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here are a few more photos of our time on the beach in florida last week. we had so much fun on this last little trip as a family of 3 + kingsley before baby boy arrives in a few weeks! eleanor is at an age where she loves splashing in the water and finding sea shells and running from the waves… big improvement from when she tried to eat 5 million handfuls of sand the last time we were at the beach… and of course mister kingsley has always been a big fan of life in the sand and sun. so we were glad he could join us.
if you’re interested, here’s a post from last year around the same time when we stopped by this same beach with eleanor and kingsley. and it’s fun to look back at this post when we were in florida and i was pregnant at the time with eleanor. now she’s here! but i still have a baby bump at the beach… and no swim suit that fits. that’s always fun…

for those who have been asking, i bought eleanor’s red swim suit on GILT a few weeks ago. and her sun hat on clearance last year from janie and jack (for $6!)
also, our red sandals are salt waters for those who have asked. i’ve lived in mine for years and eleanor will most likely live in hers until she out grows them. little sizes here and adult sizes here!
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  2. Thanks for making motherhood and families look so wonderful =) That's one of the many things I love about your blog!
    Hannah Rosette

  3. my goodness. i love these pictures. those red sandals. your scarf. her suit. but mostly, i love that look of pure joy eleanor has on her face when her daddy tosses her up in the air. how do you manage to catch the picture right when she's at the highest? it makes my heart stop!!!

  4. yah well you you still look amazing considering baby boy is coming soon!! pretty sure i was just a blob by this point. thanks for sharing that info on eleanor's stuff :)

  5. Maren

    Look at that girls passe in the air. Like momma like baby?

  6. Holly

    What great pictures – your family is absolutely adorable!

  7. fanny


    could you pls tell me how you edit your pictures of this post?

    i just love the color/style. =)

    best regards from austria,

  8. the picture whit josh throwing eleanor in the air is so amazing. she looks like a little fairy!

  9. Oooh, super cute pics!! Your baby is precious, I love the detail of you and your baby wearing the same sandals!

  10. you guys catch the most beautiful and special moments on your camera!

    i just love all of these. can't pick any favorites, love them all. hope you guys had a lovely little vacation!

    great photos, great post!

    alissa b

  11. Hello!
    First of all sorry for my bad English, I'm from Mallorca in Spain. I love your sandals and my brother travels to New York next week, could you tell me a store where to buy them for me and my daughter? Congratulations on your wonderful blog, thank you very much!

  12. LeeLee

    Cute photos and what a fun day at the beach.

  13. AH! this is so sweet. You all lookso precious. Josh has an insane talent for throwing Eleanor in the air higher than any kid I've seen thrown! haha! Cute family as always!

  14. Gorgeous photos! You have the cutest little family… and Eleanor's swim suit is adorable!

  15. All of your beach pictures have just been too cute, and the last one with the matching sandals – !! You do have the cutest little family!

  16. Anna

    What gorgeous happy pictures. I am in desperate need of a beach vacation right about now.

  17. Iituli

    Such cute pictures! Eleanor's swimming suite is super adorable and her hat matches it well :)

  18. Your blog is so cute! New follower! xoxo A-

  19. I´m from Portugal and i´m absolutly in love to your bloog.
    When i´m going to work, the first thing i do at de computer is too see your posts and your pretty photos. Great work!! Love´it!

  20. lovely photos, cute family, so unforgottable! :)

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  22. I just have to tell you that I love your blog. Whenever I want to smile I look at your pics. Eleanor has to be one of the happiest little girls…you just can't help but smile when you look at that face! Congrats on your little bun in the oven too ;)

  23. Joy

    What a lovely family trip! Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves! It's so cute how little E crosses her legs when she up in the air :) Cutie!!

  24. Liz

    Oh my gosh, Naomi – you look SO cute!! How do you do it :)?

  25. naomi, that last shot of e's itty bitty saltwater sandaled feet next to yours is something you'll treasure forever. you make me so excited to be a momma someday! xo.

