Showing posts with label we heart FL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label we heart FL. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We Heart FL: Ybor City Part One

Yesterday we were extremely fortunate to experience some beautiful Florida weather for Danny's day off! We didn't waste any time and decided to take the kids for a stroll through the historic Ybor City. For those of you who are not familiar with Ybor City, it is a celebrated part of Tampa that is filled with Hispanic culture. It is actually considered a land mark that attracts tourists daily. And yes...I felt like a tacky tourist with my Canon in Ybor (which is in my hometown), but it's such an amazing place to get some great photos of the kiddos!

Anywho, we decided to stop at the renowned Gaspar's Grotto for lunch. They have a great patio which works out nicely when you are dining with a toddler and an 11 month old! 
Danny and I like to think of ourselves as conch fritter connoisseurs so we had to try them. And they were pretty amazing-some of the best we've ever had!

The kids are beginning to do well with going out to eat as long as we keep it timely...

We even had time to squeeze in a little shopping after lunch...and of course, the boys stayed outside.

Sienna told me that she likes shopping, "very very much!" 

A girl after my own heart...

Stay tuned for part two of our fun adventures with "les deux" in Ybor City!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

We Heart FL- Downtown St.Pete

Earlier this week we were able to have a much needed family outing accompanied by some beautiful Florida weather! You can't complain when it's the end of January and the temperature is 85 degrees outside without a lick of humidity. Summers here are pretty brutal with the heat plus the dreaded humidity, so the most gorgeous days are the early days of Spring. 
We went on over to the downtown St.Petersburg area and had a picnic lunch, which introduced us to Sienna's fear of seagulls. Ha! She is really turning into a little scaredy cat. 
The water was so beautiful! It's so nice to be able to spot a dolphin while having a picnic. I can never spot them, but Danny (the fisherman) has an eye for anything moving in the water :)
The kids just love being outside and who can blame them....

Love my little family <3