ifurie it happens to all of us. 4pm rolls around and the kids have sports and music lessons and dinner has to get made and if the baby stays up past 7 he's a mess and you look at the clock, and you look at your partner, and you sigh and say you can't wait til the kids are in bed. but sometimes you stumble onto an old picture and you wonder where the time went. weren't we all just little? day dreaming about what we would become when we "grew up" what our lovers would look like, what having babies would feel like, what it would be like to hold them in our arms. humanity is a mess of laws and money and rules about who can love who, which god is best. and one day you look up and so much of your life has been lived. your babies have been born. your money trickles away every day, every month. all these earthly things that take us away from experiencing the joy of being with the people we love. Arthur is almost 1. Jack is almost 10. and if I close my eyes really tight I can still remember playing alone in my bedroom with my baby dolls, dreaming of these days. my little tiny dimpled hands cradling a plastic dream. how do we make the best of this life as we struggle and struggle and struggle on? so I just take a breath. play in the grass for an extra 10 minutes with my kids before bed. snuggle my husband for just one more minute before he goes off to work. savor the 345am feeding. try, desperately (and fail more often than not), to realize what a gift THEY are. and remember that the rest is just bullshit. #getabloglady #ohyeahihaveablog #blahblahblah #deepthoughtsthursday #isthatathing #arthurbowman 9h

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ifurie annual school mud-run #jdfb 1d

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ifurie when he wakes up stupid early I like to look at pictures of me looking at him sleeping #allthehearteyes #arthurbowman 1d
  •   meaghancurry Haha. I totally understand. 1d
  •   pobke Hahaha... Yes. I hear you. 1d
  •   penny.burns @ifurie I can't wait. Even the stupid early part sounds a tiny bit worth it right now. ;) but mostly the fresh, sleepy baby, waking. 1d
  •   jcmiles Stupid early 1d

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ifurie they mostly try to play nirvana songs #lifewithleo 2d

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ifurie biggest and littlest 😴 2d

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ifurie everyone's exhausted so it's cereal for dinner and a redbox movie. and it feels so good. #thebowmanboys 6d

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ifurie tired, wet, skipped my 2nd nap, cry at the drop of a hat eyes #arthurbowman *nb I was walking with Jack today and lamenting the fact that I don't think I took any video of any of them when they had their newborn cry (we heard an infant crying) and how I actually missed it. anyway. then Arthur cried and I loved his sad, wet eyes. and there you have it. a picture with a mostly pointless story 1w
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  •   krollins5213 Your babies are all little clones of each other! 1w
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  •   bmreno I just realized today that all of the pictures I have of my youngest as a tiny baby are it (he's 11mo), I don't get any more. That's super-obvious I know, but it struck me nonetheless. 1w
  •   ifurie @bmreno I have that same feeling a lot. He's our last and I had no newborn photos done with ME in them. oh well...no redo's. WAH!!! 1w
  •   roseannbathphoto You two are so beautiful. 1w
  •   shantijain Beauty 1w

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ifurie while baby brother naps // this weekend was so jam packed we spent any downtime in pjs #jackandleogrowup 1w

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ifurie their special time // drop off shenanigans #thebowmanboys 1w

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