I really can’t believe this was 3 years ago! Sort of feels like a long time ago…that went by really fast? I had forgotten all about this silly little shoot I did and never even went through all the photos. My MIL found these adorable pea pod costumes and I just couldn’t help adding the carrots, I remember these guys kept swishing them around all over the floor with their arms so in most of the pics they are all in a bit of a pile, but luckily I was still able to get a couple good ones!
About a month ago Ev’s leg was broke while we were all playing on the bed (a regular Saturday morning occurrence), I did a little steamroller move and her leg got stuck under my side and bent backwards…yes, I know the look on your face right now because I’ve seen it on the many faces of strangers over the past few weeks after they hear the story. I started opting out of a few details to avoid that look but Ev’s, normally the quiet shy one, would always pipe up and say “my mom broke my leg, and it hurts really bad, she rolled on it”…which ended in an even worse judgmental look of horror. Yes, it was 100% an accident, yes, I feel HORRIBLE, and no, I won’t be doing my steamroller move any time soon or wrestling on the bed with my kids for a while. I beat myself up for weeks over this, telling myself what a horrible mother I must be, among other things, and had zero plans of taking any photos so we could hopefully all forget about this as soon as possible. However, some really great things wound up happening through all of this that I can’t quite put in to words. We grew as a family so much and I see a huge change in Ev’s, her attitude a bit older and more mature. She has started telling me every single day how much she loves me and that I’m “her best mommy”, it’s that child intuition, so quick to forgive even though she hasn’t been able to walk and play like she wants to. And if not document this for our family, than most definitely for her, to show her how strong and sweet hearted she was ♥
^She had such a hard time after getting the cast off, we thought she’d be so happy and just twirling around everywhere! It was quite the opposite, she came down with a fever and didn’t get off the couch for several days. After she started feeling a bit better I thought it might be a good idea to cheer her up with some cookie baking, now one week later she is making progress and hobbling around a bit sort of peg legged style. With a bit more time she will be running around playing in no time, so thankful she is healing up well ♥
Our Fourth of July last year, Stormy and Ev’s got so scared of all the fireworks, they would shake and cry each time one went off, so I was a bit hesitant about how they would do this year. They wound up being so excited this year and LOVED all the little kid friendly fireworks we got for them, like snakes and pop-its, it was so fun watching them do sparklers and squeal every time they saw a firework light up in the sky! They even cried a little when we ran out and had to go home 🙁
Some of these photos remind me more of a magic show than the Fourth of July for some reason…I think it may be Stormy’s vest? (another lucky thrift find I’ve been saving, he had a red stripe blazer to match but got too hot 😉 )
I hope you all enjoyed your Fourth!