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!...
I love Eleanor's sweater! She's such a stylish baby.
look at those eyes.
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Those eyes! My goodness!
She is too darling for words…how lovely for her to have father daughter bonding time!
so cute, like my baby girl hehe :)
Goodness Eleanor's hair is getting to be quite long!
those little hands, so cuuuuute!
She gets cuter and cuter by the day! And I love BOTH their shirts!
Lovely eyes. Lovely.
Her eyes are so pretty and green!
Gosh, she's beautiful. Such gorgeous green eyes!
You two created the prettiest little one! As many have already said, her eyes!
ohmygoodness, ohmygoodness. i love her. i can't get over what beautiful eyes she has.
I just bought that same exact top for my newborn niece! Wow now I officially like it 10x more now that I know you dressed your daughter in it. ha, and she's adorable by the way, but that can kind of go left unsaid.
Awww that's so sweet! Dad's are good to have around for that kind of stuff =)
Love green eyes!
she is adorable! :) I love how effortless you make motherhood look. Something to aspire to!
oh my goodness, that precious little face! that fishing, that is pretty serious business!
my baby girl wore that exact shirt yesterday! its one of my favorites :) your girl is just so precious.
her angelic face is so dang cute! what a sweet papa!
LOOK at those eyes! What gorgeous little girl.
aww so cute. she has such beautiful eyes!
She is so beautiful :)
a really cute baby.
He is very cute
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Her eyes… So beautiful!!!
Jejeje!She´s beautiful and very nice!!!
It's been said by everyone but, oh my gosh, she is the cutest baby ever!
Thanks for a great blog by the way, I love you pictures. I just started following you from Spain!
oh my goodness she is so adorable!!
her big eyes!
Honestly, I'm starting to think she's the most adorable little girl in the world..
e has some AMAZING eyes! she'll be capturing a boys heart with them one day. til then ice "fishing" and apple gnawing. :)
Even simple moments, when you have a baby, are picture worthy. I feel like I never put my camera down. Who would ever have thought sticking your hand in a water glass would be cute…but Eleanor proves it!
She is so gorgeous! I want to cuddle her so tight!
Those eyes are killing me! She's so precious :)
OH MY GOODNESS! Look at those eyes! such a gorgeous baby girl! You guys are so lucky!!
She is darling…. and she's gonna knock em' dead later on in life with those eyes!!!
You guys are the most adorable family. :)
oh goodness! I don't know how I never noticed the color of her eyes! So stunning!
oh goodness! I don't know how I never noticed the color of her eyes! So stunning!
awww those eyes, and love the stripes! what a darling!!
Pretty little eyes!
She has the sweetest face! Ahh, and that sweater! So stinkin adorable!
She has the most beautiful eyes!!
oh god !
look at those beautiful eyes!
she gets cuter by the minute!
WHAT A CUTIE!! Her eyes are stunning!
Oh Eleanor is so lovely! She's growing up. We love your blog over at Pretty Little Fawn!
Oh, so beautiful!!!
I can't get over how beautiful her eyes are!! Such a pretty color!
those beautiful big green eyes are just absolutely stunning!! can't wait to see her grow into them!!
it's so fun watching eleanor grow up right before our eyes!
those eyes!!!! we green eyed girls are a rare and wonderful bunch!
her eyes are amazing :) she is such a cutie anyway :)
her eyes are incredible! my baby loves playing with ice too. this morning it was my cereal.
can't get over that adorable face and those beautiful eyes!
hee, hee…she's such a little cutie! :)
This eyes !
From her eyes to her sweater to her cute red pants, she is simply adorable!
aww Eleanor looks adorable
those eyes! she's going to drive the boys crazy!
I just recently found your blog, and I love it. Your family is so sweet, and your little girl is just gorgeous – those eyes, my goodness!
this is so sweet
Oh my goodness…what beautiful eyes!!!
Look at that precious face! I just want to kiss her chubby little cheeks. What a DOLL!
Ugh, I think I have the same shirt as Eleanor…
Such a cute baby! Super..!!!
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