a (pretty) ordinary year | week 11

This week was March Break! I have to say, it was nice to sleep in mornings, get ready at our own pace, and go and have fun as a family. Does she really have to go back to school? Let’s get to it.

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march 11 – It was finally decent enough (although still pretty chilly) to play at the park! Looking forward to the days when we don’t have to wear our winter coats though.
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a (pretty) ordinary year | week 9

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Some tastes of spring this week, and another snow storm. Gotta love this time of year! Here we go!

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feb 26 – Had a playdate with this little guy – his manner of playing board games is right up my alley. Sitting up is for chumps.
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feb 27 – I may not be a big fan of snow, but I do love winter sunshine. You really learn to enjoy it more when it’s so fleeting.
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feb 28 – After watching her get dressed this morning, it all became clear why it takes so long for her to come down to breakfast in the morning.
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feb 29 – leap day! There must have been magic in the air – he actually willingly put winter gear on.
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mar 1 – It’s been a while since we came to story time at the library. He was excited to check out all the new flicks.
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mar 2 – Yet another snow day! I got to hang out with my little miss during the other one’s nap time.
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mar 3 – He loved the arrows, so we took our time heading back home after playgroup.
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That was our week! How did yours fare? Follow the circle to find out what happened with Karen Osdieck.

Until next time,

a (pretty) ordinary year | week 5

Well, this week was a celebratory one. My biggest little turned 5! It seems so old to me. Luckily, she seems the exact same – go figure! Here we go.

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day 29 – Potty training hasn’t always been smooth, but he’s getting the hang of it. I won’t miss this phase though!12916_Julia Francesca Photography.jpg

day 30 – The kids went to Literacy Day at the library, and made some masks that they were particularly proud of.
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day 31 – Getting all spruced up before her big birthday party at Galaxy Cinema.
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day 32 – Checking out the sunset from the warmth of the indoors.
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day 33 – She was using the flower as a conch shell and told me “It isn’t working, Mommy!”
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day 34 – Happy 5th Birthday Scarlett! I was all ready to take a picture of her before she blew out the candle, but they never gave her one. As you can see, it didn’t phase her much.
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day 35 – Every year I measure them to see how much they’ve grown, and I’m always floored at how much taller they get!
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What a week! Now that the birthday celebrations are finally wrapping up, we can mellow out – until Felix’s birthday next month that is! Hope you had a great week! Check out the fantastic light in Karen Osedieck’s pictures by clicking here next.

Until next week, xo

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a (pretty) ordinary year | week 3

Another week down for the books. I’m still not a fan of winter, but I will say that at least we haven’t been locked in our frozen prisons like last year. That being said, I’ll take the sunshine back this way any day now! Since I don’t have that option, we’ll deal with it. Reluctantly.

As I mentioned last week, I’ve joined a blog circle for this project, so make sure to follow it around after you’re done here to see some amazing work.

Here we go!

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15|366: My little miss was upset because we had to wait until her daddy got home to go out and make a snowman. And yes, we (read: I) actually made a snowman. The sacrifices I make for my children are really remarkable.

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a (pretty) ordinary year | week 2

I am excited to have joined a bunch of really talented photographers who are also completing a 366 project this year! We’ve decided on the title of a (pretty) ordinary year – because there really is beauty in the mundane of day to day life. Sometimes (more than others) you really need to dig for it, but it’s always there. After hanging out here, be sure to check out Karen’s past week in pictures.

This week involved a bunch of snow days (but no snow pictures because I like to avoid it whenever possible), and baking – which, if you know me, is a very strange and rare occurrence. Here we go!

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