It’s November, there’s snow, and I still haven’t given this girl a “friend party” for her September birthday. Maybe before the end of the year... She’s so goofy yet tender. She loves making up ridiculous words and rhyming them. She still crawls into my lap and falls asleep. She loves babies and animals. She’s a gift we didn’t know we needed and now we can’t imagine life without her. Her name means “pure grace” and it couldn’t be more true. #7yearsold#littlepixie#happyreallylatebirthday#funnygirl
2 416 November, 2019
I am a Child of God
And He has sent me here
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear
Lead me, Guide Me, Walk beside me
Help me find the way
Teach me all that I must do
To live with Him some day
As one of the leaders of our church asked all the children ages 3-11 to stand and sing this song today, my heart burst. All those sweet little voices, including my quiet 4 yo sitting next to me, spoke right to my heart.
Such a simple truth. And life changing when you come to know it.
Happy due date my beautiful girl, you decided to arrive 3 weeks early and I wouldn’t have had it any other way 💕I can’t imagine life without you my little angel, even when I’m up every two hours at night delirious I can’t get enough of you. #princessrosie#littlepixie#sotiny
13 7725 October, 2019
Bet your pumpkin patch doesn't have views like this 😍
Our M. She's not a 'people person', but she's the best kind of people. This was taken after we'd tried to take a photo with her and little H together, but were met with nothing but lemonface from Tilly. She did not like posing with H and she was very concerned that she would fall off the hay bale.
The adjustment to having a baby sister has been hard for her. She's an independent kind of kid, and does not overly enjoy touch. More often than not, her response to "can I give you a kiss on the head?" is a simple No. It's not that she is trying to be mean or ornery; she simply prefers not to be touched unless she initiates it. So having a now very mobile sister who follows her around and grabs at her all the time is a bit of a trial for her. But through the shouts and tears and gritted teeth, she is learning patience, and empathy, and respect for others.
And yesterday she even relented to my begging and gave her little sister a (super quick) hug.
Been loving all the colors of fall 🍂 earthy fall tones have always inspired my designs so throwing it back to this little Forest Pixie to give you some vibes ✨🧡
3 2520 October, 2019
1973, I was two, that stunning woman holding me is my mom @terminideborah ♥️♥️
Life moves swiftly, it’s so easy to get caught up in all the ‘stuff’. Taking time today to reflect on my blessings. So grateful for my amazing Mom & Dad, sister, brother in law. My family and the friends that I choose as family.
Life is far to short to not live each day with joy in your heart and love in your soul. Tell someone you love them today, give someone a hug....live in love.
For years I have yearned for my kids to take initiative. They approach nearly everything with a sense of trepidation or even dread.
But today alone, I’ve seen each of them show me that they’re getting it! Little M made a quesadilla all by herself (minus the heating it up part). D showed courage by telling me about a Math test he didn’t do so well on AND told me all about his solution to get his grade up. And L requested to plan and lead our bible study today - and in 8 minutes she blew me away.
Mom-ing is so so hard. But I’m in it for the long haul and trying my best to guide good humans. Just when I think I can’t possibly keep it up, they show me that my efforts are worth it.
We are thoroughly enjoying a bit of time-out this October break. I don’t even have many photos as I have hardly picked up my phone. We are visiting family, enjoying a little trip to @centerparcsie and then heading back to my in laws for a few days. It’s just what we all needed. It’s also been beautiful autumnal weather which always helps. Love how little Maggie looked next to the trees this evening - my little Irish pixie, always jumping around/twirling/cartwheeling until the sun goes down! Oh to be 7 again 🤗! #maggieleanor#centerparcsireland#ireland#littlepixie
Yay it’s the weekend!! Really looking forward to having some family time. I can’t wait to spend some precious time with Sai today, we’re going to be making cupcakes while Cienna plays with daddy. Cannot wait to have this one on one time with Sai 😍. What have you all got planned? .