Lennon’s nursery reveal ✨
I’ve had so much fun putting together this room for our sweet little girl! My vision for her room was to incorporate neutral tones with a boho vibe. I absolutely looove the way it has turned out. It’s pretty much become my favorite room in our home! 💛
Выходные прошли, но это самые прекрасные дни.😍 💯
Когда можно не думать о работе, сходить куда-либо или заказать креветок или раков, а лучше и то и другое.🤤
И получать удовольствие!!!😍💯
Как прошли ваши выходные?!😉
I always thought having my shit together as a mother would mean..
• ALL of us looking fresh and turned out perfectly every single day (that includes us parents btw 😉 🙃)
• having the laundry all done and hanging neatly in the cupboards
• freshly made cupcakes sitting on the airing tray - this is not something I ever did before kids, so I don't know why I thought I'd morph into Mary Poppins after having kids 😂
• my kids reading quietly in the corner (bahaha)
•a spotless house - obviously I'd make leaniancies for one toy out at a time to play with 🤣
However, I now understand it actually means:
• making sure everyone has at least eaten something, ANYTHING! Even a bread a butter sandwich is better than nothing!
• Making sure that the kids hop in the bath every other day!
• trying to run a brush through my hair before leaving the house
• Keeping the kids out A&E whenever possible 🤕
• managing to avoid breaking my own neck on the copious amounts of mess my children unleash upon my house every single day 💁
• trying to get my kids to make this face ^ as much as humanly possible and by any means necessary has become one of my only priorities in life 😍
• And trying to at least make sure we all have clean underpants to wear the next day is my kinda goal 😉😂
Old silly childless me ... She didn't have a clue 🤣
And all those things I said I would never do ... Like sticking on a movie when I needed some peace, or giving them chocolate ... That all got blown out the water ages ago 😂
What 'Never will I ever' have you broken since becoming a parent?
Hand aufs Herz: Habt ihr schon mal jemanden sagen hören "Ja, ich möchte bitte schlechte Haut haben."? 😶😅
Nein? Komisch, ich nämlich auch nicht. 😆 Ganz ehrlich, jeder möchte doch schöne Haut haben. Ich weiss auch wie es ist, wenn nicht alles perfekt ist. Ich hatte immer sehr trockene spannende Haut, die auch an Stirn und Nase geschuppt hat. Dazu am Kinn Unreinheiten und Mitesser. Echt toll. Wie soll darauf schön ebenmäßig das Make up halten? 😵
Nach meiner Schwangerschaft war es dann richtig schlimm, nicht nur wegen der Hormone sondern weil ich auch faul geworden bin 🤦♀️
Hätte ich mal von Anfang an jemanden an meiner Seite gehabt, der mir sagt was zu mir passt und was eben nicht, hätte ich mir echt das hin und her ersparen können. 🙄
These aren’t the droids... I mean Toys... you’re looking for 😏 Our Galactic Toys tees are in the Shop for pre-orders only until Sunday in sizes 2T to Adult XXL in three colors. Get yours today so you don’t miss out! #neverlandcrewclothing
1916 hours ago
It's okay to be afraid...and then do it anyway!!
We played at the park for HOURS yesterday with my grandma and my parents and the kids were sweaty and tired by the end. Lila tried this little ninja warrior monkey bar stretch and failed...over and over and over. She kept telling us she was too scared to go fast - the key with these...is to go fast! We kept telling her, its OKAY to be afraid, but to be brave...means to be afraid and then DO IT ANYWAYS!! .
So she did and then brother wanted to try because he is brave too 😍
Everyone has dreams they're too scared to reach for....let's be brave and reach for them anyways. .
Who's with me?!
This little boy will be 2 in a month and a half and he has decided that he wants to pick out his own clothes in the morning. I had a hard time this morning not telling him his green and brown pants and 4th of July dinosaur shirt don’t match but he was so proud of himself I decided to just go with it. 😂
Anyone else’s toddler want to pick out their own clothes? 😂
She's usually not sick. Madalang magkasakit. Pero kanina, she kept on vomitting a lot around 4pm kaya we decided to rush her to the hospital. NagpaER na kami agad. Fast and furious ang peg ng driving ni @nivek_yariv 😅 Pagdating namin dun, sobrang hinang hina na nya (see first two photos. Not much photos kasi sobrang stressed ako kanina at di ko sya matiis makita na hinang hina). She's awake but doesn't respond, parang gulay hands nya kahit galaw galawin, sa sobrang hina.
Hindi ko na chineck kung may pila sa ER, I went straight to the nurse and asked help. Wala yung hiya ko kanina 🤣 We were worried (and I was so paranoid!), ganito yata pag first time. Hahaha
We ate avocado today nung lunch. She started vomitting a lot ng 4pm. Sabi ng doc ang findings nya is parang reflux na nag cause ng indigestion. It happens daw minsan sa baby since hindi pa fully developed ang digestive system.
