One of our absolute favorite places to visit is Lyman’s Orchard. We love that it is under ten minutes from our house & they always have a pick your own fruit in season! Today we picked some strawberries and they were seriously so delicious. daddy was able to sneak away for lunch so we made it a family affair . We have SO many strawberries, any favorite recipes we should try?!
Grey loves being outside more then anything. He is very much part wild animal & needs to beable to Rome free🙈 I was working on watering my flowers (one of my favorite summertime chores) when grey came to “help”!
Oh… yeah and he ALMOST got me back with a revenge attack but.💗
How adorable is the newest member of the Bailey house?! I can’t even remember how many sessions I’ve done with this family, but I do know that these two kids in these pictures grew WAY to much over the winter! There were so many awesome posed shots from our session, but these are a few of my favorites!
it was close to 100 when school was over today, so poosicles & the splash pad seemed perfectly fitting! I think the kids enjoyed themselves almost as much as Emma!! She is seriously the silliest pup & we just love the fun she brings to anything we do! Love watching these kids play!
On Saturday mornings Grey, Mads & Daddy all snuggle up in our bed to watch an episode of justice league on Netflix! It’s become a favorite routine💕
Well, a few days ago Grey started to refer to me as SuperMommy! What a compliment in his sweet little superhero 🌎! But then it made me think… without being boastful, Us moms are real life superheros!! Both seriously & humorously!! Allow me to explain:
Let’s start with the process that makes us a mom!! For some moms your super powers don’t come until the delivery when we face such enormous pain to bring our little one into the world! Or the mother who physically can’t carry her child, what super power strength it takes to accept something so difficult! How about the mother who goes through rounds of ivf and the pain she endures daily to be able to carry her child! Wow!! Just wow!! To all you mothers!! I applaud you on your super natural strength!!
Whether it is the third day of dry shampoo & another coat of mascara…or quickly doing a “full” face of makeup in the drive through lane!!! Eyebrows included (I wouldn’t suggest that again as I looked a little surprised 😳 for the rest of the day) Or my personal favorite the big sunnies & baseball cap:) We can make ourselves presentable in minutes after spending almost an hour getting everyone else ready!
If you have toddlers then you can definitely relate to how quick a kiss or a snuggle can fix even the biggest boo boos! I think that is one of my current favorite powers I posses!! Especially when it comes to Grey! He is such a tough little guy & goes a million miles an hour, but when he gets hurt… he’ll wait until I give him a kiss and 9 times out of 10, it’s magically healed🙌🏻
This super power I am about to share with you is my own fault…but…the ability to make the most delicious meatballs with regular 🍝, chicken fingers with French fries & broccoli steamed, meatballs with no cheese gluten free pasta, steamed spinach and cereal!! All in the matter of a single meal! Or in the other spectrum making the crust out of the pb&j and the gold fish that are left in your purse from last church’s service as the most satisfying lunch ever! 😂 moms you know what I mean!!
Or maybe you posses THE LOOK 👀!!! It is one of my absolute favorite super powers!!! Unfortunately, this power only works on Mads, but with one single big eye!! Clenched jaw!!! And eyebrows up to the sky!!! Boom 💥!! Frozen!
Or how we can switch roles like that! One second your a hairstylist, a chauffeur, a seamstress, dog groomer, chef, dry cleaner, maid, actress, signer, ballerina… you get it!! I LOVE that I am all these things to my kids! What an honor!!! Don’t get me wrong it’s tiring!! But this is such a short season in their little lives!! And I’m going to embrace my super hero self💥
As soon as chris was done with work for the day we grabbed the kids scooter & bike then walked down the street to Mads’ school! We love the “big kids” playground there & it’s not even a two minute walk!! Such a major perk to living where we do!!
I love seeing their smiling faces! I’m so thankful Chris & I get to be present for these moments! I don’t take these simple family nights for granted! I’m so incredibly grateful for the nights like tonight! I’m going to go to bed completely filled up with all the good stuff💕
I hope you all have a fabulous week!
I absolutely love watching these two become the best of friends!! It’s so sweet to see them develop such a bond that I pray continues forever! Honestly, this is a realtionship that I had hoped for but wasn’t sure how’d it develop (between the age differnece & the gender differnce) haha I could not have been more wrong!
Mads was a few weeks shy of her fourth birthday when she became a big sister! A role that she took on so gracefully! From day one she has been sweet, attentive but most of all forgiving, little brothers are crazy 😜!!
At the beginning the best part about the age difference was how independent she was, allowing me to focus more on Grey! Now that she is six & Grey is two there are SO many reason why I love the gap!! But my top three are:
Being able to have one on one with grey like I did with mads!
Grey follows in his big sisters foot steps which is not only adorable but extremely helpful at times!!!!
One toddler at a time!!!😜 **Major major respect for all those mamas with multiple toddlers!! You ladies rock!!😘