korourke The hubs left for a work conference in Boston last Saturday before the sun was awake and we are SO excited he returns tomorrow night!!! It's just been me and my little man for the last week and man, do I have a new found appreciation for single parents!! You are SUPERHEROES in my book! But oh my gosh, I felt SO loved while Pat has been away, it's incredible!! Friends have extended such grace to Me and Arlo right and left... Having us for dinner, bringing us Starbucks, bringing over food and keeping us company for dinner, checking in on us via text, watching Arlo while I ran some quick errands... It really has blown me away! I feel so taken care of and feel so blessed to have such selfless and thoughtful people in my life!! THANK YOU JESUS!! 20h
  •   _whitneyfox Good friends make all the difference! And man are husbands good to have around 20h
  •   korourke @_whitneyfox girllllll! Ain't that the truth!! 20h
  •   gleesont Oh man! I know how you feel! I spent last week traveling alone with my littles and was SO thankful for friends. Single mamas are amazing! 20h
  •   karinaleewalsh we love the O'Rourkes! 20h
  •   cinqsanders I have an Arlo too and everyone asks me where it came from like its some newfangled, crazy name 20h
  •   toandfrofamily So I'm totally incompetent sometimes and I have no idea how to get to messages in IG...I saw it then it disappeared and I don't know how to send one! Haha help! @korourke send another and I will at least write down the number! 19h
  •   randohernando Those boots tho! Where from? 18h
  •   korourke @toandfrofamily hahaha! No worries! That happened to me when I got one a while back too! That things tricky! If you go to your home page there's a icon on the top right hand corner that looks like a drawer and if you click it the message should be in there! I just sent my number to you! If it's still disappearing just let me know and I'll email you instead, might be more trusty 6h

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korourke 'Lil' Wayne graduates Kindergarten!!! #proudauntie 1d

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korourke Car full of balloons, crooked sunnies (how do they always go crooked so fast! Is it just me!?!) Arlo and grandma somewhere in the backseat behind all the balloons, no AC --- party wagon was locked and loaded last night to make the trek to see my nephew graduate from kindergarten!!! Weeeeee! #sweatinbullets #carsauna 1d

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korourke Playing sister wife with my boo while the hubby is away for work (until next FRIDAY #prayforme ) #strongertogether #PanteneTargetSweeps #beachywaves #heyyyyyy @targetdoesitagain 6d

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korourke I know I'm a day late, but I wanted to share :) I feel so incredibly blessed to have this little person in my life, calling me mama, filling my days! The older he gets the more his personality is revealed and he cracks me up! He is the life of our party and I wonder so often what we did before this little guy graced us with his presence! Motherhood is truly an amazing gift and honor, but I wasn't trying to be a Hallmark card here, I want to be real... I am more exhausted than I've EVER been chasing after this little road runner, there are times when I just feel like collapsing! Motherhood is hardWORK and I only have one! if I didn't have the husband I have I think Arlo would probably be my only child... Sometimes I feel ashamed or guilty for being the mom that is counting down the hours until my husband gets home from work, anxiously waiting to pass the baby baton so I can go collapse on the couch and enjoy the quiet and be ALONE for a moment, sometimes I feel like I should just make it all seem like rainbows and butterflies when he walks through the door with the aroma of bacon wafting through the halls because he's been at work all day... But my husband reminds me that I too have been at "work" all day and that he misses Arlo deeply while he puts in hours away from the house and honestly wants nothing more than to spend quality time with his son when he walks in the door, he reminds me that it takes TWO to tango (if ya know what I mean ) and that he is not a babysitter but a FATHER a PARENT and that we're in this TOGETHER, sharing the responsibility and honor of raising a child and best of all his ACTIONS show his feelings day in and day out! I honestly don't know what I would do without that man! He is such a selfless and amazing dad and husband. Without this man, my sanity would probably have checked out long ago, so I thank God for blessing me with such an amazing life partner and son! 3w
  •   riverandbridge Amen sister!! Cheers to amazing partners! I'd go crazy without my hubby too. And what is this bacon cologne you speak of? Sounds awesome! ;) 3w
  •   kcoutureevents Read it and loved it! Thanks for keepin it real! 3w
  •   missyjaydang I love this! So true and what a wonderful husband 3w
  •   elizabethparrett Truer words have never been said! 3w
  •   sydneyelizabethh Where are his little shorts from?! 3w
  •   shelbiklein You are so not alone in that feeling. There have been days I basically threw Holden at my husband when he got home and laid in bed watching Netflix until the kid was asleep thank Jesus for stud hubbies the days are long but the years are short! You are such an awesome Mamma and so blessed to have a awesome hubby 3w
  •   prettylittlepaperco Absolutely love your honesty, always. You're such an inspiration in this monmyhood we are in. 3w
  •   tamaxox Love these true words! @korourke 3w

