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Picture Perfect Weekly #23 {Hello Kitty edition}

October 7, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own weekly link up called… Picture Perfect Weekly!!! 

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram (phone camera/any other camera are okay too) during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

Today we had Little One’s birthday party and she requested a pink cake.

I baked last night at 9:30 pm after we got home from Oktoberfest.

I usually make a cupcake tower but she insisted on a layer cake.

So she got layers, one pink, one with sprinkles… and lots of pink cream cheese frosting!

Here I am, with my girls ready to head out to Sanrio Surprises for a Hello Kitty birthday party.

Hello Kitty heaven. We had to wait a few minutes for the party before us to leave and Little One

checked out every single thing in the store.

Birthday girl was the first one to get her make over. Here she’s getting her hair done

and her little friend is waiting for her nail polish to dry.

Caught her admiring herself in the mirror. Can you blame her?

Hair, make up and nails, all done…

And this, well, this I simply have no words for.

My baby is now a 4 year old.

Middle loved getting the make over just as much if not more than her little sister.

Showing off her cornrows and green hair extension.

When we came home it was time for cake, some snacks and playtime.

While we were playing outside the ice cream man drove by.

So, an ice cream break was had by all.

The girls didn’t want all the fun to end and so decided they were going to have a sleepover.

So much excitement.

Alas, as I’m typing this Little One is asleep in bed and her little friend is on the couch next to me

watching Backyardigans and waiting for  her mom to come get her.

Next time!

 

What have you been up to? Want to share?

And don’t forget to enter my blogaversay giveaway for a chance to win some Pumpkin Spice goodness.

BocaFrau



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Picture Perfect Weekly #19

September 9, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up called… Picture Perfect Weekly!!! (I changed it from Sunday to weekly so it’s more clear that you can link up for the whole week and not just on Sundays!)
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

Here are some of my memories from the past 2 weeks:

 

Clockwise from top left:

1. My best friend came to visit over Labor Day weekend and we went to the west coast to visit my mom. Girls only. Here we are on Ft. Myers Beach enjoying the beautiful sunset.

2. A pelican. I took this pic for my friend Brenda who loves pelicans.

3. Little gator. We stopped at a rest area on Alligator Alley to see if there were any gators in the canal and this little fellow was waiting for us. My friend was super excited to see one in the wild. 🙂

4. Squirrel buddies. Saw these two playing on one of my morning walks. They were having the time of their lives. So fun.

5. You are never too old for friendship bracelets. I wear mine proudly.

6. This yummy Caprese salad was waiting for me when we got home after our fun weekend away. My hubby rocks.

7. Little One ready to go on our morning power walk. I finally got back into the swing of things. Much needed.

8. My boy at the pediatrician’s office. He was home sick most of the week. Poor thing… thankfully he is on the mend.

9. Middle playing with one of the masks at Cracker Barrel. Ready for a masquerade ball!!!

10. I made another hair bow. This time with all of her hair in a pony not just part of it. She loved it.

11. Dancing at the birthday party we went to today and showing off her moves.

12. After her first performance in her dance uniform… only thing missing… her silver pom poms. She’s my little dancing queen.

13. Meet Bertram, one of two new family members. He’s my boy’s new gerbil. Cute and funny little critter.

14. And this is Daisy saying “Hello”. Middle adopted her from school… the science lab had an over abundance of little hamsters if you know what I mean!!! 😉

15. Little One practicing her chopsticks skills at a favorite sushi restaurant.

16. Yes, I started rereading Twilight. Only two more months until Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 comes out… I’m super excited after seeing the new trailer at the VMAs on Thursday!!! Once a Twihard, always a Twihard!!! 😉

BocaFrau



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Picture Perfect Sunday #15

July 28, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays Picture Perfect Sundays!!! (I had been thinking about changing the name and format for a little while to include all types of photographs… Instagram, phone camera and any other type of camera. Thanks to my hubby we have a new name!!!)
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

Here are some of my fave Insta.grams from the past week:

I’ll start off with some food shots:

Almond cookies that were gone in a heart beat. Look for the recipe this coming Thursday.

They will definitely make an appearance on my Christmas platter.

Next up,

Orange cookies with an orange glaze that are making a quick disappearing act as well.

Love these.

Angel hair with a white wine clam sauce. Requested by me , cooked expertly by hubby.

Here is Little One “cooking” for me in her kitchen…

…and here she is helping me bake in my kitchen!!!  🙂

My boy, after eating a chocolate ice cream cone… looks like he enjoyed it.

Our after dinner walk ended at the beach.

Little One’s lashes after some fun in the pool… wish I had those.  See the few freckles she has? Fairy kisses!!!

 This is what I’ll be doing with Middle tomorrow. She’s been begging for streaks… glad I found washable color!

Ah, glorious blue skies and palm trees. After a gloomy, rainy morning this was just perfect. I love Florida!

 

BocaFrau



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Picture Perfect Sundays #13 {Formerly Instagram Sundays}

July 14, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays  Picture Perfect Sundays!!! (I had been thinking about changing the name and format for a little while to include all types of photographs… Instagram, phone camera and any other type of camera. Thanks to my hubby we have a new name!!!)

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! 🙂

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

Here is my week in Instagrams:

Little One who is three ordered these alligator yakitory skewers at one of our fave Japanese restaurants. They are really good and taste kinda like a mix between chicken and veal.

 

A slice of the banana bread I baked Friday night and ate for breakfast on Saturday morning. I added some chopped almonds and oh my… it tastes great.

 

I just baked theses lemon glazed cookies tonight. They are delicious. Thanks for the recipe Katie at Sluiter Nation!

 

One of the birds that frequent our neighborhood lakes. I think, it’s an egret but not 100% sure. It was watching us very carefully probably wondering if the dogs were going to go after it.

 

Ducks. Two of the many that cause traffic jams and other ills… it’s not fun walking the dogs trying to dodge their poop on the sidewalks! 🙂

 

Look who came to visit our neighborhood lakes… an otter. Him and some of his buddies come a few times a year. He was sitting by the edge of the lake and munching on a fish, watching me. I love watching otters swim, play and frolic in the water.

 

Lots of hair… from our Yorkie. She finally got a much needed cut. It amazes me how much hair this little 5 lbs canine has.

 

Our old girl Macy… she’s 12 now and showing her age more and more. I still remember when the hubby surprised me with her. She was such a tiny little bundle.

 

This has been my sight most of the week. Middle came down with the dreaded summer cold. So far none of the rest of us have come down with anything and I hope, it stays that way.

 

Little One floating in the pool. She just mastered this skill this week. I’m so impressed with her… she swims from one end to the other, dives under and touches the pool floor and relaxes and floats.

 

Under my favorite big tree in the neighborhood… enjoying the view and shade.

 

And of course, what would my week be without one sunset shot. I tried to get a different perspective and took the picture through the fence. I kinda like the way it came out.

BocaFrau