Thanks to Interscope Records VP Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, left, for sending over these pics taken at his daughter Alaysia's 5th Princess Birthday party held at the luxury Hilton Garden Inn at Centennial Park in Atlanta. Tubby poses with his daughter Alaysia and music mogul Devyne Stephens.

Invited guests included Christina Milian (posing with Navy, daughter of Nivea and The Dream). Christina is due to give birth to her and The Dream's baby girl on Feb. 28th. Christina carries her baby well. Now we know how she was able to get on that plane to Atlanta in her 9th month. Does she look like she's 9 months along to you?

The Dream couldn't make the flight because he's in a west coast studio working on his album. The happy dad said:

The baby will be here Sunday, no later than Sunday! The baby already has a car, I got a house just for the baby—Christina can't get in the baby’s car. I'm giving all my attention that I usually give to Christina to the baby, all the flowers I usually give Christina, I’m giving them to the baby. It's a girl, Violet will be her first name. I'm not telling you the middle name, you gon' get me in trouble.”


Alaysia's Princess birthday bash was planned and designed by Antonia "Toya" Carter's planning firm, "The Network". And here we thought she was just a reality TV personality and Lil Wayne's baby mama. L to R: Alaysia's mom, Rikya (Toya's hair stylist), Daniel (party planner) and Toya (party planner). Give me a minute and I'll get you guys the contact info so you can begin planning your Princesses' birthday parties!

MORE pics after the break!


Alaysia Holiday. Isn't she adorable?!



Toya's planning firm The Network


The family of the late Def Jam music exec Shakir Stewart also attended the party. L to R: Tubby, Michelle holding Shakir's two-year-old son, Sebastian, and their daughter, Mikaylah, 7, (front).


Christina Milian and Tubby


Michelle Stewart kisses son Sebastian whose daddy is the late Def Jam music exec Shakir stewart.


Christina greeting The Dream's daughter Navy.



Those aren't comfy pillows, that's Alaysia's birthday cake


Christina wasn't the only expectant mother in the house. Joi Pearson, the photographer who took these pics, is too!


L to R: Devyne Stephens, Gavin, Tubby, guest, Rashidi



Photos courtesy of JoiPearson.com

  • Daisy

    I am all for having a common or non ethnic name but I dont like the name Violet :shrug: I hope their baby girl looks like her mama :coffee:

  • Karamelkisses76

    Love, love, loved The Princess & the Frog. Happy Birthday to the baby girl.

  • Anna

    Christina does not look like she is ready to deliver on Sunday.
    "The baby will be here Sunday, no later than Sunday! The baby already has a car, I got a house just for the baby—Christina can’t get in the baby’s car. I’m giving all my attention that I usually give to Christina to the baby, all the flowers I usually give Christina, I’m giving them to the baby"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Good Luck w/that. :lol: :wtf: SMH.

  • brownelovely

    Okay, the party looks great!!

    But Imma need for Toya to have a website to her business first before she starts putting it out there. I hate when I can't find info on "businesses" that seem to appear out of no where.

    Best of luck to her though...hope this isn't a BET business for the show.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Too cute!! I wish I had money like that. Jeez!

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    Awww...@ Christina playing her stepmama role. She don't even look 9months.I wish u could have posted more pics of their (The Netowrk)work. And that cake is too cute!!!!

  • chase

    Not knocking Toya's hustle but it looks like her and a group of friends got together and put on the same t-shit and posed for the camera... The princess and the frog idea is cute but for all those ladies to have been the party planners for this party is just dumb. From the pictures it looks like something a mom could of done herself...

  • Krysi J

    Good for Toya!!! :grin:

    and this is too cute!....Christina carries her pregnancy very well...she'll lose the few pounds she gained for the baby in no time.

  • qtipthecat

    If I attend Michael Vicks party, can I bring my Great Dane?

  • Kat

    Christina looks GREAT for 9 months pregnant!

  • lnp03

    Mikayla looks so much like her dad! RIP Shakir, you will forever be missed!

  • http://imani-lamar.blogspot.com rhiannon

    @Chase... I was thinking the same thing! I hope they didn't pay too much because all these supplies look like they came from Walmart, and it would have been a whole lot cheaper to do it her self.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    Hey Daniel!!! Do your thang MAMA!!! Proud of you.

  • Anna

    chase Says:

    Not knocking Toya’s hustle but it looks like her and a group of friends got together and put on the same t-**** and posed for the camera… The princess and the frog idea is cute but for all those ladies to have been the party planners for this party is just dumb. From the pictures it looks like something a mom could of done herself…
    ~~~~~~~
    I thought the same thing, a mom could have done it. It looks like a table with pics and glassware that could have come from a dollar store, it looks nice, but to pay 3 caterers?

  • Al-Ameera

    Glad to see Toya has a project now

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    @Chase, I was thinking the samthing cuz their work is not impressing me at all. That's y I stated I wish Sandra could have posted more pics. I couldve done a better job than that.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Tubbys girl looks like him and Navy looks like her mom

  • free

    i'm not understanding a 9-month pregnant woman flying to attend a birthday party for a five year old.

  • ReadTheBlog

    MTV is messy - thay played a video by Wayne, then Nivea then The Dream then Milian. But then again, these folks are the ones that started the mess, right?

  • free

    at least all the children did not look like the OMG girls. all the little girls looked like princesses--love the pink all-stars.

  • LaTechGrad02

    Cute :) Wow Devyne Stephens seems to pop up everywhere from birthday parties to car wash grand openings

  • ReadTheBlog

    Free, two words, PHOTO OP.

    My Dr woudln't clear me in my 8th month to fly to my dads funeral :cry:

  • OutsidetheBox

    The pic of the kids looking at the cake? A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

    But for reals, if any mama on here needs a party like that please consult your local internet and the $1 store!

    Toya betta get outta here with that! Where the rest of the pics? Minus the cake, imma need to see more to think they making a "business" of this!

