my first mother's day as a mother was the day after emme turned 6 months old, and the first day she ever sat up independently. it's crazy to think about all that has happened in just these few short years of mothering.
being a mom has been the best, hardest, most rewarding, most nerve-wracking, most intense, most joyful, most exhausting thing i've ever done. i love it, even though i feel super inadequate most of the time. it's a struggle sometimes to give myself the space and patience to grow and evolve as a person and as a mother. i'm working on allowing myself to be on the journey. i feel so honored that i get to do this, in spite of my shortcomings.
we didn't take any pictures of me and the kids this weekend, but here are the most recent pics i snapped of kidlets with my phone. hollis has a plastic cake dome on his head from a birthday celebration friday. and ek has intense bedhead with her hot cocoa. i love these littles.