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Jun 04

Three.


A few weeks ago, my baby turned three. Not so much of a baby anymore. Although you wouldn’t know it by the incessant amount of hardcore whining, fit-throwing, diaper-wearing, milk-drinking that still goes on around here. But she does do her fair amount of “big girl” things as well. Like wearing big girl pants all day. Or sleeping in her big girl bed.

For her birthday, she wanted a little mermaid party. Easy enough. I put on my party-planning shoes and whipped up some super simple invites. They were supposed to look like a mermaid tail, but I’m not so sure that’s obvious.

For the party, we planned a swim at the YMCA, dinner, cake and digging for seashells in the new sandbox she got for her birthday.

And the kids got beta fish as party favors. She named hers Flounder and surprisingly, she is still alive. Even though Lilah wants to feed it about a dozen times a day.

The cake was fairly simple to make. Turned out kinda sloppy, but Lilah never noticed. I bought the topper and the little sugar flowers at Cake Stuff and had no major problems, aside from the incident where Lilah stuck her little fingers into it the first time she saw it.

Her birthday party landed on Mother’s Day, so we were also celebrating that. My SIL, Jenny, and I decided it would be a great idea to have a portrait taken of the four grandchildren and give it to my mom. We took the kids to Portrait Innovations and it was NIGHTMARE. That’s all I will say about that. Any more details, and I’d need to start another post. However, the photo turned out great and Mom loved it – so mostly worth it.

Happy Birthday, Lilah! Here’s to many, many more years of giggles! Love you!

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Sep 14

Whew, that was a long post.

Haven’t posted lately cause I’ve been extra busy. Last weekend, we threw my folks a surprise party in honor of my Mom’s 50th birthday and their 30th wedding anniversary. Lots of work to get it all pulled together without them finding out, but in the end, we did it. We had about 100 people show up to surprise them, and it definitely worked!

Anyways, the point is, I’ve been busy lately, but not busy blogging! So, this is going to be a very long run-on post. Sorry :)

Ok, where to start? How about here:

So, this is probably old news for many people, but I had to include anyways. This sonogram is very old – we are having another tomorrow, and maybe I’ll update soon. Baby is due February 12 which makes me almost halfway there!

Here are some photos from our Labor Day getaway we took to Grand Lake. Went with some friends – Kelly, Sarah and Bo Kaiser.

A weenie-roast we had with my family a while back. The kids loved being outside by the fire and, more importantly, the swingset :)





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For the party, my sister-in-law, Jenny, and I made ’s cupcake bites. So fun! I would recommend this project to anybody who loves chocolate, sprinkles and has a little patience :)


The party was a blast to plan and even more fun to enjoy. We had hor’doerves and drinks and a dance. I think everybody had a great time – I know my feet were sore the next day! I had just started to be able to feel the baby move – and the loud music and dancing got the little one going!

My parent’s – 30 years ago!! Check out that suit on Rick!

Table decorations.

My brother gave a very emotional (ha) speech and we all toasted to 30 more years!

My parent’s wedding party! How cute is that?!?

Me and my brother.

My nephew enjoying one of our cake bites.

I didn’t have many great pics from that night because in typical Kylie-fashion, I took my camera, but no batteries!

I’ll wrap this up with some pictures of Miss Lilah, who is doing all kinds of cute things these days like dancing to “Ring around the Rosie” and wearing her hair in a ponytail!!! She also did something really crazy this weekend – she slept until NOON yesterday! That made 16 hours of sleep in one night! We couldn’t believe it and kept going in to check on her, but she was snoozing away.



Okay, I promise not to get so behind again! (Ya, right.)

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May 12

Celebration.

Seems we’ve had so many reasons to celebrate lately. My folks’ 30th wedding anniversary. Lilah’s 1st birthday. Mother’s Day. Celebration = lots of yummy desserts :)

We’ve been very busy with work lately, and all the other tasks of life. Preparing for our upcoming vacation to Boston, spring gardening, birthday prep and festivites, etc, etc. Anyways, those are some of my excuses for why I haven’t posted in a while.

I had a tramatic experience while making/decorating Lilah’s cake this weekend. It was late Friday night, after I had worked 12 hours, when I finally got around to it. I woke up the next morning and had to laugh at my efforts – and then start over. See for yourself:


(The first one is the cake in the back. Shameful, I know.)

Don’t have much time to write, but here are some photos from the party, and the party preparation:




These are me working on the cupcake picks and the chocolate chips that were to decorate the cupcakes. To make the chips, I just dyed white chocolate and dropped out babyspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Tip: You cannot color white chocolate with your average liquid-style food coloring. You have to buy the professional, paste-type stuff.


This is Lilah on the morning of her birthday. Pancakes, syrup, balloons = happy one year old.


This is the table that was sitting on our deck when we woke up on Lilah’s birthday. My (very talented) brother made it for her – isn’t it great?!?! (He also sells them, if you’re interested.)

The party:





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