// T G I F //
Woohoo, it's Friday night!👯🥂💃
You is tired!😩
You is broke!💔
You is sleepy!😴
You is a parent!👫
Oh, that's right, Friday night means nothing anymore. 😭😭😭 What's the unfridayest thing you're doing tonight? 💤
• FIVE MONTHS •
Another month has passed and our little girl is already 5 months old! Landen is still her favourite person and he can make her laugh harder than anyone else. Watching them interact makes my heart melt! Linnea’s favourite activity this month is jumping in her jolly jumper, where she is now getting some serious height! She also loves going for walks, bath time and books. She dislikes car rides, tummy time and sleeping in. With every month we get to watch her personality develop a little more and it’s so much fun!! We love her more than words can say 💕💕
I’ve been mulling this around in my head for a while now. I’m going to talk about comparison...I know quite a few people who have deleted social media or come to hate social media because they find themselves in a comparison trap. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and a place for a social media fast. You CAN become addicted and balance is always key. But, just so we’re clear, deleting your social media account will not change your heart. You will have to wrestle with those heart attitudes until your dying day. Whether it’s on social media, at a weekly play date, or even in a Sunday church service, comparison can not only steal your joy but lead you down a treacherous path toward jealousy and envy. The Lord is the only one who can give you victory over these sinful patterns.
Tyler and I have been reading a book on anger and the author describes jealousy and envy as forms of anger. Envy would be the first step where we say, “I want what you have”. Taking it one step farther, jealousy says, “I deserve what you have”. Friends, to be honest, I have had my struggles with social media. I am not saying I have arrived or anything like that. But, I have actually come to really enjoy this space. Documenting our family adventures, my motherhood journey, and our oily lifestyle has been really fun for me. We can complain all we want about social media and it’s negativities or, we can choose to use our platform for good. I hope that the things that I post and the stories I tell, bring joy, encouragement, and maybe the occasional laugh cuz, just FYI, it took me 3 hours to get my kids settled last night. We are night training Carter and lemme tell ya that’s another ball game! I washed my floor today for the first time in literally 3 months, and I cleaned a spider and it’s web off my kitchen counter...ya. I’m just a mom, living each day by the grace of God, taking pictures of my cuties!
7 131 hour ago
These past two weeks have been filled with some of the best memories for our little family. We've grown so much through this move and I can't wait to see all the Lord has in store for us in this beautiful place.
4 141 hour ago
Homegrown OJ 🍊 chilling in the fridge so it's perfect for Sunday morning ♥
We went to the park with friends today. This little buddy was born 2 weeks before W. It will be fun to watch them grow together. His mama has two older boys as well. I am thankful to have a friend I can get #boymom advice from. ☺️
You ever show up someplace and feel like you stick out like a sore thumb? Sometimes it’s based on obvious things like language, skin tone or gender. Sometimes it is more subtle (but no less alienating) and boils down to mannerisms, culture or attitude. Seems like regardless of what we do, when we visit Austin, we stick out. Why, you may ask? For being too normal. Evidence of the city slogan “keep Austin weird” is everywhere. But I inadvertently blended in today. Who knew that a baby in a ring sling served as mom camouflage in Austin? 🤷🏻♀️ And I obviously know that there are lots of good, deeper life lessons that could be expounded upon in this post, but let’s face it. It’s Friday night. Ain’t nobody got time for that! 😆
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Artsy family photo by Ava at dinner. Love it!
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It’s been a pretty mild summer in Seattle so far (no complaints here with all.the.sweat. that is taking care of kids each day), but it looks like we’re finally getting some beach-worthy weather this weekend. Cue all the rompers and sun hats. ☀️ #sawyergraham
7 1672 hours ago
The boys put together a box party for the babies! ❤️ A new favorite in our house. Thank goodness we have plenty of diaper boxes to go around. 😉 (New vlog in bio!) #magicofchildhood#parenthacks
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This girl right here was a notorious quitter. When things would get too hard she’d quit. When life would get too hard she’d give up and give in and say “this is life”.
