Strawberry Popsicles

Well we've had a "heat warning" here in AZ for what seems like FOREVER!! So the last few days the little munchkin has had an afternoon treat after we go swimming. It's hilarious how at first he doesn't want to touch it and then within 30 seconds he is fully invested in devouring the (all fruit!) entire thing-including licking his fingers.


My Mom's 50th Bday Party

So last weekend I helped my dad to throw my Mom her 50th birthday party and it ended up being so perfect for her. I sometimes struggle with my birthday and she is such a great example of loving the day. I should be more like that.

Menu: Hoisin Chicken Skewers, Cilantro Lime Rice, Egg Rolls, Fruit Salad, Green Salad, Barefoot Contessa Coconut Cake/Cupcakes, Browned Butter Island Cookies

*My mouth is watering just typing all of that out. I wish there had been more leftovers!

I wish I had taken pictures when all of their friends were there but I was too busy so these are just some pre-party with my immediate family and then with my mom's brother and his wife. As you can see, my baby is just ignored all the time :)

I wish I had know that this was going to happen so that I could warn her but I had no idea! I was taking pictures of her blowing out the candles and all of a sudden my brothers and Stuart decided to silly string my mom. They got her so good-I felt really bad. Stuart was super happy the plan worked as you can see in the picture. I'm so happy she is a good sport-I probably would have been mad and not laughing!


Four Generations

After nearly a year of trying to get this picture, failing to only get 2 or 3 of them at a time, it FINALLY happened! Taken at Papa's 82nd birthday bash last Sunday. Success feels good.


Turkey Meatballs

I think he liked them. And I just love when he crinkles his nose as he smiles.