jojo's birthday!

It has been so fun having my mom here in town this week and it was an even bigger treat to have her here on her birthday! Today was my mom's birthday and we celebrated all day:)
Picnik collage
I woke up at 6 this morning to make a coffee cake (yes that is suppose to be a coffee cake in that picture) for my mom's birthday. Well...at least it was the thought that counts, right? I used Kristen's recipe and thought that I did everything right until I pulled it out of oven! It was flat as a pancake and maybe one of the worst tasting things ever! I took one bite and had a horrible aftertaste for hours. Poor Ella tried a bit and was wiping her tongue with a napkin! It really was so gross. So after talking to Kristen it turns out I forgot to add 2 cups of sugar to the recipe! I blame it on the pregnancy and the fact that it was way too early to be baking. I can't believe I forgot to add sugar!
So after we dropped Ella off at school my mom and I went to get a pedicure. We went to this fantastic spa called Woodhouse. It was so nice and very relaxing.
Picnik collage
We picked Ella up from school and headed straight to the best cupcake place ever! It's called Cake and it has the best flavors. We picked up a dozen of assorted cupcakes and ate half of them to make up for our lack of sugar in the breakfast coffee cake. (the writing is messed up on the cupcakes because I totally dropped them getting out of the car. once again, I blame pregnancy)
Picnik collage
Picnik collage
Ella can sing Happy Birthday all by herself and it is just the sweetest thing to hear. So of course we sang and re-lite the candles about 5 times. Ella loves birthdays, just like her Jo Jo and mama.
For dinner we made Bob and I's favorite meal. Chicken taquitos. (recipe here)
They are melt in your mouth good and even my picky eater Ella ate one! After we thought we couldn't eat anymore we just had to give the coffee cake one more try, this time making sure I added the sugar. It turned out to be so yummy! (recipe here)
It was such a fun day celebrating my mom's birthday and I am so thankful that we could spend the day with her. We love you mom, happy birthday!


kristen said...

happy birthday jojo!! love you so much!!

Anonymous said...

awww now i want some bonding with my momma and my babygirl :( lols and Happy Birthday to jojo :)

jojo said...

Thank you for the perfect Birthday! It was so fun! You have a special gift of making people feel so special! Thank you so much!

Honey said...

What a special birthday for JoJo! Y'all look like you are having so much fun this week. Ella is such a big girl now! So beautiful...just like her Mom and JoJo!

Carrie said...

I still think it is so weird that I sent you a recipe that you already make, and were making the next day. WEIRD. Looks like y'all had a fun day! Happy Birthday JoJo!

Lifethrualinds said...

Happy birthday JoJo!! Looks like ouch a fun day! Glad y'all could spend it together! p.s. I love Ella's cute black and white dress!!

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