This week I’ve had the hardest time. I mean….it may sound like the stupidest thing ever and I know I am feeling it so deeply because of all the hormones….but yeah….I’ve had a crazy stupid hard time with one thing. I lost a memory card. Not just any memory card….a full one. A full memory card that has ALL of Ella’s birth photos, all the newborn photos I took, all the projects I’ve done in the last month and the pictures of the kids from all summer. I can’t even handle it.
I was so dumb. I didn’t back it up. I have hardly any transferred photos. The birth photos being the most important obviously…and the newborn ones. I did copy five of Ella’s birth for my maternity photo book. But yeah…I bawled. So what happened? I was taking pictures of the kids Halloween costumes outside and the camera said the card was full….well, it just so happened that I had a blank card in my pocket so I switched them out right then and there. The full card went into my pocket and we hurriedly rushed the kids into the car to head to a friends neighborhood for trick-or-treating. I didn’t realize the card wasn’t in my pocket until the next morning. I have searched EVERYWHERE. It just was such a huge disappointment.
That being said…I am so brain dead right now. The newborn zombie fog is definitely strong in the Bower house. And as someone who isn’t the most organized human on the planet (that’s an understatement by the way), losing stuff happens. a lot. BUT this time, the lost item is simply irreplaceable. Soooo….that being said, here are some photos that I took this past week and I am valuing them so much more.
At the beginning of the summer, Will lost his second front tooth….giving him the most adorable gap…and now one of the teeth has grown back in and the other side is still missing. It makes him look so uniquely cute, I can’t stand it!
The look I get when I try to make him smile and it is simply not funny 🙂
Speaking of teeth….he asks a lot of questions about braces lately. Apparently lots of kids at school talk about them…so he feels like he needs to know all the ins and outs. The other day, I whipped out my old retainer to show him….which of course does not fit….so now I find myself googling adult braces 🙂
We are officially growing out LJ’s hair! When LJ asked for a “Weston” hair cut, we hesitated but eventually we let him decide…..and now we are ALL ready for his red locks to come back!
And the cutest part is that he is excited too. He said he wants his long orange hair back! 🙂
And I have a feeling like Ella is gonna copy his coloring. They both have the lightest eyebrows and a lot of LJ’s newborn pictures look really similar in skin, hair and eyes!
The thing I wanted to tell you about Max is that holy-moley the kid can talk. I think it always surprises me when the kids learn to talk because I simply assume that they would be less verbal and more physical….so when they talk a lot…like Max is doing…it literally takes my breath away!
He is already able to say all his ABC’s and can count to 20 (although sometimes he does miss 13 and 15 but he tries!). Also, when I ask him his name, he says Max….and if I ask him his middle name, he says ROBOT KNIGHT! (it’s actually just Knight but he likes a very specific episode of Blaze and the Monster Machines that has robot knights in it!)
Also Maxi Knight is thankfully so smitten with Ella. It makes my heart so happy to see him give her kisses and tell her secrets 🙂
Lastly there is my Weston. My sweet 4 year old who celebrates a big birthday in the coming week! Weston just finished his first season of fall baseball and LOVED it. He made some new friends (that is really difficult because he never remembers their names!) and is showing us that as physical and as tough as he is….he is one of the most sensitive too!
In the past few weeks, I’ve seen how tenderhearted he really is and it surprised me! I knew he was sensitive toward animals and babies….but recently he showed a big ole teddy bear heart toward a couple friends too and it made me realize how much I am still learning as his mom! I don’t know it all….go figure 🙂
My big boy turns five soon and we are doing a bowling party! I need to make him a shirt….suggestions welcome 🙂
And lastly my sweet baby girl! I am officially shopping for girl things and it is so fun. I really am into holiday clothing (obvs.) and I can’t get over all the cute stuff!!!
Is there any girl brands I should know about? Maybe like Insta accounts that have cute stuff? Girl moms – please share!
Also this picture is one of my favorites because of Max – aka The Statue of Liberty & Mums.
This smile….I can’t believe I caught it. It’s like a unicorn….you know it exists….you just don’t see it very often 🙂
Okay…so this week we are doing a lot of fun stuff….I have a lot of fall projects that I will be recreating and can getting out to you soon! And I need to get the kids back in their costumes so that I can share how cute they were!!! Happy hump day y’all!