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these days

Olle turned 1.5 years old last week, and Lucy feels like a teenager to me to some days. I feel a leap in my heart over the excitement of them physically needing me less, and a deep sadness over them getting older and no longer running to me with open arms and happy squeals.
I love every day at home with these 2. They make me proud, happy, angry, frustrated, tired and full of love all at once. Winter is an especially interesting time to be a stay at home mom. It's a little daunting to wake up every morning with a blank slate, wondering how you're going to fill up 12 hours. Some days I do better than others, about embracing the mess and just playing... other days I ask Lucy for forgiveness at night since I wasn't very present with her that day. Trying to tick off everything on my to-do list instead of playing Doc McStuffins, princesses, dollhouse, or painting our nails. It actually breaks my heart to think that sometimes I won't even put down the rag to paint nails with …

MEXICO 2017

Just got back from our Mexican vacation and I'm staring out the window as the snow accumulates.... take me backkkkkkk!!!!!!!
We had such a great week. If I could sum up the vacation in one word, it would be SAND :) I looked around the beach at one point at all the adults laying on their chairs reading books, and thought, I'm glad I'm sitting on the sand making a million castles, driving trucks around the mote, chasing Olle down the beach, and being in the water for hours. I wouldn't say it was the most relaxing vacation-- but it was perfect!

 Waiting for our flight... I'm sure everyone in our terminal was excited about a 4 hour plane ride with these two :) The flight went better than expected, even tho Olle only napped for like 30 mins!
 This guy up early! We cruised the streets on Isla with a coffee in hand Then had breakfast outside waiting for gma and gpa to meet up with us and swim!

 worn out from our long day of travel and morning of splashing in the pool  fir…