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Must have of the day

Today’s “Must have of the day” is with Dexter in mind.

From what I can tell, Dexter is an artistic boy who likes all things creative, artsy and fun. Just like his mom Holly! πŸ™‚

I saw these Slotted Building Discs made by Joel on Handmade Charlotte a great blog by the way.

Best yet is the fact that you can download the templates yourself and your little one can do it all himself. A DIY project.

And they can be stored in a small tin so they won’t take up any room. It’s a “Must”!

Swinging!

We have a park right by our house. Every time Lily and I go to Publix (our super market) or go look at the water, we walk on by. The only time we went there was with our friend Sara and her cutie pie Sam who is over 1 year old.

Well, yesterday I decided to take Lily to the park and put her on the swing.

She was of course the only baby at the playground but she was so excited to be there!

I strapped her into the big blue swing and gave her a light push. She just looked at me. As she got more comfortable and finally cracked a smile, I pushed a little harder.

She loved it!

I pushed for a while as Lily enjoyed swinging.

It was another beautiful day out so after we were done with the swing, I put down a tapestry on the grass and we enjoyed the leaves blowing in the wind.

We will be there again later today. πŸ™‚

Here is Lily on the swing and enjoying the breeze wearing a shirt by babyGap, pants by Tea and hat by Zutano.

and a SHOUT OUT to…

aunt Desiree, uncle Jud and cousin Adelaide!

They sent Lily the cutest little pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes. They are still a little big but we can’t wait to see Lily in them.

Here are the little “Stuarts” as well as Lily and cousin Adelaide on December 19 2009 for Adelaide’s 2nd birthday. Lily wears bodysuit and dress by babyGap, tights and booties by Zutano.

Things we LOVE!

Almost every afternoon between 5-6pm, since it is Lily’s cranky time, we try to take a walk by the water to catch the sunset.

We are once again very fortunate to live by the water and that it is only a 5 minute walk to the bay.

Nothing like ending the day watching the sun go down. We LOVE it!

Here are some recent sunsets and Lily yesterday in her Frog wearing a dress by Old Navy, cardigan and shoes by babyGap and tights by Zutano.

Must have of the day

Most of you probably know by now that ittikid is one of my favorite kids label.

Well they are having a great sale and offering free shipping on all orders until March 15th.

Anything on there is a “Must” so log on and enjoy!

ItÒ€ℒs been a cold, wet, and snowy winter!

ItÒ€ℒs almost time to pack up those jackets and gussy up for the sunshine season! In anticipation for our new spring arrivals, we have been filling our sale section with lots of fantastic deals. And to sweeten it even more, we are offering FREE SHIPPING!!! (usps priority mail) on all orders through Monday March 15th.

Enter Coupon Code:SPRINGSHIP at check out.

COME HAVE A LOOK!

The sweetest sound

Yesterday while Lily and I were playing on her floor mat, she let out her first chuckles followed by her first giggles.

I was bouncing her little Peace pillow rattle off her nose and making funny mouth noises when she let out the first chuckle. I stopped and thought to myself, “was that a chuckle?”.

I bounced the pillow rattle off her nose again and again she chuckled.

With my eyes almost filling up with tears of joy, I kept doing it and eventually the chuckles turned into giggles!

Will was at work so I quickly sent him a message on IM for him to call me so he too could hear them.

It was like we had never heard laughter before.

It was the sweetest sound and we can’t wait to hear it again.

Here is Lily as she was yesterday with the Peace pillow rattle that was a gift from Natasha. Lily wears a dress by Old Navy.

Must have of the day

Since Lily seems to be ready for solid food, I think it’s time for us to get a high chair.

We had looked at this HiLo Chair at Genius Jones and really liked it. It is once again, more of a contemporary look, for a contemporary space, like ours.

It is clean looking, easy to clean and most importantly, it will grow with Lily because the chair itself flips over to accommodate children as they grow.

And…it comes in orange, our color. It’s a “Must”!

Baby steps

Not Lily’s yet but mine trying to get back into shape and getting a daily morning exercise routine going.

I told Will yesterday that I would like to start going for morning power walks like I used to before and during my pregnancy.

So this morning, as he got up with Lily like he usually does, he kicked my butt out of bed. You see, I wanted to stay in bed for another hour sleeping.

I put on my walking clothes and sneakers, grabbed the 3.25lb weights for each hand and headed out the door.

OUCH! It hurt. Everything hurt. My legs, my back, my arms. Whose idea was it to bring the weights? Oh wait, it was mine.

As I walked across the bridge and was surrounded by water, little sail boats and other morning walkers, joggers and bikers, I started to feel pretty good.

This isn’t so bad, I thought.

Then, half way through my walk, I just wanted to drop the weights down anywhere, turn around and go back to bed. It was like the bed was calling me.

It was hard to keep going but I just kept thinking: bikini days are coming, bikini days are coming, bikini days are coming….

I walked my old route and got back home exhausted and all sweaty but feeling good about having done it.

Now let’s see how long I will keep it up. πŸ˜‰

Here I am after my 1 hour power walk this morning.

Things we LOVE!

We ordered these monkey pajamas from Old Navy for Lily because I like to call her my “Cheeky Monkey”.

We LOVE them!!

They are soft, easy to put on and take off and you can’t beat the print!

We got her size 6-12 months and they are a little big but she has outgrown size 3-6 months in most things.

She is quite the “Cheeky Monkey” in her monkey pajamas. πŸ˜‰

Here is a happy Lily waking up this morning after sleeping in her monkey pajamas by Old Navy.