Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's my birthday...and I can cry if I want to.

Disastrous...that describes my birthday cake this year.  What a huge disappointment!  How can I have failed so miserably?!  Things started off so good.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Midsommar - the table...the food!

Sometimes I long to be in Sweden.  When I travel there for vacation, it feels so nice.  There are so many nice things about that country not to mention the wonderful family my hubby has there, all of them!  They are fun and when we all get together for special occasions when we can make the trip, it is like beautiful chaos.  I

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Glad Midsommar!

Happy Midsummer!  Despite the 100 degree heat, we still plan to have a midsummer party this weekend.  Here is the planned menu:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Father's Day!!

I did it!  I redeemed myself!!  And it feels good.  The hubs is from Sweden and once a year on his birthday, he wants his favorite traditional Swedish cake.  Now if you know any Swedes, you might also know that they don't really care for too much sugar.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

More birthday party pictures

Hello Kitty Birthday Banner (Thanks Jamie!!)

Pictures from the 4th birthday party.  I said in my last Hello Kitty post (see Really...Hello Kitty?) that I wasn't a fan of Hello Kitty...before our Hello Kitty party.  Now, I can honestly say, I'm a big fan!  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm seeing RED...

Perfectly small tomatoes
...RED tomatoes that is.   I love tomatoes.  But have you noticed that the tomatoes you buy at the grocery store just don't have the same
Fresh tomato
flavor as they seemed to 20 years ago?  For the first time ever, with the help of my mother in law this spring, we planted two tomato plants in hopes of having wonderful, juicy, delicious fresh tomatoes.  And I'm happy to report, we have seen the first signs of success!!  This week we picked 4 beautifully red tomatoes.  It doesn't even matter that they are so tiny.  The girls think it is fun to pick the tomatoes, hold them, and even squeeze them.  But actually putting them in their mouth and eating them is a whole other story.  That's OK...more for me!  And if I don't grow enough for my hubby and me, then I'm going to stop by the Farmer's Market near my house and see if I can't find some delicious tomatoes there!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sweet Dreams

At bedtime tonight, Little Bit and I were having our nightly chat about various topics...the last day of school tomorrow, becoming a first grader and of all things, the name of my new blog.  I asked her if she liked the name and what she thought about it.  I wondered if it made her smile to think about such things.  It was fun to hear her answer. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Really...Hello Kitty?

"I want a Hello Kitty cake for my birthday" was the answer I received every time I asked Little Bit #2 what kind of cake she was wanting for her birthday party.  "Are you sure?" would be my response.  And I asked her a number of times because not only do almost 4 year old little girls change their mind constantly,

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sweet Dreams of Ribbons and Sprinkles

...doesn't that just bring a smile to your face when you say that?  I'm new to the world of blogging.  Well, not really new to the idea of it...the hubs has had a blog since before they were called blogs.  When he started, he called it an online "journal" for his friends and family back home in Sweden