take THAT big bird!

When I was pregnant with my second child I often wondered if his milestones would be as exciting as our firstborn’s.

They are.

Hello folks, we have a sitter-upper:

baby sitting up in black and white


[8|52: sitter-upper]

I like this photo because I caught his first time sitting unassisted… but I also think it’s weird. It doesn’t look much like him.

He looks much more like this these days:

big bird gets chomped

But I couldn’t use this photo for my project 52 because technically I took it last week.

This one is also from last week:

toddler with spaghetti face

Both of these represent my current reality very well – crazy children who are doing their own thing without consulting me (while still managing to be super cute in the meantime).

It’s been a rough week friends. Actually, it’s been a rough few weeks if I’m perfectly honest.

We are most definitely in a “phase” right now. You know the kind I’m talking about?

Mmmmmm, thought so.

No need for me to rant and rave and wallow in my own self-pity hoping for some virtual pats on the back. You’ve got much, much better things to do.

But let’s be honest. I’m hanging on for dear life and thanking the good Lord that it’s the weekend.

Dear friends, has your week been as thrilling as mine?


sitter-upper: #8 of my 52 fotos project.
Linking in with other Project 52ers: Styleberry Blog and Courtney Kirkland.

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Stephanie
    25 February 2012 at 2:53 am

    I am being there and doing that this week!! By some scheduling quirk of fate I actually had a full week off, how awesome was that?! Only Saturday the son woke up sick, and Wednesday the daughter woke up sick and it turns out they both have strep. And my whole week off was NOT what it was supposed to be 😛 So I hope that both our weekends look up and that next week is a new, better week!
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  • casey
    25 February 2012 at 5:16 am

    Well, I only have one kid but, my oh my she has been wearing me down with her cold/flu this week. Whining incessantly and oh the tantrums… I feel yah momma. Love the messy food face and the attack on big bird:). I pray for an easier week coming up!!
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  • Tamara
    25 February 2012 at 8:51 am

    A BIG positive of living in the tropics is that you could just take Levi outside and squirt him down with a hose to get that post dinnertime mess off. ;)I guess we could always roll ours around in the snow. Ha! And way to go Judah on the sitting! 🙂

  • Greta
    25 February 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Love the big bird picture. Our week was…well…sucky. Our oldest got the 24 hr stomach bug last Thursday. Our youngest got it Saturday. And then hubby and I BOTH got it Monday. I ended up in the hospital on Wednesday from severe dehydration and anti-nausea meds (thank you baby #3) and am SO glad the week is over, we’re all feeling better, and the weekend is here. Hopefully whichever phase you’re in is short-lived. And so glad you’re able to rejoice in the weekend.

  • Courtney Kirkland
    25 February 2012 at 8:08 pm

    That picture with big bird made me laugh out loud! 🙂 Loved it!! Ha! It’s been a week around here, too. Seems like they are coming more frequently these days. I’m blaming it on the crappy weather and the fact that little man seems to have cabin fever. Hope you manage to get a nice relaxing weekend!
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  • Nicolette
    28 February 2012 at 4:04 am

    Big Bird must have really ticked him off 😉 Great shot! The only good thing about a phase is that you know it will pass but until then hang on there.
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  • Micheline
    28 February 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Yay Judah! I think the milestones are super exciting the 2nd time around, too.

    We had a pretty bad week (and weekend) around here. Lately it’s the mealtime battles with Q that are killing me slowly. But I read up on some really helpful advice today and will probably post on that soon. Hope this week is better for you!
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