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Things we LOVE!


Lily has only giggled 3 times so far but when she does, it is the sweetest sound and she is the cutest thing! She even gets the hiccups from doing it. 🙂

The second  time she giggled, she and I were at an ATM machine. The buttons made such a loud and funny noise that she started giggling! I couldn’t believe it. I quickly grabbed the camera, set it on video and tried to mimic the sound of the buttons so she would do it again.

Giggles after giggles kept on coming.

So glad I got it on video so Will could see her. And now you as well!

Here is a giggling Lily wearing her Zutano hat and babyGap romper. Turn your volume up and enjoy some Lily giggles.

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Busy Lily

Yesterday ended up being quite the busy day!

I decided at 9:20a.m. (Lily’s usual morning nap time) to grab Lily and take her over to the Miami Beach Library for story telling time.

There we met up with our friends Sara and Sam and sat in a circle amongst lots of other boys, girls and mommies.

We heard stories and sang songs like Itsy Bitsy Spider and Lily was SO good! She is so happy around other kids. We will definitely have to do it again.

After story time at the Library we came home and Lily had lunch on the balcony. It was such a lovely day!

At 1p.m. we were back out to meet uncle Michael for lunch on Lincoln Rd.. Even though Lily had just had lunch, she ate some yummy sweet potato off my plate.

It was definitely nap time once lunch was over. Lily was getting quite cranky from not having her morning nap. She fell asleep as soon as we got home.

After a much needed nap and some more yummy food, we went to the park where we met up with Claudia and Sofia (Lily’s bff).

The park is one of Lily’s favorite places nowadays and with a buddy like Sofia to play with, it’s even more fun.  She has gotten quite used to the whole routine and she just loves it. She has even cried a few times as we were getting ready to leave.  (Yes, already!)

It was a busy and fun tuesday!

Here is Lily yesterday at The Miami Beach Library on the mat and with our friend Sara. And later at the park with Sofia on the swings. Lily wears pants by babyGap that were a gift from avo Hayes and aunt Sarah and top by Old Navy.

Things we LOVE!

This past sunday, the three of us had lunch out on our balcony. Once lunch was over, Will put Lily on his lap and started to “mush” her face.

We laughed so hard! It was such a cute little mush face that I had to get it on camera.

The result? MUSH FACE! A face we LOVE.

Even less hair than before

My hair continues to fall out at a rapid speed! I have almost no hair left. (I’m not being dramatic ;))

Some of it is growing back however, it just looks funny right now.

I never wear it down anymore. Not only because it has no life but also because hairs just fall off all day long if I don’t pull it back.

There is nothing worst than hair falling on Lily when I’m changing her diaper,  putting lotion on her or dressing her. It drives me crazy!

SO, I’m thinking about getting my hair cut off. YUP, ALL of it.

It’s been years, decades maybe since I have had very short hair but I think it’s time.

I’ve been needing a change. Feeling like I somehow outgrew the pre-pregnant Claudia, in the back of my mind I’ve been thinking about a self rebirth.

When I saw a picture of Nina Clemente in the new Vanity Fair, I thought “WOW”! That’s it. That is the woman I see. Sharp, sophisticated, artsy, edgy but yet still effortless and simple.

I don’t want to rush into anything so I have to think a bit more on this. Short hair is a big commitment. There are more frequent trips to the hair dresser in order to keep it short without looking sloppy and if I change my mind,  it will take a looooooong time to grow back with many bad hair styles in between (trust me I’ve been there before).

In the meanwhile here is a picture of Nina Clemente.  Doesn’t she look sharp? And me in the early 90’s with some  of my short hair dos. (where were my eyebrows!!????)


Things we LOVE!

We LOVE rainy days! Well I do anyway, I think Lily would rather have a sunny day so we could go to the park or the beach.

We do however love looking at the raindrops on our windows, watch the raindrops falling in the pool and seeing all the pretty flowers covered by raindrops.

Happy rainy monday!


Rainy monday

It seems that I’m one of the few here in Miami who truly appreciates a gloomy and rainy day every once in a while. And if it’s a gloomy and rainy monday morning even better!

Rainy days always make me feel nostalgic of my childhood in Portugal, walking to school holding my mother’s hand with one hand and an umbrella with the other while wearing a rain coat.

Come to think of it, rainy days make me miss my mom. (But then again, ever since I became a mom, I miss my mom more than ever before.)

On rainy days after school I would play with my dolls in the laundry/play room with its green shag rug (it was the 70’s) and when my mom would start cooking dinner, she would have me in the kitchen helping her. She would give me my own vegetables to wash, peel and cut.

Lily is far too little to remember any rainy days we have right now but I look forward to arts and craft projects that one day she can reflect back on and hopefully remember me on a rainy day. (Oh boy….tears!) 🙂

Here’s to mother and daughter rainy days.

Below, my mom with me when I was a baby (sorry, no pictures of rainy days walking in a raincoat) and Lily and I playing on our bed on a rainy day. Lily wears polka dot shirt by babyGap.