New place to ‘stand & snack’ .... life is so much more ‘interesting ‘ now she can run away with her food !
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Monday’s fruit bowl🍑Currently eating my way through this while taking ten minutes horizontal time while Pip naps. It’ve been cleaning, baking, done baby purée, fed said baby purée, changed a poonami (all over and up the back 🤢), done my online order for the week, happily been a milk cow, a ton of washing and played with Pip non stop and I am pooped. Lying down with fruit, chocolate and instagram feels like heaven. No doubt as soon as I fall asleep for a little tiny nap Pip will wake up and we’re off again. And as much as a nap would be really lovely after a night of waking up lots I somehow can’t wait until she’s up again and is ready for a mama cuddle!
One more because who could resist that gummy smile 😍
3 3614 minutes ago
Could not pass by this playful Groovy 🦒🦒Giraffe Piano🦒 from @yallatoys!! My Nicole just adores it and always giggles as soon as she sees it!
Bought it at @tjmaxx for $12.99 (regular price was $19.00).
Slide next to watch the video to see what it does!! So fun!
What are the features:
🔹volume control 🔹animal sounds and music
🔹has on/off button
🔹music that plays by itself 🔹funny sleeping noise when is not played after the keyboard has been touched 🔹various rhythms ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
✅fine motor skills
✅sense of music
✅sense of rhythm
1 618 minutes ago
Mr 2! Mr 2 has so many personalities but I love them, he is stubborn like his mumma he is tough like his daddy, he is emotional and caring but also has only child syndrome. I’m excited to watch this one grow and watch him conquer the world 🌍❤️
1 1518 minutes ago
So much love for these gorgeous boys 💙💙 How wonderful to watch their friendship grow as they do 🌿💫 #toddlersofig
I put him to bed, hear some rustling and come back upstairs to a kid in his brother's bunk exclaiming 'mommy look at the snow!' 😭❤️❤️ Hanging out with this little everyday, (sometimes just us the whole day) can be a challenge, but man.. I try to soak up as much of this three year old magic as I can while I can ✨💕❄️🌨
А зимы то чуть больше недели осталось...надо успеть все фотки выложить😂
#дочка#полинка🍓малинка #любовьвсеймоейжизни .
Мои любимые конфеты не марсы, сникерсы, твиксы и баунти и даже не рафаЕло. Это самое обычное "птичье молоко"🐦<причем когда-то👶я думала, что они сделаны из натурального цельного птичькиного молочка 😂>. Я обожаю объедать сначала шоколадные стороны, а потом с наслаждением расправляюсь с начинкой суфле😜 У меня даже мечта в детстве была: одной схомячить целую коробку😆 Но она так и не осуществилась😕 Просто во взрослой жизни она кажется настолько легко исполнимой, что пропадает всякий интерес воплощать ее в реальность😊
А с другой стороны...может она является причиной неосуществления других моих мечт: личного самолёта, который по первой же мой прихоти доставлял бы меня в собственный домик где-нибудь на сейшелах или мальдивах, не одноэтажный конечно же, а на собственном пирсе меня ждала бы белосежная яхта😀... На Bugatti Veyron уж не претендую, но хотябы Ferrari...красную...можно без личного водителя, я тогда сама права получу😁... А когда хмурым осенним вечером мне станет совсем грустно, пойду открою верхний ящик комода, а там в бархатной шкатулочке Moussaieff Red Diamond мне душу греет своим красным сиянием😂... И шопинг чтоб Paris-Milan-London, а не в ТЦ "Самолет"😄 #шучуконечно
Главное, чтобы детки всегда были здоровы и счастливы и родители, как можно дольше, радовали нас своим присутствием🙏
Пэсэ: но конфетки все же съем😅
Пэпэсэ: главное, чтоб меня потом собственная совесть не съела, что я целую коробку одна съела, позабыв про семью и талию🙈🙉🙊
"Isn't this a magical age?" A dear family friend, a grandmother, asked me this recently. My daughter had just done something adorable, and I had to agree. Two years old IS magical...every single day we have a moment so sweet that we think, "How will we not miss this age with every fiber of our being?” .
But then, every single day there is (at least) one moment when I think, "I can't do this anymore." It's when I realize, at noon on a Saturday, I have not been alone for literally one minute, not even to use the bathroom. It's when at 4:30 pm I pack up my things in my office and feel crushed by all that still must be done before I fall asleep that night––daycare pick-up, dog walk (with toddler in tow), toddler dinner, bath, bedtime, adult dinner, pack lunches, clean the kitchen, deep breath, get ready to do it all again tomorrow.
