Oh no he didn’t!

Lily got smacked in the face for the first time by an almost 3 year old boy yesterday.

Yup, you heard me right, SMACKED in the face!

We were at 3rd street park and this boy who she was playing with, just raised his hand and smacked her!


After I picked my heart up from the floor and completely restrained myself from eating him alive (and before I went Jersey on his little ass), I calmly walked over and told him to please not hit her and that “hitting is NOT nice!”.

The little boy’s grandfather also came over and not only apologized for his grandson’s actions but also made him apologize. (which he did)

Lily just stood there not knowing what to do.

Her little lip was pouting and she was trying so hard not to cry. 🙁 (her face was bright red where the boy smacked her, i wanted to cry!)

We accepted the boy’s apology but went to play somewhere else in the playground.

I told her that it is not nice to hit and nobody wants to play with someone who hits.

You know, maybe it was wrong of me to take her away from him but, we are around a lot of children and nobody ever hits anybody.

I really think that there are kids who hit and kids who don’t hit.

I removed Lily from the situation because I could totally see that boy smacking her again.

And then I could see myself smacking him right back!

Has this happened to any of you?

What did you do?

What would you have done?

don’t smack me boy, or my mama will smack you back!

Parabens Sebastiao!

Cousin Sebastiao turned 9 on friday and had his birthday party yesterday.

Lena (my cousin, his mom) did such a great job with all the drinks, cakes and games she had for the kids.

Lily had a wonderful time playing with cousin Sofia and watching all the older kids run around.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather.

It was a great saturday.

OH! And speaking of lil miss independent, Lily will most likely be walking soon. She is feeling quite confident these days. She got a lot of solo walking time between tia Tete and me at the party.


He’s a GIRL!!!

Lately it seems that every where I go, I have to correct people on Lily being a GIRL and not a boy!

I know that she does look like a boy at times, I mean, she looks just like her dad but, just because she’s not dressed in pink dresses with ruffles, it doesn’t mean that she is a boy!

People on the street: “QUE LINDO!”

Me: “LINDA!!”

People on the street: “QUE PRECIOSO!”


Sales associate at a store: “He’s going to be such a lady killer. Look at those eyes!!”

Me: “Well, she’s a lady herself.”

Sales person: “Oh.”

Me: “But I guess she can still turn out to be a lady killer, right?”

Sales person: ———-(silence)

So, last night for uncle Darren’s birthday dinner I wasn’t going to take any more chances. I dressed Lily in her pretty pink babyGap dress that avo Hayes gave her.

Not only was she wearing a pink dress but, I also put pink shoes on her as well! Lily wants us to help her walk all the time now so it’s time to put those little feet in shoes (as much as she hates it!). Our friend Rikki had given her a pair at my baby shower and they fit Lily perfect!

So there she was all pretty in pink (if I can say so myself). Behaving oh so well….

After uncle Darren opened his gift, I put the crafty ribbon on Lily’s head as a headband. It’s a tradition of mine to make somebody (usually me) wear the ribbons from the presents (can’t let them go to waste!).

Pink dress, pink shoes, headband….a girl was born!!!

I didn’t hear “LINDO” or “PRECIOSO” once last night. Instead, I heard: “LINDA!” and “PRECIOSA!”

Ahhhhhhh… was like music to my ears.

Here is our little GIRL at dinner last night.

Lily wears a dress by babyGap

P.S.- I think I’m going to try to make some more of those headbands because yeah…I can be crafty like that. 😉