After a long and lazy rainy morning sleeping in, we decided around 2pm to get out of the house and go for a little hike. We first went to explore Mount Davidson which I’ve heard about for a long time but never went until yesterday. A beautiful view on downtown San Francisco and Sutro tower. Then we decided to go to Ocean beach. It was really magical. I think this is Lula’s favorite place, she is always so happy at the beach. She collected little rocks, ran toward the ocean and back to the sand when the waves were chasing her, got caught by one, me too. My pants were all wet and my rain boots filled with water. We made friends with dogs… A really good way to end the weekend! And another weekend were I tell myself how lucky I am to live in this wonderful city.
And then we had to take off her clothes, wash her face and hands before getting in the new car… I was barely allowed in it, had to remove my boots.
November 18th was my birthday. I turned 31! For the occasion I picked up Lula earlier from daycare and I took her on her first cable car ride! She loved it! She waved to people, dogs…
And we crossed Danny and Mindy on the set of The Mindy Project TV show in a cable car on the opposite side (00:31 in the video). So fun!
We had seafood and french fries for lunch, went to see the Christmas tee, played on the beach, had a hot chocolate at Ghirardelli, played at the beach and end the day with a magical cable car ride back in to downtown. A good birthday afternoon with my favorite person in the whole world.
(Photo and video credit: Lea Lafleur)
Lula is 15 months old today and could have stayed a little longer in the bed this morning! She gave me that sad look when I put her on the bike to drop her off at the nanny’s place. She actually fell asleep on my back during the ride. But she felt better as soon as we met the nanny at the playground and she saw her little friends.
I am celebrating my 31st birthday tomorrow! I remember my 30th like it was yesterday, at that time we were also celebrating Lula’s 3 months. What a good good year we had. The best year of my life.
Photo credit – Lea Lafleur
Hello and happy friday! Here are a few images of Lula and her woodland friends shot by Sarah of Modern Kids Co. for my products catalogue. A new addition to the shop is the raccoon! It will be soon available, I hope you like it!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Styling, paper animals and leaves garland by me – Photos by Modern Kids Co.
Lula is wearing a Petit Bateau onesie, Zara faux-fur and pants, Freshly Picked butterscotch moccasins and a Madewell scarf.
This is a little video my intern Lea made. Last friday was Lula’s second Halloween but her first trick or treat and she really enjoyed it. I made her gum ball machine costume, I wasn’t sure how long it will last, I was afraid she would tear off all the poms, but she didn’t! She was too excited to walk in the street and show off her costume with her friend Augustine dressed as a little bee. People in the street loved her costume, she had a lot of compliments, so I was a little proud after many hours making it! As for my costume, at first I wanted to be a cotton candy but had a hard time finding the right pink dye for the polyester batting and when I finally found it, it didn’t really work so I gave up and wore the Twix costume I made for my husband who was still at work when we went trick or treating. A little too big for me as you can see but it worked well with my brown hunter rain boots!
We spent our first day of november walking in the woods in Mill Valley. I love this place so much, I wish we could live there one day, it is so magical especially at this time of the year. We were walking by the beautiful wooden houses in the trees and all I wanted was to invite ourselves for a cozy dinner by the fireplace.
Having her running towards me with open arms to hug and kiss me is the best thing in the world, she does that a lot these days. I hope she’ll never stop doing it!
She is an adventurous little girl, she is very curious and loves to explore. The trick to move forward was to run and hide behind the trees, so she was running after us, laughing. Otherwise she would stop every second to grab leaves and little branches on the ground.
Here is my little gum ball machine! This is Lula’s second Halloween and I made this costume for her, it took forever to make but you know I am a pompom addict. We took these photos on our way to trick or treating, more to come. I hope you have a fabulous Halloween weekend.
Fall has always been my favorite season, for all the fun and festive traditions. I love the cooler weather, the little hikes in the woods, rainy days under the blanket watching movies while drinking a hot chocolate, cooking, illustrating (some of my fall inspired illustrations here, here and here), wearing hats and boots and cozy sweaters, and going to the pumpkin patch!