Thursday, September 27, 2012


I apologize for the lack of news this month, things have been fairly busy around here.  Alan is back in school and still searching for a job, but with the hour long commute to and from campus he's gone for a good chunk of time every day.  I've been taking classes online as well as working three part time gigs and still doing the mommy thing.  Unfortunately I've let blogging sit in the backseat, but this is my public promise to do better with updating the blog more regularly! 

Let Them Eat Cake

Between work, school, and Fay i've found time to develop a new talent: cake decorating! What brought on this desire for a nerd to decorate cakes? I've been trying to find a way to bring in some extra money while staying at home with Faye. I never expected cake decorating to be so fun or addicting, though. It's my new stress reliever! The moment I finish taking my quizzes for the week I'm in the kitchen baking. Here are a few of my creations:

The obligatory "Hello World" cake.

 In addition to cakes, I've been working on cupcake and mini bundt skills, as well. 


 Sorry for future cake posts!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

14 Months

My baby is definitely a toddler now. At fourteen months she has FIVE teeth, insists on feeding herself, her vocabulary includes "puppy, hi, dez (please)" and she's close to adding "airplane" to the list. Faye loves to sing and dance. Ring-around-the-rosy has become a favorite game as of late. She's been sleeping through the night for about a month now! Hooray!  Here's a glimpse into our happenings.

Alan's not a big fan of self feeding since it means a large mess, but I think Faye looks pretty cute with red sauce everywhere.

Faye's been to a few of Uncle Reed's soccer games lately, she has her very own ladybug chair to sit in thanks to Grandpa Kelly!

Trips to the park are a must.

Unfortunately being back in school means there's days when Faye watches TV while I do homework.  Luckily the Grinch, Dinosaur, and Blanket keep her company.

She loves playing with Grandma and Uncle Reed, and they love playing with her, too! We're so lucky to have them around to help.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Gavin belongs to my friend, Kelli, and her husband.  Kelli was kind enough to let me practice taking pictures with her little boy, who, coincidentally, just turned one in August!  We packed up the two tots and headed up to Wheeler Farm for some rustic scenery.  I'm quite pleased with how the pictures turned out and thought I'd share a few of my better moments with him.


 What's a trip to the farm if you can't have fun checking out all the animals?  Gavin and Faye were both fascinated with the chickens.  I found this particular specimen to be quite humerus.

Thanks for all the fun, Kelli!  Your baby boy sure has grown to be a charmer.