The playground is a classroom of life. So much joy till they see each other’s toys. And doesn’t matter what age they don’t want to share. It’s like a business meeting btw 4 of us, Mila and I, the other mom with the baby. I understand that understanding your position in the meeting and knowing how to provide input is essential but it doesn’t work 🙈At the end of this meeting I just want to cry, because my baby is crying, the other baby is crying and I guess the other mom too 😬😬
Can we all just be more like Paddington the bear??💕🐻
He sees the best in everyone. He works hard. And always does what Aunt Lucy tells him to do.😍
I’ll be totally honest, I was crying like a baby in the end😭
Here’s a few pictures of Henry’s first birthday party decor! It was all super simple but I felt like the colors really popped on our grey and white walls. I bought a helium tank and put all of the balloon arrangements together myself (which saved a lot of 💰), bought simple letters for his name from Walmart, hung a string with pictures from his first year of life clipped to it, jelly beans in mason jars for favors, inexpensive streamers for a high impact background & of course food and punch! #firstbirthdayparty#firstbirthdaypartydecor#babycheeks
I had probably my most favorite day in a long time today. Sean is off on Sundays now, so we grabbed breakfast at Josie's, made a couple quick errands, came home and continued our Lego building. Lil and I got the mail and she had a letter from her friend who moved away. We went for a family walk around our neighborhood and then watched the Patriots game, made pizza together and just had a generally relaxing and fun day. I put aside thoughts of work and just played with my kids and tried to focus on being a mom. I have felt more myself today than I have in a while. I haven't been allowing myself time, let alone a day, to rest and relax. I need to do a better job of that. The work will always be there, but gosh, these kids are growing so quickly. ✨
How was your weekend? How do you like to spend your days off?
I'll show you the back view of Greyson today because yesterday he took a tumble down the stairs which resulted in a huge lump above his eye 😞
I was up the coast away from home at the time but luckily mum is an oil addict and took lavender and frankincense with her so I could quickly ease the discomfort. The swelling has definately gone down and he's not bothered by it 🙏
P.s oil shelves for sale! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
It’s so easy to forget that just like adults, babes can have off days too. Their little bodies hold just as much emotion as ours and sometimes theirs explodes into something we like to call “terrible twos”. But here is proof that when he’s not soaking the remote control in apple juice, hijacking bubble baths or pulling hair bird is a pretty down to mars kinda guy
Before I saw you, I loved you. When I saw you, I couldn’t imagine anything more beautiful, until I saw you and your sister side by side. My daughters. I gave birth to you, but you helped me give birth to the mother inside me. Someone I am most proud to be. ♥️
Dear Lily, on the night you turned two you woke up with a fever, crying and upset. And I wasn’t mad about it at all, cause I held you and rocked you, just like we used to do those all those nights not so long ago, when you were still so tiny. Just another awesome day getting to be your momma. Happy Birthday to my girl!
I was certain we were getting robbed early this morning.
We were all still in bed, and whilst still fast asleep - and still very dark out - I hear a closing and opening of a door, the cat running for its life throughout the house, and then a bang!
I sprung out of bed and then stopped at the door frame. I hesitated, and then decided to listen quietly. And there it was, more noise coming from the living room!
So I scream at Yves: "Someone's in the house! Get up NOW!!".
As I say that, Yves - also half asleep - decides that the logical thing to do at that moment is get dressed before chasing the burgler out of the house (😑). So in a split second, I take charge, (with nothing in my hands - What the hell am I thinking?!) get out of the bedroom, and I see Will in the living room petting the cat. 😳😣
See, I forgot that yesterday we told Will that he was big enough now that if he woke up before us, and didn't want to stay in bed that he could get out of his bedroom quietly and watch TV. But that he had to pull up the curtain and make sure it was day outside.
I think I need to get him one of those lights that tells him when it's night and when it's morning, because clearly his judgement is still lacking. Tell me, which one do you use?
i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that
Anak bayik yg mulai sering galau bak ABG. Rewel2 ga jelas krn udah mulai punya banyak keinginan tapi susah buat ngomongnya. Beda dengan kakaknya dulu yg umur setaun udah ceriwis, ini Aka agak lama ngomongnya. Jd lebih cranky karena gregetan ga bisa ngungkapin apa yg dia mau 😁
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I have been saying no to the kids constant pleas for a big floaty thing. They have been at me for a good 2 years now.
I am not sure why I didn’t want one. Maybe because I thought they looked ridiculous, not adorable like Lili kept telling me.
I finally relented, I mean it did take them a while to wear me down. Target had this pink flamingo on sale for $10 so I thought what the heck why not.
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! The kids loved it. Look at Lili lol doesn’t she look like she’s having the time of her life?! Sorry mum was such a fun killer before kids, you can have all the floaties you want now. .
I truly realize how much of a “mother” I’ve become when I’m threatening my child with a suppository, in the park bathroom, if he doesn’t go (because we’re on our gazzillionth bathroom trip of him crying wolf/💩) - but it worked. Hallelujah 🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
#BlessThePeopleInTheStallNextToUs#IWasJudgingMyself (Oh and we tried the tactic of not taking him bc he kept crying wolf/💩, and he 💩 his pants - he likes to outsmart us/keep us on our toes). Toddlers and 💩are fun — S I K E
Oh and I’m fully aware I missed penciling in part of my eyebrow 🤦🏻♀️
Henry’s first birthday party was a blast! He truly partied hard. 😂 I was happy with the decor & food, we had a good group of kids and adults & it was just all around a good time! Our trampoline got a TON of use and I was so grateful that while we may have a smaller house we have a huge backyard with a lot of fun stuff in it! I actually love having a small house for being close to my family, not as much to clean, more affordable, etc. but I was worried that we wouldn’t be able to fit all of our friends and family in it. Then came in our big back yard and saved the day! The kids played outside the whole time and the adults went in and out. Success!! 😉😉🎉🎉😊😊 #firstbirthday#family
My little explorers, keeping a lookout for dingoes and snakes like the little Aussies they are (side note: we found quite a few, a red belly black by our tent and something that was either a python or possibly a tiger snake crossing the road into the campground). It doesn’t faze me anywhere near as much as I thought it would but I’m forever telling them to be careful when playing around here... #motherhoodunplugged