• #ad Anyone else have kiddos obsessed with music? I am so impressed with how well Ben is playing his @babyeinstein Magic Touch Piano! The sheets of music are color-coded, so he matches the notes on the cards to the keys on the piano and it is so cute! I never played an instrument, but Jason played in the marching band through college and both of our kids love playing with instruments. I can’t wait to see if they decide to pursue an instrument as they get older! You can find this cute little piano at our favorite place, @target. #ignitecuriosity #babyeinstein #benjaminp
•
#twoyearsold #thisistwo #ig_motherhood #motherhoodalive #honestmotherhood #notonlymama #momlifeisthebestlife #documentingmotherhood #beyond_motherhood #motherhoodintheraw#motherhoodunited #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodgoals #motherhoodandme #motherhoodjourney
  • I can’t believe I’m officially in my third trimester for the (99.9% sure 😬) last time. It’s such a bittersweet feeling... getting so close to meeting the final member of our family, but to know I’ll never get to experience the joy of seeing the tiny heartbeat in the first ultrasound or feeling the sweet kicks (and punches and dolphin flips). Ice cream, sno cones and the AC are my best friends right now. It’s also crazy to me that I still have another season to go before we welcome this sweet baby at the end of Sept or early October! #photobyblaire •
#28weekspregnant #thirdtrimester #bumpdate #bumpstyle #bumpie #motherhood
  • #ad When your mom spends too much time in @target so you just jam out while you’re waiting. I usually make them put back whatever toy they’ve latched onto in the store, but this @babyeinstein Magic Touch Piano is so cute! It doesn’t have any keys or buttons – they actually press the wood and it makes noise. Ben keeps saying “Please open mama?!” so I can’t wait to get it home and let him jam out there, you know, with the sound on the lowest setting. 😂😂 #ignitecuriosity #babyeinstein
  • 30 Second Giveaway! I teamed up with some friends to gift ONE lucky follower a DockATot Deluxe, Fawn Design Diaper Bag, Nano Bebe Breastmilk Bottle 3 Pack, Swaddle Blanket, Wubbanub and pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins 
1️⃣LIKE THIS PHOTO
2️⃣Head to @sweetloops1 and FOLLOW ALL the accounts they are following
3️⃣Bonus Entries: Tag a friend or tell us your favorite show to binge

Ends 7/19 11:59pm PST Winner announced on 7/22 by 11:59pm PST Profiles must be public.

This contest is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc or brand(s) above. If you've won a giveaway in the past 6 months ours or others you are not eligible to win. All Images belong to their respective owners. By entering you confirm you are 18+ years of age, and release instagram and all hosts of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law.
  • My favorite traditions at 28 weeks: sno cones + this stretchy dress. #photobyblaire •
#28weekspregnant #thirdtrimester #motherhood #sahm #wfhm #tagtheqc #bebold #momlife #survivingsummer
  • Happy Prime Day!! I’m so excited to be shopping all the deals today, how about you?? #ad Lucky for us, my fave @kindsnacks are on sale! You can stock up just in time for the craziness of back to school. This Caramel Almond and Sea Salt bar is sweet and salty with just 5g of sugar! It’s keeping me going while I shop all day. 😉 #kindcollective #bekindtoyourself #primeday #amazonprimeday
  • Blaire cleaned her room and made her bed today. I think it’s so cute when she makes her bed and carefully arranges her animals! She usually cleans her room once a week, Sunday is the perfect day to start fresh. The majority of her toys are in there, she gets them all set up how she wants and I just feel bad making her put them away! Do your kids pick up their toys every night? #happilytristahome
•
#homedecor #potterybarn #pbteen #homesweethome #livesimple #simplelife #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodintheraw
  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
•
#summer #momentsiwanttoremember #aldifinds #motherhood
  • messy house, no makeup, and a kid who doesn’t want to wake up from his late car nap... meaning bedtime will be difficult. But what’s so different about that?! 🤪☹️ When your kids come out of your bed for the 1937 time tonight, just know you’re not alone. #happilytristahome
•
#momentsiwanttoremember #27weekspregnant #babybump #momofthree #bumpstyle #ltkbump #bedtimesucks #motherhoodmoments #livethelittlethings #livefully #thegoodlife #secondtrimester #preggomama #pursuehappiness #darlingmovement
  • If you need me I’ll be here taking a nap. JK. I’ll be in the car, curled up with my maternity pillow eating milk duds... hopefully taking a nap at some point. And I already changed into a comfy tee and some shorts that won’t button for the 6 hour drive. 🤣🤣🤣 How’s your Monday going?
•
#27weekspregnant #secondtrimester #ltkbump #bumpstyle #babybump #targetstyle #targetdoesitagain #summervacation #babymoon
  • this. kid. He just melts me with how freaking adorable he is. Then he will go and say something like “Mama I want my binky NOWWWW” and then I remember he’s just as crazy as he is cute. 😍😝 #benjaminp
•
#targetfield #mntwins #thisis2 #momentsiwanttoremember #mamasboy
April 13, 2019

