Friday, February 18, 2011


Breanna wrote her name for the first time! I have been working with her on learning the letters one by one. She had learned B-R-E and yesterday she decided to just pick up the rest almost instantly. She was so proud of her self (and of course mommy was too)! The name Breanna means "strong" and her middle name Claire means "bright" - so far she has lived up to her namesake (even if she is more strong-willed than physically strong :) ).

The name in pink she had some help with and the one in yellow she did herself!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cake Pops!

I got this book from Amazon a while back, but had yet to try making cake pops. The perfect opportunity arose: my nephew's 4th birthday and my dear friend's 30th birthday on the same day. Both are known sweet tooths, so I thought I would give these a try. They are just as time consuming as everyone says, but ohhh do they taste good!

Alex had a Dodger baseball theme so I made some baseballs for all the guests.

The lonely Pirates cake pop was for Craig
Ian, Grammy and the birthday boy sporting Dodger blue!
For Julie, I made froggie cake pops (surprisingly easier than the baseballs)
Julie has always liked frogs...don't ask me why, I can't stand them. She even used to swim with them in her pool!