Someone had a birthday!!!!
The kids were so excited to give Roman his silly monster that we did it right after he woke up.
Actually that was the second thing. There was something we did RIGHT after he woke up...
Happy Birthday Kid. And done.
I put up a post on Freecyle asking for a push car and scored two toys that Roman has been playing with non-stop.
We had a fantastic party weekend with family. Thank God they all came to my house because I was completely out of commission with allergies yesterday. Spent the entire day toting around tissues and feeling my way through the house through squinty eyelids.
And the party came together perfectly..
once we brought out the BALLOONS!!!
I had no idea my husband had been hiding his balloon tying skills from me for all these years.
We had swords,
and even huge narwhals!!!
The birthday kids got spoiled big time
And Roman got this awesome and thoughtful gift from his godparents!!!
|Pictures of St. Roman and St. Felix|
And of course - Cake!!!
Roman still has a severe egg allergy and I am also trying to avoid grains with him for a couple more months, so I made these grain-free Chocolate Cookie Cups and just make a couple without egg for him. I topped them with a variation of the strawberry cream on that recipe and this Chocolate Frosting recipe.
2 cans of Thai Kitchen full fat coconut milk
2 tbsp honey
2-4 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups strawberries
Cook the strawberries, honey and maple syrup. Add vanilla extract and blend with immersion blender. Open the cans of coconut milk and put in your fridge overnight. In the morning, scrape the hard coconut milk into a bowl. Add the strawberry syrup a little at a time to keep the consistency thick until the flavor is good. (Use the rest of the syrup in oatmeal or on pancakes!!)
Why did I bother posting that recipe?? Because you need to make it. Weekly. For real.
My favorite photos of the day are from when my niece Ramona munched on her mini muffin. She had some frosting dripping down her face and tried her very best to lick it
But she missed ;)
Oh - and I didn't serve those to the adults. We had the "real dessert:"
Crockpot Hot Fudge Sundae
And the ice cream maker turned into a sprinkle dispenser only. After we realized our bowl should be frozen 12 hours ahead of time.
Still a success!!
And now excuse me while I try to neti-pot my allergies into submission.