Flamingo Park

Climbing machine

Happy thursday small stylers!

I took Lily to Flamingo Park tuesday morning and it was like she had woken up and decided she was going to climb everything.

She usually wants to go on the swing, the slides… not tuesday, she was one mean climbing machine!

Linking to Morgan for small style.

tunic- h&m. leggings- tea collection. sandals- salt water

a proud smile and a TA-DA!


This past week

This past week, Lily and I did our best to pick up where we left off and have our regular routine back by going to the park, the library, bike rides (i missed Sally like crazy!), walks on Lincoln Rd, having painting and playing sessions at home and swimming at Flamingo pool.

We are trying to spend as much time together as a family (D and K included) because Lily and I will be leaving for Portugal on monday for 1 month and Will is not coming with us this year. 🙁

A month is a long time, it’s the longest we will be apart.

Oh! And I became an aunt on wednesday!! My brother and his girlfriend in Portugal welcomed their first baby to the world.

I’m so excited to be meeting baby Dicky on tuesday. 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

a family walk down Lincoln Rd

a bike ride to the library

Lily painting in her room


My dearest Lily,

I know you don’t believe me when I tell you but, soon you will be a big kid too, I promise.

This morning we went to Flamingo Park and you were in heaven.

There were big girls and big boys all around you, no one was smaller than you.

You don’t care much for babies (I don’t blame you, they don’t really do anything) but you are fascinated by big kids.

Big kids can do all the things you long to do. They get to run fast, jump, climb, talk, swing on their own…

As I tried hard to fight back tears while you tried hard to keep up with the big kids, a big smile came over my face.

Don’t we all want to be big when we are small?

I know I did.

Take your time ratinha, you will soon be a big kid.

Love you,


you don’t really care for kids in masks. now you see him, then you don’t

checking out and waving to the big kids

a new move for you


Summer camp sucks!

I’m sure one day I will feel differently about summer camp (like when Lily is old enough to go) but, right now I’m not liking summer camp.

Well, not all summer camps, just the Flamingo Park Summer Camp program that has invaded Flamingo Park and Flamingo Park Pool.

Get this, because of summer camp, the Flamingo Park Pool is closed to the public from 9am-1pm every week day.


When are we supposed to go?

When it’s scolding hot in the afternoon? I think not.

Also, there were 50+ kids at the playground yesterday and only 4 counselors (busy chatting on a bench) to all of those 50+ kids.

It was insane!!

All the kids were 5 and older and they were running like crazy all over the place.

Lily was the only toddler there yesterday and it was so hard to keep her from getting run over.

The girls were all super sweet coming over to Lily, wanting to pick her up and wanting to take her under their wings.

In the meanwhile, the boys wanted to throw cars at her and throw her down the slide.

Lily still had a good time but I think that we will stick to the quiet park by our house and the beach until school is in session again.

P.S.- Let me know if you see a difference in the pictures. Lily took a nap yesterday so I played with photoshop a bit.



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.


They are three little monkeys!!