These two are obsessed with “Fancy Like” and mostly obsessed with watching @walkerhayes dance to Fancy Like with his family 😎😎 It’s currently their top pick for the bedtime song🎶 and here’s a snippet of what went down last night! #fancylike...
“Mama— take a picture of this face…” he says. And I’m grabbing my camera and trying to contain my laughter as I think to myself, “I’m just the absolute luckiest to know this kid.” 💛 Everyone needs a mister Conrad in their life....
Sometimes I raise my voice. Sometimes I beg. Sometimes I make ultimatums. Sometimes I hate bedtime to the freaking goodnight moon and back.
But then they’ll grab my chin and cheeks and lean in close to tell me they love me. And they’ll thank Heavenly Father for “no witches and no robbers” during their bedtime prayers. And insist on giving each other 17 silly hugs before the lights go out because “I’m gonna miss her so much when I sleep.”
I’ll take the 48 minutes of squatting between their beds for back scratches and the unexpected trip to the potty 12 minutes after the last potty trip if it means they keep this bond forever. Witnessing their complete love and sisterhood changes me. Even when I say I hate bedtime with my three-year-olds, I’m such a sucker for this stage of life with them....
A few photos from life lately over here - enjoying family time and life in Arizona. Thanks for being here while I’ve kind of been away for a little while… haven’t been doing well physically (some health issues) but that doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped taking one too many photos☺️...
The game of “Who Can Stand on Mama’s Back and Wiggle Their Feet Around Without Falling Off!” …which is really just code for “mama would like a back massage” but they think it’s crazy fun and my back knots are screaming happy so everyone wins. #momhacks...
Just over here holding all my (not-so-little) babies close and stepping away from pretty much everything else. Trying to cuss less and write more. Often feel on the cusp of big breakthroughs I want from my life (yay!) while simultaneously giving too much power to my anxiety (ugh). Clinging to my evening prayers and favorite yoga class and busting out the Christmas music a season early. My footing might be terribly wobbly at the moment and who wants to hear the girl on the verge of nervous tears dish out any kind of life advice, but for anyone else in a similar rut (I’m so sorry) – might I suggest the biggest serving of strawberry shortcake as a remedy. Plus standing outside during a warm rain (Arizona, you healer with a perfectly timed monsoon season, how’d you know?)… and maybe put the phone down more. Or whatever version of these three things might float your boat. I’m sure chocolate soufflé with a dose of sunshine instead of shortcake and rain could also do the trick. The phone one I’m sticking by though. Sending you lots of love....
Bringing our summer along with us forever by way of new freckles scattered across most of our faces! ✨ …you can see B’s first sprinkle of itty bitty dots across her little nose and cheeks in the 2nd pic and even with all the lathering of sunscreen and my blessed daily nagging about sun hats, I’m nothing but proud in this moment!🥳 #summer #motherhood #magic...
We are slowly making our way back to Arizona this week (my kids school year begins August 2nd😱) and we’ve never been more out of routine (definitely missing black out curtains right about now) BUT we’ve clocked in so many striking sunsets and got to hold and hug so many loved ones, it’s been everything.
I meant to share earlier this week that Amazon is running a promo on my book right now through the end of the month (until 7/31)— use the code 3YELLOW for $3 off your book purchase!
If you’ve been considering purchasing, it’d mean so much to have you do so! Thank you for supporting me and my book and I hope you find it worth your while and time.
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Thank you again for your support! This has been such a vulnerable and thrilling and challenging and exciting and scary endeavor and I’ve really appreciated the support. 💛...
Our summer adventures are getting a little jumbled when it comes to me sharing anything in chronological order (a part of my brain is freaking out right now but another part of my brain is feeling a little bit more free.) Sparklers are our family’s happy place so we continued our 4th of July celebrating tonight with a few on the deck. Of all the summer activities so far, a box of sparklers a few days post holiday was Samson’s favorite. He hugged me so tightly at bedtime as he told me for maybe the 18th time how much fun he had tonight. Somehow I forget anything else I loved this summer… his enthusiasm for an evening of sparklers brought sparklers to the top of my favorite summer activities list, too. 🧨...
