Tuesday, May 25, 2010

a fine evening & some mouse shoes...

weekends for us are Family Days... lots of hanging out, resting, building forts, playing in the garden... just being a family. I look forward to it all week...

sometimes we plan some outings... either visiting family & friends, having friends over for a bar-b-q or hitting the town... This weekend we chose to go into town... or I should call it... go to The Islands...

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we live on the mainland on the west coast of Florida... alongside are little keys & islands... we just hop in the car or on our bikes and cross the bridge and are there in maybe five minutes (by car)... We make sure to go at least once a week... not a bad ritual. I feel so connected to nature at the beach... the sound of the small Gulf waves splashing, the feeling of the sand exfoliating my toes, and the giggles and smiles on our girls!... it's perfect... We try to connect them to nature as well... children notice things if you just listen to them... they see little coquina shells breathing in the surf... they wonder why the shore has bubbles, chase the tiny seagulls every which way... they love to see things and we try to slow down a little as we cross the bridge... let them be children and let ourselves be as well...

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when in Florida we live like Floridians... why try to fight with nature.. just be it... wear sundresses, and flip flops... open up the windows, have a Florida garden, eat fresh oranges, fish, and swim in the Gulf! We feel so light...

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a nice little yoga class ... cute to see our oldest trying out her poses..

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nothing like a fluffy pink cocktail to cool me down... and when Mamma is nice and cool and relaxed... we're all happy!

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Isabelle colored her nails nice and green while practicing drawing hearts waiting for our dinner to come...

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mmm such a great Cuban! she loves it!... needed extra mustard of course... I mean Dijon mustard... her favorite! :-)

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silly girl enjoying herself and all of the puppies walking by... what is she pointing at... dragonflies...

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kept pointing and waving to all of the little dragonflies.. I love when children see little things like that... and I love that they show us what life is all about.. the little things. :-)

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holy cuteness... can you stand it!!? so sweet little mousies for our little bunny!




5 comments:

  1. We live by the ocean too, there is something about it that draws me there most days to walk and for the littlies to play. It is getting very cold here now though so your beach looks much more appealing than ours. Florida looks like such an amazing place. I follow yours and 1 other blog from florida and I am so attracted to the place, hopefully one day I will get there for a visit. Oh and those little shoes are too cute for words!

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  2. I love your florida photos, so beautiful---so cool to have a blogging twin out there. Power to the florida!

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  3. yes, we're all a bunch of beach bums for sure! it's the best!!! Seaside Sibling.. you have to come visit! and make sure your check out Childhood Magic as well... another Florida girl! but on the other coast!
    and Childhood Magic... You inspire me so much! I love Florida again and again, because of youuuu! so glad there is another beach bum out there! and my gosh, so seriously wanting to go to Dominican Republic since that post... my gosh, that jungle lagoon... so had a dream about it the other night! wow!

    xoxo have a sweet day my friends!!!

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  4. Love this post...felt like I was right there!
    Who wouldn't love yoga on the beach?
    Learning to draw hearts is such a right of passage isn't it??:)
    And I sure would love one of those pink drinks!!
    But best of all...those little mousie shoes!
    MUST HAVE for my sweets little feet!
    Do share..where are they from??
    Enjoy the night!!

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  5. they're Robeez shoesies... I got them on Diapers.com

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