    :offtopic: But I think its a horrible idea to name a kid before you see it...

  • free

    the network = a bunch of broads with obviously minimal skill sets using toya's d-list name to try to come up in A. some may have babies for athletes or "entertainers", which is how they met. most publicized gig: 5-year old's birthday party.

  • nyvixen

    Look at my boy Rashidi! Shout out to NY and a FAMU grad!

  • ReadTheBlog

    I'm worried about Tubby's liver...he dont' even seem like he's big - just hid mid section. I see that in a lot of my colon and liver cancer vets.

  • LaTechGrad02

    @Free, LOL!!

  • Cinderella

    Cute party. But why is everybody going into event planning in the ATL? There's other professions out there.

  • CHARBEE1

    Adorable & very nice party...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gf8wD7NIk missy

    *paging tori-v*

    If you are lurking how was your cruise.....And the (old) BCP work for your Aunt Flo

  • nika405

    Tubby and Christina's bellies are both the same size lol...cute kids, but like others said..anybody could have put that together.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Actually, event planning and it's a lot more complicated than you think. I've done a scholarhsip banquet, law school graduation reception, baby showers, B-Day parties and recently, a 40th wedding anniversary dinner. Venue, invites, catering, entertainmet, not to mention the time and effort involved in it all.

    Some people don't have time to do it for themselves, so they hire people to do it for them.

  • Cinderella

    LMAO @ the Dreams' statement. In this economy he's going to let a house & car sit for 16-18 yrs until the kid is old enough? By that time Violet won't even want that old mess.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Neither Dream nor Nivea make my top 1000 best looking people list yet they teamed up and created that adorable little angel. What a cutie!

  • VAALLDAY

    Milian looks nice. I could have done that for 1/2 the cost.

  • gypsyeyes

    The candy display was done by peachtreats dot com. So all I want to know is what did Toya's company do? There is a website for the candy display, it's baby daddy's company that he is transitioning out of and that is why it doesn't look good cause the ex is being spiteful. If I was the chick I would get my $350 back cuz she could have done that sh!t herself.

  • pinky2083

    Cute little girl.

    Christina looks really pretty.

    That's all.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gf8wD7NIk missy

    I thought Teddy Ruxpin(c)kwall was talking about those little toy cars for kids... :shrugs:

  • free

    Cinderella Says: Cute party. But why is everybody going into event planning in the ATL? There’s other professions out there.

    ***********************************************

    i actually think i know the girl on the bottom left (if she's from NOLA). i thought she was a bank auditor. it's really about trying to get into the C/D-list circles here.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I wonder what made them put that makeup on the birthday girl. It doesn't look good, but I can tell she's a cutie underneath.

  • chase

    Exactly, I did a sponge bob theme for my son's second b-day and it looked basically the same as this party.. Nonetheless happy b-day to the little princess, I am sure she had a great time!!!

    C-milli looks great!!!

  • ReadTheBlog

    Oh, and my daughters party would have blown this one out the water. Tubby should have called me :-)

  • Peachizz

    'Luxury Hilton Garden INN".
    Ain't nothing luxury about the Garden Inn part of Hilton chain!!!!

  • nydiva4u

    Cute party. Cristina looks great prego. I wish them well.

  • AllNYC

    @Peachizz: I'm sayin'! I had no idea Hilton Garden Inn was luxury.
    They would have had more luxury in their homes, lol!

  • free

    Peachizz Says: ‘Luxury Hilton Garden INN”.
    Ain’t nothing luxury about the Garden Inn part of Hilton chain!!!!

    ********************************

    $149 to stay there tonite. you know sandra throws her lil snideness in. HGI is one of my favorite hotels because lots of them are cheap, clean, and have fridge/microwave.

  • Kat

    LOL @ the jokes on Tubby. I guess that's why his name is TUBBY! ;)

  • http://facebook.com/renz.renegadesince1985 renegadesince1985

    Awwhh....little kids are so cute!

    Xtina looks cute but why is she traveling at this late stage? I'm gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and say maybe she's planning on giving birth in the A? :shrugs:

    As far as the "event planning" goes...I will reserve my comments because if you don't have anything nice to say.... :whistle:

    Event planning is not easy...Alot of people just plan parties and call themselves event planners. For professional event planning you need the certification (CMP).

  • Peachizz

    @ Read.. I was thinking the same thing .. currently planning my 3oth bday party.. and it's a head ache... Venue, invites, catering, entertainmet!!!!! So much work!!!

  • Shauny

    Some of yall know yall are SOO messy :lolol:

    SHOCKED that Christina would fly in her 9th month for a birthday party. Hopefully she drove or better yet was driven. #sidenote..I thought it was being reported that she'd already had the baby.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    Kaylamomma, here I am. What do you want to know about the party. I hope you really come through

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    The kids are so cute.

    I like the name of Toya's Company. Don't knock an honest hustle. I am glad it doesn't involve a coochie hugging pole.

    Stop cracking on the party decoration because they probably worked within budget. The party theme is cute.

    RIP Shakir Stewart. I think your death was suspicious. But hey, your family looks like they are well taken care of.

    There is no way I would fly in a plane while 8 or 9 months pregnant. Blank stare at Christina. Albeit in labor, Sarah Palin did that mess. You would risk your unborn child's health for a children's party? Blank stare again. **Side-eye** at Christina and The Game.

    I think I heard of Tubby through SR, but the rest of the folks I don't know of yet.

  • MissGauzzz

    @bird
    :blink: i had to scroll back up and look...yeah she does have on makeup! wonder what THAT's about! oh well...

  • ReadTheBlog

    Sounds like Toya is trying ot get out from under the stigma of being a celebrity babymomma, and finding her own. Truly, I can't see anything wrong with that. Especialyl considering where she came from (family history).

    Y'all lift her up, at least today :lol:

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice *\o/*

    christina looks great.

    their daughter looks just like nivea. i wonder if christina and nivea get along?

