Friday, August 29, 2014


In Instagram pix (I'm punkrockchic9).

My loves bathed & in bed, good company and this are a great start to the holiday weekend :) 

Today  consisted of school shopping, laundry and baths. I've said it before and I'll say it a million times again, but solo parenthood is not for the weak, that's for sure. Thank God for my mama and siblings for stepping in and offering a helping hand or welcome break when they see it's needed. They never ask, they just jump in and for that, I'll be eternally grateful. 

Tomorrow I have a shoot booked (I freaking LOVE my job!!) and Sunday will be a day with my family in Port Huron for the last beach day of the season, which I'm both excited about and sad for. And then Monday will be all about first-day-of-school prep for my big boy. Crazy how fast the last six years have gone. I remember the moment I laid eyes on him, the day I brought him home, how ecstatic I was for him to get the hang of breastfeeding, and then the hang of walking and next, talking and being his own little person. Childhood is fleeting, And bittersweet. I'm far from a perfect person or a perfect parent and I beg God daily for more patience and more guidance, but if there's been anything in my life I've been 100% committed to and passionate about, it's been motherhood. I am truly blessed, times three. 

 We attended orientation at Franky's new school the other day and it is seriously blowing my mind that my baby boy, my firstborn, the love of my life, is already going to the first grade. Time flies. 

 "Mama, I like my new class...but I really miss my old classroom and friends and teacher."
My niece has his teacher this year, which is awesome. I've already promised him we'll visit his Kindergarten teacher soon. 

 "I see a catfish...but where's the dog fish?" He kills me, lol! Also, can I just say how freaking excited I am to be 100% DONE with all of our school shopping! :)

 Relishing these last few days of Summer before my firstborn starts school again and life resumes as normal. 

How handsome is my brother? In his girlfriend's glasses and all :) 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fort Wayne in Detroit.

I've been wanting to go to Fort Wayne for months and it was open on my birthday, so we packed up and made the drive down to check it out. It seriously blew my mind and I'm already making plans to go back in a few weeks on my own. Unless your kids are into things like this, I wouldn't recommend this as a family trip. My kids thought everything was cool for about the first hour and then were ready to go.

He mostly only nurses right before bed and as soon as he wakes up, but on this day, the only thing that would comfort him was a boob.