26 April 2010

Nursery Cupcakes

Amelia signed up for the treat bucket on Sunday. She helped me make purple cupcakes with orange frosting! Mainly she licked the spoons and measured out food coloring for me, AND hid from the kitchen aid noise. She imitates the loud noises with her own screaming on pitch with the mixer. Strange kiddo! I set up the snack before the kids came in (took of the wrappers and set out napkins). Amelia's first words were, "Oh WOW, so adorable!" Baby Dan really enjoyed his cupcake (the little guy in the lower left corner). Little Matthew thought water was best placed outside the cup and on the table. Amelia will show you three fingers in a curved "A-okay" formation. We tried every combination possible and that was the one she could manage.

Favorite Things Exchange

Saturday was a rainy spring day here in Sidney. A couple weeks ago I signed up for a fun package exchange Alison's sister hosted. The challenge was to send 3-5 items representing our favorite things in a fun package through the mail. At least one item was supposed to be hand-made. These days we don't get very many fun mailings. My package come on Saturday, just in time to bring some cheer from the dark weather. Hooray! The lady who surprised me sent two pretty earrings, chapstick, organizer list, and pistachio chips with soft cheese to snack on. How fun is that? I like surprises!