Friday, August 17, 2007


Kyler and I decided to make some cupcakes yesterday. Yummy! He chose chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting. I got the recipe for both from a cookbook called The Artful Cupcake. Although ours aren't all that artful they are yummy! It was fun working on teaching him how to read a recipe and correctly measure out dry ingredients. I think the most fun for him, though, was putting the frosting and sprinkles on. We even tinted the frosting a little. It ended up pink but he was good with that so yay! All in all it was a success!

It is time for Todd to send grandma her card this month so he sat down to make a card. He's been wanting to try heat embossing so he did that on the bingo card. He wanted to use hearts for the number markers so I got out my retired SU! folk heart punch for him. He decided to add the stitching on the hearts to go with the stitching on the ribbon. I think this is a super great card! Oh, and guess what I learned about grandma when Kyler and I had lunch with her? She hasn't been to a movie theater in about 20 years! Can you believe that? When I asked her why she stated it was because she and grandpa couldn't afford it. So, while in Wisconsin I bought gift certificates to the movie theater and we are sending them with the card this month. We also invited her to come out here to Washington to visit us and she didn't automatically say no so that is a good sign that she would be interested in coming. I'm excited about that. It would be good for her to get away from everything in Wisconsin for a little while.

Anyway, we are headed to Costco, Home Depot, and Olive Garden today. We are finally receiving the door to replace the one that broke about a month ago. I keep worrying that the one pained door will break and then we'll have nothing...yikes! all have a fantastic Friday!

3 comments that make my day!:

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! Now I think I'll have to make a batch of my own :)

Todd did a great job with the card -- GO TODD!!! Very sweet of you to buy the movie tickets to go with it.

Have fun shopping and eating today!

diane mcvey said...

Yummy looking cupcakes, and awesome card by Todd!! What a great hubby you have...
I hope your Grandma WILL come visit. That would be so nice! And I am SOOO jealous that you have a Costco nearby, the closest one to me is hours away! boohoo!!! I LOVE COSTCO!!!

Kheila said...

What fun to make cupcakes with your son.....I so remember doing that with my sons. They do look yummy too!
Alright your grandma really looks forward to those cards and I love seeing the ones you make. What an awesome thing to do, send movie tickets!