Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pluot anyone?

Um, if you haven't tried these you have failed at life. Seriously, you are missing out on the most amazing fruit hybrid ever created.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Catie's 3rd Birthday

Last Saturday was Catie's 3rd birthday! It was a lot of work but very fun! We had it at the park down the street from our new house. Yeah for well developed neighborhoods! I made my first ever doll cake. Elaine doubted I could do it, but I try to tell her I can make anything with a little frosting and some cake! No worries! It was a bit more complicated than I thought it would be. (Maybe next time I will buy the correct pan to make it the way everyone else does.) But I thought it turned out great! And Catie loved it, that's what really counts. Here are a few pictures from Cate's big day...

The cake

Oh yeah, and I made 78 cupcakes! Wow, a lot of baking for one weekend! McKenzie and Elaine helped me decorate them.

Cate enjoying her cake.

Investigating the homemade buttercream frosting.
(Seriously I will never buy store bought again!)

Opening gifts

She loved the tutu we got her.

My mom explaining why she cannot open all of her new toys.

Then she reminds her there is still a pinata!

Inspecting the Tinker Bell pinata

Then her dad tells her there is candy inside. So she took some good whacks in an attempt to break it open. It was one well built pinata. The big kids had to take quite a few turns to get it open.

Happy Birthday Catie!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Party weekend!

This weekend we will celebrate this little girl!

I can't wait! Happy 3rd birthday Cate!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Missing her already...

This sweet sister drove by herself...

To this crazy state...

To live possible forever... I am sad.

Friday, July 10, 2009

For the love of sisters...

This is what my sisters do when they REALLY miss their #1 sister.

The one on the top left is my favorite of Carissa and Mack.

The one on the bottom left is my favorite of Cris, Car, and Court.

This one is so funny!!