We've had one crazy summer so far and I've pretty much occupied every spare second I've had with reading, as opposed to blogging (sorry). Here's an update: we went to Noah's uncle Bud's ranch / resort for the 4th of July.
This is a picture of Gabby and Alex with their cousins, Paige and Charlotte taken at Bud's "gold mine".
This is Uncle Bud's train (plans are in the works to build a railroad that circles part of the property).
Gabby had her 5th birthday--she changed her mind about the whole pirate party thing when Jacob got on her bad side by playing with other kids when school got out. Instead, she went for a princess party just so he wouldn't come (she's a bit spiteful for a five-year-old).
I made my first fancy cake--yes it's supposed to be tilted-- (I got the recipe and instructions from the Whimsical Bakehouse Cookbook--highly recommend it)
We had quite the party (Gabby had about 8 friends, and an additional 4 girls from mine and Noah's Sunday school class that came to help out). Yes I know the rule that suggests you invite however many kids that your child is old (5 in Gabby's case), but with all the kids in our neighborhood, how do you avoid hurting feelings? I thought this picture was so cute of Gabby opening her present--she had quite the day! for more pictures, visit flickr.