The thing is I've never liked toddlers. That's about as awful as saying you don't like puppies, but it helps me to remember about myself. So sometimes, when I'm drowning in guilt over how forced my smile is when I'm playing some repetitive game of pretend with my daughter, or I feel bad about how desperately I wish it were 7:00pm, I remind myself: This wasn't the part you were excited about.
The pregnancy, the baby years, the toddler ups and downs; I saw them all as a Band-Aid that must be ripped off in order to get to the good stuff. A daughter to bond with, read with, travel with, a child for whom I will be the safest place in the world, to whom I can give my wisdom and my genes and my quirks and my stories.
I thought I'd have to grit my teeth for the first few years to get to the part I really wanted. But the truth is, even though there are plenty of gritted teeth moments, there's so many more glittering moments of sheer joy that I never expected, of pure fun and laughter and booty shaking.
This terrible 2-year-old has done something terribly wonderful to my selfish heart: she's made it a little bigger, and breathed into it fresh, joyful life. // #thejoyofhonestmotherhood
Every time I think I’m done with people I get a surprise from the universe. We were at the park today with family and a little girl was having a birthday party. Reyna noticed some decorations here and there but didn’t pay too much attention to it. That is until Belle walked up. She saw her and freaked out! I honestly didn’t know what to do or how to handle the situation. You see, we go to Disneyland all the time so she’s use to seeing a princess and going up to them to talk and take a picture. She kept asking to go over so bad and I was trying to explain how Belle was there for that little girls party and we couldn’t just go over and crash it. I was failing pretty miserably so said screw it, let’s go over and you can wave to her. We walked the short distance and I asked for the Mom hosting the party and explained the situation. This Mom was so nice and awesome! She welcomed Reyna into her daughter’s party with wide arms and treated us like we were actual guests: not just some crazy park party creepers 😂 Anyways, Reyna got to play games at the party and take pictures and she had the most fun time. We just so happened to bring a coloring poster to the park of Belle and I explained to Reyna that it would be so nice if we gave that to the birthday girl for letting us join the party. Immediately Reyna started freaking out and crying “no, it’s mine!” I explained that I couldn’t make her do anything but reminded her of all the fun the little girl let her partake in and it would be very kind of her. I told her above all else a good princess, like Belle, is kind and does things for others. She looked so lovingly at her poster and then looked at me and said “I want to give this to the birthday girl.” My heart basically exploded and I gave Reyna a huge hug. We walked it over to the party and gave it to the family and it was one of the best lessons I could have taught my daughter. I love the saying “have courage and be kind” and I always say this to Reyna but it was so nice to actually experience it today. .
0 1542 minutes ago
Spent the morning at Bunnings with this babe picking out new flowers to replace the ones we lost over summer 🥀
Even if it’s a simple trip to Bunnings I still love this one on one time that I’m so lucky to have! (Ariel stayed home with Daddy)
I’ve found the hardest part about having more then 1 babe is dividing my time evenly and ensuring that they each get one on one time with us.
1 8244 minutes ago
today was a hard toddler parenting day.... so I’m looking at old pictures of theo before he could argue with me.😅 thankful tomorrow is a new day to start fresh. love is an amazing thing, no matter how hard a day can be it doesn’t take any of my love away from my kids. such a glimpse into how God loves us even when we are the worst.✨
3 4446 minutes ago
I don’t know when I’ll get a picture of him looking at the camera but for now remembering him like this is my favorite❤️
Someone is already on the look out for the Easter bunny. 🐰
At least the kids finally got to open their Valentines presents today because their Mama was behind schedule and didn't wrap them in time. I keep thinking one of these days I might actually finally be "caught up." It won't actually ever happen I just keep telling myself it will 😉. This is "Baby" Maddie carries her everywhere. She panics if Baby is out of her sight for a moment. I bought two... so I can keep rotating them to throw on in the washing machine. Maddie doesn't seem to mind if Baby is covered in sticky honey or cracker crumbs, but this Mama does.
11 44an hour ago
“When a child is feeling left out, cannot find their friends or wants to make new friends they can sit on the bench”
Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate Jesse’s 2nd Birthday yesterday, he is so lucky to have such wonderful people around him, and talk about being spoilt! Geeze! Many thanks to everyone 😘😘
5 40an hour ago
Yesterday afternoon was beautiful. The sun started to set, the crowd was starting to leave and the temperature began to cool. While Mark was surfing, we played in the shore and as the waves were getting too big, I brought Jordan up and we laid on the beach, where he eventually fell asleep. If it could pause any moment, it was this moment.
every single night i lay in bed with my son and talk through our day together. twice. and then i sing a song and then he asks for casey. who comes in and quietly lays with him until he falls asleep.
