To say we are blessed would be an understatement. We are grateful beyond words for all of the birthday wishes for Riley. Thank you everyone for all of the FaceTime calls, text messages, and ig comments. Riley really had the time of her life today. Happiest of birthday’s my little love! Cheers to your third year! ✨🎉💗
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but the discovery of joy ~ Joyce Grenfell
For as long as I can remember, joy is not something that has come naturally to me. I don’t know if that’s got to do with my biological makeup or the fact that I think too much, worry too much, want to understand too much and just allow myself to drift into melancholy rather than relish those moments of joy that are present on any given day. And even in those rare moments in which I do find joy, I often worry that it’s only transient and what will happen once it’s gone. I guess that’s why I’ve always been drawn to photos and stories of sorrow. I resonate with them deeply. And yet, in the past two years something has changed in me. I’m still the same person with the same ups and downs that are quite fleeting. But with the birth of my third child I’ve discovered the joys of motherhood, of life, the simple joys our inner child can connect with. Perhaps it’s the fact that my first two kids came in quick succession, both being colicky and sick all the time or the fact that I was close to 30 when he was born and thus older and more contemplative, I’m not quite sure myself. And I probably shouldn’t care too much to find reason either. But watching #babybenjamin revel in the simple joys has made me stop and laugh along with him. I find myself being drawn into his cocoon of joy and it’s easier for me to be in the moment and take it all in. And it makes me want to live life more fully, stop and be present for those moments, dance along with him and be silly, just because. They say happiness comes from within. I’m not always able to find that within me and often believe it’s something that comes from within if you’re lucky enough to have it. But joy, the discovery of joy is something that has come to me thru my child and I will try and cherish that at every opportunity. And I want to share that with you. Meet our #AW19 Collection, inspired by the simple joys of the childhood ❤️ .
I’d love to know what are some of the simple joys you cherish in life? Please share in the comments! #simplejoy#fiercelydelicate#joysofchildhood#momlife#childhoodmoments#velvetslippelisse
One of my favorite blogs, @cupofjo, had an article yesterday asking parents if they allow their kids to walk around alone. Well, we don’t usually as it is not okay in the eyes of many to let your kids do anything alone in suburbia until their like 20 (joking...kind of). But anyhow, here in NYC, kids 10+ walk around all the time alone, ride the subway alone, etc. So Sunday, we let these two go out alone and man, you would have thought it was the best day of their lives! They found it so exciting to roam free for an hour, browse stores, etc. They texted and called us several times letting us know what they were doing. It was a great bonding experience for them as well. Oh how I wish the kind of freedom we had as children to roam free was still acceptable today!🙌 #childhoodmoments
Die letzten Tage habe ich noch turbo Bürotage eingelegt und nun alle Anmeldungen für die Herbstkurse fertig gemacht 💪 gleichzeitig führe ich Vorgespräche für Anfragen mit ET Februar und März 🤦 verständlicher Weise möchten die Paare auch schon gerne die Kurstermine haben aber ich bin gedanklich jetzt erst kurz vor meinem Sommerurlaub ⛱️
Aber meine Hebammenkolleginn hier kennen das sicher zu gut!? Nachmittags habe ich mir dann mein Töchterchen geschnappt und ein bisschen Stadtbummel gemacht 🍦☕ 🛍️
Und liebe @carrotsforclaire hier ist schon ein Tip für Augsburg 😊 Frozen Joghurt im picnic 🍦der beste in der Stadt ✌️ /Werbung da Verlinkung/
Let’s C O U N T! We’re practicing our number recognition in between learning our new week lesson - Rivers. I made it more visually interesting by placing Cheerios and blueberries out, so he could practice both tactile and visual learning.
While we are here the boys are eager to help with the chores from riding the ATV to mend fences, chop down fallen trees, feed the horses and clear the trails. Now... why can’t they be this eager to clean their rooms and wash the dishes at home? 🙃
Hangin out for #thatsummerfeeling
Actually this pic is from autumn but still. Blue skies, warm sand, and toasted marshmallows ❤ It's been awhile since my last beach fix and am feeling in need of another. The best body, mind & soul rejuvenation ever.
When these wide eyes look at you, tell us, don't you just melt?
This is a closeup headshot of a customer's son.
Part of why we love what we do is because we get to see the beauty of people around the world everyday, and we know how much our customers care about the subject of their paintings.
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grey is officially in a big boy bed! he’s been climbing out of his crib so we finally made the decision to transition him. although, I wish he could stay my chubby baby forever. I am loving this new stage of motherhood and growing alongside my son ♥️