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Last night he surprised us by saying his first prayer. ♥️ We had family over for dinner and everyone was standing in a circle to bless the food when Welles folded his arms, bowed his head and loudly started spouting off a prayer. It wasn’t clear and I was only able to pick up words here and there but he ended it with a loud “MAMEN” (amen)! It was so beautiful watching him observe and then DO something very special to our family, as prayer grounds and connects us very deeply. He’s growing so fast these days... doing all the big boy things. Every single day I wonder how we got so lucky with this kid... he’s an answer to all the prayers. ♥️ #myboy #nothingdownabouthim
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Last night he surprised us by saying his first prayer. ♥️ we had family over for dinner and everyone was standing in a circle to bless the food when welles folded his arms, bowed his head and loudly started spouting off a prayer. it wasn’t clear and i was only able to pick up words here and there but he ended it with a loud “mamen” (amen)! it was so beautiful watching him observe and then do something very special to our family, as prayer grounds and connects us very deeply. he’s growing so fast these days... doing all the big boy things. every single day i wonder how we got so lucky with this kid... he’s an answer to all the prayers. ♥️ #myboy #nothingdownabouthim
5,054 76 17 hours ago
Mamas, I need your help. 🙏🏻 This spunky little firecracker doesn’t even know what’s coming this week. Last year she did half-day KG and I’ve got all the nerves for full-day 1st grade. She’s my feeler and loudly expresses all the emotions... I’m a little worried about the heaviness of a new schedule for my creative and playful little girl. What are some things you’ve done to help your kids adjust to full-day school? I feel like I could have been preparing her in some way but the summer ending has completely snuck up on me! Any advice would be fab. 😘 #mygirl
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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Mamas, i need your help. 🙏🏻 this spunky little firecracker doesn’t even know what’s coming this week. last year she did half-day kg and i’ve got all the nerves for full-day 1st grade. she’s my feeler and loudly expresses all the emotions... i’m a little worried about the heaviness of a new schedule for my creative and playful little girl. what are some things you’ve done to help your kids adjust to full-day school? i feel like i could have been preparing her in some way but the summer ending has completely snuck up on me! any advice would be fab. 😘 #mygirl
2,626 82 Yesterday
Are you having a fun Saturday? Or a project Saturday? Projects in our 🏡 ! And maybe some kisses from our helpers in between ☝🏼! I hate wasting a weekend on work, but..... #adulting 🙄 We have had so many play weekends, so today we’ll get to work and then play with the puppies in the evening. Tell me about your weekend so maybe I can live through your fun... 😉
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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Are you having a fun saturday? or a project saturday? projects in our 🏡 ! and maybe some kisses from our helpers in between ☝🏼! i hate wasting a weekend on work, but..... #adulting 🙄 we have had so many play weekends, so today we’ll get to work and then play with the puppies in the evening. tell me about your weekend so maybe i can live through your fun... 😉
3,358 44 2 days ago
Scott and I both have all sisters. I prayed and longed for little boys... don’t know why since I had such little experience with them. Looking back, there was always a part of me that felt their presence looming around me throughout my life. I think that we were deeply bonded from a time before earth. ☺️ They bring me an immense amount of JOY! Their playfulness is my happiness. Tonight I watched as they playfully tackled Scarlett and her eyes sparkled. I think she feels that same eternal bond. ✨ I love having different kinds of relationships with my different kids. Scarlett gives me a whole different kind of joy. What is your favorite part of having boys? (If you have them)
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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Scott and i both have all sisters. i prayed and longed for little boys... don’t know why since i had such little experience with them. looking back, there was always a part of me that felt their presence looming around me throughout my life. i think that we were deeply bonded from a time before earth. ☺️ they bring me an immense amount of joy! their playfulness is my happiness. tonight i watched as they playfully tackled scarlett and her eyes sparkled. i think she feels that same eternal bond. ✨ i love having different kinds of relationships with my different kids. scarlett gives me a whole different kind of joy. what is your favorite part of having boys? (if you have them)
3,723 120 4 days ago
When he’s at work... we really miss him. These kids are so lucky. This mama is feels pretty lucky too. ♥️
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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When he’s at work... we really miss him. these kids are so lucky. this mama is feels pretty lucky too. ♥️
2,090 30 4 days ago
Breakfast is my meal where I know I can win! The kids wake up hungry... they’ll eat what I put in front of them (most of the time 😆). Then... if we’re on the go and they eat junk... or if they get some at school or at a friends... I feel okay knowing they got the right stuff in the morning and we did our best throughout the day. I call this realistic parenting. 😜 Welles gets a giant shake first thing and I use the Vanilla @kidzshake as the base (then I add frozen berries a banana and loads of spinach). Scarlett and Ames like the chocolate flavor with a banana (and secret spinach 😉) added to it. Breakfast is defiantly our healthiest meal... I pack my kids with the fuel and vitamins they need for the day! One of the most frequent questions in our DM’s is what we use for Welles smoothies... @kidzshake as the base is amazing... complete multivitamin, daily probiotic, no added sugar and GMO free. Here’s to starting the school year off with good health!!
