Monday, August 02, 2010

Baby, Birthdays and crafts...oh my!

A couple weeks ago, Jason's brother and our sister-in-law came to visit us to show off their new baby. We had a great time with them. The boys were so good with baby Brian. Jase touched him so gently with the back of his hand and did gentle tickles on his belly with one finger. It was really sweet. Zach pointed a bunch and tried touching the baby but he made me a little nervous. It is weird to think that Zach is the age that Jase was when Zach was born. I think of Zach being a baby and back then Jase seemed like such a big boy to us.
They thought he was neat stuff. We haven't had a baby this size around them. It made me miss that bitty baby stage.

How does eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich get to be so messy???

Holy mackanoly...the TONGUE!!

Serious business just eating the jelly and peanut butter but no bread.

The boys posing with their adorable cousin. Jase was really loving on him here.

Look at Jase admiring his baby cousin.

Uh-oh baby is starting to cry. Zach is checking it out and Jase's response cracked me up.

We celebrated Jason and my birthday last week. Here is the cake I did for Jason's birthday that the boys could enjoy. It is a gluten free and dairy free birthday cake. It was actually really good. It is found in the specialty food freezer section. You let it thaw for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. I used marshmallow puff creme as frosting which is only visually appealing for a short amount of time. The sprinkles are naturally colored with fruit and veggie colorings.
Gluten free and dairy free pancakes. Jase loved them. Check out Thomas's head.

I get weekly-ish emails from this fellow mom blogger with crafty ideas. In the latest email she had this idea to use clear contact paper and little pieces of this and that to make a wonderful piece of art. Needless to say they loved it and so did I!!!

so big!

Jase was very intent on the precision of each piece he placed on his sheet.

so cute!

Zach's masterpiece

Jase's masterpiece


Anonymous said...

Great update!! The boys were really curious about their new cousin, I can see it in the pics. It's nice to know that Betsy is well. dad

Andrea said...

I love the peanut butter & jelly sandwich faces! Priceless! :)

Meaghan said...

Wow! Those jelly faces are legit! :) LOVE the tongue pic of Zach! :)

I'm gonna check out that other blog with the craft ideas...Ava would eat that up.

You're like super mom with that gluten and dairy free cooling! Awesome!

Betsy said...

Boy is that baby cute! oh and the other pictures are good too!

Amy said...

Thanks for the blogger craft tip, I'll have to check her out.

Cute pics of the are they doing with the new diet?

Sarah Bishop said...

Love the artwork!! How fun! Miss you guys :)

Tammy said...

I love the Pb&J face!!! I have one like that but it was chocolate pudding.

Thanks for the follow the other day, stopping by to say hi and follow you back!

Happy Weekend!