THIRTY | FIFTY-TWO

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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I was trying clothes on Lia, in an attempt to declutter and prep her school/Fall wardrobe, and in true L fashion, ballet twirling and prancing were a must do in a new top.

I'm doing this series - a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.

PS. Her hair has not been chopped off!

TWENTY-NINE | FIFTY-TWO

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We took L to the zoo on a hot, hot day for one last summer hurrah!

I'm doing this series - a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.

THE WEEKLY

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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This week we got through a not-so-fun dentist appointment for L. We put together every puzzle we own. Twice. L pretended to be Harry Potter. We hung out at the pool and spent a family day at the beach. This mama got some Rita's. And last weekend was just the best. Hotel stays are worth gold to kids, it seems. So, I say we chalk this one up to a winner despite the dishes and piles of laundry!

Happy Weekending, xo!

THE WEEKLY

Friday, July 18, 2014

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The last time I wrote a weekly post was back in April. And to say things have been off-kilter since then is an understatement. Summer hasn't been the amazing few months I imagined it would be. It turns out that having a schedule full of activities (school, ballet, etc.) works better for us than long stretches of empty days. Our town is sweet and simple, but sadly that leaves very little for us to do except find our way into our friend's pool as much as we can.

I'm officially in the second trimester of this pregnancy. I got really sick last week while L was away and it's just starting to clear up now and I can only hope the elusive energy bursts and my appetite make an appearance soon. Otherwise, things are pretty normal here.

And this weekend, we're off for a big hurrah to summer trip. We're taking L to the zoo and staying overnight in a hotel for the pool perks.

Here's to a good weekend!

TWENTY-EIGHT | FIFTY-TWO

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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My girl was away at her grandparents house all week so while I don't have a photo of her, I do have one of this teeny babe.

I'm doing this series - a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.

TWENTY-SEVEN | FIFTY-TWO

Monday, July 7, 2014

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We hopped in the car and took a short car ride to meet Grandma over the weekend. This girl is away until Sunday and my mama heart aches for her already. She, however, is quite happy soaking up all the attention at her grandparents house and wants very little to do with phone calls from me.

I'm doing this series - a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.

AND EVERYTHING ELSE...

Friday, July 4, 2014

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And then here's random iPhone shots of the rest of our trip. I decided to spend the summer reading Harry Potter, again. Also, I learned my girl is a big fan of dancing at parties now and somehow she looks like she's a fully grown person at restaurants in New York. I just don't get that...

NEW YORK, AGAIN

Thursday, July 3, 2014

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We spent our last day in New York with intentions of having lunch with M's sister and figuring everything else out on the way. I'm still not sure how the timing of the entire day ran so smoothly. We grabbed lunch at the Amish Market and set out for a nearby pier. We were photo-bombed by a few runners making us feel like classic tourists. And then you can't pass a cupcake bakery without stopping. We spent the rest of afternoon catching the Staten Island Ferry for reasons of having nothing better to do, caught the end of a soccer match and met up with some family for dinner.

It was also a good day. One of the best, really.

NEW YORK

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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We can never seem to get our fill of New York squeezed into the days we have there. There's just too much to see and do and more hot pretzels than we have time to eat. If L had it her way, she'd take the train everywhere and find every. single. park in all the boroughs. I mean, the girl knows what she wants in life.

And this trip felt extra squished. Lots of family to see, a promise to a little one that we'd find an awesome park and a very special quinceaƱera to be part - things felt a little crazy. But we ran with it anyways. We never did find that awesome park but that cool slide seemed to do the trick after a long afternoon at the zoo. We ate pretzels on the street corner and showed L the ropes of riding the subway during rush hour.

It was a good trip.

TWENTY-SIX | FIFTY-TWO

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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She fell asleep on a walk somewhere in the streets of New York and woke up just in time for the best views of The Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry.

I'm doing this series - a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.

TWENTY-FIVE | FIFTY-TWO

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Bath time is still one of happiest times in our home.

I'm doing this series - a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.

TWENTY-FOUR | FIFTY-TWO

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And just like that, a season of ballet has ended. This girl is a true lover of dance and she made the cutest little flower in her ballet school's production of Alice in Wonderland. 

I'm doing this series - a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.