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Jen Kossowan  Mama to Gracen & Sam πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ 🎈play 🎨 creative projects πŸ₯‘ healthful food ✈️ travel πŸ’™ preemie mom πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ vancouver πŸ’Œ jen@mamapapabubba.com

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Lunch as requested by my little lady... "A GIANT platter filled with delicious snack-y foods!" πŸ“πŸ₯•πŸ₯‘πŸŒΆπŸŠπŸ₯šπŸ‘ Best kind of lunch.

Seriously though. 😍😍😍

When you come across a giant chalk labyrinth on your morning adventure... πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

6:30 am: I spy a certain little someone who couldn't be more pleased about our street being dug up today. #somanytrucks 🚧

Sunday morning fort building. ⛺️ She excitedly builds and he climbs her supply piles. ☺️

When your mama brings home a new water table on the only rainy day of the summer, she sets it up in the middle of the kitchen for you. β˜ΊοΈπŸΈπŸ’¦

🎨 MESSY TODDLER ART IN A BIN 🎨 This little mister looooooves markers and wants nothing but to walk around the house holding one, taking off the cap and putting it back on again and again while doodling on walls and furniture along the way. 😳 And so, this is our a solution... Messy Sam art in a bin. πŸ˜‚ We tape his paper down to the base with painter's tape and he gets space and the freedom to use the markers as he pleases so long as he stays in the bin. Happy bub and mess contained. ☺️

Oh my goodness... Nooooooooo! I don't know what's going on here, but fallen yellow leaves - you're so not welcome yet! πŸ‚ It's summertime for goodness sakes. β˜€οΈπŸ’¦

Old leggings and tees with holes in them? DON'T THROW THEM AWAY! ♻️ Miss G goes through leggings like crazy {holes... so many knee holes!} and I hate just throwing them away, so this is what we do instead.... Turn them into jersey cords to be used for other projects! ✨ They're so easy to make. Just cut the leggings or tees into strips about an inch wide or less (this does not have to be perfect!) and then pull on them like crazy (this is a great job for the kiddos) and they magically turn into these beautiful, stretchy cords. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Use the cords to make necklaces or braided headbands, or use them for weaving projects, to play cats cradle, or any other thing you can dream up! Yay for repurposing instead of throwing away! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

We're in a bit of a tricky stage with these two... He flip flops between wanting to be all up in her business and smacking her or pulling her hair if she's too close and she rotates between smothering him to the point of wanting to physically control his body, wanting to have nothing to do with him, and bossing and scolding him {oy}. 😳 But moments like these...Where they're happily playing side-by-side while giving one another enough space to breathe and be? πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

A certain little someone is back to his 4:15 am wake ups {and has been for a nearly two weeks}. I'm exhausted. The headachy burny eye kind of tired that no amount of coffee can fix. But an early morning trip across the border and Target with this little beauty?! SO worth dragging ourselves out of the house at 6:30 am. πŸ’•

When your bub wakes up wearing a smile like this one. 😍

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