Minnetonka

And then she was one

Lily turned two years old on monday.

All of you mamas and papas out there know this is bittersweet.

After 2 comes 3, 4, 5, 13, 18, 25, 30, 40, 50… she will grow old and me even older. (AH!!! I just freaked myself out, hope you all know that)

Such is life and as hard as it is to watch someone grow, it is also the most magical and miraculous gift in life.

These pictures were taken on Lincoln Rd on her last day as a one year old. Cause now, yeah… she’s two.

Linking up to Morgan for Small Style.

dress- Next. moccasins- Minnetonka

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Tiny apple… small style

One of Lily’s favorite things to do when we go for walks around here is to stop by the apple tree and pick a “tiny apple” to eat.

It’s something we do almost daily and something I will miss doing with her.

This is our last small style post here in West Virginia, we will be leaving on saturday.

We have had a wonderful month and will miss this place madly.

The two outfits below are my favorites from last week.

Linking up to Morgan for Small Style.

top- Old Navy. shorts- babyGap. leggings- Old Navy. moccasins- Minnetonka

in case none of you have noticed, this is Lily’s “smile” pose for the camera. lol

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Elmo!… small style

Although Elmo rode in the car with Lily from Miami to West Virginia and he hung out for a few days in the library/play room when we first got here, he had been forgotten about in Lily’s crib.

Until last week that is.

Out of nowhere Lily looked at me and said “Elmo?”.

We went to grab him from the crib, she put him in a doll’s stroller cousin Adelaide left behind and wheeled him outside to meet Lola.

It’s nice to see that even though Lily is surrounded by new friends, she doesn’t forget her old ones. 😉

Linking up to Morgan for Small Style.

Lola being introduced to Elmo. “Nola ook, Elmoooooo”

top- Old Navy. jeans- babyGap. moccasins- Minnetonka

West Virginia… small style

The weather here in west Virginia has been great!

It’s chilly in the morning and at night and in the 70’s during the day.

Lily has been comfortably wearing light weight long sleeved shirts and closed toe shoes.

Here she is in the library/play room and outside playing with two of her favorite dogs, Lola and Sophie.

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

top- Next Direct. jeans- babyGap. moccasins- Minnetonka

Sophie and Lola with Lily’s necklace on

21 months and rockin’ her moccasins… small style

Lily turned 21 months old on sunday.

Seriously, I cannot believe she will be 2 years old in 3 months.

She is quite the busy and talkative little chick these days. (Will and I are in constant disbelief of all the words she says daily both in English and Portuguese)

Aside from all the words she knows, she is starting to put 4 and more words together in order to create sentences.

She will say things like:

“mommy. sit. book. reading” (mommy let’s read a book)

“piu piu. wings. fly” (birds fly with wings)

She has quite the Portenglish vocabulary going on. lol

She knows practically all the colors now and compares them to her favorite Sesame Street characters.

She will say:

“pink. purple. Abby”

“orange. Ernie”

“lellow. Bert”

“brown. Snuffy”

“Elmo.” (red)

“gueen. Oscas”

She continues to love books the most but also really enjoys her crayons, markers and coloring books.

We think she’s a keeper. 😉

As always linking to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

top- Old Navy. shorts- babyGap. sandals- Salt Water

top- Old Navy. shorts- babyGap. moccasins- Minnetonka