Three Wild Things

"All good things are wild and free." ~ Thoreau // Mom to three wild boys. Capturing them with my iPhone to remember it all.
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"The biggest mistake I made as a mother is the one that most of us make. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of my three children sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." ~ Anna Quindlen
threewildthings : @beanchored So true! This is such a great reminder to savor it all. Goes so fast. πŸ˜”
cathymah : How brilliant and true! They grew up in the blink of an eye! Happy Mother's Day!
gavinsaurus : always an inspiration! Hope you had a wonderful day with your beautiful boys 😘
pavree : Happy Mothers Day πŸ’•
trinabop : So right. Happy belated ma-ma's day lady!
mrsannemariecosta : Live in the moment...always ☺️
leahsunshine : You are the best. Someone commented on some old videos of mine on facebook, I seriously cried as a watched a 2 month old aaron cooing. And a 1.5 year old charlie saying his first words and using sign language. Although I also feel that it never really lasts long enough, no matter how good we are at soaking it in. Thank you for your sweet mothers day message on my ig. I love you friend and look up you so much! Can't wait to get ice cream and go on a hike together in the coming weeks! β™‘ xo hope you had a great day yesterday!
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That moment when you have big plans to drive out to Napa and spend a day in the sunshine touring vineyards and eating delicious food and the littlest throws up right before you all head out the door. Is it horrible that for a second, I considered loading him in the car anyway with a bucket? I kid. I kid. Happy Mother's Day, mamas! We all know there really are no "days off" in this wonderful job called motherhood. #happymothersday #ibettergetaraincheck
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threewildthings : @kelliedigs Awww! Right back at you, Kellie! Your boys are blessed beyond measure to have such a loving, talented and creative mama! Enjoy your day! 😘😘
threewildthings : @tanmcd Yes! Back in California! But Northern this time! Happy Mother's Day to you! Do you celebrate today in Ireland? Hope you and your beautiful boys are doing well! 😘😘
tanmcd : Happy Mother's Day @threewildthings no we don't celebrate today-ours was about a month ago!! Wonder why we are diff to everywhere else! I'm due 3rd baby in 5 wks...wonder will I be another boy! Like yourself x x I'd say you're delighted to be back in Cali ??
threewildthings : @tanmcd Eep!!! Congratulations on baby number three! What lucky babes to have you as their mama. Can't wait to see if it's another boy for you or if you change things up with a girl this time! And yes, so happy to be back in sunny California! 😘
tanmcd : That's so nice of you to say @threewildthings I'm so tired at the minute I feel anything but a good mother. It certainly looks and feels like a different pregnancy but think the chances of having a girl are like 25%, but honestly I'm not going for a girl, I love my boys and just want a healthy baba
pavree : Hope you get your Napa day soon.😊
abnousabbey : his eyes πŸ’š : ❀
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Donuts for breakfast, popsicles for lunch and an afternoon splashing around in the sunshine. We like to live on the edge sometimes. #sundayfunday
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vonbruens : Making beautiful memories. ❀️
andrearstratton : Oh my gosh adorable! What a great Memory.. :)
threewildthings : It will be a tough act to follow this summer. Haha. I'm going to have to get creative! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : @mrsannemariecosta 😘😘😘
threewildthings : @vonbruens Yes! I hope they remember those sugar comas. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : @andrearstratton Sometimes I have to remember it's okay to break the rules from time to time! 😝😝
postale_tres : So refreshing to hear I'm not alone on this diet!πŸ˜‚ we did chocolate donuts for breakfast and Nutella sandwiches for lunch! Hey it was a holiday.πŸ˜‰
leahsunshine : @threewildthings maybe we can take them swimming together once this summer? :)
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"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls. For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you." ~ Kahlil Gibran (this is my parenting mantra πŸ™Œ)
threewildthings : @jojodaly I am always so late responding over here! Haha! Right?!? I feel like that needs to be said with an evil laugh! "Mine, all mine, damnit!" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : @famatastic He might just be! He's a giant! And what the what?!? I've been a stranger over here and just saw that you are expecting! Yay! You go girl! Another adorable one to add to your sweet clan! 😘
threewildthings : @melissagreenphoto I definitely need it from time to time myself. πŸ˜‰
threewildthings : @megantatum4 Such a great quote. I have it printed out in a bunch of different places and it comes in very handy on those more "challenging" days. 😝
threewildthings : @katelewisart Thank you! So glad it hit the spot on a day you needed it. I re-read it at least once a week! Especially on days where my patience is wearing thin. πŸ˜‰
threewildthings : @ourarmswideopen I love it too! 😘
threewildthings : @lica765 I know! He is such a giant now. Your Jonathan is so big now too! They really do look like teenagers! 😩
threewildthings : @uanmizuki Yes! Such big boys now!
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Today we spent a few hours touring a family-run, organic, grass-fed cattle ranch. It was fascinating for these city slickers and I loved that my boys were able to make the connection between the food they eat and where it originates. But I have to admit, seeing all of those adorable calves running freely with their mamas sure made me consider vegetarianism again.
threewildthings : @babybluewren Yes! We tried to make the most of spring break (on a budget πŸ˜‰) and look for some adventures that were either completely free or as close to it as possible. Surprisingly, we found quite a few! And this gorgeous weather has surely cooperated with us! Spring is so beautiful in Northern California. Wow, I had no idea. Back to reality tomorrow. 😩
threewildthings : @postale_tres Your comments disappeared?! But, yes! I don't blame your daughter one bit! I love me some meat from time to time, but gosh, my heart sure hurts thinking about the process to get to that burger on my plate. πŸ˜₯ It surely didn't stop my boys from gobbling up all the BBQ samples they laid out for us. 😳
babybluewren : πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Your reality looks good from here! 😜😁
threewildthings : @babybluewren πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
postale_tres : My phone😞it's been freezing up I went to add something else and I deleted by accident! The moment passed quickly with herπŸ˜‚ it's great how you have so much to do and see there!
