Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine Cake

As the leader of the Pro-Life Youth Committee at our Church, I put a lot of work in planning our annual Couples' Dinner which was last Saturday. This year our theme was"Wedding Reception." Part of the evening included a couple (randomly chosen) cutting a cake. I wanted to have a cake that was very pretty but also frugal. So I decided to make it myself. I used this recipe to make the fondant. The cake topper is a Valentine figurine that I got at the Dollar Tree. I also couldn't have done it without borrowing a lot of supplies from my friend who is a pastry chef (Thanks, Emily!).

I was very proud of the end result!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

21 Months Old!

Grandma and Grandpa St.Hilaire came for a visit last weekend. John really loves being with them and it was hard to say goodbye! This picture was taken right before they left and I love how John grinned for the camera.

John is now 21 months old and his vocabulary is really blossoming. He says many words, but more than anything, he understands a lot of what we say to him! Today he was looking for his little cat figurine and I said "I think it is on the floor in our bedroom, go check for it!" And he ran off and came back in a few moments with the cat!

We have so much fun together every day! I am really loving this age!

Here are some of John's new words:

  • "Bo-bo" - Elbo or knee
  • "Toe" - Toes
  • "Cookie" - He says this pretty clearly and he uses it for anything sweet
  • "Boat"
  • "Bo" - Bowl
  • "May-may" - Cat; one of his cutest word creations. I'm not sure how he came up with this, but he has been saying it for several weeks. We recently went to the park and he ran over to a tree and said "May-may!!" He was remembering last November when we saw a cat up in that tree! I was amazed at his good memory and that he applied his new word to a past event.
  • "Uh-oh" - Probably his most commonly used word, he says it when something falls or is unexpected
  • "Choo-choo" - Train
He likes playing in the sink while I make dinner.
He stands on a chair and I spread a towel down to minimize the mess.
No more crib! John is now in a big bed!