Karsyn’s 2nd Birthday Candyland Cake – She was dressed as the Candy Princess (the tutu was a must – the tiara was optional). My favorite part about this cake: Target made the cake – we decorated it w/candy. And after everyone took their favorite candy it looked so picked over that we just threw it away! No leftovers! (Please excuse the box… totally pre-blog picture.)

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Keatyn and I love to look for heart shaped things in the world; rocks, clouds, and in this case the crusty bread at Jason’s Deli!

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Our children love to give us a challenge – so when Keatyn said that she wanted a “baby-in-a-manger/Star Wars” birthday party in February we rose to the occasion! The Stig made these incredible “Princess Leia Sticky Cinnamon Buns” (recipe to come), made Yoda Soda (Sprite w/green apple syrup… YUM!) and served Tie Fighter Breakfast Tacos. We slapped the Fisher Price Nativity on top of a pile of cinnamon rolls, added a few Star Wars figures for good measure (plus they created that dramatic effect – you know … protecting the baby Jesus and all). Suspiciously, Mary has been missing ever since…

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Keatyn & I were thrilled this Valentine’s day weekend to find our local Chick-fil-a making breakfast biscuits – you guessed it – HEART SHAPED!

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This year Keatyn showed her eclectic sensibilities again when she asked that her birthday be: A Yoga/Art/Karaoke/Hello Kitty Party! Her daddy whipped out some delicious “DIY” (decorated it yourself) cupcakes to round out the day! As her art teacher put it – “Keatyn loves a shash-up!”

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After last summer’s drought – I promised the girls we’d dance in the rain when it came this spring! So Karsyn and I enjoyed one of the showers-of-blessings recently. I love how her reflection shows off the STAR that she is! (Maybe I can start looking for stars with her…)

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One of the girls’ favorite pastimes – tea parties! We have them quite often and their grandmothers have both given them a love for the finer things: cloth napkins, real china, sugar cubes & loose tea (rather than the bagged stuff!).

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When Karsyn turned three her precious fairy-Godmothers (Aunt Charlie & Aunt Dianne) made sure we had the perfect cupcakes for her “Fairytale” Party. Look at the glasses on those bookworms… Too cute!

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After a recent trip out of town, my “mom-sense” completely left the building, and I served the girls these ice cream clowns for BREAKFAST!?!? The look on their faces was priceless though… the girls’ faces that is!