The BEST time learning all about bees 🐝 with the bee expert herself @mckayjo in Salt Lake City. We haven’t stopped talking about all the impressive things those hard working bees do each day and somehow honey has made its way into more of our meals this week 😋 Thank you for having us, @mckayjo!...
Last time I’d been on this train I was their age! Reporting back that as a grown up, it’s still just as fun! Swipe for photos. Also— Utah is showing off. Such beautiful views out both sides of the train car. Swipe for more photos!...
what great things to look forward too as well… have fuuunnnn!!!!!
that was the most adorable thing i've ever seen! i almost called everyone in my office over to my desk to watch it…but they're boring…and doing work, haha.
aww what a cutie!
he's just so sweet!
He is just the cutest puppy and most handsome young man!! Too bad we live so far apart, or I could introduce him to my Beula Belle.
omgosh that was too cute, I had a smile on my face the whole time haha
Hi Naomi, thanks for sharing such a cute video of Kingsley. Absolutely adorable!
Absolutely adorable. I love how the door keeps throwing him off.
Oh my word… I think you've just made me "baby" hungry… !?
everytime I see a post with your sweet dog-It makes me want one of my own.
I can't even imagine what this blog is going to look like once you guys have a baby! I feel like that's all i ever talk about- my baby!
Oh, he is so precious. I know you love him! I have learned that it's pretty much impossible to become one the dreaded "dog people" when you have an adorable dog. They really do become a part of your family!
OK, just watched the video at work and sat here trying to silent giggle the entire time. not an easy task i might add.
its gone so fast :) such an adorable video.
awww. I love puppies. Why do they have to grow up?
cuteness overload! that video was adorable!
absolutely darling! he is so funny!
Can't say it enough…he is so adorable! :0)
That video is pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen! He is adorable!
Seriously the cutest video ever. Happy almost-7-month anniversary, Kingsley!
my favorite "puppy stage" is when they don't walk, they hop!
what a doll!!!
I can't believe he's only 7 months old. He's pretty big already.
Must say, I have never seen a bulldog puppy but he is so adorable in that video! A little ball of wrinkles :)
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Adorable!!! He could probably swallow a pig's ear whole now lol. Do you mind me asking if you got him from a breeder in Ohio and if so what's the name?? We've been on the hunt for an English or a French but its tough in the city… we're willing to drive wherever. Thanks for the help! And kiss that nugget for me please!
seriously. your dog makes me way too happy :)
That was absolutely adorable!
That was the cutest puppy video ever! They grow up soo fast.
aww!!! hahah, i love the beginning when he runs away, slightly resembling a seal :D
that video is darling!!!
i love that video so much!! i want to snuggle him so bad. you're so lucky!
HILARIOUS video! he is so cute and so new to the world. love it!
that video made my day! what a cute little guy (and a handsome young man)!
haha he's all trying to lug around all those rolls, he's a crack up! how fun :)
gosh, if you say your smitten with him i don't know what i am. he is way too cute!
We have a bulldog too, and it is so true what you said, they keep you laughing all day long! That video is exactly like ours too haha. They are such weird, hilarious dogs. You gotta love em!
that is the cutest video i've seen in a while! now i wish i'd taken more videos of my dog when he was a new puppy.
Oh…so cute and precious! Enjoy and perhaps he's a bulldog on "crack" because he loves his owners to death. Just a thought. Thanks for the post.
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He is adorable, love the video!
that video made me squeal! i can't believe how little and floppy and wrinkly he was!!
Ohh my god! Lofl! He was too cute! The part at the beginning, when goes to inspect the foot, then half runs, half hops out the door…I died.
ahh that video is the cutest! his big paws!! awww
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awww, that video makes me beyond happy. so cute!
he's so cute xx
that video is so cute i can't even watch it. but i did. once.
i can't wait until I get my bully pup.
i love your Kingsley posts.
