Dutch much?

Is the boy on the right not one of the cutest nephews one could ever have?!

(GR press link)

The homeless and the innocent

I explained to Madisyn the other day that some people aren't as blessed as we are. They don't have food or beds and some even live on the street because they don't have houses.
The next day while driving to school, Madisyn told me, "Mommy, watch out for the people laying in the road."

I then clarified to her that they don't actually live on the street. I should have known...

(On a side note: Oh, how I miss that hair! I promise to post hair catastrophe pictures later this week.)

61 hours awake, 6 hours asleep

And this is what consumed my awake time...

This was Jeff and Deena's wedding cake (in process) that accompanied their 250+ brownies. I wish I had a picture of their actual brownies, but the picture above is the picture of their samples, and we did the center one (j * d / V) in powdered sugar and cocoa on vanilla buttercream.

This was Brad and Katie's cake, chocolate fondant with turquoise decorations. This was the first wedding cake that I was ever asked to make!!! (and I even got to cut and serve it at the reception!)

Look familiar?

He can't get enough!


So I realize that I have been extraordinarily delinquent in posting. I apologize to the couple of you that look for updates. There really is a 'good' reason for the absence, but I'll post more on that at another time.

LD had his two-year check up last month. Pretty much everything went well, except I got a speech (a kind one from the nicest pediatrician I've ever met) regarding Landon's obesity. Strange? Yes, I thought so. Here's the synopsis:

- No juice
- Only fruits and vegetables for snack (I even asked about wheat saltines, but only foods that are not processed are preferred)
- Skim milk (now that he's two)

Apparently he was in the 90% for weight and 50% for height (our pediatrician rounds, which drives me crazy being math oriented). I thought this was strange as well (the percentiles, not the rounding). I have no doubt that he's chubby (as noted by his extremely adorable XW feet), but he seems tall and not overly obese to me. I mentioned to the doctor that his height measurement may have been off since he ran away from the wall when the nurse was measuring him. We then decided it would be best to remeasure, so that we are sure about where we stand. Upon remeasurement, we found out that the previous measurement was 1 1/4" short! That's a lot on a two-year old.

Needless to say, an internet calculator put him at 83% for weight and 74% for height... after all that, I'm not too concerned.

Here's the breakdown at 25 months (more for my benefit than yours ;) )
31 1/2 lbs.
35 3/4 in.

Oh... and as noted by the pictures, now that he is a 'big boy,' he gets to enjoy the privaledge of sleeping in a toddler bed until we get his big bed repainted. He absolutely loves it!

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)