Guess the birthday cake.....

I've got so much to post I have no choice but to create another top ten list. It's the top ten most important/exciting things that have happened, or that I've taken pictures of since the last time I posted. My mother is now offering me a dollar per blog post in hopes that I'll blog more often, but what I really need is a dishwasher! I've been adding up the time I spend washing dishes every week and it's about 10 hours. I should promise more blog posts if she buys me a dishwasher. Anyway, onto the exciting things...Here are the first few in my top ten. Let's hope we get the rest of the ten within the week!

10. Milly Goat turned 2. I made her a cake, and I must admit, it's probably the best cake I've ever made (let's be honest it isn't hard to beat the cakes from years past).  I didn't use a mold of any sort, and I think it's pretty darn amazing. And especially because I'm REALLY bad at baking/decorating. I'll let you guess who/what it is and you can tell me if I did a good job.

 Here she is in her 4th of July outfit with her new birthday microwave.
 Milly's birhtday fell on a Saturday this year so we got up early and went in search of an amazing yard sale birthday present, and we found it! A shoebox full of ponies!!! What more could a girl ask for? She loves them.

9. Running. I signed up for a half-marathon in September with some friends and my wonderful college roommate Hillarie, which means we've been doing a lot of running and we've found lots of new places and parks to run here in Buffalo. This first picture is us running through the corn fields of Western New York.
 Here we are after a run. Henry was screaming because I am too sweaty. Both my kids won't even touch me after a run. Milly just points at me and says yucky sweaty mommy. The humidity here makes me a sticky mess.
 And look at this awesome teeter-totter. They don't make parks like these anymore. It was amazing,

8. Milly climbs out of her crib now which means we find her sleeping in strange places. In this first picture, I had to move the bed to take the picture. I have no idea how she got under that bed. 

 I also have no idea how she can sleep like this. This was at midnight! She had been asleep since 7:30.
 And we still find Henry sleeping in strange places as well.

7. Roatrip! I decided to be brave and while Taylor studied for the Bar Exam, I made the -should be 6 hours but was really 8 hours- drive to Ohio to visit Leisy and her kiddos. Her husband was gone for the week for work, and we wanted some cousin time. This first picture is from the best part of the entire trip.  And might I add that driving long distances with two small children while alone is the definition of distracted driving. 

Luckily there is a Nordstrom Rack half way between Dayton and Buffalo, and we took a little detour to buy Taylor some clothes. It is the only place I've found that sells his shoe size (15!)  and dress shirt size (15.5 neck, 36/37 arms) without having to order online. Might I add however that Taylor is a little bit particular. His dress shirts have to be non-iron, slim fit, collar-stay collars. Here are the shoes we found for him. Milly held them up so I could send him a picture and get his approval. 

Here are the cousins. The fighting was minimal and the trip was well worth it. And Dayton has a Chick-fil-a which was an added bonus. Luckily we went before all the political hoopla and eating there was just a delicious experience rather than a political statement. The only major catastrophe of the trip was a major poop catastrophe at a firework store on the Pennsylvania border. I think the roadtrip was hard on little Milly Goats digestive tract. I would have taken pictures but I was busy being watched by employees and cleaning poop off the floor. 


Kent and Leisy said...

I love the shoe picture- but I also would have loved a poo picture. and poor mister teddy- that seat belt would certainly decapitate him in the event of an accident.

Annie O said...

HALLELUJAH! You did it. I will pay you a dollar a blogpost and if you save all the money you can buy yourself a dishwasher--I'll check out the price of dishwashers. You want a portable one for the kitchen where you are now?

P.S. Your children are adorable. Please roadtrip it to Nannie Annie's house.

nye.jessica@gmail.com said...

I could hardly wait to read this when I saw that a cake was involved. DORA! Am i right?!

creed and tiffany said...

Maddie just said, "Ohhhhh I like that cake...I want to make one!" Good job Laney. She totally knew it was Dora too. I think you should have got her that creepy Dora carseat at Walmart to go along with her cake! Miss you guys!

Natalie said...

My favorite part of this post was your comment about the dishwasher. But I do think your kids are adorable.

Erin said...

So fun! you are so brave to drive so far with your cute kids. Love your updates. good luck in your race!