A different kind of “in the know”

When entering the library yesterday morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see Cari with her niece Amanda.

I had met Cari with Amanda at the playground the previous week and had told her about library mondays.

We all had a wonderful time singing and listening to story time as usual and before leaving Cari asked for my number.

Cari: “Claudia, can I get your number? You seem to be the mom in the know”.

A quick flashback went through me.

Not too long (but yet what seems to be lifetime ago) when I worked retail, I was the one my co-workers would refer customers and hotel guests to.

Back then, I was in the know of the hottest clubs, restaurants, lounges, anything that had to do with going out on this beach on any day of the week.

How my life has changed, I quickly thought to myself.

Me: “When did that happen?”

Now I’m in the know of library mondays, afternoon pool tuesdays at Sebastian’s, meet-up beach thursdays, music classes, free museum days, diapers, cereal, strollers, bottles, blankets….anything that has to do with babies.

A big smile came across my face….thank you Lily! 🙂

Lily and I on the way to the library. Lily wears a hat by Patagonia and dress by babyGap

Meet-up thursday

Today we met up at the beach with a Miami Meet-up group. We had met up with them once before at the organic Earth N Us farm.

Claudia, Zura and I had been meeting up on thursdays at the beach on our own but we decided to join the meet-up group today and we were all glad that we did.

We got to meet more moms and the girls (Lily, Lien and Sofia) got to meet other kids. Older kids, who Lily loves to watch!

We all swam with the girls, Lily got to make some sand castles with a 6 year old girl, it was another lovely morning at the beach.

We will be meeting up again next thursday!

Lily and I headed out. Lily wears a hat by Patagonia

Lien and Lily


Amazing beachy tuesday morning

I know I always say the water and the beach are perfect but today, they really were!! 😉

Lily and I got to the beach at 9:30am this morning and it was just beautiful.

There weren’t many around yet, the tide was out, the water was warm and there were tons of little fish swimming all around us.

You could walk forever before you would be fully submerged in water today. It was like an amazing giant pool with little fish everywhere.

Lily played on the sand, swam, splashed, chased the fish, it really was amazing!

Lily wears a hat by Patagonia


In between rain storms

Despite all the rain over the weekend (it’s officially rainy season), we had a wonderful weekend.

On friday, a big rainstorm and loss of electricity inspired us to take out the RummiKub game board and play a couple of games. When I was pregnant with Lily, Will and I used to play all the time! It was wonderful to have her out of the belly and join us. 😉 At night I took some pictures of some of my favorite decorative objects in our apartment. The lighting was perfect!

Lily wears a onesie that was a gift


Things we LOVE!

The trees in our neighborhood filled with purple flowers!

Before it was trees with yellow flowers, and now there are different trees blooming. These have flowers with a yellow center and purple petals. (Some of my favorite colors, purple and yellow.) The petals look like they are made out of tissue paper. LOVE them!

Here is Lily checking them out when we went for a walk this morning before the beach. Lily wears a romper by Zutano and hat by Patagonia.


Must have of the day

More mornings at the beach like the one we had today with Claudia, Sofia, Zura and Lien. (Sherrie and McCoy you were missed)

All 3 girls had some diaper free bottom time, they were in the water (it was Lien’s first time, picture #2), they played (picture #4), they ate, they napped (Lien, picture #5), everyone got to get to know each other better (Zura and Lily, picture #6) and there was even time for some baby free mommy swimming time (Zura and Claudia, picture #7).

Lily wears a romper by Zutano and hat by Patagonia.