blankets

A picnic

Yesterday we finally had our picnic at Southpoint that got rained out last week.

It ended up being a smaller group than what was expected but just as much fun!

We put down some blankets on the grass under the shade of a big tree, there were lots of yummy things to eat, Lily, Sofia and Sam played so well together…

It was a great time! (it stared at 10am, we didn’t leave until 3pm!)

Lily, Sofia and Sam 🙂

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A sunset

I love a good sunset. (who doesn’t, right?)

And that is just what we had the other day.

A blanket, some wine, cheese, the whole family and bubbles!!!!! 🙂 (you should really click on the bubble pictures so you can really see the bubbles)

It was the perfect way to end an already perfect day.

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We have an artist!

Today through the South Beach Mommies Meet-up group we had ART in the Park at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

It was SOOOOOO much fun!

Almost 20 moms with their little ones showed up and for most of us, it was our little one’s first time painting.

There were blankets all spread out on the grass, paper and washable paints being shared all underneath the shade of a wonderful big tree.

Everyone had an amazing time, mommies and babies.

It was so wonderful being able to have had such an artistic experience with Lily. When I was pregnant, I would daydream about painting with Lily, and today it became real!

I think it’s the beginning of something really good. 😉

(Sorry for the picture overload but, I think in this case a picture (make that many) is worth a thousand words)

Lily and Sofia, first ones to arrive

starting on her first master piece

Lily, Sofia and Dylan

getting into the green

loving it!

getting all in it

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Things we LOVE!

Our friend Rikki who works at Wolf Creek Gallery gave us this Mini-Violet Girl Doll by BlaBla the last time we visited her at work.

BlaBla not only makes dolls, they also make rattles, backpacks, clothing, blankets, finger puppets and mobiles.

Everything is made from natural fibers of exceptional quality grown in Peru and knitted by Peruvian artisans.

It’s Lily’s first doll and we just LOVE it.

Here is Lily wearing a bodysuit by The Children’s Place with her Mini-Violet Girl Doll by BlaBla.

Adapting

Since we slept at uncle Darren’s house last night and will again for the next 2 nights, I thought about how adaptable of a baby Lily is.

She is not even 3 months old and spent almost half of her life at her grandparents in West Virginia, has stayed at 2 hotels for 3 nights, went to Morgantown and slept over at her cousin Adelaide’s house for 2 nights, and now here we are at uncle Darren’s house for 3 nights.

For the most part she just chills during the day and at night sleeps relatively well.

I do however make sure that I always have a few of her toys and definitely her blankets. This way, she won’t feel like she is in a completely strange place.

Adaptability is something I think everyone should have. If you adapt well, most likely you make a good traveler. And traveling, I feel, is the best thing for someone’s growth and we LOVE to travel!

Things we LOVE!

Our friend Sara was kind enough to hand one of these down to us last night and we just LOVE it!!

It’s an Aden and Anais classic swaddle.  It is 100% cotton muslin. The fabric’s light, open weave allows a baby’s body temperature to regulate itself naturally which helps to prevent overheating.

They make swaddles, blankets, sleeping bags, burpy bibs, towels and wash cloths all in super soft, dreamy prints.

So thank you Sara and Sam for sharing the goods and the knowledge!