Well my sister-in-law had her baby today and she's a tiny one...5 pounds 11 ounces and born just after 1 p.m. It's their first baby and both mom and baby are doing great. Can't wait to meet Madeline Ann. What's funny, Evan and I suppose that when we meet her in three weeks, she'll still weigh less than both of my children did at birth. But to my SIL's defense (and blessing)...she's much smaller than me so rightly so to have a tiny bundle of blessing. Congrats Meagan and Ty!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Well if I must say...that's one cute family that came back in our recent studio shots. I can't hardly believe it. Jonathan is 7 months old now. I couldn't pass up this uber cute shot of him at the studio. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and enjoy the season.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Oh my goodness! In one day he conquers his first stair leading from his room to ours during the morning hours; that afternoon he takes on the couch and pulls himself up...takes a few steps...and looks at me and grins. Good thing the ditigal camera was handy to catch it all. Crazy wonderful!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Wow 5 months already! He's 27 1/2 inches long, 18.7 pounds and loves to eat his toes and just about anything else that is in reach. We've been keeping him busy lately with apple picking (getting ready to make his baby food soon), Grant's Farm, the Zoo, playdates, Parents as Teachers, Meetup St. Louis, and just hangin' with his big sis. What a life!
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Check it out...instead of making roses out of icing...why not starbursts...they taste yummy and it turns out...it looks good too. I hear tootsie rolls get the same effect. Yeah for creativity! This is the base...1 whole starburst.
First you need to smoosh (technical term) them out. I cut them in half because I didn't want a huge glob (another technical term) of starburst at the bottom. I also thinned the edges a bit more.
Then comes shaping the rose and adding petals to the base.
Yeah for the final product!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Well that's it...we're 27 now. We celebrated with drinks and dinner at a Sushi/Hibachi restaurant and Jen ate sushi for the first time....and she's going back for more. Anyway...then we concluded the festivities with a movie, The Bourne Ultimatum. Yeah...the cinematography was awful. Way TOO jerky and while it was probably trying to give you the feel of everything moving sooo fast…it just made me think that the budget didn’t allow for good editors and the compensated with jerky camera motions so you didn’t see that all the punches didn’t connect. Good plot and a very nice looking leading man but it was overshadowed with trying to focus on the images while they were shaking. Not easy to do after a red dragon and whatever green tea/vodka drink Jen had which was good too.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
So I'm really getting into using my airbrush to add shine to all my cakes. And as seen, also getting into making calla lillies....so cute. Anyway, the first cake is all fondant that I did as a demo for my class last week and the latter is for my mom where I fooled around with brush embrodiary and making my own white chocolate fondant...way yummy! Just thought I'd share.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Well Sarah came to visit and brought the whole gang with her for 3 great days exploring St. Louis. First we all went to the Botantical gardens, then the Children's Musuem (Magic House) and ended the visit with a 4 hour plus trip to the St. Louis Zoo which we didn't even get to see everything! But it was great. All four of the little tykes were super with of course their little fits here and there but really...they were all great. I'll spare you all the picture of the hairless monkey but here are some of the hippos and the newest baby elephant Mahila I think. Louis (Sarah's hubby) was great wrangling the toddlers while the two mommies dealth with the infants. Jonathan slept for most of the Zoo but woke up in time to see the elephants and exit. In the evenings we all relaxed either by the two families hanging out or we split up for a little quality family time. My favorite part aside from seeing the two toddlers get excited at just about everything....my time with just her shopping and treating ourselves to a "little" ice cream. Miss her already!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
So this week has been great! Jonathan has started cooing and smiling all the time, he's growing so fast but yet he's still so little. Carolyn is meeting little buddies in St. Louis and Illinois now and I'll start working again soon doing what I really enjoy...teaching others how to make fabulous cakes for their friends and family. Life is good because God is good.
Monday, June 18, 2007
This year Evan has two adorable reasons to celebrate. I so love watching Carolyn interact with Jonathan. Last night she even stopped playing with her cousin Josh to give Jonathan a kiss when he was crying...what a display of love from a two-year old.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Now that Carolyn is two, I'm really trying to be more crafty with her and she is loving the fact that I let her play with my "special" paper, stamps and pens (scrapbooking stuff). The other day we made a boxcar together using some old ribbons and crayons and of course...lots of tape...she calls that stickers. LOL. Anyway, we borrowed Jonathan's steering wheel from his swing and she was off honking at every bird that flew by. Very cute!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Well the cousins are at it again. First Carolyn was squirting Caleb with the hose then he retaliated and got her back. Jonathan was smiling away watching this crazy mess and the third cousin, Josh was off playing with a toy lawn mower. What other fun summer experiences are these crazy cousins bound to share this summer. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A couple weeks ago, we ventured out and took the children to another St. Louis Landmark...the St. Louis Zoo. It was a blast watching Carolyn run from one railing to the next to see all the various types of animals. Of course, right now she's in a Curious George phase and loved the monkey house but the birds in the 1904 World's Fair Bird Cage also caught her attention. We didn't make it to the butterfly exhibit...that will be for the next trip.
The St. Louis Arch is the tallest national monument in the United States at 630 feet; it is the city's best known landmark and a popular tourist attraction. Over a million people take the tram up to the top of the Arch however, Carolyn and Jonathan will have to do it another time. I wasn't going to subject the two of them or my two ears to the potentional crying in the small enclosed "egg" shape tram to the top. Many people often ask about the Arch's construction. It began February 12, 1963 and the last section of the Arch was put into place on October 28, 1965.