Sunday, November 23, 2008

He's a Curious Little Monkey

I remember the night we had dinner with Eric & Jenn and they told us they were having a baby. I remember hearing the news while we were in Arkansas that Nolan was born. I remember the first time I held that sweet baby boy. Where does the time go?

Nolan's first birthday is already here. I know that he is such a blessing for our friends Eric & Jennifer. They threw him a special "Curious George" birthday party with their closest friends and family. I was so excited when Jenn told me the theme... I quickly began researching photos of that silly little monkey and the man with the yellow hat.

For Nolan, I made a special Banana Cake with banana pudding filling and homemade buttercream frosting. He had only eaten a few tastes of desserts in his first year, so this was his first real cake to dig into. I also made two Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes for the grown ups.

At first, he wasn't sure... but once he warmed up to the idea of consuming massive quantities of sugar without mommy stopping him, he enjoyed himself! I can't wait to make his second birthday cake!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blues Clues Birthday Girl

Brian has a silly nickname for me... he likes to poke fun at my small "cup size" by calling me "Boobs." When our best friends, Phil & Lauren had their beautiful baby girl we tried to come up with a nickname that she could use for me while growing up. We felt that "Boobs" would be a little inappropriate for a 2 year old to call me in the middle of Wal-Mart, so we decided on "Aunt TaTa."

To this day, I still laugh everytime I walk in the room and she runs at me yelling "TaTa! TaTa!" I wonder how old she will be when that stops...

For Raigan's Blues Clues birthday party, I made Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream frosting and blue doggie paws. I also made two Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes decorated with "birthday Blue."

It amazes me how much I love her. I am having so much fun watching her grow up... I can't wait to bake her 3rd birthday cake, 4th birthday cake, 5th birthday cake...

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