I know, today is thursday BUT, yesterday was wednesday and it truly was ARTsy wednesday here.
We were supposed to have a picnic at southpoint with 5 other mommy friends and their kiddos but because it was not picnic weather, aside from an early walk down Lincoln Rd, we mostly stayed home and played with the wonderful artsy gifts that Lily has been given.
The easel was Lily’s birthday present from avo Hayes and avo Joao.
I love it and I think Lily does too! (one of my favorite presents from my dad is my easel, it hasn’t been used in a while but I’ve had it since 1995(?) and I think of him every time I use it)
I do have to say though, thank goodness for washable paints. 🙂
Last night auntie K, Lily and I (if you are wondering where Will is, he is away on business until monday 🙁 ) went to the design district and well… I think Lily was already a bit Baseled out from the night before.
We started out at uncle Oli’s Swamp Space where this year he has some fun kissing booths.
Right across the street was Rainbow City which looked like great fun however, due to N.E.R.D performing last night, the line was HUGE so we didn’t get to go in.
We walked around a bit and did some gallery hopping.
There was a mix of everything as always. Some bad art but for the most part there was some really wonderful art.
I was really blown away by Chambliss Giobbi and Jorge Santos in particular. Their work is AMAZING!!
Lily hung in there a bit (cranky at times) and then it was time to head home.
I had so much fun going to see Hole with my girls!
It was pouring while I was getting ready which made the decision of “what to wear?” a little hard but, I chose to go with one of my favorite looks, a dress with boots.
I always like the contrast of a dress (soft) and boots (hard). (I often wonder why I live in Miami since it’s hot most of the year and I don’t get to wear my boots often enough.)
As far as accessories, I borrowed Will’s bag (his murse :)) and what else does a mommy and wife need other than her engagement/wedding ring? (I usually wear earrings but since I knew there was going to be some head banging, I decided to skip them.)
Auntie K and Lily are having quite the fun and loving relationship lately. (and I’m so happy because not only is auntie K one of my closest friends but she was also there minutes after Lily was born)
It was a little rocky for a while there (Lily would cry every time she would see auntie K) but, now that they know how silly each other really is and how much fun they can have with that, their relationship has blossomed! 🙂
An auntie K who comes over, brings snacks, invites us to lunch and most importantly…let’s Lily pick her nose? It’s a “Must”!
auntie K and Lily at lunch yesterday. Lily wears a dress by babyGap
auntie K has a pretty nose ring and Lily likes it!
After a hot morning at the beach yesterday with Claudia and Sofia, Lily and I stayed indoors for almost the rest of the day. (it is seriously getting ridiculously hot already and it’s only June)
At around 4:30pm, auntie K came over to see what us girls were doing. Both auntie K and I were starving so we decided to have a girls lunch out. So, all 3 of us (Lily, auntie K and myself) headed out the door.
It was still very hot in the sun but thankfully there was some shade at that time already.
We went to one of our favorite places on Lincoln Rd. Books & Books. It’s always good there.
Lily sat on a highchair, we ate, talked, it was wonderful to be out on a girl lunch date. Something out of the norm nowadays.
Towards the end of the lunch, Will was done with work so he came to pick up Lily so the both of them could have some father and daughter time and so I could have some Claudia and K time. (something that used to happen almost daily and I miss terribly sometimes)
When we met up at home later, Will had some great pictures of their outing.
Will took Lily to a new building on the beach, they went to the very top and explored the views all around.
I always love to see what they do together.
Father and daughter outings are usually different from mother and daughter outings. And that’s what it’s all about! 🙂