Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jason's First Birthday (Elmo Theme)

Well since the whole move to Miami I have been having a hard time keeping up with my blog. Between taking care of the little man and ajusting to the hubby's new schedule things have been a little crazy around here. So I know I am a month late but I guess it's better late than never to post Jason's first birthday party pics. I spent the two weeks before the party making all of the details like the Elmo lanterns, cupcake stand, personalized Sesame Street sign, food labels, Elmo goodie boxes and etc. The day before the birthday I spent the whole day baking cupcakes, making chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered pretzels and Oreo Elmo pops which were a huge hit!! I will be blogging about the Oreo Elmo pops soon!!

*** Warning: I am about to post a crazy amount of pictures but it's the little man's first birthday and I am one proud momma!! ***



Food Table

Elmo Lantern

Birthday banner

I will be blogging about these soon!!

The Cupcake stand

Gold fish

The goodie boxes I made

Jason's personalized Sesame Street sign

Cake table

Playing pin the one on Elmo

The birthday boy cheated

All the kids!!

The Elmo hat that his Yaya (Grandma) gave him

Singing Happy Birthday

Blowing out his first candle

He wanted his cupcake right away

The first bite

Ooopps Daddy got some cake on his face

"It's ok daddy, I will help you"

"ok that's enough daddy I am full"

Grandpa and Jason taking a nap

My sweet little man was super tired

With Love,


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dear Jason...

A year ago today my life changed. God gave me the gift of becoming a mother. Thank you for making my life brighter. When you look at me with those big eyes of yours you make my heart melt. I want you know that I will always be the rock you need to keep you grounded. The best friend you need when you need a hand to hold. The shoulder you need to cry on. And your cuddle buddy when you have a bad dream. I love you little man and thank you for blessing my life everyday.

 With Love,
Your Momma 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coconut Macaroons

I am back!! So here is an update on what has been going on:
  • The hubby got back from San Diego
  • We moved from South Carolina to Miami
  • Got the house unpacked and organized
  • Planning the little man's first birthday party (which by the way is this Sunday!)
  • Spending a lot of family time together before the hubby goes back to work
I am so happy to start blogging again!! Ok now on to the recipe. I made these coconut macaroons for my mommy, which she loved. They are so easy to make and extremely yummy. 

  • 5 Cups of Flaked Coconut
  • 2/3 Cups of All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 14oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla extract

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Combine coconut, flour and salt in a large bowl.

Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

With a small ice cream scoop, drop coconut mixture 1 inch apart on to cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove macaroons from oven and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.


With Love,