Oh my goodness he is SO cute!
AWWWWWWWW. He's a little cutie! <3 I wanna cuddle him and smoosh his belly :) x
So cute! I've loved watching him grow up on your blog. Makes me want a dog so so bad!
P.S.) I do believe Kingsley is winking at us in that first picture. ;)
Puppy Kingsly is such a funny guy. He's grown up so fast!
where does the time go!
Kingsley is absolutely adorable!
He's so sweet!! What an adorable little bullpuppy. All my predispositions of french bulldogs have flown out the window since you've begun posting Kingsley's little stories. <3 Love him!
that is just about one of the cutest puppy videos i have ever seen!!!
what a little cutie!! It's amazing how fast they grow…
I am dead. Killed by cuteness.
cutest. thing. ever!
i'm obsessed with kingsley! he makes my day! i want him.
oh my gosh, cutest video EVER!
hahaha he is so adorable! My puppy will be a year old next month! Time goes by so fast and I wish he was still a little pup sometimes (although, I do like the fact that he is potty trained now…)
Oh.my.gosh. This lil' video kills me! kills.me.
I've got a 7-year-old Shiba Inu we call Kosmo and he still is like a puppy in so many ways! Oh, he loves his naps, don't get me wrong, but when he's ready to spazz out you gotta be ready to give him the stage.
It's hard to imagine life BEFORE the dog, isn't it? Soooooo much better with puppy paws around:)
LOVE your bulldog! Thanks for sharing! That definitely brought a huge smile to my face!!
Such an adorable video! Thank for sharing.
Ah! he is so freaking cute. What a little thing he was, he makes me want a bulldog!
I used to think bull dogs were the ugliest, most slobbery pets and my boyfriend loves them, but after seeing so many pictures of Kingsley I notice bull dogs everywhere! I'm becoming very enamored with them!
Omg he is the cutest! Love him
That's exactly how my in-law's bulldog is…a nut! He's I think 3 years old and he won't settle down. But aren't they cute? It looks like Kingsley goes on many more walks than their Gus, so I'm sure he'll settle down some more.
Thanks for sharing!
He is just too cute! Our Bailey used to play like that when she was a puppy. Puppies are so fun.
aww, he is really cute! :D
that video is beyond cute!! xxx
that video is precious. i love how silent he is while he's playing. it's hilarious!
What a little snuffle pup Kingsley was! He's a little bigger now, but I'm sure just as much fun!
your blog has made me want to start my future family with an english bull dog!
Oh I love the little puppy gallup/hop. He was so teeny!
That video is precious!
eek…that video is so adorable. he seems like an awesome pup :)
omgosh! love him. He is the cutest ever!!
aww. how cute. i love puppies. gotta love kingsley too.
We are thinking about getting a puppy around 7 weeks! How did you deal with the chewing and the teething? Did Kingsley chew up a bunch of stuff? I'm trying to figure out what to expect!
I love him, he's so cute!
yes, kingsley went through a chewing stage while teething. we used that "bitter apple" spray on our furniture but to be honest, it didn't work so well. luckily, he's stopped chewing most of our nice stuff since he's done teething. the best thing i'd say to do is offer him a chew toy whenever he begins to chew on something he shouldn't. we always had plenty of chew toys around…. it helped a bit.
i heart kingsley! omg, he's the best. my heart just melted. that's the cutest video ever
This reminds me of how our dog used to play with a grape as if it was alive! Pups are great! :)
I should really have left a comment way sooner than now about Kingsley. My husband and I got an english bulldog at exactly the same time that you got Kingsley and I always show my husband your blog and we love to follow what's going on with Kingsley!
Our pup, Ralphie, will be 7 months in a few days too. I look forward to reading more blog posts, especially about Kingsley, so we can compare his progress to our little pup!! :)