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Flutterbug Friday #32

Its been about two weeks since we got back from our Miami trip. As usual we had a great time with our grandparents and cousins. During this visit we went to the Miami Children’s Museum. What a great place to visit and soooo much fun. How lucky are we that they had a Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit.  Clifford is one of our favorite shows. Ariana loves T-bone and I love Cleo, of course. We will definitely be going back to visit; we truly enjoyed our time there.


Blackberry Hill Farm

Last Saturday, after breakfast we took a drive out to Middleburg to visit a farm and go blueberry picking.


When we mentioned to Gabby we were going blueberry picking she immediately stopped what she was doing and searched for her “pink” Easter bucket. These days, everything is pink.

Daddy gave the girls a quick lesson on how to pick and which berries to pick.


Ariana happily ate all the berries she picked.



After the enthusiasm of blueberry picking wore off the girls decided to race around the farm.


Most of the blueberry bushes had tons of green berries ready for ripening in the next few days. The owner of the farm was very nice and informed us that he was not going to open during the week, but was expecting a large crowd on 4th of July weekend.  I was concern about bugs, thus dressing the girls in long pants.  However, even on a hot day there weren’t many bugs to deal with and while I expected to run into anthills, I didn’t see many of those either. We also picked up some delicious honey that they sell from a local beekeeper.


Gabby proudly showing off her pickings and wanting to get home to make a recipe.


We didn’t get a chance to make a recipe with the blueberries. Ariana kept popping them in her mouth on our drive back.

Ariana’s Birthday Weekend

After Ariana enjoyed her French Toast breakfast, we headed out to Camp Milton.   



Where the girls had fun blowing bubbles. 


And enjoyed a game of tag.


Birthday Girl with a scratch on her nose because she doesn’t let her “mama” clip her nails.  


Taking a moment to rest on the boardwalk while “abuela” picked blackberries for the girls. 



There are blackberry bushes all around the trails. As there were swarms of mosquitoes that feasted on us too. We quickly headed home since I forgot to bring the bug spray. 


After dinner we sang Happy Birthday … this time with ice cream cake…. a sure favorite of Ariana. She loved hearing us sing. 


Birthday party was at Kids Kampus this year. Just a small gathering of close playgroup friends and family. 


After all the water fun it was cake time. Ariana picked her cake. She wanted a fishie cake. Well… our buddy “Glitter Mommy” delivered. 


Oh so yummy! 


Ariana especially enjoyed the chocolate candy melts. 


Probably my favorite picture of the day. 


Happy Birthday to my baby, who’s not such a baby anymore! Your trying so hard to be a big girl like your sister. We cherish your sweet and loving nature, your energy and spirit. We love you! Happy 2nd Birthday!

Sandcastle Contest - Jax Beach

We drove out to Jax Beach this past weekend to check out the sandcastle contest.  

Some pictures of our favorite sand creations. We need to get out to the beach more. Girls are loving the water and sand.


Easter Week

Was fun and busy. Briefly played with the cousins. Sad to see them go to Orlando for the week. Ate too many Easter baked goods. Warm enough for Matheson Hammock and Key Biscayne Beach. Daddy’s tidal pool. Sand castle fun. Visit with Tio Juan. Miami Metro Zoo Egg Safari.