Family Fun With Carmelo and LaLa

Family Fun With Carmelo and LaLa
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 08, 2008

1 of 16 Jenna Walker

LaLa and Carmelo try to keep up with their 21-month old son, Kiyan Carmelo, as he prepares to make a run for it.

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3 of 16 Jenna Walker

LaLa and Carmelo await Kiyan with open arms as he makes a mad dash to receive their hugs and kisses.

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5 of 16 Jenna Walker

LaLa and son Kiyan aren’t camera shy as they pose in front of their home.

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Carmelo can’t resist showering his love on his firstborn and lil’ Kiyan doesn’t seem to mind his Daddy’s tender loving care.

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Kiyan enjoys the hand-drawn clouds on his ceiling as well as a slew of stuffed animals. On the walls are Sesame Street buildings and Elmo chairs.

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An Elmo greeting sign welcomes visitors to Kiyan’s Room. “He loves Elmo,” says LaLa. “So we had to decorate his room with all the Sesame Street characters.”

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Another view of Kiyan’s room displays LaLa holding a 3-month-old Kiyan and one of their two Rottweilers, Capone (Not shown: the other dog’s name is Gotti). “Kiyan plays with the dogs all day,” says LaLa. “They are great because they are trained to protect and not harm so he really enjoys them.”

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13 of 16 Jenna Walker

Another view of Kiyan’s room displays more of the Sesame Street mural with Big Bird leading the way.

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Kiyan’s Elmo table for two is the perfect sitting area for child’s play.

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16 of 16 Jenna Walker

Babies grow so quickly, and Kiyan might just surpass his father Carmelo’s height of 6 feet and 8 inches. A personalized Sesame Street wall measuring tape keeps record of Kiyan’s rapid growth.

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