I really love the Kids Were Here blog. It reminds me to document the little ways having a baby around has changed our home and lives. In this photo, in particular, I wanted to remember the five weeks we spent with a broken dishwasher (due to some lazy repair companies who’d forget to order the part, etc.). We washed the bottles and the dishes by hand each day. On it’s own, that’s not too troublesome, but I never had time to do it during the day with my sweet but high needs baby. And when I did wash them, I had to be careful not to lean over the edge of the counter because we had a trail of fire ants going along the front edge of the sink! Notice the Terro ant bait in the picture.
Our church small group recently threw a surprise going away party for our friend who is going on a missions trip to Australia for the rest of the year. In keeping with the Australian theme, I made a koala bear cake. The inside is Funfetti cake mix–two 8″ round cakes on top of each other. I baked another two 8″ round cakes and cut the ear and nose shapes from those. The icing is Wilton’s buttercream recipe with heavy cream instead of milk.
I recently got to shoot engagement photos for Jim & Sarah, who are good friends of ours. I’m so glad they are going to get married because they are one of the world’s sweetest and cutest couples. You can just see the love in every one of these photos!