Sunday, October 25, 2009

Good ol' Second Hand

Halloween is fast approaching and we found the perfect costume for Callie. It's either a duck or chick, whatever you want it to be, but we got it for $8 at a mom to mom sale. The lady said that it was originally $50!

Jumper, $5 off Craig's list. Callie absolutely loves it!

And doesn't Callie show off her beautiful pig tales while modeling in her Bumbo. I got it off Craig's list for $15.

Ya, what can I say...I'm a pretty good deal finder. ;)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hair Cut

Callie got her very first hair cut a couple of weeks ago. As you can see, she was just unable to see through her amazon jungle of hair.

She did so well and did not fuss once. She absolutely loved the attention.

Hurray, Callie can see!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hanging at the Crandell's

So after posting last Saturday I realized I did not post any pictures of Callie! Oh no! I hope this makes up for it. Callie loves to be bundled like a little burrito. Here is my little bean burrito!Last Saturday Steven tried feeding Callie, but she was getting fussy as he held the bottle. Finally, Steven just let go and she contently held the bottle all by herself! Good job Callie. You are growing up so fast.

I came to Grand Rapids last Friday to help out when Tamara delivered little Brice. Paige and Callie are becoming great buds. They take baths together everyday and Paige tries to help out with Callie and Brice as much as she can.
Welcome home baby Brice!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Baby in Town

Casey is a Daddy....again! Tamara just delivered a little baby boy. Congrats guys!


I have been taking a Wilton cake decorating class and have been having lots of fun. Below is my first Wilton cake. I brought it to a church activity and the kids just loved it!
Below is my 3rd cake. I forgot to take a picture of the 2nd (it had a giant sunflower on it).

So I only made 3 cakes in the class, but became inspired to try some others when I fell in love with a fondant cake at a bakery in the mall. Below is Brice's (my brand new baby cousin) birthday cake.
Steven's birthday cake below is actually the first fondant cake I made. The cake at the bakery was a "Topsy Turvy" cake, where it looks like it is tipping. I just loved it and decided that Steven needed a cake as cool as that for his birthday. I looked up a recipe on-line for marshmallow fondant and about 10 hours of hard manual labor later, whala! Steven has a Topsy Turvy Cake.


We celebrated Steven's 27th birthday this week. Casey and Tamara came into town and we went to Red Robin for their amazing mouth-watering burgers and then went home for some yummy birthday cake! I am so lucky to be married to such a intelligent, fun, good-looking guy. Happy Birthday Baby! Hope we have a whole lot more to grow old through. :)

Meijer Gardens

About a week ago we went to the Meijer Gardens with Casey and his family. It is a good size park with various plants, statues, ans sites. Lovely Tamara found a way to get us in for free! Thanks Tamara!

The Trojan Horse is three stories tall. I think it was my favorite of all.

"Angry Mom," the name of the statue. We sure do make a couple of great angry moms!

They even had a kids zone! We are hanging out in the kids zone tree house. I'm sure I will just love it when Callie is old enough to love this kind of stuff!