Kali

Mamas & their babies

Valerie and I met through my old job about 3 years ago.

She is one of the few people I have met here in Miami who was raised here and still makes Miami her permanent home.

It’s hard for me to believe that Valerie is 1- from here and 2- that I haven’t known her longer because when I’m with her, I’m quickly reminded of Kristin who I have known almost my whole life.

Valerie is a fun, strong, easy going, hands-on mama to her wild and charismatic Kali.

I miss working with this lady but, I’m glad I have her as a friend and I can always call her for a fun time out. 🙂

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Seven

Yesterday we went over to our friends Marie and Sunday’s home to celebrate their son Ade’s seventh birthday.

On the way there, Will was in denial of how old Ade is already thinking that he was turning four.

Yeah, like three years ago!!

Ade’s birthday is a big bash every year and I’m happy to say that with the exception of one year, I have been there for every single celebration since he turned one.

It was wonderful to have spent the day with my Haitian family.

Happy birthday Ade, you rock star!!!

(P.S.- Even though I’m a day late, I’m linking to Mandy for Steppin Out)

Oh, and Happy July 4th everyone! 🙂 Have fun and be safe!

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and a SHOUT OUT to…

ADE!!!!!!!

He turned 6 last week and we went to his birthday party yesterday to celebrate his birthday with him, his family and friends.

I have gone to his birthday parties since he turned 1. I can’t believe he is 6 already and that this time around I had Lily with me.

Life.  Wow, amazing!

Ade, the handsome birthday boy

Lily wears a dress that was a gift from our lovely prima Ana

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