Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Micah Turns 5!

And just like that ... I have a 5 year old son. It feels like just the other day he was only one day old.. then three years and now my gosh.. I am the mother of a five year old active and wonderful boy! I've never done this before but I've decided to write about his 5th birthday party. A lot of planning and work went into it and it turned out to be a great party with the kids having so much fun. So here goes.

Micah decided that for his fifth birthday party he wanted a Spider-Man pool party in Trinidad & Tobago. We were going to be in Trinidad for school vacation so he would get to spend time with his family and friends. So once I got the theme I started planning. I bought all the stuff in Houston from Party city and I did my creative stuff and made personalized things for the party. I designed his party invite with input from his daddy, I made personalized party favor bags with each kid name cut out from spider-man paper I got from Michael's. I designed water bottle labels and the thing I'm most proud of is the covering of the number 5 I got from Hobby Lobby with spider-man paper. I used mod podge and then I painted it. These were just my little contributions to the party to make add a special touch. The birthday boy picked out his birthday cake and cake pops which I ordered months in advance. I booked a fantastic photographer and asked my brother to use his house as the venue for the party. Things were all organized.

As usual there was a lot of stress leading up to the party. Tension with family, issues with the rain and general tiredness and anxiety, especially since my husband was not around to help me. He was busy micro managing from Houston! Ha!

On the day of the party, the weather forecast was rain! rain! rain. Nothing new.. on our wedding day it poured so much that I thought it was going to be a disaster but it turned out fine and eight years later we are still happily married... so bring on the rain! Blessings for my son on his 5th birthday! It ended up turning out fantastic. The rain stopped and held up for the party which I am thankful for. The kids all had a ball. I even wore a Spider-Man dress which I got sewn in Trinidad. And the most fun party was Spider-Man even made an appearance at the party. Mom win! :)

See some pictures below and if anyone wants help planning a birthday party or ideas just contact me via this blog post and I will be happy to help.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time Flies

Boy how time does fly!

My last post was since 2014 and we are now in 2017. Somehow, life gets hectic and things get left unattended and since my blog was created as a way to just share a little something about myself and sometimes about my family, I neglected it for other things. In the past two years a lot has happened to my little family - husband, son and me.

My son is now four and a half years old! Imagine that! I've been a mama for 4 years already. I still fondly remember my days in Brazil with just my hubby and me enjoying life one day at a time. The saying "time sure does fly" is so true! Fast forward to four years later and we are once more back in Houston. Micah is growing up to be a wonderful, little energetic bundle of pure love and joy. He has us on the go with little time left to recover from our hectic days but I won't have it any other way.

Anyways, over the last two years we moved from Houston, back to Trinidad and then back to Houston. I just read my blog profile that says there's no place like home and I can't wait to move back to Trinidad to live. I am sorry to say that this is no longer true. Don't get me wrong. The year I spent in Trinidad was lovely. We got to spend time with family and friends, create memories and reconnect with people. However, the crime that is happening in our beloved country is scary and downright atrocious. I shudder to think what it will be like for my son growing up in that environment and I hope and pray that things change soon even though nothing points to that happening under the present government. My husband is determined to one day go back home and settle down but I am less inclined to readily agree with that unless the environment changes.

Back to the present. We are now in Trump country .... 2017 seems to have started off with some resemblence of happenings from 2016. So much hate and troubles that seems to have leaked over into 2017 but let's hope that somehow people start loving one another again and stop this shit! Enough is enough. We have become such a destructive society that we no longer seem to know where we are headed. I try to stay positive, to enjoy the time with my family and continue to make our memories.

I am excited for this year because my best friend Samantha is getting married. I am her maid of honour and even though I suck at that, I am super excited for her. She found a really great guy and I wish them all the best. So I am excited to go home for that wedding. Other things to look forward to are the family vacations we have planned. The unknown for this year will be where we might get moved to next.

Okay I think I will start posting more pictures and find topics to share. Let me just end by saying, stay positive people... hate less, love more. God knows we need more love.

Have a good night,
Love Leandra 

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