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. Instashop: @shopthewildthings
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Little boy, you have always been such a feeler. Sentient from birth, my colicky baby who felt everything so intensely, the world so over-stimulating to you, it all made you cry (wail, actually). Today, you are as tactile as they come, needing constant touch -- head scratches, back rubs and tight hugs to keep you regulated. It's why you have always slept best when curled up with your baby brother, your nightly puzzle piece. You are a sensitive soul and I worry sometimes that the world can be cruel to souls like yours. But I also know that it's quite a gift to feel so deeply. Happy 5th Birthday, lover boy!
threewildthings : @lindsey_rizzo Thank you, friend! 😘
threewildthings : @josiekw Thank you! Was a good one for him. 😘😘
threewildthings : @lutis Thanks, mama! He had a really good one!❀️
threewildthings : @brogstad Thank you! Was a good day for him! ❀️
threewildthings : @laurabeardwood Thank you so much! Trying to document and capture these boys and their nuances at each age so I don't forget. They grow and change so quickly! ❀️
leahsunshine : We just love you james! Happy birthday sweet boy!! β™‘β™‘
jlmtree : You're such a beautiful study of your children. It's a gift to know them so well.
boys_in_the_vineyard : πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ. This is my henry πŸ’œπŸ’œ. They are the same age and i am sure they would be kindred spirits πŸ’œπŸ‘¨πŸ‘Ά@threewildthings
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He'll be five years old on Monday and all of a sudden he's growing as tall as the Redwoods. #muirwoods
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threewildthings : @brubecca_ I know! Where does time go?!? Thank you, lovely. Yes, all autumn babies. Makes for a fun few weeks with lots of birthday cakes! 😘
threewildthings : @bestdressedbear Thanks, friend! 😘
jumplittle : Tall in stature, filled with grace 😊
leahsunshine : You made it there! The best, right? Happy almost birthday sweet james! β™‘β™‘
threewildthings : @jumplittle Yes! Those trees sure can teach us some lessons. πŸ˜‰
threewildthings : @leahsunshine It was so beautiful! I want to go back! Didn't stay long enough because within the first 15 minutes, poor Moon had a little accident and we had to walk all the way back to the car to change him. πŸ˜”
leahsunshine : Awww man!!! We should meet there one day! β™‘ @threewildthings
jumplittle : I was talking about the boy, but it works for the trees, too!
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My sweet little helper. Who insisted on pushing that crooked cart throughout every aisle of the CVS. While I apologized to all the people along the way whose heels he bumped into. #ouch
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bestdressedbear : He's so awesome. ❀️
leviandmarley : Why are those cvs carts so crooked and wobbly everywhere?! Haha they need an alignment check nationwide. So so cute. πŸ˜πŸ‘
everlylorine : cuteβ™‘β™‘β™‘
threewildthings : @leviandmarley Haha! I know! It's like all the wonky runaway carts end up there. πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : @everlylorine 😘😘
threewildthings : @bestdressedbear 😘😘
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A swimming pool on a vineyard and a giant teepee with a library full of children's books inside. Saturday, you rocked. #winecountry
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threewildthings : It feels like a vacation @brookeraymond!
gracielaraquel : Wow!!! Looks SO amazing!
jgirlgram : I bet the boys LOVED it too!
bestof2sisters : Fab!!
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postale_tres : I love this!
threewildthings : @postale_tres It was so much fun for both the boys and the adults. 😝
boys_in_the_vineyard : Yes please. β˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘@threewildthings
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Wrangling six wild boys and getting them to stand still for a photo is a near-impossible feat, but we managed to get four out of six. You are a gem @leahsunshine. It was so wonderful to finally meet you and your sweet boys today. I feel like I've known you forever.
lica765 : They look like they are having a great time 😊
leahsunshine : I feel the same! It a new chapter in our friendship- adventures with our boys :)
jojodaly : love when ig world friendships become real world friendshipsπŸ‘­
threewildthings : @jojodaly It's one of my favorite aspects of IG. I couldn't have survived Texas without knowing you! Miss you and the boys! 😘
threewildthings : @lica765 They had a blast. New friends, a giant playground in the city -- and ice cream! 😊
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Now that's a slide. #dolorespark
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mandaltl : @vonbruens i did!! such a rush!! my kids are braver than me ;)
dearlittlelady : Are you in the Bay Area now?? Yay!!
mjgargan : @leviandmarley nope! Pencil it in for your next visit 😜
leviandmarley : @mjgargan seriously! I'm so down, such an easy trip and haven't been to sf in years. Would love that soon! Xo
lica765 : Omg! I want to go down that slide too!πŸ˜„
galexina : We love our Dolores Park slide!
bettyw_nl : That's a dream of a slide!
brubecca_ : Indeed!
