Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kill the monkey! As soon as Kobe discovered that he could squash the cake, he absolutely destroyed it. After he smeared it all over his high chair, the table next to him, and anyone that came close to him, his sibblings got him to play pat-a-cake! There was chocolate frosting everywhere. He was one happy baby. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Knowing that this was my last first birthday (and I love first birthdays) was very emotional for me. I would do all of their fisrt birthdays over if I could.

Mmmmm, that's good. Ohhhh, that's really good!

Happy first Kobe!

We started out with this adorable chocolate monkey cake, a curious one year old and very protective big sisters. I love how concerned they were with their baby brother burning himself on the candle.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Love Fall

I love the colors of the leaves, and the rustle sound they make when you walk through them. I love the smell of dirt in the harvest. I miss being in the fields watching the beet digger load the trucks. I miss riding with my mom and Dad to take a load to the beet dump. I miss watching for the giant potatoes, and the funny shapes that would get taken out in the sorting process. I miss the sound of shot guns as my brothers and Dad would chase after pheasants flying out of the field being harvested.

I love the cooling temperatures, and opening my windows at night. I love watching the geese fly south. I love the corn stalks on porches and the carved pumpkins and front steps.

PUMPKINS-- I love pumpkins. I love their color and I love their flavor. I love pumpkin pie, cookies, bread, pancakes, and muffins. I love pumpkin rolls and cranberry pound cake. I love fresh apples off of the trees and all the yummy apple desserts.

I love knowing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner- a wonderful reminder to be thankful for all our many blessings and for reflecting a little on what Heavenly Father has given us.

I even love watching the first snow fall, it makes me think of reading a book by the fire (while drinking hot cocoa of course).

Fairy Tale Friday

Dressed as a witch, with a spider on my leg, I showed up to Noemi's first grade class to do Fairy Tale Friday. The kids had a blast! Noemi was very surprised to see her mom all dressed up. We read fun halloween stories and made a fun witches broom with pretzel sticks and fruit leather. We also made little spiders with dum dums and pipe cleaners.