Friday, December 31, 2010

1st Birthday Party!

The menu consisted of:  Chicken and Pork Tamales, Guacamole, Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas, Red and Green Sauces, Tamarind Pepitas, Hot Sweet Pepper Sauce w/ Cream Cheese, Vanilla Cup Cakes w/Whipped Cream and Champagne (for the big kids)


Granny Olive, Papi'

Gaga, Poppa

Uncle Rex, Aunt Karen, Richard

Ms. Pam, Ms. Mary Jo

Great Grandma Anne, Grandma Patty

Papi', Ms. Mary Jo, Ms. Elsa, Ms. Carina, Ms. Pam

Gifts, Gifts And More Gifts...

Let them eat cake!!!

Homemade whipped cream and vanilla cake!

Dr. Seuss

This was the take away gift
 Brase gave to his "little" party guests.

Have You Had Your Break Today?

We are not a "McDonald's Family" but today we made an exception.  We took Brase for a special birthday lunch at the golden arches.  He loved it! 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Key to my heart...

One of the gifts I gave Brase this year was a holiday journal.  I want to write a poem, note or brief letter about our holiday and past year.  It is really a reflection of how I see life with my son.  The pages will grow in volume year by year as our family's story unfolds.  It is a gift that will keep giving even when I am no longer around to write the words.  I want my son to always remember that he is loved.  And... he is loved with all my heart and my entire soul.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 24, 2010

Today, we attend the Children's Mass and watched the Nativity come to life.  Brase giggled, slept and enjoyed himself.

A small dinner was hosted at our home.  The menu consisted of crab cakes w/dill sauce, shrimp w/tomatoes and capers, poached salmon w/poppy seed vinaigrette, steam asparagus w/lemon and red potatoes w/rosemary.  Brase had his own special entree of homemade macaroni and cheese.  Gaga also contributed with her famous Key Lime pie.  The Advent wreath was lit with white candles, baby Jesus was placed in his crib and presents were exchanged. 

Christmas Eve 2010

Poppa, Brase, Gaga


We open our gifts on Christmas Eve.  Brase recieved a Fisher Price Clock and mini Raggedy Andy doll from Daddy and Papi'.  Gaga and Poppa gave him a tiny Tonka Truck that lights up and make lots of noise.