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"All good things are wild and free." ~ Thoreau Mom to three wild boys. Capturing them with my iPhone to remember it all. Instashop: @shopthewildthings
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"Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do." -- Maurice Sendak // I love eavesdropping on their bath time play, where they become predatory sharks and deep sea divers, plastic cups their ships and their prey. For that solid hour splashing in the tub, they really aren't even boys anymore. They aren't sitting in a foot of tap water, but in the depths and darkness of a murky ocean, swimming as far as their imaginations will take them.
pavree : πŸ’™
brilu : @threewildthings πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜
threewildthings : @jojodaly Smart boy! D knows what's up! Baths are for babies! 😝 And I'm with you, long, hot showers are the best. They might not be eco-friendly, but they sure are keeping mama's sanity-friendly. 😘
threewildthings : @babybluewren You are too sweet. Thank you, friend. Although, I kind of felt like a voyeur here. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ But I really am trying to capture those routine, everyday moments more often so I can remember them -- they are so fleeting.
babybluewren : I need to work on it too! Did you snap this with your iPhone? It's so cute!
threewildthings : @ashofiction Thank you! What a sweet comment! Boys are nonstop, right?!? It really is so hard to stay in the moment and savor all of that magic when you're being pulled in so many different directions all day long. It's one of my biggest struggles. I'm trying to remind myself to stay present, to cherish all these little moments because I know I'll miss them once they're gone. And there's probably still a sliver inside of me that yearns for childhood myself. It's a shame we have to grow up. 😝
threewildthings : @babybluewren Yes! Always iPhone. I have a "big girl" camera that I still have no idea how to use. And so it sits in a bag. 😩 But I feel like the quality of phone cameras is so good these days and so convenient, there's really no need to bring it out anyway. I should just sell it. πŸ˜‚
ashofiction : Yes! I try not to get too sentimental about their growing up. But then I have days where I don't realize I'M the one pushing them to grow up until a little bit of their innocence peeks through, and I have to take a step back and remind myself it's ok to throw a tantrum or spill a drink or not be able to button that button. They're only little for so long!
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On days like today, breathing in cold, salty air, combing the sand for broken seashells and getting arms-distance from giant, lounging elephant seals, I want to smack myself for getting annoyed on those other days that include spilled cereal, or mountains of laundry, or bickering brothers, because -- wow -- isn't life just beautiful? #pointreyesnationalseashore
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threewildthings : @amarabarra It was such a special place!
threewildthings : @pavree Gah. No whale sightings! And how did I not know about the whale trail? Next on my must-do list for sure! πŸ‹πŸ‹
threewildthings : @shannabauman I always forget you're from Northern California! And yes! That is my biggest struggle too! And being in the moment and fully present. It is so hard when you are being pulled in 20 different directions! 😝
threewildthings : @bettyw_nl 😘😘
threewildthings : @ashleydoctor24 😘
threewildthings : @thefadette 😊😊
threewildthings : @lightlovers Yes! We got so close until the rangers told us to stand back, that it was actually quite dangerous to get so close to them, as they could charge! 😳 The boys loved it though!
pavree : Lighthouse on a clear day πŸ³πŸ‘Œ
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Sundays were made for this.
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lightlovers : Just gorgeous 😍
brubecca_ : Oh, he is just gorgeous!
threewildthings : @lutis 😘😘
threewildthings : @leahsunshine I am so jealous! I would love to be able to nap like this. My body just does not know how to nap. 😩
threewildthings : @jumplittle Thank you! I would love to be able to nap like this! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜
threewildthings : @lica765 Hi! Haha! Yes! Once again! Sweden does it best. IKEA! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
threewildthings : @lightlovers Thank you, lovely! Ah, to sleep like a child! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜
threewildthings : @brubecca_ Thank you so much, lovely! I hope you've been well! Happy Australia Day! 😘
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I'm really, really happy his hair is growing back.
jojodaly : awesome bed head πŸ’
notabli : He's crushing the bed head game.
kewaa : @timalennon cucii cucik yatmaglar ^^
lightlovers : His hair is looking gorgeous 😍 I always love your sleeping photos πŸ’›
threewildthings : @babybluewren 😘😘😘
threewildthings : @jojodaly I'm still recovering from those summer haircuts. 😝
threewildthings : @notabli Right?! 😁
threewildthings : @lightlovers Thank you, love! I regretted those summer haircuts so much. I'm really happy to have their longer locks back. 😝
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Still life of a nine-year-old boy's room. Not pictured: messy, unmade bed and pile of clothes needing to be hung up when he gets home from school. Also, I'm thinking he needs more baseball mitts. πŸ˜‰
meesiepieces : I'm so excited to see what is to come, I know nothing of boys at that age:)
vonbruens : Maybe just a couple more mitts, πŸ˜‚. Boys are so fun.
threewildthings : @bestdressedbear Right?! I guess you can never have too many. 😝
threewildthings : @meesiepieces I didn't know much either, having grown up in a very female-dominated household, so I'm learning as we go. It's an interesting (and sometimes challenging for me) age. Nine is kind of tough. A bit bittersweet as he's growing up and pulling away (which I know is normal, but still hard, nonetheless), but it's also so fun at the same time as he becomes more independent, more sophisticated and just such an overall interesting human. I see slivers of the adult he'll become one day and that's pretty awesome. You have so much to look forward to, mama!
threewildthings : @vonbruens Haha! They sure are. Messy and fun! 😝
theguzmanaragons : We want to see the messy part!!! Hahahaha
theguzmanaragons : We never! Make the beds before leaving the house in the morning! I don' t have time. It was a big deal for me before , you know, in case we had visitors or something... I don' t care anymore.
