Monday, September 20, 2010

Huck turned two today! Yesterday we celebrated his birthday with some friends and Grandma Charlotte and Uncle Chad.

Tom is a Soldier, a dentist, a carpentar, a painter, and a chef all rolled into one! He made this fantatic R2-D2 cake for Huck. It was actually his first time even baking a cake, let alone a project of this magnitude. He did an amazing job. The cake is consists of nine, 9 inch round cakes, a batch of rice krispie treats (for the legs), 10 pounds of powder sugar, 7 pounds of butter, and a whole lot of heart. Tom even made his own fondant frosting...and bought a new Kitchen Aid mixer to help...he was complaining that his wrist hurt after mixing two batches of Buttercream with the hand mixer. All in all I think the finished product took close to 10 hours, including the baking time. Take that Food Network, Challenge contestants!

Huck loved his cake! And we love Tom for making it for him!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Huck and Wilder

Now that Haylie goes to preschool I have more alone time with the Huck Monster. He is always sad when we take Haylie to her class and he can't stay with her. He forgets all about it when he gets home and gets to go play outside and find bugs. He loves to come inside and tell me about the bugs he sees. Sometimes if I'm lucky he will bring me a bug to see for myself. It will usually be writhing around as Huck holds it by a wind or a leg. Their life expectancy is not long after Huck gets ahold of them. I just keep praying he doesn't try and pick up a scorpion!

Wilder is 10 weeks and growing big. Tom and I think he looks like his Grandpa Wilson, but you can't be sure at this age. He is sweet and smiling, and cries a lot if he isn't being entertained, held, or feed. He is exhausting, but at least he sleeps through the night!

Haylie's First Day at Preschool

Haylie was becoming bored at home with me and her little brothers so this year we decided to enroll her in a preschool program. We were lucky enough to snag her a spot at a great preschool in El Paso. She gets to go to class five days a week in the mornings. So far she loves it. Her teacher, Wendy, said she jumped right in with the other kids in her class and made friends right away. I think she has already formed her own preschool gang and made herself the ring leader.
Today Huck and Wilder and I joined her at school. It is a Jewish preschool so each Friday the kids and parents and siblings are invited to observe Shabbat with the students. They light the candles and sing songs and do some dancing and have challah ( I think that's what the twisted bread is called). A good time was had by all. I could see Haylie across the gym sitting with her class, I think she looked puzzled. They don't light candles during Nursery on Sundays.