Wednesday, April 27, 2011



Your skin looks brighter,
your eyes sparkle and smile shines
as the sun goes down

Haiku #163


We can't go, Mama.
Two boys can't go to the moon....
we are toooooooooo tiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnny!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Haiku #162


Here's Lucas at one:
With cakey-face, happy eyes
and big cheeky smile!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Haiku #161


In a quiet room
I steal one last photograph
before you turn one

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthday Craftiness

Yesterday was Lucas' first birthday party!

To celebrate I made pinwheel decorations for his cupcakes.

They don't spin (so I only get half credit here) but they were pretty darn cute. I used scrapbooking paper cut in 4" squares. Instead of thumbtacks I used a small hole punch and used a decorative brad to hold the pinwheel in place. I hot glued the pinwheel to a 6" lollipop stick I found in the candy-making aisle at Michael's.

I followed these simple directions to make the pinwheel:

My go-to cupcake recipe is courtesy of Martha Stewart:

As a birthday memento I made this tree collage. Each guest signed a leaf that I will add to the collage.

Lucas wore the "1" jon-jon I made for Eli's first birthday. It has become our tradition that the boys have their picture taken at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for the birthday.

Here's Eli's first birthday photo in the outfit:

And here's Lucas:

We had a wonderful time celebrating with our friends and family and look forward to the real deal on 4.20!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Haiku #160


Just your typical
after dinner/before bed
extreme bubble sprint

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Haiku #159


The countdown to one
begins with a balloon hat
courtesy of dad

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Haiku #158


Frozen banana--
on a stick & chocolate dipped
is a lovely treat

Friday, April 1, 2011

Haiku #157


"No! No help Eli.
Eli can take the shirt off!
Do it by yourself!"