Have you noticed all the leaves falling as you drive down the road?! So bittersweet! I love this time of year so much... but also find myself wanting to hold on to it as long as I can. Thankfully our peak colors don't hit for another month or so. 😊🍂#kathrynleephotography
☹️ My story as a child with a sick mom ☹️ (link in bio @momtalk.nl )
▪️it's a Dutch written story ▪️I also want to write it in English for my international followers ▪️it's a story about depressions .
Do you think depressions are a real illness? #Repost @momtalk.nl ・・・
Kopp kind staat nu online! Lees met ons mee en kom erachter wat een kopp kind is. Link in bio #momtalknl#koppkind#momlife#momblogger
Someone needs to tell these two that holidays are about lie-ins and lazy mornings. We've been up at 7.30am every day, and have already been asked at least eight times already today if we can go get bikes ... the hire place doesn't open until 10am so we'll be first in line 😂
I am enjoying our Dutch mini pancakes for breakfast though. We're on our second pack of 72 😳 and are living on pancakes and pizza ... the best diet 🥞🍕👍🏼
Our @eurocampholidays is in such a pretty area that we're hoping to see more of over the rest of the week. We've bought an enormous map of cycle routes (I think we're being a bit adventurous 😂) and as the sun has made an appearance we're going to head towards a beach near The Hague today 🚲
Tonight we were watching the Minnesota Twins baseball game when Chase started crying a very scared cry. At first we couldn't figure out what was going on when suddenly I realized that he was totally freaked out by a scary looking villain in the Taco Bell commercial. I've never really seen him that scared and it made my heart sad to see him so distraught. He calmed down, though he talked about the "scary guy" the rest of the evening. We tried to explain that the villain was pretend, but that's a difficult concept to grasp for a little guy who thinks Elmo is real. He's at an age where his imagination is in overdrive and it's hard for him to tell the difference between fantasy and reality. A few minutes after being tucked into bed he got up and said he was scared. Josh got him back into bed and said some extra prayers for him and he's been sleeping soundly ever since. Sweet dreams, sweet boy. 💙#allthefeels#momlife#wildimagination#throughtoddlereyes#toddlerlifestyle
This may not appear to be the most visually stimulating photo, but his little folded leg and bendy finger are a part of his childhood that I don't want to forget.
Also love the speedy excited Felix feet on the move with Uncle Teddy close behind. 💙
Why did no one ever tell me how fun it is re-editing photos from old sessions?! Got sidetracked in Lightroom today, applying my current editing styles to old photos for funsies (only minor changes really) and now I'm all 😍😍😍 I can't believe this session was 18 months ago; this is if one of my favourite clients ever ♥ I think you should all prepare yourselves for some blasts from the past over the next few weeks!! xx #lecindawardnewborns
Honestly most days I wonder how we got so lucky. These two are incredibly easy going. They play so well together, they are patient, thoughtful, and kind. They do an amazing job of verbalizing their feelings at such a young age. I often say they make parenting a 2 and 3 year old as easy as it can possibly be. And then every once in a while it feels like someone sneaks in and replaces them with more typical 2 and 3 year olds. Today was one of those days. Scout seemed to be feeling exceptionally sensitive. Most things he usually has a well of patience for sent him into immediate emotional meltdowns. He also struggled to follow guidance or reminders today, which is usually a strength of his. On several occasions I asked him to take a break from playing with certain toys after multiple reminders on how to play with them safely. At the end of the day instead of unloading his belongings out of the van one at a time and then closing the van door independently, like he usually does, I needed to carry him and his belongings into the house, which never happens. This sparked another emotional meltdown. Cedar also struggled today. She bit Scout twice, once leaving a solid bite mark through his Tshirt. She also grabbed hair on the back of my head, tangled her hands in it, pulled to the point of pain and wouldn't let go. They both had what appeared to be a restful night sleep, they took almost 3 hour naps, they ate well and I was spending time with them. So the usual culprits that explain this kind of day were not the issue. However, in the midst of these shadows while eating lunch, I heard Scout say, "Cedar, do you know what? I love you," and Cedar replied, "You know what, I love you." Scout then said, "You are making my heart smile." During dinner we were reflecting on the day and the multiple bumps we all had, (myself included...it was a hard day to show up gracefully,) and Scout said, "Mama, do you know what? I love you." It is without a doubt true, the darkest shadows reveal the most beautiful light.
Someone once told me, "You're not the same person you were before you had kids." I knew they meant it as an insult...but I took it as a compliment. Because I would hate to know that I was the exact same person I was before I became a mother. I still love naps, sleeping late, and I still have a hard time being serious in situations when I'm supposed to be serious. I'm in my thirties. I'm as hard headed as they come, set in my ways, & I don't think I'm changing some of my core characteristics this late in the game. But before I became a momma to these two little blondies, I never really knew what it meant to put yourself last. I never knew what it meant to hope to try & teach someone how to be a good person. I never knew how it felt to second guess every one of my actions & wonder if I'm doing everything right. And I never knew what it meant for someone else to hold every bit of my happiness in their hands. If my kids are upset, so am I. If my kids are nervous or scared, I am too. And when my kids are happy & safe, there's nothing that could bring me down. I pray every single day that they outlive me & I never have to live a day without them. They replaced the old me & made me grow like I didn't even know was possible. They are my everything 🍂
I'm coming to the reality that I spend a lot of time at the park/ stray cat litter box... I'm also not crazy about sand. Hunter on the other hand loves the stuff, especially in his mouth 🙃 #memoriesmade#momofboys
"I want my Spider-Man tattoos everywhere, like daddy." Then he found shorts like dads too and happily posed for photos. These kids are so lucky to have such an amazing role model and hero in @mister_street ❤️
📍In 1903, the Union Rock Company founded a quarry, originally named Brush Canyon, for excavation of crushed rock used in the construction of city streets. The quarry ceased operation in the late 1920s, leaving the caves behind. 🎥The most well-known appearance of the tunnel entrance is likely as the entrance to the Batcave in the Batman television series of the 1960s. Also other TV series such as Wonder Woman, The A-Team, and Star Trek, among many!