My little boys love their aunt Ana. She lives in New York City but like clockwork, she is here to visit for every big event and appears at my side when things like pregnancy bedrest happen. She also plays sous chef and decorator for all the boys' parties. She does things like lovingly make tarts and oversee the birdhouse painting at our woodland creatures party, or string dozens of lanterns and help with all the prep for our tapas and sangria baptism bash.
We made grilled lamb chops, using this recipe.
Aunt Ana is moving across the country and we threw her a farewell party.
The matching outfits were 100% unplanned.
Look how beautiful. I had actually been planning to make something else but when shopping that morning, I noticed that the grocery store had several packages of french cut lamb chops in the Manager's Special section for 50% off. So that was that.
We also had grilled mushrooms and cranberry cilantro quinoa.
The little boy helped to make the cake. (I learned that he has this precise and painstaking way of cracking eggs using his thumbs every so gently.)
And we made this lemon blueberry cake.
We're a pair of lawyers (me, looking for a creative outlet and my husband, who likes working with his hands) with two little boys, a beagle and an old house with an unruly yard. We blog about our projects, food, and travel.
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