Happy Easter!

We have had a wonderful family weekend so far.

Great day at the beach yesterday even though it was more crowded than usual due to the holiday and Spring break.

We put Lily in her Kushies swim diaper and she was in the water more than before. She looked so cute and loved sitting along the shore watching the waves roll in.

There were Portuguese men o’ war (jelly fish) everywhere so we had to be careful because they were washing up right by where Lily was sitting.

We must have tired Lily like never before because she slept for 12 hours straight from 7p.m. until 7a.m. this morning.

Today we are having a lazy Easter sunday.

We woke up late, Lily went for a short bike ride with daddy Will on the Bjorn and we had a wonderful brunch on the balcony.

Lily is now taking her first nap of the day and when she wakes, we will be going to the park.


Here we are on the beach yesterday in our beach Easter bonnets. 😉 (Lily wears a romper by Old Navy and hat by Zutano). Lily sitting waterside wearing her Kushies and Zutano hat. A Portuguese man o’war. And a happy sunshine Lily! And today bike riding with daddy Will wearing her Old Navy pajamas and sitting pretty on the couch wearing her Easter dress by OldNavy.

Things we LOVE!

We LOVE the Matthew Williamson for H&M tapestry we bought at H&M in Lisbon last year when we went to Portugal.

I was almost 5 months pregnant with Lily then but when I saw it, I fell in love with its colors and print. I thought about how perfect it would be for a baby to have at the beach.

Well, little did I know that it has become just that. Perfect!

It’s light enough that it folds into almost nothing so it has become a permanent item in the diaper bag. We open it up and enjoy it just about anywhere. At the park, beach, backyards…LOVE it!

Here are some of the wonderful moments we have had on our Matthew Williamson for H&M tapestry.


Our little weekend getaway

We had a wonderful time visiting our friends Eric and Nicole this weekend.

It was 9a.m. on saturday when we left Miami. We had initially planned for 8a.m. but, one hour late is not bad these days. We packed small bags for all of us and some of Lily’s favorite toys and food and we hit the road.

The car ride was smooth, Lily didn’t even have any of her “runny” accidents. In the past she has made it a tradition to have an accident right as soon as we got on the road. But then again, she has been eating solids so her poop is now solid. (TMI?)

Lily has gotten quite used to the car seat. I think she would be even better if we drove more, but it is not that often that we ride in the car.

Feeding Lily during car trips has also gotten much easier since all we have to do now is get the packed food from the bag and feed her. No more crazy breast feeding moves in the car or stops.

Once we arrived in Bradenton, we checked into our hotel and then it was off to see Eric and Nicole. They are expecting their first baby. Nicole looks great!

Soon after we arrived, we all went over to De Soto Park where we walked along the water surrounded by nature. It felt good to be out of the car and breathing the ocean air.

Once back at the house, (more…)

Live Simply

After finding today’s “Must have of the day”, I was inspired to use the “Live simply” message on the t-shirt for today’s post.

It has been just that here lately. “Eat, sleep, play: It’s a live simply life for seals”  and it has been a live simply life here for us Eilers.

This week has gone by smoothly and without effort.

Mornings at the park. Good food throughout the day. Late afternoons at the beach. Time spent with good friends. (With lots of good fashion also. ;))

What more could we ask for? Life is good. Even better when it’s simple.

We are going to Tampa tomorrow to see our friends Eric and Nicole who are expecting their first baby. We are so excited for them! 🙂

We wish you all a wonderful weekend and we shall return with lots of pictures to share with you!

Here is a picture recap of our wonderful weekend. (more…)

Things we LOVE!

Wonderful weekends at the beach!

I know I have posted LOVE beach posts but, we really LOVE the beach.

Now that the days are longer and are getting warmer, we go to the beach every weekend and during the week, we go late in the afternoon.

Lily LOVES the beach. Yesterday  when her little feet touched the sand, she started foot stepping and had the biggest smile on her face.

So simple but yet so wonderful. 😉

Here is Lily at the beach on saturday wearing a romper and hat by Old Navy and cardigan by babyGap. And yesterday wearing a t-shirt by Zutano and leggings by babyGap.


Feeling much better these days

Postpartum who?

Despite the fact that my hair is still falling out like crazy, that my body is still not quite  like it once was and that I only got up to go for my morning walk twice, I am feeling much more like myself and much better these days.

We went to the beach the past 2 weekends and let me tell you, it really helped. The sun, the beach air and the salt water do wonders.

It also helps that Lily has really taken to solid food so she sleeps longer during the day and during the night. I don’t feel as tired as I used to.

Last thursday night I got to go to dinner with my old co-workers and it felt  wonderful to be and feel like Claudia again. I left after giving Lily her dinner and a bit of breast feeding and it was all good!

I knew that what I was going through wasn’t going to last forever but, I’m sure glad that I acknowledged it, felt it, dealt with it and now it has vanished.

Oh, life is good again.


Things we LOVE!

Seeing a happy Lily at the beach!

We had a wonderful sunday at the beach. It was a perfect day.

Lily dipped her feet in the water, took a 2 hour nap in her tent while listening to the sound of the waves…LOVE it!

We look forward to warmer water so we can really dip Lily in. 😉

Here is a happy Lily at the beach on sunday wearing a Polo jumpsuit that was a gift from Margeaux and hat by Zutano.