Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Birthday Boy

My baby is one. That happened WAY too fast!

Oh goodness how I love this sweet boy. He blesses us fresh every single day with his quick smile and loving personality. He loves to snuggle with mommy, play up with his daddy (I recently found them watching Top Gear together), keeps quite entertained by his big sister, and is a ferocious crawler (he can get some speed, that boy!).

We had a little birthday party for him with the cousins. We played games, listened to lively bluegrass and had an all around rousing good time.

I made a cake, with fear and trembling since I had yet to have one actually turn out. Poor Mariah's one year old cake could have doubled as a rubber bouncy toy. But this one actually worked! I was relieved and so thankful.

But I guess Micah isn't a cake person. His first real taste of sugar and he basically just ignored it choosing to flirt with the camera instead.

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God" ~Micah 6:8

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rag curls and cake pops

I fondly remember having my hair rolled up into rag curls when I was wee and waking up the next morning to glorious, bouncy curls. So I thought I would try it on Mariah. It worked really well on her and I think would be a nice thing to do for special occasions. I took some old scrap cotton material that I had and cut it into 1 inch x 6 inch strips. Then, after her bath and when her hair was "nearly" dry, I rolled little sections up and let her sleep on it overnight.

And, on an unrelated note, I tried making cake pops and cake truffles (same thing) for the first time. They were fun to make and I learned a lot in the process. I think I would make them a lot smaller next time though. They were a bit too large but still tasted nice. You should see the shapes people make with these things! So cute!