Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter festivities

Our Easter weekend started out bright and early Saturday morning at the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt that we have been going to ever since Katelyn was born. It was a little different this year with the white snow covering the ground, making the egg hunt a little bit easier. You could definitely see where the eggs were. Maddie had a little trouble picking up the eggs with her gloves on. Katelyn loved to see how fast she could run and how many eggs she could get. Noah was not impressed and just wanted to eat the eggs. It was still fun and all the kids had fun despite the cold.

Sunday morning was wonderful. The night before Patrick had set out an egg path that lead from each of the girls rooms upstairs. They thought that was the best. We each took turns looking for our Easter baskets. Katelyn kept saying " That Easter Bunny sure is tricky".

The night before I had put some creme brulee french toast and after finding our baskets we had a wonderful,delicious breakfast of baked french toast with strawberries.

After breakfast we set the girls loose to find the hidden eggs. It was so funny to watch the girls run around as fast as they could looking for hidden eggs. I had bought some dinosaur eggs(they had cracks on the eggs and then little dinosaurs inside). They were a big hit and are now part of Katelyns collection of dinosaur paraphernalia.

And of course there was Conference mixed in. Loved Conference especially the talk about Mothers and Daughters.

I quickly put together this years Easter layout. The first side is all digital and then the other side is a large picture of Noah that I put some digital elements on it and printed it out. I then put the paper piece together and then stapled it on the big photo. It was fun.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Been scrappin'

As I am sure all of you know I love to scrapbook. It is my passion. So I thought some of you might like to see some of my recent pages. I am so proud of them. The first one is of Noah at four months old. The next one is of us bringing Noah home. The one after that is his blessing day. As you might have guessed I am working on his book trying to get caught up. Stay tuned for this years Easter pics and a layout. Take care and thanks for looking.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Maddie turns 3

As many of you know Maddie is obsessed with Sleeping Beauty. She dresses like her everyday and plays - touch the spindle and fall asleep everyday - I have to be the prince and come kiss her to wake her up !! So
we planned a Sleeping beauty party for her, it was a small, very fun party.

The cakes :

I had originally planned on only making the castle cake for Maddie's birthday, but after talking to her about it she insisted on an actual Sleeping Beauty cake. The castle was just not going to do. Well I endedup making them both. The castle one I put Maddie's little sleeping beauty doll on the top and loved how it turned out. So a couple days before her party we went to DI and bought a barbie. I baked the dress part with a cake mix and then stuck barbie right inside the cake. A little frosting and decorations and she was done. I thought it turned out so cute. I made the cakes while the girls were at church and Noah was asleep (he was not feeling well at the time). Maddie came home and found the two cakes sitting on the table and the look on her face was priceless. She was so excited. She was so excited that she sat (with her sleeping beauty dress on) right by the table the whole afternoon until the party. Just smiling and as happy as a three year old could be. It was worth the three hours it took me to make and decorate those two cakes.

The party was so fun. We first let them decorate a crown and a wand. (Each of the little girls wearing a different princess dress). We then played a game. I had made a spinning wheel and I can't believe I didn't get a good picture of it. But the girls each took a turn touching the spindle and then falling asleep. I then handed them a rose to hold just like in the movie. I also had looked up the movie music on my laptop and had Patrick play it, especially the part where the bad witch tells Aurora to touch the spindle. Patrick was such a good sport about being Prince Phillip. I bought him a Kings hat and had a make shift cape for him to wear. He went around to each of the girls and woke them up with a kiss. The girls loved it.
They played it a few times before it was time for presents and dinner. We had pizza, jello and princess punch for our feast. Then it was time for the cake. We sang and Maddie blew out her candles. It was a birthday I will never forget and Maddie still talks about her sleeping beauty cake !!