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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

This year we went to our church's Hallelujah Party for Halloween! Liam had lots of fun playing all the different games and Brendan just enjoyed dancing to the music in his stroller. Brendan was a pumpkin, and Liam was, of course, the Red Power Ranger! We can't wait for next year when Brendan is a bit bigger and can walk around and enjoy the festivities!
(Sorry there aren't many pictures. It was a little difficult to get good pictures)