Totes and the City

Life as a Mini in the Emerald City โ€ข Seattle ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Exploring with two little babes ๐Ÿ›ฅ Travels on #MViSoS around the PNW more on our ipage ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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totesandthecity And one more because celebrating her birthday in an old medieval town turned winery/hotel in Italy's Tuscany region may never happen again. Thank you for the amazing hospitality @borgosanfelice! #BorgoSanFelice #HappyBirthdayMelina #WineCountry #Tuscany #takemeback
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totesandthecity #HappyBirthdayMelina There no summing this girl up in one post, but here's a few key points for the memories... โ€ข 19 lbs โš–๏ธ | 30" tall ๐Ÿ“ โ€ข favorite food is ๐ŸŒ, although she eats anything that comes her way โ€ข 6๏ธโƒฃ teeth โ€ข hazel ๐Ÿ‘€ โ€ข still ๐Ÿšผ but wants to walk everywhere holding someone's ๐Ÿคš, mostly mamma's โ€ข loves to roar like a ๐Ÿฆ, stick her ๐Ÿ‘… out and still put everything in her ๐Ÿ‘„ โ€ข babbles nonstop (buttah!) and has an amazing vocabulary, still picking up more sign language too. Favorite words bird, nana (๐ŸŒ), hot and papa. Favorite signs are water, book, more and dog โ€ข gives a ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป after every song we sing ๐ŸŽถ โ€ข what's the opposite of a chill baby? ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป this girl!
allieketcham5 Happy Birthday, Melina!!! ๐ŸŒบ
morgantaylorstacey Happy Birthday Beautiful Melina ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž
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totesandthecity I think we sung "happy birthday to you" more times this week than she'll get for the rest of her future birthdays. My baby girl is a one year old! On this day, we drove to Siena where Cristina searched high and low for balloons at my request... packed them for hours around the city only to get home, open the trunk and realize we forgot to tie them down and they flew away. I put her dress on and she insisted on the shoes... then strutted around (holding onto my hand still of course) with the biggest smile, making sure everyone was seeing how beautiful she looked. This girl completes me. #HappyBirthdayMelina #oneyearold #mybabygirl #prettyinpink
irina_croix Happiest of birthdays, beautiful girl!
lynseycorbett Happy birthday sweet girl xx
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totesandthecity I nonni. We spent the later half of this week at Borgo San Felice with Nonno, zia and the cugini, a family reunion of sorts. Almost every Sunday since before Totes was born, we Skype with them in Italy... but this was their first meeting in person. This was the reason I insisted on this trip and we've had such a great time together. #familyiseverything Day 113/365 โ€ข #SanFelice #BSF #Tuscany #italy #varchettavacation #family #grandparents #winecountry
varcetta โค๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ˜š
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kjezzz Gelato everyday...so jealous. Keep the pictures coming, I love them!
roxiedrofiak So cute โค๏ธ
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totesandthecity #DoorsofVenice We stayed in our neighborhood and the center of San Marco for most of our stay so I feel like we only say maybe 5% of them, so we have a lot to come back for! (Continues on next photo...) โ€ข #doors #oldworld #venice #venezia #myfavorite #exploring #series #photoseries #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #camermama #momswithcameras #momtogs #jump #doorway
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totesandthecity #DoorsofVenice many were in too narrow of a walkway to stand far enough back from. (Continues on next photo...) โ€ข #doors #oldworld #venice #venezia #myfavorite #exploring #series #photoseries #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #camermama #momswithcameras #momtogs #jump #doorway
mvwhipple Super cute little photo series! I'm going to remember this!
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totesandthecity #DoorsofVenice Of course, the canals will always be a favorite as they are so unique to Venice... but another aspect that I'll always remember are the doors. (Continues on next photo...) โ€ข #doors #oldworld #venice #venezia #myfavorite #exploring #series #photoseries #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #camermama #momswithcameras #momtogs #jump #doorway
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totesandthecity #DoorsofVenice And what you can't imagine from watching a movie or seeing a picture is the detail in every corner, every point of view that takes your breath away. Even the "least attractive" sections are postcard worthy. (Continues on next photo...) โ€ข #doors #oldworld #venice #venezia #myfavorite #exploring #series #photoseries #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #camermama #momswithcameras #momtogs #jump #doorway
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totesandthecity #DoorsofVenice It's just incredible. The beauty that it is this city is incomparable to anything else. (Continues on next photo...) โ€ข #doors #oldworld #venice #venezia #myfavorite #exploring #series #photoseries #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #camermama #momswithcameras #momtogs #jump #doorway
jesspartyof4 So good!
irina_croix What a great shot!๐Ÿ˜
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totesandthecity #DoorsofVenice We were talking about what it's like to be in Venice and see it for the first time after seeing it through pictures and movies so many times. (continued on next photo...) โ€ข #doors #oldworld #venice #venezia #myfavorite #exploring #series #photoseries #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #camermama #momswithcameras #momtogs #jump #doorway
crystalmickelsen Those stripes ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
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totesandthecity Viva Venezia! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
People on photo: myrnastout
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totesandthecity Today was our last day in Venice. We were sad but ready to leave after six nights. This is a city I want to come back to and get to know more. We had such a memorable time and I'll be going in to detail about our trip in a new blog post soon! Once we get back and have recovered ๐Ÿ˜ต #arrivederci #ciaociao #untilnexttime #offtosanfelice! Day 109/365 โ€ข #venice #venezia #varchettavacation #italy #favoritedestination #travelingwithkids #theend #familyvacation #holiday #childhoodunplugged
People on photo: myrnastout
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totesandthecity This trip was only possible because of this lady. From the airport to the water taxis, vaporetto and gondolas and all the steps in between, she made it possible for us to travel with two small children and attend the events we did. Venice has been such an incredible experience for all of us and we couldn't have done it without her. Thank you a million times over mom (grandma)! Day 107/365 โ€ข #travelingwithkids #venice #venizia #venicewithkids #grandma #travelcompanions #gondola #italy #tourists #varchettavacation #my365 #momswithcameras #childhoodunplugged #cc_travelling
pajamas_and_pearls Grandmas are the best!
sremund She's the best!!!
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totesandthecity In his hand he holds a small piece of glass. To most, it may seem an ordinary price of art, a souvenir you could find at any shop her in Venice or around the world. But it is anything but. Today this little boy got to watch #PinoSignoretto create several one of a kind works of art made from glass in his studio in Murano in a private showing and then hand him a collectors piece to take home. I tried to explain to him as he sat there asking to get down and run around what a special opportunity this was, a chance he would never have again in his lifetime. And so he waited patiently and guarded his new treasure in his pocket. #VenetianMaestro #GlassSculpture Day 107/365 โ€ข #lifeexperience #glassmaster #murano #italy #glassblowing #muranoglass #onceinalifetime #worldsbest #sculptor #playingwithfire #souvenir #varchettavacation #tourists #venezia #memories
overthebigmoon What an experience!!
sremund So cool