WATCH OUT FOR THE GIANT BIRD

There is no snow in the current forecast. I feel very hopeful that we might actually get some spring in the near future, or at least less snow. I can’t handle much more snow. I’m too pregnant for snow. My entire maternity wardrobe is maxi dresses and cardigans, so it has to be at least 60 degrees as soon as possible. OK THANKS GOOD TALK.

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