Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Re-Cap of this week

It's been one of those weeks.  I think last week and the week before were one of those weeks too.  Okay, so it's been one of those months.  It's been busy, full of friends and family, a big move, and lots of "stuff".  Don't worry.  I'm a first born extrovert and I love all the busyness.  It just means that I haven't been making it over here to my little blog too much recently. 

Today is Ben's birthday.  We had a little get together with family and a few friends this past weekend.  I made a delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter cake.  I followed the recipes HERE at Pass The Sushi.  The 7 1/2 sticks of butter surely added to it's fantastic flavor!

This is the inside of the cake.  Chocolate cake, peanut butter filling, chocolate frosting, and a dark chocolate glaze-ish thing on the outside.  Yum!

This kid couldn't get enough of it.

I forgot to take a "finished" picture, but I did have this one from when I first put it in the fridge to set.

We bought some no-dry clay from the Dollar Store and the kids played with it yesterday afternoon.  There were a ton of colors and it was decent quality!  I was shocked.  The kids had fun making shapes and then I even let them take pictures afterwards, which they enjoyed.

Today I tried my hand at Homemade Lofthouse Cookies.  I sadly forgot to take pictures before I brought them to Ben's work ;(  I also brought him dipped oreos and muddy buddies!  I also stopped to bring him a coffee frapuccino with coconut syrup from Starbucks.  I scored a free chai latte for myself as the barista was apparently practicing and had extras to give away.  Yay for me!

This morning we went to the girls' preschool to watch the firefighters do their thing.  They come, talk about fire safety, dress up in their outfits (enter scared children here), turn on the lights, let the kids crawl through the engine, and then turn on their sirens while driving away.  These guys are always amazing with the kids!  Zoe didn't leave my leg, and Ellie watched but was hesitant to go through the truck on her own.  No surprise there.  

Ellie is the one in the orange shirt in the front row above.  

What kind of fun have you been up to this last week?  Any fun new baking adventures?


  1. Happy Birthday Ben. Your cake made with Peanut Butter because your wife ROCKS looks amazing!! Um... no fun baking over here, lots of Summer Baseball which has been so much fun. Can't wait to hear all about your new house.

  2. Well. I don't really bake; I procreate. And I procreated a kid who is great with the baking. Does this count? Did you want me to use the word procreate again? I can.
    Instead I have been doing what you're doing (house and work) minus the gimpy husband, birthday planning, and blog upkeep. I have blogged a little, but we still do not have interwebs. So sad.



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