I loooove Halloween, I always have. And now that the kiddies are here, and old enough to walk a bit, it’s time to start changing some traditions. Harlie was dressed like a little witch, while Amaury was cute puppy. I broke out last year’s costume and it was still a big hit. The whole night was walked around I kept hearing ” Baby shark, doo doo, doo doo” All I want to know is “am I the only upset that there’s no Auntie Shark?”
And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can see & hear the famous and super catchy theme song HERE. There are so many variations of it! (It’s also like the only thing that keeps this kids sane when they throw their temper tantrums!)
It was a nice night for all of us, and I was extremely impressed with a haunted house that was decorated not only on the outside, but the homeowners allowed strangers to walk inside and see all the madness. There was even a special room full of crazy clown, and they even had a movie being projected in the backyard. How sweet!
Until Next time,
I’ve always been really good at finding fun stuff to do. Especially in the summer time. NYC is filled with so many activities, all you have to do is a little bit of homework. When the weather starts to drop it gets a little harder, but that doesn’t deter me for long. Now that I have kiddies in my life (my niece and nephew) I get to search for family things to do— because no one wants a grown woman without kids showing up to family stuff, that’s just weird.
Randall’s Island was hosting a Harvest Festival and I didn’t hesitate to tell my siblings about it. The kids would have the chance to play, listen to live music and just roam around (not inside a house)
I signed up Harlie right away to play with the chickens, and she didn’t seem scared, but she didn’t seem to interested to be touching them either. Amaury was a different story, he just looked so confused as to what this creature was next to him, pecking at the pumpkins on the floor.
The kids are getting bigger, and I find it fascinating how these little humans have their own little personalities. Watching them grow and learn is a such a blessing. I’m truly a lucky aunt.
I secretly love 10 minute photo sessions. When you do something right, there’s no need to stay there longer than needed. My cousin Sasha and her family has been growing non-stop these past few 4 years. I’ve photographed a couple of her milestone (clink on the events below to see) and this was no different, now that she’s expecting baby number 3.
Contrary to the pictures because of all the pink, she’s expecting another boy! Dad Ramgy was hoping for a girl, but Sasha was pretty content knowing she was going to be the only queen in the house!
| Jonahs in Belly | Jonahs Baptism | Elias in Belly | Elias Baptism |
After my brother Luis and his girl’s gender reveal, they were pretty much convinced that they didn’t want a babyshower at all. In my opinion I can see exactly why. All the money spent throwing a fancy party for everyone else, you could easily just buy everything yourself (and it would still probably be cheaper). Plus, whoever wants to get you a present, is going to get you something anyway, babyshower or not. Wendy, Jen’s sister wanted a little celebration anyway, especially since this Jen’s first child.
I have to say, I really loved seeing how much Wendy loves her sister. She was so personable and made every little thing about Jen and Luis. It was beautiful.
She planned an all women (not counting the daddy to be) brunch and everyone was required to wear pink… yes, it’s a girl!
The unlimited mimosas and sangria woke us all up. My tres golpes was delicious. Sofrito was on point and
my momma was looking gorgeous today, I think I snapped more pictures of her than the couple! hahaha.
It was a really good day. I wanted to dance a bit, but the music was kind of low. Didn’t stop me from dancing a song with Luis.
I hope you guys have enjoyed the pics, and this time I’m adding a video as well. That’s right!
I want to start teaching myself a bit more video editing, so let’s hope that goes well.
See you guys next time!
That’s it! No more babies in the house. The youngest has officially graduated from high school, and I can’t deal!
(Someone hand me some tissues, these allergies are killing me)
As the unofficial photographer of the family, I’m always ready to get behind the camera to capture the moments that matter. If I can do this for everyone else, why should my own family have to deal with crappy cell phone pictures ( I secretly hate those).
My brother Luis and girlfriend Jen are expecting, and only being 5 months in, I wanted to be able to remember the middle stages of the pregnancy. That way when she’s really showing, we can have round two and compare.
During our Father’s Day barbecue (you can read that post HERE) I told the couple to take a quick walk with me. They really weren’t expecting this happen today, so It’s not like there was any time to prepare. This session lasted about 12 minutes and because we didn’t want to be away for too long and leave the food on the grill waiting for us, we hurried back. For such a quick walk, I think we did pretty damn well!
Looking forward to session number 2, with a bigger belly,
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My brother Luis and my new sister in law Jen are expecting. Which is pretty exciting, especially since this will be baby number 5 for my siblings. Everyone kept asking each other what they wanted the baby to be. I personally had no preference, as long as the baby is healthy. I now have 2 nieces and 2 nephews, so this baby would have been a tie breaker anyway…. we just want to see you here!
The couple wanted to something pretty small and intimate for the gender reveal, and since everyone is a fan of burgers and beers, a BBQ it was. (We love those)
The cake was adorable with a “twinkle twinkle little star theme”… I personally was a big fan of the yuca with red onions and carne that was being served. Gotta love latin food.
When it was time to reveal the gender, I absolutely loved my brother’s reaction… especially since he was team girl. Now we all can’t wait until baby Jenna is here so we can smother her with kisses.
Check out his priceless reaction in the video below!
Someone’s graduating in 4 days and I couldn’t be prouder!
He’s too cool to get excited and keeps shrugging it off, but that’s alright because I’m ecstatic for him.
My baby brother is semi- adulting right now, and I’m so blessed to have such a responsible and charasmatic young adult around me. Not many get to walk across that stage, let alone get a full scholarship to their top choice college. You’re going places baby, make us proud!
Photographs taken by myself, see more on millistephaniaphotography.com
Back to back barbecues, you gotta love a man on a grill. This time, four of my favorite men were to be celebrated while we chowed down on some burgers. My father Fon had all his kids here, (there’s five of us) and almost every one of us is making him a grandpa. This is Chris’s, and Mauricio’s second father’s day, and my brother Luis is ready to bring in another blessing into the family.
This time, we also stuffed our faces with steaks and ribs, and you better believe I snuck some pieces into a tupperware for tomorrow’s work lunch.
I took a little walk with Luis and his girlfriend Jen to take some pictures of the lovebirds and the belly. I’ll be sharing some of those soon, so stay tuned! (And if you’re already following me on instagram, you’ve already seen a few.)
For all of the father’s that raise us, we love you,