Month: June 2012

June 28, 2012

Baby Bee’s Pretty Little Birthday Cake

The person who orginally pinned the idea I used to make Baby Bee’s birthday cake suggested that, perhaps, your time would be better spend elsewhere. Like playing with the birthday child. Maybe she was right. But as soon as I saw it I knew at least ONE of my girls would have to have it […]

June 27, 2012

Ten Things We Did the Third Week of Funner

More on our continuing search for summer fun.  For more funner ideas, check out last week’s list for more ideas, activities and links. 1) We were back at the lake for more swimming on a hot day 2) We were back at the library, this time for story time. Again, PLEASE check your local library […]

June 25, 2012

Our Baby

Three years ago I woke in the morning with Big Daddy and told him he shouldn’t go to work just yet. I was having some mild contractions. We timed and called the doctor. We waited at home and timed some more and then drove off to the hospital. It was the day Michael Jackson died. […]

June 21, 2012

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was happy when this book was selected as the read for my next book group. Admittedly, most of that was due to the fact that I was removing a book from my ample “to be read” pile. I was really surprised that […]

June 19, 2012

Ten Things We Did in the Second Week of Funner

And you could do them too.  What’s making your summer to-do list this week? 1) We made an easy peasy tent We spent a little more (I opted to buy on sale canvas from Joann’s) but you could make this sweet little tend for about $10 using this DIY tutorial from Cakies 2) We made […]

June 18, 2012

Just Another Menu Plan

So the Fitbit? Nice little piece of motivating equipment.  Im writing this at 10 p.m. but I still need to find a way to get a few hundred more steps to hit my 10k goal.  The elliptical is feeling smug and I may climb on for 15 mintues just to hit my step goal.  Of […]

June 17, 2012


Baby Bee calls him Papa.  By her own choice.  She can say Daddy, but she calls him Papa.  He loves it. We always thought we’d have a son, but really?  I think he’s wonderfully suited to be a Daddy of only girls.  Not that he wouldn’t have been a great Daddy to boys, but there’s […]

June 13, 2012

*New Feature*Grandma’s Recipe Box

My Great Grandma passed away five years ago.  Just two days before my Mother.  She’d lived to be north of 80 and had lived at home until her last few months. Infant Mom, Grandma and Pap. I think this is probably Christmas 1958 or 1959 When we cleaned out her house the summer after she […]

June 12, 2012

Sweet, sweet funner

Funnel cakes for breakfast?  Just once a year, so why not? Bowling with a tangerine colored ball that is light enough to carry, but too heavy to lift into the ramp that helps Baby Bee Bowl strikes (are you kids signed up for the program?  If not, WHY not?) Wading into the lake where […]

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