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Thursday, February 11, 2016


Theo Fielding, Patrick's grandmother on his mother's side, turned 100 on March 21st. There was a big party held for her at Fairwinds. There were a lot of people there that I did not know. Rachael and Anna love Grandma and were pretty excited that they knew someone that old. I think Grandma was ready to be done with the party way before it ended. When they were taking pictures near the end, she kept trying to leave. I don't blame her. They took a lot of pictures.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spring! Sigh.

 You know by know that I'm just a sucker for flowers. Here is this year's crop.

Easter 2015

Crazy Hair

Rachael was pretty excited to do something silly for April Fool's Day. So we braided her hair upside down. Also, she's really been perfecting her lazy eye. That's about as crazy as it gets around here. Especially while I am so tired during my first trimester.

The Beauty of Bread

I must get it from my mother. I think that a good loaf of bread is a thing of beauty. I tried a new recipe and watched a few youtube videos on braiding challah (the dough is not a challah dough). I think the braiding turned out really nice. The dough was really easy to work with. I wasn't a big fan of the flavor of the bread. It was supposed to be a lemon easter bread, but it turned out too artificial tasting. I should have known when I saw how much lemon extract was called for in the recipe. Still, I learned a new skill.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

My Little Cowgirl

Anna turned four. She is such a spunky little cutie. I can't believe how big she's getting. She kept telling me she wanted a "cowboy girl" cake. It turned out so cute if I do say so myself. She loved her cowgirl outfit that we got her. I also arranged with a friend for her to go on a horse ride. She was over the moon. After the quick ride, we went to the horse barn. She was so happy, she was skipping down the middle of it. I think we will have to do riding lessons eventually for this girl. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of her while we were there.