With a new year comes a big change. We have changed our name from @avaleemichelle to @ourfamilyinsquares 🙌🏼 This is to create a feed that reflects our family much more and incorporate special people in Avalee's life, while still focusing on my photography and repping👌🏼 We hope you love it as much as us xx
➖And in the blink of an eye my baby is off to school! I’m already proud of you • OLIVIA MARIE •
If you’re looking for me today I’m the Mum who won’t take her sunnies off 😢😎
Bulk love to all the kids today starting school and a big 🥂 to the mummas!
Post a pic of your little one in their baggy uniforms and oversized backpacks! This is my favourite day on social media!! 😘
• our funny sunday morning (did you see our stories?)
children don’t need much to be happy. look at his face! 😍
so, we are applying minimalism style in our lives. less is more! 😉 ⠀ • nossa divertida manhã de domingo (vocês viram os stories?)
criança não precisa de muito para ser feliz. olha a carinha dele! 😍
por isso, estamos aplicando o estilo minimalismo em nossas vidas. menos é mais! 😉
First day of Prep feels! Harper woke up at 5:45 this morning and came in to us fully dressed in her uniform (skirt on backwards 😂) , shoes done up and hat on. She very matter of factly told me that she had put her bag in the kitchen and that I needed to put her lunch and drink bottle in it. Then she had to wait around for another 2 hours before we could go. Upon getting to school, she found her best mate, we played and chatted then it was time to go! She took Harper (her bestie) by the hand and sat down ready to begin her new adventure as a school kid. What a treasure ✨#daughter#laceylaner#childhood#growingup#beach#swim
Almost threw this one out. If the kids KNOW there is a camera involved it is sour attitudes all around. This is why I freeze our moments with a lifestyle/documentary approach. Letting them be as they are is my best bet. But these shots are for me and this is us as we are. And I really love us ❤️
I had such a great time today at @keymomentfilms #fromphototovideo workshop! There was a bride and groom we were videoing but then I decided I wanted to capture the kids instead. Video is something I really want to offer to my families so that’s what I wanted to take away from it. I still may play with my clips from the couple but this is the video I made today at the workshop. I hope you love it and it gets you excited to make a couple Valentine’s Day cards this year! Thank you, Mary and Jamie for being the rockstars that you are!
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. ♥️
Even on my worst days, he still makes me smile. ⠀⠀
I had no idea what God was doing when we found out I was pregnant with Mason (3 years ago this month), but goodness my life would be so dull without him.
Today was a good day. We took advantage of the warmer weather, and GOT OUTSIDE! Winter is tough. Carter is a different person when he is cooped up, as I’m sure most kids are. When he can get out, get exercise, and explore...he is someone new. He’s happy.
We discovered hiking a couple of years ago. It was really good for Rue. And the rest of us. He climbs, runs, jumps, balances on rocks, and even goes for a swim sometimes. It’s nice to take a step back from the chaos, and get lost in nature. ❤️
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 😁
January is one of my favorite times of the year in nature, and I realize I am likely saying that because I live in a part of California, where winter is relative and we don’t even see snow. This is the time when nature is poised just before spring, we get more rain and colors begin to shift. All that potential!
You can enjoy more images of the January garden on the blog at: goo.gl/0mkGwn - or link in profile
This little bit of “warm” weather teaser this weekend has me daydreaaaamin’ of long, salty summer days. 😍🌞🌺 Ive realized I’ve lived up north for too long now when my Florida native self thinks 60 degree weather is warm. It really is though after what feels like a hundred years of single digit temps. 🙃
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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. .
My life is currently an endless cycle of holding the baby, cooking, and laundry. Doesn’t make for the most diverse Instagram feed. (Not complaining though - 2 out of those 3 activities are bliss 👶🏻👩🏻🍳)
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