It’s been a few months with a new baby, and I feel like we’re in a kinda-sorta-semi-routine around our house so I thought I’d take on another Moments Matter challenge. It’s always so fun to take a step back and think about the photo prompt and how I can interpret it. I started out so strong and actually made it most of the month… but then life got in the way and one day slipped by, then two, and before I knew it the month was over. But, I am really happy with the snippets of our lives that I did manage to capture and it will be fun to look back and remember these moments, which is the whole purpose of these challenges.
Day 1. Embrace :: This is real life – screaming baby, messy house, ponytail, yoga pants… and I’m embracing every moment.
Day 2. Happy Place :: Of course my happy place is with my family, BUT once a week I get to disappear alone to another happy place where my OCD deal-finding and family organization can come alive.
Day 3. Share :: Captured this moment last night of Daddy sharing a moment with his baby girl.
Day 4. Cool :: Keeping cool with water balloons on the LAST day of summer. Back to school tomorrow!
Day 5. Closeup :: Baby feet. Just want to smooch on them all day long.
Day 6. Schedule :: The back-to-school schedule has begun. This girl told me I have to wake her up early enough so she has time to put her makeup on.
Day 7. Small :: Small babe in a big ol bed…
Day 8. Season :: The season of bonfires, s’mores and patio dinners is almost over. We were able to sneak one more in… wearing a swimsuit, of course.
Day 9. Golden :: Soaking in the golden hour with my littlest sunshine girl.
Day 10. Write :: Writing the weeks to-dos, meal planning, and enjoying some (short lived) quiet time. For some reason, actually writing things down and being able to check them off my list makes me happy.
Day 11. Remember :: I want to remember how little you are, the way you fit in my arms and the way your head lays gently on my shoulder when you’re tired. You are growing so fast and pretty soon these baby snuggles will be hard to come by. Soaking it in.
Day 12. Comfy :: That time of day when the warm sun shines in, I’m sipping on a reheated cup of coffee, the babe is still snoozin, and the house is quiet from the morning rush. So comfy.
Day 13. A is for :: …adorable Aria. Had to do it.
Day 14. Funny :: Funny, but perfect shirt for these two when brushing their hair is a daily struggle.
Day 15. Bake :: Lemon Coconut Protein Macaroons – a “healthy” sweet treat!
Day 16. Thankful :: This guy :: Daddy. Husband. Partner. Doctor. Provider. Pretty darn thankful for him and all that he does for his girls.
Day 17. Leaves :: That time of year again… and I love it!
Day 19. Circles :: So many circles here, but those big brown eyes are my favorite!
Day 20. Change :: No better day to change up the decor than on the first day of Fall – although at almost 90° in MN it sure doesn’t feel like it…
Day 21. Door :: The family watchdog protecting her territory. Watch out, she’ll lick you to death.
Day 22. Pattern :: Mondays are for all the fun patterns. And for coffee. Lots of coffee.
Day 23. Treat :: When you find your favorite treat in flavors you’ve never tried… you buy them all!! Decisions, decisions…
Previous Moments Matter challenges here and here.