| doe and fawn // adventure aquarium |

   
    
    
    
   
   
 

This week the craziest thing happened, something that is almost completely unheard of in our house, the husband and I had the same day off! It’s true, aside from Christmas with the parents here, we have not had a day off together since Thanksgiving. This is not an arrangement I would recommend for new parents, but as is with most happenings in life, it’s a burden we have to live with. Needless to say, this day we were not wasting any of it.

More on this another time but I promise that we are making sure to keep our family as our tip-top priority! 

We headed off to Camden’s waterfront to make a visit to the Adventure Aquarium. I have always loved going to aquariums, and it seems the Apple has not fallen far from the tree.

Here is a little peak at our day…

1. Hippos to say ‘HI!’ to

2. Showing Harper the city

3. Now we all can enjoy sun-filled walks

4. This is us…haha

5. A daddy’s girl to the end

6. Jellyfish, they are magic

7. Counting jellyfish, “1, 3, 5, 13”

8. Petting turtles

9. The “hors,” I swear this kid is too much

10. Those little jeans get me every time

11. We snuck a peek at the new Blue Penguins little houses, I want to move in!

| in the kitchen // vitamin-C boost |

     

All this week we have been watching people drop like flys, scratchy throats, fevers and coughs…ugh it must be cold season. I hate being sick, and I know that it is no one’s idea of a good time, but I turn into a hopeless shell of a human. This year I am not having it.

We have been lucky enough to have in-home care for Harper, helping eliminating the frequency of germs, and she is very fond of “washy” (washing her hands) so we have luckily not had a sick babe in her whole 16 months. To help giver her, and me, a little boost we have been keeping a steady flow of vitamin C, and other goodness, in this house. Here is mommy’s little helper…

Vitamin C Smoothie

(for one mama and one babe)

What you need:

1 generous handful of frozen mango chunks

Juice from 1 large orange

1 cup of coconut milk

A few ice cubes

1/3 cup of cold water 

1 tsp of local honey

Throw all these lovely ingredients in a blender, we love our Ninja for their individual smoothie cups, and blend until smooth. Cuddle with you little one while you wait, smiling makes your soul healthy. 

There you have it! A yummy and immune boosting smoothie that also gives you a extra jolt of Vitamin A, B Vitamins, fiber and potassium!! I use frozen mangoes because realistically I am a working mother who rarely has time to spend hacking a mango to shreds, it’s just easier. Whole Foods 365 has a great, and in-expensive option!

| mama musings // mother & daughter dressing |

  

      
       

Matching outfits was never a road that I thought I would travel down. It always just seemed like a bad Christmas card from the ’80s to me, but that quickly changed when Imogene & Willie released their Little Ones line.
A little background here…

A few years ago I took a chance and, quickly, took a job opportunity in Nashville. I settled in 12 South, just a 5 minute walk from a jean shop housed in a converted gas station. To say I enjoyed living there is an understatement, I loved it. Having moved from Philly, a place I never truly felt at homein, I finally felt I had found my place. There was just one problem, my boyfriend (now husband), wasn’t able to make the move, so eventually I left that city I had fallen so in love with. I left to marry my love and start a family. 

So really I wanted to share a bit of my love for a city with my daughter, in hopes that one day soon I can introduce it to her. Also when the shirt is as adorable as this one, matching isn’t such a terrible thing. 

Side note: in the photo where Harper is pointing to herself she is letting me know she is Harper and I am mommy.