But now I stand here 2 years later, 2 years stronger, 2 years healthier and 2 years proud of how far I’ve come. I couldn’t be more thankful for what God has brought me through in my life and especially the last 2 years. Many times I’d tell myself to just give up, you know you can’t live like this forever, why even bother... ya know? It’s so easy to fall back into the negativity but something inside of me wouldn’t let me fail at this. .
Now, when things get hard, I tell myself I’ve been through much harder. And I’m stronger because of it. I love myself enough to fight through these mountains that have been set before me because God did NOT make me weak! He made me stronger with Him by my side. I love this life, my family, my friends and I’m not about to give up.
Today I am filled with positive energy and so so thankful for this new life I’ve been blessed with the past 2 years and if I can change, so can you. The choice is yours. ❤️
Happy FriYAY friends! 😘
Making Dylan’s dream come true (or is it mine? hehe!) by having his own mini waterpark in the bath tub😍
Dylan lovesss his bath times & we took this opportunity to bond with him by getting these bright, colourful & educational @yookidoo_my bath toys from @happikiddo_ ! Not only are they fun to play with, they also encourage learning & exploration though sensory play. And I honestly think these make the perfect gift for any kids out there😉 #yookidoo#yookidoomalaysia#bathtoys#bathmoments#happikiddo#lifewithdylanizni
Hello tubes 👋🏻, buh bye ear infections ✌🏻. Harrison did SO well today! It was an early morning so we’re all exhausted, but he’s been so happy and blabbling all day long, because he can actually hear himself! 🙌🏻 Any tricks for teaching “maammmmmaa”?? Because all this child has said for 3 months is “dadadadadadadadada”. Doesn’t he know who’s most important? 😆
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The face of the Weekend!🌈
Ours usually start the same.....Me or Adam trying to make the bed and Ronan trying his hardest not to let it happen.🦹♂️
Happy weekend from our crazy bunch to yours 😘
Age is just a number, right?
This man is my biggest cheerleader, my supporter, encourager, and motivator. He started exercising long before me. I would watch him lift weights and think “wow, he is so dedicated!”
But here we are now, on this fitness journey together! Yep, there’s a 12 year age gap, we might not have tons in common, but we do know how important it is to take care of our health.
We both get up early and knock out our workouts, and we both splurge on date nights and always have dessert! We have found our balance...together.
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Quizás a algunos les produce tranquilidad escuchar el sonido del agua 🌊, a mi por ejm 🙋🏻♀️, sea agua de mar, de rio, o de mi caño jaja 😅
Estos días han sido un poco cansados, Iliana no estaba tomando sus siestas, tenia más pilas que de costumbre, y en cambio, yo su mamá estaba cada vez en declive (no me asienta el invierno definitivamente, siento que me consume); pero a pesar de todo, ella☝️ con su sonrisa me ilumina el día, me produce esa tranquilidad y energia que necesito 💪, y a esto sumado la buena nueva: 🔊"ma ma ma" ya se está convirtiendo en su palabra favorita 🤤, asi que con esto me terminó de convencer, "mamá sin bateria" ya no es para mi, ella en verdad que puede cambiar mi cara más seria por una sonrisa o carcajada .
Gracias pequeña ❤
PD. A Iliana le encanta el agua, donde vea agua, ahi estará ☝️. En este caso, SI, es lo que piensan: queria meterse ahi 🤦🏻♀️, pero esperen!
... ¿alguien notó la posesita de ese piecito 👣? 🙋🏻♀️, fue inevitable no tomarle una foto ahi 📸🤭
____________ #mamafeliz#mamachocha#ilianamibebehermosa 🎀💜👣 #bebéfeliz
NEW vlog alert 🚨 on our family YouTube channel || We love any excuse to throw a dance party and shoot off some party poppers 🎉 and hitting 100K on our @stockandbarrel channel was the perfect excuse
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Feeling very emotional and proud of my big boy as today is his last day of summer camp😿🥺😩 I can’t even describe how grateful I am to everyone there. If you’re in or close to the city of Lovejoy I would highly suggest you check out lifelong learners international academy 🏫
This is what our days look like lately.
Laying on the floor playing with something (usually not a toy but some object that isn’t his). I’m usually wearing whatever I wore to the gym, no make up, and my shirt always has some combination of spit up and drool on it.
