You don't have your sister's sweet ability to quickly make friends but you manage just fine. You're completely okay with playing alone and most often than not you are surrounded by kids asking to join you. You have your own way and that makes me just as proud.
We weren't expecting such cool days in the middle of summer. Well, it is no longer the MIDDLE of summer, because we are approaching September, but it is August and August usually means HOTNESS. We went to the park and we felt cold as soon as we walked out of the car. A little running around was enough to warm us up and to make this day a super success. Yasmin made a friend at the playground and did not want to leave. I am always so proud to see how easily she makes friends, with any type of kid.
Back to Nature.
Some tears from you because your sister took away your sunglasses. I can't say that I don't love them. I do.
A portrait at Pennypack Park. We haven't been to the park in a while. You guys have been playing outside with the neighborhood friends most days but not leaving the neighborhood because mom hasn't been feeling very energetic. Today I gathered the courage to visit the park and I love the time we spent there.
You sassy thing! When I see you smile like this, I see your dad and his beautiful wrinkles, which you will one day have. You inherited the eyes and the wrinkly smile from him and I love it. This day you stood still long enough for me to "french" braid your hair. I'm glad you are letting me practice on you because I am the worst at french braids.
From a few weeks back in Miami.
She is feeling quite like the big sister. Even though my pregnancy is early on we have much love for the life growing inside of me. We are all excited about this new chapter in our family's life.
Yasmin gets new glasses this week. We love them!
This cute little face she does when she wants to please mommy. I love her!
We woke up early to watch the sunrise, which turned out to be my favorite time of the day in Clearwater. I loved the soft tones in the sky and the beautiful city in the background where the sun rises.
This was definitely a highlight for Penelope. She loved getting buried. I have a video of her telling daddy to not get sand in her face, but she was laughing and smiling the whole time.
We had a wonderful time in Miami. Yasmin loved getting to play with her friend Samantha and to swim in the pools & ocean. She had many ideas for portraits. It's always so much better when she wants to collaborate.
This week was a fun/busy/sad/happy/hot all together week. We spend a lot of time running around, playing and enjoying our last week with Vovo Teteia. We also had a ton of organizing and shopping to do before our vacation. This photo was from the playground, where I found a new favorite colored wall.
I loved this photo of Yasmin from the Zoo the other day. I call her the animal whisperer. I think it might be her calm nature, but animals love her, and she loves animals.
A "superlit" Penelope with her beautifully crazy hair and pink cheeks from all the running and trampoline jumping she did.
It's rare that Yasmin "collaborates" with any photos. Every time I point the camera at her she does exactly what she knows I don't want her to do in order to discourage me. Most of the time I just take the cue and move on. Thus why my photos are of P, but every now and then, I get to squeeze one of Yasmin in. I saw this interesting light on her face and asked her if I could take the photo. She agreed. I love it!
This week we visited the Philadelphia Zoo. She chose a unicorn mask this time and was pretty happy about the result.
We visited Longwood Gardens with friends and Great Grandma. It was so much fun and everyone was exhausted by the time we made it home.
Yasmin always wanted to do this activity at the zoo, but we always had someone with us who couldn't go. This time Great Grandma watched with Penelope and we finally got to do it. It was so much fun, more than I imagined. Now we found out that Penelope is allowed to go right between us and we are so excited to do this again with Penelope next time we visit.
My lovely girl and some beautiful leaves.