Claudia

Lily’s 2nd birthday party

Happy monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.

So, as I mentioned before, we had Lily’s birthday party on saturday.

Our dear friends Michael and Robbie moved into their beautiful new home 3 weeks ago and were brave enough to let us throw the party in their back yard.

Will and I made pasta salad, cheese and cucumber sandwiches, sweet potato chips, shrimp. D made fruit salad. Our neighbor made the cake. There was juice for the kids and wine for the adults.

The weather was perfect. All the kids played together and ran around having fun the whole time.

We may not have family here in Miami but, we are blessed with friends that are like family and most of them came out and helped celebrate Lily’s birthday.

Lily had a great time and that was the most important thing.

Thank you everyone again for coming and for all the wonderful gifts! xoxo

the set up

i made headbands!

Lily waiting for her guests

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Earth N Us

The last time we went to the Earth N Us farm, Lily was around 6 months old, and she ended up vomiting due to a reaction from a shot that she had had the previous day.

It wasn’t so much fun.

Yesterday however, it was a different story.

She fed goats, chickens, got to see a pig, chase a rooster, see ducklings and ostriches, play with her old friends and make a new one….

It was great!

Earth N Us Urban Organic Farm is owned by Ray who believes in an open door policy. Yes, anyone can just walk in!

They sell organic eggs, honey and goat milk.

It is located at 7630 NE 1st Ave in Miami.

Have a wonderful saturday everyone!

the girls, Raven, Sofia, Lien and Lily

Lily’s favorite street

Lily meet ostrich. Ostrich, meet Lily

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The first egg hunt

We had an egg hunt for the kids at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden yesterday.

Since we didn’t want to be in the midst of huge crowds, we decided to have our very own private egg hunt and what better place than our very own botanical garden.

Lily was so excited and she totally got into looking for the eggs and putting them into her little basket.

She wasn’t the only one, I think all of the kids enjoyed themselves.

It was a long and exhausting weekend (Lily hasn’t napped for the last 3 days) that started on friday but really, we had a wonderful time with all of our friends.

Happy monday everyone!

 

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Happy Easter!

We had the most wonderful time at Zura’s house yesterday coloring the eggs for our egg hunt today.

Lily, Lien and Sofia loved dipping the eggs in the different containers filled with colored water.

They dipped, re-dipped and re-re-dipped 4 dozens of eggs.

Once the eggs were done, they dipped shells and rocks.

We sat under the shade of a big tree in Zura’s yard, ate bagels, drank bloody maries, blew bubbles, ran around…

We are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends to start such wonderful traditions like this with.

Happy Easter everyone!

 

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Three little monkeys

Claudia, Zura and I met up with the girls (of course) at Flamingo Park yesterday.

These three little ones are too much.

It’s monkey see, monkey do x 3 when they are together!

If one of them wants raisins, the other two also want raisins.

If one wants water, the other two want water. (they are also constantly exchanging each others waters)

If one cries, the other two cry.

LOL

They are three little monkeys!!

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Mamas & their babies

You have heard a lot about her on here, you may have seen a few pictures, you may have even met her personally (if you are lucky), I’m talking about Claudia.

Claudia aka Sofia’s mama and second mama to Lily.

I first met Claudia (and Sofia) at our park around this time last year.

We were both there with then baby Lily and baby Sofia and, we both had the faces of “I need a mommy friend desperately).

I started conversation with her, we hit it off and we have been inseparable since then.

Claudia is one of the biggest hearted, most easy going, funny people I know. (with the BEST smile also)

I am blessed to have such a good mama friend to take this mommy journey with me.

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Busy, busy

I’ve been busy making headbands again.

Claudia took Sofia to the park the other morning and Sofia was wearing the headband I made for her birthday.

All the moms and nannies attacked Claudia wanting to know where she had purchased it.

Having such a cute little model and a wonderful sales rep inspired me to make some new ones.

I still have to add them onto my Etsy shop but, here’s a sneak peak at some of the new bands and some of my wonderful little models.

What do you think?

 

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19 years closer

We had a great turn out at our full moon beach picnic last night.

It was just wonderful being around friends while watching the moon rise from the ocean.

I hadn’t done that in forever and one thing about Miami, we get beautiful moons here.

How about you?

Did any of you do anything special for the “special” moon last night?

P.S.- 2 more things:

1- Will and I are totally loving our camera. We took turns taking pictures last night. (Zura also took some too!)

2- We had such a great time being surrounded by so many wonderful friends and the ocean that when we got home, we started looking at Miami listings again…..

 

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Mommy Style Update

Inspired by the beautiful flower prints they are showing for Spring/Summer this year, I decided to bust out an old little jacket of mine.

I purchased this jacket back in 2004, wore it to death until about 2006 and it had been sitting in my closet “resting” until last night.

I donate clothes a lot but, for some reason, I always hold onto my jackets.

Last night I had a mommy date with Claudia and Barbara.

We have known one another for almost a year, always do things together with Lily, Sofia and Dylan but had never done anything without the kiddos.

Claudia’s birthday is tomorrow so we decided to go out and have some dinner and drinks.

We had a lovely time. (so lovely there are no pictures because we were too busy talking and having fun!)

Happy saturday everyone!!

 

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Mommy Style Update

Happy saturday everyone!

Yesterday was a nice cool day here in Miami, we were having a “cold” front.

Lily and I met up with Claudia and Sofia at Fritz’s bike shop so we could get Claudia all set up with a bike and a child seat.

It didn’t turn out so well.

The child seat didn’t suit the bike she had purchased and Sofia fell off the bike and hit her forehead on the cement floor. 🙁

Thankfully she is ok, she is a strong little one.

Today we are going 2 hours north to visit our good friends who have come from L.A. to see family and baptize their little Sisto. (what to wear?????)

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

scarf- Zara

 

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