Helena

Lily’s 1st birthday

For Lily’s birthday yesterday, we had a small family birthday party for her at tia Tete’s house.

As always there was lots of food and tons of sweets.

Lily walked more than ever yesterday.

She was all over the yard and the house all by herself.

We sang happy birthday to her both in Portuguese and in English.

She was all about the cake, the blowing of the candle, the opening of all the wonderful presents that she received and wearing the beautiful dress that uncle Michael gave her a while back.

It was a wonderful day.

I can’t believe she is 1. She is officially a toddler…

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Picture overload again. 😉

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Avo Carmo’s birthday

It was my mom’s birthday yesterday.

Tia Tete organized a big lunch at her house with the whole family. (only tio Ricky and Anabela were missing 🙁 )

The lunch started at 12:30pm and when we left it was 9pm. LOL

It was an ALL day event.

Everyone had a wonderful time just spending time together enjoying the present and reminiscing about the old times.

There were also exciting news… prima Ana is pregnant! 🙂 We are all soooooooooo happy for her and Nuno.

P.S- if these ALL day eating events continue, I will need some fat pants because I sure won’t fit in my skinny ones.

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Vitor, avo Carmo and Ana

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Lily and cousin Sofia

Lily and cousin Sofia have gotten together several times now but are still trying to figure each other out.

What’s great is that they have almost the same age difference as me and Lena (cousin Sofia’s mom).

Lily is almost 4 months older than cousin Sofia just like I was with Lena.

Too bad we don’t live in the same town and they won’t be growing up together like Lena and I did. 🙁

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Lily and cousin Sofia

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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.

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Our parents

Inspired and challenged by I Rock So What‘s post of our parents and where we came from, I decided to join along and post some pictures of us with our parents and family.

Thanks Jess for the inspiration and the visit down memory lane!

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my mom barely holding me in Luanda, Angola (that’s where I was born) in 1973

me with my dad in Portugal (that’s where I’m from) in 1975

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