Wednesday, February 18, 2009


On Saturday I took Nathan to the eye doctor for his follow up visit on his new contacts. The night before he was feeling sorry for himself and I told him that after his appointment we would do something together. As we drove away from the doctor's office he turned to me and asked "Can we go to Philippe's?" I looked at the time and realized it was time for the lunch rush but agreed because he had never seen Philippe's during a rush.

When we arrived we had to wait for parking and then made our way in. Needless to say the line was to the door and a few minutes later was out the door. Nathan was shocked to see so many people there and enjoyed watching everyone. As you can see Philippe's is still going strong after 100 years.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you haven't figured it out yet, we like to cook and bake at our house. Any holiday that gives us a reason to do something fun we are ready to go.

Last month I found a silicone heart shaped pan and silicone heart shaped cup cake pan at Target for only $2.50. Tara wanted to do something for her friends at school and decided on a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting would be perfect along with some cupcakes. She frosted just the tops of them and used some sprinkles. I am sure her friends will enjoy it.

I decided to go with the office's newest favorite and made pineapple upside down cake. I used pineapple tidbits instead of the usual rings and made both the larger heart and cupcakes. Everything came out very nicely. The wonderful thing about using silicone pans is they clean up easy and the cakes come out very easily.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Boys and Dirt Bikes

This last weekend the boys went with Luis to Ensenada, Mexico, to visit with Alma's family. Although it was raining they took the dirt bikes with them. Ryan has not been riding for quite a while and was really looking forward to getting out there and having some fun. Nathan was hoping to learn how to ride and finally getting participate in all of the fun.

They had some rain but not enough to deter them from riding. Ryan helped Nathan learn to ride with Luis' help. I am told he took right to it and was going "pretty fast." Here are some pictures of the boys being boys. I will load video as soon as I recieve it.