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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Papa and Ice Cream

So my dad, aka "Papa", LOVES ice cream. It's something he eats pretty much every night of his life. Therefore he likes to share this love of creamy goodness with his grandkids. He just loves taking Addie out for ice cream and her favorite flavor is "Cotton Candy" from Rite Aid. She calls it the Cotton Candy Store. My mom was out of town last week so we called Papa to see if he wanted to spend some time with his girls! He was more than happy to come and take us out for ice cream, and really excited to introduce Brynn to this tradition for the first time.
Here, he's pointing out the different flavors to his girls.

Big shock...Addie got Cotton Candy (which is bright purple and blue!  UGH!).
Brynn was contemplating which flavor she and Papa should share.
They decided on Bing Cherry.  Here is her first bite.
MMMM....enjoying it together!
Addie just copped a squat right outside and started to dig in!
Yep, it got everywhere...this is pretty mild still!  She got really messy!!!!!!
All in all it was a great way to end a summer evening and another wonderful "Papa" memory for my girls to bank in their hearts.  We love Papa!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Splish, SPLASH!!

I've been dying to take Addie to the local water park in our town, Splash, all summer long.  It just seems like it hasn't happened!  So, I was super excited when my cousin Shannon (visiting from Washington) suggested we take the kiddos there!  I was blessed by my amazing friend Kristen who watched Brynn for me (cause HELLO, not taking a crawler to a water park!).  We all enjoyed the lazy river and the kids loved going down the slides over and over again.  Addie of course found a "big" friend, a 9 year old girl, who was really sweet and took her down the slide about 50 times.  "Bubby" (Josiah) was over it about an hour into it, but the girls stayed strong!  There were tears when it was time to go.  I guess that's the sign that they had a good time.

I was only able to snap these two photos with my phone, but they are both super cute.  Addie had so much fun with her cousins Hannah and Josiah, and her Auntie Shannon and Auntie Donna!  Praise God for perfect summer days filled with fun water play!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sara's Baby Shower

This past weekend, my mom and I threw my cousin a baby shower!  This was an extra special event because my cousin Chris, and his wife Sara have waited a VERY LONG time for this precious blessing.  They have been on a 7 year journey for this baby, and the Lord has blessed them now with a baby girl, Abigail, due October 2nd.  We have all been praying for this blessing for so long now, that we were SO ready to celebrate her!  I ended up doing my first solo fondant cake for the event.  I also made three types of cupcakes.  I was very proud with how it all turned out.

Here is the dessert set up.

Here is my first fondant cake I did by myself.  I really loved how it turned out!
Here are the chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting and pink fondant bows I made.
These are my pink lemonade cupcakes.
Here they are upclose...they were my favorite.  They tasted sooo good!
Here are the red velvet with cream cheese frosting with green fondant flowers.
How the cake looked on the table.
The beautiful new mommy, Sara!
So excited that my cousin Shannon flew in for the occasion!
The diaper cake I made for the new mommy!!