May Catch Up

I just opened my planner and realized that June is almost here so lets play catch up on May before these pictures get lost.

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This picture of Chloe was actually taken in April, the night she got home from Costa Rica, but I love it so much and had to include it. I was SOOOOO happy to have her home from Costa Rica!!

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Its pretty much been raining the entire month of May (with the exception of this week)

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Friary Family birthday season kicked off with Emma turning 23!! TWENTY THREE! How?!?!

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Beckett started spring soccer. His first 3 practices were held indoors due to all the rain we’ve been having.

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Winnie is always by someone’s side.

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I love watching him play with his toys!

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Lucy is his favorite person to play with. Melts my heart when she comes home from school and plays with him. He waits all day for her to get home.

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My shopping buddy

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Orange lizards

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Hanging out in my room while I was making my bed

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Warm spring days

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I got a new apple watch for Mother’s Day and was pretty proud of my morning steps!

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My sweetest boy

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We tried potty training one day. It lasted ONE DAY! Why are boys so hard to train? This is one stubborn little guy. I’ve been buying small packs of diapers once a week instead of a big box in hopes that we’ll get there soon.

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Beckett is dying for a little brother. Ha! He tells EVERYONE that his baby brother will be here soon. Hahahaha!

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We sat with this couple at Nathan’s christening and Beckett fell in love with them. Here he is going through this lady’s pocketbook. He ended up coming home with a pen and some hand sanitizer. hahaha!

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These two cute dogs showed up on my front steps one day. They hung out with us for a few hours until their owners came and got them. Beck cried that he wanted to keep the black one.

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Flowers from Megan. And the sweetest note from Chloe.

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How Lucy does her homework. He was patiently waiting for her to finish so she could play with him.

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Cutest lunch date in dire need of a haircut. Ha!

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Went to our first Red Sox game of the season. The next one will be in LONDON! Can’t wait!

 

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Mother’s Day 2019

Have you ever had one of those days where all seemed well with the world? That was my day on Saturday. I knew that both Emma and Chloe were working on Sunday so we decided to celebrate Mother’s Day on Saturday. The six of us hopped into the car and headed into the city to pick up Megan.

Our first stop was at Mike’s Pastry OMG! We’ve lived here our entire lives and we’ve never been before!! (well, Megan has since she’s our true Bostonian). It was worth the 40 year wait and I can’t wait to go back!! Just look at this yummy, mint cannoli……img_7641

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We got a big box full of cannolis, cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies. Calories do not count on Mother’s Day!

We sat by the waterfront and talked for about an hour and of course we had to take pictures.

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Then we walked through the North End, which again was a first for Jon and I. I’m not sure why we’ve never been there before but, in my opinion, it’s one of the nicest area’s in Boston.

We walked over to Faneuil Hall where Megan ran into an old friend’s mom. She was so cute! She told Megan that on the train ride over she was wondering if she would run into her. What do you know? In a huge crowded city there was Megan. Beckett kept telling Megan “I love your new town”. After many trips into the city this also felt new to Beck.

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It seemed like Boston woke up with the flowers this weekend. The hustle and bustle of the city combined with the quiet of the waterfront made for a pretty perfect spring day in the city.

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This motherhood job that I have is pretty fantastic! I feel so blessed to call this crew mine.

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(can you tell Beck was happy to have a few hours with his big sister?)

 

 

 

Easter 2019

I want to start off by saying that we so badly missed Chloe at Easter yesterday. She’s off on a school trip to Costa Rica and Panama. I know that she is having the time of her life but I think she missed us also. Can’t wait to have her back in a few hours!!

I am a sucker for tradition! Every year we go to the town field for an Easter egg hunt with the kids. This year I totally was not feeling it. I didn’t even bring it up hoping that everyone would forget about it. I felt a little guilty but figured that Beckett is only 3 and I would take him next year. He would never know. Then I realized that Beckett is 3!!!! We only have a few more years to do this kind of thing. So I quickly reminded everyone about the hunt and off we went!

