Monday, March 21, 2011


i have deprived you, my loyal reader, from any sort of consistency in updating our blog. even now, as i look back at what i can upload.....all photos and videos date from 1-2 months ago. (and that's when i rounded up.)

so the photos i have chosen to share remind me of how we have deprived our children. yes, we take them to the circus. yes, we take them to disney on ice. yes, aunt amy spends her paycheck on snowcones, hats, spinners, and princesses and beasts. however, i have yet to purchase cotton candy for the kids. in fact, their first taste of the sticky, artificial blue fluffy stuff came from a lady sitting behind them at the circus which, i think...., was back in february.

so here are a few photos for the big event under the big top! if you do go to the circus again.....i HIGHLY recommend getting there for the performers meet & greet on the floor 1 hour before the event starts. it's not as insane as you think or it looks. very cool.

getting funky on a clown's pedestal in the ring!

a new addiction.

you've probably noticed allison's red dress/tunic lately. yes the child has more clothes than this. and i confess......this dress is size 24 months. what?! am i serious? yes. i. am.

originally purchased for her first trip to the circus in 2009, it was a little big. nothing stuffing a white onesie underneath and tights couldn't fix. now, two years later it wears as a tunic shirt over a pair of leggings or capris perfect for celebrating the cat and the hat's birthday or another trip to the circus. well, you can't say i didn't get my money's worth out of this "big blue box" store purchase.

by the way......the capris in the photos below are size 12 months. got to LOVE elastic and a very, skinny daughter!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

fun in a box: revisited.

these things are fun and fun is good. - dr. seuss

today is dr. seuss' 107 birthday. well, if he lived to be 107. and when your child(ren) enters school, you learn that it's not just a celebration day, but a week. read across america week falls on the first week of march. and across america the schools are celebrating! i'm not sure if i have ever seen so much food coloring or considered using so much food coloring in my own kitchen. excuse me, my new seussical kitchen. red and white hats. thing one & thing two's blue hair. green eggs. green grinch. red fish, blue fish. the yellow lorax. pink and purple spirals. mr. brown. wockets. pockets. nink's in my sink. it's a never-ending story for playing with your food.

here are some cupcakes we made for davis's class and allison's playgroup today:

they kind of remind me of two little things of the past.

back to the cupcakes. feel free to copy. it would be wrong if you didn't. kids deserve cupcakes. you deserve to watch their excitement over these cupcakes. however i do have one warning (or two!):

1. do NOT put the cotton candy on until 1 (no more than 2!) hours before you are ready to serve. if you do not follow my advice, you will be left with drippy, blue, granulated sugar on top of your "once cute" cupcake.
2. i am not responsible for the ridiculous amount of sugar contained in this cupcake.

special playgroup delivery!

four hour sugar high.

walking home from school.