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LILY! hello? ear check…

Ugh, Lily has been pretending NOT to hear lately.

I find myself calling her five times before she even turns around and the only reason she finally does is because I either:

1- scream out her name or

2- go over to her, lower myself so she can see me eye to eye

Is anybody else’s toddler doing this?

She is just not listening lately.

I have even thought about taking her to the pediatrician to have her ears checked.

Yesterday, we were having a great time painting in her room until she decided that she wanted to take the painting containers and paint elsewhere.

I told her that both had to stay in the easel.

She refused to listen to me, was being so stubborn (I shouldn’t be surprised since I was the MOST stubborn child in the world as my mom tells me), started screaming and crying.

I finally just sat her in the chair and put her on “time-out”.

She sat there for a while and was finally calm enough to reason with.

Is this what they call the terrible 2’s?

Advice always appreciated.

Here are some painting pictures before the tantrum started.

 

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The chalky side

We love the easel that avo Hayes and avo Joao gave Lily for her birthday.

It has two sides.

A white drawing and painting side and a black chalk side.

Since Lily seems to love chalk lately (we spend every afternoon drawing on the balcony with chalk), I flipped the easel around and she couldn’t be happier.

I even found a small chalk box inside my crafts drawer.

Perfect!

 

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Art in the park

It had been a while since Lily had a painting session with friends.

So, I got my mommy friends and their kiddos together and we had a lovely morning at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather. 🙂

P.S. Let me know if you notice any difference in my pictures. Will surprised me with a Nikon 3100 (thanks Will and thanks tax return!). I’m still learning how to use it but having tons of fun while doing so.

 

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Rainy monday

Nothing too exciting here.

With the exception of a few hours in the morning, it rained all day here yesterday.

It’s hard entertaining Lily all day long in a 1 bedroom apartment.

We read, we drew, we painted, we listened to music, we sang, we danced, we watched videos…

It was a LONG day.

out on the courtyard before the rain came

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New beginnings

One of my new year resolutions was to paint more. (and to dance more also)

And paint is just what I got to do on saturday.

Will took Lily over to our friends Dave and Tricia’s house and I got to paint ALL day long!! (thank you Will, Dave and Tricia! 🙂 )

It has been an inner struggle for me to give up family time on the weekends in order for me to do things like paint but, I have realized that I MUST do it.

It is good for me, it is good for my soul. 😉

Here is my new painting, FALLEN STAR. (if you would like to see more of my art, you can go here)

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ARTsy wednesday

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. 🙂

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ARTsy wednesday

It’s ARTsy wednesday!!!!

Did anyone even notice that it was missing for a while? (it too was on vacation)

Today I would like to introduce a new artist.

Lily!

Just kidding….

We had art in the park yesterday at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden for the second time and I thought it appropriate for today’s ARTsy wednesday post. 😉

There weren’t as many moms and kids as last time and it was super hot and muggy but we still had a great time and can’t wait for the next.

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Lily setting up

the artist at work

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Botanical morning

Earlier this week Lily and I went off on an early walk to check out our local Botanical Gardens.

Before Lily was born, Will and I went a few times and I’m so glad that I finally took her over there because we both had a great time.

It was still early enough (9am) so it wasn’t too hot yet and there were no people other than the employees working on the flower beds.

We took our time cruising through the grounds, we checked some new and old sculptures, there were lots of flowers to look at, we spotted an herb garden, we even got to sit and relax in the shade under a big and beautiful tree.

It was a wonderful morning!

(Make sure you click on READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY, lots of pictures!)

flowering cacti

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