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  27. cute pictures!
    i love your matching sandals (:
    xo, cheyenne

  28. L.

    You girls are beautiful!!! wish i were therw with you!!!
    and hope I'll become a perfect mom as you are!!!

    Hope you'll follow me, this is my blog:
    House and About blog

    kisses from Italy,

  29. Emily

    E pulls off a hat much better than I could. Such sweet pictures.

  30. I know you've been asked 100 times, I'm sure, but what camera are you using for these photos? They are incredible!

  31. I have been following your blog for a couple of month now while I have been pregnant. You give so much inspiration and happiness!

    A week ago our little baby boy Sonny Lou was born.
    It's amazing how much love it's possible to feel for this little person.
    I hope your pregnancy are going nice and smoothly.

    You can see our little sunshine here on my blog,

    best wishes and love

  32. Liz

    What a little doll!

  33. Wow – what amazing photos!!! Taza, you have such a beautiful family!!!

  34. Susan

    Love me some beach time!

    Two things made me think of you this week –

    First, my niece came home from the school library with the French edition of THIS book (note the author and title! Ha!).

    Then, a friend forwarded me THIS post on motherhood, written by a young mother whose perspective on raising children sounds so much like yours. Read to the very end, and try not to cry!

    Happy, happy Mothers Day!

  35. Oh my goodness. How perfectly sweet this is!

  36. Frances

    naomi, hope you don't mind me asking but what type of camera/settings/photoshop do you do to get these wonderful pictures?

    thank you!:)

  37. miscin

    You are such a lovely family.I love checking your blog. But just a little bit concerned about your husbands' acrobatic games with your little girl. Please be careful. Little ones can be very slippery.

  38. Oh my gosh, those sandals are adorable! X

  39. Mandy

    I love these photos,!!! You have a gorgeous family. I have to share though that a little boy at my school was accidentally paralyzed when he was thrown up in the air. Some how he slipped, of course it was an accident. I don't mean to be a downer but I never let anyone throw my kiddos in the air after I found out what happened to that little boy.

  40. Leah

    Look at her form when she is thrown up in the air! She is going to be a dancer just like her mama!

  41. Rae

    So cute! Where, may I ask, is your cute gray dress/swimsuit cover from?? Love it!

  42. What color lipstick are you wearing? I love it! And now I really want it! =)

  43. The photo of E high up in the air, look at those little legs, already a dancer. ;) And I love your headband and maxi dress, such a great beach look. :)

  44. Your photography just gets more and more beautiful every day, along with that family of yours. The shot of E up in the air… Perfection. Wishing you an as-comfortable-as-possible last few weeks and a wonderful birth and everything thereafter. Cannot wait to "meet" baby boy very soon;)

  45. awww…. Your pictures are just adorable. I can't wait to play with my Princess!

    The Simple Swan
    A Fashion, Beauty, and Maternity Blog

  46. This blog is SIMPLY amazing. It couldn't be better. What camera do you use? So spectacular photos! *.*

  47. Beautiful pictures. Eleanor looks so damn cute!

  48. Amazing! <3

  49. Omgosh, these are the cutest pictures ever. and your baby is GORGEOUS! thanks for sharing!

  50. Zoe

    I just got a pair of the salt water sandals in gold. They're awesome. That's the Taza Bump at work (not to be confused with the Taza Baby Bump, of course). :)

  51. Camila

    She looks like an Irish dancer when she's up in the air like that with one little foot perfectly crossed over her leg. Made me smile!

  52. ashliec

    oh my gosh! too many adorable things going on here!

  53. lily22

    You take the sweetest pictures of your baby girl! what camera and lens do you use?

  54. lily22

    You take the sweetest pictures of your baby girl! what camera and lens do you use?

  55. lily22

    You take the sweetest pictures of your baby girl! what camera and lens do you use?

  56. Nicola.

    Such a beautiful collection of photos! If you don't mind me asking, what effects have you used on these photos? The colours are fabulous!