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.
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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 can’t get over eleanor playing hide & seek! it’s the best thing i’ve seen all week.
Love all of these! You got the prettiest babies in NYC!
i love how much color you fill your lives with. every time i see one of these iphone recaps it feels like you could sum it up with one phrase: “life is beautiful.’
Love the picture of Samson smiling at Eleanor in the stroller :).
I love when you do these posts; I also live in NYC, and it’s really great to see the city through someone else’s eyes as well.
thanks for sharing these moments
Love the selfie of you and your kids. I need to be in more pics with my family, even just fun cell phone ones like these.
I love your blog!! You have the most adorable family ever. The pictures remind me of my time at the East Coast during my exchange semesters (and I recognize the statue in the Time Warner Center :) ). Thanks for sharing the pics and keep on blogging!
Best wishes from Germany,
PS: In which restaurant is the second picture from below taken? Love the atmosphere!
love your iphone pictures <3 have a nice weekend :)
I love these posts!Your pictures are soo cute!Thank you for sharing!
Cheers form Spain!
Great pics! Love your red boots. Have a lovely weekend.
Gorgeous photos as always :-) can anyone tell me where the photos taken opposite the milk bag one? I need to go there!!! Xx
I’m always overwhelmed by the cuteness going on here <3
your IG photos are always so adorable! Hope you’ll have a great weekend with your lovely family! :)
Super lovely photos!
Beautiful photos! The picture of children hugging is just so adorable xx
I absolutely love Eleanor hiding in the rug! Thanks for the daily inspiration. :)
a lovely collection of shots that just highlight the great time you all have been having. Really nice – and how do you manage to stay so stylish as well as having two small totts?!
Love the red shoes and the pic if E with her shadow. How precious x
yes, life is good :) have a nice weekend xo
The fact that she hid in the rug is SO SO CUTE!! I love kids and their imaginations- and the whole “I can’t see you, you can’t see me” thing is brilliant- so wish it was true!! x
Such adorable babies! :)
ah, my two are exactly the same age and I love this sibling relationship. Having two littles so close together is hard work but it is the best!
If we play ‘peeka’ my little girl just covers her face. Too cute!
So cute! Made me smile all the way through.
I just love these kind of post. Such lovely babies. Such lovely city, right?
Eleanor’s hands in her pockets=my uterus cries out.
I can’t believe that I JUST started following you on Instagram! I am loving it:)
I think I will always love every photo of E with her pigtails! Just too cute. ;)
Pretty please would you do a post on you and your littles’ favorite books?!
Love that pic of E walking through the park with her hands in her pockets.
So grown up!
We absolutely LOOOOOVE NYC over here in France and your pictures both remind me of our honeymoon and give me so much the willingness to go back to the Big Apple urgently :-) I am trying to catch all your different little addresses for a future trip this year (and would be so happy to maybe have the pleasure to meet your family there? :-) ) – Thanks so much for your blog!
So many great fun pics!
I adore how most of these pictures are taken in the moment, especially E’s piggy back ride :)
Always great pix! <3
Great photos:) I love the one with her gazing up at the Botero statue. Those are sure interesting..:)
Love your everyday pictures…….arghhhhh will be in NYC next month….can’t wait!!!!!…..Astrid from France
I love the one of little Eleanor and the big sculpture. The eldest little ones seem so big in daily life; my 2.5 year old Kitty seems enormous compared to 12 week old Elma and it’s only when you see her against something big that you’re reminded just how tiny they really still are.
Beautiful pics!!! :)
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That pic of you and your girls in your arms is priceless!! ;-)
you guys are always smiling. so much joy!
all of them full of sweetness! thanks for sharing xo
I just adore your blog! Its on my checklist every single day!! Such a joyful bunch!
Hello I am Phibi. I am a young mother that lives in Madrid, Spain. I have discovered your blog, and I am charmed with it. From now I will look at it every day. I invite you to my blog, if your you want, serious an honor for my. Excuse my English is not very good. I am sorry. Today it is the first birthday of my daughter. And we invite you to blow of the candles with us. Kisses from Spain. Thank you. Phibi.
Ta vie est tellement pleine et comblée!
family fun in the spring in NYC! such fun, and thanks for the push to get ourselves out of the house regardless of slush and yuck. adventures await!
love the pics! your family is the cutest and always looks like so much fun!! wish we were in ny and could do a playdate!!!
Aww, it looks like you have been having a great time with the littles!
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I am just so enamored with your fambam :) And I was laughing out loud when going through my Instagram and seeing Eleanor’s hiding spot… too precious!
This looks like so much fun! Your family is so sweet!
German pancakes! YUMMM! And your kids are adorable, btw… but that goes without saying ;)
love the light up piano.
Always love these posts!
I absolutely love your little ones, they are so full of life and Samson’s smile! My goodness he wins my heart over every time I see a picture of him and Eleanor, best hiding place ever!
Gah! I love the white/orange chairs! ♥
Your family is so sweet. I love seeing your iPhone pics… Brings a smile to my face!
just wanted to let you know that per your recommendation, my husband and i tried 2amys pizza in dc the other day…so good! thanks!
one of our ABSOLUTE fave pizza spots in NY is Roberta’s in Brooklyn, the pizza is similar to 2amys in how they wood oven cook it and the rest of the menu is amazing! Just thought I’d let you know for a future outing. If you guys haven’t been, it’s a greay date night!
Taza, where is that cute cape coat from?
Do you ever get tired of hearing you have an adorable family!? Well I’ll say it one more time! haha Too cute!
the most amazing thing is the drink in josh’s pocket!
I love the pictures of both your children interacting. It’s so beautiful!
so cute !
I love your beautiful family and your beautiful pictures! You make me want to be sure that I enjoy life to the fullest, because you guys definitely do!
I have to ask: where did you get Eleanor’s and Samson’s coats? They are so cute and look warm-maybe a future investment for the little one for next winter….
Man, your kids slay me! they are ridiculously adorable and fashionable. (doesn’t hurt they have a pretty awesome mommy ;)
PS: I actually have that same rug that Eleanor is wrapped up in! love the colors in it.
Your kids are so adorable, it actually kills me. xx
Could you tell me where you bought your red shoes? They are awesome !
Love your blog :)