Happy Friday friends! I am so excited to share with you today that Lula is going to be a big sister in November! I am now 18 weeks pregnant and we discovered yesterday at the screening that it’s a girl! When I showed this ultrasound image to Lula at 13 weeks, this first thing she did was to go grab a pen thinking it was a coloring pictures. Now she sees my belly and says “bébé”, give her a kiss and then pull down my shirt and say “all done!”.
Just like when I was expecting Lula, the first trimester was difficult, I was super tired, sleeping most of the time and not inspired at all. Now that I am in the second trimester I have so much more energy and so many ideas for new products in my head! I wish I had more time to make them all happen. I am so impatient! But you’ve probably seen the Safari Collection already that I worked on this month and thank you so much for the orders I received.
Have a wonderful weekend, we’ll be spending ours in Arizona for some much needed relaxing time by the pool! Warm weather here we come!
After the Woodland Collection, here is the beginning of my Safari Collection for you or your little ones room! For now you’ll find the lion and the elephant kits in the shop, and soon I hope the giraffe! I hope you like them and I can’t wait to see them in their new homes!
I can’t believe my Lula turns 2 in just a couple months! She is the sweetest and funniest little girl. I love her dance moves, every day when she comes home from daycare she asks for music and our living room turns into a dance floor! She loves pretending she is on the phone and laughing like she’s having a very funny conversation. Sometimes she even put her hand (imaginary phone) to our cat ear to share the conversation. She also, just like us, put the phone between her shoulder and ear when she has her hands full. I love that every morning when she wakes up she comes in our bedroom, jump in our bed and give me a big kiss on the mouth. I like a little less that now she has a toddler bed and knows how to open the door, she wake us up at 5.30 or 6 which used to be 7.30 or 8. Also after giving me a kiss she comes around the bed to my bedside table, give me my glasses and put my phone in my hand and says “Tro Tro!” (it’s a french cartoon), so funny! And even if we don’t like to let her watch too many cartoons, it gives us a extra 30 minutes to sleep! I love that she like books and ask for them all the time, reading before bedtime is a precious moment.
Her favorite words (the ones she uses the most, a mix of english, french and spanish words) are “gateau” (cookie), “tétine” (pacifier), “all done!”, “agua”, “this!”, “dessine” (draw), “ballon” (balloon) and “bubble”, “stop it maman”, “piscine” and “tut-tut” when she sees a truck, bus…She knows more and more words every weeks, every days. She repeats a lot what we say and it is so funny to hear songs and other things she learned at school. Last week she kept singing ” gulp, gulp, oh nooo!” during diner time, with my husband we had no idea what it meant, so we recorded her and showed the video the her teacher who told us that was a song called Slippery fish, they sing it together with the other kids. Because English isn’t our first language and we went to school in France, this is all new to us. We have so many songs, stories to learn. She also loves singing the A, B, C; Freres Jacques and other french “comptines”…
Do your kids have favorite songs? books? cartoons?
Her hairs are finally growing! yay!
I am so excited to finally be able to share with you a little project I have been working on a few months ago. I had the pleasure to collaborate with the talented designer behind Wee Gallery to create Xander, a paper shark bust for the Oceanography Collection and Zoe, a paper deer bust for the Menagerie Collection on Nursery Works.
Xander is a fierce but always friendly face who will greet your little one with a mouthful of teeth that will never bite back!
Zoe’s doe eye will watch over your little one from crib to curtain!
(Photographed by Sabrina Bot)
I am so excited to share with you about Quinny’s new special edition South Beach Collection. This gorgeous Zapp Xtra stroller was offered to us last week and I couldn’t wait to go on a stroll with Lula. How cool is this pink pastel color with accents of neon?! It fits perfectly with our colorful world and just in time for summer. As soon as we unfolded the stroller, Lula jumped in it ready to go! And trust me, it hasn’t been easy having her stay in her stroller lately.
I am wearing an Ace & Jig hoodie (one of my favorite brand! they have the softest fabrics, so comfortable! if only I could own all their dresses and shorts!), Zara denim dungarees, jellies from American Apparel and earrings bought in an Arizona Indian’s reservation last summer.
I just realized while looking at the photos that we were so in a rush to get outside with it that I forgot to remove some of the white protection pads near the wheels haha!
Thank you again Quinny for this super cool stroller, it will sure come with us on many adventures this summer!
And if you too are not afraid of colors and want to brighten up your day with a fun stroller, you can buy it at Albee Baby (on sale now). It also exists in a soft blue with neon green accents!
We went to Sausalito’s Discovery Museum for the first time last Sunday. Lula loved it and we did too, the view on the Golden Gate Bridge is magical. So many fun activities inside and outdoor for the kids. I can’t believe we waited that long to go! I’ve been living in San Francisco for almost 7 years but there are always more places to discover.
On a recent post I was talking about one of Lula’s favorite book Bienvenue a Dreamland, another favorite is I am a bunny, I read it to her so many time, I know it by heart and that little bunny Nicholas is adorable. Lula loves her bunnies, she has the Jellycat in all sizes and many different colors. It is funny how she can imitate all the animals but can’t say their names yet, she doesn’t say bunny but she says “palin” instead of “lapin” (the french for bunny). Too cute!
