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…and sometimes you just don’t want your picture taken.

I’m FINALLY sorting through photos from our mini vacation in Florida. After being back home for a week it already feels like ages ago. I think the weather gap makes it even more so.

One of the funny things about going through (my) photos is how many “outtakes” there are. I thought I’d share a couple since I get so many comments about Mateo in his photos. People think that he just hams it up for the camera. Nah, he’s a normal toddler. He’d much rather be playing.


Oh, we have plenty of these too. ^^ Just because mama sees a photo-op doesn’t mean that Mateo is in the mood. Usually he’s not. I kinda love Aki’s expressions in these, haha. He’s definitely giving off the “Are you serious, Henna?” vibe. I’m almost certainly pushing, “just one more” and “maybe could you move a little to the left?” Thanks darling for playing along.

Don’t worry guys, the baby is okay. Toddlers are moody creatures and easily distracted. The photo below was taken just minutes after the misery above on the right. What turned that frown upside down, you ask? This my friends is what happens when you ask Mateo if he wants to go on a slide. yay sliiiiide! We were on our way to a playground. Gets him every time. That or a pile of sand. Or a stick.


This photo is an example of rolling with it. Aki was actually making a weird look so {CHOP}, half his face was cropped out. ;) The focus is soft (it’s a bit blurry) and it was underexposed. I’m still learning all the technical stuff  so I get lots of photos like this. And you know what, we’re gonna remember this moment and I’m going to smile every time I see it. Just take photos. But maybe don’t be all annoying about it. ;)

On with the sorting and I’ll have more warm weather photos coming this way soon.

en vacances

Sorry we’ve been MIA for a few days. We slipped away from chilly Chicago to visit Oh SO sunny Florida. Nothing like a little natural vitamin D + family to reset and relax. We’re here with Mateo’s adorable little cousins. Oh man, if you think he’s cute…


Silly us, we woke up 1.5 hours before we needed to leave for our flight. That would have been no problem if we’d had enough forethought to, ya know…PACK. Any-thing. Luckily we made it out of the house and onto our plane on time. Whew! We did lose one of Mateo’s little shoes SOMEWHERE along the way (boo), but we’re still calling it a success.

If I look a little bit tired on the plane, it’s ’cause I was. Traveling with a toddler isn’t the most relaxing experience, but no big stories to relay this trip. Mateo flew like a champ. We weren’t too worried. These little 2.5 hour flights are no biggie. Good practice for our big trips this summer. (Italy and Croatia, whohoo).

Mateo’s outside enjoying his nap al fresco. When he wakes up, we’re off to the beach!