Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Eggs, Blossoms, and Hop Scotch

The girls and I spent the afternoon outside in the beautiful weather hanging Easter eggs on one of our trees in the front yard.  We had never done that before and it was fun to see how the girls would hang the eggs on the tree.  At one point, one little tree limb had 5 eggs on it.  {Mommy moved them around when the girls weren't looking.}

We have a few trees that are starting to bloom.  The girls have been checking them
everyday to see how much the buds have changed. 
It is fun for me to see their enthusiam - watching Mother Nature come to life.

We then got out the sidewalk chalk and Caroline made a hop scotch all by herself. 
It was a little small and lop-sided, but she did a great job. 

Welcome Spring!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Are you still there?

Hello all!   It has been quite awhile since I have sat down at my computer to blog.  A lot has been happening in Auba's World.  We have had many birthday celebrations this month and they continue on into April with Roy, my mother-in-law Jeannie, and Caroline.  Both of the girls were on spring break from preschool and we kept pretty busy with a lot of fun activities.  I am so thankful we had nice weather during that week.  We spent a lot of time outside and at the park.  Caroline had her 5-year pictures taken a week ago and they are so adorable.  And lastly, I started the first course of  The Wilton Cake Decorating class offered at Hobby Lobby.  There are four courses and my plan is to take all of them.  I start course three on April 8th.  Yes, that seems out of order but the second course is on Wednesday's when Roy plays golf.  Priorities people!   The third couse is the one I am looking most forward to.  It is all about learning to work with fondant and tiered cakes.  I am really hyped about these classess.  My hope is to do cakes while the girls are at school to make some extra cash but still be available to volunteer in their classrooms and tag along on some field trips. 

Here are a few photos of all of our happenings this month...

Roy and I celebrated our birthdays together (mine on March 10th, his on April 1st)
by a night out and dinner at St. Elmo's Steakhouse.

Caroline and her best buddy, Maggie. 
We enjoyed a day of shopping and a quick stop at Apple Works.

Carolines's 5th Birthday photo shoot.
She certainly doesn't look 5 does she? 
She looks like she is 10!!!

Love the dimple!

My sassy girl!

Cake number one.
Not too big on clowns, but it turned out pretty cute.

My whole reason for taking course number one again... the roses.
I think I might have mastered it this time.  But I think I still need some practice.

Final cake

The student with her diploma and final cake.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our Little Budding Artist

Last Thursday, Makenzie's preschool held an Art Show and Book Fair to help raise funds for the preschool.  Makenzie was so excited for all of us to go to her "Big School" and see all of her projects.  She kept saying all day, "We going to my big school to see my crafts".  It was so darn cute.  

Here are some pictures from her big night...

Kenzie, the Fireman.

Scary Monster Face

Farm Art {I'm not seeing the animals though}  :)

We always said Makenzie was a little monkey.
I think this is so adorable!

Pretty Fishy

Finger Art.  This is pretty awesome for a 2-yr old.

This was such a neat way for the preschool to showcase the childrens art/craft works that they do in class every week.  The children were so proud and loved showing their parents and siblings all of the fun things they have been doing in school.

Way to go Makenzie.  We are so proud of you!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday Granny!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.
The other night dear while I was sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke dear I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.

My beloved grandmother would have turned 90 years old today. 
You are missed so much. 
Happy Birthday Granny Nell.
We Love You!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Caroline and I ran some errands this evening and of course one of our stops was Walmart.  She asked me why Walmart was called WalMart.  Here is our conversation...

Caroline..."Mommy, why is it called Walmart?"

Me..."Because the man that opened the first Walmart was named Sam Walton so I am sure he wanted to use his name in the store somehow, so he called it Walmart."

Caroline..."No, I think it is named Walmart so you don't forget to bring your Wal-let."  get it{wallet}

How true!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010


We spent the weekend in Muncie celebrating my family's March birthdays.  We have three in total.  My nephew Mason, turns 8 this week, my sister-in-law Mandy, and then me later in the month.  (notice I left Mandy's and my age out - that is on a need to know basis)  It is also Makenzie's half birthday, which happens to be on my birthday as well. 

We always celebrate together with a no non-sense meal, yummy bbq, veggies & dip, potato salad, chips and of course CAKE.   We all always have such a good time, telling stories and catching up.  It is so hard living away from my parents and brother and keeping up with everyone's lives.  I love this time when we can all be together.  The best part is all the cousins playing and laughing together.

Birthday boy, Mason!

A great big hug for Mauw, from Caroline & Kenzie!

Opening more presents. 
Notice Makenzie's party attire - a leotard.  :)

The boys... Frank, Roy, Cole Ray and Papaw.

Mandy Jo

Caroline and Mandy

Birthday Cake - yum-o!

Make a wish Mason!

The best part of the party is getting to eat the cake. 

My Kenzie turned blue - what happened?

The birthday club -
Aub, Mandy & Mason!

She partied just a little too hard.

The party seemed to be missing something or someone I should say.  My grandma would have celebrated her 90th birthday on March 5th.  She loved being with her family and she loved to eat her cake.  Happy Birthday to you too Granny.    We love and miss you everyday.