Monday, May 24, 2010

I so ♥ this ♥ song.

First Cold

Well, we made it nine months, one week and one day in our little world of healthiness.  It was bound to end at some point.  I was just hoping for a little while longer. 

Piper has her first cold.  Granted, I should be very thankful we've made it this long, especially considering I've had several colds (and probably H1N1 in Oct.), EJ has had a few colds and she hasn't had as much as a sniffle.

We had dinner with our neighbors Friday night and to their credit, they told us on Thursday that their 10 month old had a cold.  But, I didn't want to be one of those mothers freaked out by a germ or two and said that it was fine and we'd be there.  Well, I dutifully wiped each and every toy she put into her mouth while there.  In hindsight, I probably should have kept all of his toys out of her reach.  But, a room full of 'new to her' toys and a curious nine month old is a battle I probably would have lost in the end anyway.

Of course I also now regret going and wish I would've said we'd reschedule.  It forgot how heartbreaking it is to see a baby suffer through an illness.  They don't understand why they feel so miserable.  I also forgot how difficult it is for a baby to eat when they're congested.  Nursing now consists of gulping milk in between gasps for air.  Poor little one.  Hoping for a speedy recovery!

On a lighter note, we have preschool graduation tonight.  Still can't believe we're to this point.  The kids are very excited about what is in store for tonight and so am I.  Parents were not allowed in the building this morning for drop off as it's all going to be a big surprise. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

cups of chocolate goodness.

looooooove these pudding cups.  love even more how you make them.  brilliant.  and definitely on the to do list for this summer. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

My Weekend =

cookies.  I have a feeling I will be spending all weekend on these.  The teachers at preschool asked me if I'd be willing to make Cat in the Hat cookies for graduation Monday evening.  They found a photo online of said cookies and thought, since the kids spent a lot of time on Dr. Seuss during the school year, that the cookies would be fitting.  I agreed. 

Luckily, I found the hat cookie cutter online and ordered it.  I'm fairly new to baking and definitely not ready for the hand cutting of cookies.  I baked them this afternoon and am hoping to get all of the decorating done tomorrow.  They *should* look like this when they're done.  At least I'm hoping they will be some resemblance of it, anyway.  The teachers also requested that I put each child's name on the cookie so I'm thinking of giving edible markers a try.  We'll see how it goes! 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

droplet love.

droplet love., originally uploaded by tlheyman.
So very tired of all of the rain we've been having lately. But, it makes for pretty photographs.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


so many changes on the horizon.  only three more days of preschool for the twins.  kindergarten this fall.

how did we get here so quickly?  how did this preschool year pass with lightening speed?  i can't believe they are almost done.  i'm going to miss taking them to school.  i'm going to miss the teachers.  i'm going to miss the kids and their parents.  i'm going to miss the snack days and field trips.  i'm going to miss being a mom to preschoolers.

how quickly this year has passed.  it seems like just yesterday we were attending their preschool orientation.  piper was only a few weeks old and even though i was utterly exhausted from lack of sleep, i was excited for their school year.  i was excited to be a stay at home mom for the first time.  i was excited to spend their last year at home with them. 

that year is quickly coming to an end.

they rode this school bus yesterday to a local elementary school for a field trip.  i forget how exciting it is to ride a bus for the first time.  i love that their preschool incorporates this trip into their final weeks of preschool.  it's such a great way to introduce them to the world they'll be entering in just a few short months.

a brand new world.  a little scary, too.  especially for their mom.  how are they old enough to spend an entire day without me?  navigating their way through bus rides, cafeteria lunches and recess.  making new friends.  new influences.  new choices and freedoms.  they will become new people, even if it's just barely noticeable.  it makes me sad but so excited for them, too.  excited for our new life.

the life as a stay at home mom to two kindergartners and a toddler.   oh yeah, that's right.  did i mention that my plan to go back to work after the twins started school has been postponed?  indefinitely.  :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Christmas dummy cake, originally uploaded by neviepiecakes.

so, so, so, so, so in love with this cake. i would love to do something like this for piper's first birthday. i've never worked with fondant, though, so i guess i should start practicing now.

did i mention that i'm in love with this cake? ok. just wanted to make sure i mentioned it.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Reflections, originally uploaded by creativecustoms.
We're headed to Gifford Pinchot State Park this weekend. Wishing the weather forecast looked a bit brighter, a little warmer and a lot less windy. But, I've packed everything from winter coats to bathing suits, just to be sure we're covered.

First time camping as a family of five.