Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweetness at Six Months (or 7...Who's Counting)

Sheri has done it again and has captured our little family in such a beautiful and memorable way. Here is the slide show the password is "mustangs" and it IS case sensitive. I hope you will enjoy--- and if you are in Miami and need an amazing, gifted, patient photographer you MUST use Sheri.

Here's a little background on the photos. When I was pregnant I jumped on board the Sheri train and got a "Belly to Baby" package with her. The package includes 4 sessions (Maternity, Newborn, 6 mos/sitting and 1 year) and a book at the end of the year. You may remember that for our maternity shots we went to my in-laws and the Granada Golf Course, for our newborn session we stayed home...for our 6 month (which was more like 7 months) we wanted to go to Mattheson Hammock or Venetian Pool...well neither worked out and we ended up at Country Club Prado. I thought Sheri would be sick of this location as every "Quinceanera" in Miami goes there...but she had NEVER shot there before.
The session and the location were perfect and captures the essence of our little Gables crew.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Day I'm Going to Have to Touch a...

As mothers, we want our children to grow up to be intelligent, caring, responsible, productive members of society. We want to make sure they our insecurities are not passed along to them...

If you have a daughter, you want her to feel special and beautiful (If you are a woman these are things I am sure your mom wanted to pass along to you). After all we want to be positive role models for our children.

...this means that one day I am going to have to touch one of those (pictured right). I can't even SAY what it is, much less put a picture of one on my i drew one. Ugh... but I don't want my girl to have the same irrational fear of them which my mom (LOVE YOU MOM) passed onto me....good thing I don't have issues with snakes like my mom (though the woman will wear the HELL out of a snake).

So yes, baby sweet sweet babykins, I love you SO day I will have to touch, get rid of, whatever of one of these things for you.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Big Daddy D

Feliz Dia de los Padres Papi.


A very special Happy Father's Day to all the daddies in my life, Big Daddy D, Babo, Tio Junion and all my friends who are daddies...and to all the amazing single women in my life who are mommy and daddy everyday, especially MY mama!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

May in Miami

Again, I'm sorry to be running late on the month of May post. Here are just a few shots from a very fun month with our family and friends. C is growing fast and continues to stay in the 97% of height and 75% in weight. She's eating veggies and loving them and crawling and pulling herself up turned into cruising little bits at the coffee table.
We spent Memorial Day Weekend at the Mimi and Babo's cabana at the Biltmore Hotel pool, went up to Ft. Lauderdale for a Pi Kappa Phi BBQ for D, visited with family, went to our friend John Charles' baptism and had lots of fun on play dates.

Hope you had a great month!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mother's Day Week

So I'm a little late to post you know how hard it is to keep up with a crawling, pulling up on every coffee table baby?...yes, you probably do.
Well, it was officially my first "real" mother's day and it was very special because I spent it with family and friends. Here are some pictures from the weekend of Mother's Day... Here we are at Bill Bagg's State Park, home to the Cape Florida Lighthouse. This beach on Key Biscayne was recently rated #10 on the list of best beaches in the United States!

Tio Derek came to visit us from Boston. Here we all are at the Cape Florida Lighthouse.

Here are the 3 Cecilia's on Mother's Day at our house.

Me and my girl.

Tia Antonella came to visit us before her big Eco-Driven trip to Scotland and Romania. She is out to save the world one organic garden at a time. we are at C's first Kentucky Derby Day. Is she ready for the races or what?!

More of May to come soon!