a (pretty) ordinary year | week 23

This week included a visit from Grandma and Grandpa, and a lot of black and white, apparently.

week 23

june 3 – Nothing like jumping on a hotel room bed.
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june 4 – Getting retrospective
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june 5 – She is serious about her colouring.
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june 6 – Even when it’s not her turn, it’s still somehow her turn. We’re working on it.
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june 7 – Goofy little guy
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june 8 – killing time at the eye doctor
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june 9 – He lives to be naked. He wears it well.
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That’s it for this week! Don’t forget to check out instagram for a daily update!

Until next week,


a (pretty) ordinary year | week 22

week 22

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may 27 – chillin’ during movie night
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may 28 – had a fun walk by the water
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may 29 – decorating the sidewalk
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may 30 – an evening stroll
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may 31 – checking out the cows from a safe distance at Keady Market
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june 1 – he worked hard for that Apple Jack, and is rightfully proud of himself.
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june 2 – had an evening date night with my little lady
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Until next week,


a (pretty) ordinary year | week 21

Wow, in a flash, it feels as though summer has arrived! I love it! We hope to get out as much as we can this summer. Let’s take a look at this past week.

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may 20 – Apparently, when I say “Don’t throw sand,” it sounds a lot like, “Please throw as much sand as you can.” My bad.
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may 21 – Having a colourful bath.
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may 22 – Storybook Park reopened, so of course we had to check it out. How these kids don’t throw up after these rides, I have no idea.
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may 23 – Movie night with Inside Out. Obviously hilarious!
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may 24 – He has a big thing with windowsills.
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may 25 – I am obsessed with his little monkey feet. I can’t help it.
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may 26 – My lunch date, hard at work.
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What a great week – can’t wait to see how next week shapes up! Now let’s follow the circle to see Melissa Hines‘ week.

Until next week,


a (pretty) ordinary year | week 17

Another fun filled week – I have teamed up with some really talented ladies for this blog circle, so be sure to follow it around! Let’s go.

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week 17

april 22 – when I told them that Grandma was 10 minutes away, they insisted on watching for her at the window.
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april 23 – She has some amazing reactions sometimes.
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april 24 – It took him a long time to learn how to jump, but now that he’s figured it out, he can’t be stopped.
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april 25 – Fun puzzle time – RAWWR!
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april 26 – I don’t know how much longer I have him in this crib, but I will take advantage of it as long as I can.
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april 27 – Flying high at the park.
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april 28 – Someone wasn’t as into movie night as the rest of us.
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That was our week at a glimpse. Now let’s check in with Cindy and see how her week went.

Until next time, xo

a (pretty) ordinary year | week 15

What a lovely week, filled with hi-jinks and spring like weather! Here we go:

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week 15

april 8 – I was on a conference for work, so we decided to get creative with some of the hotel room decor. A little step outside of the box for me – it sure was fun!

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april 9 – Just another lazy Saturday afternoon..
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april 10 – I guess her PJs were at the back of the drawer..
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april 11 – When he gets home from work, it’s unofficially “Daddy Tackle Time.”
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april 12 – Nothing makes these kids happier than bubble wrap. Well, maybe ice cream. Ice cream AND bubble wrap would be a dream come true.
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april 13 – Got to love this spring weather! We found a field in town that was covered in snail shells!
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april 14 – I love how delighted they can get at everyday things. Here she is marvelling at some paper being printed.
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Hope you had a great week too! Let’s follow the circle and see how Karen’s week was.

Until next week!


a (pretty) ordinary year | week 14

This week was filled with awards and lost teeth! Here we go.

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week 14

april 1 – This isn’t a fancy photo by any means (and yes, I make goofy faces when people take pictures of me), but I am quite proud of it. My husband convinced me to enter some of my images into the Southampton Art Gallery’s Feast for the Eyes competition and one of my images won the Photography prize!
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april 2 – You take one of his fries, you take your chances.
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april 3 – He locked himself into this car seat and couldn’t get out. (Later on in the day he got one of his teeth knocked out – but I spared you that image).
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april 4 – We love Jr. Chef day at the Owen Sound Early Years Centre.
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april 5 – Butterfly at rest.
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april 6 – What a gorgeous spring day.
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april 7 – They were supposed to be cleaning her room. Spoiler alert: It still looks like this.
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Another week in the books – Now we’ll follow the blog circle and see what happened with Karen’s week.

Until next time, xo

a (pretty) ordinary year | week 13

So.. the plan was to do a black and white week. I guess I forgot that the first two pictures were in colour. Oops! Oh well! Here we go!

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week 13

march 25 – Good Friday, the day following the ice storm. I have to say, it sure was beautiful, even if it was a bit of a pain to deal with.32516_Julia Francesca Photography.jpg

march 26 – The morning before our Easter celebrations, he decided to have a little fun with a princess table and dinky cars.
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march 27 – Work hard and play hard!
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march 28 – Just a run of the mill camp out karaoke night in the living room. You know.
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march 29 – Peek!
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march 30 – Sorting everyone out takes time.
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march 31 – Good old fashioned lounging after school.
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Time to follow the circle again – let’s see how Cindy’s week went.

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Until next week, xo