Thursday, January 28, 2010


I had to work today and nothing much happened except banging my head so hard on cabinets I almost passed out (I have a shooting pain down my neck and into my left shoulder), then having to go to the dentist to have my first EVER filling and I am not a wuss but that pretty much sucked! I was so numb (which I am grateful for) from my left ear over my nose and across the middle of my face to the other side. I walked back over to work where I got laughed at because I was so noticeably numb it looked like I had had a stroke:( Then I had to go re certify for CPR which is very hard to do when half your face is numb!

My 2 cents for the day is 2:30. Always remember if you have to give CPR 2 breaths for every 30 compressions! I hope I never have to do this but I am so grateful I could if I needed to. Look into taking it if you never have!

I have to add a picture of course! A favorite lately they always want to sleep together and they spoofed their babysitters that it was ok so when we came home I had to capture my perfect angels who love each other so much!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday My Sweet Kate!

Kate is 3! My tiny girl is growing up so fast I can hardly believe it! She is constantly making me smile even when she is being naughty! Kate LOVES her big brother and is always sad to see him go to school! She is constantly telling us she loves us sooo much and always willing to pass out hugs and kisses. She is very independent, has a strong opinion about her clothes and her hair, loves all her friends and talks about them all the time. Kate is very much a girl and loves playing dress up (I can't get her to leave her clothes on and put the dress up clothes over the top, so I am finding various articles of clothing all over the house), she has the whole pretend thing down and always wants to be the mommy and make everyone else join in, Barbies are something she enjoys especially the movies. She also loves The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch, and Thumbelina. Kate LOVES to dance and listen to music. She started a ballet tap class on Saturdays and Loves it! Her favorite song right now is Uncle Crackers You Make Me Smile! When she hears it on the radio she yells turn it up I can't hear my song and then she sings right along. We are so incredibly blessed to have our princess in our lives! We love her so much and hope she has an amazing birthday! Kate-YOU Make Me Smile!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Big Day!

The Pettiskirt!

Well the big day has arrived! I think everyone had a ton of fun! When Kate was not on a horse you could find her brushing the miniature horses.

Thank you to everyone that came to be with Kate on her big day! She received so many wonderful gifts and had so much fun! Just a side note one of the ponies is pregnant can you tell? One of the miniatures is as well but I did not get a good picture! We got to see the baby pony moving around it was so cool! Thank you again we love you so much!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hello Cupcake

I bought Hello Cupcake around Dylan's birthday and absolutely love the cupcakes! They are so fun and it is hard not to plan your party just because you want to make certain cupcakes! In September I helped Dr. Rollert (my boss) make the shark cupcakes for his son's birthday party and he really wanted to help me make mine so tonight Audrey, Rollert and his Friend Paige came over and we whipped this out so fast! The book wanted you to use white circus peanuts and make white and brown horses (way cuter)! I found some on line and they were like $4.00 for one pound but they wanted to charge $11.00 for shipping! So once again I had to draw the line somewhere! I went with the My Little Pony look and we did orange, brown and pink. Still cute.
I already had the cupcakes made so we just had to decorate them. I used a Devil's food recipe from Martha Stewart's Cupcake book and they were yummy! That is a great book for yummy tasting cupcakes and much prettier!


I have been looking and thinking about pettiskirts since shortly after Kate was born-wanting one sooo bad! My dear friend Lindsay's wonderful amazing mom heard about them from Lindsay and whipped one up for Edy, which Kate is wearing in our Christmas card picture. I decided I wanted to tackle making one but I needed to know that I would have help if needed! So I searched the Internet for free tutorials sent everything I found to Debbie and eventually bought directions from a lady on ETSY. I talked about it all the time and my very talented friend Jaime decided she would make one with me! (of course the first time I mentioned it to her she wrinkled her nose and told me no) Anyway we decided on colors and ordered our fabric.
It showed up on a Tuesday and by Friday our skirts were finished! They both look awesome except Kate's is huge it fits Dylan better than Kate! I was not going to start over she I wrapped it up with a matching headband and gave it to her about 30minutes before her big party! She loves it and I am definitely planning on making more!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Stick Horses

If anyone knows me at all I love throwing my kids their birthday parties! We have been talking about Kate's party since probably the beginning of December and she keeps saying she wants a pony party. She has been in love with ponies ever since we went to Utah and got to ride Tracie's dads Papa's ponies.

I was telling this to my aunt Debbie and she started talking about My Little Ponies when I jumped in and said no real ponies...Debbie said she should of known :) Also Marc has put up with all my crazy ideas one night in bed before Christmas I was babbling away when I said, "you know I cant stop once Christmas is over I have to go right to Kate's birthday party" he just responded don't be too crazy! Too late!

I wanted something unique and hopefully homemade that wasn't junk for the party favors and decided I would make stick horses for all the girls and boys under 4. We have so many people who love us and I have a hard time leaving anyone out but what 10 year old boy needs a stick horse right?! I had to draw the line somewhere! So my search started deciding how I was going to pull this off. I found a ton a really cute stick horses and made up my own. Hopefully they will stay together and get played with! It took me about 3 evenings to finish them and they were done a week before the party. I have never been so organized!