Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dallas Cowboys or Cinderella?

I made some star cookies for my friend's daughter's Cinderella birthday party.  I accidentally put too much blue food coloring in, though, so between that and the silver glitter, they looked like Dallas Cowboy stars.  The sugar crystals on top helped, but they were still too dark.  They were really cute anyway and the kids at the party ate them up.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Teapots and cowboy boots

Here are some more cookies I've made recently

I think the boots are my favorite.  It took several tries to figure out what kind of pattern I wanted to put on them, but I really like the way they turned out.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

An Idiot Abroad

This is a funny show on British tv.  You should check it out if you can

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


When I picked Sara up yesterday, she started bawling and said she didn't want to come home, she wanted to live at school.  She cried the whole way home.  Then this morning, when I went to wake her up, she said, I'm too tired Mommy.  I just want to go back to sleep and miss school today.  Why do I feel like this won't be the last time I hear that phrase?

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School

Sara did great going to school this morning.  She went straight into her classroom and put her things in her locker, then her teacher helped her find her chair.  She gave me a hug and a kiss and didn't have any hesitation about staying there by herself.  I only cried a little when we were leaving, so she didn't see me.  Pete, Sophie, Mom and I all walked to school with her, so she had quite the send off.  Anyway, here are some pictures.

She wanted to take her school stuff to the open house so her teacher could see it.
Meeting Mrs. Boyer and going over their schedule for the school day.
First lunch- Mini PB&J Sandwiches, Veggies with ranch dip, Watermelon and cantaloupe, string cheese stick, milk and a small package of candy.
Her piggie dishes and Barbie thermos.
I'm ready Mommy, let's go!

Check out my new backpack with a pony tail.
and my new pony lunchbox
We're off!
but not before we stop to take a picture with Daddy.
Almost there
So big, going in all by herself.
She found her locker and put her things in it.
Sitting in her chair waiting for breakfast

Standing to say the Pledge of Allegiance
Mommy, Daddy and Sophie walking home.

Last week Sophie started her first day of "school" too.  I joined a homeschool group that has classes on Friday mornings since they had one for Sophie's age and we have a friend who joined with a girl her age.  Bubbie bought her a new lunchbox and some dishes to go in the lunchbox, so she thought she was really big carrying a lunchbox like Sara did.  Since it was a small homeschool group, my friend and I stay in the classes with the girls.  Sophie walked right in and started playing with some toys, she didn't seem to notice whether I was there or not, at least at first she didn't.  There were a couple of other mommies in there and 2 "teachers".  They sang a few songs, talked about the letter A and sang the alphabet song, had a snack, made a craft, played with play-doh and even had a little P.E. time where they practiced doing somersaults and some other creative movement type activities.  After "school" we walked across the street and had our lunch at the park with some of the other mommies and kiddos.  She had a great time and told everyone that she ate apples at her new school.  I only got 3 pictures of her first day, but they turned out pretty cute. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Random Family Day in Lamesa

The girls and I went to Lamesa with Pete today while he went on a call for work.  We went to McDonald's to play while he worked next door. 

I see you!
I love the joy on her face in this one.  She loves sliding.
No more pictures mommy!
There was a weird, random "old car" on top of a building across the street. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Our Day with Duff

OK, so most of the people who read my blog were either there with me or have already heard about it, but I thought I'd post here anyway.

My friend, the cake lady, Amber, called me Tuesday morning and said that Duff Goldman, of Ace of Cakes fame, would be in Muleshoe (a town a little over an hour away) on Wednesday.  We made tentative plans to go and meet each other there.  I called mom to see if she would want to go too and she did.  From there, mom called grandma, who also wanted to go.  Then grandma called aunt Leelee and De.  Leelee called Hester and and aunt Lavonna.  Anyway, after it was all said and done, counting me and Amber, there were 8 adults and 9 kids in our group.

We got to the location around 11, an hour before it was supposed to start.  Well, we were outside and it got really, really hot.  Grandma ended up suffering from heat exhaustion and had to be taken away in an ambulance.  Luckily the girls didn't see it happening or they would have been upset. 
Since we were in a tiny town with a tiny hospital, most of us didn't go to the hospital right away since we couldn't help with anything and would have nowhere to really wait anyway.  Thank G-d, grandma just had to rest in the hospital bed and drink some water for a little while, during which time they monitored her blood pressure and stuff.  She was able to leave the hospital after a little over an hour and was feeling much better. 

While she was in the hospital, we waited around for the presentation of the cake.  Duff and the gang finally came out a little after noon.  The crowd was not very big, maybe 100 people or so (I'm terrible at estimating things like this, lol).  Since we had gotten there so early, we were front and center for the presentation.  Anyway, Duff, Geoff, Anna, Jessica and Mary Alice were all there and they brought out the cake, which was a mule driver's hat with a Muleshoe PD badge on it.  It was not a very big cake, but it was very cool anyway.  We didn't get a very close up look at it b/c the table was up on a platform of sorts. 

After the presentation, the crowd started forming two lines, one to get slices of cake and one to take pictures with Duff.  We got in the shorter line, the one for cake.  When we got up there, we found out that the cake they were serving was cheap sheet cakes from United, a local grocery chain.  How disappointing.  Anyway, we then decided to skip the long line for a photo with Duff so that we could get to the hospital.  The photo line was all along the side of the building and we walked to the front of the building to head towards the car.  When we got to the front of the building, we saw Duff and all the crew come out of the front door and they were just kind of standing there.  There were a handful of people around them, including a few police officers.  Mom went up to one of the officers and asked if we could possibly get our pic taken with Duff without waiting in line since we were having to leave to see grandma in the hospital.  He of course said yes and we (me, mom, Sara and Sophie) got some pictures taken with all of the Charm City Cakes folks.  I don't have any of those pictures yet because they are on Amber's camera. 

After grandma got out of the hospital, the whole crew went to McDonald's to let the kids run around and play for a while.  Then the girls and I went back to Littlefield to let them go swimming at aunt De's house.  They had a great time and didn't want to leave.
 (I couldn't get a good picture of Sara during the swimming, this was the best one)

We finally got home around 9 last night and had a great day, all things considered.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lake Trip

The girls and I went to the lake with mom and dad for the weekend and we all had a good time. 

Pop carrying Sara Belle to the boat.

Sophie looking cute with her upside down sunglasses.

Pop's new favorite picture of Sara.

Sophie's first time to touch a fish.

Sara had fun doing donuts around the lake while she was driving the boat.

Sophie was nervous about driving the boat, but she had a good time.

Pop helped the girls fly their kites.

Playing Sara's new Goodnight Moon game with Pop.
I don't know who had more fun playing paper dolls, the girls, or Bubbie.
I made Nutella ice cream one night and Sophie really enjoyed it.
The girls each took turns riding down the block on the riding mower.  Sara had fun but didn't like the noise.  Sophie took the whole thing pretty seriously.

Now the girls are looking forward to going back this summer when their cousins will be there.  I had a good time, even though it's really hot.