Thursday, May 28, 2009

Good friends

Tomorrow is my last day watching my Godson Jakob. Jack and Jakob have grown to be really good little friends in the past 10 months and I know Jack is going to miss having Jakob here a couple times a week! We will just have to make sure we get together over the Summer for lots of playtime, and pool time! Here are a couple pictures of the two boys!

Anxiously awaiting cake at Jakob's 5th Birthday party! Yep they are wearing matching shirts, not planned at all, but their Momma's happen to think alike :)

Such silly kids!

Not a fantastic picture, but it shows how sweet they were holding hands at the Cardinals game for Jakob's Birthday!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Best Chocolate Cake ever

I have made this recipe time and time again, and someone always requests the recipe. So I am sharing it here so everyone can have the Best Chocolate Cake ever! I originally was given this recipe by a friend on Jack's Birth Club board on Babycenter. She lives in Florida, we called her Betty and she has the sweetest little Florida boy named Gabe!

Enjoy the cake! We like it warm out of the oven, or cold from the fridge, well my boys aren't really that picky they will eat it any way I serve it up. Though Jack does love a slice with a bit of sweet cream (freshly whipped cream) and I must admit that it is very tasty with a cup of coffee, decaf for me please!

You'll need:

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix ( I use Pillsbury for this recipe)
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
4 eggs
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the frosting you'll need:
1/2 tub of cool chip
1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease and flour a bundt pan. Add all the cake ingredients except the chocolate chips to the mixer and mix on low for one minute. Then mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the chocolate chips and stir in by hand. The mix will be very think, pour into your bundt pan and spread around so the cake bakes nice an even. Bake for 45 minutes (sometimes it takes longer, but always check it at 45 minutes). Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes or so, then turn out onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.

As for the frosting, Betty just serves this cake with a dusting of powdered sugar and it is tasty that way. I found this quick and easy frosting recipe in a magazine and it goes great with this cake. Put 1/2 a tub of cool whip in a microwave safe bowl. Add the chocolate chips and microwave a minute or so till the chips are beginning to melt. Sir together till it's all combined and then pour over top of the cooled cake. YUMMY! Hope you make it soon, I know it will be a favorite at your home too!


Saturday, May 23, 2009


It would be so great to tote my kiddos around in this super cute bike. Trips to the library, park and the grocery store would be that much more fun wouldn't they?!?!?! Now if I get this bike someone needs to move my happy home to a town where all of the above outings are with in riding distance. I need this darling helmet too, just to make my days that much sweeter. How cute, I just love it all!!!!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Preschool Graduation treats

Our sweet little Godson graduated Preschool the other day and I wanted to make him a special treat to celebrate the day. I saw these on a website and knew it was just perfect for the day. Jack thought they were cool and he couldn't wait till we showed them to his cousin Jakob! Congratulations to Jakob, he will be a big kindergartner in the Fall! We hope this Summer is one of your best!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New baby bedding

I realize I am way over due for posting pictures, and I still really haven't put them on the computer so for now I will share with you the new bedding for the nursery. We love it and think it will look just darling in the room. Hope you love it too! I'm 25 weeks along now, so only 15 more to go!!!