my birthday weekend in miami

miami-with-a-toddler-by-myseastory-1a couple of weeks ago, we flew to miami for a weekend with my mum. i was so looking forward to it. but to be honest, it was harder than i expected. julia was very clingy, and i felt like i didn’t have a break – it was way harder to be away from our routine at home. but she was not herself and something was definitely bothering her, either it was because we were not in our environment, or because we were a family of 4 instead of 3 or because she had no idea if we were coming back to her home.

so we tried to plan things around activities that would help her get distracted and entertained. these were the 3 fun things we did with our toddler in miami, and she enjoyed – Continue reading

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myseastory in miamiafter spending two amazing months in portugal, for julia’s delivery and first month, surrounded by family and friends, it was time to head back home in provo and introduce julia to the caribbean weather. james missed julia terribly, and i dreaded the trip back home by myself, well, with julia. but we decided it was the best thing to do, and we would meet in miami for a short break…and start practicing for future baby trips!

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myseastory-2myseastory-3we spent two nights at the newly opened metropolitan by como hotel in miami beach, where we felt so welcomed, everyone was really friendly with our baby and they made us feel  so comfortable. since it was our first trip with julia we took it easy, we spent a lot of time at the hotel, had long and delicious breakfasts at the hotel’s restaurant traymore, and had early nights ordering room service for dinner.

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our breakfast favorites were this delicious toast with avocado, cucumber and tomatoes, and the eggs benedict with salmon.

myseastory in miamithe pubbelly taco pop up restaurant, where we had corn, mushroom and truffle quesadilla and the best tacos in miami. myseastory in miamimyseastory in miamiduring the day we strolled down lincoln road, ran a few errands – hummm… hello trader joe’s and target – had lunch at the pubbelly taco pop up restaurant, stopped for miami’s best cappuccino at panther coffee, and introduced julia to our favorite pizza stop in the design district – harry’s pizza.

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myseastory in miamifor our first baby get away, we had a lot of fun, our weekends in miami will never be the same, but we realized that because we have a baby, we don’t need to stop doing what we love, we just need to adapt, be patient and aware of our baby daughter’s needs. i was so glad we made this trial, now we can start thinking of our next trips with her!

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