Thursday, February 16, 2012

Claire's 2 year old photos

As usual, my friend Abby did an amazing job taking Claire's pictures. I love them all so much, I cannot choose a favorite. So, here are a million of my favorites!! I cannot believe my baby girl will be 2 in 10 days. Where does the time go???

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Animal Kingdom!

Some days I wonder how I do it? This life is just so hard....

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jimmy Buffet!

Last night, Joe & I went to see Jimmy Buffet in concert with our friends Rob & Alycia

 We had so much fun! And now I think we all want to go to the beach ASAP and live in Key West!! It was a little weird being at a Jimmy Buffet concert inside (I mean where could all those people smoke pot?). But it was still a blast and the new Amway Center is really nice! Yeah for date nights :)
 Taking the pedicab back to our car!

Rainbow Cupcakes

Claire is having a rainbow themed birthday party this year. I have been all over Pinterest trying to find great ideas. There is a rainbow cake out there, that looks amazing.

 But I think we are going to have about 50+ people at her party, so I don't seem myself making this cake for that many people (excuses, excuses...that cake looks hard!)

So, I'm trying to come up with creative ways to make cupcakes that are rainbow. The obviously answer for me is to have Publix make them and have all the icing be the colors of the rainbow. There's a good chance we'll end up with that idea. But, I wanted to be more creative, so I came up with these rainbow cupcakes. Evan was all too eager to help ( the batter). But he did do a great job helping me dye the batter.

How do these look? Is it worth all the effort for something you'll only see once you eat into them?

Claire's 1st Haircut

The time finally came! I did not want to cut Claire's hair. Although she had a curly mullet, it was just so sad to me to take her for her first haircut, but I wanted her to look cute for her 2nd birthday. So, she and I headed to the Magic Kingdom for her big day and I could not have been happier with how it went and the outcome.

I am pretty sure she never knew she was getting her hair cut. She was so occupied by the stickers and spinning Minnie Mouse (her favorite!).
 Cutting off 3 inches (kind of), the hair was in a V, so a lot was taken off the middle, very little or none, across the sides
 All done with her Mickey ears that say 1st Haircut!
 Checking herself out in the mirror
 Riding the carousel to celebrate!

 It looks ADORABLE!! why did I wait so long?
In action with her new "bob"!


Claire's hair has gotten so long, that I thought I'd try out pigtails. She looked too cute in them.