Tuesday, February 22, 2011

He Reaches the Pedals!


It's been over a month since we had some painting done in the house - even though when we moved in (over a year ago, yikes!) the house was brand new, there are still things I wanted to change and tweak a bit.  Last year, we focused a lot on the outside.

I think this year, we'll focus on the inside.

Before - boring white


After - a rich cocoa color

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sports Day at School

A few weeks late, but I finally got around to uploading camera pictures onto the computer.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Patrick-isms

Lately, Patrick has taken to wanting to say hello to his friends.  He considers all the neighborhood children friends, even though they are mostly all older than he is.  Whenever we drive home and he sees kids playing outside, he will say "Mommy I want to say hi to my friends", except it sounds more like "Mommy I wanna say hi to my fwens."  Then he stands on the driveway, watching the kids plays, softly calling out, "hi".

Yesterday, we arrived home after school and because it was a really nice afternoon, kids were scattered all around riding bikes, running around, playing with chalk.

Naturally, Patrick wanted to be a part of it. 

After we explained that he had to eat his dinner first, he seemed okay.  So after dinner, as I was cleaning up our dishes, I heard him call outside from our backyard:

"Guys, wait for me!  I'm coming, I'm just eating my apple!"

He repeated this a few times and then went outside.  There he proceeded to walk around, then settle five feet in front of our driveway, drawing circles with chalk.  Two of the neighborhood girls came to see him and draw.  Then he said, "Tanks for pwaying with me.  Bye!"

It's a slow process, but I think he's figuring things out.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The things he says

As we are heading outside after a day at school:

Patrick:  Mommy, it's not cold anymore.  It's summer!

Friday, February 04, 2011

More creations

Chocolate covered Oreos, decorated with Superbowl colors

Second set of football cakeballs

Thursday, February 03, 2011

As If I Had All the Time in the World

As of late, I have taken to doing some crafty, edible things at home.

Cakeballs!  Cake pops!

What do you think:

Vanilla cakepops for Valentine's Day

Cakeball truffles - red velvet, spice, carrot, and vanilla cakes

Football cakepops, made with chocolate cake

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

First Night

Tonight, Patrick insisted that he put on his own pajamas.  Before that, he was adamant that he was not going to wear a pull up or diaper to bed either.  Only "big boy underwear."

He's really growing up.  My baby is turning into a little boy.