Christmas has always been a favorite time of year for me, and I love sharing that with my kids. It has been so fun seeing their excitement of it finally being that time of year again, especially Brooks since he is old enough to remember some of our traditions each year. He was so excited to put up the tree, put lights up outside, hang his nativity advent calendar, make some cookies and other fun things that come with the holidays. He has been so focused on what day it is on the calendar making sure we don't miss anything (even Black Friday was marked and he insisted we had to do some shopping that day because "It's the biggest shopping day of the year!" I think he listens to us too much!) Anyway, so right after we celebrated Barrett's birthday, he knew it was time to set up our Christmas tree. He talked about it the whole day in anticipation.
Monday, November 24, 2014
This past week we celebrated Barrett turning ONE! Brooks has been watching the days go by on our November calendar all month waiting for Barrett's birthday to come. Both Brooks and Keely were so excited for the party. I had talked about what kind of cake to make for Barrett with the other kids a couple of months ago, and we had decided on a dog cake since Barrett seems to love dogs. After looking on pinterest for ideas, we settled on one in particular. It was definitely going to be the most elaborate cake I had attempted, but the kids were so excited for it, and it was too cute in the picture not to give it a try. Brooks and Keely wanted a Dalmatian dog after one of their favorite characters, Marshall, on Paw Patrol. So Friday I spent most of the day baking 2 cakes, one chocolate, one white, making 2 frostings and 2 batches of marshmallow fondant. It was a lot to tackle, but I loved the end result. And it was fun! I think Barrett liked it too!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Yikes, it's been since July. I know it's just an excuse, but we have been busy around here and blogging has not been on the top of my list. So sorry to all of you who still follow me on here! A lot of changes have happened around here for us. Barrett is now officially walking, and is pretty good at it! He is also eating a few finger foods like peas, crackers, bits of bread, macaroni and cheese, and yesterday tried fruit loops for the first time. He LOVED those :)