Saturday, June 26, 2010
Bethany and I baked cupcakes today. From Scratch. We made these cakes here from this site. They Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. They required 6.5 sticks of butters, 2 1/4 c of brown sugar, 3 c of powder sugar and tons of other gooey goodness. Seriously, these suckers took me several hours to make and I am sure they will take several days to work off. But man they are delicious!
Well, while we were in between steps, I took a break from stirring, licking and adding calories to check something online (no, actually I wasn't on Facebook). Anyway. When I turned around. This is what I found.
Seriously. How fast can that kid move? I wasn't zoned out that long. But remember this has happened to use before. Remember the Goldfish incident or the Pudding disaster? But at least she had the sprinkles in the neat lil' cupcake holders. Too bad that didn't last too long. What you missed was the dumping of two containers of said sprinkles on the floor. Then she proceeded to nibble away! That girl! I tell you what, it is great I bear only 1 child at a time. I don't know what I'd do if I had twins! :O)
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
What do you mean it is too hot to go outside? It looks nice...
Come on. We wanna play. Perhaps, I can climb out this way.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This weekend we had a party at the park for my two favorite kiddos.
Aside from having great decorations, we had our some pretty wonderful guests.
They were really, really cute as you will see in Owen's BFF Bryan.
The absolute highlight of the party was when Bethany's "Favorite Friend" arrived. She was looking forward to have her long-lost playmate around.
They became pretty much inseparable...even while posing with the fish cake.
and eating their first ever fun-dips!
but....two seconds after that last picture...an out-of-no-where gust of wind came. This wind knocked over full cups of soda, whipped the stacks of plates in the air like nothing, blow over bowls of chips and ripped the fun-dips out of the lil' girls hands. This storm. Came. Out. of. nowhere! We hastily packed up and headed back to the safety our house for present time.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Seems that we are testing how things work around here. We are testing limits, testing patience and testing our parents'abilities to forgive. I know. She is pretty adorable. Do I really mean she is testing the limits. This one? Oh heck ya!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Wii are using everything we can to get Bethany to see the value in using the potty.She's noticed there are some perks in being a big girl with the potty. Some of the perks include: candy, yogurt from McDonalds, and stickers.
One major perk is the Wii.
If you know anything about Bethany's Daddy. You know that is a pretty major deal! :O)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Owen is 1 year, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day old today. I really think this has to be one of my favorite stages to go through with my children. They are constantly absorbing everything that they come in contact with and they catch you off guard when they choose to contribute to the world around them.
So deep in thought. He just listens, observes, absorbs with such a sweet, closed-mouth smile across his face.
As of today, Owen has 1 month exactly until his surgery to correct the craniosynotosis. Our goal (well, my goal. It is evident that Owen doesn't share this same goal as I do.) for Owen was to have him walking before his surgery. He has one more month to perfect his movies. The lil' stinker doesn't seem to be in a hurry.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Bethany's birthday came with much anticipation from the 3-year-old. It is the first birthday she knew enough to be excited about! Look at that face as she opens presents first thing in the morning from Daddy, Owen and I.
Even Owen was super excited about his Big Sister turning 3 years old!
Bethany loved, no I mean, LOVED her Dora backpack!
The birthday girl did take a long enough break to pose with her lil' brother. Before going outside to play.
Cory and Owen even shared some love on Bethany's birthday.
Since we didn't want to leave the house while we are still trying to figure out the whole potty, thing. We had our first ever picnic in the backyard. Please ignore Bethany's and my faces. I don't know what we were thinking...by truly we were happy.
After the picnic, it was cake time. Bethany requested a Dora cake! She really wanted a "hot, fire candle" on her cake. She was a pro at blowing it out.
At the end of the day she played in her p.j.'s, Super Girl cape with her Princess Castle from her Big Grandpa.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Here is a little about her and him.
Well, she has been visited by the Underwear Princess and all her diapers have disappeared! In exchange she got a few gifts from the U.P.
She has been working on Potty Training. Here was step 1: over coming the fear of sitting on the jon. Yup...she is fully clothed...but it was a step in the right direction. She's also showing off the Dora phone the U.P brought her.
Day 3 of Potty Training: After a couple of fits and tantrums...she's getting the hang of it. She is slowly making improvements. She now will stop what she is doing when she feels the urge and grab my hand to head to the jon. We've had three good pees in the pot. No #2's yet. But that will come...I am sure of it! :O) Look how big she is now!
He also enjoyed swinging this evening. Bethany earned sometime outside when she went potty. She really wanted to bring the lil' man along. He loved it!