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I am SO SO glad we went! He had a great time running around collecting all of the eggs. Lucy, Jon and I also had a great time watching and cheering him on. I don’t ever want to take these moments for granted again!

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Lucy and Beckett kept busy the day before Easter baking Easter cupcakes and orange chocolate dipped strawberries.

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Eggs were painted

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and carrots were put out. Early bedtimes were had by all so the bunny could come and leave treats

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Beckett is into Jake and the Neverland Pirates so the Easter bunny put his goodies in a treasure chest this yearimg_7323

The Easter bunny must know that Lucy likes to go Rae Dunn hunting with me because he put her stuff in a new Dunn Easter basket. 57750182938__f43b55bd-7e23-4834-aaef-706fde200c1d

The older girls get boring baskets but they love their new shoes!

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He left Chloe her Birk’s a few days before she went on her vacation but left her a little treat for when she gets home 🙂

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Look at how excited B was!! 3 year olds love the holidays!!

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We went to my parents for a couple of hours in the morning. It was so nice for the kids to be able to hang out with their cousins for a little while.

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Then it was off to Marlene and Brian’s for lunch and some more cousin time with Connor and Camden.

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There is definitely a hole in this family photo. We can’t wait to get our girl back and hear all about her adventures!

 

 

May Little Things

Just a few pictures from May so I don’t forget

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We had our first trip to the ice cream shop.

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We found an awesome park close by. We plan on spending lots of time here once school gets out.

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We took the birthday girl out for lunch. Can you believe she is 22?!?!?!?!

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Beck got some new wheels

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Jon and I went to a couple of concerts in May, including a double date with Matt and Jen.

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Speaking of double dates….. we had lunch with Kirsten and G.

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Now he thinks he’s the coolest thing out there.

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Mother’s Day love with my kids

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3 generations (who like to match)

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My dad had some heart procedures done recently and I spent a few days with my mom

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Megan’s chorus had their senior night and I pretty much cried throughout the entire thing. When her friend Kamryn sang I Will Always Love You I pretty much lost it. Her voice is amazing!! Her friend Lexi sang Thank God for Small Towns and I cried through that one too. It’s safe to say that I’ll be a blubbering mess at graduation and will probably embarrass her and my entire family. Ha!

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Can’t forget Lucy’s Memorial Day program. I usually cry through that one too. This year Beckett kept me too busy to get teared up. He finally met Patrick (one of the babies that Megan and Chloe babysit for). It did hit me that I won’t be at the elementary school for this program for 4 years!! So sad!!

A few more photos from the month:

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We did a collaboration with Herobility. LOVE their baby products! Use code Jillfriary20 if you’re interested in getting 20% off 3 or more products.

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That pretty much wraps up May. Megan is out of school and busy having fun with her friends. Emma is done too and getting ready to hit Iceland next week with Tess. Chloe and Lucy have a couple of more weeks but I know that they’re eager to finish up. We have a fun summer planned and we are all more than ready to get to it!

One more thing, scroll back up and look at that last picture of Beckett’s face. How cute is he?!?!?!?!

 

End of April

Let’s get caught up on the end of April before all the hoopla begins! May and June are hands down my busiest months! May starts Friary Family birthday season. We have 6 months straight of birthdays in this house. Throw in prom, graduation, graduation parties, confirmation and all of the end of the school year activities and we are pretty much out straight. But, you all know that I LOVE it!! We have such a fun summer planned and I’m sure it’ll be here before I know it.

Let’s just take a look at some of the pictures I’ve taken over the last 2 weeks first

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This boy is growing like a weed!! He is SO smart and SO funny!! I LOVE moments like those pictured above because I know that before I know it I’ll be writing about his graduation. He wants me to rock him to sleep before every nap and every night before bed so I’m just going to sit here and soak it all in.

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The weather is starting to get nice so we’ve been spending as much time outside as possible.

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We took a Happy Meal to Lucy the other day and Beckett was in Heaven!! He loves being around her and her friends. The girls always have friends over and he is always the center of attention. Ha!

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Always!

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SOOOO cute!

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Love these girls!

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My boys!

