Tuesday, September 30, 2008

how a big kid takes a bath...

we haven't taken many bath shots of the boy lately. he's learning to rinse his own hair. here are some still shots and a video.
 

 

 

 


video

Saturday, September 27, 2008

cheeeeeeeese!!!!

isaac has recently discovered the wonders of saying "cheese" for the camera and it's rather nice to get some good smiling shots every now and then...

normal cheese:
 
super cheese:
 
chocolate chip cookie cheese:
 
and finally, the "as close as i can get to the camera" cheese:
 
(the last picture might become the most common form of picture for awhile).

poker night

we headed out to the hungerford's last night for a little poker and play date time. poker for derek. play date for the boy and myself.

isaac and josiah are good pals, and even though josiah was a little sick (and a little grumpy), he still shared his chair with isaac.
 
isaac was easily appeased with his very own bag of ruffles.
 
here's a shot of alden and zoe.
 
and baby livy rounded out all the youngsters. (lincoln and emerson were also in attendance, but weren't really into hanging out with toddlers/infants...)
 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

shower cupcakes

just finished these baby shower cupcakes for vicky france. not her baby, to be clear. it's actually a "referral to adopt a baby" shower. pretty cool.

 
 
 
 

board breaking emily

i made this cake for emily r. on tuesday.
she passed her tae kwon do test to become a green belt.

the cake.
 
the new green belt with her cake:
 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

twenty somethings

isaac is 20 months old today.

20 months ago:
 

1 year ago:
 

6 days ago:
 

Sunday, September 21, 2008

steph's wedding cake

steph's wedding has come and gone (last night), so i can finally unveil the pics of her cake and cupcakes. it's been top secret until now... so, without further ado:

fondant mr. and mrs. lopez:

the whole tower:

cupcakes:

the cake topper:

Friday, September 19, 2008

yesterday's friends, fun and food

yesterday, we went to the park with lorena and judi and respective children. here are some of the shots, with the rest located conveniently for your viewing pleasure in this picasa album.

just a good shot of the boy, eating his cheerios:
isaac and josiah in their "double trouble" t-shirts, loitering outside the tunnel:
believe it or not, this was the best shot that was to be had of the three older boys.
lunch at kk. these two had a buffet of various foods that they were sampling and sharing (and sometimes not sharing):

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

helper

isaac has been a really good helper lately.
he likes to help load the laundry from the washer to the dryer.
he likes to put his dirty diapers in the trash.
he puts his empty sippy cup in the sink (or sometimes the trash).
he picks up his toys when he's done before he gets another.
he has his own vacuum and lawnmower.
he loves to wipe up messes on the floor.
he patrols the house for opened doors and chairs that are not pushed in and remedies the situation.

and my favorite, he loves to help clean the beaters from frosting making. here are some pictures:
 
 
 
i've been pretty busy around here lately.
tutoring is filling up pretty quickly. life group and youth group consume two more nights of my week. and then there's all the cakes. i'm currently working on some fancy pants wedding cupcakes. and by some, i mean zillions. there's currently 24 pounds of buttercream frosting in my refrigerator. that's a lot of beaters for the boy to clean!

Friday, September 12, 2008

children's museum

on wednesday, we went to the children's museum with 3/4 of the rapert family. here are some shots of the boy and his friend grace...

 

 

 

 

most recent cake

for an former student's family member's baby shower...

Monday, September 8, 2008

playing

playing under the table (which often results in a bumped head):

just being handsome:

putting his clock puzzle together:

chillin' with crazy aunt madge at preston's b-day party:
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Friday, September 5, 2008

VHC cake

Made this cake for Isaac's cousin.
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Monday, September 1, 2008

words.

so, in an effort to make my blog more informative and less picture-ous, here is a post about what is going on in the life and times of the lidbombs...

isaac:
1. can identify most body parts on himself, other humans and poor sweet lucy.
2. still only eats a few staples of nutrition and seems unwilling to venture out into new territory. these are: spaghetti, rice, chicken (grilled and nugget form), turkey slices, almonds (he LOVES them and is known to drag me to the cupboard for them), green beans (whole or babyfood), peas (only in babyfood form, please), craisins, banana, cheerios, raisin bran, french fries and goldfish crackers.
3. takes one nap a day for about 1.5-2 hours and sleeps about 11 hours at night.
4. talks nonsense incessantly. actually, i think he's saying things, but it's not very clear just yet. i can make out "daddy", "dog", "down", "bye bye", "where's (insert name here - but it sounds like 'dada' everytime)?", "there he/she is", "close the door", "where's the dog", "trash", "diaper", "store", "stuck", and our proudest, "stupid". i'm sure there's more, but these are the common ones.
5. loves to play with shape sorters and board puzzles.
6. is OCD. if he finds a toy that is part of a set, he's on a warpath to unite it with it's friends. he likes all the doors to be closed all the way. he likes the chairs to be pushed in under the table. he insists on throwing away all trash or anything that looks like it might be trash. he even stopped tonight, at derek's parents' house, to put the remote on the arm of the chair, where it belonged, before we could leave.
7. is still a climbing, running, jumping, yelling, rolling, tumbling, never-sit-still-ever-not-even-for-a-minute kind of boy.

sarah:
1. is gearing up for another year of tutoring young math students.
2. is ready to shed the isaac weight once and for all.
3. is going to stick to a strict schedule of household chores and tasks, working out and eating properly until said isaac weight is gone once and for all. well, i'll probably still stick to it after that too. :)
4. has several cakes to make on the horizon. it's stressful, but exciting all at the same time.
5. has turned a large crop of roma tomatoes into a surprisingly small amount of spaghetti sauce.
6. still hates wire grass and crab grass.
7. wishes there were more time in the day or that the naps were consistently longer.
8. can't believe how time flies.

derek:
1. has been slaving away at work a lot lately. which he likes, so that's good.
2. played a lot in his wood shop this weekend.
3. is also going to stick to the strict schedule as outlined in my (sarah's) #3.
4. see sarah's #6.
5. see sarah's #7.
6. see sarah's #8.

so, there you have it. a bunch of words. no pictures.