Dear Pia and Rafa,
We had a very exciting visitor the past few weeks and you could not have been happier. Neither could I. Finally someone would tip the vote to the beach!! Lily arrived early one Sunday. Rafa, you and I met her at the airport while Pia and Papa went to church. We met Lily with a big hug. And as usual, Lily returned the love all day long.
We tried to hit the beach everyday, but morning were usually slow going. Mostly because we learned that you are a much happier baby when you've had a proper morning nap Rafa. (Poor bootcamp!) But I don't think anyone was complaining. Pia, you played happily with Lilers for a few minutes before ending up in the pool.
We made it our mission to discover all the beaches of Miami that we'd yet to explore. South Point is a definite favourite. (The jetski handles and blower are from a little girl's picnic, not litter from the beach, I promise.)
I read about a pop up drive in cinema right here in the grove and convinced Lily to come with me. They were playing the original Jurassic Park, which she'd never had the pleasure of seeing. We stuffed our faces with sour gummies and watched from the boot of the volvo, and try as I might, I couldn't spook Lily into screaming even when the velociraptors were in the kitchen. All this while you both slept safely, dinosaur free, at home.
Papa was babysitting... maybe the sleeping part didn't go quite so well. But you were definitely dinosaur free.
Later we practiced re-use, by making good use of the left over candy. By making nerd-pretzels. Obviously.
This is what Lily's showing in that picture... slightly photoshopped, but only because we were much too busy for real pictures.
I love you,