Saturday, May 28, 2011

Almost Too Much Chocolate Cake

For those of you who live nearby, you know that I've been having waaaay too much fun with this wonderful recipe from an old friend of mine and cake creator. It's called Almost Too Much Chocolate Cake. I've made a few variations of it for my sister's birthday (Raspberry filling) and Mother's Day (Cherry filling), but this was my first go at it. This was for the Relief Society birthday party. It was a sheet cake and 12x18 so no layers or filling. It turned out beautiful! Let the mouthwatering begin!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


We're alive and kicking, don't worry, we're just busy. Busy with colds, prepping the garden, spring cleaning while it pours rain. Ya know, this and that. Here are some shots of the  boys to keep up with them. Thing 2 is in my favorite outfit that he has worn yet (Thanks Aunt Rhen, she has good taste ;) ). Unfortunately, it didn't last very long, because the turkey just won't quit growing. He's just too big for his own good, but I'm okay with it, but how big is he going to get?

Thing 1 where are you?

There you are! Thing one painted while one of his aunts was here working on a project for a college course. He had a lot of fun. He's had this painting for quite some time and it is still hanging on the fridge.  He is an even better helper. He went out and got the mail today and then the garbage truck came right after he brought me the mail. So Thing 1 proceeded to grab the 95 gallon garbage can and put it away. That's awesome for a 3 and 1/2 year old. I'm grateful for the helper that he is.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Many Faces of Thing 2

These are just a few of the faces that Thing 2 made in less than a minute. Looking at these pictures makes all of us smile every time. Enjoy Thing 2's expressions.

His "What?" face. This is Daddy's favorite photo of him right now.

Two versions of his Happy face.

An almost shocked/don't know what to think face. 
And we'll end with another happy face.