Saturday Marlowe and I both slept in (8:50! woooo!). We woke up, had a quick breakfast, packed a few things, jumped in the car, and drove south to Miami. We met up with some friends (Claudia, Lily, &Will too), and had a really great day on South Beach. Marlowe’s first time on South Beach to be exact! Marlowe enjoyed her very first tea time with miss Lily… where all that invisible caffeine got us awake and ready to take a nice walk. At the park, there was Marlowe’s first ever attempt to go down the slide by herself. Up and down and up and down the stairs she went and after about her 20th time she was ready for the slide. She still hates the swings, but I’m so incredibly pleased with the slide loving. After, we walked to Lincoln road. We shared lunch (avocado and grilled tofu salad). We walked along the crowded path where Marlowe had a blast chasing birds.
After a long, exhausting, sunny, and fun day in the sun, we said goodbye to our Miami friends and headed back to Lake Worth. Oh how sad. If it weren’t for the Miami traffic and the cost of living, I would love to move the both of us back there. Ohhh maybe one day… people will lose their need of cars and rent and food will be magically cheaper, and then it will happen: we will be living in a place with more culture and excitement. We can dream, right? 😉
Not long after arriving home, Eric came by… so we could take Marlowe on a bike (tricycle) ride! Another HUGE first for her. Oh boy, did she hate it. With a banana in hand and many, many distractions: “Look at the bird! Oh my god, do you hear the birds? Where’s the doggie?” we were able to take a quick ride to the park…. and right back home. Half the time she was fine and in search of birds, the other half she whined. I don’t think she’ll ever love bike rides and I really can’t blame her. I mean, look at me… still unable to ride a two wheeler— I was a scared, scared, stubborn child. BUT hopefully with enough tries, more treats, and gentile persuasion, she will grow to love bike rides.
Currently, it’s a few minutes to midnight, and I am in bed with Miss Marlowe. Bedtime came early tonight, but so did the wake up calls. Nothing seemed to calm her so I made my way into her crib to lay with her. This relaxed her, we snuggled and she drifted asleep. I crawled (ungracefully hurdled my way out of the crib) and found myself back on the couch. 15 minutes later… she was up again. She has a few molars breaking through, and I’m almost certain she under-going a growth spurt. Hopefully this will pass sooner rather than later, because I’ve learned to almost enjoy my sleep 😉
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. If its even possible, we had an even better day on Sunday. It’s a picture overload, but oh man, what an amazing and fun day.
Happy Monday everyone! I’ll be back soon with pictures from our safari adventure 😉
Oh! And HERE is Marlowe’s first (adorable, fun, and busy) trip to Miami.
***Park photos were stolen from Claudia
Bike ride photos stolen from Eric
Looks like I might be borrowing a camera from my brother soon. Sorry for the cell phone photo overload.