Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Birthday Cake

This year my birthday was on Thanksgiving. We celebrated a few days before at my sister's house. I have to say that I am very impressed with Mike's cake making skills. He made me the most delicious chocolate pumpkin cake complete with cream cheese frosting topped with chocolate ganache from scratch. Yes we have come a long ways since the last time my birthday fell on Thanksgiving and my dear husband didn't see the need to provide a cake since we were having so many pies. (please note that I am not a huge fan of pie) I laugh about it now but it was kind of traumatizing to me way back then as a newlywed. So if there are any newly married husbands reading this please make a mental note that your wife needs a birthday cake even if her birthday happens to fall on a major holiday. :)

We then spent several days in San Francisco at Mike's brother's home. We had a great time with family. The kids were in cousin heaven. On our way home the two older ones fell asleep within 5 minutes of getting into the car. Talk about worn out from playing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

If left to our own devices

If left to their own devices these 2 crazy women will spend 8 consecutive hours on a Friday night (and the wee hours of Saturday morning) making 3 Merry Christmas banners. Unfortunately I don't have the finished product to show you because even after all those hours the project still lacks the ribbon to hold it all together. The idea is a banner that says Merry Christmas. My friend Brittany gave me a really cute felt happy birthday banner and I love it. So why not have a merry christmas one too that I can use year after year. Of course as we all know I don't have good cutting skills. So Rebecca did all the cutting and I did all the sewing. Good team:)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A baby in a sweater

I can't think of very many things that I like more than my baby in a sweater. I love love love this little guy.