  • Shauny

    @AM I myself can't say anything about the decorations because I really can't see anything based on the above pictures but I guess others can :shrug:
    ***************************************************

    I wouldn't give my 5 yr old a party at a hotel.

    I can't understand how/why 10 people were needed for a 5 yr olds party. I agree that this just looks like a photo op.

    My DREAM job is to be an event planner. I love to plan events..my wedding, our vacations, family reunions, parties. I would LOVE to spend someone else's money to do it. My hubby always tells me I should do it but I don't know the first place to start and think I'm too old now.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Peachizz, where are you? You should have called me girlllll :-)

  • speakinmymind

    wussup peoplez.

    yes, event planning is a huge undertaking but for a skilled professional or person in general, all it takes is basic organizational skills and a little creativity if the budget is low. this ish did not take a team of "event" planners. i agree with free that these people are just trying to stay/become relevant on the d-list (wanna be a-list) pseudo celebrity list here in Atlanta.

  • Shauny

    I know little princess parties have the kids getting made up. They even do it at Disney World so that could be where the make up is coming from.

  • LaTechGrad02

    This reminds of when my coworker handed me $30 to plan a baby shower, that was an experience

  • ReadTheBlog

    Shaunay, e-mail me b2eent@gmail, i'll tell you how to get started. :-)

  • mirsmommy

    Shauny Says:

    @AM I myself can’t say anything about the decorations because I really can’t see anything based on the above pictures but I guess others can
    ***************************************************

    I wouldn’t give my 5 yr old a party at a hotel.

    I can’t understand how/why 10 people were needed for a 5 yr olds party. I agree that this just looks like a photo op.

    My DREAM job is to be an event planner. I love to plan events..my wedding, our vacations, family reunions, parties. I would LOVE to spend someone else’s money to do it. My hubby always tells me I should do it but I don’t know the first place to start and think I’m too old now.
    ________________________________________________________

    Heyyyy Shauny,

    You should go for it. No one is EVER too old to live out their dreams. :yes:

  • Jewelry

    Good job, Toya! You have to crawl before you walk. :cheer:

  • speakinmymind

    @ Shauny

    i say go for it. there's no such thing as being too old to pursue your dream. no one is born with an expiration date so you don't know how long you're going to live. don't put limitations on yourself - there's already enough people in the world trying to do it for you!

  • ReadTheBlog

    LaTech - LMAO! That is a cake and balloons! CTFU! Feeling like Smokey on Friday when his momma gave him $1 to get some cigarettes - THIS AIN'T ENOUGH!!!!!

  • chase

    I agree Shauny u should go for it... I want to go to law school but like u I think I am to old, but I still think I am gonna go for it. Only thing holding me back is I don't want a law license from the state of Virginia... If only I could move back to NY!!!

  • mirsmommy

    Boy I wish I knew what little Navy was thinking about in that pic with her and Christina. :lol:

    Christina does look great pregnant. The Dream, :wtf: are you talkin about?

    If this is Toya's company, congrats. Was this the company's first event???

  • LaTechGrad02

    @RTB, if I could post pics of the party, I would. It was a mess :)

  • speakinmymind

    @ LATechGrad02

    that's why i don't do ish for family members and very few friends in the way of event planning. it's too stressful trying to plan/pull off a "platinum" wedding on "bubble gum machine gold ring" budget.

  • va_shawty

    Ten event planners for a kid's party. C'mon Son, Where they do that at! :shrugs:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Chase, you better take your azz to law school. Most night students are on the second and third career and over 40. Go at night with the older crowd.

    Shauny, handle your business.

  • geezy

    Soooo this party makes Toya a party planner? :rolleyes

  • mirsmommy

    Okay, SR Fam, let's all make a pact to either fulfill or attempt to fulfill, our dreams in 2010.

    I would like to start my own shoe line, as well as open several businesses. I am definitely going to make an attempt at fulfilling at least one of these dreams. :yes:

    Anybody with me on this? :)

  • Shauny

    aww thanks you guys. The reason I say I'm toold is most people wants someone who's done a lot of events and you have to buikd up to that.

    RTB I'm going to email you in a few. THANKS!!

  • http://totallytiny.com Janay

    Awww She is SO precious.Happy birthday lil mama :)

  • MsGaMama_706

    Good for Toya!!! Atleast she is trying to do something besides just being on reality TV.

    Why r yall hating on her hustle!!! It kills me when all we do is hate on people when they r trying to do something with their lives. I'm sure she gets enough money from Wayne that she doesn't need to work....BUT she is!!! That's just envy.

    I sayin, for a 5 year old B-day party aint nothin wrong with that. Looks good to me. I mean damn she is only 5, what should she have bottle of wine on the table, a dance floor, a DJ...BE FOREAL

    And i'm sure that's just all her employees, i'm sure it didnt take all them to do that party.....Geeesh!!!

    I see yall haters on yall job today :hater:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Chase, once you earn your JD, you can take the bar in any state you want. Now start studying for the LSAT.

  • LaTechGrad02

    @Mirs, I'm with you. I plan to go back to school to study nursing :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gf8wD7NIk missy

    Ummm.... *deep sigh* people are haters for not liking the party....

  • Krysi J

    Toya better be glad she wasn't planning this party for Kimmora Lee THE SIMMONS baby....cuz she would have been as good as GONE'T!!

  • mirsmommy

    LaTechGrad02 Says:

    @Mirs, I’m with you. I plan to go back to school to study nursing
    _______________________________________________________

    :cheer: Go for it :cheer:

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Mirs i finally started school this yr and I feel extremely old for puttin in off all this time, especially knowing how old I'll be Monday. I'm tryin not to get depressed but when I think about all the time I wasted it's hard no too

  • MsGaMama_706

    ummmmm *yeah* u cant even see the entire layout of the party...u see one table and a couple folks and u dont like the party.....r u serious :surprised:

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    @mirsmommy, LAtech: I'm with you guys. I'm ready to go back to school for nursing. I guess having another baby is out the picture since we've been trying for 5 years and nothing... Latech, me & you are >>>here<<< on the nursing. What area do you want to specialize in? I would like to work in Triage/ER.

