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

October 16, 2010

Zoo time!

We took the girls to the zoo that is close to my parents' house.  I hadn't been there in years, so it was interesting to see all that had been added over the years.  One of my dear friends and her baby girl were able to meet us there for the afternoon.

October 15, 2010

a week ago

 we went up to see Mama Bear's family for her brother's wedding!  Goldilocks and Curly Bear enjoyed playing outside after the long car ride.  We went up a day early so that I could work on stacking the wedding cake.  I baked the layers, filled it, and gave them crumb coatings at home, then took the icing and everything else I needed with us.  My dad helped cut the dowels for the cake, and my mom helped wave the crazy gnats away while I worked.  Papa Bear helped by going to Sonic.  I lost count of how many times he went to Sonic over the weekend.

Finally, I got a nice smooth layer of icing and the border on the cake - flowers will be put on the morning of the wedding :)

October 14, 2010

more new recipes

 We've tried 2 more recipes from the Pioneer Woman website - Escalloped Cabbage was the first.  I had never made cabbage before and this was delicious and pretty easy too.  I made half the recipe the first night and we devoured it.  This recipe is a keeper
She featured these mushroom fries on tasty kitchen, the recipe sharing website  They tasted a lot like the fried mushrooms from Zaxby's, except that these are baked and have less oregano.  Goldilocks ate lots of these!

October 5, 2010

Sadie the Border Collie is Curly Bear's favorite part of visiting the Byington grandparents

 Curly counts "un, two, fwee!", throws the ball one way and runs the other way.
 Curly Bear even learned to trick Sadie by throwing the ball behind her
 Sadie is an expert soccer player
 Curly Bear loves to play with, hug and kiss (yuck!) Sadie
 Even when she knocks her over by accident

October 2, 2010

family and another new recipe

Goldilocks drew our family.  Notice she made sure we all have thumbs, he he he

 I made the Pioneer Woman's perfect enchiladas and they were really good!  I only made half the recipe and it was just right for Papa Bear and I.  Next time, I will have to take the spices down a bit ;)

October 1, 2010