Posts Tagged ‘garden’

My Week(241) in iPhone Photos

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.

Mother’s Day Gardening (and A Giveaway!)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

This post was written as part of my partnership with MiracleGro.

Growing up in New England, Mother’s Day = planting day for my mom. Any sooner and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a late frost that kills everything, and then you have a dead garden and an empty wallet. So she would wait for early May and then spend Mother’s Day in the garden putting in plants and flowers and using the best .095 trimmer line to maintain their garden.

I’ve been planting with the kids on Mother’s Day since they were old enough to help and they love it (OMG just LOOK at tiny 2012 Evan and Caroline planting with me!!) This year Caroline asked every day if it was Mother’s Day yet because she wanted to plant “her” garden. She requested “pink and purple and pink and purple and red” flowers.

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My Week(185) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

This week felt really, really long. But in a good way. A full way. Something about going away for the weekend to Mom 2.0 changed things at home – maybe we ALL needed a break from each other – and we’re all happier to be around each other. Despite spending an awful lot of the week in various waiting and exam rooms, we ended it in NYC proving our kids are really good sports (we made them walk everywhere) and really fun (when they aren’t driving us crazy).

Sunday:

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These are my “before” flowerpots, but that didn’t stop her from trying to take care of them.

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She asked for purple flowers to plant (I don’t even know what these are).

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Mother’s Day at Chili’s (again) calls for finger guns

Monday:

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Freezing, FREEZING cold water

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The gingers are unphased by cold

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So excited about her chocolate frog she forgot to take the plastic off.

Tuesday:

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She tied that all by herself.

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Thank God for iPads (during my NST)

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Wishflowers

Wednesday:

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Pweeeese we swim some more Mommy? Pweeeeeese?

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We bought cat food and paper towels and batteries at Walmart. She is hugging the batteries.

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Fawkes Phoenix is Evan’s new BFF

Thursday:

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Looking pensive about the rain

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In case you thought they were GOOD at posing for pictures.

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Sleeping Beauty

Friday:

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What is this weather even??

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Next year, SHE is going to be coming home on that bus.

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Another day, another visit to L&D

Saturday:

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When you get the Metro-North seats with the power outlet, you get to play Angry Birds all the way in to the city.

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Shake Shack is actually as good as everyone says.

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I think our last family picture (selfie or otherwise) was in October. We heart NYC.

And now I am literally going to crawl upstairs to bed because my left hip is broken (out of joint? sprained? can you sprain a hip?) and I can’t walk. I finally found my sense of direction in New York, but unfortunately it was because we walked EVERYWHERE. I’m pretty sure even the gingers are going to sleep in tomorrow.

Although I did get a super awesome new stroller that’s inspiring me to get back to Stroller Strides. Maybe if my hip pops back in we’ll actually make it this week.

My Week(133) in iPhone Photos

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Sunday:

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Buying myself a few extra minutes to sleep in on Mother’s Day.

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Crazy joy riding kids

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Cheesy cheeses

Monday:

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There’s a snake (and a ginger) in my bed!

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Thinking deep, piratey thoughts.

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Brutus would sleep in here all night if I let him.

Tuesday:

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And then my uterus started crying

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Evan is skeptical of the safety of these extremely sketching swings

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Get outta my way, tiny ginger COMING THOUGH!

Wednesday:

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I think they do better push-ups than I do.

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Oh look, basically my entire childhood on a table.

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Reading to dolly

Thursday:

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I think she found her summer job

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How does your garlic grow? BIG. SO BIG.

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Yep, definitely putting her to work on the farm.

Friday:

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She just realized her shoes are adorable.

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Some days it’s hard to believe this is real life.

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They tricked the deli lady into giving them way too much cheese

Saturday:

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Emergency response gingers, to the rescue!

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Evan was surprisingly good at the hula hoop. Caroline tried really hard.

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Best birthday party ever? I THINK SO.

SO MUCH SUNSHINE this past week. I need to buy some more sunscreen immediately. Or maybe I need a super cool hat so I fit in with my kids. Right now I’m hoping I FINALLY managed to tire them out past a 6 am wake-up call, but I’m not holding my breath and plan to go to sleep right now. Soon. Probably. Maybe after to more glasses of wine.

Wordless Wednesday: LOOK! No Coats!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

It was all of 45 degrees yesterday. Spring in Connecticut!

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