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Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.

Thick as Theives

I came home from teaching my yoga class on Friday to find my boys sitting on the front porch smiling away. They'd been to see the geese, went for a drive, napped and had just finished a picnic all in a hour or two's time and were sweating away in a heap of sand and chalk. It's rare that I'm the outsider, and to catch a glimpse of them just doing their thing melted my heart.

Seeing the man I love, fall in love with someone else has been amazing. What was two is now happily three, and witnessing the shift from friend to husband to father feels like such a gift. David has been an amazing father from the moment we discovered there was a bean growing in my belly, but the older X gets the more the two of them are coming into their own. They're such buddies. Mischievous glances and sudden eruptions of laughter- untold jokes that only they're privy too , this certain degree of belly laugh that only Daddy can bring about, and times when only a hug, or kiss, or snuggle from Daddy will do...

I am honored to be the mama to your Javi, to share parenting (and life) with you... Happy Papa's Day my love...

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  • Blogger Glass Half Full says so:
    7:09 AM  

    YOUR PHOTOS ROCK!! :) (As always) top

  • Blogger Adventures In Babywearing says so:
    8:14 AM  

    Now if that isn't the sweetest! We called Noah our "bean" when he was in my belly, too. This was the best post ever.

    Steph top

  • Blogger Heaven Sent says so:
    12:51 PM  

    What a beautiful post. I can feel the love oozing from your words.

    "Seeing the man I love, fall in love with someone else has been amazing."
    Couldn't have said it better!

    Have a great day appreciating your man! top

  • Anonymous O Mama Mia's Cucina says so:
    2:06 PM  

    You have such a beautiful way of honoring your husband, time & time again. Such a unique love is very inspiring. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    4:47 PM  

    Oh what sweet pics and sweet writing! I'm getting all teary eyed reading everyone's Father's day posts!! top

  • Anonymous Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats says so:
    10:25 PM  

    Is your hubby sweet on that little boy or what?!?! So cute! top

  • Blogger Elizabeth F. says so:
    10:49 PM  

    they are soo cute! What a great way to honor David.

    It seems that the older my kids get, the deeper their relationship seems to go with daddy as well. It's so wonderful to watch. (Not to mention, more them time, means I get more alone me time too!) It's a good thing for us all! LOL! top

  • Blogger Life With All Boys says so:
    11:24 PM  

    This is by far one of the best posts EVER!!! You have such an amazing way with words. Beautiful Ashlee! And I love X's face in the second picture!!!

    Robin top