When Judah was around a year old, my husband made him his very own “Face” Book: He took printed photos of us and our immediate family and “tagged” them with their names. For our parents, names like Nana and Pop Pop and Obachan and Jiji (grandmother and grandfather in Japanese) were used. Judah was quick to recognize Mama and Dada, but in the almost six months since then, it’s become his favorite book by far!
Macks’ mobility has brought on new parenting challenges. He’s much more active than my girls ever were. As soon as he realized he could go from one place to another, he did it and never looked back.
It’s funny to see more parts of his personality peek through as he learns these new skills. I’ve come to find out that he is a very daring little boy and has no fear when it comes to getting or doing something that he wants. He’s tried to climb the walls, pull himself up on just about anything he can get his hands on, and will move as fast as lightening if he spots something from across the room that he wants.
When my grandmother first moved to Miami from Nicaragua, she began working in a bakery making tres leches. This dessert is famous in this town. All the Latinos love it. Tres leches means “three milks” in Spanish, and it is made of condensed milk, evaporated milk, and cream. This is by far my favorite dessert. The cake is light and airy, while the different milks saturate it, making it incredibly moist and sweet.
Since my grandmother is the tres leches expert in the family, I don’t even dare making this cake without her. There’s just a special touch she puts in it that makes it even more delicious. Liam has a sweet tooth like his mama, and he loves this cake as well.
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Coming up with different snack ideas can sometimes be a challenge. Our son will usually have two snacks a day, spaced out between his bigger meals, and most of the time I find myself stuck in a rut.
If you’re looking for some snack inspiration, here are 20 of my favorite snacks that even a picky toddler would enjoy: