Monday, July 14, 2014

June Birthdays

Emerson and my birthday were only days apart in June.

We celebrated this last weekend. Our theme was bubbles.

Aunt Terra made stuff for tacos, Grandma made 3 different flavors of homemade ice cream. I made Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Cookies, and Zucchini Brownies.

I didn't plan on making so many desserts, but here's why I did: 
  • At first I made extra Chocolate Chip Cookies for our works, and they devoured most of the cookies. One girl from my husband work sent a note home with him saying, "You make the best cookies ever." Needless to say I had to make something else, or more Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  • I decided to make Zucchini Brownies. We have so many Zucchini's from our garden. I need to use them up in whatever ways I can. Why not add them to desserts? They were so good! The problem was: The Daddy wrote the recipe down for me. *He used his Smart Phone, since we didn't have internet. The recipe was for a 9x9 pan. I was thinking it would be for a 9x12 pan. I didn't want him to have to find a whole other recipe to write down. So I went with it.

  • Looking at my desserts, it still looked like we were limited. A little of this, and a little of that. Our family is growing! We have 10 adults, 2 teens, 4 active boys and Emerson who doesn't eat much and Edison who only gets Mommy's milk. Back to the drawing board. I made Lemon Cookies. They were so good!
All the desserts were really small. Many people took one of everything. All were made with gluten free flour. The brownies had coconut sugar. The cookies were made with coconut oil instead of butter. None of it was healthy, but it was better than the original recipes.

Here's what I got Emerson: Matching hat, tie, and leg warmers. He looked great!

Daddy said, "You really do pick out good presents." That's the first time he's ever told me that. I've been buying most of the presents for years.

Emerson got a bike from one Grandma. His other Grandma got him a swing. He's just learning how to grip things. This is a bike he's used in therapy. That thing on his head is a hearing aid he's testing out.

Here's Edison being passed around:

Terra looks scary in the background. This is Edison with Grandma - my Mom.

This is Great Aunt Becky with Edison. The boys think of her as a Grandma.

Here's Isaak holding his youngest cousin Edison.

Grandpa wouldn't let Edison sleep. He kept touching him. Then Edison woke up crying. Right after Edison woke up I looked over and there is Grandpa - my Dad sleeping away. What was I to do? I tickled my Dad. I touched and pestered him just like he did his grandson. He was annoyed with me, but that's ok. I get this pestering side from him. Secretly I know he enjoyed the attention.

What did I get?

My parents give me money and 1 item. This time I got a Fellowes Laminator. I got 2 bread pans. Daddy gave me a leaf blower | sucker. Romantic I know. I asked for all the above.


Masshole Mommy said...

GAH, I can's stand how cute he is in that little hat & tie. Happy Birthday to both of you.

Harry Flashman said...

Happy Birthday to you and to him. You have a really good extended family. I never, ever see my family anymore. They are too far away.

Theresa Mahoney said...

My gosh, Emerson is so darn cute in that getup I can't stand it! I just want to give him a big hug!

You look fabulous in the first photo. So happy and glowing :)

mail4rosey said...

Haha, a leaf blower is an awesome present. I love mine. :)

Happy Birthday to you both, and I love the tie/hat you got your nephew. :)

And hurrah he got a bike! :)

Loving the little sweet new baby, such a cutie pie!!

Maryann D. said...

Happy Birthday to you and Emerson and also Edison is adorable!
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Terra Heck said...

Happy birthday to the both of you! Emerson looks adorable in the outfit you got him.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy birthday to the both of you. This means double the cake!!

Eat To Live said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you. I need a leaf blower here too.

~ Noelle said...

Hope you had a great birthday!!!!!
Leaf blower, huh?
That is too funnu


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