Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Dinner Table and Cupcakes

 The dinner table has been going great. The girls don't ask now they just go to the table. They help and actually Ava was mad last night because it was her job to do the napkins and Olivia did it. No Problem, I explained there are more jobs to get dinner to the table. Now look closely at Ava's plate. This is what happens when you allow her to handle her own shake cheese. I don't mind - she did it herself and actually ate most of it with a spoon. Gross but whatever.
After dinner we tackled one of our best Christmas presents. Auntie Erin captured my cupcake addiction head on. One of the gifts allows us to make a mini cupcake cake. While they were in school I baked the cake and assembled it. After dinner I made some quick small pastry bags with the color of their choice and let them go to town. Olivia's new name is Duff. You know from Charmed City Cakes. If you don't know him, you should.

 It was a great time and I was happy to start showing them some of the cooking stuff that my Mom taught me. Olivia even made scrambled eggs for her breakfast this morning. The dinner table thing was easier to get into than I thought it would be and am happy so far with the results. We usually get right into homework or spelling words and it allows us plenty of time together. If I can just keep that damn TV off I get to see much more art, role playing and laughter than couch potatoes with their fingers in their mouth.
Finally, my self bought Christmas gift also arrived and made the perfect addition to my outfit this weekend. I think it brings out the cupcake in me!  ; )

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08