343/365 Captain helped me finish the lights and wrap the tree with ribbon last night. We aren't putting all of our ornaments on the tree this year because we're afraid that Milo will think it's a toy buffet, but Frankie got to hang his ornament we found at the Fernbank Museum when we went with Micayla a few weeks ago. I thought an atom was perfect for this little scientist! ❤️ He loves it ... and wanted the stool so he could hang it as high as he could. 😂
🌲🌟🌲Christmas with young kids 🌲🌟🌲
Ella keeps saying how much she misses Santa and that he’s her best friend 🎅🏼😂 She picks up her play mop and broom set and says we need to clean for when Santa comes. She asks us (any time she’s being naughty) if she’s on Santa’s good list haha. Her behavior changes rapidly with the fear of coal and the naughty list!! The Christmas spirit is alive and well over here !! 🌲❣️ Currently all cozy and snuggling up by our wood stove🔥
Parker has now been “lighting” the candles 🕯
it’s so amazing to witness how a child picks up on things. he has loved picking out the candles, placing them in the menorah and then pretending to light each candle with that shamash.
I hope you had a beautiful holiday and may your entire year shine bright and be full of light and joy ❤️
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I take a picture like this every year, starting with Ash as a baby. This year it was Zeke’s turn. (First Christmas! 😭) Some day, when I have my act together, I’ll line them all up from 2012, on and make some kind of banner or something. It’ll be swell, and heart swelling. 💛🎄💛 #zekehawk#babysfirstchristmas
Me and all of my siblings got married young and just started cranking out the kiddos. There are nine grandkids now, (Banks is the oldest at seven) and we like to foster their competitive natures by making absolutely everything a competition. My kids are prepping hard for the Annual Gingerbread Man Decorating Competition. Only a week until go-time, but we still have time to work on Wren's tendency to lick each piece of candy before she puts it on just to make sure it's not too delicious to waste. I think they've got it in the bag, but of course we'll let you all vote to keep it fair!
Girlfriend is double digits today! Ugh. I can’t believe our baby is 10 months old. She is probably the happiest baby I’ve ever seen! She is pulling up on everything within reach and crawling at like 10 mph. We just thought Beau was busy until this chick started moving 🤣
It doesn’t matter where Logan is in the house, if the train stops running he says ‘oh no’ and runs to turn it back on.
I honestly don’t know who plays with this train more - our little boy or his dad?! #legoduplo#christmas
Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life- Ina May Gaskin
This experience has meant the world to me, learning from other positive women about birth, the beauty of it and how to truly make sure you’re taken care of after birth ✨ I love the shared wisdom and all I have learned!
i was a royal mess of a “stage mom” this week. i’m new to this game: the recitals, costumes, dress rehearsals. even though i danced when i was younger and did theatre and choir throughout jr high and high school, man ALIVE is it different on the parent side of things.
three days before Charlotte’s first gymnastics recital i didn’t know i was suppose to buy tickets in advance. today, i realized, *at the recital* that every other girl had tights on under their shorts. there was no time, so i actually prayed (since Charlotte is 7 and this is her first recital) that God would protect her from not even noticing that she was slightly different from the other girls. too aware of what that can do to a girl, i got teary when all she said to me after her performance was “Mama, i feel really good about myself”! 😭😭💕
“Dance as the narration of a magical story; that recites on lips, illuminates imaginations and embraces the most sacred depths of souls.” - Shah Asad Rizvi
My tiny dancer...I hope she always dances like no one is looking...