35 years ago today I had my first of 4 babies.
Little did I know then how my life would change.
Change it did, for the better.
I don't know what I would do without my beautiful children.
Triumphs and tragedies..
we've been through them all.
And they see to be holding me up more with what I'm going through now.
But I regress.
Today is my baby's birthday!!
I am so proud of the man he has become.
Caring, loving, responsible, understanding...
all the qualities a mother could want her son to have.
But he has become my rock as of late..
when it should be the other way around.
Where did the time go?
(seems to be my motto lately)
From my little baby, to toddler, to school
and beyond into a man who now has a beautiful wife.
My wish for him is the moon and more.
BUT one thing I can give him (every year)
are his favorite cookies.
His birthday starts the "baking Season" in our home.
One of our traditions we won't be changing this year.
So without further ado...
Russian Tea Cakes
Made from my Mom's old recipe,
which you can find here
I think he has a sixth sense when it comes to these cookies.
Yesterday he just happened to pop in for lunch, on the way to a call for his job,
just as I finished them.
No one even knew I had planned to make them yesterday...
that's one smart intuitive kid!
We will be celebrating his birthday on Friday at his in-laws with homemade Sopas
and German Chocolate Cake.
I love it!
A blending of the two nationalities together.
Portuguese Sopas (our side is Portuguese)
German Chocolate cake (her side is German)
Happy Birthday Brandon!!!!
I love you with all my heart! ♥♥♥♥