Sunday, May 22, 2011

Feliz Cumpleanos for Daniel!

He turns one this week.
He's here from Arizona.
Excuse for a fiesta!
Here we go...

Mojitos, Mormon Style

It's South of the Border vittles.
The homemade version of Macaroni Grill's Lemon Passion Cake was our sweet ending tonight. I'm not normally a chain food diner, but this cake is cause for the one exception. A tres leches mixture saturating a dense lemon cake, lemon mousse & sweetened whipped cream topping, and don't forget the homemade caramel drizzled on top. It was a 6+ hour ordeal to make, quite literally. I'd like to think it was worth the time though.

My little elfkin nephew, affectionately known as "Mo Mo", brother to our guest of honor this evening. The bruises and cuts on the right side of his head? Well, that is a whole other post about why child safety gates are not all that safe.
My lilacs from the backyard are exquisite right now. Their fragrance with all this rain permiates the room with the smell of outside.


  1. Danny thanks you for the AMAZING party, Aim!

  2. I miss fiestas of all sorts at your house. You know how to do it right - everything always looks, tastes, & feels great. Love the pics & ideas.