For Will

The weather has been so perfect!

The mornings and late afternoons are cool. I got to wear tights comfortably and have had to bundle Lily up at night since she uncovers herself while sleeping.

The middle of the afternoon is still a bit warm. Specially in the sun.

It was so nice yesterday morning that we went back to the park.

Lily must have been missing the sand because she just kind of sat in it for a while, picked it up with both her hands and just felt it flow out.

All over herself of course.

She is really good on the big swings now. They are the only ones we have found around here.

She misses you.

As do I.

Can’t wait for you to get here so we can share all these things with you.

Love you!


No pressure, Lily

Lily is almost walking.


It’s all she wants to do but she still needs a hand. Literally.

She walks really well by holding on to just one hand. The left hand more so than the right.

The two of us are leaving for Portugal in 9 days. 9 days!!

Will is meeting us there 2 weeks later.

Lily has 9 days to start walking by herself.

I would hate for her to start walking while we are in Portugal and have Will miss it. (I might have to push her down if she does)

No pressure though Lily. 😉

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ARTsy wednesday

Sebastian turned 1 last week.

Even though unfortunately we were not able to make it to his little birthday party, we wanted to give him a little something.

What do you give a 1 year old that has tons of toys, clothes, books….?


I decided to draw a portrait of Sebastian so he could hang it up in his room. (it was also an excuse for me to draw a bit 😉 )

The eye-hand coordination way of drawing has been a favorite of mine since art school (many, many, many ages ago).

I like the way it is unconventional and you can really have fun with it.

I drew his portrait, used color pencils to give it some color, lightly glued the drawing on a piece of construction paper, framed it and voila!

An ARTsy gift!

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the picture of Sebastian I used as a guide

drawn, colored and glued


Rescue in Jude

Yesterday I decided to take Lily on an inspirational morning walk. Something we had not done in a while.

We walked through some of our favorite streets and neighborhood and ended up by the “Hand”, the monument in memory of the ones that died in the Holocaust.

A heavy subject on its own, I had NO idea what I was in for.

As Lily and I made our way through the grounds, it began to rain. (June in Miami, typical)

At the end of the pergola covered walkway where Lily and I were walking, I saw a dome. I quickly rushed both Lily and I under it.

It immediately took my breath away!

There we were, Lily and I underneath this beautiful dome while it rained.

I looked up and there was a star of David with the name Jude on it.

Rescue in Jude I thought. (Just for the record, I’m not Jewish, I was raised Catholic but I’m not a big believer in or practice the Catholic religion. I consider myself a spiritual person for the most part)

The rain, the beautiful chanting music that was echoing through the walls, the light, it was all so magical!

I was filled with goose bumps and tears.

It was the most spiritual and enlightening moment I have shared with Lily since the day she was born.

(Please click on “Read the rest of this entry”, there are A LOT more photos.)

Lily by the “Hand”

pergola covered walkway