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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dance Extravaganza Video Portion

Sophie had a recital in May for her dance classes. Here is the video of it for those that weren't able to attend. I am hoping that they are in order, but I can't tell as I am posting if they are. Sorry for those that get this via e-mail. Videos don't transmit.

This was their culminating dance. They were modifying it just the week before they performed it so it is a bit chaotic. I had to trim some of the beginning and end off so that it was only 1 minute.

FYI as a barter for the classes I made the dance skirts and tutus. It may not seem like much, but those dance skirts were HARD to make and took A LOT of time. I definitely consider my debt paid in full.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ben's T-Ball

T-Ball season has come and gone. Ben was so excited to play T-ball, but after the first practice I think he realized it was just one more place he had to listen and pay attention.

At one t-ball game he went to use the port-o-let and was gone for quite some time. Just as I was wondering out loud what he was doing in there, I heard him belting out a tune from inside the port-o-let.

He finally exited and sat down on the far side of the field. Being pregnant I hollered across the field rather than walking to him, "Ben! What are you doing!!??"

"I'm catching peepers!"

"No Ben you are here to play t-ball!"

"I don't want to play t-ball any more!"

With the threat of no creemee on the way home he made it back to his position.

All in all t-ball was a good experience for Ben and he learned a lot. He will grow and mature a lot and we will probably do it again next year

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Jacob built this girl a couple of months ago and I was proud of it so I thought I would photo document it.

As an after note...all you who think your life is too boring to blog about...I have either just proven that you are right, or I have inspired you to post about the little things in life.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Here are all the cakes I have made in the last two months. A BIG thank you to Aunt Denise for the cake decorating supplies.

This one I made for Aaron's AP students as a reward for taking the grueling AP U.S. History exam.

This one was for Aaron's mom for Mother's Day, M being for Mother. However Leah's birthday was around that time. Her nickname is Wee so turn it upside down for a W and it is her birthday cake.

Aaron's birthday cake. It is a homemade strawberry cake with lemon frosting (I have to say an amazing combination.)

Ben requested an army cake for his birthday and this was the best I could do. In answer to Jennifer's question, no there was no metal detected in the cake.

Sophie requested an ice cream cake. This is an oreo crust with vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream topping and oreo garnish (obviously.) I couldn't get it out of the pan at this point. I have pictures that I will post about her birthday that have it out of the pan. I have to say that I felt like I was cheating Sophie with this cake because it seemed so simple and easy to make, but it was SO SO YUMMY!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010


I finally forced myself to organize all the photos I have taken since we got a new computer. Now I have lots of stuff to post about. These are the last 2 "old" photos from April.

Aaron feeling silly at a family gathering. I still think he is drop dead gorgeous even with a flower in his hair.

Apparently Jacob loved the cake. He licked his plate clean.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Computer

I have had a hard time blogging ever since we got a new computer and it has everything to do with my photo organizing program. I was so comfortable and familiar with the old program and it is really hard to want to get familiar with the new one. I'll get it eventually...

Until then, at a family gathering my nephew had the idea of taking pictures inside a kaleidoscope. These were the resulting pictures.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Small Break

Sorry I took a small break from blogging. No reason, I just didn't get to it. Unfortunately I don't have any really exciting pictures to share but I'll do it anyway.

This picture is from the end of April!!!

It may not look like much, but it is an almost flour-less torte that is pretty mild by itself, but combine it with the chocolate mousse center and chocolate ganache topping and altogether it is perfectly divine.

I made this for my sister in law Kristin and my Dad's birthday in the end of April. Don't ask about nutritional information, you don't want to know.