Weekly Round-up | Long Island Family Photographer

Well, if there is one thing I learned this week, its that we have to get out of the house at least once a day or else Lila and I both go a little nuts. So I think I am going to start planning an activity for us everyday when I plan out our week's schedule. That way I don't have to scramble to come up with an idea when things start to spiral at home. 

We got out of the house a bunch this week. Its a little hard to juggle two kids, but I'm getting used to it. The hardest part is wrangling Lila when I have to nurse Logan - especially when we are out. That part is a real challenge. I remember the newborn stage being hard for me with Lila when we were out and about - all they really want to do at that age is nurse and sleep. I remember it getting easier when Lila was a bit bigger and became interested in her surroundings - then outings weren't quite so challenging. I am cherishing the newborn stage with Logan, but do think that things will be a bit easier when I am not nursing quite so frequently.

On Monday I took both kids to Lila's music class. Logan was awesome and slept through the whole class. Later that day we went to have Logan's weight check done at the pediatrician - he gained a whole pound in 5 days!

Some photos from around the house:

On Tuesday I turned 40. Crazy! I kind of feel like I've lived about five different lives already, and on the other hand, I don't know where the time went. I'm pretty darn happy with where I've ended up though. And looking forward to many more adventures!

We went out to lunch at the Nautical Mile in Freeport. It was really nice eating by the water.

Later that afternoon when Eric went to work, I took Lila and Logan over to Eric's parents' house so Lila could play with Eric's dog Riley. The next night Eric and I went to a parent meeting at Lila's preschool - we took Logan with us and he was so good! 

Some more photos from around the house:

We did a bunch of other things this week, too, but I kept forgetting to bring my camera (I'm in the market for a good little point-and-shoot I can keep in my bag). We had dinner at Nana's house, went to Target, the playground, had lunch at Panera and went to Eisenhower Park. 

On Saturday I gave Logan his first bath. He had mixed feelings about it.

I still can't get over how blonde this little guy is.

I pulled out the play mat for Logan last night. He didn't know what to make of it. Lila decided to join him on the mat.

My Project Life spread from last week:

Playing with bubbles in the front yard.

And last night we walked over to Adelphi, the college down the street, for some bunny chasing.

It was a nice way to end the week.

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Most of the links I bookmarked this week are food and drink related. I don't know what that indicates... I am pretty hungry all the time right now I guess!

Recipes I would like to try include these caramelized banana oat muffins, crispy fish tacos with jalapeno sauce, and this chickpea salad.

And these cocktails are on my "to try" list for the summer: The San Diego Mule, and pretty much everything on Tracy's Favorite Summer Drinks list.

Lookiing forward to going to some of these free summer children's shows on Long Island this summer. Darlene Graham is Lila's music teacher!

This app sounds pretty cool - it tells you when the golden hour is about to start - that magical time of day which is best for capturing photos.

I like the sound of these time capsule vaults by One Day

A list of Long Island sprinkler parks...maybe something to do with Lila this summer.

Tips for capturing great smartphone photos.

An article on the awesomeness that is Ravelry.

Like I said above, I'm in the market for a new point-and-shoot camera. I'm looking at this Sony but this Panasonic sounds great, too. 

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And that was our week! Hope you had a great one, too.