I haven't been very good about posting, but it has been a little bit crazy over here. A quick recap for those of you who don't follow me on Instagram.
Two weeks before Thanksgiving, Caleb wound up sick with croup, two days before we were leaving to LA. We got him treated for it and went off to Hollywood and its neighboring areas (which you will read/see more about below). We returned to Miami the day before Thanksgiving, only to wake up that night to a screaming, feverish Caleb. Treated him for the fever, and spent Thanksgiving Day (which was also my hubby's birthday) lounging around and trying to keep Caleb comfortable until it was time to go to dinner. He spent the next five or so days battling a virus and it was awful. The Monday after Thanksgiving, my grandmother passed away. She was 99 years old and lived an incredibly full life, but it was a sad, emotionally draining event nonetheless. We are finally all better and deep in the throes of Christmas preparations and also getting ready for a whirlwind Christmas trip, and planning a birthday party for Caleb, but those are good things!
Anyway, I though I'd share with you a visual diary of our trip!
Top spots: Urth Cafe, Manhattan Beach, Malibu Farm, Nobu Malibu, In-N-Out.
Where we stayed: Mondrian Beverly Hills
Enjoy some photos below!
Until next time, friends!
Ahhhh the holiday season is upon us! If you are anything like me, you send out Christmas cards every year. I personally like to have them done super early, so I contacted my photographer friend back in late August or early September to set up our family shoot for October. And of course, the minute I set up the shoot, I started brainstorming outfit ideas. After location, I feel like the outfits are what will set the tone for the rest of the shoot. Today is the day, and I spent a good amount of time deciding on what we would wear.
I'm not going to share our outfits with you - you'll have to check back for the photos to see that! But I am going to share six tips with you on choosing outfits for your family photos.
At the end of the day, if you have a good photographer, your family's beauty will show, regardless of what you are wearing. And while I know we all want to look our best, don't worry about being "perfect". Your photographer's job is to make you look your best!
But MOST important, remember that "you're never fully dressed without a smile." Don't stress over what happened five minutes before you arrived. Smile, and enjoy the time with your family. That is what you want those photos to convey - not how long you spent putting together the perfect outfit or scouting for the perfect location.
This post is sponsored by pediped.
Earlier this year, my parents came over all excited because they had found these great shoes for Caleb. They were adorable little sandals from pediped. Honestly, my biggest draw was that they were machine washable. When you have a toddler who loves to get dirty and be outdoors, machine washable is definitely a win. But the more I discovered about the shoes, and the more Caleb used them, the happier I was that my parents had decided to purchase a pair for him!
About this Mom
A Miami wife and mom documenting her days with her toddler and all that comes along with it.