Movie night for the win! Also, I'm not even ashamed to admit it...I love kids movies. Probably a good thing too since I don't even remember the last adult movie I watched. #sherousesiblings#familymovienight
Today's summer adventure: the escalator at Macy's. And to the woman who told me I was a good mom for letting me ride this 15x in a row: thank you...sometimes our mediocre parenting moments need a little praise too #parentingwin#summerfun#averageparentproblems
I feel pretty lucky to have been a part of this sweet moment...Finn, you are so loved. Welcome to the world sweet boy! #jennysherousephotography
So, this is us...pre-kids, still "kids" ourselves (even if we had been married 6+years at this point). Thursday was our 15th anniversary and I spent much of the day emotional thinking about "the old me" and "the old us" and how I never could have known all the ways kids (read: 4 kids) could change me and change us. And I wouldn't trade it for the world. But I'm still figuring out me post-4 kids and us post-4 kids and we had to acknowledge how hard this phase is...in big ways that are obvious, but in small ways too. Like how I didn't even buy Alan an anniversary gift because I never could get my act together to sit down and focus long enough to make it happen (it's now on order, so we can all feel good about that). How I had 1000 ways I wanted to celebrate, but every time I started to write down my list of things to do, I always found a reason to get back up and walk away from even writing it down (if you knew me pre-kid, you would probably understand why this is a big deal). Year 15 has been probably our biggest change year of all (thanks Bea!). We celebrated with dinner (which we came home early from because well...4 kids means you're always tired) and we promised to re-celebrate again in a couple months when maybe we're a little more together and perhaps we finally are sleeping through the night. And we promised to give each other grace to embrace this new life and all the ways it has changed us for the better even if we still haven't figured it all out just yet. Happy anniversary (2 days late) Alan!
I really had no idea how much I would love 1st grade! It's been a pretty amazing year to watch Jack grow and become even more sure of himself...I know a pretty amazing teacher who played a part in all of it too! #mrshannam#lastdayofschool#justjacksherouse
To say I am proud of this kid is such an understatement. He had his first swim meet tonight. We had A LOT of emotions about this whole new experience over the last few weeks, but he has showed some amazing bravery and perseverance and tonight I swear I was more nervous than he was. Sure do love you Jack and sure did love watching you swim tonight!
Sometimes a freak thunderstorm rains out your photo session, but we still got a few great shots in our 20 minutes together! More photos of this great family to come! #jennysherousephotography
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I have a whole lot of work to do today, but this one needed me to just sit still and rock him this morning. So, we did. "So while you are living in these times / remember that there are only so many of them and / when they are gone / you will yearn for just one more day of them." - author unknown #letthembelittle
Last day of preschool for this one!! Such a different set of emotions for child #2 on this day. Most likely because the next step isn't so unknown anymore (thank goodness!). Also, because the fire in this girl was strong this morning (as it is every morning) and there was no time to be sad or emotional over her. Happy last day Della! #dellawashere
I used to count on bath time to help me pass the time with kids at night...now it just feels like one more chore. Except with Bea, of course #sweetbeasherouse
This week we had a "special day" for Della at school to celebrate her birthday with her friends (summer birthdays need to be celebrated in the school year too). We got to tell her friends about when she was born and bring in some baby items of hers to show and share. And since I don't have baby books finished for any of my children (not gonna happen at this point I guess), I made a 1 minute slideshow of her first (almost) 5 years...I've teared up every time I watch it now. Happy (almost) 5th birthday Della! #1moremonthtil5#dellawashere#welovebirthdays
Jack no longer needs parental help applying temporary tattoos (there are more on his back, side, neck and face) #moanaobsessed#itsmauitime
It may be Mother's Day, but it's also Sunday. And Sunday's in our house look pretty similar each week with me losing patience and getting stressed out each week...never being on time no matter how hard I try...at least one child breaking down. So in honor of Mother's Day, I took a right instead of a left this morning and made a chocolate milk and coffee run first before heading to church. We needed a reset to this day (and perhaps just in general). I am grateful for the opportunity to be their mother and completely overwhelmed by it too (in every sense). Hoping your day has a chocolate milk and coffee run in it too! #embracethechaos#chocolatemilkandcoffeehelps
it's hard being the 3rd kid on a Saturday during spring sport season
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