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nothingdownaboutit

Oakley + Welles + Family Celebrating "Up syndrome" since 2013! http://www.nothingdownaboutit.com/
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@nothingdownaboutit

Oakley + Welles + Family
We really love our kids. like more than life itself. but... we also really want to travel without them once next year! πŸ˜‰ scott and i are coming up on ten years of marriage pretty soon and we are trying to decide on a good, romantic-ish spot. believe it or not, since having these monkeys, we haven't been to a whole lotta romantic places. 😜please give me ideas! where would you go with your significant other? where is your favorite escape? where are the best kidless getaways? scott says tropical but i am open to other places. πŸπŸ”πŸ™πŸ€·πŸΌ‍♀️ gotta book soon while @ihg is having their big 20% off hotel rooms sale! #ad #eternalpartner #travelpartner #ihgannualsale p.s. look at what a baby ames was when we took this pic! 😭
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They’ve only broken a few ornaments and pulled down half a dozen stockings! (swipe left) but i don’t even care. they’re the cutest little guilty pups! 🀷🏼‍β™€οΈπŸŽ„
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But has your kid ever head-butted mrs. claus?? πŸ˜… as he was flipping out on her lap, i thought to myself how funny it is that we make our kids sit with santa when they are absolutely terrified. πŸ˜†πŸ€·πŸΌ‍♀️ some traditions are so odd when you stop and think about them. πŸ˜‚ okay... give me your best santa stories. i once watched as a kid bit old saint nick. ames came pretty close to sinking his teeth into his wife. so thankful we removed him after his two-seconds of terror. he’s our first kid to not like santa up close... but look at those other two happy elves! πŸŽ…πŸΌ
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Awesome giveaway for you guys with @striderbikes . πŸ™ŒπŸΌ balance and coordination practice is incredible therapy for welles... it isn't something that comes easily to him but it's really important. over the past couple of weeks, we've bundled the boys up and taken them outside to practice. look at how focused they are! 😍 it's been really fun to watch both of them slowly build confidence in their bodies and ability. it's also a great way to warm up in this chilly weather! πŸ˜† i love watching these two grow together. for all of the reasons above... you can certainly call us a @striderbikes family. πŸ˜‰♥️ to enter... •follow @striderbikes and us
•like this pic •tag friends for extra entries
giveaway ends 12/15 and winner can choose between either a baby bundle, 12 sport, or 14x. 🚲 🚲 🚲
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Oakley + Welles + Family
Being mom to these kids is really something special. last night scarlett was supposed to be in bed but snuck into our room where she overheard scott and i talking in the bathroom. i was teary and telling scott that i wished i was a better mom. some days i just don’t feel worthy of these three... specifically on days where i lose my cool in the midst of the chaos. it wasn’t a big dramatic cry... just a venerable moment with my guy. scarlett returned about an hour later (when i assumed she was fast asleep) with this “love robot” that she made and note. (swipe left) she hates when i feel badly and always finds a way to cheer me up. her deep feelings make for some sweet moments. ♥️ and that gq boy front and center in the first pic... he has quite the way of reminding me that i’m a pretty awesome mom, too. πŸ˜†♥️ i don’t ever share to get reminders from you all that i’m a good mama... just telling you because i know sometimes we feel like we’re the only ones out there not rocking the day! but not only can that be a destructive thought... it’s usually inaccurate. your awesome kids are proof that you rule. πŸ˜˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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Oakley + Welles + Family
(in her prayer tonight) πŸ™πŸ» “please bless me to not get into arguments with girls at school... and please bless my teacher to control her temper if i do!” she forgot to give thanks for that teacher who does seven-year-old drama five days a week. πŸ˜† now that we’re talking seven-year-olds... what are some good stocking stuffers? any fun or unique ideas? or do i simply fill it with oranges again? 🀷🏼‍♀️
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Oakley + Welles + Family
I’ve accepted that fact that almost half the items on our christmas bucket list might end in meltdowns (like when we went to see lights in 20 degrees). 🀷🏼‍♀️ now all of the successful activities will just feel like all the more victory! πŸ˜‚ what are your christmas season musts? what are the top items on your family bucket list? (thank you @bellebucket for this cute spread!)
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Oakley + Welles + Family
As i stare out at frozen grounds... i’m dreaming of the days last summer before i lost the only pair of expensive glasses i’ve ever purchased... the days we spent digging our hands and feet into warm sand and watched the kids squeal at the rolling waves... ahhhhh, now let me put those snow boot back on. πŸ˜† after i book a trip somewhere warmer that is! 😜 @ihg has a winter 20% off sale for all @ihg hotels. don’t mind if do! #sponsored #ihgannualsale #traveltime #willfollowwarmweather
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Shamelessly took this selfie having a tender moment in the middle of a super c****y day. πŸ’› how does he always know when he’s needed? this seriously-wiggly child (who never stops moving) used to climb up onto my sisters lap as she mourned the loss of her baby and would snuggle her for the longest periods. he just knew she needed that extra love and freely gave it. he’s a miracle and a light. he’s a personal “happy batteries” charger. today stunk... but he made it just bright enough to get me through with a smile at the end of it all! and by the way... no need to worry for me like some of you tender pals do. πŸ’› just long, exhausting and a little discouraging. but life is great and i’ve got this!
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To the girl who taught me that you can grow a full new heart with new life... happy 7th birthday! blubbered and laughed while making a video letter to her. some of the pics and video clips just k**l me as i forgot how little she once was. ♥️ she doesn’t get as much face time on here but if you wish her a happy birthday, i’ll read her comments from our wonderful cyber friends! she’ll be tickled. go to the link in profile to see the letter and clips. ♥️ #scarbug #mygirl #7
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Watch until the end. this is one of my favorites and shows just how scarlett is her own little person. she definitely doesn’t follow the crowd. πŸ˜‚ i’m going to be celebrating my cautious little fire c*****r all day long. she was about 3 in this video. i can’t believe she’s seven! πŸ˜…
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Oakley + Welles + Family
Parenting is so easy... 🀷🏼‍β™€οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ€”πŸ˜‚ are you laughing or mad by that sentence? #kiddingpeople i finally posted the video interview of your questions with family coach @barefootbabbit on the blog! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ go take a watch of us talking about how to handle highly emotional kids. we’ve been on this journey with scarlett since day one and i love talking about it and what she’s taught us. it’s been amazing learning and sometimes hard realizing that i πŸ™‹πŸΌ‍♀️ have growing to do to be her best mom. words can’t describe how blessed i feel to be the mother of that little feeler. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ disclaimer for this video... it’s a little long but we hit some good questions that were asked by lots of you and hope you enjoy it. sending all the love to you amazing parents out there. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ♥️ link in profile 😘
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