Nilsa

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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Mommy Style Update

Last friday was such a long, crazy but fun day for me.

I spent the day at the Fairchild Botanical Graden with Lily, Darren, Zura and Lien.

Came home at around 6pm, quickly took a shower, got dressed and was out the door at 7pm to meet up with Kristin and Nilsa for a fun girl’s night out.

We had drinks and then headed over to the New World Center for a great orchestra with a DJ performance.

It was a great show and the new Frank Gehry space is unbelievable!

 

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In loving memory

Yesterday was a sad day.

We lost a friend yesterday.

Darnell was bigger than life!

His smile, his laugh, his sense of humor, his love for food, his love for people, his love for fashion, his love for life…

We all lost him too soon.

He will be missed by many but I know that wherever he is, Darnell is shining down on us with the biggest smile.

Rest in peace Darnell.

Darnell. August 23 2009. (exactly 1 year from today)

Darnell, me and Nilsa

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Lily’s first 4th of July

We had a great 4th of July.

It was a rainy sunday so we relaxed most of the day by taking turns napping.

At around 6pm, uncle Darren and auntie K met us here at home and we all headed over to our friend  Nilsa’s barbecue.

Nilsa lives right on the water so it was the perfect set up to watch the fire works. The view is amazing.

Lots of people showed up and there was lots of food and drinks to go around. It was a great turn out.

Once it got dark, the buildings downtown looked beautiful all light up in the patriotic red, white and blue. It was double the pleasure with all of Miami’s skyline reflecting on the water.

The fire works were great and everywhere!

Two different spots downtown were throwing them at the same time and then once they were over, we could see the ones on the beach as well.

Lily was mesmerized! She loved all the colors and sparkle.

She got to stay up a bit later than usual but it was worth it. It was her first 4th of July! 🙂

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Lily wears a jumper by babyGap and shoes by Old Navy

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