  • mirsmommy

    BROWNSUGAPOET Says:

    Mirs i finally started school this yr and I feel extremely old for puttin in off all this time, especially knowing how old I’ll be Monday. I’m tryin not to get depressed but when I think about all the time I wasted it’s hard no too
    ______________________________________________________

    Happy early birthday, just in case I forget on Monday. :lol: But I understand where you're coming from, but it's also never too late. At least you can say that you are doing it/did it.

    I just don't wanna be that person that says "I shoulda, I coulda, I woulda."

  • ajonesy

    great another adult party being portrayed as something for a child. and i dont think people are knocking the hustle or the hard work of an event planner.

    there just doesn't seem to be much originality in start-up businesses in the ATL. (from my opinion anyway)

    fake foundations, bargain basement event planning, fashion with no fashions, hair, nails, baby mammma, stripper ... did i miss anything?

  • gypsyeyes

    All some ppl need to do is say what they are saying and just put it in all CAPS and they would sound more INTENSE in their comments. ENVIOUS please. My point is that considering the resources that party should look like something more than ordinary.

  • mirsmommy

    Ms.kaylamomma Says:

    @mirsmommy, LAtech: I’m with you guys. I’m ready to go back to school for nursing. I guess having another baby is out the picture since we’ve been trying for 5 years and nothing… Latech, me & you are >>>here<<< on the nursing. What area do you want to specialize in? I would like to work in Triage/ER.
    __________________________________________________

    :lol: MKM, I guarantee, as soon as you take your mind off of having another baby, and you're ready to go back to school, you'll get pregnant. I've seen it happen so many times. :lol: Don't cut me for saying it, because I really don't wanna discourage you from going back to school.

  • ~LovLi~

    I really am all for Black owned businesses, but it's photos like these that answer the question of why some businesses don't succeed. I agree with all that said it doesn't look like something an event planner was needed for. That little table with the candy is really lacking. Why are the Little Princess' photos only 4x6 rather than at LEAST 8x10, 11x13 or bigger? And Princess Tiana is cool, but her photos should NOT be at the forefront! Matter-of-fact why are Tiana's photo's even there? {Sigh} So many things wrong here. Anyway, I certainly hope someone in "The Network" gets certified and/or does some research and clues the other ladies in on what is needed to step up their event planning game in a MAJOR way!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Sooooooo someone is new hereeeeeeeee! :lolol:

    LOL@Missy. We didnt even say we didnt like the party. We just said that creative mamas with wayyyy less budget do this everyday.

    She agrees with us and dont even know it...", i’m sure it didnt take all them to do that party…..Geeesh!!!..."

    PHOTO OP! #wejustsayin

  • Anna

    MsGaMama_706 Says:

    Good for Toya!!! Atleast she is trying to do something besides just being on reality TV.

    Why r yall hating on her hustle!!! It kills me when all we do is hate on people when they r trying to do something with their lives. I’m sure she gets enough money from Wayne that she doesn’t need to work….BUT she is!!! That’s just envy.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    We're not hating on the party but wondering why it took 10 people? I thought there were only 3 at first. :lol:

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com NichelleWalker/nwmasssmedia.com

    doesn;t Dream and Nieava have 3 babies im lost the girl has 4 kids right to much to keep up with

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gf8wD7NIk missy

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........*deep sigh* WOW stans are deep..if they don't like it that's them..if you like it w/e ....let everyone have their own opinion.. geeshhh

    SENTITIVE PEOPLE

  • ontaya brooks

    @MsGaMama, okay you are taking these comments a little too serious, why do we have to be hating to state the truth, we call it like we see it on here, thats how we do. Usually when you have a team, that means you cater different types of parties and this may have been one they felt the need to put out there.

  • ajonesy

    @ anna exactly.

    probably for a photo op. some of those chicks need to be working back at the office looking for more "events". not looking like security for a childs party.

  • gypsyeyes

    OK, she had 10 ppl there and outsourced the candy buffet. So what was done that the mom couldn't do. Reginae's party was done with the same candy buffet company and it was really nice(there were 2 ppl working the candy display). So Toya used her networking skills and called the company. I'm not knocking her hustle but what did they do so special that they would warrant 10 ppl.

  • Shauny

    look at us...we can do it. chase go to law school, mirs start your shoe line, La and mskayla nursing...a great feeling just came over me. We can do it if we really want it. Yall are getting me pumped.

    Has any of you ever seen Matilda? Those of you with children may have. Anywhoo if you've seen it remember when the principal made Brucie eat all of the cake because he stole a slice and Matilda was like, "Come on Brucie, you can do it" when he was about to give up and the entire school cheered him on which motivated him to finish. I know that was kinda long but that's how I feel now.

    The local SR ATLiens are coming out to clown for theirs :lolol: Don't be talking bout their neighbors hustle teeheehee

  • Krysi J

    fake foundations, bargain basement event planning, fashion with no fashions, hair, nails, baby mammma, stripper … did i miss anything?
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    *trying not to agree for fear of being called a hater but*

    Jonesy got a point... :rofl:

  • ~LovLi~

    @Shauny, I love that scene.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    @ mirsmommy, thanks but we haven't really been trying per say for a little over 2 years. Maybe it's just not in the cards for us. My daughter would love to be a big sister, she walks around with her dolls and acts like she's big sister and my aunt and 'nem and his parents are really wanting another grandchild so.... :shrugs:

  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    After reading the comments I had to go back up and take a closer look at the decorations. From what I see it doesn't look Walmart but it also doesn't look like they sprinkled the decorations around, you know a lil hear a lil there. I do know this that cake is expensive, maybe that's where the budget went :shrugs:

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    @mirsmommy, another thing - my fiance' doesn't know this but I'm so scared to return to school. I don't know if I can juggle being a wife, a mommy, a manager, AND a student. I'm so scared of failing, it's ridiculous. BIG UPS to those women that can juggle all those jobs. When my fiance' wanted to go back to school, I was his biggest cheerleader and supported him 100% and now that he's pushing me, I'm making excuses because honestly, I don't want to fail in any area of my life. Is that normal or am I just being a big azz wimp???

