Liam is 10 months

Hello 10 months!
  • This months photo was quite a challenge since my little man just never wants to stop moving. I thought it would be fun to share the many attempts I had at getting him to lay on the sheep skin.
  • About 2 weeks ago Liam really started crawling and hasn't looked back. I'm glad for his new found mobility and wish I had eyes in the back of my head because he has an affinity for open doors.
  • Celebrated my first Mother's day this month with Li! It was a delightful day.
  • Liam now likes to look at books instead of eating them!
  • Exploring the kitchen is a favorite
  • He loves being outdoors, whether it be sitting on the porch while we have dinner, going for a stroller ride, biked ride, swing ride or ride on Jason's shoulders!
  • He loves our cat, Chips! He squeals in delight at the sight of him, which is why I couldn't resist the shirt he's wearing for his 10 month photo. Chips on the other hand runs away in terror because of one too many fur grabs from Li. We are working on pat gently :)
  • His new noises consist of blowing raspberries and makes ssss sounds + paired with his new facial expressions, we can't help but laugh at his antics all day long.


Mother's Day with Liam + Family

This was what my Mother's day looked like this year! Breakfast in bed, a day to sit through the entire church service ( thanks to my husband who wasn't busy doing sound) and then brunch at our place with my family. It's becoming some what of a tradition now. 

I tried my hand at chocolate eclairs for the first time! They came out great! So much easier than I thought they were to make. You can find the recipe here.
I just changed the chocolate on top. I made a chocolate ganche instead. Basically you just heat cream till hot, add chocolate( like chocolate chips or chopped semi-sweet chocolate) and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir and let cool and pipe the chocolate on top of your filled pastry. 
They turned out great!


fish tacos + mojitos + the best salsa

Recently we celebrated the warm weather and sealing up our wooden porch furniture with our first meal outside for the season.

On the Menu:
fish tacos
chips + salsa

I pan cooked some white fish. Recipe can be found here.
Also made some really fresh tasting, super quick salsa. You really should try it. It's the best I've ever had. Can't wait to make it again this summer but with just picked tomatoes from the garden!
And lastly mojitos! I made a whole pitcher of them this time. Usually we just make them by the glass.This was pretty simple and great for parties or when you want more than one! Yes please.

Mint Mojitos by the Pitcher

1/2 c. mint leaves
6 oz. simple syrup
8 oz. lime juice
8 oz. white rum
1 bottle seltzer

In a glass pitcher add mint, simple syrup and lime juice. Muddle together. Add the rum! This can be made ahead. When ready to serve pour in the seltzer and garnish with a lime!

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