Salt Water

orange crush

before Lily was born when such big items like strollers, bouncies and car seats were being taken into consideration, orange was the color of choice

not for any particular reason other than i felt like that was her color

i did not know then that orange stimulates enthusiasm and creativity

that it means vitality and endurance

people who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere

can’t really go wrong with orange now, can you?

dress- babygap (last year?). sandals- salt water

Climbing machine

Happy thursday small stylers!

I took Lily to Flamingo Park tuesday morning and it was like she had woken up and decided she was going to climb everything.

She usually wants to go on the swing, the slides… not tuesday, she was one mean climbing machine!

Linking to Morgan for small style.

tunic- h&m. leggings- tea collection. sandals- salt water

a proud smile and a TA-DA!

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New Salt Waters!

Happy december everyone!

If you have been coming here for a while, you probably know how much I love Salt Water sandals.

Lily wore her green surfer style almost every day until she outgrew them.

Once that moment happened, there was no question in my mind about ordering her another pair.

She will probably wear Salt Waters until she one day will be big enough to say “no more”.

The first pair were ordered through Zappos however, this next pair were ordered through Little Monkey Toes because they had them for a much better price ($19.99!).

What’s your favorite brand of kids sandals?

Linking to Morgan for Small Style.

P.S.- Oh! And mamas (and some papas) if you are wanting to put your best face forward and want better skin, read this!

happy Lily the day she got her new Salt Waters

Elmo shirt- gifted by auntie Min. knee socks- c&a. sandals- Salt Water

and on the way to the park the next day

headband- me, tutorial here. tee- target. skirt- old navy. leggings- tea collection. sandals- salt water

Dizzy Frenchy style

In case you are wondering about the title of this post, it’s “Dizzy” because Lily loves to spin herself dizzy and it’s “Frenchy” because I think she looks quite French in her tee and culottes.

We are in South Carolina heading to the mountains of West Virginia so stay tuned for some West Virginia small style next week. 🙂

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

spinning herself dizzy

tee- Crazy8. culottes- babyGap. sandals- Salt Water

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

Winnie the Pooh… small style

Saturday afternoon we took Lily to see Winnie the Pooh.

It was her first movie and she did SO well!

She sat on her seat the whole time while holding a small serving of popcorn and watched attentively.

During the trailers for upcoming movies, she would let out the occasional “oh no!” if there was a falling scene or something worthy of an “oh no!”

Both Will and I were so excited to introduce her to the magic of the movies since we are both huge fans.

Can’t wait to do it again!

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

headband- Buttons&Thread. shirt- babyGap (on sale for less than $4). jeans- babyGap (on sale for less than $8), sandals- Salt Water

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A few firsts

Lily had a few firsts this weekend.

Saturday afternoon, Will and I took Lily to see Winnie the Pooh, her first movie. (I will write more and post pics during the week)

Yesterday, instead of going to the beach like we normally do, I suggested we go to Isla Morada to feed the tarpon (fish).

Will, Darren and I used to go down there often but hadn’t been since Lily was born.

At Robbie’s, we fed the tarpon (Lily was amazed by the size of the fish), had lunch and then decided to go kayaking.

Because 400 pictures were taken yesterday (by me, Darren and Will), it is going to take me a while to pick and choose (and edit) so, this post is dedicated to the kayaking (and last part) of our trip.

It was Lily’s (and mine) first time kayaking and she loved it! (and I did too!)

We rented a 3 seater so Lily could sit in the middle and paddled all the way to Indian Island.

Lily willingly put on the little life vest and sat in the middle with no problem (even though there were no belts or anything), she loved stopping along the way to swim around, she enjoyed walking around and explore the island once we got there….

It was a great day filled with fun, we will definitely have to do it again soon.

Hope you all had a great weekend as well. Happy first day of august!

P.S.- I love my new hat that I had to purchase at Robbie’s because I left the house without one AND…. Lily’s Salt Water sandals rocked in the salt water!!!!

 

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It’s already starting… (small style)

I always heard it from other moms and didn’t believe it could happen this early but it has already started.

What Lily wants to wear and what she doesn’t want to wear.

On a regular day basis we are ok, she will easily let me put whatever on her without any care.

And then there are the other days.

The days when I go to put a certain dress on her and she throws a mini fit because she doesn’t want that dress.

In that case, I pull two others from the closet and she says “este” (this one in Portuguese) and she will happily let me dress her in the one she picked out.

What about the day I dressed her in the pink Sesame Street shirt with yellow shorts?

She happily said “pink, shirt, lellow”…. and then I went to put on her green Salt Water sandals and she threw a fit because she wanted pink shoes.

Pointing at her pink shirt she looked at me and said “pink. shoes. mommy. pink. shoes”.

Mind you she doesn’t have pink shoes.

The closest thing to pink shoes that she has are the brown and fuschia Soft Star sandals and she wanted nothing to do with those.

When other moms would tell me “wait until she wants to pick out her own clothes”, I always thought to myself “good luck to her, she will wear what I want her to wear”.

But now here I am.

With a not even 2 year old toddler who sometimes doesn’t feel like wearing what I want to put on her.

Being a big believer that fashion is art and a huge part of self expression, I have to only think that sometimes she wants to express herself differently from what I have in mind for her.

I have to remember all the times as a child when I hated what my mom put on me but didn’t have a choice. (there was no fighting with that mama)

My baby is growing up and part of that is finding her own individuality.

I will choose to encourage it rather than to fight it. 🙂

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

the day of the pink shoes. working hard on trying to jump.

shirt and shorts- Target

sandals- Salt Water

her first braids. walking around at the library courtyard.

dress- babyGap

sandals- Salt Water

playing in the rain in front of our building.

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