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Earth N Us

The last time we went to the Earth N Us farm, Lily was around 6 months old, and she ended up vomiting due to a reaction from a shot that she had had the previous day.

It wasn’t so much fun.

Yesterday however, it was a different story.

She fed goats, chickens, got to see a pig, chase a rooster, see ducklings and ostriches, play with her old friends and make a new one….

It was great!

Earth N Us Urban Organic Farm is owned by Ray who believes in an open door policy. Yes, anyone can just walk in!

They sell organic eggs, honey and goat milk.

It is located at 7630 NE 1st Ave in Miami.

Have a wonderful saturday everyone!

the girls, Raven, Sofia, Lien and Lily

Lily’s favorite street

Lily meet ostrich. Ostrich, meet Lily

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Mamas & their babies

Sherrie and I met at the library for story time a little over a year ago.

Both Lily and McCoy were still little babies then.

Sherrie’s friendly, funny and down to earth personality made me warm up to her right away, we exchanged numbers and made plans for future play dates.

We got to know each other for a few more months and then she and McCoy moved to Virginia until recently.

Let me tell you something about this mama, when she says she is going to get something done, she goes and gets it done.

Like getting her MBA… she set out to go get it and she did! (go mama!)

Sherrie and McCoy have been back to Miami now for almost a month and I’m so glad to have them back. 🙂

P.S.- Sherrie also writes an awesome and super inspirational blog called Sherrie’s way to seize the day. Go on over and check it out!

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Los ninos son un amor

On tuesday we had our first Buzzy Kids Playdate hosted by Patricia and Samantha.

It was wonderful because it was at the park by our house and everyone got to join!

This first art play date was all about the primary colors and what other colors they create when mixed together.

Even though the smaller toddlers were only interested for a bit and distracted by the playground, the bigger kids really enjoyed the art project and at the end everyone had a wonderful time.

We look forward to more Buzzy Kids Playdates! 🙂

P.S.- We are also super happy to have back our friends Sherrie and McCoy.

Linking to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

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On the flip side

After having felt completely run down both physically and emotionally and having written about it (so thankful for that and all the wonderful support I received), I have decided to flip things around and focus on the wonderful things that I have instead of what I don’t have. 🙂

So what if we don’t have the 3 bedroom house of our dreams with a yard? We have a wonderful 1 bedroom apartment where we have had wonderful times and will have wonderful memories when we one day leave.

This apartment is the only home Lily knows. It’s where we brought her the day she was born. It’s from here that we walk down the street and go to the beach within a 30 minute walk. It’s from here that we make a left at the end of the block and meet Claudia and Sofia for wonderful afternoons at the park.

So what if I don’t have the freedom I once had? I have a wonderful husband (I la-la love you Will) and a beautiful and healthy baby Lily (I love you Lily).

I have wonderful old friends close and far and I now have new wonderful mommy friends as well (thank you Claudia, Zura and Sherrie).

Even though our families are far (in West Virginia and in Portugal), they are wonderful and I am so lucky to have them! And most importantly, everyone is healthy.

I am so fortunate and blessed to be able to stay home with Lily. (thank you Will!) It is the most wonderful and challenging job in the world but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Anything!

Being able to be a full time mom is an opportunity of a lifetime. It may never happen again. It may only happen once. There are a many changes to go through along the way both emotional and physical but I truly believe that the woman in me was not born until the day that Lily was born. I may have thought of myself a woman then, but I was not.

With all this around me, I lately cannot stop hearing these words playing in my head: “…and I think to myself what a wonderful world…” (thank you Louis Armstrong)

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
and I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
the bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
and I think to myself, what a wonderful world

the colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying, “How do you do?”
they’re really saying, “I love you”

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
they’ll learn much more, than I’ll ever know
and I think to myself, what a wonderful world
yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Oh yeah

Louis Armstrong (1996)

And on that note, have a great weekend everyone!

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.

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