thanksgiving continued... minus the food and plus some sister-love.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My sister Kate is the best.  The bomb!  Dot com!  My fave!  LYLAS (wait a second...)!!  Basically, she has a really busy life with an energetic 14-month old, is in the middle of a move, a new job, and making her main man Mike puh-leased (a full-time job alone).  But still, she surprised me--the new Mom (kind of... you know what I mean) who was recently feeling all down-and-out (waah, waah) that I didn't have much family close by to share Parker's every moment with--and she and her cute 'lil family drove up for Thanksgiving.  She made my heart so happy.  Seriously.  Best friends that are also sisters are the best kind.  Hear hear!  Plus, Parker was kind of a bum the last time he and Quinn saw each other and I knew he could do better.  When I found out they were coming I was all, "Parker, put your best foot forward this time, dammit!  Last time you just laid there!"
We have matching strollers.  Cute, I know.  And sort of matching sweaters.  Cute, I know.  Or is it just getting weird and stupid now?
Mah tea.  One of my favorites.  Get yourself some of that pronto.  It's yum cold too.
Catching up on the Occupy Wall Street latest.  Duh, what else?
"Steve!  There could be dog-poop in those leaves!"
"Bridget, it's natural."
(He's good for my psycho-self.)
Oh, and his hoot hat?  Cause I know you're gonna ask.  He pretty much wears it EVERY DAY thanks to Sarah who sent it to him.  And Joy, who, ya know, made it.  
Lindsey is obsessed with Kate and asked me if we could have an unofficial "God-parent" ceremony to which Kate and I replied, "YES."  Isn't that sweet?  And just so ya'll know, we're not replacing Kate and Mike with already existing God-parents... cause that'd be, um, wrong.  I'm pretty sure Lindsey doesn't have any.  Every gal needs herself some God-parents!
"Oh haaay Parker.  Aren't you lookin' handsome today!  Who's yo' Daddy?!"
I did not claim to eat healthy all the time.  Onion rings, why you gotta be so dern good?!

And that was our weekend.  Wahoo!

40 comments:

  1. Dammit, Parker. So funny.

    I felt the same way on Thanksgiving. Everett didn't give a shit what anybody thought about him...that was obvious by all the screaming, pooting, and refusal to take a nap-ing.

    But I know he's cool. And that's all that matters.

    Lindsey. I like that girl.

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  2. i adore your blog. everything about it. and you crack me up! great post.

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  3. @elizabeth, parker and ee probably talked and were like, "let's mess with those ladies that take care of our EVERY NEED."

    @jessica dukes, thanks girl!

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  4. Sisters are the BEST! I am so lucky to have one too and she is my best friend. She lives about one-hour or so away and every time she comes it is great, quality time together, especially now that she has a niece to love :)

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  5. I want that stroller!!!! Where can I find it?!?! :) Parkers the cutest fo sho!

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  6. Those onion rings look delicious! Oh yea, and your family does too :) I love that sweater+orange scarf combo you had on!

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  7. @olivia, it's the city select by baby jogger! love it.

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  8. sisters are the best :) that story about lindsey is beyond adorable!

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  9. I love those moccasins - i need a pair pronto!

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  10. i miss my sister...we haven't met over a year now.after she graduated from college, she moved back to Bali.she's working there now

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  11. Onion Rings. Get. In. Mah. Belly.

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  12. how sweet of her to drive up for you :) we're moving to texas this summer and i'm scared that i'm gonna miss my fam, and especially my sister, up here in ny wayyy to much. sisters who are best friends are such a blessing.

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  13. lindsey is so stylish. but then again, so is parker in that owl get-up.

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  14. this post made me homesick for the north shore! i love your sweater oh, so much. and, yay for sisters! glad you guys had a great visit.

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  15. Wow, it's 8 in the morning here but those onion rings are looking goood! And that owl hat is adorable!

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  16. I love this post - you crack me up! But seriously, I'm glad your sister was able to come hang out with you. I'm also glad that there wasn't any poop in the leaves!!

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  17. Lindsey. Love.

    Seeing you and Kate makes me want daughters.

    I would like to see more jazz hands out of Kate, though. I know she's got moves. Video with Quinn? Seen it. Loved it.

    I'd say Parker pulled his weight this time. I liked his little self in those natural leaves.

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  18. You and your sister are so beautiful! Love that you guys are so close and loving. Isn't Thanksgiving so much more fun with more people, babies, and onion rings?

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  19. This looks like so much fun!! Surprise family visits are the BEST when you live far away. I'm also loving those gorgeous buildings you're walking by in the stroller pics. Makes me miss New England!

    xx Melina

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  20. I think you ate at my favorite of all favorite "fast" food seafood places in those last pictures.

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  21. More importantly than the onion rings, are you eating a lobsta roll? Mmmmm. I hope so.

    One day you and kate and me abd booke will spend a day together. It will be magical.

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  22. Dying for your sweater coat. Love it.

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  23. What lovely photos!
    LOVE his owl hat!

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  24. hahah oh my goodness. I'm cracking up. And he is SO adorable!!

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  25. I think that same thing about piles of leaves! Made me chuckle. And the boy looked happy as a clam. Fun holiday happenings!

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  26. sweater envy!!! what is that neutral tribal cardi wrap beauty!?

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  27. Lindsey is the sweetest kid alive from what I can tell. I think I want to be just like her when I grow up.

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  28. @ahn, a crab roll. but a lobsta would've done just as well. and us and our sisters would be magic, yes.

    @grace, asos, girl!

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  29. My mom put my sister and I in matching clothes until we were 10 and 13. Now the weirdest thing, we often show up to places wearing the same outfits or matching colors. Creeptastic.

    Parker is soooooo cute I can't handle it!

    So glad you had sister-time. It really is the best :)

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  30. i want dylan and parker to meet so they can wear their hooty owl hats and we can die from the cuteness!!

    and the red beanie, carseat shot?! who's that big boy?!

    oh, and hi-fives to lindsey for her rad choice in footwear.

    xx

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  31. OMG, his little owl hat is TOO cute!

    Meggy from Chasing Davies and Chasing Babies

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  32. @sara, they'll meet one day. i gots a feeling!

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  33. i'm so glad someone already asked where your adorable sweater/cardigan came from. LOVE IT! and might have to have one! ;)

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  34. You're wearing my outfit. That top outfit is all I ever wear up north.

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  35. okay, i seriously just enjoyed every word and picture of this post. Love Steve's shirt. LOVE your sweater. And seriously LOVE the look on Parker's face.

    Just too much for me to handle.

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  36. Looks like such a fun time! I about died at Parker's cuteness in that pile of leaves... Glad Steve talked you into it :)

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  37. i DIE for that long, comfy, fabulous sweater you're wearing. and the scarf, too. you = so stylish.

    and now i'm totally craving onion rings.

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  38. first come caller...err..commenter, long time reader. This is such a cute and nice way to get out of the dumps. Best friends knows exactly when you need cheering and what to do and say to brighten the mood.

    Also, I love that carrier. Is it a Boba? Anyways, your little one should bit a bit higher. Basically, you should be able to kiss the top of his head. That's about all. Babywearing is the best!!!!

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  39. what kind of boots are those moccasins?! they are amazing, and I now need a pair. fill me in please! :)

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  40. @victoria, it's a beco! not a boba.

    @haley, minnetonka!

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