7QT: Boy, Break, Baby, Bonus

I haven’t done a 7QT since February!! Here we goooooo.

 

1. Baby BOY 3

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In case you missed the news, we decided to find out what we were having (thank you to my trusty Pro/Con list persuasion) and it’s a boy! We did a little gender reveal with the kids and they were soooo cute about it. Prim didn’t throw a fit which I was anxiously waiting for but now just says silly things like, “My baby boy is a baby sister” with a smirk or “Hi poopoo baby!” then kisses my tum. I had a feeling I was having a boy because I’ve had about 5 dreams that he was a he and even in passing, I kept referring to the baby as a he or saying his. The only reason I thought maybe I was having a girl is because I am been outrageously moody like when I was pregnant with Prim. -_____-
We still don’t have a name picked out, but the wonderful naming genius Kate of Sancta Nomina is doing a consult so stay tuned to see what her suggestions are!

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2. Easter

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Easter was great! Mass was great! Brunch at the Fikes was great minus Atlas losing it because he didn’t like the idea of having to find eggs that he didn’t know where they were hidden so he ended up helping hide them instead. “Atlas losing it” can pretty much sum up April 2017, choleric assertiveness or actually melancholic angst? Save that for another post.

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Then we headed to Daniel’s parents because it was also his mom’s birthday so the kiddos got to do 2 egg hunts and luckily Atlas accepted the rules of not peaking during the hiding.

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3. Ferris Odin

My sister Mallory had her baby! Ferris Odin. <3

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4. Spring Break

Daniel was out of town on a business trip for the last half of O’s spring break and I would love to say I handled it well like I usually TRY to, but this time I was kind of a pregnant wreck. Weepy, emotional, stressed. My mom had surgery one of the days he was gone + boys in swim class + usual daily stress + potty training Prim + remember “Atlas losing it”, well he did over almost everything and busted his mouth pretty bad the last day by tipping backwards on a chair. But! Daniel came home a couple days later and all was better.

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Wouldn’t be a mom blog without a potty training photo— she’s been doing amazing btw! Also swim lessons were great! Oliver is a little less fearful + Atlas is a little more safe so win win.

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Prim also believes she is a princess and made us all fawn over her sitting in this exact spot, admiring the flowers EVERYDAY of swim.

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5. Day to Day

We’ve had the casual hangs where you play HORSE, read on the porch, and friends stay over late watching Planet Earth II….

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…ice cream outings….

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… your dog getting out of your backyard 2x in one week….

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ya know how it goes.

6. Paris

Not day to day, but we are 1 month out from our big solo trip! Half of the trip’s travel and accommodations are still not planned which is SO unlike me and Daniel, but I think it’s because no kids are coming so we aren’t as motivated. A little (kinda big in my melancholic mind) bump came up yesterday when Oliver’s school sent home that the Kindergarten graduation is scheduled the day we fly home…..a couple hours before we land. 1. Part of me is like, kindergarten graduation!? lol why? 2. IF THERE IS A GRADUATION I NEED TO BE THERE. I burst into tears when I read it and keep tearing up whenever I think about missing it so I reached out to his teacher and she is being SO kind and going to talk to the principal about how flexible they are with possibly changing it to a different day/time. God bless this school. Look at this big boy, I gotta see him graduate? Kindergarten.

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Also, which 48 hour trip would you recommend: London or Amsterdam? I’m pulling for London because of my monarchy love (see the next take), but would love a more experienced opinion. Thanks!

7. Movies + Shows + Books

I’m trying to remember all the media I’ve consumed since the last time I checked in… which is far too much to admit.

We saw Hacksaw Ridge, loved it. Saw the new Beauty and the Beast, meh. I really liked Luke Evans and Dan Stevens but everyone else was blah. Finally watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and surprisingly really enjoyed it.

While Daniel was gone I binged Victoria and it was amazing. I love Victoria and Albert so much. So I recommend 100%.

I read the short novel, Gunnar’s Daughter, and loved it. It was so tragic and horrific and interesting. Finished Emma and I think I loved it more than Pride and Prejudice. I’m still working away at The Screwtape Letters and started Anne of Green Gables because I’m supposed to have read it, right?

 

**8. Bonus because it’s been too long and I have too many photos to post**

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Linking up with Kelly!

TGIF TGIF TGIF

 

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4 Comments

Sarah

You record memories of your children so well with gorgeous photos! I need to do this better.

For a 48hr trip- I think you are flying from Paris?- I would do Amsterdam. It is a compact city and you could soak up much of the feel and see key sights much more easily. London, I think, would be too overwhelming. There is sooo much to do and see, travelling around it alone can take a lot of time and it’s so busy, I think you would feel you are missing lots or rushing. Or just be generally stressed about what to prioritise to see. I think it’s better to do it over a longer trip and do it well. (I’m from the UK and have been to London a few times).

I’m also thinking of what is the best and least stressful trip for a pregnant woman!!

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Jenny

1. Prim’s natural highlights. Omg. I’d like to consult with her stylist
2. You are one of maybe 3 blogs I click open embarrassingly fast for these kind of old school ala carte posts because they’re my FAV. I wish we all did them still. And you’re an amazing photographer.
3. 3 boys!!! Get ready. Move over Whole Foods, say hello to new boyfriend Costco. Weeping and honest.

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Aicha

Love your family Easter picture so much! Also curious as to how you deciced on names for your 3 kiddos? Congrats on the new baby boy!

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Sophie

Amsterdam for sure! I’ve never commented before today but I had to because Amsterdam is a really wonderful 48 hour trip. I feel like London takes way more days to soak in, and also the weather in London will almost certainly be worse. I did a Paris trip with friends three years ago, and went to Amsterdam for two days in the middle and it was a DELIGHT. Also the train ride was kind of pretty? The Netherlands are so flat and green!

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