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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Breakfast is my meal where i know i can win! the kids wake up hungry... they’ll eat what i put in front of them (most of the time 😆). then... if we’re on the go and they eat junk... or if they get some at school or at a friends... i feel okay knowing they got the right stuff in the morning and we did our best throughout the day. i call this realistic parenting. 😜 welles gets a giant shake first thing and i use the vanilla @kidzshake as the base (then i add frozen berries a banana and loads of spinach). scarlett and ames like the chocolate flavor with a banana (and secret spinach 😉) added to it. breakfast is defiantly our healthiest meal... i pack my kids with the fuel and vitamins they need for the day! one of the most frequent questions in our dm’s is what we use for welles smoothies... @kidzshake as the base is amazing... complete multivitamin, daily probiotic, no added sugar and gmo free. here’s to starting the school year off with good health!!
2,155 25 5 days ago
What says “happy childhood” more than muddy pond water caked to your entire squishy swimsuit body? Missing the farm life already. #lastweek #thiskid #livinghisbestlife
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What says “happy childhood” more than muddy pond water caked to your entire squishy swimsuit body? missing the farm life already. #lastweek #thiskid #livinghisbestlife
2,778 15 5 days ago
Today he said “help” when he needed assistance. So that’s HUGE! Just doing a happy dance over here. 🙌🏼 #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #theluckyfew
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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Today he said “help” when he needed assistance. so that’s huge! just doing a happy dance over here. 🙌🏼 #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #theluckyfew
4,280 68 1 weeks ago
Another year into my thirties... Is this me wishing myself a happy birthday? I guess so. 😝 Most years, my birthday falls on our summer trip up to our favorite little town and the Caribou County Fair. We spent the whole week between this darling home (Scott’s grandmas) and aunt @kristencleggshrader’s. We discovered that Welles’ happiest place on earth is razor riding the farm land. Scarlett would not leave the teenage cousins sides and Ames is a master at hiding peoples belongings... including car keys in the garbage disposal. Overall, what a great week with people we love. Something about that small town is so magical. ✨
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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Another year into my thirties... is this me wishing myself a happy birthday? i guess so. 😝 most years, my birthday falls on our summer trip up to our favorite little town and the caribou county fair. we spent the whole week between this darling home (scott’s grandmas) and aunt @kristencleggshrader’s. we discovered that welles’ happiest place on earth is razor riding the farm land. scarlett would not leave the teenage cousins sides and ames is a master at hiding peoples belongings... including car keys in the garbage disposal. overall, what a great week with people we love. something about that small town is so magical. ✨
2,919 64 2 weeks ago
•GIVEAWAY• I’ve loved how much these spoons help Welles to eat independently, so I wanted to team up with @kizingokids and give some away! These are really great for teaching your little ones to use utensils and make it easier for kids with sensory issues to eat on their own. The handles are much easier for Welles to grip... he uses them every day and loves em! $50 shop credit to the lucky winner. To enter.... •Like this pic
•Follow @kizingokids and us
•Tag friends for extra entries 
Giveaway runs through Tuesday 8/7!
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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•giveaway• i’ve loved how much these spoons help welles to eat independently, so i wanted to team up with @kizingokids and give some away! these are really great for teaching your little ones to use utensils and make it easier for kids with sensory issues to eat on their own. the handles are much easier for welles to grip... he uses them every day and loves em! $50 shop credit to the lucky winner. to enter.... •like this pic
•follow @kizingokids and us
•tag friends for extra entries
giveaway runs through tuesday 8/7!
3,143 593 2 weeks ago
Living his best country life. 🌾 Visiting our favorite small town and taking in all of the beautiful surroundings. We keep finding Welles climbing up cousin @nathanshred’s toys. 😆 This boy is an adrenaline junkie.
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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Living his best country life. 🌾 visiting our favorite small town and taking in all of the beautiful surroundings. we keep finding welles climbing up cousin @nathanshred’s toys. 😆 this boy is an adrenaline junkie.
2,589 20 2 weeks ago
I still remember being terrified when I saw that positive pregnancy test with Ames. Welles wasn’t even fully crawling (though he was almost two) and I couldn’t fathom splitting the attention between two babies plus a needy toddler. Maybe if I could have seen moments ahead like this, my nerves would have calmed. These boys wrestle like puppies and cuddle like puppies. I love watching their most magical little bond. ✨
@nothingdownaboutit Oakley + Welles + Family
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I still remember being terrified when i saw that positive pregnancy test with ames. welles wasn’t even fully crawling (though he was almost two) and i couldn’t fathom splitting the attention between two babies plus a needy toddler. maybe if i could have seen moments ahead like this, my nerves would have calmed. these boys wrestle like puppies and cuddle like puppies. i love watching their most magical little bond. ✨
5,054 83 2 weeks ago