blaire turns 5 | ben turns 2

SHARE THIS

Blaire & Ben at Wallace'sThis spring both of our babies have celebrated their birthdays, with Blaire turning five and Ben turning two. They both have such strong-willed personalities. They LOVE to play together, but also play well separately because, well, they both want to get their own way. I hope Ben always enjoys having multiple mothers because Blaire is always watching him. She inspects the age for every toy he gets, even if it’s one I’m buying, to let me know whether or not it’s safe for him. Whatever did I do without her help and input?!

Blaire & Ben at Wallace'sBlaire & Ben at Wallace'sBlaire & Ben at Wallace'sBlaire & Ben at Wallace'sNicknames: Blairsey and I call her Blur/Bler lol

Height/Weight: 43.5″ (71%) and 45lbs (79%)

Learning: Still working on writing and recognizing all of her letters. She has all of her numbers down. Although she says sometimes 7s and 1s look alike when people put a “top” on the one. And she’s not wrong! She is actually really good at writing her own name, she knows how to spell BEN without help and also can write MOM and DAD without any help. 

Watching: She loves watching movies more than she likes to watch shows. She is usually happy to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Puppy Dog Pals with Ben, since those are his faves. But she like to pull up Netflix on the TV and pick out a movie for them to watch if it’s her choice. 

Reading: She loves the Lego Girl books, anything Disney Princess and Seek & Find Books. Those are usually the books she picks out from the school library each week. 

What She Wants to be When She Grows Up: A “Jump Teacher”. What is a jump teacher you might ask… It’s someone who teaches kids how to jump safely, like at a trampoline park. She says she is going to open her own trampoline school. 

Favorite Things to Do: She spends most of her time playing with her dollhouse. She has some Calico Critters and some of their little houses and some of the Peppa Pig play sets. She likes to set them all up and then take all of her people and play. She also likes Barbies. Santa brought her a bike so she is just so excited for the weather to warm up so she can get outside. Our new house has a playground in the backyard, so she is counting down the days until we move so she can get outside and run around. 

Favorite Foods: She really, really loves “tiny pizzas” aka pizza rolls. She likes cheese pizza, ramen noodles, pasta, quesadillas, fruit snacks, mini muffins, chips and veggies. She would eat grape tomatoes and broccoli all day long. She also really, really loves cucumbers. 

Biggest Milestone: Her independence. She is happy to go to school each day. She never whines about going or is sad to leave me. She kisses Ben and I bye at drop off every day. She had kindergarten round up last week and marched right off to the room and never looked back. She told us about her friends she made and that she got to ride a school bus and she just doesn’t seem to worry about leaving us. She’s brave. She’s confident. And it’s one thing I had really worried about because she had trouble in the past with daycare drop-off. She would cry and hold on to my legs and it was so hard. 

My Favorite Part of This Stage: She wants to help. She wants to do everything I do. She wants to help cook, she wants to help take care of Ben. Whatever I’m doing, she asks to help. From taking down pictures and filling the holes in the walls (before we move), to painting furniture, to getting Ben milk or a snack. Whatever it is, she wants to do it. Sometimes it’s hard to step back and give up control because it might take longer or get messier. But I just have to remind myself that she has to learn somehow. 