  • ~LovLi~

    @Ms.kaylamomma, have you joined or read up on any of the TTC forums?
    I'm not saying that's all it would take for you, but there are many online communities with same/similar experience as yours. :)

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Mskay I saw one of my classmates yesterday and she finally got pregnant after 10yrs! I've been tryin for 5 and about ready to give up.

  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    @ MKM

    I have to tell you that I know exactly how you feel. The good news is you can do it, you can succeed and you will be proud of yourself. You can always start on a part time schedule or part part time. Just take the step and surprise yourself!

  • Peachizz

    @Read,
    Im in Miami Chick!!! :lol:

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    mskay the hardest part is starting but you will feel alot better once you start and it will also motivate you more cause you know you're workin toawards somethin

  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    @ Shauny

    I (((heart))) Matilda. I do have children but I'm watching the movie harder than they are :blink: #dontjudgeme

  • mirsmommy

    Ms.kaylamomma Says:

    @mirsmommy, another thing - my fiance’ doesn’t know this but I’m so scared to return to school. I don’t know if I can juggle being a wife, a mommy, a manager, AND a student. I’m so scared of failing, it’s ridiculous. BIG UPS to those women that can juggle all those jobs. When my fiance’ wanted to go back to school, I was his biggest cheerleader and supported him 100% and now that he’s pushing me, I’m making excuses because honestly, I don’t want to fail in any area of my life. Is that normal or am I just being a big azz wimp???
    ____________________________________________________

    You're a wimp :lol: No, I'm just jokin. It is a lot to take on, but you'll only know if you try. And never say that you failed, just take it as a lesson, you know?

  • http://twitter.com/Danielle_1984 Danielle84

    I think the party looked fun! It was very cute. I refuse to put down a fellow black sister trying to do something! Kudos Toya and best of luck with the company =-)

  • Shauny

    @MKM You know what, it's hard but you can make it work. I was a mommy, fiance, student, full time employee AND was planning my wedding. I went to school for most of the time I planned but the closer I got I stopped because it was too much FOR ME. I finished my spring semester and planned on starting back the fall after the wedding but never did. Now that's just me. I used to be SO focused on not taking a break from school because it's SO hard to return and I was doing so good and then let the wedding planning get the best of me.

    I would be done now had I not stopped. It can be done, just focus girl. Also, I was on the Dean's List EVERY semester which was a great showoff to my kids to let them know that just like they're working hard for their grades, so am I.

  • shunda

    Everyone that wants to go to school of start a business should. I am in my second year of Grad School now and I will be going to Law School after this. I have two children and I am a single parent. It can be done:)

  • gypsyeyes

    @all the MOMS to be. I :heart: you!!! It will happen when God's ready. Don't give up trying though. If I could have babies for women that can't I would. There is nothing like giving birth. I have all of mine natural and breastfed all and I would want all women that want that experience to have that feeling. I would love to donate my eggs. I really need to look into that and see if I'm too old. It will happen ladies, just don't give up.

  • DivaPT

    I tried to look at the positive but that candy display is weak and so is the decorations it should of been over the top im not sure if this is toya's first event she planned but if it was she should of out did herself

  • mirsmommy

    Shauny Says:

    Also, I was on the Dean’s List EVERY semester which was a great showoff to my kids to let them know that just like they’re working hard for their grades, so am I.
    ______________________________________________________

    Awwww. That was/is a good idea. Did your babies strive for better grades because they saw you doing it??? My sister did that with my niece when she went back to school. Each semester, they would plan to get all good grades, reviews, and the Dean's list.

  • free

    BROWNSUGAPOET Says: Mskay I saw one of my classmates yesterday and she finally got pregnant after 10yrs! I’ve been tryin for 5 and about ready to give up.

    *************************************************

    ovulation kit (if you've never tried one). i never realized how small the window actually is.

  • http://twitter.com/Danielle_1984 Danielle84

    Nivea's daughter looks just like her!
    Tubby sure has the right nickname!
    Christina looks beautiful preggers... I don't care for the name Violet tho. Sounds really old!

  • intensemocha

    SIMPLE BROADS KILL ME

    IF THIS WOMAN AND HER FRIENDS WANT TO PUT ON T-SHIRTS AND CALL THEIR ACTIVITIES A BUSINESS-THEN WHY IS THAT A CONCERN TO OTHERS, AT LEAST IN A NEGATIVE WAY

    I COULD DO BETTER, DOLLAR STORE ETC.

    SOME CHICS ARE ALWAYS IN COMPETITION WITH THE NEXT WOMAN-OVER NOTHING, SAYING I COULD HAVE DONE BETTER YADA, YADA

    SIMPLY BASED ON A FEW PICS POSTED

    WHATEVA-THE EXTREMES SOME WOMEN WILL GO TO

    TO BLOW SMOKE UP THEIR OWN ARSE TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL IMPORTANT OR BETTER THAN

  • OutsidetheBox

    :offtopic: I LOVE MATILDA!!! I made all my kids watch it. Its like Roots... for a child LOL You know "stuff" for life.

  • intensemocha

    AND BY THE WAY

    I KNOW YALL DON'T LIKE ME

    AND GUESS WHAT -I DON'T GIVE A SHIAT

  • gypsyeyes

    There she is!!! I was wondering where the INTENSE was. But what we do is no different than when you come in blasting us. Now enough is enough.

