Weekly iPhone Photos

I can’t believe that February is more than half over!! Time sure flies when you’re having fun!! This was a very busy, but fun week.

Last Saturday Emma and I went with Liz and all the girls to see the Hasty Pudding show at Harvard. We had dinner in Harvard Square first and then stopped off for a drink before the show began

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It’s crazy that Emma and Ally are old enough to go to the shows (and bars) with us now.

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We had front row

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Monday I introduced Beck to the potty. I surprised him with the potty book and the potty and he was actually excited about it. He stripped down to nothing and spent the entire day peeing on the potty. Of course, we had a plumber show up that day so that was a little interesting. Ha! He did a great job all day but hasn’t sat on it since!

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Tuesday I took Megan prom dress shopping. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping for prom dresses! I’m not even kidding. Her dress is PERFECT!

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PERFECT!!

Wednesday was Valentine’s

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It was also Senior night at the basketball game

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It makes me want to cry!! I can’t believe she is graduating and going off to college!

Thursday we had Lucy’s 4th grade chorus concert

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Off to Middle School next year. Yikes!!

I finished the week off by going to the spa. Liz gave me a gift certificate for my birthday over a year ago but I hadn’t gotten a chance to use it until now. Tomorrow is Megan’s cheer competition. I’m hoping they advance because if not it’s the last one. EVER. I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet!!

A few more photos from the week:

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Happy Saturday!!

 

 

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Beckett Goes to Starbucks

Beckett has a new favorite drink. It’s called a blended chocolate milk. Hahaha! He always hears the girls talking about Starbucks so it’s just one of those places he always tells me he wants to go to.

After a quick Toys R Us trip on Saturday

We took Beck to Starbucks.

He was a little curious about his sisters drinks too

But ultimately decided that he liked his best

Love my new little Starbucks date ๐Ÿ’•

Daily Snapshots

I am trying so hard to get over here and record some of life lately, I have a bunch of random photos from the last week that deserve a little spot on this big World Wide Web.

We took Chloe, Lucy and Beckett to the aquarium this weekend

After the aquarium we walked over to Quincy Market to grab some dinner

I don’t usually look like I’m about to do yard work when I’m out in the city (hooded sweatshirts are never a good idea) but the aquarium was celebrating the Patriots so I had to show my support ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lucy is trying to convince us to get another puppy……. more on that later

Speaking of Lucy, she is the sweetest sister!! She loves taking care of Beckett so much!!

This kid is such a charmer!! He smiles and talks to everyone when we’re out in public. He’s such a happy little boy ๐Ÿ’™

I had to take a picture of these three before they headed off to school the other morning. I know they’re going to complain about the picture. Ha! That’s the reason why they’re not on my Instagram more. All grown up!! *sigh

I love the way he holds my hand when he’s on my lap ๐Ÿ˜

And a few from Instagram

Happy Wednesday

Recent iPhone Photos

One of my New Years Resolutions was to check into this spot more often. Just like my resolution to exercise daily, I failed. Ha! January has been super busy but I’ve been keeping up with my picture taking. Of course, most of my pictures are of B because he’s glued to my hip.

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We had one big snow storm this month. Lucy and Beckett went outside to play ONCE

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We’ve been finding other ways to keep busy (and warm)

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Beckett got his first “job” on instagram

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He also got his very first haircut. Oh man, I was so nervous because I love his long, crazy hair!! It gets super curly after a bath or when it’s humid out. It was getting kinda straight when we had that super cold, dry weather in December too. It’s just the cutest but I knew it was time for a cut when his mullet kept showing up in all of my pictures. Ha!

He wasn’t nervous at all. Chloe and Lucy got their hair cut that day too so we were in there for a while. He kept talking to all of the other women in there and saying “nice to meet you” to everyone who walked in. He also kept yelling to Melissa (our hair stylist) to “CLEAN THIS MESS UP”. Ha! He’s a little stinker.

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He is seriously too cute!!

I love spending the afternoon with these two when they come home from school

img_8200ย Their stories are the BEST!! They are both such GOOD girls. ย We are both going to miss Megan so much when she goes to college in the fall. She decided where she’s going and we put the deposit down a few weeks ago. YIKES!! It’s getting real now!! More on that coming soon.

