•M o t h e r h o o d•
Hello, my sweet baby ♥️.
Thank goodness Auntie @kaaatiewhite has amazing toddler-photo-capturing abilities.
I can seriously never get an Instagram-worthy photo of this little monster without her help. . . And then once I have the photo I can’t stop staring at it 😍.
Please don’t tell me I’m the only one guilty of this? Guys, I made this human!
I wanted to try some of Lush’s new make up range but apparently you only get that privilege right now if you shop in London 😩 come on @lush!
However the staff in @lushreading were incredible today. Two lovely ladies took my toddler to try all sorts of lovely jellies and products to colour bubbles whilst I actually browsed!
Big brother got a bath bomb and was so excited that he bathed at 2pm. He loved the blue water but we had a lot of, “where’s my robot? Where’s my robot?!” I’m enjoying sniffing the lavender scent he now has though.
Hmmmm decisions decisions 🤔 I think I'll be restocking the denim Pinafore when the shop reopens (October 1st) and I'll have some brand new items too, though I'm still sort of unsure. What can I say, I'm a last minute type of gal 🤷♀️ But I do have a couple surprises up my sleeve!
So... More cardi colors? Solid Leos? A complete wildcard?
What are you hoping to see????
📷 @adi_and_scout 💕
Chilly (basically) winter walks with this wee one. It’s gotten so cold, so quickly, there’s been no time for chunky knit jumpers or casually draped scarves- we’ve jumped straight to snow suits & full length puffy coats & bunny ear hats. Time to buckle down for my 4th Albertan winter...does it ever get easier? ❄️❄️ Unbelievably thankful we have a short break to California in November! 🌴👙🍹 There’s a very real chance I won’t come back....😎
Discovering their toes #kisskissmoment#littlepiggies ⠀
Then the toes went into their mouths. Stinking cute when he was 6 months, not so cute when he is 4 years old, LOL⠀🤦🏾♀️😆
Remembering when my babies were babies and looking forward to baby #4 ⠀
When my first son turned 4, I threw him an over-the-top superhero party. 🌟 I made a 3-tier fondant superhero cake.🎂 I made each kid a different super-hero cape to wear for the party. And I built a training course in the basement complete with a silly-string station to get the bad guys. 😳 I was so exhausted and cranky when it was over and all the kids really wanted to do was run around like maniacs anyway. ⠀
My memories of that party are not about how much the kids loved the party. I mostly remember the crazy momzilla that I turned into trying to get ready for the party. NO MORE, my friends. ❤️ I keep my parites simple, and special with just a few theme-related party pieces. 🎈 That's why the new Piece of Cake Party Boxes are so perfect. Perfectly simple party without the stress. 😊 Happy memories all around! ⠀
Dear Fox Wilder Thank you for coming and competing our crazy family. You are just the right amount of wild and tough to cope with us 🤣. We love you SO much and can’t believe you decided to potty train yourself and make me feel like a super mum. Thanks for that one 😘 #foxwilder#happybirthdaybaby
“Miss” Ice-cream Man has overserved himself once again (😏). We have gotten more joy out of this $1.99 Goodwill ice-cream truck than any shiny, new thing he’s been given. I’ve always loved thrifting, and having kids has made it even more fun. If we want something (and it can be properly cleaned 😷), we thrift hunt for it! #thriftlife
Why is it that cakes made by grandma just taste better?! Thank you Susu for baking a delicious cake for our birthday girl, Harris for throwing sprinkles on it and to my BFF @kristensellentin for sending the adorable cake topper.
Boats and trains.
We have to stop in this bridge for at least 5 mins every time we walk to town just to watch the trains go over and sometimes we see boats too. The kids love it and always wave like loons
My girl is so lucky to have him as daddy. It fills my heart to see their bond. He’s there for her every step of the way. All those nights when I nursed her back to sleep, he took turns to cradle her, rock her. He cooks for her, feeds her, takes her to parks, toddler classes, doctors appointments just as much as I do. I really could not have asked for a better partner in this parenting business or marriage.
P.S. This post is totally inspired by the very talented and witty @thebluegrassmom who, a few days back, posted about her husband being a co-parent and not just a baby sitter. So much respect for all such awesome dads. ✊🏻
I’ve cried so much in the last 24 hours, damn these pregnancy hormones. Please tell me i am not the only one?
I’ve wondered about whether or not I will have quality time with my eldest when baby comes along, I’ve thought about vale not being the baby of the family anymore and how their childhood just goes by so quickly, and I’ve thought about not being able to do it all and mother three little humans and tend to all their emotional needs the way they need, the way I want to; and it just makes me ugly cry.
You should have seen me hugging Selina last night weeping like there was something seriously wrong lol 🙈
After my episode, I walked towards our room all puffy eyed where my husband greeted me in the hall way. He wraps his arms around me in the quiet, whispering encouragement and reminding me of my greatness and worth.
As mothers we put everyone around us first, and never feel like we are doing enough. We over think things and tire ourselves out to the point of insanity sometimes.
We should never feel like it’s not enough, trust me, it’s enough; looking back on my mum I see it’s enough, and if you don’t have someone telling you and reminding you of how strong you are, I’m here to tell you that you are enough, you are more than enough 🖤🖤
❤️ WHOOPS ❤️
Apologies to anyone who found my last IG story offensive... several unfollows... Anyway! Don’t forget that there is 50% off swaddles (apart from the Rainbow Chevron) until Thursday night with code FATTYBUMBUM
My little Libran.. always wanting to wear a pretty frock, yet always sporting a bruise somewhere on her forehead! 🙈 Full of contradictions this little one, just like her mama! This photo was taken on the weekend by a local Adelaide photographer @francessmith_photography it was so nice to have some professional pics taken of my kids, it was a first for us and I love them!