Buti hindi sya nadextrose! Kasi kahit ang daming sinuka ni Lavinne, nung chineck sya ng doctor, sabi ni doc hindi dehydrated si Lavinne so no need for dextrose. Sabi nya mabuti well hydrated. Tapos hindi din niya pinadede for two hours kasi inoobserve, pero di pa rin sya dehydrated. Kaya hindi na talaga sya nadextrose. Haaaaay. Buti nalang kasi hindi ko yata kakayanin kapag tinusok si lavinne huhu
The doctor said Lavinne looks okay and active na ulet. So we were discharged by 7pm and left hospital past 8pm. No injections ot swero or pricks, yehey! And baby is back to her happy self! Last photo was taken before we left the hospital 😊
Lake days ☀️
This is summer at its finest - spending time in the great outdoors with the family we love so dearly. El got to play with BOTH Papums and Gammys yesterday. She had so much fun that she’s still sleeping... and it’s already 9am 😅
Happy National Aviation day! Ever since I was a kid my mom would like up the chairs when she swept and mopped and pretend the chairs were an airplane or a vehicle and we were headed on an adventure! It would keep us entertained while she mopped and imagined with us! Brilliant, right? More about this play in stories! Anyone headed out on a real plane this week??? We wish we were!
Holding on tight to these mommy-and-me-time moments with our first born 💗. Throughout this whole pregnancy, my main worries have been:
How will we make sure we’re giving each of our kids the time and attention they want/need?!
What can we do to make them individually feel special?!
Will Aria be jealous of the new baby?!
Will she be hugging my leg and crying while I nurse/feed our new babe?!
Will I feel silly for even having these thoughts a year from now?!
When did I get so soft?! 😂😅😬
Okay, these shoes?! @nativeshoes
🔅I am O B S E S S E D!!!🔅
These are just the cutest, most comfortable, practical, easy to clean, quick, simple, ADORABLE toddler shoes I have ever seen!
Why am I just finding out about these now?!
They are just perfect.
🚫No tying shoelaces, no buckles, no velcro. No worrying about them getting wet, dirty, filled with dirt or sand, nothing!
❗️If you don’t have these already, get some. Immediately. You’re welcome. 🙌🏼
After all the drama with my little man I totally forgot to post some photos from our girls getaway. I had the most fabulous time eating, drinking and gossiping with this gorgeous girlie @fi_1812
Can't believe this time 3 year ago we were introduced to each other and told we should be friends because we were both pommie au pairs 😂
So last night was a rough one for Kinsley and me...a lot, and I mean a lot of tears were shed (the majority of them being mine) so I did the only thing I could think of...I prayed, hard. Just a few minutes ago, one of the hospital chaplains came in. She said she wasn’t sure why she was visiting me but wanted to come in to see how I was doing. She said this room that I was in was very special to her as she was in this same room for week when she was pregnant with her son 10 months ago. We talked...I cried...she comforted and reassured me.
Lately I’ve been getting the question.. aren’t you nervous if you bring in a baby through foster care, “YOUR” children will feel ignored??
Here’s the thing y’all. If I have the opportunity to teach my kids selflessness, I will. If I have the opportunity to teach my kids to serve, I will. If I have the opportunity to show my children how to love, I will. Teaching those life skills is far more important to me than them thinking they are the only ones in this world.
We’ve decided that we want to show our kids a new way to serve Jesus. A selfless way to be His hands and feet. That this world is not about having the full attention but providing love to those who need it. To help people be seen and see their value. Our kids know they are so so loved by us... we give them the same love and attention to every single kiddo in our home. But they also know they are loved by Our Creator and to answer when He calls.
Plus my children love babies so they are having quite the easy transition. ☺️🥰
This was my Day 1. January 2018.
I said enough is enough.
I was tired of being tired and hurting my back over and over again because my body was weak and hasn’t been cared for on a regular basis in a long time.
I literally decided the night before the program started to go all in with the workouts and the nutrition.
It’s not an overnight fix though.
You don’t decide to workout and then magically become fit.
You don’t decide to eat healthy and then automatically lose all your junk food cravings and only desire green things.😁
It is a series of good choices over a period of time.
Every time I pushed play..
Every good food choice..
It’s a compound effect.
Not 1 day.
Not 1 month.
Here a year and a half later I still take it one good choice at a time.
When I first started back on my fitness journey I couldn’t even do a burpee without feeling I was going to die!
Now I can do several before I feel like I’m gonna die!😂
I’m here to take your hand and walk with you on this journey.
We are in it together! We will celebrate every victory and then continue on to the next one.
What do you say?😁
317 hours ago
Still coming off of the high of such an incredible weekend! ✨✨
We were wined and dined, pool parties, DJ’s, gifts galore, and such an amazing training from our beautiful leaders. There is nothing better than feeling appreciated for your hard work, and being able to be surrounded by amazing, like-minded women who all have vastly different backgrounds but one same goal - helping others with the ability to create the lives they want. Whether that’s creating more flexible schedules, more free time, the ability to stay home with your babies, adoption loans, buying a house, travel funds, paying for college...everyone’s goals and dreams look different. But to know this can be a vehicle to get you there, that’s why we do what we do. .
Thank you again, Kristen Esposito Di Zinno, for opening your home and pulling off the perfect weekend. And a big thank you to Melissa Bailey- McCarthy, for pouring into us. It was an unforgettable weekend. So excited for convention this next month!
Good morning! ☕️💜 How do you start your week? I like to start mine much the same as every other day - with a little coffee 😉 And because I seem to always have cold coffee in my cup #momlife , I am loving to make #allthecozies to keep it warm as long as possible. A pattern will be available for this one soon! Stay tuned 😊. Oh, and if you would rather just get one now, check out my shop link and get yourself one there.