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    Everyone want to have a hustle these days. I aint mad. And it seems like Toya and the crew have a swell hustle going. I bet they got paid a mint to "plan" this party which looks like most of which came from Oriental Trading Co. If you can get someone to pay long money for dollar store items, I say your hustle is indeed the bomb dot com.

    I see ya Toya!

    BTW, the kids look fabulous! And C Mili is one beautiful pregnant woman. :)

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Free been there done that, I've been told my next option is invitro but I'm stll tryin to receive that!

  • ajonesy

    some people seriously need to step of their soapbox. save the preaching for the folks on the BET Gospel channel ... smh.

  • http://twitter.com/Danielle_1984 Danielle84

    @INTENSEMOCHA
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    :preach:

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    @INTENSE

    I recognize your plea for help and I'm here for you

  • ajonesy

    amen and halleluj'er ...

  • Shauny

    Mirs - for my older daughter yes, I would say it had a positive impact on her. I think for my little knuckle head son...not so much. He and I stay into it because he has a mindframe of doing just enough to get by. I keep telling him that it will be his downfall in his adult life, I hope he eventually gets that. I will say that he has improved GREATLY this year though and we are in a much tougher school district so I'm proud of him but he still can do better.

    Outside - that, Shrek and the Lion King are my all time favorite children's movies. Matilda is a MUST SEE for every child. I don't mind watching it over and over as an adult.

    Bless your heart INTENSE

  • gypsyeyes

    Where is therapist? She may need to sit on his couch or stool, or bucket, something cuz one been flew over the cuckoos nest.

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    :hug:

  • OutsidetheBox

    You had that lozenge and drink yet? @INTENSE :coffee:

    FOR THE READING COMPREHENSION CHALLENGED: NO ONE IS KNOCKING TOYA OR HER HUSTLE. QUITE THE OPPOSITE ACTUALLY.

    When Toya came on the scene, for me, it was a breath of fresh air! She looks like a "sistah" we all know right? But as a member of the “Birthday set” and Toya’s target demographic, THESE PHOTOS DO NOT MAKE ME WANT TO ENLIST HER SERVICES! WHAT WE SEE CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT AN EP. Maybe there are photos of more elaborate and creative things but SANDY DIDN’T POST THOSE! SHE POSTED THESE SO THIS IS WHAT WE ARE SPEAKING ON!

    Monica reads the comments so maybe Toya does too…Toya: Reginae’s party looked like a blast! I’m sure you will get better with time because we all start somewhere…

    With all the hotti-tooty ppl in Atlanta, how is she NOT going to do things over the top? That’s what they like right? <-Rhetorical.

  • Shauny

    for those sista's trying to have children don't give up, it'll happen. I hear from some women that as soon as they stopped trying is when they got pregnant.

    DAMN Shunda where you been? I haven't seen you post in forever...lol what up

  • LaTechGrad02

    @Ms. K, I'm considering critical care nursing. After 7 years of being really, really unhappy in my present job, it's time for a change. I'm praying for you and Mirs. I know you're both going to be successful :)

  • ~LovLi~

    Intense Mocha, it's too bad you have to stoop to name calling and all CAPSing to try to get your point across, but here I am taking the bait in hopes of having an mature adult exchange with you. This also includes anyone who sees these comments as *ahem* "hating".
    Anyone who owns a business should know that they will be critiqued on a regular basis. They should welcome constructive criticism. They should not hide behind "everyone is just hating on me" when critiqued. The success minded and driven will ask, "What is lacking?" "How can I make it better/more appealing?"
    Not everything is "hating". All people here are wondering is 1) Why doesn't this event look professionally done? 2) Why it took 10 people when it looks like there were only 10 kids in attendance?
    I am all for supporting local businesses, especially Black owned business, but the business world is not for the thin skinned. I hope Toya et company read these comments and feel compelled to reevaluate their way of doing business. If not then they'll be moving on to another venture a lot sooner than they probably want because no one is going to pay very much for something that looks as simple as this event.

  • OutsidetheBox

    @Shauny...I was so mad when my kids didnt LOVE The Lion King like I did!

    Me: *weeping* Wasnt that the greatest movie ever?
    Then: :yawn: It was aiight...what we eating for dinner?

    Lil' bas-tids!

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    The lil princess was too cute awh! Nice party!

  • OutsidetheBox

    *them

  • ajonesy

    @ ~LovLi~

    i agree. and as my grandmother would say, some ppl just don't know no better.

  • mirsmommy

    LaTechGrad02 Says:

    @Ms. K, I’m considering critical care nursing. After 7 years of being really, really unhappy in my present job, it’s time for a change. I’m praying for you and Mirs. I know you’re both going to be successful
    _______________________________________________________

    Awwww, thank you. Here's an e- :hug: I wish you and everyone the best as well. :pray: How long will you have to attend school?

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    mirsmommy Says:"Anybody with me on this?"
    ---
    O yeah, it's definitely time for a career change. I'm about to start training to become a court reporter.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I don't know an unemployed nurse so go for it. You will always have a job if you are good. Just ask Nurse Betty aka Sandra Rose.

    **waving** @INTENSE.

    Sidebar: One thing I am glad that I stayed focused and became an attorney by the age 25. I got the ish over with. I went nonstop. Two weeks after graduating from college, I started a summer law program at my law school. So I ain't trying to look at another classroom unless I am lecturing or meeting with my children's teachers. :lol:

  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    I'M GONNA START TYPING LIKE THIS TOO JUST TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY GET A DOSE OF ME!!! :blink:

  • shunda

    Hey Shauny!!! I post every now and then. The past few days here have been slow so I have been posting. How are you?

  • OutsidetheBox

    No! Not you too!

    *OVERdoses*

  • Shauny

    outside my younger daughter isn't impressed with any Disney movies. She loves her Disney Channel and Nick tv though. My older kids (16 and 14) use to sit silent all the way through the movies when they were her age. Her ass is out of the room within 20 minutes trying to see what we're wathing. She LOVES Matilda though. She'll watch that one over and over.

