Shes teaching me to be more gentle, to be more patient, more intentional with my words. Im realizing just how quick I am to shame her for her feelings, how much easier it is in the moment to silence her crying instead of crouching down to listen, to feel what she feels, to see her beyond the initial meltdown. Suddenly I've realized how deeply shes internalized all of the changes shes had to endure recently, how heavy they are on her tender little heart. I guess I figured she was too little to understand, that this hectic season would pass and she'd be more or less oblivious, but I'm seeing thats not the case. I also see her trying so hard to be positive, to ask about the exciting things rather than the sad ones on the other side of the coin. and I am so proud of her, but feel so bad for putting her through it all, for not being there for her in the ways I should've been these last few months.
So here I am, praying for grace for all of us, praying for the ability to be all I need to be for them all, but especially her in this crucial moment. praying she can forgive me for all the ways I fail. #russellfamletters
Life is better on the beach... truer words were never spoken 🙌🏻 both my big kids are constantly begging to go to the beach almost daily! Cutest fringe dress from @littleblessingco - use code SUNSURF15 // bow from @livlovcreate - use code CAYDENCE10
There was nothing “easy” about today. Getting all of the kids out of the house took over an hour, making sure they were fed, had full waters, snacks, pottied, carrier and stroller was packed etc. took FOREVER. Thennnnn we got the stroller unpacked at my sister’s and about 100 earwigs came crawling out of it. We had it sitting in our yard by a tree and they must have thought it looked like a cool home 🤢 I just might have nightmares about it tonight. Anyywaaayyyy... once I got the stroller cleaned out, we packed the girls up, Mr. Rory, and cruised to the park and back (over a 3 mile trek.) We checked out the Commons building in town, grabbed a Starbucks (of course) and sweat our butts off at the park (not that I have much of one anyway 😏😕). I had a few “what was I thinking” moments during our outing, but then I stopped myself and remembered “these are the days.” For real. I would relive today in a heartbeat. 😍
Nothing like a little dip in the Ocean with your pacifier of course ✨
What would you choose?
Ocean or pool?
Sushi or burrito?
Winter or summer?
Coffee or Tea?
My friend, @house_of_douglas asked a similar series of questions recently and I thought it was so fun. My answers are: Ocean, sushi, summer and coffee but honestly I picked all the things I love because the other options are close seconds for me 😅
• T W O • i almost finished my blog post last night but i had to go to bed! i was soooooo tired. i love to sleep and i never get enough of it. 😭 hopefully i can post ellie’s birthday party by tomorrow!!! if i don’t fall asleep, i might upload some stories tonight but no promises! 😂 #birthdayparty#ohbebéelliesecondbirthday#ohbebéellie#sprinklebirthday
The other night I played in the rain. It wasn’t planned, and the kids didn’t expect it. Honestly, they were confused at first and asked me what I was doing! I don’t remember it raining so hard for so long in forever, and without it storming. Just rain! We were sitting on the front porch watching watching the rain and I just decided to run out in it. You know, like you did when you were a kid! My kids were like, “Mom, what are you doing??!” I immediately asked them to join me, they were hesitant, but we had the BEST time! For an entire hour we ran around and played in the rain. This is a moment I will never forget! I know there are those moments where you think, I never want to forget this, but you do anyway… This is one of those memories where I know when I think back on it, I’ll be able to hear their laughs, smell the rain, and see their smiles embedded in to my memory… Mostly because I wasn’t the one documenting it, Chris took it upon himself to take some photos of me and my babies, and I will cherish the memories deep in my mind and my heart! And also on printed photo form too…🖤 // #mymotherhoodlife#playintherain#memories#liveahappylife#liveafunlife#oratleasttryto#cashandaxel
Today we went to the park and the sprinklers just happened to be on. So yeah....of course we had to play in them! We were the only ones out there too, so I didn’t feel bad about my kids running around in their underwear 😆 Shot with iPhone X
🌊perfect beach babe 🌊
Anyone else just OBSESSED with their kid(s). Just me? No? Didn’t think so. He is just so adorable. And he has the cutest and such a funny personality. And loves being naked at the beach! #beachbaby#cutebabe#joovymoments
I love his old man wrinkles ❤️❤️ 📷CHASING LIGHT📷
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Wednesday Plans • Nap with this one. || Yesterday my laptop died and I had a migraine for about 60% of the day. So today we all got into clean PJs, after a shower that took an hour and a half to complete because everyone was screaming, we made a huge mess with toys and now it’s nap time. MacBook arrives next week. My phone will be on silent for a few hours. Momma needs a moment.