So last week I went to a family get together at my aunts house. We were celebrating tia maritza’s birthday and it was actually a belated surprise birthday. We had to be there early at around 12pm and you know I did not get there until around 2pm I believe. I was not even ready at 12pm and with the kids and all I don’t think so boo boo it takes a lot of planning and deliberation for my three children and me to be ready and out the door. So we get there and thankfully my aunt was not there yet so we got to see her surprised face and how much her family loved her. My cousins Jen (tia Maritza’s daughter) and Nat planned the surprise birthday brunch and it was great because I got to see some of my other family members that I haven’t seen for a long time. It is always great to see family, you know because let me tell you my family is freaking HUGE so we don’t always see each other. My grandfather had three different women and had children with all of them so you can imagine already how this story goes. You know what I believe he even has other children we don’t know about with other women we do not know about, the nerve of this man, I guess you can call him Mr. Gigolo. Excuse me I think that was besides the point but you get to understand how big my family is.
So my aunt arrived to her sister’s house( which is where the surprise “brunch” was taken place at) and we all screamed “happy birthday” you know what I don’t really remember if that’s what they screamed, I was too busy trying to get one of the twins from falling to the ground so I missed that part. I am hoping that’s what they said. My aunt was so surprised and overwhelmed with all the love she felt at her brunch. She even had a Mariachi band playing for her, like hello amazing!
After the hugging and kissing it was food time, my favorite time incase you were wondering. The food was delicious they cooked Mangu (Dominican mashed plantains), scrambled eggs, rice, fruits, pasta, salad, garlic bread, molleja(gizzard) there was food for everybody and more. Also they had homemade white and red sangria. There were plenty of alcohol drinks to go around, since I don’t drink alcohol I drank coca cola!
Sorry no buffet pictures!
You know what couldn’t be missing in all get together or any outside event? kids falling and crying like crazy animals. what is it with me and describing my kids to animals, oh well. I was outside in the front of the house taking some out fit of the day pictures for me to post, I am pretty sure who ever saw me thought I was either full of myself or thought I was a model wannabe. My older sister was taking the pictures when all of a sudden we hear a big noise, we looked back and guess who we found on the floor. My daughter Jamely and her new friend, they both fell on the ground and scrapped their knees, OuCh! I was mortified because I know how much that hurts and to top it off I felt responsible for her friend as well.
Can you imagine my face I was more worried about what her mother would think than I was worried about my own child being hurt. Thankfully her mother Aury’s was the sweetest and she did not blame me for this( I hope she didn’t), we took them to the living room and she asked my cousin Ralphy for bandages. While he was looking for it I grabbed some ice and placed it on top of Jamely’s knees to stop the bleeding. You know what I noticed, that when Jamely would start crying her friend would follow up and cry, then Jamely would stop crying and her friend would start again and then Jamely would start crying again! these too were unbelievable. My cousin Ralphy did not find any bandages so he placed paper towel on top of the scrapped knee and placed a piece of tape on it, How creative you know what they say ” desperate times calls for desperate measures” thanks!
The rest of the day was great, good family fun and memories! and again HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIA!
ON THAT NOTE GOODNIGHT…..