FC Barcelona Bday!

Welcome to Messi Madness aka my son’s third birthday.  I was a year behind in posting last year’s pictures, so this year I am getting on it right away.

My little man is absolutely crazy about soccer and of course Lionel Messi. He runs through our home yelling “Mama soy Messi y mi hermano es Neymar Jr.”  When we asked him what theme he wanted for his birthday he had many ideas. But in the end he narrowed it down to FC Barcelona and Frida Kahlo.  While we didn’t end up with the Frida theme this year, he did insist on leaving the Frida Kahlo painting up in the kitchen so that everyone the party would see it.

Some of the highlights of the party included: a chocolate fondant soccer ball cake, royal icing soccer jersey and soccer ball cookies, chocolate soccer ball lollipops, lots of FCB diecuts (made on the Cricut Explore), chocolate covered Oreos with soccer toppers, a FCB fruit platter, and of course FCB gear for the whole family.

Holding the Cookie
My little boy delighted that we FINALLY allowed him to eat a royal icing cookie.

Party Table
Side View Table
The desert table.

FCB Cake
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The chocolate fondant soccer ball cake.

FCB Diecut
Chocolate soccer ball lollipops.

FCB Royal Icing Cookies
Royal icing cookies.

FCB Family
Family
Our family in full FC Barcelona gear.

FCB Fruit Platter
The epic FCB fruit platter made by my dear friend Lamia.

FCB Plates
Custom plates for the birthday boy.

FCB Photographer
Our awesome photographer also wore FCB gear.

FCB Chocolate Balls
Chocolate soccer balls.

FCB Porch
I wish I had more time to decorate the porch, but with two small children I had to pick my “battles” and decided to focus my energy on the inside. However my wonderful papi made the impossible happen and somehow magically jerry rigged this flag into place. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the DELICIOUS tacos from Cafe Catedral– hands down the best party food ever.

birthday boy
Getting in some soccer
And of course my little Messi periodically stopped partying and got in some serious kicks.

Stay tuned for photos of my second son’s first birthday coming in August. This will be our second Elmo themed birthday, as my first son also celebrated his first birthday in Elmo style.

Photos by Nick Cartwright

My little guy’s GRRiffic 2nd birthday

He LOVES Daniel Tiger and this was his last rendezvous as an only child*, so I figured we’d celebrate him to the max. And celebrate we did…

I went way overboard on all the little details and decorations but I was so busy chasing around my toddler and making sure everyone was having a good time that I didn’t get any photos of the actual event itself.  But at least I had some photos pre-party of some of my prep work.

*An entire year has passed and I just realized I never published this post. My son (pictured here) turned three two weeks ago and the other one is almost a year old.

Daniel Tiger Royal Icing Cookies
Daniel Tiger Royal Icing Cookies

O the Owl Royal Icing Cookies
O the Owl Royal Icing Cookies

Daniel Tiger Cake
Daniel Tiger Cake

Tiger Cake Inside
Tiger Cake Inside

Daniel Tiger Diecuts
Prince Wednesday, Katerina Kitty Cat, Miss Elaina and Daniel Tiger Diecuts

Playing with Diecuts
Playing with the diecuts

Daniel Tiger Crayons
Daniel Tiger Crayons

 

Sesame Street 1st Birthday

Adán loves Elmo and I love Adán. So needless to say, his 1st birthday had to be an Elmo/Sesame Street extravaganza. And believe me, I worked my butt off to make it happen.

I know I am 4 months behind, but here are some photos of his big day. My only regret is that I don’t have better images of the party, as I was running around like a crazy lady making sure everything was in order. Lesson learned… hire a photographer (aka barter with a photographer friend) to take pics of the next one.

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Healthy snacks! #babys1stbirthday

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With my besties #babys1stbirthday

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Yo Soy Oro

Yo Soy Oro is a state of mind, a feeling and a destination. I Am Gold means as good as it gets, the best that money can buy, constantly increasing in value. El Centro de Oro is all that and more. Third generation family owned businesses thrive, while new investments bring change to the streets. Lovely long haired ladies in shiny gold outfits stride confidently down clean sidewalks where bright yellow big bellies on every corner keep trash where it belongs. Taste the rich flavors of tropical dishes and rock to the sounds of solid gold hits from the best of Latin music.

El Bohio

Jerrys

Lamboy

happy healthy #artbaby

He is crawling around like crazy, just got his first tooth, still prefers breast milk as his drug of choice, and LOVES art!

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Piano. #artbaby

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#artbaby

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Obsessed with the Obsession

As many of you know, I am obsessed with our collective obsession with Frida Kahlo.  And with all of the never discovered before photos, writings, and found artifacts, the internet is a playing field for all new things Frida. I try to catalog as many of these things as well as Frida inspired art, photos as Frida, Frida tattoos, and Frida products on obsessedwithfridakahlo.tumblr.com.

 

Nursing day and night is no joke. But hey don’t take it from me.

I’m just providing sustenance to a human being.

Mommy’s Boobies

Milestones

After two weeks of wonderful fist sucking delight, the baby finally found his thumbs!

Other huge milestones of this week include:

* making constant eye contact with his mami and daddy
* recognizing (and loving) his reflection in the mirror
* holding his head up on his belly and while sitting up
* making splashes of joy in the bathtub

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Levantando la cabeza. #tummytime

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What can I say?  I love being a mami.

Nursing symphony: wanted breastfeeding mamas

Do you love nursing your baby? Does your little one “perform” every time he or she is at your breast? I am working on new breastfeeding series that will include the sounds of nursing babies. I am looking for moms to contribute audio recordings of babies feeding. If you are interested in having the sounds of your baby feeding included in the piece please let me know.

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