Instead, a few guys sat outside in the 90+ degrees for several hours mixing up a huge pot of Paella. I tried to get a photo of this, but they kept the lid closed most of the time to ward away the flies. Paella is a Spanish dish and there are a few different ways to prepare it, but this one was mixed-- meaning there was seafood combined with chicken and chorizo. This was served over moist yellow rice with shrimp, lobster, chicken and sausage, and it's kind of a big deal just because of how long it takes to make. I was given a rather large serving but I could only finish about half because it was so rich.
There was of course, like any Cuban party, loud conversations, dancing and music. They also served homemade sangria (which was amazing!) and a rum cake for dessert they had picked up at a local bakery.
Ofelia and Israel. They were actually both feeling quite sick yesterday :(
Deimy with her dad Ley
Deimy and María
We formed a congo line dancing and little Christopher jumped in back of me, pushing me along :)
Singing with Celine Dion
These sunflowers were given to Danay, but they made me think of my mom back in Kansas :) I wish I could have been there to celebrate with her.
I'm so thankful for my mom and the woman she is. She inspires me to be the most compassionate and loving mom to my own kids one day. Love you, Mom!
Happy Mother's Day!