Saturday, December 31, 2011


We had a great Christmas this year. On Christmas Eve, Liam and I made(haha) cookies for Santa before we headed to Deron's parents for dinner and presents. 

Then when we got home, we read the Christmas Story and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.We opened up one family present each (Liam somehow opened two...)

 We set out cookies and milk for Santa...

This is Liam's present that he asked Santa for. In fact, it's the ONLY present he asked for! We hid it behind the furnance door (because that is where Liam thinks Santa comes into our house) and made it look like it fell out of Santa's bag
In the morning, Liam was so surprised that the cookies and milk were all gone, and he found a note from Santa!

We relaxed all day, then headed to my parents for a little dinner and presents with my family. For some reason I do not have any pictures from there... Sorry! We had a great Christmas and it is so neat to see how much Liam enjoys this time of the year and is really learning. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Brendan!

Our little baby turned 1 year old today! We cannot believe how fast this year has gone by and how quickly Brendan has grown! We celebrated his birthday at my parents house with some family and friends. Brendan was a little overwhelmed and was a bit cranky! I don't think he really knew what to think of his cake as he just played with it and wouldn't eat it. He has a small taste, but then tried to dump it off the side of his high chair! He opened a few of his presents, but was quickly taken by other things! He got a lot of great things, so thank you family and friends! 

We have Brendan's 1 year check-up on Tuesday, so we'll get his new stats then. For now, the little guy has 8 teeth, is walking like a pro along the furniture, and will hopefully be walking anytime soon, he is still a great eater, and really enjoys his brother. 

Happy Birthday Brendan! We all love you so much and hope you had a great birthday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

11 Months!

(this was taken from my phone, sorry for the blur)

Our little boy is 11 months old! We really do not know where this last year has gone. It sort of hit me yesterday that my baby is growing up when I was mailing out his birthday invitations! He is growing up so fast!

Right now, Brendan is:
*Cutting 3 more teeth (2 of the 5 have come in already). He already has 3, so when these are done, he'll have 8 teeth! (He really wants to eat chocolate cake for his birthday!)
*He is standing on his own quite often. We all cheer for him when he does it and he gets so excited and claps!
*Still only saying Dada and Babba. Momma is close behind, but still just "mmmmmmm"
*He is shaking his head yes when I ask him certain questions
*Only plays with his brothers toys, not his baby toys. 
*Loves playing with and beating up his older brother. These two are going to have lots of fun growing up!
*Eating pretty much anything he is given
*Gets into everything, even if it wouldn't be possible for him to get into it

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tis' The Season

It's bad enough that Thanksgiving hasn't even passed and all the Christmas decor, commercials, and seasonal delights are upon us. Usually I can wait until after Thanksgiving to start giving into to the wonderful tastes that come with the Christmas season, but not this year. Peppermint seams to be my downfall this year. I have become addicted to Peppermint Mocha's/Frappuccino's at Starbucks, and I hear that the White Peppermint Mocha is just as delightful. And to add to the peppermint craze, I came across Peppermint Oreo cookies at Target yesterday, and dare I say, they are no more! They were fabulous! I usually am all about the Pumpkin flavor during the fall, and even the apple cider drinks, but those have not even graced my lips this season. I feel, along with most of society, that I have completely bypassed the fall season and have gone straight into Christmas!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cake Pops - Attempt #1

On Sunday, my sister Brittany and I attempted to make our first set of cake pops from my cookbook by Bakerella
We were going to make pumpkins, but everyone was out of the orange melting candy, so we opted for the Mummies! It was a lot of fun and we definitely learned what worked and what didn't! This was great practice since I am planning on making cake pops for Brendan's b-day next month!

Here is a picture of our cake pops....

(It was really hard to get the mummy wrap right!)

And, here is what the mummies in the book look like:

Despite their appearance, they were absolutely delicious! Now, we just have to perfect our design!