Monday, March 18, 2013

11 Months


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Moving on, another highlight to note is that A is 11 months old today.  As in one month away from her 1st birthday.  Exactly one year ago today, Ashlynn and I were getting showered by our loved ones.






Her birthday party invitations were dropped in the mailbox this morning and planning is in full swing.  I've already taken down the St. Patrick's Day gear and plan on getting some of her things up in the meantime, doubling as "Easter/Spring" decor since I don't have too much stored for the Easter holiday, and having to swap decorations every two weeks (St. Pats, Easter, Birthday) seems too exhausting.


Also, we had a great weekend.  Our party ended up being pretty low key, but fun was had by all who came.  Ashlynn had a busy day of running around with her walker.





I made some different treats for this year.  Not having a working kitchen (since we had no floors) made it impossible for me to have time to make Irish Potatoes or homemade mint chocolate cupcakes.  Instead I made some chocolate covered mint oreos and some good old boxed yellow cupcakes with store bought chocolate icing with a few drops of mint extract added, topped with Lucky Charms... natch.




We finished off the weekend by celebrating St.Patricks Day with avocado pancakes for breakfast (Ashlynn ate two), some Guinness bread baked by the Gilbert Girls, and some baked roasted garlic chicken with fried cabbage, onion, and baby carrots.  I grew up having corned beef and cabbage every single year, so I'd like to find a great non-beef recipe we can start as a tradition.  This one was made up on the fly, but it was delicious.  We all cleared our plates, even Ashlynn!



I hope everyone had a fun weekend and that the holiday hangover, or just regular hangover - you pick, isn't treating you so rough this Monday morning!


10 comments:

  1. Wow, what Irish loveliness!


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    1. Thank you! Going to check your giveaway!

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  2. So much has happened to you in a year! It looks like a great party. You are amazing for pulling all of that together. :)

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    1. It is crazy to think that way... what a year it's been!

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  3. wow A is really on the move! B has been getting pretty courageous with her standing unassisted but I don't trust her with her walker yet...

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    1. seriously, give B a shot! The first time I tried it, she of course pushed too hard and fell, but I had my foot in front of the wheels, so she didn't totally eat it. She just realized she couldnt use it to push and just more for balance. I tried a few days later and after the initial hard push, she just started using it for balancing and now is seriously darting around the house. She only stands solo for a wobbly 30 seconds or less, so I would think if B can balance to stand, she can prob use the walker. I still don't let her on the hardwood, just afraid she'll slip with her socks or the wheels will go too fast.

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  4. I want those cupcakes and oreos in my tummy now!!

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    1. Get over here and eat the leftovers!! I need to stop!

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  5. How cute are you?? And your little girl- she is so darling!

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