Last week after school Halloween began for our family! I picked up Princess Elena of Avalon and we head right over to NOMA to enjoy a Pumpkin Palooza!
We have been attending for the last few years and it’s amazing how this community event has grown tremendously in attendance numbers!
Next up… we enjoyed some weekday funnin at Catholic University! Both kids were official NASA astronauts ( it was so cold baby boy didn’t get to show off his shirt…. but he did trick or treat…. for me 😜 because I mean let’s be honest…. I can’t let my precious baby eat candy yet!) The kids had a blast! The students worked hard and were so kind to the attendees! They served pizza and snacks, had a trick or treat trail with fun costumes all around. Tons of games and activities, face paint and two moon bounces on a large field that was highly decorated for all to enjoy! We will definitely be back next year!
Three days into Halloween and it’s time to hit the Halloween streets! Crowded per usual! Fun costumes and a bucket full of goodies.
Are anyone else’s kids obsessed with The Descendants Movie? Liv/Uma was pumped to get all suited up and debut her outfit!
The weekend was also filled with parties cue: Beyoncé “We Like to Party” ….. and
Halloween has not even officially arrived!
Daddy playing wingman to our little “ladies man”.
We have a few more events to attend to finish off our Halloween season ( I miiiight update this post to include them)
Happy Candy Day 🎃
My precious Prince turns 1 today and I couldn’t be prouder to be his mother!
What a joy to be a boy mom and our journey has just begun! Baby boy Mommy remembers every second of your glorious birth story and I’m honored that I get to watch you grow! Your individuality is already shining through and your relationships with daddy and sister as well as us as a collective family unit is thee fuel in my existence! We needed you and you came to us at the perfect time.
Love You Endlessly!
I 💛 this picture!
Liv is happy, free, mindful and creative (only to name a few attributes) and she makes me so proud to have a front row seat in supporting her to become exactly who she is in this world!
Her confidence to put in work and engage in things that make her happy inspires me so much ✨
If you know her you have definitely smiled from the light that she brings to this world.
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Love & Light, Party People
When we get a date night we jump at this unicorn moment!!!
Living in the city makes the night so much more enjoyable! Quick Uber rights to our destination and endless options for fun!
We started date night at Toki Underground which is so hidden by the H st vibes that if your tastebuds are not leading the way you could easily miss the door to this tasty hideout. Before feasting on ramen we enjoyed the fried chicken steamed buns which are SO flavorful! I mean it’s fried chicken, with bread and sweet little pickles…. everything your hungry desires crave!
After dinner we spent the rest of our night experiencing the XYZT exhibit at ARTECHOUSE! I love art so much! We love art so much! If you enjoy being apart of art then you must experience this! XYZT brings out the childlike inquisitive nature in us all. It felt like a reset and a inspiration to have this experience in my memory bank. And of course experiencing art with someone you love only amplifies the potency of the experience!
Now that mommy and daddy have had this experience we are all set to return with the kids!
This blog started because this precious little soul chose me to mother her… flash to present day I have been chosen yet again to nurture my son along this journey as well. Being their mom is the greatest joy of my life and I have never been more committed to anyone. The love of my humans fuel my entire existence.
This past Sunday my crew set aside time and energy for Momma! We keep a very full schedule but Sunday we slowed all the way down and did my favorite thing…. eating at the beach…
They made Momma feel special this day and always I LOVE them
Last night Step Afrika “stepped” off the beginning of their tour throughout the wards! If you have yet to see this talented group this FREE tour around the city is the perfect opportunity to get familiar with their talent! And for those of you who have attended a Step Afrika performance prior I’m sure you’ve already made arrangements.
The energy at TheArc in Ward 8 last night was positively elevated, as people of all ages Sold Out the venue eagerly filling the theatre anticipating a good time. We enjoy theatre as a family, we enjoy movement and our connection to uplifting African American moments runs deep.
The show had a bit of education regarding the origins of stepping, tons of crowd participation, as well as live music just to highlight a few elements. SN: I was personally thrilled to see one of my Fellow Elon Alum shining so brightly throughout the performance. *Go Dionne Go!*
Here is the link to reserve your tickets for the tour and more info/ show offerings from Step Afrika
Princess Liv took sometime to read her brochure while experiencing an interactive exhibit at TheArc.
If only I could blog directly from my brain to WordPress I could share so much more….. Life is so good! My tribe is in a constant state of upward movement and we are blessed to be favored by the creator!
So baby girl lost her first tooth!
It was the most beautiful, natural ,drama free right of passage.
Prior to bed we read
Ironically, today is #NationalToothFairyDay and when my princess awoke she was greeted with glitter money and chocolate coins in exchange for her first tooth! We also provided her “proof” of the fairies existence with glitter *Read: Fairy Dust* left sprinkled about and a photo of a small fairy a over her while she was sleep. Ahhh the magic in her her being when she awoke was worth it all.
This past weekend mi familia celebrated our little Prince that will be joining our tribe in just a few weeks. So beyond Thankful to those who continue to support us with love and encouragement. Good vibes were had by all and as I reflect, to have friendships with individuals that I consider to be family and bask in the levels of life that we have and continue to experience together is a huge success to me! Like I’m honored to have my family surrounded by so many good souls.
SN: My family needs a photographer… Im happy we captured the few snaps we have ,we are such in the moment people that we never get enough pics! I guess when life is so good you never feel like you have enough huh?
The “It’s a Boy” & ” Oh Baby” cups were super cute favors.
Ha! Peep Uncle Nate trying to break free from the girls