GIRL is a fish. She’s riding waves. She’s swimming in the ocean without swimmies. She’s going completely under the water. I just love watching her have so much fun.
PS. Is there literally anything better than being a kid at the beach? Orrrr anything harder than being a parent at the beach!? 😂 or even worse... a husband at the beach!?! @newuk ? #maddoxanne
And just like that she completed them. She was the end of one chapter and the beautiful beginning of another. At only hours old she has no idea how much her simple presence means to them. All she knows is the overwhelming love she already feels. Thank you @martinellisweets for allowing me to capture such an amazing part of your story.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t think that there’s a more comforting place for a baby or toddler on the spectrum than the sling. Two years old and still taking sling naps ✨thanks @wildbird #mywildbirdcotinga 📸: @mrsjoujoute
Color is a power which directly influences the soul. -Kandinsky .
Serving you up with my latest #selfportrait and it’s a bright one. ✌🏻see ya Monday, IG land. Headed to Seattle for work + a little bit of play.
“Trust the wait.
Embrace the uncertainty.
Enjoy the beauty of becoming.
When nothing is certain, everything is possible.” -Mandy Hale
I feel like I’ve been working on trying to enjoy the beauty of becoming for a while now, but it’s not easy. With our big move coming up, and so many things changing, it’s been especially hard. A couple days ago we were having a talk with my 4 year old about patience. We do a daily point system, they can earn up to 6 points a day for things like cleaning up after themselves, not fighting all day, having a good attitude, ect. And then they can use the points as currency, essentially, for toys, extra treats, fun outings, and extra screen time. Everything is worth a different amount of points. We recently bought a couple higher point toys that would take a long time to earn, and Lyla, being 4, was having the hardest time waiting to earn what she really wanted. She kept crying saying it was “so hard!!” We took the opportunity to talk to her about waiting, and patience, and how it’s hard, but it’s important to do it with a good attitude because in the end, it’s worth it. We realized we should be listening to our own advice too. With all the unknowns with moving and eagerness to get through this transition period, we have had a hard time embracing the uncertainty, and enjoying the becoming. So I decided that’s my goal for this season of my life. And Last night, after making a mature decision to wait for the better toy with a good attitude, (instead of getting something for less points) Lyla got her toy, and it was worth it.