She loves books a lot, she started saying “book” I guess it’s easier to pronounce than “livre”. She used to come grab my hand to take me to her room and say “this, this!” pointing her books. Now she says “books” all the time! The other day I caught her reading a book to her doll, so adorable. I just love watching this little girl grow, I can’t believe she’ll be 2 in a couple months.
Oh and miss Lula got a new pair of Vans! I might get the matching ones…
Have a colorful day!
This month in San Francisco has been very grey and cold, so yesterday we went in Napa Valley to find the sun and dance at the Bottle Rock music festival. As you can tell, Lula loved it! She danced all day, clapped her hands at the end of songs and asked for “more, more, encore”. She ran around, said hi to strangers, played with balloons, skipped her nap, ate a Nutella crepe and a quesadilla, had a coconut water and a flamingo balloon made for her, played hula hoop, caught bubbles… and fell asleep in the car on the way back, a good good day!
The light blue bunny is now on sale in the shop. Available on any backdrop color you like! Perfect to brighten up a little boy room!
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know what Lula’s nursery used to look like. A bunnyland with a mint, blush and grey color palette.
Lula is now almost 2 years old (21 months to be exact, already?!!) and I’ve been rearranging her bedroom for the last couple months. She is a big girl now who loves colors, animals, playing with her dolls, dancing, cooking, hiding in her teepee, reading stories… A girl full of energy and adventurous. She started climbing her bed a couple months ago, until she fell out one morning! I never thought this moment would arrive so fast! Most of my friends kids are still in their crib until 2 and half-3 years old. So we first removed the front panel from her crib while I was looking for a toddler bed.
I have been following the work of Kalon Studios for some time and I was obsessed with their beautiful caravan divan. So Lula climbing out her crib actually gave me a good excuse to finally get it! I think it looks perfect in her new room. I love the modern lines, especially the legs and the pink color on natural wood. And I like that when she’ll grow out of it, we’ll still be able to use it as a little divan to seat on with pretty cushions on the sides.
I started bringing more colors in her room by adding other paper animals than the bunny with bright colored backdrop. In the frame on top of the raccoon is the original paper art I made for her baby announcement and the ice cream cone is a prop I made from her first birthday. I got the poms garland in Mexico and the God’s eye too.
I wanted her room now to feel more personal and unique, inspiring for her, filled with colors and decorations that are not baby decoration that you’ve seen a million times already. Objects we brought back from our trips in Morocco and Mexico. My husband is half Moroccan. Paper decorations I made, photos, gifts… from her first almost 2 years.
It is still a work in progress but like every room in our home, I like to move things around all the time!
Every time she sees a basket or paper bag, box… she has to put it on her head! This cute mini basket is one of the few I bought in the souk in Marrakesh!
Oh hello! Her outfit is from Pink Chicken.
The name of this post and Lula’s bedroom is inspired by her favorite french book called Bienvenue a Dreamland. This is a super fresh and colorful book representing scenes at the beach, at the theme park, in tree houses with animals and cute little characters like a grandmother skateboarding, a flying pig… so many fun and magical details to look for.
Lula loves her new bed, you should have seen her face when she saw it for the first time in her room. In two seconds she was jumping on it with a huge smile. She is still adjusting to it at night. We found her a few times sleeping on the floor with her bunnies against the door, because she wanted to get out but didn’t know how to open the door…until this morning!
During the day she likes to put her dolls and bunnies to sleep in her bed. She puts them under the blanket, give them a kiss and say “dodo”. I love her so much!
Her crib used to be against that grey wall and the teepee on the other side of the room, where the bed is now. I like this new setup, I think she likes it too! On the white wall you can see my paper bunny and a garland from my friend Jordan’s BrightLab!
I bought this gorgeous embroidered scarf (not sure how to call it) in Mexico, as well as the striped blanket and the poms on the bear.
Always hugging her friends!
This beautiful Peruvian cushion is from Leif, my favorite online shop!
Shoes, shoes, shoes… I don’t know which one of us has the biggest collection! She loves trying on my shoes and walk around the apartment with them, she also like to put her shoes on her dolls, bunnies…and us! Lula is wearing sandals from Zara which I need to find in my size! I am wearing Jelly sandals from American apparel and the ones in the basket are Freshly picked moccasins! We got this beautiful rug in Morocco, during our trip last summer. I am obsessed with it and I want another one…or two!
I started a little photo gallery on her wall of friends and family, we also have one in the kitchen and in the hallway. She likes to pass by, point and say who she sees in the photos. We are teaching her names. It is the cutest thing to hear the way she pronounces them, you should hear her say “Augustine”, her friend’s name.
She also loves her kitchen my parents offered her for Christmas. She pretends she put salt and pepper and the casserole and taste the imaginary food and say “mmmm” and offers me to taste as well. She like put put things in oven, Every time a key or remote control seems missing, we know this is where we’ll find it.
I got the colorful rattle in Mexico and the mini grocery bag at Mapamundi kids, a new fun store for kids in San Francisco.
This cute hairpin is from Hello Shiso. I know she doesn’t have many hair yet but I’m just so impatient and I couldn’t resist. Her hairs seem actually to be growing lately! I am so excited. All our friend’s kids and others we meet at the park who are younger or same age as Lula have always more hairs. I am so jealous! But sometimes, especially during dinner time I am actually happy she doesn’t have much. It is really hard to take lasagna off hairs!!!
Thank you to Sabrina Bot for these beautiful photos of my girl in her new room.
I hope you have a colorful week!