Quick Update

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

As Sara said to me on the phone today, “You haven’t posted in like three days!” Actually, its almost been a week. So here is a quick update, because we have been up to our ears in house guests this past week. My family came into town for a visit over the weekend, and the day after they left our British friends the Penny’s came into town. The day after that, Matt and Francis arrived. So I have barely been on the computer long enough to check email much less blog. Since I am sooo sleeeepy, this is going to be quick.

So, although this has nothing to do with guests, I wanted to say that I made my first pumpkin loaf! I was very proud of myself. It wasn’t as sweet as I like though, so I am going to try it again and tweak the recipe a bit. Its no Starbucks pumpkin loaf, that’s for sure! Still, not bad for a first try! Here is my lovely loaf:

My birthday was on the 27th, so I was given a delicious red velvet cupcake and Ivy gave me a present that she picked out all by her little self. What do you think, is it a good color for me? What can I say, she knew I liked the color blue.

So the visit from Dave, Gaynor and Emily Penny has been great so far. Tomorrow we go to Lake Mead for the day. Though I have lived here for about 5 years I have never actually been! Here is Dave with Violet, who was cuddling up sleepily.

Since its Thursday, we had ballet. It was Angelina Ballerina Halloween, which means they did ballet while incorporating Trick or Treating, and they even got some candy. I got some video, but I don’t have the energy or the time to get it all put together. You will have to be satisfied with this picture until next week! This is Ivy’s “Please have some candy?” face.

Since it was ballet class I dressed Violet appropriately with this tutu onesie someone gave her. Cuteness Factor: 9

And here is little Emily, dressing up as a little ballerina too!

Later today we all went for a walk over to the community park where they have a little jungle gym so the kids could burn off more steam. We encountered someone walking their dogs, 3 huge Golden Labs. Emily was in love! When one of them laid down she laid down right next to him! (I am having a brain short circuit, and it looks weird to spell it “laid”…but spell check says its not “layed”. My brain is fried, so I have no idea at the moment.) Anyway, all the girls loved these dogs, but Emily takes the cake for sheer adorableness of interaction. I think she was thinking about riding him like a horse.

Well that is all for now… I will try to keep up with all the activity going on, but no promises!! :)

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23 Responses to “Quick Update”

  1. Norma says:

    You don’t know what you are saying! The loak was delicious. Better that Starbucks. the sweetness level was perfect for me although I understand that most people would prefer it sweeter. Loved it!
    You didn’t mentioned that Violet said her first word! I forgive you because all of us guests abused of your hostiness… :-D We had such a wonderful time with the little ones!!!!

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