Thursday, August 27, 2015

Regina at playground

What happens when I ask Clare to watch Philip....

Two Pictures from Wednesday.

Our tomato harvest from the past few days.

A whole playground to explore, and Philip would rather sit on the bench and draw with a marker.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sunflowers = Goldfinches.

No matter what Regina thinks, the real reason I plant sunflowers is so that the goldfinches will come back.  

These flippy, chirpy little birds are like living pieces of sunshine.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ultrasound- 11 weeks. Not MY ultrasound!

his baby was saved at a pregnancy resource center when his mother chose life after seeing this ultrasound. We discovered later in the pregnancy this baby was a BOY! 
For everyone who is wondering what can be seen on an ultrasound of a 1st trimester baby. Enjoy!
11 weeks 4 days old baby. So much energy & life!!! Precious baby. 

Tub Time.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Garden Haul.

August has been the month for harvesting.  We have been getting this many tomatoes at least every other day!  Those are pierogies in the making behind her on the counter.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fun at the Company Picnic.

Andy's company picnic this year was terrific!  I didn't get a lot of pictures, but in addition to the rock wall, (which Noelle scaled to the top more than once)

there was a bounce house, an inflatable racetrack featuring zippy little racing bathtubs and toilets - really! -  bungee bouncers, free snow cones and cotton candy (which my kids patronized liberally), tours of the plant, a delicious lunch and cookie bar, a prize raffle, and bingo.

As usual, Andy found himself in the bingo caller seat, with a few helpers.  Philip was hysterical - he repeated every number and letter Andy called, and his voice was clearly audible over the microphone, causing more than a few chuckles.

Bingo was the source of more than a few tense moments. . .

Happily, everyone ended the day as a satisfied winner!

Though it's hard to pinpoint their favorite attraction of the day, the photo booth WAS admittedly a huge draw . . .

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Birthday cake gallery

Forgive my shameless self-promotion here... whenever possible, I have always tried to make special birthday cakes. With the exception of Sarah's 12th and 14th, this is a sampling of some of my creations ...

Natalie & Noelle's 2nd birthday cakes

Scott's 10th birthday

Brian's 7th birthday cake

Clare's 3rd birthday

Sarah's 12th birthday

Sarah's 13th birthday April 3, 2004

If you rearrange the letters, it spells "Sippy Harry had a bath"

Theresa's 3rd birthday

Those fudge burgers were absolutely delicious.


Conor's 5th birthday cake

He wanted a Darth Vader, teenager with spiky hair,
rock star, motorcycle dude cake.

Andy's 35th birthday cake

Smaug the Dragon (from the Hobbit), jeweled underbelly and all

And then there's today's offering:

Happy Birthday, Conor.  I hope you like it!