Saturday, June 30, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 30, 2018 at 11:25AM

This picture. That baby and his thigh roll, those cankles, the dimples on his hands, those toes. And to top it off, that little toddler tongue. #iwanttoeatthem #😍

Instagram Pic: June 30, 2018 at 10:28AM

Waking up next to this pudgy face ain't so bad. Pretty good way to start a morning if you ask me. 😚

Friday, June 29, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 29, 2018 at 02:56PM

It's quiet time over here which also means coffee time for me. 🙌 Today it just so happens to be 97 degrees (feels like 109) so the three oldest are "quietly" playing legos in the basement while the two youngest nap. It's days like today that make me thankful for Minnesota winters and mostly mild summers because, wow, I could not deal with this kind of heat all summer long. No sir. 😰 . #thankgoodnessforairconditioning #verythankfulforthattoo #minnesotaweather

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 20, 2018 at 10:59AM

"Ask anyone to name his favorite place in a house and he will almost always say the kitchen. It is because kitchens are so good to us. They have shiny red canisters full of rich dark coffee that smells like heaven, and tidy white boxes of bread waiting for butter, and cheerful bowls of sugar that make everything taste better. Kitchens are delicious." - Cynthia Rylant, Let's Go Home

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 19, 2018 at 11:44AM

Trying to capture the sweet moments because I might need to look back on them during moments of not-so-sweetness later on to remind myself that they do in fact love each other. 💕

Instagram Pic: June 19, 2018 at 10:39AM

Grand champion and runner up for the chubbiest cheeks contest. 💕

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 17, 2018 at 03:38PM

So I heard a tip to make kid bed making way easier is to put away the flat sheets and only use a fitted sheet and a quilt (during the summer months at least). You guys, this has been such a huge time saver, back saver, and sanity saver for me (and the kids that make their own beds) especially with two sets of bunk beds in our house. I know it's just a simple thing and maybe you all have been doing this for years, but man, best decision.

Instagram Pic: June 17, 2018 at 12:12PM

This daddy right here. He's such an incredible man. Giving his time, his energy, his lap, his two minutes of free time to read a book, listen to a story, change a diaper, make up a silly song to make someone feel better, soothe a cranky baby, or give all the hugs. He loves me and his five babies so well. We are so thankful for him and the way he shows us everyday how to lay down ones life for others. 💕 #fathersday #dadlife #dadof5

Friday, June 15, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 15, 2018 at 09:54AM

Current living room situation. Fort taking over the entire space, kids playing together with my old Ertl farm set (did anyone else have those with the teeny tiny animals?), sun shining through the windows. Perfect summer morning. ✨🌞✨

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 09, 2018 at 09:56AM

Saturday. When you know you have a million things to do but the kitchen smells like coffee and pancakes, the kids are playing together somewhat sweetly, the baby's napping, and did I mention coffee? Still hot coffee. 🤗☕️ #givemeallthecoffee

Friday, June 1, 2018

Instagram Pic: June 01, 2018 at 11:54AM

When we can enjoy tea and read-alouds outside we're feeling fine! 🙌🌸☀️🌿