Today this absolutely perfect little squish turns 6! I’m so proud of him but not ready for him to be big! This isn’t my first or even second this is my third baby so I know like it or not he will and must grow! That won’t stop me from praying that he doesn’t grow too fast though 😭
The kids have been waiting for the Crabapples to be ripe enough for Crabapple Jelly and the day has finally come! So we are spending this lovely day off outside adventuring with our boys in another amazing @sweet_as_april bonnet! Also realizing I need to buy her some bolder colored @hayvakidsco necklaces 🙈
So I did a thing yesterday 🙈 I decided very last minute to get a hair cut. What was supposed to be 7” cut off ended up being more 😱 but I don’t think I mind it! My hair hasn’t been this short in 5 years but it will definitely take less time to fix 😬
Ok one more summer photo because it’s hot and she’s cute! The kids found my old collection of beanie babies last week and she decided this little flamingo was hers 💗 No judging you all know you had them too 😂 After having 3 boys I started selling things of mine my parents had kept but I saved a few. Seeing her play with things I spent countless hours entertaining myself with as a child is a dream come true 😊
Does anyone else have a terrible time getting their older kids to take pictures with them 🤔 It’s like I’ve just asked them to do the impossible 😂 BUT I am determined to have more pictures with these guys before they get too big because boy are they growing fast!
So I was chatting with someone on Instagram last night about “real” photos. We are all guilty of wanting that perfect photo sometimes but there is something to be said about the real ones! The ones that aren’t perfect, that might not have everyone smiling or maybe they aren’t all looking! Yet somehow they manage to truly capture everyone’s personality and really cement that memory in your mind! I have posted plenty of “perfect” photos but typically when I ask my boys for a “nice” picture this is what I really get 😂😂😂 This is not what I asked for! I told them all to smile and look at the camera 🤦🏻♀️ Instead you can tell that my oldest is never serious, my youngest son is oblivious to what’s going on around him 90% of the time and my middle son laughs at EVERYTHING!!! So here’s to the real photos because these are REALLY how my babies are ❤️
Well I officially have a 5th grader, 3rd grader and a kindergartner! The older two said they were to old to be walked in and just hopped out of the car and ran in 😩 I did get to walk Gavin to class but then he panicked and didn’t want me to leave! Fortunately he’s in the most wonderful and capable hands! We have been blessed to have the same kindergarten teacher for all 3 boys 💕 Even with a classroom full of kids she still takes time to tend to each individual child’s needs ❤️ She held his hand and walked him to the library to calm him down and show him all the wonderful things he will get to do at school! She did all this when she didn’t have to and on a day that I know she had her plate full but because she did the only tears shed this morning were mine 😭 Charlotte of course ran over to take a first day of school picture too ❤️
Here I’ve been blubbering about missing the boys when they start school this week and I didn’t even think about Charlotte 😱 I’m not sure what she’s going to think, she is so used to having at least one of them home doting on her at all times that it’s going to be quite the change!
We have been traveling so much this summer we haven’t seen my husbands family as much so this little girl was super excited to see Grandpa at church this morning she wouldn’t be still for a picture! Wore her Michigan dress just for him 💛💙 Go BLUE!
Her brothers drive her crazy trying to love on her and give her hugs and kisses 😘 Deep down though I know she truly loves it because the moment they stop she does things like this 💕 This is what lazy Saturday’s are all about! Chilling on the couch binge watching Netflix with your blanket, stuffed animal and big bro ❤️
Enjoying the last few days of summer break 💕 I can’t believe school starts next week 😱 Gavin starts kindergarten this year so it will just be me and this sweet lady at home and I can already tell you it will be far too quiet! Trying to squeeze in as much fun as we can before we have to send them back ❤️ We just got this @sweet_as_april bonnet in the mail and had to put it on right away 😍 She does drops once a month so if you love the bonnets Charlotte wears most of the time and want one of your own please go give her a follow 💕
Someone was feeling better today because she INSISTED on helping put out the new flowers 💐 Then we had someone special deliver an awesome present, a great mail day (all in stories) and everyone got a full 12 hours of sleep 😱😭🙏🏻
“If I had a star for every time you made me smile, I would be holding the night sky in my hand” ~ Anonymous
Everyone caught a summer cold so we are just spending a quite morning at home so everyone can get some extra rest and heal quickly 🤞🏻
What happens when you fall in love with a particular fabric 😍 I told you guys I was ready for fall 🍂 This is how I’m coping with this 90-100° weather until I can wear sweaters and start buying pumpkin everything!