leahsunshine : @threewildthings oh man this made me so happy, and so sad at the same time :( bleh. I'd love to take the boys there!! Can you text me the info about the place? :) β™‘ I miss you!
shosh_barb : I watched a YouTube clip on Temple Gradin presenting a humane slaughter house. While I appreciate the good work she has done, it broke my heart to see a worker hold a baby calf's head in his hands before applying a fatal surge of electricity to its temple. Life snuffed out in an instant. So I'm back to vegetarianism again. πŸ˜€
threewildthings : @shosh_barb Ugh. That would bring me to tears. I suppose there really isn't a "humane" way to take an animal's life. In the end, the result is, sadly, the same. 😭
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I think it's safe to say they're having fun this spring break. And now I'm dreading Monday. #traintown #sonoma #staycation
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threewildthings : @jojodaly Thank you, friend! 😘 You can't ever go wrong with wheels and boys, right? I still love that Zilker Park train in Austin. I'm remembering your story about being pregnant and taking the boys up there! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚
threewildthings : @littleleafclothing Thank you!!!😊
threewildthings : @meesiepieces Always the best to see them happy, right?!? Sure makes up for those less than "smiley" moments! 😝
threewildthings : @postale_tres Thank you!!!😘
threewildthings : @bluewrenhaus Isn't it the best to see that brotherly relationship bloom? I love seeing your guys together in pics! Such a sweet bond! Built in best friends for sure! 😘
threewildthings : @bestdressedbear 😘😘😘
leahsunshine : Yes, great idea! we've only been once! β™‘
bluewrenhaus : Yes! Ahhh seeing your boys too!
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Life sure is good when you're three and five and still look this cute in a bathing suit. #springbreak
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lica765 : I love the towel! Where is it form?
leahsunshine : Wait, that's a towel?! How marvelous! @threewildthings p.s. they have the most gorgeous skin.
postale_tres : Cute shot! Yes me too where's the towel from😝
threewildthings : @lica765 @postale_tres It's from @thebeachpeople. It's a fave!
threewildthings : @leahsunshine Yes! A giant towel that can fit a family of 5 on it. Cool, right? And thank you! I love their skin too. Especially when they have those golden tans by summer's end. 😝
postale_tres : Thanks friend!
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vikram_swag_95 : Ver beautiful
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Exploring rustic missions, eating great Mexican food, mint and chip ice cream drips and driving through wine country. Is this really a Monday? I'd say spring break is off to a very good start. #sonoma
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threewildthings : @kelliedigs Gosh, it was! When you can't really take a vacation, you take a "stay-cation." πŸ˜‰ It's not Hawaii, but I'll take it. 😝
unicornamsterdam : ❀️
everlyandnola : Yeh yeh yeh.sounds like the way to goooo!!
tinaofsweden : πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
threewildthings : @everlyandnola Can't go wrong with ice cream! 😝😘
leahsunshine : Gah! I want to join in! :'(
threewildthings : @leahsunshine We can always meet there this summer before baby! πŸ˜‰
leahsunshine : @threewildthings putting it on my calendar! ;) β™‘
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We sat at child-sized picnic tables and ate warm sandwiches made with fresh cheese (as local as it gets and straight from the black and white cows slowly roaming the hills behind us). We fed ducks, counted vibrant wildflowers and soaked in all that California sunshine under the bluest sky I've seen all year. We haven't been on a vacation in a very long time, but I swear, there are days so beautiful, you feel like you're vacationing in your own backyard. #springhassprung
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threewildthings : @shannabauman Responded! 😘
threewildthings : @bettyw_nl Haha! Skirt day! I love it! I know your winters can be so cold there, so I am very happy it was finally warm for you! Let's hope it's a very warm spring and summer and you can wear lots of skirts and sandals! 😝😘
threewildthings : @vickyh1 It really was! 😊
threewildthings : @jojodaly Aw, thanks my friend! I really love taking those type of pics too! When the boys cooperate! 😝😘
threewildthings : @babybluewren It really was! Sunshine just makes everything better! 😁😁
threewildthings : @pavree Good eye! Yes!! First time there and loved it. Definitely a new favorite spot! 😊 : So beautiful!
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I always have these fantasies that all three boys will wear coordinating pastel outfits and go the whole day without a single stain on their shirts, smiling straight into the camera for photos, arm in arm, without having to be bribed with Easter candy. Instead, the little one would rather check out what's going on to his right, while the middle one refused to wear the "ugly" pants I laid out for him this morning and the big one wants nothing to do with this matching, photo-taking Easter nonsense and pretty much disowned his family for the day. Yep, nailed it. #momgoals #mybunnies #happyeaster
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threewildthings : @cathymah Thank you! And yes, what is it with older boys hating the camera? Mine is the same! Haha. I feel I only have photos of my youngest these days as well. 😝
threewildthings : @lightlovers You are sweet! Thank you! They were great sports in the end! They are really are sweethearts for tolerating all my photo taking. Hope you had a wonderful Easter! 😘
threewildthings : @reikitrainingclasses Thank you!
threewildthings : @brilu Haha! My bribes aren't working as well as they used to either. They want money now! πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : @babybluewren I know you can! Boys don't seem to want to stand still for more than a millisecond, right?!? 😁😁
babybluewren : πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ true! But they still look handsome as ever! 😍😍
marydoodle20 : So cute! Where are their sandals from? @threewildthings
threewildthings : @marydoodle20 Thank you! They're from Zara last summer! 😁
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