Zura

And we are off!

We were supposed to leave tomorrow night but, since Will ended up having the day off today (thank you Jason) we will be hitting the road tonight.

This morning we went to the beach for a last dip in the ocean and I wish I could say it was great but 30 minutes after getting there, the water was full of fish and jelly fish.

I got lightly stung again, not fun but, at least Lily didn’t.

We did however have a great lunch with our friends Zura and Lien and fun at babyGap where I picked up some much needed 99c socks for Lily and the girls put on a show modeling the latest coats and hats.

We will be on the road until friday night and the internet in WV is not the greatest so, if you don’t see a new post on here or don’t hear from me, don’t you worry.

And now… I have to pack. See you all soon!

having fun in the water before all the sea creatures came

Lily and Lien putting on shows at babyGap

Party of two

Lily had her first play date at home yesterday.

Zura needed to run some kid-free errands and I offered to take Lien for a few hours.

It was a bit challenging for Lily to share her things and her space at first, it was the first time.

Several times she said “e meu mommy” (it’s mine mommy) and I had to explain to her that we all knew the toys were hers but Lien is her friend and came to play with her so it’s nice to share.

They colored, they played in the mini kitchen, they had lunch, they read…

I think the most fun was when they both went in the crib, they snuggled, they jumped, they laughed.

It was a fun first play date. 🙂

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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Oracao, the morning song

Have you guys heard of A banda mais bonita da cidade? (the prettiest band in the city?)

Our friend Zura posted their video for their song Oracao on Facebook not too long ago and Will is obsessed!!

Not only is he obsessed, but he has gotten Lily obsessed.

It’s basically become the morning song around here.

It goes like this:

Meu amor essa é a última oração (my love this is the last prayer)
Pra salvar seu coração (to save your heart)
Coração não é tão simples quanto pensa (heart is not as simple as you think)
Nele cabe o que não cabe na despensa (in it fits what doesn’t fit in the pantry)

Cabe o meu amor! (fits my love)
Cabem três vidas inteiras (fits three whole lives)
Cabe uma penteadeira (fits a dresser)
Cabe nós dois (fits us two)

Cabe até o meu amor, essa é a última oração (it even fits my love, this is the last prayer)
Pra salvar seu coração (to save your heart)
Coração não é tão simples quanto pensa (heart is not as simple as you think)
Nele cabe o que não cabe na despensa (in it fits what doesn’t fit in the pantry)

Cabe o meu amor!
Cabem três vidas inteiras
Cabe uma penteadeira
Cabe nós dois

Cabe até o meu amor, essa é a última oração
Pra salvar seu coração
Coração não é tão simples quanto pensa
Nele cabe o que não cabe na despensa

Cabe o meu amor!
Cabem três vidas inteiras
Cabe uma penteadeira
Cabe essa oração (in it fits this prayer)

I must admit, the video (and the song) is pretty awesome!

 

Small botanical style

Yesterday we spent the morning at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden with our friends Zura and Lien.

Despite all the mosquitoes that tried to eat all 4 of us up, there was still enough splendor for us to feast our eyes on and keep us there for a while.

Linking this Small Style segment to Mama loves Papa.

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Mamas & their babies

Well, with so much going on this past week, I didn’t have time to really get pictures of any other mamas & their babies.

But, to stay true to the segment, I decided to feature myself with Lily. (there might still be some things you don’t know about me 😉 )

Remember how I told you that Zura was a great photographer?

The pictures featured are through the eyes of Zura.

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The first egg hunt

We had an egg hunt for the kids at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden yesterday.

Since we didn’t want to be in the midst of huge crowds, we decided to have our very own private egg hunt and what better place than our very own botanical garden.

Lily was so excited and she totally got into looking for the eggs and putting them into her little basket.

She wasn’t the only one, I think all of the kids enjoyed themselves.

It was a long and exhausting weekend (Lily hasn’t napped for the last 3 days) that started on friday but really, we had a wonderful time with all of our friends.

Happy monday everyone!

 

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Happy Easter!

We had the most wonderful time at Zura’s house yesterday coloring the eggs for our egg hunt today.

Lily, Lien and Sofia loved dipping the eggs in the different containers filled with colored water.

They dipped, re-dipped and re-re-dipped 4 dozens of eggs.

Once the eggs were done, they dipped shells and rocks.

We sat under the shade of a big tree in Zura’s yard, ate bagels, drank bloody maries, blew bubbles, ran around…

We are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends to start such wonderful traditions like this with.

Happy Easter everyone!

 

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Three little monkeys

Claudia, Zura and I met up with the girls (of course) at Flamingo Park yesterday.

These three little ones are too much.

It’s monkey see, monkey do x 3 when they are together!

If one of them wants raisins, the other two also want raisins.

If one wants water, the other two want water. (they are also constantly exchanging each others waters)

If one cries, the other two cry.

LOL

They are three little monkeys!!

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