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.
For those of you who have already purchased and read— if there was a takeaway or something that resonated with you as you read, would you consider sharing in the comments below for new potential readers to see?
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!...
Absolutely adorable photos!
Is that your brother with the kids? Looks like your smile!
Gorgeous! I have kids close in age as well, and I'm amazed with how much of a social life you still seem to have. (-:
The bathtub pictures are priceless. I know you take oodles of good ones of the kids, but I'd blow that left bathtub pic up and frame it. TOO CUTE!
ah, your family is adorable, im glad your in NYC again, best city in the world ! :)
Ooh you have the Stokke carrier! Fun!
samson is so precious. duh, but it has to be said! xo
while there are a lot of good pictures the best is you and sansom with the skyline in the background. one to keep forever.
little E. in the tub is just too adorable!
sweet snapshots, just like those cupcakes. they look so good! enjoy the time with your family. those moments go by so fast.
love the sweet bathtime shots, and HOORAY for pigtails! She is adorable, for sure!
i'm pretty sure you make the cutest babies ever! i can't get enough of Eleanor, she's so adorable!love your iphone posts =)
E makes the cutest facies! I love the one where she's sticking out her tongue :P
lovely. Do you think maybe it is time to update the page to include Samson in the header, and a more recent picture of E? xx
bath toys are the bestest! i love giving them as presents. mumsie still has most of ours from when we were little…
love the bath tub shots! the best.
Eeekkk!! Love all of them!! Thanks for sharing. :) xo
great pics :)
Adorable photos ♥ love that photo of her in the tub! So cheeky :D
oh my gosh, i've always loved your photos. now that y'all live in new york, i love them even more. didn't think that was possible. :)
I love these! I miss NYC, I could kick myself for not going there more during the three years we lived in DC.
Charity @ http://atallshipandastar.blogspot.com
Your family is so sweet. Great pictures. Those cupcakes look so perfect, the apple one is adorable!
Eleanor looks absolutely adorable in her pigtails!! :) i love the bath tub photos, she's such an amusing kid haha
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EVERY picture of your daughter is cuter than the next. you have the most adorable family. it makes me really excited to be a mom one day.
Hi! Just wondering where you got the cute flashcards that E is playing with? My son would love those!
Is Eleanor making a scrunch face in the bath? Good golly gosh, is she a character!
So, so many cute and beautiful photos! You're lucky to have all of this :)
Love your fotos!
Btw just a qn from a mum to a mum: does ur baby carrier hurt ur back? (the one in the pic). i've used to have that too, but after a while, my back hurt and i stopped using it. any gd recommendations for a baby carrier?
your baby girl is so adorable
cute cute cute!
what a beautiful family! painfully good-looking parents make damn cute babies…
xxx from Germany
looks like things are a whole lot of fun :)
I've been reading from France for a good while now.
I enjoy your family smiles & the pictures.
I'm surprised to see you have Carroussels in NY. Thought we only had them here.
Carrying Samson facing the world isn't a physiologic position. It can hurt him. You will find info on the internet about carrying babies.
Is E going to the baby gym ? My 2 years old has also started here.
Adorable photos! I can't get over how big Samson is getting!! And E with her random bath toys! Haha, too cute!
The most adorable photos, the bath shots, so cute! x
Such a cute, cute family. Just adorable, and I love to see Samson growing up, he looks so different than just a few weeks ago.
i love these little sneek peaks into your daily life, so sweet :)
very cute! Love the bath photos!
you gorgeous people!
LOVING these pictures – food so yummy and your beautiful family x
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SO excited that you're back in the big city!
I'm just waiting for the moment we bump into each other on the Highline ;)
Adorable pictures! Both children are so cute! It looks like you are enjoying NYC…check out my blog – all the posts this week are about the city. Enjoy the sunshine today!
Absolutely adorable pictures! I love the last one of everyone on the steps and the one of you holding both of your sweet babes. Happy Friday!
Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous blog and family you have! I am so glad i stumbled across your site, I am most definitely your newest follower!
