Thursday, April 29, 2010

Birthday Bike

Ethan is now 5 years old. He got a spiderman bike and had a spiderman birthday party.

Lemon merengue pie! I'm so domestic!

I baked my first lemon merengue pie and was awfully proud of it. My crust technique can obviously use some work, but it tasted yummy! Caitlyn requested another one for her birthday (so I made 2 this time, and they were much prettier)

Then yesterday, I made my first cheesecake that didn't start in a box. We sampled it this morning and it was also scrumptious.

Now, where's that Pilates video????

babies, babies, everywhere!

What was it the neighbor said when he stopped by? "You must be feeling very motherly!" I GUESS! On April 14, 5 baby Rhode Island Red Chicks arrived to the delight of our children. They are Fluffy (Ethan's), Ginger (Ali's), Kyzl (Caitlyn's), Nora (Casey's) and Popcorn (mine and Sophia's technically, but Caitlyn's friend CHrista has adopted and named) They were originally housed inside a filing cabinet drawer in the garage. Now they hang out in a huge dog kennel until the coop is finished in the backyard. We'll be in for it if any of them are not the laying type!

Then, for Caitlyn's birthday, and after years of her begging and pleading, we gave in and got her a Yorkie puppy for her birthday. She named him Xanthos, which is actually a Greek city, but she liked the way it sounded. He's adorable and we have all fallen in love with him.

Then of course there is our sweet baby Sophia who has discovered her thumb!! She's such a great baby, and at the risk of jinxing it, has been sleeping between 7 and 10 hours at night for a couple of weeks now.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Future Hall of Famer


Ethan's first time up to bat!
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Monday, April 5, 2010



Hard to believe she's still just 13! What a beauty!
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Ethan and Ali


I Love This Picture!
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

I had too many good pictures to post separately so enjoy the new slideshow.

The kids have enjoyed 3 separate Easter egg hunts, two parties, and lots of fun. They even got to try their hands at fishing from the golf course pond. Hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter.

Oh - Ethan finished his first book in the series of Readers. We celebrated with cake and an official ceremony. The cake looked prettier than it tasted! I should have watched the YouTube video about "folding in" whipped egg white BEFORE I made it. That was a triple layer cake! Yah, I know, you all have to look closely at the picture again.

Sophia weighed in at 11 lbs. 8 ozs. at her 2 month well-baby! We love our sweet tempered little munchkin!

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