The Half Birthday

Happy Half Birthday Mika!! I can’t believe he is already six months old! It went by so fast and at the same time I feel like I had him always…
So for six months, here are my six favorite things about him:

1. When I wake up him being the first thing I see smiling back at me
2. When he touches my face gently with his exploring eyes (not trying to poke my eyes out)
3. The noise he makes when he is trying to eat and talk to me at the same time
4. Hearing his laughter
5. The way he makes me feel like I did something magical
6. His little face that just lights up when he succeeds in something. Bringing his little feet up to his mouth, or finding a toy next to him…

Bonus one…moments when I can totally see my brother in him.

Everyone told me there is no love in the world like the one that you will feel for your child. I knew they were right, but I didn’t know it was going to hit me so hard. I think if I didn’t have him my body would literally burst into flames from pain and disappear.
Moje sunce i zlato i sve na svijetu, Sretan Ti Polurodjendan. Majka te prevoli!

On some lighter subjects..
We didn’t do anything special today for it, I had the idea of baking him half of the cake, it would be kind of cool, but we both fell asleep around 11AM til almost 3PM…so we just had a nice dinner, recipe for it was in the last post. Divinity was a disaster. Or at least the consistency of it, it tastes nice, me like. The only solution I had because it was so runny, was to scoop it on some wax papers and make little candy wrapped divinity goodness. It will be soooo messy to eat it, but oh well.
I will post the recipe for it, but obviously I messed something up with either the temperature of the sugar, or length of mixing the whole thing together. Divinity is tricky!



* 4 cups granulated sugar
* 1 cup light (not dark) corn syrup
* 1 cup water
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 3 egg whites (room temperature)
* 1 cup walnuts, chopped
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1 tsp cherry extract
* food coloring ( I used red and little of blue)

Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in heavy saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Continue cooking until mixture forms soft ball when tested in cold water (or use a thermometer). In the mean time, beat egg whites until stiff.
When syrup reaches the light crack stage when dropped in cold water (this will happen quickly) start adding it to the egg whites VERY slowly while beating. Continue beating until candy begins to hold its shape. Stir in vanilla, cherry extract and nuts and food coloring. Drop by teaspoonful onto waxed paper.
Makes 50-60 pieces.

You can pour this into a foil lined pan that has been Pam sprayed then cut into squares if you are not comfortable spooning it out.

I have to keep mine in the freezer until someone is going to eat it. Like to that exact minute. Sad.

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