Sunday, May 30, 2010

Caroline Turns 3!

On April 21, Caroline turned three years old!!! It's still so hard to believe that my baby girl is getting so big! Her actual birthday fell on a school day, so we baked cupcakes and took them to school to celebrate with her friends. Back in December, Caroline picked out a flower cupcake pan from Williams-Sonoma for her birthday, so we bought it and stored it in the pantry.
These cupcakes were VERY difficult to make! It took me about 4 hours to make 10 of them! CRAZY!! They were the heaviest and the largest cupcakes these kids had ever seen. :) The most difficult thing was trying to get them to school without them falling over! It would have been a perfect opportunity for a Mission Impossible team. We had a few wounded flowers, but all in all, they survived.
For security reasons, I won't post pictures of her friends at school, but let's just say...they were excited! They loved the flower cupcakes and all the icing!
As we are going down memory lane....Caroline just told me, "Mommy! My cupcakes from my birthday! Papa played with me while you made them!!" I think it's so neat to know that she remembered them. All the complaining and hardwork was a small price to pay for my daughter fondly remembering her birthday cupcakes at school. :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

what have we been up to?

I'm sure if you are still reading this blog, you are probably wondering where we have been! I took a longterm substitute teaching job at Caroline's Preschool in the middle of April. I worked five days a week from 8:30-12:30 (but, a teacher's work is never make that 2:00 then work at home!). I enjoyed being back in a classroom, planning activities, and I LOVED seeing Caroline every day in her classroom. Since I was working five days, Caroline stayed in her 'normal' classroom but attended another classroom the other two days. She was in heaven!

I forgot (or blocked out) how much time teaching consumes of my daily life! It's great, but my blogging became nonexistent and even my couponing slowed down quite a bit. Caroline and I are off for the summer and have lots of activities planned. She will be going to swim lessons again, we became members of the Atlanta Zoo, and have several playdates set up. We also plan on doing several 'mini' vacations to see grandparents and the beach.

I promise to post pictures of Caroline's birthday fiesta and some other fun activities. Stay tuned!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

We are still here...

Just a quick note to let you all know we are still alive and doing well! I took a longterm substitute teaching job, so no time for blogs right now! It's been quite the adjustment going back to work. But, life will return back to normal in a few weeks and I promise to resume regular posts/updates. I also have some great pictures to share of Caroline.