Friday, June 15, 2012

Emma Update!

Emma is getting so big already, it makes me a little sad.  Like I should hold her and watch her and talk to her all day so that I don't miss a thing.  She's six weeks old!  I feel like I really know her now, that we're in a routine that works for her and makes her happy, but that still gives me time and is fun for my other kids who have completely different needs.  If I have learned anything it is that being a mother is an evolving process and that I have to constantly adapt...probably because my kids are all growing and learning and changing.  Emma goes to sleep at night between 10 and 11, so we get some good time together in the evenings when everyone else has gone to bed.  That is what the video above is.  Maybe I can do this "mother of four" thing :)  Here's hoping anyway!!  (Isn't she so cute and smart?!)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Social Event Planner

After having all my kids home for the summer for a few weeks already, I have decided to appoint myself their social event planner :)  There is no other way to do it.  They have too much energy and I am just not exciting enough on my own!  So:  lots of play dates, trips to the splash park, reading program and music time at the library, art projects at home, and piano lessons (with bribery of course) far :)  When it's a little warmer I have a whole other list to do.  Bring on the summer!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Zoe the ballerina

Zoe at her last production.  So pretty!
Tony was getting his hair cut and Zoe's ballet teacher walked in.  She said, "Aren't you Zoe's Dad?" and proceeded to tell him how much she loves having Zoe in her class and what a natural dancer she was and how she hoped Zoe sticks with it because she is excited to see how far she will go.  Ya, we like being Zoe's parents :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Chelsea's wedding cake!

Tony's cousin Chelsea and her husband Jeff had bright and happy colors for their wedding and I was happy to make their wedding cake for them!  It was unlike anything I've done before which I like, and the middle tier is 6" high--the highest layer I've done.  I finished it after everyone went to bed and in the morning Zoe gasped when she saw it and said it was so pretty!  Everyone who came over that day she showed the cake too.  I was a cool Mom that day :)
Tony's cousin Aubree is also getting married this summer, so I have one more cake to do in August.  I'm testing out chocolate cake and frosting/filling combinations, anyone want to come to a cake tasting party Saturday (...seriously!)??
ps We love Chelsea and Jeff!  Congrats to them :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Molly's wedding cake

So I'm back in the cake business!  Well, for family only :) 

Tony's sister Kim made over 300 cupcakes with Julie's help and I am my awesome friend Chris frosted them and added a cute chocolate half daisy that I had made earlier.  They turned out really well!

Molly with Zoe, Sohvi, Lucy and Alysse.  Zoe is so excited to have new cousins! 

It is a little time consuming  but so much fun to see the final product.  Molly's was the first square cake I've done so I was a little nervous, but was very happy with how it turned out.  I loved the bright colors!  So very Molly and Brian :)