threewildthings : He is really supposed to make it every day before he goes to school. That day, we were running late, so I gave him a pass! πŸ˜‚ But it's the one thing that really bothers me -- to see it unmade! I know I should probably care much less @theguzmanaragons. 😝😘
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New year, new adventures, new memories. #happy2015
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jumplittle : Yay! The seashore!
lightlovers : Beautiful! May they be wonder filled adventures hun 😘
threewildthings : @theguzmanaragons Happy Happy New Year! Wishing you such a wonderful 2015 filled with lots more love, great health and continued happiness! 😘😘
threewildthings : @lica765 Happy New Year to you! Hoping 2015 is a great one! With that beautiful new kitchen, I'm sure it will be! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜
threewildthings : @solo_mermaid Happy New Year! Wishing you lots more beachy sunsets and salty waves in 2015! 😝😘
threewildthings : @lc905 Happy New Year! 😘😘
threewildthings : @jumplittle Yes! Finally! My happy place. Happy New Year to you! 😘
threewildthings : @lightlovers Oh, thank you sweet friend! Wishing the same to you and your family for 2015! 😘😘
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Once in a blue moon, if I'm fast enough, he'll still let me snap a picture of him. On a separate note: I remember as a child having to make the rounds with my parents to visit both sides of their families on Christmas Day, which felt like going to 52 different houses on opposite sides of town and hugging and kissing a slew of distant relatives we only saw once a year and whose names I hardly remembered. In all honesty, I hated it. It was exhausting and stressful, we rushed, we sat in traffic, my parents bickered in the car and by the time we showed up anywhere, we were all so annoyed and flustered it didn't feel very celebratory at all. It was the exact opposite of what I'd hoped the day would be like as a child. Today we woke up, slowly opened presents, took a scenic drive to the beach to watch the sunset and had absolutely no schedule to keep. It was one of the best we've had to date. I'm vowing to never have plans on Christmas again. #muirbeach
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threewildthings : @melissahyams Such a great plan, right? I'm all about a no-stress holiday these days! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! 😊
threewildthings : @tmasd I'm going to try my hardest to stick to it! πŸ˜‰
threewildthings : @makeitadouble So beautiful after all that rain and gloominess we had, right?!? I was so thankful to see the sun again! 😝
threewildthings : @brogstad Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! πŸ˜˜πŸŽ„
tmasd : Good luck and lot of love!!! ♥β™‘♥β™‘
lightlovers : Gorgeous! Slow treasured moments with family on Christmas are the best 😘
threewildthings : @tmasd Thank you! 😘😘
threewildthings : @lightlovers I couldn't agree more! Happy New Year to you and your cute bunch! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜˜
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Visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads? Or dreaming about their own personal iPads? πŸ˜‚ I'll go with the former. Santa, these boys couldn't be more ready for you! #twasthenightbeforechristmas
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nicholeate : Such angels! Very merry Christmas to you Joanna and your family! 🌲✨ @threewildthings
cupcakesncardigans : Man listen. Benjamin left no cookies, no milk. Instead he left gimmie fruit snacks, hot coco, sprite and a cracker. Santa baby... Please leave out gift under the tree, even if the treats are messed up @threewildthings
threewildthings : @cupcakesncardigans Haha! It's the thought that counts, right? Santa's probably tired of cookies and milk by now anyway. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : Merry Christmas @nicholeate!
threewildthings : @djmthr33 Merry Christmas to you and your beauties! πŸŽ„
brilu : Merry Christmas my friend!!! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜
threewildthings : @brilu Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your sweet boys, friend! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ I bet it's so sunny and warm where you are!
__petitvillage__ : Adorable
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There was some serious, last-minute negotiating going on here. #naughtyornicelist. Happy Christmas, friends! Wishing you and your families absolutely all the magic this season brings!
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threewildthings : @solo_mermaid Right?!? Santa lives large! πŸ˜‚ Miss you! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ˜˜
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vonbruens : Love it!!! Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!
threewildthings : @vonbruens Merry Christmas to you and yours, sweet friend! Hope it's wonderful! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸŽ„
allywain : Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽπŸ˜˜
janayais : Merry Christmas!!
threewildthings : @allywain Merry Christmas to you and your family, friend! 😘😘
threewildthings : @janayais Merry Christmas, J! ❀️you! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸŽ„
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The upside to weeks of rainfall: brilliant shades of green for miles, moss clinging to trees, and the surprise of finding waterfalls tucked away on trails. #takeahike
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nicholealvarado : That's exciting! I've heard the Bay Area is beautiful! I'm looking forward to following your adventures again. Have a great Christmas!
lightlovers : Fairyland!! So pretty! πŸŒ±πŸ€πŸŒ±
bettyw_nl : So beautifull! How are you doing? Settled down a bit in your new home? Merry Christmas to you and your family! πŸŽ„β­οΈπŸ˜˜
nicholeate : Looks so lush! @threewildthings
threewildthings : @lightlovers It truly was! I almost expected to see elves! Wishing you and your sweet family a wonderful Christmas! 😘😘
threewildthings : It really was such a beautiful find after days of non-stop rain. Wishing you and your beautiful family a wonderful Christmas @nicholeate! πŸŽ„πŸ˜˜
leahsunshine : Where'd you go?? @threewildthings we must go there while matt has 4 days off this weekend! ;)
threewildthings : @leahsunshine A beautiful trial near us. I'll text you directions! 😘
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