  • Shauny

    I'm good. This is the last week of my maternity leave..go back to work next week *tears*.

  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    When ever I see Intense has made a post I feel like making the same face my son is making in my gravatar.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    intensemocha Says:

    AND BY THE WAY

    I KNOW YALL DON’T LIKE ME

    AND GUESS WHAT -I DON’T GIVE A SHIAT
    ____________________________________________________________
    I SO HEART you INTENSE!! cuz you are consistent....consistently annoying..like that favorite Auntie that always has something to say. She gets on your nerves, and you know someone is going to get into it with her, but you don't stop inviting her to the family dinners. I means that shyt girl (two fist pumps across my heart)
    And actually in your defense may I just say, if the (at times) offendedness of your comments could be overlooked some people could begin to see that you are not saying anything DUMB...it's just your delivery sucks...but if your'e ok with it so am I

  • http://twitter.com/ChaiLife Yadda Yadda

    ^^^^^^^ :rofl: ^^^^^

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Thanks at everyone for the encouragement. I think I will drink a big glass of courage and go for it.

    @Brownsuga, I've bought so many damn fertility kits that I should own the damn company by now or at least have some stock in it. :lol: I didn't know you and hubby were trying too?? Good luck sweetie!

  • MzAkatude

    The party was really nice see link below. They even had a real Princess well a lady dressed as a Princess

    http://ubringmejoi.smugmug.com/Children/Alaysia-Holidays-5th-Birthday/11301874_ZdY7w#793091599_qBxtY

  • free

    BROWNSUGAPOET Says: Free been there done that, I’ve been told my next option is invitro but I’m stll tryin to receive that!

    **************************************************

    i think it should depend on your age. if you are still in your twenties, i say go for it naturally. if you are in your thirties, there is more urgency.

    my co-workers in their late 30s/early 40s had to have procedures so there is nothing wrong with that if you really want to conceive. your blessing can come in many different ways!

  • Krysi J

    When ever I see Intense has made a post I feel like making the same face my son is making in my gravatar.

    ---------------------------------------------------------

    :rofl: that is SO CUTE!! :grin:

    AND :claps: GG, she definitely fits the annoying auntie bill...!!!

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    ~LovLi~ Says:

    @Ms.kaylamomma, have you joined or read up on any of the TTC forums?
    I’m not saying that’s all it would take for you, but there are many online communities with same/similar experience as yours.
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    No, but I'll check into it. Thanks Lov!

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Free I'll be 35 Monday so my expiration date is almost up!

  • ajonesy

    ggouch ...

    lol. well i'm not ok with it. lmao. and "like me"? wtf is this high school?

    "do u like me? or do you LIKE LIKE me? or not like me?"

    guess which box i'm checking for intense?

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    BROWNSUGAPOET Says:

    mskay the hardest part is starting but you will feel alot better once you start and it will also motivate you more cause you know you’re workin toawards somethin
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Starting is what's scaring me because if I can't handle it, after a certain amount of time has passed, I can't get my money back from the school. My family comes first and if I see that is lacking somewhere then I will think that is my signal to quit school and make sure my family is good. Plus I haven't figured out what to do with my dad yet. I'll have some pillow talk with the hubby tonight.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    :rofl: @ ggouch. You're so crazy chica.

  • OutsidetheBox

    For realz@ ajonesy …cause when you don’t care…you don’t care! You don’t speak on it, address it, or comment THAT YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT IT!

    My BF do that ish too. Claim he don’t care about some ish but stay bringing it up…. I hate to see what you do for the things YOU DO CARE ABOUT… :coffee:

  • crzasallgetout

    @outside
    My husband does too. I always say OK yet he turns right around and brings it back up. SOmetimes he makes me think I'm nuts. lol

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    guess which box i’m checking for intense?
    ___________________________________________________
    :rofl: OHHHHHHHHHHH the memories!!!

  • gypsyeyes

    I have another interview Friday. It's temp to perm but hey, a paycheck is a paycheck and I like having a weekly paycheck. It helps to get caught up faster.

  • MsGaMama_706

    For the record no i'm not new....just dont post much, you're pretty new if i'm not mistaken....thanks

    And to clear the air, i was saying just because you see a pic with the whole staff doesn't mean they all helped with the event

    Not a stan, just dont see how you can not like something when there is only one good pic of the party and thats a table...i'm sure they had table where the quest sat down...do we know how they were decorated....NO

    The child turned 5 not 15

  • free

    BROWNSUGAPOET Says: Free I’ll be 35 Monday so my expiration date is almost up!

    ********************************************

    ok, i am 39 and pregnant with my FIRST (one and done). you need to go head and have that test tube blessing!

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    Congrats FREE!!!!!!!

  • gypsyeyes

    I had my last when I was 34. I don't have my tubes tied because if I meet the right man(and I'll be 37 next month) I would have another.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Congrats Free!!!! YAY!!!

  • free

    Not a stan, just dont see how you can not like something when there is only one good pic of the party and thats a table…i’m sure they had table where the quest sat down…do we know how they were decorated….NO

    ********************************************************

    well when you're sending professionally-taken pics of a professionally-planned party, i'm assuming you're sending the most representative ones. if there were a hellified table in the room, i doubt he would skip over that one and send a pic of the one we see.

  • OutsidetheBox

    @MsGaMaMa… Me? *points at self all innocently* ok but everybody like new ish right? LOL I responded to you because when folks were offering constructive criticism you deemed it “hating”…the only thing we (and by we I mean I) hate is when ppl say … drum roll please…”You’re hating!”

    If you’re not new, you know the lengths these people go through to have some “parties”. Sandy (usually) posts 50-11 pics of their parties all the time, not once has it looked like this. My comment was to let Toya know that this doesn’t look like a “Toya” party.

