Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!

I can't believe you are 1. Where did the time go!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Test Kitchen

Yes, we are those paranoid first time parents that you read about. To make sure James isn't allergic to chocolate I made a smaller version of his birthday cake. I am really bad at halving recipes. They never seem to turn out right for me. So, I made a whole cake and a pan of cupcakes....just so that James could try 1 cupcake! Someday I will become successful in halving a recipe, today was just not that day. Don't worry it won't go to waste. William is taking it into work. Those guys will devour it in no time. Here are the results. (anyone want to teach me how to put pictures next to each other?)

I know you can barely see it, but the cutting board in this picture... William made it! He actually made 5 and we gave them for Christmas presents one year.

Yes, we were watching 101 Dalmations..

One more kid who likes chocolate... who would have known!

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's been a Journey, Man..

Did you know that I don't like my husbands job? It scares the crap out of me!

I can guarantee that if there is a snowstorm, or a rainstorm, or a windstorm.. I won't see him for several days.

It makes me feel bad now that we have James. Over the winter he was only home from 11pm to 7am for 3 weeks straight. Seven days a week. That only gives him time to come home and sleep. He missed his little boy alot.

Next month he is going to be training for an entire month. It will be nice to know he will only be gone 8 hours a day. The downside is after that he will have to work alot more. He will be gone even more than he was before.

The nice part is that he LOVES his job. It makes him happy to be working outside. He finds it exciting. While he is out having fun, I worry that he might never come home.

I am glad that he has found a career with something that he loves. And we are lucky enough that it provides well enough that I can stay home with our baby.

Good luck in training baby! We love you!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Frustrations of a Birthday Cake

Did you know that this cake pan is impossible to find. I mistakenly bought one of these years ago at Kohl's.

A 9" round silicone Kitchenaid cake pan.

Now I am trying to make my son a 2-layer cake for his first birthday and I cannot find a second one!

I found one on eBay for $25 plus shipping, I just don't know if it is worth it to save me a little bit of trouble.

Maybe I should just bake them separately and use the same pan.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Do you really want to know this stuff?

So here's more than you ever wanted to know about me:

Current obsession: I think I am finally getting over my Twilight obsession, until the next movie comes out anyway!

Favorite comfort food: Pasta… I love pasta. Any kind will do

Listening to right now: James playing with his toys. I love those sounds.

Favorite weather: mid 70’s, clear skies, flowers in full bloom.

Most challenging goal now: losing those last 30 lbs.

Anywhere to live:

Favorite beauty product: I have recently discovered mascara. It really works!

Like to get rid of: My love handles.

Anywhere for an hour: I always think I would love a spa day. Massage, Facial, the works. I would probably fall asleep there though….

Language to learn: Either Spanish or ASL

Look for in a good friend: Honesty and a good sense of humor

Favorite clothing owned: Comfy t-shirts and jeans

Favorite type of music: anything but polka. I don’t like polka.

Dream job: I would love to own a bakery!

$100 to spend on: I am not a spender… I would just pay bills.

Pet peeve: Someone saying, “ I know something, but I can’t tell you”. Errr I hate that!

Who do you admire: My sister in law. She has 4 kids, a full time job, and always looks great. She is a great mom.

Personal style: Comfy casual

Last thing you bought: A cross necklace for my cousins First Communion.

Wearing today: This is embarrassing… but it is only 7:30 in the morning. I am wearing an old army PT shirt with old PT shorts. They are super comfy and made out of soft cotton.. It is house cleaning day :(

What would make today special: Having a secret house cleaning fairy to come and clean my house for me!

You’d like to learn to: I would love to take cooking classes. I think it would be so much fun. Maybe I would enjoy making dinner more too.