uncle Michael

with this ring…

i’m sure everyone is eager to see pictures of Michael and Robbie’s wedding

how could you not?

it was beautiful

i have 806 color and 630 b&w pictures of the wedding alone

i’m not very good at editing (have you met me?)

every time i start looking at the pictures, i get overwhelmed and stop

i do however just want to say that i’m so happy that our dear friends were able to marry in the state of new york

because i do believe that anybody should be able to marry the one they love

congratulations Michael and Robbie!!

Thanksgiving 2011

Happy friday everyone! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday.

We had a chill but great one over at our dear friends Michael and Robbie’s house.

Good friends, lots of yummy food, drinks, cooler weather (in the 70’s)…

And we got home early enough for Lily to go to bed on time and for me to watch The Godfather in my pajamas on our couch.


I wish you all a lovely weekend and safe travels if you are traveling!

Lily and uncle D. these two have become quite the buddies

the first round of food on the table and Michael attempting to cut the turkey

Will to the rescue


Lily’s 2nd birthday party

Happy monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.

So, as I mentioned before, we had Lily’s birthday party on saturday.

Our dear friends Michael and Robbie moved into their beautiful new home 3 weeks ago and were brave enough to let us throw the party in their back yard.

Will and I made pasta salad, cheese and cucumber sandwiches, sweet potato chips, shrimp. D made fruit salad. Our neighbor made the cake. There was juice for the kids and wine for the adults.

The weather was perfect. All the kids played together and ran around having fun the whole time.

We may not have family here in Miami but, we are blessed with friends that are like family and most of them came out and helped celebrate Lily’s birthday.

Lily had a great time and that was the most important thing.

Thank you everyone again for coming and for all the wonderful gifts! xoxo

the set up

i made headbands!

Lily waiting for her guests


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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Busy Lily

Yesterday ended up being quite the busy day!

I decided at 9:20a.m. (Lily’s usual morning nap time) to grab Lily and take her over to the Miami Beach Library for story telling time.

There we met up with our friends Sara and Sam and sat in a circle amongst lots of other boys, girls and mommies.

We heard stories and sang songs like Itsy Bitsy Spider and Lily was SO good! She is so happy around other kids. We will definitely have to do it again.

After story time at the Library we came home and Lily had lunch on the balcony. It was such a lovely day!

At 1p.m. we were back out to meet uncle Michael for lunch on Lincoln Rd.. Even though Lily had just had lunch, she ate some yummy sweet potato off my plate.

It was definitely nap time once lunch was over. Lily was getting quite cranky from not having her morning nap. She fell asleep as soon as we got home.

After a much needed nap and some more yummy food, we went to the park where we met up with Claudia and Sofia (Lily’s bff).

The park is one of Lily’s favorite places nowadays and with a buddy like Sofia to play with, it’s even more fun.  She has gotten quite used to the whole routine and she just loves it. She has even cried a few times as we were getting ready to leave.  (Yes, already!)

It was a busy and fun tuesday!

Here is Lily yesterday at The Miami Beach Library on the mat and with our friend Sara. And later at the park with Sofia on the swings. Lily wears pants by babyGap that were a gift from avo Hayes and aunt Sarah and top by Old Navy.

Things we LOVE!

Lily is so fortunate to have such wonderful uncles. Or like Tori Spelling says “guncles”!

Uncle Michael gave Lily the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein when she was still in my belly. It was one of his favorites when he was little.

Will read it Lily for the first time this morning and well, she LOVED it!

The black and white drawings really grabbed Lily’s attention and both Will and I are huge fans of the story.

Now we want some more of the other Shel Silverstein books. (Uncle Michael, are you reading this????)

Here is Lily this morning with Will having story time. Lily wears babyGap pajamas.