Family: Harvest Festival

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.

 

Family : Khloe’s Dedication

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My niece Khloe is turning into a beautiful little young lady. I don’t get to see her as much as I would like to, and hopefully that changes soon. Today, I had the chance to see her get dedicated, which is another way or form close to a baptism. Watching her waddle her way in a little white dress was the cutest thing I’ve seen. I also had the chance to see my nephew Tristan, who is getting sooo big and is super handsome with adorable curls and light eyes. Ugh, so much cuteness, I can’t take it!

Julissa & Mauricio’s Babyshower

Last night we celebrated my sister Julissa, her beau Mauricio and the newest blessing coming to us soon, Amaury. I’m the luckiest aunt in the world.
My sister looked gorgeous in her floor length dress. For someone who didn’t even want  to have a baby shower in the first place, she looked stunning, and was so happy to be surrounded by  all the people who love her.
Mauricio grabbed the mic, and thanked everyone for attending, for their help, for their well wishes. Jula shied up a bit, but not when it came to the dancing. Well, you can see that for yourself in the video above.

My nephew Amaury Alfonso is going to be so blessed to have you guys as parents… casi casi!

Khloe’s Shower

My brother Luis and his girlfriend Julievet are expecting baby number 2. My soon to be niece Khloe will be taking over in a house full of boys. It was only a matter of time.Holding my nephew Tristan was a dream come true, especially since I don’t get the opportunity to see him much. He’s a huge ball of energy, I adore him.
Like usual, my sister Julissa and I always get the party started. We’re always the first ones to start dancing, and this time was no different. ♥

My dad was in attendance and my frumpy brother Jeremy was too. I wish he actually tried to enjoy himself a little more. Catching up with everyone was great, the food was so good and I have a morning shift, I wish I didn’t have to deal with, so unfortunately I was one of the first ones to go. Boooo.I wish you, Lu & Ju the most of happiness to come, can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family.

Tristan’s Dedication

My handsome chubby cheeked nephew Tristan had a day where we all went crazy for him, more than usual, should I add. This baptism was more like a dedication. My brother Luis, and his woman Julievet headed on stage where the pastor said a prayer in his name. There was singing and so many emotions going on, it was a good mass indeed. After the ceremony we all headed to Lu and Ju’s house to eat, drink and be merry. Something we’re all really good at.

Tristan is learning how to crawl now, and it’s just the cutest thing ever. I love when I get to capture beautiful moments. No matter how much time passes by, that image stays still, reminding you of  all the times you cherish. Spending time with family is always a plus on my list, and this day was no exception.

After all the catching up and laughing, my sister Julissa and I decided to liven up the party and got to dancing right away. I know myself, and once I get up to dance, there’s no staying still. Luckily for me, not only did I have brothers to dance with, I dragged Chris along for the ride, and even though he was stuck on football mode, I managed to get a few dances in. I can’t complain about that.

Tris is such a happy baby, every time I managed to look at him, he had a huge grin on his face, surrounded by family that adores you has to be a good feeling… maybe he felt that.

Congratulations chunky cheeked, handsome little thing you, you have so many wonderful moments ahead of you, I can’t wait to witness them all.

Love,

Titi Milli

Jonahs & Magelis’s Baptism: The Ceremony

jonahs y magelisMy cousins Sasha and Lidia are officially grown ups. I’m sure you guys have seen my nieces Jonahs and Magelis posted on my blog, and now today was their big day, one of many.. their baptism. I was asked to provide pictures, and how can I say no when it comes to my chunky babies. ( my heart melts). The ceremony was sweet and in spanish. Which I haven’t heard a spanish mass in almost forever.

My family comes in bunches, don’t ever expect any one of us to ever show up singular.

For Jonahs, my cousin Lionela‘s husband Junior and mother Ceci were given the title as his godparents.

When it came to Magelis, my cousin Sasha and her boyfriend Ramgy were the one to do the honors.

I took so many pictures, I ‘m gonna have to break this day into 3 different posts. The ceremony, the posed photographs and the celebration after. It’s a lot, I know, but totally worth it. Especially since my family parties hard.

They’re the best!

Enjoy these pics from the ceremony, I’ll be back soon!sig 2
2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx| My handsome godfather with his 2 grand kids |
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| Lidia and Magelis, and then me with Magelis |2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx| my gorgeous grandmother and Magelis |
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A Day On The Sand In Connecticut

IMG_5608Family has never been just about blood to me. I am so blessed to be surrounded by friends that I consider loved ones. And this week was no exception. I decided to bring my godson Zj to Connecticut to visit Tio A and Titi Jenni. I haven’t seen them since my niece Jolie’s birthday in October and I was having withdrawals.  Zj was a little fussy on the train ride over there, especially since he kept stating that he hated the beach, and that;s exactly where we were headed.  Ha.. serves him right… once we showed up and met up with everyone he was super excited!

Justen, my nephew was ready for war, and when Jolie and Zj were in the sand, he was ready to destroy castles… and when in the water, he was ready to shove them in the water. I guess that’s what big cousins/brothers are for!

IMG_5451UntitledIMG_5457.JPGUntitled IMG_5463 IMG_5486I on the other hand was trying my best to hide from the sun, at least for today. I’m not much of a sun bather, especially since I always manage to get tan without even trying. Lately I’ve noticed the only part of me getting bronze is my shoulders, while the rest of my body is as white as snow. Hence the huge hat I was hanging out in.

My “brother” A was not one to hide from the beams, and was comfy while blasting some old school hip hop in the background.

Jen was prepared like the amazing mom she always is, and had deli cuts and ice-tea ready for all of us to destroy.

It was a good day at the beach, and I was so glad I got to catch up with family.

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