This boy turned SEVEN! 7️⃣ To say he’s rocked our socks off would be an understatement. 🖤
To say he’s a complete gift from God at the most perfect time doesn’t come close to doing it justice. ❗️
To say his story of adoption, redemption, and pure grace is my favorite would be taming it.
We celebrated his birthday today with a million friends and family and his birth family. 😲
Lord help me, I introduced all my favorite people to the woman who gave Gus life and tears filled my eyes every time. (More to come on this) ♥️ But 7 years with this dude and I couldn’t be more thankful for who he is and who’s he’s made those around him become. 🙌🏼 Gus Bus you’re our boy and I thank God every single day! 🙏🏼 #gusbus#rocksoursocksoff#raisingdycks#birthdayboy
Ever time I take their pictures, it instantly becomes my new favorite session with them. They are always dressed just right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have loved documenting their growing family over the past two years. And they drive an hour each time to do a session with me! You guys are the best.
Big bro and I haven’t spent any quality time just the two of us for ages so we designated this morning as ‘mummy and Big bro time.’
I surprised him with some pottery painting and cake. He loved it but was very sad to leave his shark behind so he could go in the ‘hot oven’ before collection next week.
Next we popped to Lidl to grab a few bits. He was very happy with his little trolley but suddenly needed a wee when we were at the checkout. Of course Lidl’s toilets were out of order. A staff member said the pet shop over the road had toilets so we abandoned our shopping and crossed a busy road whilst Big bro shouted, ‘my wee is coming!’ And I shouted, ‘hold it! Hold it!’ The pet shop only had a staff loo but they very kindly let us use it. Big bro obviously then needed a quick look at the gerbils and guinea pigs before we headed back to actually checkout our shopping which thankfully was being supervised by a kind staff member.
At lunch when I asked what had been Big bro’s best bit of his day can you guess what he replied? ‘The pet shop Mummy’. 🙄
“I’m going to miss this stage”. It’s a thought I’ve had on-repeat lately. As I plan Gwyneth’s first birthday party, I find myself squeezing her tight a little longer and planting kisses on her delicious cherub cheeks a little more. One day that’s much too soon for me, she’s going to hate getting mommy’s kisses, so I gotta get my fill of baby snuggles now. .
Gwyneth, like her sister, changed the trajectory of our lives. Their love flooded our hearts into oceans when they were merely rivers before. Gwen’s uncontrollable laughter ignites the boundless joy of my soul. When I close my eyes and nestle my head on hers, the busyness around me and worries I carry fade away and I feel at peace. I am home. .
Gwyneth’s birthday will be a very happy day indeed. But the honest truth is every day is a happy one because she is in our lives! I am going to miss the stage she’s in now but I am so excited to see the person she will become. From what’s in front of me, I have hope she will be a beautiful person inside and out. .
SWIPE RIGHT to see Gwen and Aurora’s outfits from @alfiesboutiques .
It felt right to support them because they donate some of their proceeds to Newborns In Need, a charity program that provides care items to agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns in the US.
How I feel about going on holiday tomorrow!
We’re off to the Algarve again this year (married there this time last year), and I can’t wait!
Where are you planning to spend your long awaited breaks?
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Started my day bright and early with this little lady. Can't wait to share photos of her destroying her cake too! It was so awesome.
Also, I'm so impressed by her mama who managed to get to the park by 8am with all 3 of her kids, all the cute props, and a cake that she made herself!!! Like whoa! If you see Ali around today just give her a high five! ✋❤️👍 Lots more of this cutie to come!
@iamaliwifey please notice the elderly man and dog NOT pictured! 😂
I found a store the twins love and I’m obsessed. They always have the big ole sugary cookies and lets be honest those are probably the reason the twins behave for me long enough to grab what I need 😂. My new house is right next to an amazing @qfcgrocery and I’m hooked. Their food quality is amazing, and over on the blog today I’m sharing a few summer grill ideas I made up last weekend!
Swipe for a few sneak peaks, then check stories for the full recipes. I made up taco, burger and pizza themed kebabs and the best part? They’re all family friendly! Just make sure the bite sizes are small enough for your little nugs.
Her hair has grown so much since The Great Cut of October 13,2017. She rocked that pixie cut, but my mama heart is so happy it’s finally as long, if not longer than it was that fateful day when she decided to chop it off up to her ears and flush it down the toilet ✂️
I decided getting a photo with both my babies smiling is the most insane work out there is! Lol 😂 Even though I got only 1 out of the 2 (more like laughing then smiling) I will take it! 💁🏻♀️
How do you mamas get a photo with both kids? Share your voo doo secrets with me lol
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They’ve only been home for 2 whole days and they’re right back to boycotting photos for mommy’s blog. 😳🙈🤣 Whatevs. That won’t stop me from taking a gazillion pics of them throwing fits and tantrums anyway 😂🤣😂. Because at this age, it’s still cute. And, dare I say, will make for some great conversation pieces with future boyfriends 🙈