Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Summer lovin'

We are LOVING the warm weather and the approach of summer! The last few days we have spent the afternoons in the backyard in Carson's kiddie pool that he's been nice enough to share with Graham. What a good cousin. It has been in the upper 80's with no humidity yet (cross your fingers that it continues to stay away for awhile). Megan and I have been working on our tans (what a joke) while Carson and Graham splash away in the pool. This is the first summer since I was 15 yrs old that I haven't had a job (other then being a mom) and I have a feeling that it is going to be the best one ever.

(Ignore the 15 pieces of hair coming out of Elliot's chin. He refuses to cut them off until the Penguins win the Stanley Cup.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SO many posts!

Well, I finally got around to putting up some new posts. I know you were all waiting at your computers to see what riveting things were going on in my life. Our computer is about 2 minutes away from totally breaking down so I stopped using it for awhile hoping that by giving it a little breather, it would have enough energy left to get through Elliot's last 3 weeks of school. I don't know if it helped. Sometimes it will turn on, sometimes it won't. It has gotten very moody lately. Please cross your fingers that it can make the 21 day journey until graduation without any problems. Because, if it breaks down before then, Elliot won't be able to finish all of his school projects,  then GSU won't let him graduate so he won't be able to get a job and we will have to live in his parent's basement forever.  It's a nice basement, but I'm pushing 30 and it's time I have an apartment of my own, you know? 

Carson's 1st birthday

Yesterday was Carson's first birthday. Megan threw him a party and he got to try his very first taste of sugar (yeah right. As if Grandma has never given him any of that before). 

Graham was pretty excited to help him celebrate. They are both such party animals. Well, until 7:00 bedtime anyways.
The theme of the party was cars (not the movie, just the vehicle in general), so I made him dump truck cakes. They didn't turn out exactly how I had envisioned, but they were cute and it was really fun making them. I'm excited to try another cake for Graham's birthday.


Graham got his first tooth a few weeks ago. It has been pretty rough around here. He was pretty grumpy for awhile and then a few days ago he finally started feeling better. The second tooth is just about to pop through so hopefully it doesn't hurt him too bad. I tried to get a picture of it, but he always has his tongue over it, or some toy shoved in his mouth, hiding it. 


This is the adorable Easter outfit I picked out for Graham. A pair of sweatpants (that I think are getting too small for him) and a random onesie. I really went to town for this holiday. Poor Graham.  On top of having to wear the same old clothes he wears every day, he also didn't even get a basket. It was almost as if this holiday didn't even happen................
except lucky for him, I happened to walk by the $1 rack at Target and picked up this little beauty.
He didn't think it was so lucky. He thought he looked like a girl. 
Even though we didn't go all out for Easter, we of course used the opportunity of celebrating a holiday to eat three times as much food as normal.  I made my first attempt at Challah bread and was pretty excited with the outcome. I have always been too scared to make a yeast bread outside of my bread maker. It turned out to be a lot easier then I expected.
I also saw these cute cupcakes on a baking blog and had to make them.  Aren't they cute? 

Hoosier visit

Last week my parents and little sister came to visit from Indiana. My dad had a business trip in Georgia and, since it was my sister's spring break, he decided to make a family trip out of it. It was fun to have them here and really fun for them to see Graham since he was only 2 months old last time they say him. 
We wanted to go to the aquarium while they were here, but so did the rest of Georgia so it didn't work out so well. When we showed up on Monday, there was a line to get in about a mile long and it was FREEZING outside so we opted to not wait. The Coke museum was the same so we left and went to the bodies exhibit at Atlantic Station. I've been wanting to go for awhile and it ended up being really cool. The most interesting part was seeing the fetuses (is that how you spell that?). I can't believe how small Graham once was. 
They wanted to eat at a really southern restaurant so we went to The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle. It is a southern buffet. It definitely had some interesting food. I got to try fried green tomatoes and potato pancakes (which were delicious) and collard greens (not delicious). Pretty much every fried food you can imagine was there, along with a few foods you would not have imagined being fried. 
I'm so glad they were able to come down Graham of course loved all the extra attention!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April fools!

This morning I checked my google reader and there were some very clever posts on April fool's pranks. After reading one particular one I was convinced of how hilarious it would be so I decided to do it. It was making cupcakes out of meatloaf and then putting mashed potatoes with food coloring on top to make it look like frosting. Ha ha ha. I was going to be the funniest person alive after I pulled this trick on everyone. So I made the meatloaf (which actually ended up being super delicious) and put it in the cupcake liners and into the oven.
and then "frosted" them all. I could hardly wait to trick my first victim. This was going to be so great! As soon as Elliot got home, I made him eat one, even though he said he wasn't in the mood for a cupcake. Oh gosh, I couldn't wait for his reaction!!! Talk about anti climatic. He saw they looked weird as soon as he took off the cupcake wrapper, asked me what they were and then, after eating one, asked what was for lunch. Not exactly this amazing prank that I had envisioned. I took the rest of them to my YW presidency meeting in the hopes that they could all be fooled into eating them. 10 times worse then Elliot's reaction. The meeting was hours after I had originally made them so I had to re-heat them so they were looking a little.....gross. So even when everyone thought they actually were cupcakes, no one looked all that enthused to put one in their mouths. And then when they found out they were actually made out of meatloaf, there was no roaring laughter or pats on my back for how hilarious I was, just some minor grossed out faces and some polite "oh no thanks, I'm full." I can't blame them, I had no intention of eating one myself but come on, this was supposed to be such a funny joke!! Next year will have to be better. At least Graham giggled with me while we were making them this afternoon.And tonight I was reading my best friend Chrysta's blog and what do you know?!?!?! She did the same excact prank on her family!! Chrysta and I have been friends since we were in 6th grade and it is nice to know that we both still think the same things are hilarious (even if those things also happen to be the same things we thought were hilarious in 6th grade).