Sunday, February 28, 2010

We stopped by the Strawberry Farm on Friday and we didn't waist any time digging in!
I made angel food cake to eat with them. It turned out delicious. I added coconut and coconut extract to the recipe below. It was a hit!
Heavenly Angel Food Cake

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 20
12 eggs
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1. Separate eggs; discard yolks or refrigerate for another use. Measure egg whites, adding or removing whites as needed to equal 1-1/2 cups. Place in a mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, sift confectioners' sugar and flour together three times; set aside. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on high speed. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Fold in flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely before removing cake from pan.

Rob and I always have our date night on Saturday's. This week while we were out, Gracey had fun making animal sugar cookies with princess sprinkles. What a lucky girl!

We enjoyed a Sunday evening watching the surfers ride some big waves

Beckham is 10 months and on his way to walking. He is incredibility dangerous right now and I can't let him out of my sight. I sweep multiple times a day because, he loves to eat Gracey's leftovers that have fallen on the floor. He smacks his lips when he sees food and wants to try everything. He's a tiny little guy weighing in at the 5th percentile. He takes a cat nap around 1pm and other than that he is on the move and well, so am I. His smile is absolutely charming. He loves to nestle his face into my shoulder for love and gives some pretty slobbery kisses.

Beckham has 1 tooth and 3 on the way. (hence the constant drool)

Our "man cub"

Monday, February 22, 2010

{Baby Shower} a day for Harmony

Love my girls

I should have added a tub of toothbrushes to go along with these goodies. Yikes

Thank you to all of Harmony's friends who brought such generous, thoughtful gifts. So glad that you could all be part of this fun morning! Harmony deserved to be spoiled. She is such a positive, kind and selfless person and is a really sweet mommy.

Beckham made a little friend.

Mama May's famous carrot cake recipe never disappoints.

Thanks Leanne for making our favorite granola for party favors

Couldn't have a better friend than you.

Just a little bath time cuteness!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just a few of my Favorite things

I won't reveal how many carton's I go through in the next few months. Yaaa for Limited Editions!!!

Absolutely love their workout gear. So comfortable, love the built in, could stay in them all day.

I look forward to class every morning. I am not a dancer but I love to workout, sweat and see my girls!

Bosc Pears- I eat at least one every day. I buy the giant bag from Costco. So delicious!

Beach weather in Feb. I don't want this week to end!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I just adore this little guy. When I was going through my pictures, I barely had any that he wasn't smiling in. Beckham is such a sweet boy. He loves his food and is catching up to Gracey's appetite. I stay very busy keeping these two full. I have made a ton of baby food over the last few months and have been getting very creative lately. So far Beckham's favorite of my concoctions is: steamed butternut squash, green beans and pears with tofu. Gracey even thought it was pretty good!

Beckham stands all by himself and is walking along anything he can. We have had a few weeks of sleeping through the night! YAY for mom! He also says "mama" and "dada" and when we say Gracey's name, he looks at her. He wants to clap so bad but for now he just smashes his knuckles together. Beckham's first tooth just broke through this week too.

This is pretty much what I have to "monitor" during my day. Beckham playing like a sweet boy and Gracey grabbing everything away because it is ALL hers. Hmmmm.

Cute dance hair

Beckham LOVES to push. Who needs toy cars when you have Tupperware? Remotes and phones work pretty well too!

Pushing along

Gracey LOVES hearts. This was our family night activity. Gracey polished off all but 2 of them! YIKES! Everyday this month we have done a "heart" project. I will be pretty sad when Feb. ends because I am absolutely loving all the Valentines stuff.

Beckham and Gracey LOVE to play house.

Gracey LOVES to do everything herself. I am welcoming her independence but, at the same time it takes forever to go anywhere or do anything. Gracey recognizes her letters and can tell you a persons name or thing that starts with that letter. This is her favorite game in the car. "Mom, what does stop sign start with?" She could care less about her numbers right now, it's all about the letters.

"Look, all by myself!!!"

Gracey LOVES her dance class every week at Ariel's Dance Studio. They do 1/2 hour of ballet and 1/2 hour of tap. She has mastered her "Cleay's" and her jumps and it has been a fun way to learn how to listen to instructions. Miss Olivia brings out the tumbling mat and they do somersaults, act like different animals and even pretend to make a PBJ sandwich. All so cute and entertaining to watch. Gracey is having her first dance recital in June. I have a hard time believing that she will actually preform in front of strangers but....we are going for it! I figure if anything, it will make for some cute pictures.

We LOVE our Daddy. Rob is all about the Fun! Gracey loves to go on "trips" with dad, get treats and play. I am so grateful that Rob has a wonderful job that allows me to be home with the kids. Sometimes he has realy long days and often is driving to Orange County or SD. We always look forward to when he is home! Rob and I look forward to Sat nights when our beloved Ashlea comes over to watch the kids, so we can have our date nights. We are going Trail running tomorrow together and I can hardly wait!

We have play dates every week with Skye. Her Mommy sleeps after working a long night shift and we play! Gracey always looks forward to playing with her cousin. Now that Skye can talk I am entertained by the funniest conversations between these two.

Making Valentines in her princess costume and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Gracey loves her "Projects". We usually do one everyday. Her favorites usually include glue, paint and anything that sparkles. I love her creativity and am so excited that we can share this interest together.

We LOVE this little peanut. Skye turned "2" recently and had a fun Tinkerbell party at the park. We get to see Harmony and Skye almost everyday. So glad to have sisters close by!


I made Skye's cake. The top layer was the May's famous carrot cake and the bottom was chocolate cake with homemade fudge peanut butter cup icing. The real feat was that most of it was done while holding Beckham.

Gracey LOVES Amelia and talks about her all the time. The Kennedy's and Moss's visited us from Utah. Ashlea watched all the kids while we enjoyed a relaxing Birthday dinner at West Steak House. The girls had a great time together and we can't wait for their visit in March!

My mom came for a glorious week. Rob and I got to have more date nights than normal and it was so nice to have her around to chat with during the day.

We LOVE our Grammy!!! and yes Gracey still LOVES her "Lewis" the alligator. He comes with us everywhere. Best 5$ I ever spent.