Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grandma your the best!

My day care provider informed me the other day about just how much Fionn loves his Grandma.  He talks about her all the time she said!  He asks me almost every morning if we're going to Grandmama's house or if Gransmama is picking us up.  He even knows her special knock on the door and gets so excited and shrieks GRANDMAMA'S HERE!!!  She is such a wonderful woman.  I learned everything(pretty much) I know from her, I idolize and aspire to be as good of a mom as she is.  She is one of the strongest, most caring people I know and will go out of her way to help us out when I need it.  I don't know where I would be without her, that's not true, without her I wouldn't be here at all.  I am so grateful for her and cherish all the special memories we have.  I love that Fionn has such a strong connection to her as well and it warms my heart to see them together.

Here's to you mom!  I love you from the very bottom of my heart!

"Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete." -Marcy DeMaree

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mini Scrapbook

So Fionn is sick yet again but probably just a cold.  Our family doctor sent us for blood work today to check things out so we'll see if that shows anything.  He's in good spirits though, for the most part.

Anyways so while he was napping I got started on my mini scrapbook which I am making while following my online class at make something splendid.  I'm having so much fun already and it's only the beginning.  Today will be a short post since I just wanted to show you my progress so far.

Not sure why it rotated sideways but it wouldn't rotated back :(

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy belated Mother's day to all the mothers out there.  I hope you all had a wonderful day.

I had two orders this week, an order of red velvet cupcakes and a birthday cake.  Red velvet is my absolute favorite and is always a pleasure to make and this birthday cake was fun since I had to write Happy Birthday in Romanian!  The birthday cake was a coffee cake with a mocha buttercream and I also added a bit of simple syrup to the cake to make it extra moist.They both turned out really great and I hope the recipients all enjoyed it.

We got some great news about Fionn this week.  Along with not having cystic fibrosis, he has ZERO allergies!  I'm so relieved and happy about the results.

The moment of Prince William and Kate's royal kiss on the balcony.  He then  came over and  gave me a big kiss!
Fionn and his cousin Zoe.  The only one he shares his minou with
Community cleanup day.  My little helper
Fionn and his cousin, Felix, outside ikea
 I love my iPhone for many reasons but most of all I love it for the amazing camera that is always within reach when I need to capture a memory, remember something important, or just simply to take a random picture of the everyday.

I'm not sure a lot of people know but I'm an avid scrapbooker and I love to journal and keep my memories alive that way.  Also because I just never want to forget and it looks so pretty.  Anyways I follow a number of scrapbooking blogs one of which is dear lizzy.  I love her blog and her style is incredibly fresh and lovely.  A few weeks ago she launched another website for online workshops and classes for a whole mess of crafts and one of those crafts happens to be a sweet little mini scrapbook.  Since it also came with a kit I thought it was too great to pass up.  So today I got my kit in the mail and it was the first day of the online class over at make something splendid.  Tomorrow we will start working on the book itself as today was only an introduction.  I'm so excited and happy to be part of this.  I hope I learn lots of new tips and tricks as well.  I'll post pictures of my process as the weeks go by too.

I'm also hoping to move this summer if everything goes well.  and ikea has the sweetest little wooden patio set that would just be perfect for our new place and it's only $149!!.  I'm looking forward to summer, aren't you'?

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." -Degas