December 22, 2010

December 2, 2010

Christmas cards!

I love getting Christmas cards from friends and family every year. 
Some of my favorite pictures that we have sent include - Papa Bear and I in Scotland,

3 pictures of Goldilocks spelling out JOY, newborn Goldilocks in a stocking, Goldilocks tangled up in Christmas lights, and of course the accordion fold card with lyrics from Santa Claus is coming to town. What was your favorite card from us?  Last year we didn't send out cards for the first time ever, but we're ba-ack!

At the moment I haven't decided what card or  to use, but I'm going to use Shutterfly for the Christmas cards this year.  there are about 800 choices WOW.  They have several flat cards I love like the Retro Snowflakes Burst and Sharing the Love.  I don't think we've ever sent a folded card - I like styles Dazzle and Shine or Lovingly Wrapped.  I will probably get one with multiple pictures since it is next to impossible to get a family photo with preschoolers actually looking at the camera!  Remember the Easter family photo attempt? um, yeah.

Shutterfly is now running a promotion for bloggers to receive 50 free Christmas cards (thanks Rebecca!)  Check it out!

Before I order Christmas cards, I need to order some invites for Goldilocks birthday - she is turning 5 very soon!  I'm going to let her pick her favorite card to send to her friends :)

November 30, 2010

Papa Bear's birthday

singing to daddy

Goldilocks took this picture of us after dinner!

um, turn your head sideways...

November 3, 2010

Book signing with Bakerella

Around here, we like to make cupcake pops
 The other day, we went to meet Bakerella, a sweet lady who managed to come up with an idea for cupcake pops.  I originally saw her on Martha Stewart a few years ago, and have followed her baking blog ever since.  Now she has a book explaining how to make them.
 Goldilocks told her about how she likes to help me bake, and Angie told me I need to visit the CakeArt store, which sound dangerous for a baker like me!

trying out the scary pumpkin pop (picture by Tom, the nice photographer who shared a picture taking tip with my husband)

Curly Bear picked out a cat cake pop, she is currently obsessed with cats.  She rubs her head on me and meows, and pretends to lick her paw

baby shower cake!

November 2, 2010

Treasure Hunt

 before we left the grandparent's house (day after wedding), we had a treasure hunt with Goldilocks and Curly Bear.
 First we found a key.....
 Pico the cat joined our quest
 next, they found some lollipops

 look! the treasure box!

October 21, 2010

my brother's wedding

 curly bear was helping goldilocks practice

 some of our relatives

 yummy yummy cake that was a joy to make!
 she approved of the cake