    A princess theme is the easiest theme in the world. I don’t know what her age has to do with her party reflecting how they usually party…

    @TUBBY, PLEASE SEND MORE PICS to @Sandy so that we can end this debate once and for all! BTW youre daugh is gorgeous!Thanks.

  • OutsidetheBox

    @Free get outta my head. Its big and all but really, there is only room for one!

  • Peachizz

    Congrads Free!!!!!!
    I'm 30 and everyone around me has 3,4, 5 kids.. I see myself waiting until later to have my first and maybe only!!!

  • free

    thanks all. i have step-children/babysitters though.

  • MsG

    Honestly, I see nothing wrong with what Toya did or is doing. She is starting out and maybe was nervous to do this event alone and recruit her good girlfriends to help out since this guy is an industry bigwig and this is for a child. I think the t-shirts were just to look uniform. I am glad to see her leave Lil Wayne's shadow.

    Christina looks adorable and I think she is probably having her baby here in Atlanta since this is where The Dream is from and his family is here.

  • free

    Peachizz Says: Congrads Free!!!!!!
    I’m 30 and everyone around me has 3,4, 5 kids.. I see myself waiting until later to have my first and maybe only!!!

    ************************************

    chile first i said 27 (cause that's when my mom had me), then 30 (beginning of new decade), then 35 (mid-point), then i got scared. time flies, that's all i'mma say. the bad thing is all my friends' kids are now nearly teens. they're gearing up to travel and do stuff and i'm going to be toting a baby.

  • gypsyeyes

    Lets try to resolve this. The table was not a representation on Toya's company. That was a third party company that she hired because of the work that they did for her daughter's party.

  • ajonesy

    @ gypsyeyes

    okay. so then the name of toyas company represents her well.
    the network.

    a network of other people that actually have a business and she will subcontract them as needed, add a "finders" fee, get them to do all the work and take full credit.

    its the american way! lmao thanks for clearing that up :-)

  • Peachizz

    they’re gearing up to travel and do stuff and i’m going to be toting a baby.

    LOL.. The same thing here my friends kids are 12,14,16 etc (they had them young).. I'm traveling now and I'm not stopping not either!!!!!

  • OutsidetheBox

    "...they’re gearing up to travel and do stuff and i’m going to be toting a baby..."

    @Free, I had all my children really early and although I didn’t miss much thanks to great support system, I sometimes mope about a few things, mainly, I didn’t pursue the career I really wanted because I wanted to keep “business hours”…

    When I’m feeling frustrated and wondering wth I was thinking, and my sons teacher has called for the 2nd time this week….when that feeling roars its head and knocks my spirit…

    my one indulgence is that I’ll be in my early 40s when they asses is gone. :pray: Michelle Obama says, “the fun really starts when you’re 40”….

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    @ MKM.....I wanna do trauma nursing too. I used to work in a level one trauma center and I LOVED it.

    :rofl: @ outside

  • OutsidetheBox

    Now you know what @ajonesy :rofl:

    @Gyp...I think the whole thing has turned the wrong way. I doubt any of the ppl on here are knocking Toya. You know we lubs us some Black bid-ness women!

    I just need for Toya to represent like she normally does. Thats all. I still love Toya and her braces!

  • free

    outsidethebox said: my one indulgence is that I’ll be in my early 40s when they asses is gone.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :lolsign: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • free

    @TUBBY, PLEASE SEND MORE PICS to @Sandy so that we can end this debate once and for all! BTW youre daugh is gorgeous!Thanks.

    *****************************************

    someone posted (#153) the link to the full set of pics.

  • ajonesy

    i'll keep the comments to myself regarding the prince and princess .... smh.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I don't believe the hype I don't think that's Toya's company...and the Dream is such a fag-sorry but had to say it...Christina looks good

  • free

    ajonesy Says: i’ll keep the comments to myself regarding the prince and princess …. smh.

    Choco Says: I don’t believe the hype I don’t think that’s Toya’s company…and the Dream is such a fag-sorry but had to say it…Christina looks good

    ***************************************************

    y'all are hard.... :lolol:

    well, i'm looking forward to the next network event!

  • ajonesy

    come on free. did u see his wig tho? lol.

  • free

    ajonesy Says: come on free. did u see his wig tho? lol.

    ***********************************************

    lol! what about his teeth! i mean, who looks gayer:

    - dream

    - prince

    - mayor of atlanta

    the girl looks very familiar though.

  • ~LovLi~

    Lol @ajonesy about the Prince's wig. I can just hear one of my little cousin's asking if that's his real hair with a twisted up "get outta here" look on her face. I can see one of my babies just knowing something's not right and pulling it off his head. Lol

  • ~LovLi~

    Oh and after seeing 600 pictures I feel a bit better about the event, but I STILL stand by what I said about how that candy "buffet" was set up. And I STILL don't see where it took event planners, especially not all 10, to pull to off, BUT then again some things that come easily for some to do are not so facile for others which is why Toya and crew got hired in the first place.

  • ajonesy

    @ ~LovLi~ & free

    LMAO!

  • OutsidetheBox

    :rofl:

    So I just looked at the pics and was like, "ooohhh a princess!" THEN I SAW THE PRINCE :wtf:

    :rofl:

    I still stand by my original assessment after having looked at ALL THE PICS.... The kids look like they had a wonderful time tho...even the one where bday girl was :crying: . Its her party. She can cry if she want too!

  • Peachizz

    That Tuggy show iz a big ole dude!!!

  • OutsidetheBox

    ~LovLi~

    So you got family like my kids...these some "new" kids. You cant be stepping to them kids like that!

    I can only imagine what my lil "hood" neices woulda said bout "the Prince" :lolol:

  • MzAkatude

    OH I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the pic of the Prince I knew I had to post the link because words couldn't explain! Over all cute party!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ MzAkatude: I loved all the pics. I was impressed with their choice for the prince. He really looked the part. He looked like a cartoon character come to life - and I mean that in a good way. :)