Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jansen's first cake

Jansen is four now and in a major helper mode. This is fantastic for me, because I am a great delegator and can give him tons of activities to keep him busy. This time, we wanted to make his Daddy a cake for his birthday, and I was a little nervous about a 4 year old using beaters and cracking eggs.

Contrary to popular belief, this child can be very focused and meticulous when he is really into something, which he was with baking this cake. Of course, I was a wreck. I HATE messes and getting dirty, so I forcasted showers of batter and storm clouds of flour. Jansen really surprised me. He poured everything, added the butter, I added the eggs, and he mixed it with the electric mixer. He even helped me ice the cake, and it turned out pretty good. Congrats to Jansen on baking his first cake, and Happy Birthday to Daddy!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Josh is almost 32

For Josh's 32nd birthday, I decided to do a little surprise day trip for him. we have been wanting to tour a winery for years but for some reason, it just hasn't been in the cards for us. Kemah was hosting the first annual Wine Fest this weekend, so we got tickets and hit the road. It was a nice sweltering day in Kemah, spent without the children, and with tons of adults. It always amazes me how much I love and anticipate dates alone with my husband and yet most of the time on that date is spent thinking about what the kids would like to do.

Case in point, today. Carnival rides, train rides, candy and toy stores...all the while saying, "Wouldn't Caleb love that." or "Oh look, Jansen would totally want that!" Love, love, love my boys!!!