julia 02 / 52

julia-0252pure happiness! we’ve been exploring what fun things we can do in berkeley and around, and working on our list of fun activities to do when its pouring! luckily we came upon rain or shine, where ‘parachute’ (kids sing and dance under and over a parachute) and  the colourful ball pit pictured are always a favourite ♡

a weekly portrait of my daughter at age 2

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december as always went by too quickly, this year a little less stressful as there were no or few gifts to be bought. i went to a few local pop ups and craft markets but made an effort to keep away from shops and sales overall. julia was off school for two weeks and it was nice to linger at home in the mornings, she has taken a liking to staying home (maybe the weather?) and have no schedules overall. we spent a few days in southern california visiting her grandmother, which she was so excited about. also, the flights are a huge hit these days – it has become her ultimate pretend play.

for new year’s eve, in a few hours, we’re keeping it low, watching movies together and baking zucchini and chocolate cupcakes ♡

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julia 49 / 52

julia-5152we had a very different christmas this year, missing my family and friends, but it was nice to have a quiet one and certainly less stressful than usual – i tried the 4 gift approach with julia (something to wear, something to read, something she really wants, something she needs), needless to say her favourite gift were the m&m’s she had been dreaming about for months ♡

ps – we took this picture last week when we were visiting julia’s granmother in southern california,  i liked the background because it reminds me of portuguese tiles – it almost looks like a first day of school picture :)

a weekly portrait of my daughter at age 2