November 23, 2011
Family. About one of the best things in life wouldn’t you say?
I wasn’t always about family. As a teenager I wanted nothing to do with family.
I just didn’t know any better and was being a rebelling teen.
Then in my 20’s I got my senses back and well, family is where it’s at!
On our trip to Portugal this year, I got to spend a lot of time with my family. All of my cousins at that.
We only get to see each other once a year so when we are all together, is always special.
With the exception of my cousin Eugenio, Ana and her daughter Teresinha, all the cousins were present for this picture.
Linking up to
Chelsey for this week’s photo challenge: Family.
P.S.- I have come back to edit this post because after I hit “publish” I realized that I did not in fact take this picture. It felt like I did since I got everyone together, forced them to have their picture taken, fixed all the settings on the camera but, Anabela was the one in charge of clicking the button on the camera.
me with Lily, Pedro with Kiko, Luis, my brother Ricky with baby Dicky, Sebastiao, Lena and Vitor with Sofia
November 15, 2011
Chelsey over at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge: Fall.
We live in Miami so we don’t really get to experience Fall.
Sure the weather cools off a bit at night, the humidity is not as high but there is no changing of the leaves.
This year when we went to Portugal in October, I was so looking forward to Fall only to have record highs and the longest summer yet.
So, the only bit of Fall that we have had this year was when we were in West Virginia in September.
That’s when this picture was taken.
P.S.- For those of you who are surrounded by beautiful trees changing colors, I’m a bit envious.
October 24, 2011
Lily’s face, a face that I could just stare at forever.
And I often do.
This face caught in a fast moment late afternoon at the beach.
I think she looks like an angel.
Chelsey at The Paper Mama for this week’s photo challenge.
September 26, 2011
Lily and cousin Adelaide in Carova, NC wearing matching dresses that were hand knitted by a family friend.
These little ones are 2 years apart but I’m pretty sure that this summer they became besties and created a bond they will hopefully have forever.
Chelsey at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge: friends.
July 30, 2011
Joining Chelsey over at
The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge, yellow.
Lily in her bedroom wearing Mr. Potato Head’s glasses back in April.
It’s still something she likes to do every now and again.
In fact, she did it just yesterday. 🙂
July 24, 2011
Joining Chelsey over at
The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge.
Right away I thought of the picture I took of Lily in the pool with her water wings for the first time.
She was so excited to finally have the freedom that she had been longing for so long in the water.
Here is our little fish.
June 19, 2011
Joining Chelsey over at
The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge, Parenthood.
Tomorrow being father’s day, I am entering a very recent picture of Will giving Lily a swimming lesson.
Will is one of the most hands-on fathers I have met and has embraced this role of parenthood better than me at times. (i’m ashamed to say but it’s true)
Despite the word “mommy” being the most popular word in the house these days, Lily loves her pai!
“you’re doing it!”
June 13, 2011
Joining Chelsey at
The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge, GREEN.
This was a hard one because not only do I take thousands of pictures of Lily but, we are outside surrounded by green on a daily basis.
However, I had to go with the most recent one and with the one that screamed green the loudest.
Here is Lily on a float at a friend’s house on Memorial Day.
June 6, 2011
Thousands and thousands of pictures is what I have of Lily.
But one shot in particular always stays in my mind.
It was taken last year in West Virginia while Lily and I played on the grass in the afternoon like we did many days while we were there.
To think that Lily didn’t even walk yet…
As she heard the leaves on the trees blowing in the wind, she crawled over and attentively pointed her little finger.
It was a moment where as I watched her, I felt like her senses had been awakened.
I did no editing to this photo because I love how it was naturally captured.
The Paper Mama is the hostess to this challenge, go on over and check it out!
Oh, and check it out, we were a favorite last week with the self portrait challenge.
May 28, 2011
Joining Chelsea over at
The Paper Mama for this week’s photo challenge.
This week’s challenge: Self portrait
The self portrait could either be by yourself, with your little one, your pet, whatever.
I chose to do mine with Lily because we were having a “moment” in her bedroom and I wanted to document it.
I was teaching her “nose-to-nose”.
I set it on self-timer and it was taken with our Nikon D3100.
It isn’t the clearest of pictures but I love it and the way it came out.