Well this happened today....
After proving to us all week at the beach that she could stay put in a big bed, she has earned herself an official big girl bed complete with Elsa sheets ❄️! 😂💕 .
And then it hit me, this may be the end of rocking in that rocker. Crazy how you never know when that last “rock me” will happen. 😭😭 Now excuse me while I go pick her up to rock (even if it’s just for me! 😘😂) #timeslowdown #biggirlmoments
With the fall here, I just feel like we are extra busy. Between preschool and extracurricular activities I feel like we’ve got to rush out the door almost every morning.. and he’s only 3! With that usually comes the stress and yelling of “put on your clothes” and “find your shoes”, “get in the car” so we aren’t too late. Mornings like this are nice when we get to slow down a little, stay in our PJs and enjoy what the morning brings. .
#cameramama #clickinmoms #documentyourdays #timeslowdown #pjsallday #nikond750 #letthembelittle
SIX MONTHS • Half of a year spent loving our little Nolan Christopher. Motherhood has surely taught me a lot. I teach him, and then he turns right around and he teaches me. We need each other, and the Lord knew that when he gave us each other. Motherhood is trying, humbling, bursting with love, full of joy, full of frustration, full of grace, and hands down the greatest adventure- all wrapped in one. We’ve had sleepless nights. We’ve had days full of sweet snuggles, kisses, and laughter. We’ve had well-rested nights. We’ve had days filled with tiring to-do lists, and lots of crying... I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. Motherhood has been like I never could have imagined- it’s so rewarding, so much fun, and such a blessing, even on the hard days. Love you so much, Nolan boy. Forever grateful to be your Mama. #sixmonthphotos #alittlelateposting #oops
this BOO•tiful baby is 6 months today and the stinking cutest sweetest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. I knew I loved her before she was born, but goodness. I wasn’t prepared for just how much I would really love her.
•loves her momma and daddy
•loves lights and shiny objects
•loves to listen to/watch her daddy play the guitar •can sit up with a little assistance
•now sleeps in her own bed 😩(but not through the night)
•eats baby food
•can roll over both ways by herself
•loves to talk (gets it from her daddy)
•would always rather stand than sit
•her momma hates to take these pictures a little more each time😩
#mamasgirl #baby #ohjojo #teacherlife #mamalife #momlife
Our time with #twoundertwo
was undoubtedly difficult, but what they say is true...is was so, so fleeting. Nursing my newborn, while my 17 month old begged to be cuddled, walking in to work pushing a stroller with a tiny babe and lugging 5 bags and a toddler, endless nights up with one or the other or both....it all seems so far away already. We’re on to undies, big girl beds, and a baby sister who has no more bottles. TIME SLOW DOWN 😳😭Brian says no more babies, so I’ll have to borrow Baby Warrick 😍#thehaysgirls #noellaclairebear #briansaysnomorebabies #timeslowdown #growingtoofast
❤️💕❤️💕 Ponytails and Brunch..a weekend full of fun❤️❤️ Happy Fall from my girls that are starting to get too big too fast😭❤️😍❤️❤️ #timeSlowDown #love
Weekends are just never long enough. The best days are when we have no plans, no where to go and we do what we want! .
Searching for squirrels in the trees.
Walks to the park.
Playing with cars and trucks.
Nope, weekends will never be long enough. As I approach a busy week and another work trip tomorrow, I’m thankful for the slow moments we had this weekend! And reminded of why I work so hard. This little boy drives me to be the best I can be. 💙
I’m extra sappy about him today. Maybe it’s because we are officially 1 month from his 2 year birthday! 😭😭😭any other moms get this way when another birthday approaches? I can’t be the only one!
When you’re busy getting caught up from the week before and getting ready for the week ahead... she walks down the stairs and says “mommy will you fix my hair? I’ll tell you exactly how I want it”... you stop everything because nothing is more important! #girlmom #timeslowdown
Soaking up the last hot days with sprinkler running & patio lunches.
