Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Madison made the Sparkler Cheer Team at her school (I think I forgot to blog about that in September). There were over 100 girls that tried out for the team and only 30 made it! On Saturday they marched in the Henderson Winter Parade. It was a little bit cold and windy, but the girls did fabulous! They were so cute!
Watching the parade...
After the parade, Justin and I went to his work Christmas party at an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse - Yummy! The girl we got to babysit just turned 12 and hasn't been babysitting for very long. We were a little nervous leaving Josh with her because we were afraid he would spend the whole time crying (he's a little bit of a momma's boy), but he only cried for a few minutes and she did a great job! Jordan must have had a lot of fun playing with her because after I left to take her home he wanted to know if we could invite her over for a sleepover! He's such a funny kid.
Finally, last night for Family Home Evening we made gingerbread houses (really just graham cracker houses). Josh ate all his frosting and candy - not a single piece made it on his house - and enjoyed every minute of it.
All the "people" in his house!
Our Gingerbread Village
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sorry about the pic - our camera doesn't do well in the gym's fabulous lighting. Madison is on the left in the front row. Her teacher, Mrs. Leonard, is standing behind all the kids and the principal, Dr. Larson, is on the right in front of the kids.
Jordan (don't you love his mischievous grin!)
Our 3 Little Monsters
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Our Pirate Family
Our yummy mummy cupcakes! (Key Lime Cupcakes filled with Key Lime Mousse and covered in buttercream bandages)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We went to Utah last weekend to attend the baby blessing of Beth's sister Arianne. The day we left to go up Jordan decided to run a fever. We didn't want to get the baby sick so I took Jordan up to Beth's mom's house to spend the night.
I woke up in the middle of the night to Jordan yelling, "Stop growling at me, monster!!"
I asked him what was going on and he said that there was a monster in the room growling at him. I asked if he wanted to get in bed with me and he did.
About an hour later he wakes me up again asking me why I am growling like a monster. I guess I was snoring and it sounded like a monster.
I have to say, I am pretty impressed with the boy because he didn't back down from that monster. He confronted that monster and told it to stop growling at him. What a tough kid.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Kids: "Dad, what do llamas say?"
Justin: (not wanting to admit he has no clue) "Llamas say the same thing camels say - only in Spanish."
Kids: "So what does it sound like?"
Justin: "I don't know - I don't speak Spanish."
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Zach's baseball cake!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
The kids in the big hole they dug.
Playing in the waves.
A very, very sandy Joshua having a blast at the beach. It took two baths and a swim in the hotel pool just to get all the sand out of his hair and ears!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A bunch of our big and crazy family helping us celebrate Madison's birthday!
Posing with the cute baby giraffe.
All of us waiting to ride the zoo train.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Grandpa & Grandma Pippin!
My grandparents never got a wedding cake, so I made this cake (and 6 serving cakes) for them for their anniversary party. Dark Chocolate Cake with Dulce De Leche Filling and Buttercream Icing. Very rich and yummy!! Mike Vause took leftovers to work the next day and got me a marriage proposal. Justin wasn't too keen about that and was ready to go down and defend my honor... lol!