When I got Aidan from the airport on Tuesday, there was a yellow Post-It in his blue pre-boarding sleeve. I fished it out and noticed that Aidan had written down a recipe. “It’s Dirt Dessert,” he said. “I want to make it with you. It’s from the book HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS.”
That dream came true last night. So, without further ado, here’s DIRT DESSERT.
1 box of chocolate brownie mix
1 can of chocolate frosting
10 chocolate wafer cookies
20 gummy worms
make brownies as directed on box
once cooled, frost with the icing
(we used Betty Crocker milk chocolate Whipped)
break the cookies and make “dirt”
(we used chocolate sandwich cookies with chocolate creme)
spread the dirt on the frosting, and garnish with gummy worms
(Aidan added green sprinkles to for “grass”)
Maybe sneak a gummy worm or two.
ENJOY! Or be afraid. Very, very afraid.
I was poking around on one of my external hard drives and I came across some really cute old photos of Aidan. I am amazed at how much he’s grown. He’s going to be nine in a couple of months. NINE. I still remember so much from my pregnancy with him.
Here are some photos from his first year. Enjoy!
This was Aidan’s first nursery. It was done in a light green and the theme was “My Little Snoopy.” At some point, I believe the walls were painted blue and the crib was moved to the other side of the room. But don’t quote me on that.
This was the first day of his life. I don’t remember much of that day. I’d had an emergency c-section so I was pretty out of it. Apparently, HE wasn’t.
This is the day after Aidan was born. I’m a lot more awake here. In fact, I was so awake that I was up demanding bacon and eggs for breakfast. My doctor let me have it, too.
Obligatory “official newborn” hospital shot. My mom says mine is almost exactly the same, except my head is turned the other way.
I think he looks so adorable here.
Bahaha, he looks so snotty here.
Handsome Little Guy
Poor baby crashed BEFORE we left the house for the Ohio State Fair.
He was FURIOUS about something here.
Pretty, perfect curls.
Aidan’s first Halloween. Cutest little jack-o-lantern ever, say what!
He HATED Santa!!!
For his first birthday, I took him to a toy store and let him pick out whatever he wanted.
This is what he picked out.
One year! YAY!
This is how I know I am the mom of a little boy:
Ronni (chanting softly): Waheguru waheguru waheguru wahe jio…
Aidan (singing to the same tune of the chant): Wad head dooo doo wad head doo doo…
I guess this is what I expect, seeing as he’s currently reading a Captain Underpants book.
I mean getting ready for bed.