• birthday,  funny kid conversations,  My Boy,  Recipe,  sappy mommy

    A Chocolate Vanilla Layer Cake From Heaven

    Mr. Man had the audacity to turn seven earlier this week.  I distinctly remember forbidding him to turn seven last year at this time (you can read about that here) and the little punk went ahead and did it anyway.  I didn’t cry this year…even though my inner Sappy Mama really wanted to what with all the reminders that my baby is gone and this big, stinky, opinionated kid is slowly replacing him that every birthday brings.   Instead, I focused my sentimental energies into creating the best birthday cake ever. Okay, maybe there have been prettier birthday cakes and technically superior birthday cakes but this one was definitely the tastiest…

  • berry picking,  Book Recommendation,  funny kid conversations,  Recipe,  sappy mommy,  YOLO MONDAY

    The Raspberry Tradition

    It’s that time of year, again. Raspberries! Today was opening day of the raspberry picking season and the kiddos and I indulged in all the very berry goodness.  We did this last year as well which I thoroughly documented here if you would like to go back and read all about the early stages of my fruit picking obsession. I’m sorry to report that my enthusiasm for u pick fruit has not waned one bit since last year.  I will not bore you with the gratuitous berry shots this time around. I promise.   I would like to share a new raspberry recipe I found.  Yum!  First though, we need…

  • funny kid conversations,  My Girl,  shopping

    Spontaneous

    I had the craziest day today.  Good crazy, but crazy.  It was crazy cause of all the spontaneity but those are the days that really get me going.  It was supposed to be a boring rainy day that started off with a dentist appointment for my little darlings and ended with cleaning the house frantically before my sister and nephew arrived for a visit.  Instead we went straight from the dentist to an impromptu trip to the hardware store since I happened to hear on the radio that they had weed wackers on sale.  I love a good weed wacker sale, what can I say?  (Also-my darling husband/father to my children…

  • funny kid conversations,  My Boy

    The Fine Art of Complimenting a Woman

    I was helping My Boy get ready for bed tonight and he grabbed my head and said, “Mom, let me smell your hair.”  I was thinking to myself what a sweet moment this was and imagining my handsome boy as a grown man years and years from now at a cafe in Paris telling the story of how, for as long as he lives, he will never forget how beautiful his mother’s flowing golden locks were and how they always smelled of fragrant honeysuckle….or something like that… But then, when I asked him why he wanted to smell my hair, he replied, “Because something really stinks in here and I’m pretty sure it’s your…