Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 30, 2018 at 06:27PM

Little pudgy Target elf out shopping with daddy. 😍

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 28, 2018 at 06:44PM

Sunny Sunday☀️

Friday, October 26, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 26, 2018 at 09:56PM

Me: “Hey boys, let me take a picture of you together!” Them: πŸ‘†(all 15 takes) . #everytime #brothers #nevernotmoving

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 25, 2018 at 03:34PM

Can you even handle these pudgy little dimpled hands?? Because I cannot. 😭😍 #pleasestaylittleandchubbyforever

Instagram Pic: October 25, 2018 at 12:30PM

Cranberry orange walnut tart, mmmm. πŸ˜‹Since I didn’t have to run to Aldi this morning (thank you, instacart πŸ€—), I had some time to make an autumn dessert classic while the big kids are at co-op and one of two littles is napping. #yesplease #nomnom

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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I’m not sure if it’s because she’s number four and has some pretty great big siblings to learn from or if it’s just her very independent personality, but she’s just growing up and learning new things so fast these days. I love her stubborn, goofy, and intensely optimistic personality. #astridevangeline #numberfour

Instagram Pic: October 24, 2018 at 01:41PM

Love these little humans so much. πŸ’•

Monday, October 22, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 22, 2018 at 09:17PM

I cannot believe that this little cherub is closer to being a toddler than he his to being a newborn. Just. No. 😭 Also, he’s been rocking on all fours lately getting up the strength (it takes a lot of strength when you have the rolls this guy does) to crawl, he thoroughly enjoys eating solids, playing with his big siblings more than anything, and being outside as much as possible. #8months #fentonleo #numberfive

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 21, 2018 at 12:18PM

Fall is my favorite time of year for baking and cooking. Because even if it means a box mix of rolls and throwing together some quinoa concoction for lunch, being in a warm kitchen with the people you love while the leaves are falling outside and the wind is blowing and the occasional snowflake falls is pretty much unbeatable.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 19, 2018 at 04:07PM

The kids were sledding down the hill in our backyard a few days ago and we’re all running around the yard in bare feet today. So, ya know, normal October weather for us. 🀷🏻‍♀️πŸ˜†

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 14, 2018 at 03:01PM

Next week it’ll be three years since we moved into this 102 year old house and it’s gone so fast. We fell in love with the house and have since grown to love the history of the area, the parks, the lake, the church bells that ring every day at noon and six, the small town, and most of all the neighbors. #soverythankful

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 11, 2018 at 10:06PM

These boys. How did I get so lucky to be their mama?? 🧑 . And for the record, it only took me 7 attempts to get them all still, looking at the camera, and smiling. #itsarecord #theranemboys

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 10, 2018 at 02:48PM

Little pumpkins everywhere. This is why decorating for fall is the easiest. Just don’t forget where you put them all or they’ll rot and ruin your furniture. Not that I have personal experience with that or anything... πŸ˜¬πŸ˜’πŸŽƒ

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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I thought it was amusing when one of our neighbors told me this summer that she thinks of our house as “the house of music.” I asked her if it’s because of the screaming and noise from five little children constantly coming from our house or...? She just laughed and assured me that it’s all good sounds. So I’m convinced that somehow the shrills and shrieks and constant noise over here magically turn into lovely sounds as they hit the neighbors’ ears. But then maybe, too often, I think of the sounds my children make as just noise, as distracting, and loud instead of music to my ears. Maybe I could learn a lesson from my neighbor. #spotthelego #findthegood #abeautifulmess #joyfulmamas

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 03, 2018 at 09:39PM

This girl is a napper. She easily takes a solid 3 hour (or longer) nap every single afternoon. But even better than having a good napper is hearing the stories she tells me after each nap. She has the best post-nap stories. ☺️I love this girl.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Instagram Pic: October 01, 2018 at 10:30PM

Astrid takes such good care of her little “Fenty.” She comes into our room first thing every single morning and wants a front row spot next to him, giving him all the hugs, bringing him toys, and talking to him. She is sure to tell everyone that he is her baby and she watches out for him like a little mama hen. While sibling rivalry and fights can be deafening and overwhelming at times, I am so thankful for the love and concern they have for each other too. #mortalenemiesorbestfriends #siblings