tonight, my son asked for his ‘baba’ to lay with him. his grandma, my mom, who is in town visiting. i quickly gave her the low down “talk about what he did today but start with what he ate for breakfast: mickey mouse pancakes.”
and then i stood outside his door. listening. they talked through our day together and i held back tears.
my mom and i have been through a lot. ups and downs and in betweens. we have similarities and we couldn’t be more different. we have hurt one another. we have celebrated one another. we have shown up. in therapist’s offices, doctor’s offices, school offices, and every gym, field, and ballpark.
tonight felt different. tonight, she wasn’t my mom. tonight she was elden’s baba. i got to step back and witness her in a new, different, beautiful way. and as i stood outside his bedroom door and listened to them talk through our day, i was simultaneously her little girl — thinking of all the times she laid in my bed, talking about our day — and. and i was her peer — in womanhood, in motherhood. i was a grown woman filled with gratitude that my son asked for this woman to lay with him tonight. grateful for the village that will raise him.
grateful for the village, and the mother, that raised me.
Hugs and kisses from this sweet little lady. I’ll be having a Mini ready to ship sale on remaining velvets sometime next week. Be sure to join our Insiders group for details! 📷 @seas.the.day.charlie .
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21 53an hour ago
Fin de semana largo por aquí, mañana es feriado!!🤗 Lua está cada día expresando más y más cosas, es fuerte ver como cada día sale con algo nuevo 🧠👀👶🏻 #millennialmom
3 36an hour ago
All the heart eyes for Monday being a Holiday tomorrow!!
1 37an hour ago
Every day I am so aware of how much she is growing. She’s not a little baby anymore and man it’s making me feel all the feels.
Sometimes after crawling so much his pjs eat his leg, he pats me on the thigh like “it’s okay, mommy” and I know I’ve got a good one. He throws his arm around my neck and hauls himself across bodies to get to me. We’re in a big separation anxiety life place, which can be hard when I need to do things that DON’T involve hooking a baby on my hip, but I sure do love this little shadow we made. Plus, I always wanted a baby I could hook on my hip, so 🤷🏼♀️💕 #therealodp
3 601 hours ago
This was one of those weekends where the whole saying babies don’t keep was illustrated so clearly. It was Camp Potty Training- boot camp style at our house & despite my fears from waiting so long (you all know what they say about stubborn toddlers aka 0 interest) J is doing great so far. Then seeing him on the big swings it hit me how amazing it is to watch them grow. It happens so close & yet you only see it clearly in so few moments. It’s easy to wish for time to slow down but I truly hope to get better at soaking up these small moments ✨ #PureMagic#candidchildhood#childhoodunplugged#MamaMusing#boymom#ohheymama
1 412 hours ago
My favorite spot to drink my coffee in the morning while.maggie eats breakfast. I love warm tones, as you can probably tell by all the car colors in my house and warmness or my photography over at @shelbysusannahphoto! The cozier the better!
Preeeeeeeeeety sure I truly couldn't choose a favorite out of these. So glad i remember to get in the frame once in a while, and have a willing "Instagram husband" who can, without a problem, get her to smile and giggle for a picture! Priceless! --- She's my girl through and through and I think i couldn't love her more. Then another day passes and my love grows again when she does or says something new and my hearts burts with pride thay she's my very own little girl to raise. Oh the joy. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, o think we should have names her "Truly Scrumptious", cause she TRULY *is* SCRUMPTIOUS!!! (any Chitty Chitty bang bang fans out there!?!?) #magnoliaruthanne#trulyscrumptious
1 314 hours ago
Sunday morning, jump out of bed and put on my best suit 👙🎼
My one piece is from @agentprovocateur , it may look like Jayden’s arts & crafts ✂️ project but I can assure you, the fit is very flattering .
The tan lines ☀️ , not so much 🤫 .
The Dictator’s birthday suit is from @vilebrequin 🐙 and I bought the rest of the boys matching ones as a little 6 year anniversary present 👨🏻+👦🏻+👶🏻. That bright green octopus print on their tush made it too cute 🍑 ✖️3
What did this mom get, you ask❓Seems the man behind the baby bumps also had something green on his mind 😉. Did you spot it from my stories last night 🔍. ______________________
14 39911 hours ago
For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you 👶🏻👦🏻.
Asher Bear 🐻 ,
The way you snuggle your head right in the nook of my neck makes my heart simply burst. .
When you wrap your paws around my chest, I melt. .
We have waited for you for a long time, so blessed to call you mine.
Happiest of birthdays to that cuddly Dictator baby of mine who made me a mom for the ✌🏼 time.
Love, your underpaid, overworked and overmilked momslave.
“Just when you think you know love, something little comes along on to remind you just how big it really is. “
2 321:23 AM Feb 4, 2018
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