i dare you...

not to smile at this sweet little boy.
I love this photo...a sweet frame with his nose scrunched, lips curled up in a belly laugh
and a chubby little chin drenched in drool.
He loves all things soft...here he is having a thumb moment with a touch and feel book. :)
When we put him down with his lovey at night he will turn it over until he can get his face into the soft part. He is our little cuddle bug.
He is also our little mischievous one.
He is climbing everything...and have I mentioned that he is walking?
He also knows which parent will fall for his fake cry.
And he eats everything in sight.
He definitely gets way more "real" food than Moses did at this age.
I can't believe he will be one in two weeks. So fast.
We are planning a co-celebration with our nephew Blake who is two weeks younger.
Well, Blake isn't planning much. :)
But we're planning a weekend with Doug's siblings, parents and Uncle B to head to Baltimore!
We are SO excited to see them all and to take Moses and my niece to the aquarium!
I grew up nearby so I have been a ton but I love it...
...and this happy guy is going through a shark phase.
So he cannot wait to see "sharks at the aquarium" and to see "kyee" and all his other relatives.
I don't know that there is a more perfect age to take a child to the aquarium.
Need something that goes great with your morning coffee?
Try this Cardamom coffee cake...it is heavenly!

2 c. soft butter
2 c. light brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tbsp. vanilla
2 c. sour cream
(I only had 1 cup on hand so I did 1 cup sour cream and 1 cup vanilla yogurt)
4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. powdered cardamom
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamon, and salt. Add sour cream and flour mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in each addition just enough to blend. Don't beat or over mix!
NUT MIXTURE:
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (Doug doesn't like nuts so I did choc chips instead)
Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts.

Spoon 1/3 of the batter into a well buttered tube or bundt pan, then 1/2 of the nut mixture, then 1/3 batter, then remaining nuts, then remaining batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until brown on top and dry when you insert a probe all the way down. Turn onto a plate after 10 minutes of cooling.

YUM!
And lastly...here's a peek at something I am working one. :)

Happy weekend. :)
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7 comments:

Shelly said...

OK, I took your dare and didn't make it...I SMILED!!!! What a sweetie-pie! and I love that he loves soft stuff, totally adorable!

Megan said...

I smiled too....darn it!

HAve a great weekend!

Sherryl said...

he is too, too adorable! he just brought a smile to my face. can't wait to see what you are working on.

Sandra said...

What a happy beautiful boy! Love him!

SarahRachel said...

*smooch* I just want to give Aaron a little kiss on his adorable head. I love that he snuggles with his touch and feel book!!

Whimsical Creations said...

He would make anyone smile. So cute! My daughter is the same way with soft items. Makes your heart melt.

Katie said...

I smiled... then frowned. He is so sweet and it reminded me that they grow up way too fast! Mine is nearly 2! Oh I love their drooly chins, chubby hands, dirty cheeks and silly hair! Being a mom is the best thing ever.

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