Sam

Mamas & their babies

Sara and I met about 5 years ago through our dear friend Alex.

When we met, we bonded over Alex, fashion, art, photography, little did we know that years later we would also be bonding over children.

When I think of Sara, I think of the beautiful classic Hollywood movie stars.

When this mama dresses up, she exudes star quality.

Trust me when I tell you that I have never seen a bad picture of this beauty.

But most of all, Sara is one of the most giving people I have met in Miami.

She has a heart of gold. (when she found out I was pregnant with Lily, she dropped off bags of goodies ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I share with you my friend Sara, the queen to her little princes, Sam and Simon.

 

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A morning with big friends

We went to Southpointe and Lily got to hang out with her big friends and pretend to be a big girl herself.

The water features were turned off ๐Ÿ™ but, the regular sprinklers would go on every now and again which was just enough water for Lily to have fun with.

Lily had a great time watching and playing with Lotus and Sam and she was all about the helping hand she got from Lotus going up the stairs. ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S.- It’s getting really HOT too soon. I’m not complaining. I’m just sayin’…

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

This morning we went to a Valentine’s Day piano concert at the Miami Beach Community Church.

It was orchestrated by one of the moms we know from the park.

She played Disney, movie and classic piano love songs.

All of Lily’s friends were there and she got to give them the hearts I made for her to hand out. (because we heart our friends!!!!)

Everyone had a great time.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!!

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A picnic

Yesterday we finally had our picnic at Southpoint that got rained out last week.

It ended up being a smaller group than what was expected but just as much fun!

We put down some blankets on the grass under the shade of a big tree, there were lots of yummy things to eat, Lily, Sofia and Sam played so well together…

It was a great time! (it stared at 10am, we didn’t leave until 3pm!)

Lily, Sofia and Sam ๐Ÿ™‚

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Busy Lily

Yesterday ended up being quite the busy day!

I decided at 9:20a.m. (Lily’s usual morning nap time) to grab Lily and take her over to the Miami Beach Library for story telling time.

There we met up with our friends Sara and Sam and sat in a circle amongst lots of other boys, girls and mommies.

We heard stories and sang songs like Itsy Bitsy Spider and Lily was SO good! She is so happy around other kids. We will definitely have to do it again.

After story time at the Library we came home and Lily had lunch on the balcony. It was such a lovely day!

At 1p.m. we were back out to meet uncle Michael for lunch on Lincoln Rd.. Even though Lily had just had lunch, she ate some yummy sweet potato off my plate.

It was definitely nap time once lunch was over. Lily was getting quite cranky from not having her morning nap. She fell asleep as soon as we got home.

After a much needed nap and some more yummy food, we went to the park where we met up with Claudia and Sofia (Lily’s bff).

The park is one of Lily’s favorite places nowadays and with a buddy like Sofia to play with, it’s even more fun.ย  She has gotten quite used to the whole routine and she just loves it. She has even cried a few times as we were getting ready to leave.ย  (Yes, already!)

It was a busy and fun tuesday!

Here is Lily yesterday at The Miami Beach Library on the mat and with our friend Sara. And later at the park with Sofia on the swings. Lily wears pants by babyGap that were a gift from avo Hayes and aunt Sarah and top by Old Navy.

Things we LOVE!

Our friend Sara was kind enough to hand one of these down to us last night and we just LOVE it!!

It’s an Aden and Anais classic swaddle.ย  It is 100% cotton muslin. The fabricโ€™s light, open weave allows a babyโ€™s body temperature to regulate itself naturally which helps to prevent overheating.

They make swaddles, blankets, sleeping bags, burpy bibs, towels and wash cloths all in super soft, dreamy prints.

So thank you Sara and Sam for sharing the goods and the knowledge!