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When daddy's out of town on business, sometimes it's just easier to check into a local hotel on a Tuesday night and make it a little stay-cation. Because a change of scenery = keeping our sanity. And the complimentary happy hour and breakfast means two less meals I have to cook. And sorry front desk for the dozens of crank calls from my children. #icanttakethemanywhere
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babybluewren : ☎ Bahaha they look like they are having fun! Plus, you deserve a break too! 😘
meesiepieces : πŸ™Œwhat a fun idea!
ashleydoctor24 : Brilliant!
stylamamma : Clever mammaπŸ‘
crystalfrost : I was talking to friend about this just yesterday. I em was becoming the cost of holidaying away and she suggested we just have a 'holiday at home'. Set up the tent, cook outdoors, visit all our favourite rivers and beaches and eat out at restaurants. All for much less than the cost of an actual holiday!
foodandfitnessgirl : Lol what were the crank calls they made? Precious!!
laurabeardwood : πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Š
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Nine years ago this morning, all nine pounds of him pushed his way into this world with a force and determination he still holds to this day. He's strong-willed and so incredibly stubborn at times, it has me waiving the white flag. But it's that same drive and relentlessness I know will take him great places one day. Happy Birthday my baseball-loving, firstborn, my tall, string bean, old soul. I promise to learn more about baseball stats so we can have more in-depth conversations about the sport you love so much. But I still love you even more than that. #ourfirstbaseballgametogether
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brogstad : Happy birthday!! ❀️
tmasd : Feliz cumpleaños!!
laurabeardwood : happy birthday gorgeous boy β™‘
jojodaly : happy birthday! also, I was just listening to a podcast about how happy kids feel like their parents have "captured their heart" meaning they've invested time and energy in something their kid loves. so not just going to watch all of their baseball games but learning about and experiencing baseball together. so it sounds like you're doing an amazing job capturing his heart, mama ❀️❀️
pavree : Hope he has a wonderful bday!
jlmtree : So sweet. Happy birthday to your oldest boy. I have one that sounds very similar πŸ˜‰
leahsunshine : So fun! β™‘β™‘
bettyw_nl : Happy belated birthday to your first born!
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When you don't have a fishing pole, you improvise and make one. A stick, some string, a hook and bread as bait -- and the crabs didn't know the difference.
tinaofsweden : πŸ’›
leahsunshine : Woah so cool! We should go together! @threewildthings my post was right near my house! :)
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Take me back to the weekend, filled with sunshine, saltwater and the sound of crashing waves (and daddy's much-needed hands, who helped wrangle these wild children). The polar opposite of this week, which involved a near panic attack when my 4-year-old (the risk taker) decided it would be cute to hide from me in a shopping mall for a full five minutes, which really felt like an hour (on a side note: I have faith in humanity again after an entire search party of helpful mall moms and retail store employees helped me hunt for him as I was in hysterics, until an elderly man found him hiding silently around the corner in an alcove). And then this afternoon, the littlest decided to lock himself in a bedroom, but couldn't figure out how to unlock the door. Is Mercury in retrograde? #pleasesendwine #ohwaitidontdrinkwine #pleasesendchampagne
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babybluewren : Oh, my gosh...days/moments like that truly make your heart weak and your mind in a fog when it's so surreal but painstakingly frightening! I went through a different situation but one where every now and then I recall it and am reminded how precious and fragile my babes are. Sounds like this will definitely be an experience you won't soon forget. That Moon!!! I'm sure despite your need for a well deserved Mama verbal lashing of do's and don' hugged and kissed him like crazy. πŸ˜‚ 😩
jojodaly : omg I am seriously near tears reading this. I would have had a mother effing heart attack!!!!! do you think he understood his mistake when he saw your face??? ugh you poor mama😩 so glad everyone is okay! and I seriously hope mercury is in fact in retrograde because that would explain the complete shitshow my life has been the last few days😳
xindyvee : Oh gosh πŸ™ˆ. Sending you all the Sofia Coppola champagne, stat!
wyladesigns : We've had the door locking thing happen but he finally unlocked it himself. I turned the doorknob around so I'm sure it looks like I lock my kids in their room but really I'm just trying to prevent them from doing it!
lc905 : epppp 😳 glad all turned out well!
cakebabiesandlove : Omggggggg momma panic attack earned!! I'm ready to drink wine just reading this or champagne or a rum 😱😩😭😭😭😘😘😘
lica765 : Oh I would have paniced too! A parents worst nightmare😱 to bad you don't drink wine, you could use a glas or two after a week like thatπŸ˜„
lightlovers : Oh how terrifying! Sending lots of love and peaceful vibes and virtual champagne 🍷🍹🍸 This photo is gorgeous, love the footprints 😍
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