Ps. I may have to re-design my daughters nursery now I have seen yours! Thanks a lot! haha
don't you just love the iphone? such amazing photos and the quality is great in all of them.
Looks like life never has dull moments! Hope you transition is going well! Have a wonderful weekend!
Such cute photos. Where did you pick up Eleanor's flash cards, they are adorable. This would be a great gift to give. xo
I love the stoop picture. It looks like you have some cool stoop buddies there!
I adore your petite family.
What a wonderful little life! Looks like you've adjusted to the city perfectly :)
Wow, your babies look so alike now! Adorable family!
I can tell fall is on its way from your pics!
I can only imagine fall in NYC- seems dreamy!
You're babies are adorable! Our boys are about 1 week apart. Can't believe 3 months have already past! :)
I've been reading your blog for a long time but I'm particularly loving it right now since I moved to NYC at the exact time your sweet family returned!
Could you tell me where you got the blue and white check shirt you're wearing in the picture with the baby carrier? I've been on the hunt for something just like it for weeks.
so cute! I've been following for a while now… and am expecting our first baby in Jan. I'm looking for the right carrier – how do you like the Stokke? Thanks!
Aww such cute pics :-)
It's crazy that as Samson gets older, it is suddenly more obvious how close in age they are! I mean, you have two babies!
You look great, by the way. Motherhood suits you!
Gorgeous family! Gorgeous photos!
Holly Foxen Wells
I'm a dancer and I know you are too (probably x100 more skilled than I am!) and because you're a dancer I thought you would enjoy and appreciate these dance videos. The first one is SO CUTE. :)
have a wonderful day!
Your family is just adorable!!!
Lovely photos, as always, Naomi (and Josh)!
Your family is so precious! Hope the transition to NYC has been smooth!
I love your posts, you have the perfect family : ) I hope you're doing well with the move. Remember to breath
Love your blog !
i must admit – both my fiance and i love seeing your pictures, and can't wait until the days of "kids" comes along for us too. congrats on your beautiful family!
You have such a pretty family!! Great pictures!
Love your blog!!
I'll take one of those cupcakes :)
so so sweet! you guys are the cutest! Eleanor's pigtails are adorable!!! hehe
also, maybe you've come across this already,and maybe as a professional dancer it isn't as interesting to you, but I love Ted videos and just found this one and thought i'd share.
have an amazing weekend!
You have a beautiful family.
Preciosas instantáneas, como siempre!!
Oh my gosh, bathtime pics are always the cutest. I remember mine from when I was a bubba! x
Your family is so cute I might cry.
you & samson on the bridge melts my heart.
Hi Dear. We are an italian family. We love a lot your family and your blog. Wow it' wonderfull. We have just opened a new blog. A little family stories a little fashion advises. Are we crazy? No we are dreamers …. Now we'll write also in english and we added your website in our favourites link. Keep in touch. A big hug. Leolelli family
Your life always looks like a dream! What beautiful children. And it seems like New York is welcoming you all back with open arms! :)
Eleanor is seriously a cute princess!! :)
Btw.. I keep on checking to your blog every day.. and waiting for some changes on your web page (eg: adding samson's picture and grown up little miss E!)
Life is so much fun for your little muffins. Love the pictures. xx
Shake Shack is undeniable, and I have definitely been loving Crumbs lately, as well! So happy to see you are enjoying all of NYC's little treasures.
Love LOVE all your instagrams.. looks like the best time ever! I cant get over how precious (and well dressed) your little kids are…in love!
I have decided that little Miss E's talent is making people fall in love with her. She is seriously the cutest baby/kid ever .
That IS a sassy girl, ha. Keep those adorable things comin'.
Hey Naomi – where are the alphabet cards from that E is playing with? [email protected]
Taza, I've got a little one getting ready for the Toddler phase too (she was walking at 8.5 months). I'm a Ph D student and I have very little time to read books. Are there any particular ones you have found helpful? Love your blog.
You might win for best iPhone photos. They are always impressive and filled with so much cuteness. :)
the photo on the steps is amazing – what a great place to live!
kelly of http://www.twentysixeast.com
where is kingsley? :(