birthdays and baby girls.

Wednesday marked two special occasions—one of my babies turned two weeks old and another one turned three years old:


Ah, homemade birthday cake! There’s nothing like it. Isn’t this just a work of art?!


Joshua would have liked to have a “Monkey George” cake (thanks to an issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine where he saw a Curious George cake that a talented mom made for her son) but obviously, as you can see, we just don’t have those sorts of talents… ha! Nor could we find a shop that still carried Curious George cakes or decorations! So, we did the next best thing. We made him an official Cake Wrecks cake! Only a truly geeky family would go to such lengths… (hee hee!)

At least it was delicious. Confetti cake with Lemon icing. Yum! The birthday boy approved:


Here’s a cute family photo that we took the day after Penny was born:


Ignore Joshua… he was whining to Grandmom about his water cup for some reason. Everyone else in the photo looks happy, though. LOL! I can’t believe there are so many of us now…

So, Penny sleeps a lot. Can you tell? So far every picture of her on the web has been like this:


Here is a rare snapshot of her when she was awake:


Precious little snook-ems. The kids love her! They kind wish she’d be awake more, too:


(Actually, I think she was awake in this picture. The look on Katie’s face though was too much. I could resist a good joke.)

And last but not least… and anonymous present came for Penny:


Aren’t these adorable?! But the one bad thing about Etsy—the shop owners don’t always think to provide a note to say who the gift is from! So, anyone want to claim these? LOL! They are super-sweet. I just love them!

Now… to work on writing up that birth story!

13 Responses to “birthdays and baby girls.”

  1. Cristina Says:

    The family picture is so sweet! Love all the pictures! Your kids are adorable! 🙂

  2. amymom24 Says:

    LOL! Love the cake! Happy birthday, Joshua! You did cake wrecks proud;) Thanks for the idea as we have some birthdays coming up, too!

    Love the family shot. You should definitely scrap it!

    Penny is gorgeous. Sooooo beautiful!!

  3. Sharyn Says:

    Adorable photos! You birthday boy looks very pleased. That family photos is precious too! Fab job on the cake wreck!

  4. Flergs Says:

    WOW Penny looks just like Katie when she is awake. Happy birthday to Joshua! And I am claining the baby Mary Jane’s! Well they are from Nett as well 😀

    Oh and I love the family shot. You look gorgeous but tired.

  5. Brenda Says:

    What a sweet family you have! Congratulations on the birthday and the baby. 😀

  6. Melissa Says:

    Gorgeous photos, and love those shoes. Congratulations.

  7. Kelleigh Says:

    What a gorgeous family!

  8. Sharon Dale Says:

    Gosh you crack me up with your cake comments! That’s why I don’t bake as mine would fill the Cake Wrecks site LOL! I don’t think kids really care what a cake looks like once they start hoeing into it anyways.

    And your family pic is so adorable and Joshua’s face is a classic! You all look so proud of your new little Penny too 🙂

  9. Chloé Says:

    Penny’s just adorable! And so are all those pix!! Congrats again on this gorgeous baby girl

  10. LuAnn Says:

    Cute little shoes!! Penny is just so dang sweet!!! Katie looks like she’s thinking “sigh… will she ever wake up so I can hold her?” LOL

  11. priscilla Says:

    Aww, she is just so precious and those shoes are too cute!

  12. Susanne Says:

    I’m trying to find the Creating Keepsakes issue with the Curious George cake you mentioned. Do you know what year and month it was? Thanks!

  13. Carrie Says:

    Your little family is so precious! I would love to meet the kids sometime. Let me know if you’re ever coming by here in the near future. Hope to see you soon. I hate we all got away from each other but I am so proud and excited that you and Tara have had such great things happening. I prey they continue. I’m always here if you need me!