it all began friday, may 20th – the day i picked my family up from the airport: my dad, the Mahm, my brother reed and my lovely new sister sarah kate. they were finally here! i was so excited to get the weekend started – the weekend/week we would celebrate my first baby’s first birthday.
that night we had a relaxing dinner at home… and then the craziness started.
on the morning of saturday, may 21st, we started the day with a lot of yumminess. i made my breakfast burritos (this time with chorizo and it RULED) and coffee cake. i thought we would have leftovers for the next day, but we pigged out pretty hard core and there was nada left. and… there were only 5 and a half of us.
if i had borne a daughter who didn’t like salsa,
i am not quite sure what i would do.
next, the work.
my family got to it like whoa. they took on jobs decorating, cleaning, organizing, cooking, dishwashing… you name it, they helped me do it.
we made munchies for the partygoers: bite size tacos (using scoops chips), marinated cheese (always my go-to, SO delicious) and watermelon, feta & black olive skewers.
well, they were supposed to be skewers. but the dang feta kept breaking apart. so it became a salad. in a bowl.
we made gingersnap cupcakes with vanilla cinnamon buttercream frosting and also chocolate crumb-topped cupcakes.
oh em gosh they were good.
and then all of a sudden it was 1 o’clock and people started showing up…