There he goes again…

Will left on another trip again this morning for work. He will be in Buffalo, NY until thursday. 🙁 (At least we got to spend lots of wonderful quality time together through the weekend :))

Lily noticed him gone as soon as she woke. She kept on looking at his side of the bed as if to say: where’s pai? (pai is dad in Portuguese)

You see, there’s a morning routine now. When Lily wakes up at 5a.m., I bring her to bed with Will and I and, I breast feed her. She usually falls back asleep until 7a.m.

When she wakes, she finds herself between Will and I and she just loves it! She turns to one, she turns to the other. We play in bed for a while until Will takes her into the living room giving me a chance to sleep a little longer.

Mornings are usually Will and Lily time since Will works all day and doesn’t get to spend as much time with Lily as I do.

So, as Lily looked around this morning and didn’t see her daddy, since she is no fool, she gave me a look as if to say: what’s going on here!? I told her the truth of course. That daddy went to work and will be back on thursday.

Lily then gave me a look that said: while daddy’s away, let us girls play!!! 😉

Here’s to thursday being here fast and us being all together again so Lily can have more wonderful Will and Lily moments. In order Lily wears Zutano long sleeve t-shirt, Old Navy tank and Zutano T-shirt with babyGap leggings.

Things we LOVE!

We LOVE going to the beach in the afternoon.

Even when it’s cloudy! (Like today)

On cloudy days we can focus on other things other than just the water.

Today, there were a lot of ocean treasures washed up on the beach. Sea urchins, coral, lots of broken shells and I’m not sure what they are called by I like to call them sea trees. 😉

It was a perfect saturday that the three of us spent together and going to the beach late in the afternoon was the perfect way to end the day.

Here are some of our fun photos and treasure finds.

Must have of the day

Today’s “Must have of the day” is something very simple and that costs nothing.

Quality time together! It’s a “Must”! (Always) 🙂

Time together is the one thing we most cherish and the only thing that in the long run will matter.

Memories such as these will be treasured forever.

Here we are today enjoying a late afternoon at the beach. Lily wears a cardigan that was a gift from our friend Patty (thank you Patty!) and a dress by babyGap that was a gift from avo Hayes, avo Joao and aunt Sarah.

Sitting high

Lily sat on her first high chair today. 🙂

We went to our favorite pizza place (Andiamo) and didn’t bring the stroller (lazy saturday mode) so once we sat down, we decided to request a high chair for Lily and give it a try.

It was perfect! Lily sat in it the whole time and was such a good girl! She felt so good being at the table just like us adults. She even chewed on some pizza crust. 😉

Both Will and I have decided that it’s time to get that HiLo chair we saw and liked so much.

It’s been a wonderful family saturday. We are trying to spend as much time together this weekend because Will is leaving on monday for work until thursday. 🙁

Happy weekend everybody!

Here is a big girl (:( stop growing so fast!) Lily sitting on a high chair at Andiamo. Lily wears a dress by babyGap that was a gift from avo Hayes, avo Joao and aunt Sarah. Thank you!

Things we LOVE!

A happy and healthy Lily!!!!! 🙂

It was a horrible feeling seeing Lily with a fever and feeling not so good yesterday.

Here’s to Lily smiles and shiny and sparkly blues! (tears of joy)

Here is a smiling and drooling Lily on the couch just two days ago. Lily wears tank top by Old Navy.


Yesterday after returning from the pediatrician, Lily spent her day as normal.

She ate her lunch,  had her nap and played.

Everything was ok until 6:30p.m. when she started getting very fussy, whiny and showing signs of being very uncomfortable. She wasn’t being her regular happy self. 🙁

Slowly, she started getting worst, completely out of it and her head began to feel extremely hot.

Will and I took her temperature. It was 99.9.  Her normal is usually around 98. She had a fever.

We held her and just tried to comfort her. It was breaking my heart not knowing what exactly was bothering her and not knowing what exactly to do for her. Our little Lily was NOT feeling good!

We took her temperature again. 100.3!

Both Will and I decided to call avo Hayes and ask what should be done. She suggested giving Lily some infant Ibuprofen. We happened to have some and because grandmas know best (they really do), we gave some to Lily.

I was hesitant to give her any medicine because I never take any myself but, Lily was obviously in need of some so, I gave in.

Within 30 minutes her temperature had gone down and she was smiling again. YAY! 🙂

I breast fed her like always before bed and Lily fell asleep for the night.

She woke up at 2:30a.m. still a little fussy but some holding and some more breast feeding, put her right back to sleep.

This morning she woke up pretty much her normal self and is now taking her morning nap as usual.

The lesson learned: 3 shots at once WAS too much for Lily to handle.

The good advice we got: if we ever plan on giving her 3 shots at once again(which I don’t think we will), the best thing to do is to give her some infant Motrin or Ibuprofen 1 hour before her doctor appointment.

Here is a picture of Lily yesterday lounging on the swing chairs at the Standard Hotel yesterday still feeling good. Lily wears a tunic by Old Navy and pants by babyGap.

Must have of the day

Inspired by Lily’s successful visit to her pediatrician, today’s “Must have of the day” are lots of organic fruits and vegetables to continue on making yummy, organic and healthy food for Lily.

We get ours from Annie’s Organic Produce Buying Club.

Will picks up the organic and sometimes locally grown vegetables and fruits every monday. Everything is seasonal, so fresh and natural!

If you live in Miami, you should  really look into it.

3 in 1

Lily had another visit with Dr. Salinas (her pediatrician) today.

The office moved into a new building and it is sooo much nicer than the one before! Everything is light and bright with lots of new design.

Like always the visit starts with Lily getting weighed and measured.

As of today, Lily weighs 17lbs and 02oz and measures 27″!

While we waited for Dr. Salinas to come do a quick check up on Lily, we played with the fun new mirror and plastic blue dog in the new room.

Dr. Salinas checked over a healthy Lily 🙂 and let us know that there were only 3 shots left for her to have in this second round of shots. What to do?????