Thursday, September 17, 2009

Asher's Birthday party

A little girl in Stella's class named Asher had her birthday party the other day. We did the slip n' slide, swings, trampoline, baby pool, and hit a pinata... not to mention eating hot dogs and lots of CAKE! Stella was definitely hovering over the birthday cake. I had to tell her to back up!! Stella had a blast and loved the trampoline so much. Later on in the bathtub we asked her if she wanted us to get her one for Christmas. She said, "No, it's ok. Santa's getting one for me!" Noted. Start saving now, mommas! This year will be a good one!

Friday, September 4, 2009


tasting and mixing

what was left of the final product!

On Wednesday night, we had a cupcake making party (well, party with mommy, daddy, and Stella) and we had so much fun! Stella is really into helping out around the house, so we pulled up a chair so she could work on the counter top next to me. She loved stirring the batter! She held the mixer and put the baking cups into the cupcake pans. She even tried to help me fill the baking cups, but most of the batter went from her spoon into her mouth! After the cupcakes were baked, we frosted them (did you know they make frosting in a can like whipped cream? Amazing! So smart!) and Stella was the "Sprinkle Station"... which most of the sprinkles she was shoveling into her mouth as fast as she could! While we made our cupcakes, daddy recovered a vintage bench seat with a gorgeous fabric. He even did the metal studs around the edges. So fabulous! I love cozy nights with my family! The next day we took the cupcakes to Stella's school, which I heard were a huge hit! It's easy to impress little kids! I love it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Heart John Ray pictures

Here are some of the pictures from the event from Chris Stinson. I had a hard time narrowing them down, because they are all good! We had such a great turnout and raised so much money for John. It was a huge success! Thank you all!