Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
There were banners...
Most (all but the #10 cake) made my illustrious husband Mike. He is fabulous. Lucky us...
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
In the photo from left to right is: zucchini, yellow nectarine, white nectarine, pear, white peaches, yellow peaches and plum. I have since made more pear, peas and green beans with mint. The babe has loved all that she's tried so far!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Notice the pasty-ness of both and babe? Poor girl, she doesn't stand a chance at a tan...
We got her suit here, and it's supremely cute on her. We got the hat to match, but she's not too fond of it, I think it's a bit too big for her, and Miss Curious doesn't like an obstructed view.
Today was our last class, and this weekend is the last swim meet for big sis, but I have a feeling if it stays as hot as it's going to be this weekend throughout the rest of the summer, we'll be getting plenty of swim time. And that makes this little girl pretty happy.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Oh sweet girl... what shall we do next?
Saturday, May 15, 2010
There was a party for the little man today, and it was very cool. My sister had a friend make a monkey cake with a special banana cake just for the birthday boy. It was hilarious how neat and tidy he was about eating his cake... we all were expecting a big mushy mess, but the only mess that was made was made by his parents in an effort to get him excited.
So for the big birthday boy I made a cloth book filled with his favorite things, and a ball, which I also took the liberty of putting in his book, because who wouldn't like a squishy ball made with love by your auntie?
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
This is the month of the raspberry... she loves them and thinks they're hilarious. And so do we. She's making all kinds of other noises as well, trying them out, seeing how they feel. In fact, she said her first word yesterday: "Mom", followed quickly by what sounded like "Dad" to my unprepared and overjoyed ears. Amazing. She's rolling around all over the place. In her crib, she is never in the same place in the mornings that I put her the night before, and more often than not is completely perpendicular, or like this morning, a complete 180 degrees different. She is grabbing at everything... Daddy's beard, placemats at the table, her shoes, anyone's fingers... and they go straight into her mouth. She watches you intently anytime you eat or drink, and sometimes she moves her mouth like she's chewing right along with you. Her brother can make her laugh like no other. She watches her sister, studying her every move. She's learning everyone's names, and when you say them she looks around until she finds them. Then smiles. She smiles a lot. She gets really excited when Daddy comes home from work, and when we're walking up to daycare. Everyone knows her name in daycare, even the older kids, and they all say "goodbye" when we're leaving. It's the cutest thing. She's grown out of the hammock part of the baby bath, and can sit up during bathtime and loves it. She doesn't even mind when water gets in her eyes. I can't wait to take her to the pool when her sister has swim meets this summer. I'm already looking at swim suits. I want this one... She has so much hair, and it's forming into huge curls that stick up off the top of her head. Mike had a dream that after she fell asleep, we tucked her in for the night by hanging her up in the closet by her curl.
Oh my... how did I get so lucky?
My favorite were the Rainbow Cupcakes, because they were just so darned cute! After scouring the city for the right color Airheads, and a failed attempt to substitute regular taffy, Mike hit on the genius idea of using chewing gum to make the rainbows. I put several photos of his rainbow-making process on flickr.
Basically, he stacked gum moistened with water, cut the stack in three strips lengthwise, curved the strip into a rainbow shape, then trimmed the edges with a knife. Voila! A rainbow!