Blaire at Wallaces Blaire at WallacesNickname(s): Benny, Benny Boo, Ben Ben

Weight/Height: 33.25″ (25%) / 25.6lbs (17%)

Wearing: Mostly 18 months or 12-18 months and I’m buying him 18-24 month for spring.

Saying: He can say virtually anything you ask him to. He’s working to puts more than 2 words together to make his own little sentences and it’s so cute! The words he says most are sissy (duh!), mama, dada, dog dog, please and thank you.

Favorite Things: He loves to play. Whether it’s with Blaire or by himself when she’s at school. He is so good at putting people into cars or into any of the little play sets. He likes to make cars and people go down the slide of the Puppy Dog Pals play set. He also loves to play with cars, trucks and tractors.

Favorite Foods: Yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, pizza, peanut butter sandwiches and anything he can snack on. Chips, popcorn, pretzels, goldfish, etc.

Biggest Milestone: There are so many! He puts words together really well, he always uses “please” and “thank you”, he plays well independently whether it’s at home or at the park (he’s a pro at climbing everything and loves the slides) and he listens pretty well. 

My Favorite Part of This Stage: I love that he now has favorite things. Like the little birdie he’s holding in the photos below. He calls it his “baby bock bock” and for the past five days he wants to take it everywhere, even to bed with him. 

Benjamin at Wallaces Benjamin at Wallaces Benjamin at WallacesSeeing these two together, even though they can make me crazy when they’re jumping on the couch and pushing each other off the slide, is just so much fun. Knowing they have a forever friend in their sibling is what makes me wish I could have a whole gaggle of kiddos. 

    leave a comment

    Instagram

    • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
•
#summer #momentsiwanttoremember #aldifinds #motherhood
    • This summer hasn’t really felt like summer yet. 🤨 So when we have an 85° day we make the most out of it with a trip to the pool! How’d you spend your Sunday Funday? #blaireandben
    • another day, another doctors appointment for someone in our crew. today it’s Ben. he was up overnight saying his ear hurt — a double ear infection for him. luckily the kid loves taking medicine and hasn’t let his ears get him down! as long as he’s up moving around they’re fine, but the second he lays down... 😭😭😭. hoping our poor buddy is feeling better tomorrow. do you feel like you need a frequent flier card for your pediatrician? just me? okay. #blaireandben #itsfinewerefine
•
#uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #momentsiwanttoremember #mybabies
    • When your brother is getting big but you still want to hold him... you gotta pinch his butt because he’s so wiggly. 😂😬😍 #blaireandben •
#petitejoys  #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #ohheymama #tagtheqc #mybeautifulmess #thehappynow  #thepursuitofjoyproject #thatsdarling #livethelittlethings #momentsiwanttoremember #everydaymoments #nothingisordinary #motherhoodrising
    • It is definitely bittersweet to leave the house where we brought both of these babies home. But we are excited for our next chapter as a family of five! #rainbowbaby #blaireandben
•
#pregnancyannouncement #rainbowbabyannouncement #firsttrimester
    • Last night was our first night in the new house. 👏🏻 We still have lots of stuff to bring from the old house and then lots of cleaning over there before the final walk through and closing next Monday. Then we can focus on getting this house unpacked and organized. But first, I would like a nap. 😴 #blaireandben #happilytristahome
    • Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻 #blaireandben
•
#happyhalloween
    • Bsquared #BlaireandBen 😍😘☺️
    • This sums up our Sunday. After driving around like crazy people to go to three parties yesterday, today was lazy and included movies, popcorn, long naps, quick trick or treat at the mall and then spaghetti pizza. And I might be eating my kids candy on the couch right now. 😍 How was your weekend? #blaireandben
    • Childhood... drinking a frosty in your teepee. what. a. life. We had a slow weekend. Literally vegged out at home 95% of the time and it was marvelous.  #blaireandben
    • It’s that time of the year again... you were just packing away the summer clothes and then it’s all of a sudden 80°. What’s the weather like where you live? #blaireandben