A few more pictures from the month:

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I’m so obsessed with the winter sunsets!!!

It’s the only thing I like about winter. HA! Even though this space here is quiet I post daily on Instagram. Come say hi! Instagram.com/jillfriary

 

New Years Eve

Another year has come and gone. Hello, 2018!

Our New Years Eve celebration pretty much looks the same every year. We order a ton of lobsters, dance in the kitchen to the same songs (Billy Idol Dancing With Myself, anyone?) sit by the fire, struggle to keep our eyes open until midnight to watch the ball drop and get that first New Year’s kiss. Even though the traditions are the same this year looked a little different because half of our kids were out with friends and boyfriends. But, traditions are important and I want Lucy and Beckett to look back at their childhood and have the same memories as the older girls. I convinced Emma, Megan and Chloe to let me in on their nights and send me some pictures

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And at home

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Beckett wanted to hold the lobster

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Until he didn’t. HA!

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2017 was a really great year for our family. I’m excited about what 2018 will bring! Happy New Year!!

 

 

 

 

December Little Things

I can’t believe we are closing out 2017. It hit me this week that 2018 will bring Jon and I TWO adult children. How is that even possible?

December was filled with a lot of fun but also a couple of stressful days.

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Trips to the doctors are never fun but when you have to bring one of your children to a cardiologist in Boston it’s pretty scary. Luckily we have 5 healthy children!!

We’re starting to get things like this in the mail for Megan

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Each time I find one in the mailbox my heart beats with excitement for her but then I can feel it breaking a little. I tear up EVERY time!

We had her final (ever) choir Christmas show. We’ve been going to these since she was in 2nd grade!

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I’m hoping that Lucy will continue so we have a lot more of these to go to.

Chloe sent me this picture of Beckett while babysitting one night

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I can usually find Lucy and Beckett snuggled up under a blanket watching tv together or hanging out on the heater in deep conversation. Ha! It’s cold up here!!

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Sometime he’ll snuggle up to the dog

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I like to sit and watch him play. I try and take as many pictures as I can because it’s so sweet to watch and I’m sad that I don’t have many pictures of Emma, Megan and Chloe playing when they were little.

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We celebrated Baba’s 72nd birthday this week with our other favorite boy, Colton.

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practiced a little yoga

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Did a little after Christmas shopping

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The month was filled with lots of shopping, lots of music, lots of dates for Jon and I. A lot of love, laughter and really good memories.

Our 2017 Christmas Card

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My best 2017 photos on Instagram

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Happy New Year!! See you in 2018!!

 

Christmas

I always say that I’m going to take more pictures at Christmas but I never do. It’s one of those days that I just try and live in the moment. The pictures that I do take NEVER come out great but I’m going to add them here because it really was a great day and I want to remember it always. Bad, blurry, unflattering pictures and all.

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Collin brought Emma this big teddy bear that Beckett fell in love with

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Christmas Eve was a lot of fun with my parents. You could just feel the excitement in the house that day. Lucy and Beckett were pretty much bouncing off the walls, excited for Santa to come!!

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The kids do their sibling gift exchange on Christmas Eve. It’s always so fun to see the thoughtful gifts they buy for one another.

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Tracey sent this great unicorn blanket to Lucy

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The sky that night kind of stopped me in my tracks. I just stood by my kitchen door and watched every last second until the sun finally sunk behind the trees.

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After my parents left we put on our new Christmas pajamas, took out the big tin of popcorn and watched Christmas movies until it was time to tuck those babies in

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As you can see my house was already trashed and it wasn’t even Christmas morning yet!!

Jon and I stayed up late watching It’s a Wonderful Life

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We woke up to a blanket of snow outside and a pile of presents under our tree

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Brian, Marlene and Liz drove through the snow to come spend Christmas with us

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And of course I don’t have any other pictures.

Beckett is loving his new presents!! The tv hasn’t been on Disney junior at all the last couple of days

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Pottery barn kids reached out to me asking to use that picture of Beckett in his new sleeping bag.

It all seemed to go by in such a blur!! The entire month did!! I have lots of updates that I will post before December is up. Right now I’m going to go pour myself a glass of eggnog and see if there are any Christmas cookies left.