Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dippity Don't

{Yesterday at the spray park}

Have I ever told you about the time I accidentally
applied Dippity-Do hair gel to James' sunburn,
instead of Aloe Vera?

Think Steve Carrell in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin',
whilst getting his chest waxed.

....Much like an 
                sorta situation.

Poor guy.

Yesterday, was another scorcher--
not unlike the previous incident.

Not a cloud in the sky.

And likewise, we find ourselves in the same predicament--
James with a toasty, roast-y red backside.

It's a good thing for him I've learned
a thing or two from my previous misgivings.

Like how to read the label.

--Now, if only he'd learn to read the label 'sunscreen'?!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's been a long-ish while....

....since anyone's asked me to take photos for them.

So I guess you could say I was pretty jazzed when Dan & his lovely wifey Nichole summoned my assistance in taking photos of their highly anticipated new addition, due this September.

It was a beautifully sunny evening.

The mosquitoes were vicious.

And we had all but less than an hour to muster up a couple good ones.

Keep in mind my amateurity,
M'kayyy, thanks!

Enjoy :]

Congratulations Dan & Nichole

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Colorful Cupcakes

That's what Ava calls them, anyhow.

Melted Crayon Cakes: How-to

This is a project for the kids, y'all.

It kept Ava busy for a good 30 mins!


Preheat oven at 250 degrees.

Gather up all your kids' mangy busted-up crayons.

Have your kiddos peel off any papers remaining on the pieces of crayon.

{Ava hard at work}
Once disrobed, let the kids arrange
the crayon pieces in a muffin tin.

Be sure to fill each section at least 3/4 full.

Ava had enough gusto to fill 3 muffin cups!

.....And then she quit on me.

Bake in the oven for 15- 20 mins.
....until melt-y looking.

Remove muffin tin from the oven and let cool.

Once cooled, crayon cakes should easily release from the pan.

Check these babies out!!

Psychedelic or what?

Important sidenote:

Despite what the post title might suggest, these cute cakes
are definitely NOT edible :]

Unless you're one of those 'My Strange Addiction' people....
In which case,

num nums!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Geek Alert

I take that back.

I would much more prefer to entitle this post:


Is anyone else seeing the sheer epic-ness of this poster?!!

Brilliant, right?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2.

Out in theatres this Friday.

I've got my golden ticket.

And my merry band of Potter admirers, too.

Merlin's beard...
Why must all good things come to an end?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A perfectly rainy day.

It happened just last friday.

A beautifully dreary morning spent painting
ceramics at Crankpots with my darlings,
Aaron & Ava.

Followed by whoopie pies from Crave
and a quick bite of lunch with
Auntie Kirsten, my dear sister.

Another activity successfully performed and crossed off
the all-too-amazing

Dear List,

Whatever would my summer do without you?