On our last day in Barcelona, our friends Valeria and Sandro were both off work and decided to take Will and I for a drive up the Costa Brava to one of their favorite getaways, Tossa.
Tossa is a small fishing village with a castle on the water, cobble stoned streets and the bluest water I have ever seen.
I fell in love.
If any of you are ever in Barcelona, I highly suggest you rent a car and go visit Tossa, it is a hidden gem.
P.S.- Hope I don’t disappoint any of you (Debbie) but, the Mamas & their babies segment took a break this week. Hopefully it will be back next week.
These children, seriously, they make me leave the park with a huge smile on my face every day.
Lily is now 19 months and we have been going to the park almost daily since she was 4 months.
These are her buddies and they are wonderful buddies.
The older they get, the better they play.
So much love at the park lately.
I am so thankful for all of you wonderful readers and friends who left comforting comments filled with support regarding the “Struggling…” post.
It’s a good reminder for why I started this blog in the first place.
Motherhood is not easy, it’s by far the hardest job I have yet done.
It’s hard for working moms, it’s hard for stay at home moms… it’s hard!
I’m happy to at least have you all on the same boat.
Arise, a self portrait (2005-6?)
How was everyone’s Memorial Day weekend?
It was so wonderful to have Will hang out with us for an extra day, it felt like a mini vacation.
Yesterday afternoon we went over to a friend’s house for a little BBQ.
It was good catching up with friends we hadn’t seen in a while.
Hope you all had a great one too!
Yesterday was a bit more productive than our super lazy saturday.
We went to the beach and then later in the afternoon we went to Min and Oli’s for a wonderful dinner and to be in the company of the best of friends.
I loved watching Lily and Min become bff’s.
It was a good day.
Hope you are all enjoying this long weekend! 🙂
Lily and her big girlfriends at the park having some seaweed snacks.
Big girls eat seaweed.
Yesterday morning Lily and I went to the park.
We were so busy with tia Sarah when she was here that we hadn’t been there in over a week.
We got to see all of our friends and needless to say, Lily, Sofia and Dylan had the biggest smiles on their little faces when they all saw each other. 🙂
Mornings at the park are effortless.
I know I have written about how much I love our park but, I really, really do.
We are a small group of mommies, nannies and kids who have been going there daily either mornings or afternoons.
We all know one another now for over a year and everyone watches out for each other’s child.
We have singing and dancing sessions, we have snack time where everyone shares what they have, all the kids play well together.
It couldn’t get any better, we are blessed.
This weekend will be filled with tia Sarah fun, she arrived last night. 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!
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!
I used to be picture crazy.
Well, let me rephrase that, I used to be crazy about getting pictures printed out.
I used to be the person who would get almost every picture printed out, several copies of each picture and hand them out to friends.
I have many friends who would not have pictures if it wasn’t for me.
I have countless photo albums.
I’m not like that anymore. (haven’t been for years)
I guess I have a lot more to do now.
You probably won’t believe me when I tell you that there is not one single picture of Lily in this apartment.
What!? You might be thinking?
I take SOOOOOOOOO many, right?
Well, maybe there are a few on the fridge but from last August.
I’m so bad at getting pictures printed out that I don’t even send pictures to my parents in Portugal.
Which brings me to the whole point about this post.
My dad, is starting his own Lily albums by taking (stealing) pictures from the blog.
That’s what it’s for after all. 🙂
So here you go pai, some new pictures of Lily. (beijinhos!)