When you have 100 million things to do.....but the lake calls. I guess you go swimming. #howisummer
We have babies, aunts, uncles grandma and grandpa coming out to visit. We need to do a whole house clean up and we opt for the lake. 😂 I’ll do anything but clean, lol. •••••
Anyone else a cleaning procrastinator???? #sammamish #laketime #redmondkids
⚡️Debate of the century- up the slide or down the slide?? Doesn’t matter because there’s nobody around!! First at the park⚡️⚡️
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We started monthly 1-on-1 dates with each kid. This month I had Milo who wanted to go to the lake together. On the way back to our car he asked me “Mama, will we do these forever?” I told him we would do them for as long as they wanted. He said, “I wanna do them forever.” And this mama heart melted into a puddle. ❤️❤️❤️
🌟Sibling duo doing their thang. ✌🏼😉📸 Grateful to have these kiddos. What are you grateful for today?🌟
*gushy mom post*
everyday I'm reminded that my tiny little baby isn't so tiny anymore and he definitely isn't a baby but in fact a little boy. recently I've felt the end of toddlerhood creeping up on us and the next stage of a being little-big boy is becoming more obvious 👦🏼
None of our days lack excitement, love or challenges and the best part is that we get to experience it all together. My mama heart is slightly breaking knowing that in less that 6 months I'll have a 4 year old. Four year olds seem so grown to me, next is five and then they're 15 and practically ready to move out. The phrase, "The days are long but the years are short" is incredibly applicable with childhood so we must remember to to cherish our days and be in the moments with our children. I'm a lucky mom, that's a fact💜
Raspberry picking was a big hit, and just as photogenic as I’d imagined 😂. We’re grateful to the family picking next to us for their excellent jam advice too (pink raspberries for extra pectin, freezer jam for easiness).
Life has been kicking my butt ever since we got back from our trip to California. We were only gone for a few days, but I still feel all out of sorts and can't seem to find my groove. 🤷♀️ Here's to hoping I can slide back into a rhythm soon! Hopefully some cooler summer temps coming soon will help me find some normalcy. 😥 🤞
On a side note aren't these girlies adorable?! Little miss is sporting pig tails for the first time. 😍
Initially when I was prepping to take this photo, I immediately wanted all the kids to pose on that tree trunk but when I look at it now, I realize this was the best moment of the day. Each kid doing something different (rock throwing, climbing, splashing in the river) while at the same time, appreciating the outdoors together. 💕. Thank you @cathylee2431
for this captured moment.
E L E V E N M O N T H S. I’m a bit in denial that my munchkee is going to start morphing into a toddler soon. 😭😍 It’s my favorite watching his personality start to shine more and more. He is all about the ‘YAY!’ followed by 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼, just learned how to say ‘Hi!’ (in the sweetest high pitch voice), loves to eat just about anything, has three teeth, and his hair is curling up around the fringe. He is Mamas-boy but loves all his fam, loves being outside, and still hasn’t figured out sleeping through the night. We sure do love our Booms.
“The sweetest pick in the strawberry patch”
The Foulmouth family has been vacationing in a state park- my happy place- this week. We have had the best time playing together, animal spotting and watching the waves from our porch. It is a reminder of how little we really need to be happy. I am trying to figure out how to bring these feelings home.
Listen, I believe you can have everything you want. Just... maybe not all at once 🤷♀️ Trying to do, be, and have everything you want all at once is overwhelming and crazy making 🤪 Prioritize spending your time on what is most important FIRST. For me, this looks like:
1. Scheduling my workouts ahead of time in my google calendar. I’m obsessed with the idea of wellness in service to purpose lately. I have some big, exciting, inspiring projects on my plate right now that deserve my best - and the only way to bring my A game is to take the best care of me. 💪
2. Carving out phone-free, work-free family time. I’m not going to lie there have been times where this has been really challenging. I love my work and sometimes I really don’t want to stop 🤷♀️ In the past, I’ve been known to throw a movie on for the kids so I could just work for a couple more hours. But ultimately, THEY are my biggest priority. Knowing that, I choose to prioritize spending *quality* time with them. ❤️
3. Focusing on one major work project at a time. I have learned that no matter how excited I am, having multiple conflicting priorities leads to split attention, scattered/diluted energy, and rushing through my work just to get it done. When I pause to really think about it - of course that’s not the energy I want to bring to a project I love. So, instead, I’m focusing on what’s most important to me now and going deep. 🤩
Your turn! How do you prioritize what’s most important? 👇
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Here’s those flowers from yesterday’s post in their new home. Next spring I’m going to focus on this part of our covered porch. Either a day bed or a farmhouse dining table. For now Timothy gets to enjoy cool summer mornings here 🏡 #theafdemfarmhouse #pnwmom #iadorefarmhousedecor
Sometimes when you least expect it you find a little treasure like Barlow Park. On our way home from Bend we needed to make a pit stop to nurse the baby and found ourselves on an impromptu hike. This lush green forest with a little stream running through it and a self-guided natural history hike was a little treasure to find.
“Everything that you want to be, you already are, and you are simply on the path of discovering it.” - Alicia Keys
When I look at my daughter I see her strength and her confidence. To me she exudes charisma and charm, kindness and beauty. I see her how I hope she sees me. For I want to give her the strength to believe in herself. I want to shield her from insecurity and doubt. To me she is simply amazing and I find myself often in awe of her. I hope one day she will discover all the amazing things about herself that I already know to be true. And she will become everything she wishes to be.
7am drawing on the deck before bike camp, because my kids get up EARLY and today was HOT.
Water babes. We love our neighborhood wading pool so much. ♥️😍🌊 #pnwkids
Trail blazin.’ In more ways than one. 💚
We've only seen the lake during summer, but it's supposed to be stunning in snow. Have you been? In what season?
And suddenly it all turned into something even more magical. The paint and sticks turned into warrior paint and bows and arrows. The pile of seashells he had found transformed into a fairy landscape. He sat there for hours intentionally placing shell “houses” amongst the tall grasses and crab legs by driftwood mountains, making a land inhabited by lovely beings only he could see. I love watching his creativity ignite with things found in the #naturalworld
, seeing him play in his fantastical worlds, talking away to who knows who. More often now, I find myself wanting to join in, but I usually stop myself and just admire his play, his conversations and quirkiness. Seeing him, I see the #childinme
, and my heart swells as I remember how good it felt to be a kid...cause really I always will be, and no amount of responsibility or age will change that #unschooling #wildschooling #playoutside #sticks #natureplay #kidatheart #naturalchildhood #pnwkids
Reach for the sky baby girl. You got this🌟
So, there’s this song we often sing when we are at the river. It’s sort of a prayer, a meditation, a children’s song, all in one. I’m sure most of my Spanish speaking friends know the Spanish version. 🐬🐬This is it in English: “The river is flowing, flowing and growing, the river is flowing down to the sea,
Mother Earth carry me, your child I will always be,
Father sky guide me, down/back to the sea.” 🐬🐬. We’ve developed this little game of finding the rocks with cracks in them to split and then throw in. We also love finding the littlest most perfect round rocks to toss back in and watch as they scoot along the river floor. We love to think about how they’ve been shaped by time and the elements, and we wonder and make up stories about their journey...where they’ve come from and how many times they cracked or split or were deep under water before now. We throw them in the water and help them on their way as they journey to the sea. In much the same way, we help ourselves and our understanding about life and “living” becomes a bit more tangible. ✨🐛🦋#unschooling #naturalchildhood #pnwonderland #forestschool #Runwildmychild #storytelling #worldoflittles #riverflowsinyou #pnwkids #naturalchildhood