I can’t believe how fast this year has gone.
I’m almost 1/2 way through this pregnancy - I have my 20 week prenatal appointment later this week , the holidays are coming up (I’m mean it’s almost October!) and this little crazy is sneaking her way to 2 years old in 4 months.
Holy moly guys. #timeslowdown
✨To hear the laughter of a child
✨To wake up next to the love of your life ✨To know that God has placed them on this earth for you....YOU ARE BLESSED
Titus Andrew is 21 weeks old today! He wouldn’t smile at the camera this morning - smiles for daddy only 😊. He loves when his daddy tells him “scary” Halloween stories, is officially teething (and it’s awesome...lol), behaves himself in the church nursery now (knock on wood!), rolling all over the place, and getting big wayyy too fast! We love him 💙. #titusandrew #21weeksold #timeslowdown #redheadedbaby
I wish I could have kept him this "small" forever! This 9lb 9oz baby boy has grown into the sweetest, loving, most kind hearted, and intelligent, little man. I can’t believe he’s 11!!! 😩 I am so proud of the gentleman he is. He's got a heart of gold and determination like no other. He's going places and I'll be his cheerleader the entire way. Happy Birthday Kingston!
#kingstonchristopherlee #birthdayboy #hes11 #timeslowdown #iloveyou #eleven
Our little mermaid is 4 months old! She weighs 16lbs, 8oz. She is always very calm. She loves watching her brothers. She will talk your ear off. She can roll from front to back and *almost* back to front. She is almost sitting up independently! We love our little sunshine! #raisingarrows #babynumber3 #4monthsold #timeslowdown #milestones
This sweet boy of mine.. where has the time gone. He looks so grown up! For his 13th birthday, my parents got him tickets to see a St Louis Cardinals game. He is a huge fan!! Today, he is having the time of his life and spending quality time with them. He already has this new hat to bring home, along with tons of very special memories!
#stlouiscardinals #buschstadium #creatingmemories #memoriesinthemaking #timeslowdown
God has blessed me with this young and beautiful girl. She has her moments but, I wouldn’t trade her for anything. Spent the last hour cleaning her room together and sampling lipstick colors. 💕😊😁 #momdaughtertime #blessed #timeslowdown #lovemyavag
PJ’s and baby snuggles. My perfect Sunday afternoon!
Two years ago on this day, we drove to the hospital at 2am after having steady contractions for almost 5 hours. We got admitted to a room around 3am and were so excited to be getting this show on the road.
I remember feeling good despite not having any meds, and begging for jello when the doctor came to check on me around noon. I hadn't eaten anything since dinner the day before and my 41 week pregnant self was starving. (That no eating policy is not cool!) I did get the jello though. 😉
Finally around 3pm things started getting real. I found "my spot" in the hospital's rocking chair and would just rock and breathe through contractions, with the occasional squeezing the life out of someone's hand.
My body knew it was time to get things going despite every nurse telling me "don't push". To all y'all labor nurses, I know you mean well when you say that and I'm sure there are medical reasons for telling a momma in very painful labor not to push...but that's just not very helpful to a mom when every fiber in her body says PUSH!!! I finally got the ok to push but it still took an hour before my stubborn boy finally gave in and worked with me. During that time I listened to the doctor and nurses talk about Star Trek and begged for measly ice chips. In the moment I was screaming in my head "how can you be talking about Star Trek while I'm trying to birth a watermelon?!" But now I laugh at the sweet memory.
Finally, at 7:41pm, weighing 9lbs and 7oz and measuring 20.5in long, this wild boy took his first breath while taking mine away. As soon as I held him and saw his beautiful face, I knew I was witnessing God's perfect love.
He continues to keep me on my toes. He's my wild child, my strong-willed ball of emotions. His sweet little kisses and hugs will always melt my heart.
Happy 2nd birthday, Cohen! Being your mommy is such a blessing and the most wonderful adventure! 💕