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!
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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 your cute little family!! yummy pancakes too!! xo
Now I want pancakes!
They look delightful! I'll have to put blueberries in next time I get my husband to make them! Great photos, looks like a lovely little morning.
Mmmmmm… looks tasty!!! You should have shared the recipe =))))
We had chocolate chip pancakes on Sunday AND still made it to church on time!!
These look absolutely delicious!
Pancake mornings are the best!
I love this so much!!
Is this an iPhone photo app or were these from your dslr?
I can't wait till my baby is old enough to eat panackes!!! :)
I am sad for the day when my Clara realizes we cannot sing. Because right now she thinks we're pretty much the best. Love a pancake weekend morning :)
Yummo those pancakes look amazing!
so cute!!!! i can't wait to do this one day with my own family!!!!! you guys are just adorbs.
@natasha, they are aunt jamima! we love them.
@kate, we took these on my iphone with instagram.
What a perfect morning. I heart pancakes. We just gave my little one a baby rice rusk for the first time. It's funny how something like that becomes a big deal. Have a great week.
Yum! What a tasty looking breakfast. xo, rv
well I must say your pancakes look pretty good!
you've a beautiful family, and I am sure it might not be all roses and sunny days but appreciating small things like this make every rainy day worth overcoming.
Those. Look. Delicious. And E somehow gets more adorable everyday!
the picture of E and her first pancake is adorable! what else are you feeding her these days?
my FH and i love the process of making pancakes with family after sunday service . . . so much that we decided we wanted pancakes at our wedding reception. such a fun family activity (and taste soooo good)!
loving e in the bottom right picture. her tongue hanging out makes that picture 10x better :)
Eleanor has to be one of the cutest babies I've ever seen.. those big eyes and adorable cheeks are too much.. and Kingsley… ugh! They both kill me with the cuteness!!!
Mmmmmm!!! Pancakes are delicious!!!
I like E´s bib!!
What a fun Saturday morning! Can you post the recipe for these? They look delicious!
Looks incredible – will have to try the blueberry mix. I usually have mine with banana – you should try it: http://www.makeamealoutofthis.com/2011/10/banana-pancakes.html
these photos are so sweet!
happy monday, noami! xoxo
pancakes on the weekends are such a fun tradition!
Wow these Iphone photos look amazing!
Did you use some PS to edit them as well?
looks like E likes it!! love a good pancake morning…it is the simple things :)
Pancakes might be god’s love manifested on a weekend morning. Especially when you throw in best friends and babies. I’d say I wish everyday could be like that, but then it wouldn’t be as special.
So cute! One time someone told me to add half a can of blueberry pie filling to a normal size batch of pancakes and it was INCREDIBLE!
those look so so delicious!
they look delicious!!! xo
breakfast with your loves is always such a blessing. glad you had a good weekend :)
OF COURSE your little one loved pancakes, they are irresistible! Haha. This sounds like one perfectly lovely morning
You writed that you learning german.
When you can speak good this language, can you please write in german,too?
Bacause my English isn´t really good and i can´t understand all your text.
But i will understand it and google translator isn´t good :D
Absolutely nothing finer than pancakes on a saturday mornin'. PS: your baby girl is the most precious thing ever. for real. the most darling little person ever.
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she's just too dang cute!!! lovely weekend!
Mini pancakes looks so fun! :)
aww…I love this!
big hello from Lisbon, Portugal :)
dear taza, could you share the recipe you use to make pancakes? around here we only know how to make crepes and I've always wanted to try the american way for a good breakfast.
thank you so much in advance*
my mom used to make me pancakes everytime we visited home. (before we had the kiddos). now we make whatever they want!
Yum! Now I'm craving pancakes….
Can you put a link to your recipe on here?
It would really help a British girl out!
perfect, its looks so yummy <3
You always remind me to appreciate the simplest things in my life… thank you.
how adorable! i haven't made pancakes in ages…curse working early every weekend!! maybe i will get lucky soon and the boy and i can make some great breakfast. luckily our cat will never be able to not think that we aren't the best singers ever ;)
hahaha this is so cute! I love these little family moments :)
those blueberry pancakes look incredible! all of these pictures are just so cute. and what songs were you singing to dear sweet E?
I swear being a parent gets better and better and more and more fun.
Kudos to you for documenting it so well.
Fabulous! Now I'm craving blueberry pancakes. I think I might have them for dinner!
isn't it so cute feeding your baby mini pancakes! I love making them for Odin, they've become a staple for us!
There are few things better than a family pancake morning =)
your pancakes look so fluffy and divine! may i ask what recipe you used?
Yum! I almost made pancakes for dinner last night. haha.
Also you should definitely try cinnamon roll pancakes. I tried them out a week ago and they were spectacular!!
I used this recipe: http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/03/01/cinnamon-roll-pancakes/
she gives instructions for pancake mix from scratch but I just used the ready made mix that you just add milk/water to and then followed her recipe for the cinnamon filling and cream cheese icing.
all about the little things…
so yum! i had pancakes yesterday too, and it was definitely a weekend highlight. xo.
i've been trying to start a waffle tradition on the weekends. that lasted maybe 1 week. though I think the winter will force me to stay inside soon enough and stop spending so much money at our fav brunch place.
woah.. now I want some! How do you get 'em to be so fluffy?..
um, i make your german pancakes near-weekly! thanks for the idea (even though these aren't the same, i was reminded of their delight:)
my goodness, what recipe do you use to get such gorgeous, fluffy pancakes? Divine.
Too and OMG so adorable. She looks so satisfied :P
Funny thing… my brother and I also had blue berry pancakes on saturday… .they where sooooo goood!! love blueberries!
Your blog is the cutest around! And Eleanor's smile is contagious!
Mmm looks delicious! And Eleanor looks soooo adorable :D
<3 Sharmaine Ruth
you guys are adorable…just discovered your blog. Babies, puppies AND pancakes?? Love.
My sister just asked for cinnamon bun pancakes for her birthday! They were delicious! Gotta love pancake days!
Aww i love pancakes. Baby Eleanor is so cute too…
i can't wait til my baby boy can eat pancakes! E looks so cute making a mess :)
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Pancake breakfasts with the family are the best.
There's nothing quite like a lovely, lazy morning with pancakes and a beautiful baby!
Saturday mornings are always pancake mornings at our house. It is a fun tradition. Daddy mans the grill (because he is a pancake maker like his father and his father before him). Nothing sweeter than to hear a 2 year old wake up and shout "pancaaaaakes!!"
Ah how much I want pancakes :) they look so thick and fluffy! Yum!
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just came across your divine blog through a beautiful mess looking forward to wasting a bit of "my time" browsing it.
Although they are ALL adorable, I REALLY love the Brownstone! Thank you
I love how such small moments can be some of the best <3
wow, what picture perfect pancakes! beautiful photos!
Your blog is truly amazing and I absolutely love reading it! Not to mention your adorable baby Eleanor who makes my heart melt <3
You got the cutest daughter. Adorable baby.
I also adore your pancakes, I tried to make my own American pancakes first time the other day and they turned…. not exactly like those.
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i made pancakes today too! not with the hubby tho, for all the pre schoolers at work! yours look amazing :)
Absolutely adorable! And the pancakes look delicious :)
Can you please give me the recipe for the pancakes. I'm from Zurich and all the recipes I tried are ok, but the pancakes are not fluffy as are yours. Thanks, much appreciated, A.
Ooooh pancakes!! I think I know what I'm having this week-end! I love seeing little glimpses of your adorable family! I'm always reminded to cherish the little moments spent with loved ones.