April 3, 2013

Goldilock's 7th birthday
She choose a winter wonderland theme.  We did a terrible job with pictures, so these 2 are all you get!  I ordered some snowflake bags and winter wreath kits from Oriental Trading, got a make your own foam snowman kit from either Target or Michaels, let kids make scarves from fleece, and had lots of hot chocolate and marshmallows.  The cupcakes were cute, some had piks with snowflakes, others looked like snowman heads.  We finished off the party with an encore snowball (cotton ball) fight

April 2, 2013

Angry Birds party - May 2012

Curly LOVES Angry Birds so I scoured Pinterest and the internet and found lots of great ideas for the party.  We had it at the park again this year.
the grandpas helped with the large angry bird game.  each guest took home a  bird (playground ball)

make your own angry bird feeder (pinecones, yarn, peanut butter, birdseed)

 there was also a coloring station with lots of different angry bird pictures from the internet

Curly opted for cupcakes instead of cake, and she and her sister decorated all of them

snack station: gummy worms, sunflower seeds, bird poop (M&Ms), and something that was really popular but I can't remember what it was!  the little cups are bathroom size cups

April 1, 2013

Pajamas and Pancakes!

december 2011

this was the theme of Goldilock's 6th birthday
all the kids showed up about 10 am in their pjs!
Papa Bear cooked up a big breakfast with lots of toppings

 The kids made fruit loop necklaces and used fabric markers to decorate a pillowcase to take home.

 The party ended with a massive snowball (cotton ball) fight.  I gave all the kids a plastic baggie and they picked up (cleaned up) all the snowballs.  I told them to attack their dads when they got home HA!

I've gotten completely behind on blogging, haven't I?  Here are some cakes that have kept me busy
Ultimate Frisbee grooms cake

Wedding cake!

a few hundred pound cakes baked in jars!

November 24, 2012

here is a sneak peek of our Shutterfly Christmas card!

Photo Card
View the entire collection of cards.

January 30, 2012

July: Moo, pretty! yum... ow.

Goldilocks went to the grandparents' farm for a cousin camp this summer, so we had Curly Bear all to ourselves for a few days.  She was confused, but really enjoyed all the attention.  We went to Chick-fil-a with our little calf one night.
Here is Goldilocks talking to our wonderful neighbor.  He always has the prettiest flowers and plants!  
Chocolate cake with peanut butter/chocolate filling.

A rare visit to the living room
The afternoon of July 17th, Papa Bear fell while working on the house and broke his ankle in 3 places. (not going to post the picture here, but we have pictures of his ankle and xrays too!)  We are thankful nothing else broke on his body, but it has been a long painful road to recovery.  He had to wait almost 2 weeks for surgery, had fracture blisters, 3 doctors, and a long surgery, 12 wks  non weight bearing on crutches, weeks of rehab, and he was unable to drive his truck.  We are VERY thankful for the help of neighbors and friends who helped us take care of the kids.