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korourke Had such a lovely Mother's Day today with my people 3w

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Valencia Kayla O'Rourke
korourke Busted out our actual camera today to capture some "one year" photos of/with Arlo!! We're so SO glad we carved out a little time to do them and I must admit, it's given me the photo bug once again! I'm going to try and take more photos on the actual camera ... Next goal... Blogging them!! #babysteps #documentinglife #arloace #lifestyleblogger 4w

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korourke How fabulous is this unicorn towel my friend @karinaleewalsh's hubby found for me in the goodwill bargain bins!?!? I haven't updated my phone yet... Is there a unicorn emoji!?!? If not there should be! #timetotanmylegs #blindedbythewhite 😎 4w

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korourke Promise they actually were having fun at the park today ... #naptime #momlife 4w

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korourke I told myself that when he turned a year old I would get him his first haircut... But I just seriously #canteven go there right now ...so I'm taking advantage of his long hair and we're embracing the #manbun #manbunz #allday #errday #freshlypickedmoccs #freshlypicked 4w

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korourke Bed head and birthday donuts for my poor little sick babe :( O N E - obsessed with dogs. Loves books and being read to. Obsessed with wheels ANY and ALL. Try's to say everything now. Coasts along but too scared of falling to take any steps without holding onto something. Loves pickles + pears and bacon. Loves playing in water. JUST started taking a bottle a couple of weeks ago. Still nursing, honestly a bit more than I'd like to be at this point but I'm sure I'll miss it soon enough...happily drinks out of straws. Just started actually swallowing some solid foods recently, before he'd just chew and spit most of it out. Likes puréed food pouches. Very musical. Loves being outside and exploring EVERYTHING. Has 6 teeth. Doesn't sleep through the night - someday soon hopefully mom and dad are SO tired going on a year of crappy sleep now. But we love him more than anything and are completely obsessed with the boy... Even if we are zombies that depend on coffee to look remotely alive... ;) I love you baby boy! You are my JOY!!! #arloace 1mon
  •   ayeshaa Happy birthday arlo!! I'm glad I'm not he only one with a almost one year old that doesn't sleep through the night and nurses a lot lol. 1mon
  •   mrswolfgramm Happy birthday handsome!! Hope he feels better fast 1mon
  •   sonne4kas happy b day handsome boy 1mon
  •   lrhorowitz And here I am thinking I had the only 1 year old still waking up at night 1mon
  •   sommerelston I seriously love how honest you are about mamahood. Happy birthday Arlo! 1mon
  •   lovelyblondecloset Happy birthday sweet boy!!! 1mon
  •   belle.image Happy birthday sweet Arlo!! 1mon
  •   peartreegreet Being a zombie for this cute little guy is so worth it right? 4w

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korourke This day, last year, my life was changed forever Happy Birthday my dear son, Arlo Ace!!! You are my world!! I cannot imagine my life without you, you are the best thing that has happened to me! I love you more than anything and I feel so honored watching you grow! So blessed to be your mama and so excited to see what this next year has in store for you little one!! I LOVE you the mostest!! Xoxo #arloace 1mon
  •   o.r.a.n.e Happy birthday sweet boy! 1mon
  •   korourke @alenagolubovich @aubreykinch thank you loves!! 1mon
  •   korourke @kzeman Yayyy!! Birthday boys!! Happy birthday Brycen!! 1mon
  •   korourke @adrienne aweee! Thank you!! I know! This year went by SO fast, it's insane!! Happy birthday to your daughter!! Xoxo 1mon
  •   korourke @darcypeterson thank you mama!! Happy birthday to yours as well!! 1mon
  •   korourke @o.r.a.n.e thank you!! 1mon
  •   b_savy One already Happy Birthday Arlo!!! 4w
  •   raising_ezra_cade YOU MADE IT!! I remember this day like it was yesterday- I checked your insta multiple times a day to see if you were in labor yet! I can't believe it's been a year. They are right- the days are long and the years are short. ️ Happy birthday Arlo! 4w

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korourke So very blessed to have these two and so fortunate to have so many incredible and supportive loved ones surrounding Arlo and our family!! Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating Arlo's first year of life on Saturday!! It meant the world to us to have you there by our sides celebrating our little boy with us! Xoxo 1mon

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Normal Kayla O'Rourke
korourke S'more station and party favors! #camparlo 1mon

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korourke Birthday boy slightly overwhelmed by it all... ;) #camparlo 1mon

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  •   iskarzhinets I love the everything! I want to see more of the decor 1mon

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korourke #camparlo 1mon

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Ludwig Kayla O'Rourke
korourke So excited that the weather cleared up just in time yesterday and we were able to have the party outside!! Praise the Lord!! #camparlo 1mon

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