Tristan got a "grown up" bike for his birthday complete with much desired hand brakes. He got tons of other awesome gifts from lots of generous friends and family (pictured - Bakugans from Grandma DiPiero). His birthday party was fun with just a few mild disasters, aka Florida rain storm, but the kids had fun with a pinata, making fun foam pennants, having a home run derby and eating hot dogs and pizza. Then Monday was playdate day so the kids each had some friends over - Tori and her friends Sydney and Rebecca baked chocolate chip cookies all by themselves (except the oven part) and they were delicious. Lots of fun later amidst the craziness!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
You are my shy child that would prefer to remain out of the spotlight but have the sweetest little voice when you sing. When you are not singing there is always a sound effect coming out of your mouth! To watch you on a soccer field or throwing a ball around is to know that you have the natural grace of a born athlete. I look forward to watching you grow in skill and enjoyment as you play. I love listening to you read and be proud of yourself for sounding out the big words or finishing a chapter book!
To my little athlete, my cuddler, my compassionate and loyal buddy, Happy Birthday.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
And to top the whole mess off we have to be careful about how we move out of this one. While I could probably live in a villa for the rest of my life Todd would prefer not too. I guess that's fair. But my parents own this one and while they would be happy for us if we found a good deal and got into our own place I don't want to hurt them either and with the market what it is...who knows what will happen here. And I respect them and definitely don't want to hurt them ya know?!
Okay thats my lament for today...off to church and maybe an afternoon at Busch Gardens!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
6 tbsp. flour
Preheat oven to 425. Butter 4 custard cups. Place on baking sheet.
Microwave chocolate & butter until butter is melted. Stir with whisk until chocolate is melted & blended smooth. Stir in sugar until blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour until smooth.
Divide into the custard cups.
Bake 13-14 minutes. Let stand 1 minute. Run a knife around the cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto plates and serve immediately with ice-cream.