Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Piece of Cake

 Macie's 2nd Birthday was February 26th- I was going to write an awesome blog post about it- but I am lame so I didn't. I was feeling all bad for being lame- and not wanting to go into what makes me so lame- so I almost didn't write this post.  Then I realized- for as many things as I mess up (like not blogging about my baby's second birthday the way I want to, or not having good pictures from a family event where we are all looking at the camera and not picking our noses, or not wanting to take the time to learn how to use my computer to make all of this easier) sometimes I get it right.   

Here is one of those few times that I got it right. 
 This is Blake, Macie and Riley helping me in the kitchen.  If you know me I love baking.  (and hate lame food blogs- but that is another story)  Especially things with frosting.  Not because I like the taste of frosting.  But because strangely I enjoy making it - and I find piping frosting onto cakes or cupcakes or whatever to be very relaxing.  (I think I get this handed from my Grandma to my mom who both have very good piping and cake decorating skills)  And when I am not getting it wrong (and scooting the kids out of the kitchen) I am getting it right- and letting them put on aprons and get their fingers in the sugar.  And these always turn into my favorite moments. (Ok, not always, the other day Riley messed up something I was baking and I did get upset-- sometimes I am lame)

 This is Macie helping me mix.  (this is not posed- I was letting her do the mixing when JT grabbed the camera-- in case you were thinking all of my coolness is ingenuine)  She loves getting on an apron and baking with me.  We made Birthday Cake Pancakes for lunch on her birthday.  (a pinterest success!) I think this will be a new tradition.

 This is her cake.  I was trying to make it look like pink ruffles :) what do you think?? I was pretty proud of it myself! Sometimes, with baking, I get it right.  This may be one of those times :)

 Singing Happy Birthday.  This is one of my favorite moments.  I love setting a cake in front of the recipient and watching their face light up. (which is better than dropping the cake like I did for JT's birthday)  Especially little Miss Macie who couldn't wait to lick the candle.

 One of the best parts of Macie's Birthday was seeing the friends and family that stopped by to celebrate with her.  We always have so much fun together and I feel so blessed that my friends have kids that play so well with my kids.  They giggled and played all night.

This is just Macie with a giant Strawberry- her favorite food. I couldn't resist.

A little bit about Miss Macie Josiane.  I am so glad she was born to our family two years ago.  She loves her big brother and sister so much.  I love hearing her say "Bake" and "Ry-Yey".  I love seeing her follow them around and try hard to be like them.  She is so independent and strong willed.  I can't wait to see the amazing things she accomplishes with her determination.  (I am a little nervous for the teenage years with such a strong personality!!)  When she was 18 months old she was already putting on her own coat (the way Miss Ashlee had taught her) and wanted to do things by herself.  She is a Daddy's Girl ( just like Riley) - who wouldn't be in love with a guy like JT?  She loves to wrestle and cuddle and have piggy back rides.  She brings so much happiness to our whole family.  I am lucky to be her mom.

Even though I am not as cool as I would like to be.  Or as computer savvy.  Or as on top of life as I should be.  I have managed to get a few things right. I have a sweet little girl and I can bake a pretty good cake.

(when Josh doesn't burn it- sorry, you know it had to come up! ;)


  1. Ugh, I HATE piping with frosting! Yours looks a-MAZ-ing (I sang that for you in my head)! And what a perfect pink cake for such a cute little girl! Oh, and I adore the pink apron! It's soooo Katie! :)

  2. Did Grandma ever make you one of those cakes where the cake was the dress and there was a Barbie doll-type torso stuck in the top of it? For some reason that's the only memory I have of Grandma and cake decorating. (And I don't even remember whose cake it was...)

    Fabulous ruffles, by the way. Seriously -- you can't be THAT talented at baking and cake decorating AND be all computer-savvy and keep up with blogging, or you would make the rest of us feel so, so inadequate and lame. (Granted, I know there are those people whose blogs make it LOOK like they are talented at baking and cake decorating and taking magazine-quality photos and maintaining peppy blogs. But maybe they just know how to PhotoShop it all really well. Or something.)

    Katie, you inspire me, with all your "normalcy!" (Your feelings of inadequacy mixed in with spurts of fantastic talent and wit...) I love your blog!

  3. I Love it! Your cake turned out amazing!! I love baking with my kids too. I just wish that I got to do it more often! She is so cute. I can't believe she is already 2!

  4. Wha what? How the heck did I miss this post? I'm glad I accidentally saw it on your facebook page. A post that referenced me and I missed it? The irony is too thick... I can't take it.

    Anyway, sorry for making you burn your cake. Forgetfulness: it's what I do best. You sure did salvage things though! That cake was awesome!