There’s Ice Cream in my Cake! August 20, 2013
This weekend, we celebrated my big 3-0. Irving surprised me by picking up take-out from Mozza (it’s been on my LA Foodie bucket list for a while!) The picnic pack came with two pizzas, dessert and a bottle of wine. Sounds like a party to me!
We tried to conceal our ‘open container of alcohol’ behind the stroller. Shhh! We’re such rebels!
PS: Thanks for the cool picnic wine holders mom and dad!
The dessert was a decadent Butterscotch pudding with Sea Salt and whipped cream. MMmm. Pretty much the best picnic ever. I am one lucky girl.
But that’s not all! Irving also surprised me with a cake, and we decided to save it for the following night. Check. It. Out.
Let me set this up for you…. Baskin Robbins Ice Cream cake…. with cake on the bottom and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream inside…. and three scoops of icecream in little cones on top (Snickers, Peanut Butter Cup and Salted Oreo). Yep. Are you kidding? Nope, not kidding.
I think Adele was pretty bummed it wasn’t her birthday. Look at that face!
1st Birthday Party July 1, 2013
Yep, if you’re counting, this was Adele’s third birthday celebration. And her third smash cake. What can I say, go big or go home, right? The first birthday is special enough to be celebrated three times, right?
Haha, Aunty Laurie remembered that both Irving and I had a birthday candle, so she bought Adele one! YAYYY!!!!!
Adele is such a lucky lady, she was surrounded by love on her special day.
Happy Birthday, Adele. So happy you had such another wonderful day to celebrate. You are one lucky, spoiled little girl. Thank you so much to all of our friends and family who showered her with love. xo
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Happy Birthday to you! June 17, 2013
I’m going for the record of ‘most 1st birthday posts ever’. How am I doing so far? ha! I can’t help it. My Mommy-and-Me teacher told me to celebrate as much as I want. So we did! After all, you only turn ONE once!
After our fun lunch, we set up a drop cloth (the same one from our studio photo shoot! And… yes. It still had cake crusted on it from that cake smash.) Anyways, we found a shady spot under a big tree that looked out over the hotel golf course, and we let the birthday girl enjoy her first official birthday cake.
Here’s a video of us singing “Happy Birthday” to her for the first time!!!!
After all three of us were covered with pink frosting, we cleaned up by jumping in the lazy river and doing a little bit of swimming. Then when we all came down from our sugar high, Adele took a nap in the room while Irving and I chatted. I love mini-vacations!
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Lunch at The River June 12, 2013
Across the street from the Rancho Las Palmas hotel is a small, but pretty, mall with lots of great restaurants. They call it “The River” for the water features that run through it, it’s really nice. On Saturday afternoon, we headed out in search of lunch. We ended up choosing Michaels Pizzeria and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was really authentic (reminded me of Rome!) and the atmosphere was fun. And there were crayons!!
She loves being at the table with us. I really enjoy eating out with her.
Once our food arrived, we gave Adele bites here and there. We ordered her a vegetable/farro salad, but she was really lusting after my pizza. In addition to some yummy bites with sauce and cheese, I ended up also giving her my crust to gnaw on at the end and she LOVED it. That seriously kept her busy for 20 minutes and at the end, it was pretty much gone.
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1st Birthday Weekend Celebration June 11, 2013
Since our families don’t live close by, we decided to skip on the iconic ‘1st Birthday Party’ and celebrate just the three of us with a quiet weekend away instead. On Friday night, we headed to Rancho Mirage (oh, hey President Obama!) to stay at the Rancho Las Palmas hotel. The room was great, we kept the AC blasting to combat the 102* temps outside!
We traveled with our Pack N’ Play and set it up in the bathroom. She slept great, all night long, both nights we were there. We kind of missed her though and wished she was cuddling with us, but alas, baby needs her sleep.
After we were done exploring the room, we decided to brave the insane temperatures and venture out for a walk. We ate at a BBQ place across the street that was pretty fun. Adele dined on Jalapeño cornbread, sweet potatoes and parts of my hamburger. I’m trying to remember if there was a vegetable in there somewhere…. [thinks for a second] oh yes, the corn in the cornbread. Does that count? Good times.
The next morning was a special day. Adele turned one. June 8th. When we heard her wake up, both Irving and I ran in to grab her and smother her with kisses and hugs. We sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her twice. A special day indeed. We let her open up some presents! Her friend Sophie gave her the best gift ever. A book that lights up and sings. Mind blown.
We got her the SmarTrike dream and she LOVES it! I mean, it has a cell phone, come on!
Cell phones are tasty!
Eventually, the trike converts (little by little) into a big wheel tricycle! I like quality toys that grow with the child. A+ so far (which is more than I can say about the piece-of-crap plastic shopping cart we tried to buy her at target… yea, that will be returned asap. You win some, you lose some).
Happy Birthday, Adele!
Part 2 of our trip coming soon!!