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That picture above was posted by Tori Spelling this week. I have to admit, he is just the cutest little guy EVER!! Instagram has been keeping me SO busy lately!! I just got offered my 8th collaboration of the year. So exciting!! Come visit me over there at instagram.com/jillfriary

 

Happy May!!

 

 

 

Life Lately

Jon hosted the Legend’s box last week at the Red Sox game and it was pretty awesome

Megan had her final choir concert last Sunday morning in Worcester.

The girls sounded amazing!! I’m still trying to get over all of the “last’s” with her. It’s crazy!! Wasn’t she just 9 years old singing in the 4th grade chorus??

Beckett and I had a lunch and shopping date with our friends

Soooooo cute!!

Jon got another 4 tickets to the Red Sox and took Emma, Chloe and Lucy (Megan had a date)

I took Beckett out for pizza and then we hung out watching Boss Baby (currently his favorite movie)

Another quick week!! A few more Pics from the week:

I’m pretty sure this boy just keeps getting cuter

Happy Saturday!!

Easter

Boy was Beckett excited yesterday morning! We had a plan the night before that he would wake each one of his sisters up when he woke up so we could check out what the Easter bunny brought him. He ran into each of their rooms saying “Happy Easter”. He was just the cutest little thing!!

I decided to “get in the photo” this year so most of these are of me. Ha! Ha! Sorry….

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We stopped at my parents for a quick visit before heading over to Marlene and Brians for dinner

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Getting a photo where all seven of us are looking, smiling, keeping eyes open is getting harder and harder. This was the best one. hahaha…not great

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Can I just tell you that these two are really going to miss each other this fall.

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Check out B with his little buddies, Connor and Camden. It was so fun watching him be able to play with his boy cousins.

It was a really great day!! Happy Easter!

 

Easter, a Gender Reveal and a Birthday

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. This year was extra busy and extra exciting!! We started off at home doing an egg hunt with the girls. Not too many 18 year olds get to hunt for eggs, but this was a special hunt. Somewhere in our house was a golden egg. Inside that egg was either blue or pink M&M’s letting the girls know whether they would be getting a baby brother or a baby sister.

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It’s a boy!! I think we were all a little more than shocked to find that out. I honestly didn’t care what we were having. I just wanted to make sure that this little baby was healthy. After you turn 35 the doctors, websites, magazines, message boards Etc.. scare the heck out of you. I would have been completely happy with another girl, these girls are my world. But, when the doctor called to tell me my results I couldn’t stop crying and shaking. I am BEYOND thrilled to have a boy. I can’t wait!!!

After that excitement the girls finished going through their baskets. Bath bombs from Lush were a huge hit this year.

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Mimi and Baba had another hunt at their house

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Then it was off to my parents to celebrate Easter and my mom’s birthday (which happens later this week). I also got to spend time with my brothers and their families and let them know that we were having a boy! More shock!

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After all the excitement of the day we had to drop Emma back off at school.

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The holidays are officially over and now it’s time to move on to Friary Family Birthday Season, which will now run until October!

Soccer Saturday

We have sports going on 7 days a week over here. This is the first time Chloe has played soccer since kindergarten. Her first game was this past Saturday. We all went and had so much fun watching her play. I was impressed at how good she was. Image

Check out that jersey!

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She got right in there! She wasn’t timid at all!

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Great job, Chloe!

Two Days With Lu

Last year at this time I was taking Lu in for her kindergarten screening. Oh man, was I upset! I remember how calmly she took the teacher’s hand and left me in the lobby on the brink of tears. She’s had the last 2 days off due to screening and even though I feel for those new mamas sending their babies off to kindergarten I got to enjoy some one on one Lucy time. We started yesterday off by going to the party store. We were in search of masks for Chloe and Megan’s semi formal this weekend. We had a ton of fun!!

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After that we headed over to Target because let’s face it, Target with a little one makes me feel like a modern mama 🙂 Joking! (Not really)
Lucy picked McDonalds for lunch.

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We finished our day together by taking a nice walk

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We’re just hanging around the house today, watching movies and playing ponies

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Oh how I’ve missed the company during the day!!