My daughter LOVES being spun around and lifted up and down in the air at the moment. It’s an instant giggle fit! It’s finally stopped raining here on the Gold Coast so we packed up our change bag and spent some time outside 🌸💛 I always either over pack or under pack what I put in the change bag- I can never get it just right 😂 .
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One day they are bffs the next day I lose my voice from yelling at them to play/be nice to each other...then they team up against me. (Whatever works 🤷♀️) When 3 very different personalities join forces, watch out! 💪
Do your kids act like opposites or are their personalities similar?
🌱12 Years going strong I either have one kid on my hip or a few on my back.🌱
Mothering is one wild ride and whether I am with one child or all four, my internal chatter seems to get quieter when I unplug from my virtual world and plug into my real one. Shockingly, I kind of like it! ✌🏻Even though I always play zone defense, I certainly am in some sort of “zone.” I hope you too can let go of anything that’s pressing over your head and “zone” in on what’s important! Besides, that’s why we have Monday ... I am “wining” 🍷 down and giving myself a flippin’ break with life including all the background noise that’s always tapping my shoulder saying “you can do it all.” She needs to step aside this weekend!
Cheers to all my fellow #bossbabes and friends... your load is not light whether you have one, two, four or a dozen kids! Trust me, we can all hustle and stake our claim come Monday! Enjoy Mother Earth and those that matter the most!
Wish you could all come over! Have a Happy Weekend Y’all! 🎙
Happy birthday to my Eden! ❤ it seems like just yesterday having a complete crying meltdown in the hospital room after giving birth. You might think it was because of a hard and exhausting labor, maybe thoughts of worry about raising another child, questioning my role as a mother. It was actually from spilling the giant iced tea Mark had just got for me that I was dreaming about since giving birth 🤷♀️🤣 all the mama's will totally understand 😬
She brings so much joy and laughter and love (and sass) to this family. Eden Lilly we love you so so so much!!!❤☺
Spent the afternoon at the shooting range with the Boy Scouts! They did great and it was a lot of fun! Conrad won overall in BB gun and Trent won overall in Bow and Arrow, but everyone did such an awesome job. Love this organization! #boyscouts#shootingrange#magicofchildhood
three is a magic number 💫 does anyone remember this schoolhouse rock song? ‘a man and a woman had a little baby... yes they did. there were three in the family, it’s a magic number’ 😭😍💙 #aldenluca#aldenlucabirthday
I always try to capture a simple, and captivating portrait during my sessions with kids, but I will never force a child to smile, if a child smiles for a photo during our session it is because they where actually happy, actually feeling joy in that moment. Children are allowed all different ranges of emotions, they are intense little creatures and I aim to capture all of them :) #happysaturday
When I come to a stop myself, when I draw a circle of stillness around me, my children are drawn into that peaceful place. They visibly relax, as if my very calmness nourishes them. The impact of just a few minutes of quiet attention can be profound, changing the mood of an entire day, restoring equilibrium to a distressed child and to a frazzled mother as well.
In a society that endorses activity. I think we would all do well to put more trust in stillness.
I was recently asked what is one thing I love about working with children. “It’s impossible to think of one thing. There are thousands of reasons.” And in that moment all I could think of was one, “We seem to understand each other without the need for big words and long explanations.” The person looked at me strangely. As if I had responded in a language he could not understand. “Okaaaaaay, (uncomfortable laugh) that’s interesting...” As creatives, we all know that “interesting” means “strange”. Here’s the thing, I know I’m strange! And I kinda dig it.
I’m out there.
I believe that the younger the child is, the more they commune with angels.
When I look into a child’s eyes, I see The Creator and it never ceases to captivate me, resetting my vision and purpose for being on the planet.
I took this picture of Monroe at her little sister’s newborn session yesterday. She had just been twirling around in the sunlight spilling through the window and onto the floor.
She was swinging a long strand of pearls just close enough to her baby sister to make us all think that at any moment we would hear her cries induced by the sting of the pearls flying across her tiny face.
Her daddy called her over, pulling her in close, while speaking softly and kissing the top of her head.
Her face says it all.
Her world has just been rocked by this new, little, creature.
Then there’s her daddy, reminding her that she’s still his. Beautiful. .
I'll take a double dose of this guy every single day.
We are coming up on one year of documenting our family and sharing weekly videos, which has us digging through the archives. Hope you can handle some pretty sweet flashbacks. Any requests?