But let me tell you, this has been my absolute favorite season of life and I feel so blessed that I get to be his mama. 💛
7 365 hours ago
Today was nice and slow. We got to have Wes home all day, plus we got to see our best friends and catch up on life! Time spent with @katesconcepts is never long enough, but it’s always cherished. Until next time. ❤️ We’ve spent the rest of the day knocking some work out, playing and just being lazy. Happy Friday, friends!
“I’m proud of mummy.”
People often tell me I’m doing a good job. People who, to be honest, are way more qualified than Ivy to be an accurate judge of that. After all she’s only ever had me and she doesn’t know any different. //
But it doesn’t matter. Because never in all my life as a mum so far has my heart swelled more. And for that moment, my cup overflowed so much I thought we might both get washed away. //
If you haven’t watched my stories, check it out. But I’m gonna make a highlight of it all on its own. So every time I doubt myself, I’m going to watch it again. //
The moment when my reason for being, completely unprompted, for no reason at all, simply said: “I’m proud of mummy.”
I feel like I just clocked life.
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Here’s your reminder not to compare yourself to everyone’s cute summer pictures on the internet.
Most likely behind every awww worthy one people share (i.e. Ruby living her best swimsuit life) there’s another one where shit’s hitting the fan(swipe).
Stay humble friends, no one has it together!
This little princess of ours is one obsessed dress fan, anything pretty and pink and she is sold. Her current fav is this stunning frock from @mini.he__mini. she she will not take it off.. 🤣..
. #whitneyevebaines .
Pieces of things I’m thankful for. A sunny, hot day, our new deck, greenery, and Charlee with my favorite summer outfit on her. Can I pause time please? Hope everyone’s Friday is one to remember! 🌿
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Playing is the best form of research. - Einstein .
James is the best at playing with Arya. Finding new, exciting ways to make her giggle and squeal from sheer delight. Laundry baskets become roller coasters and everything has a fun series of sound effects. Bath time is a stand up comedy routine of silly characters and every hooded towel has a persona with a serious back story. Everything can be a chance for play in our home and I wouldn’t have it any other way. .
. @clickinmoms Photo Bunt Theme: Giggle
Our little Desi has been climbing onto the potty lately and trying to pull down his diaper, so we have decided to start him on his potty training journey. He’s only 15 months old, so we won’t be pushing him too hard, but he sure is proud of himself for wearing big boy pull ups. We teamed up with @huggies on today’s vlog (linked in our bio) to talk about how @pullups have made our lives easier while potty training our kids. What has worked best for you mamas out there? I thought I had it down with Emme (super easy,) then Hudson was a nightmare (we started too late, and it took us a year), and so I’m hoping to avoid that this time around.
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Friday views ✨ we’re busy catching lots of zzzz’s over here preparing for our busy week ahead. I never thought I’d be the mom who shared(gives) her bed to her kids, but i can’t help it—anyone who knows me knows that a sleeping baby is my weakness 😍 #momlife#TreadwayResidence ✨
an • I N F I N I T E • love❣️
Nothing quite compares to the love a mother has for her babies.
Ledger Luke, before you came along I wondered how I’d love another the way that I love your brother.... but then I met you and my heart instantly grew. Now I couldn’t possibly imagine a life without you in it. My heart belongs to you, my perfect little rainbow ⋒ #rainbowbaby#ledgerluke#ledgerhaslanded
Urlaubsmodus an 👌🏻☀️ Wir melden uns mal kurz aus Bayern, hier machen wir bis morgen einen kleinen Zwischenstopp bei meinem Onkel, bevor es morgen weiter nach Italien geht. 😍
Wir sind wieder für neun Tage auf dem Campingplatz, auf dem ich als Kind ganz oft war. Jahrelang bin ich mit meinen Großeltern dort gewesen und habe wunderbare Erinnerungen an diesen Ort und freue mich, einen weiteren Sommerurlaub mit Emma dort verbringen zu können. 😍❤️ .
Habt ihr auch Kindheitserinnerungen, welche ihr mit euren Kleinen wiederbeleben wollt?
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