i have been emptying shelves and filling boxes, tubs, bags & action packers. it's hard work moving a family of five - and that's with purging lots (hence the tubs, boxes & bags that the local thrift stores get)!!! it's strange to me every time i walk into a room and see emptiness. kind of sad. sad b/c it's empty and sad b/c it reminds me we leave soon. also exciting! this is really happening people!!! without knowing that we would (could most likely) be moving by the end of may, we planned a big party for the week before the end...well friends, hope you like empty and non-decorated houses!!! now to find a place for all these tubs so people can walk around!
so to update you quickly:
this is what the kiddos look like now
soph turns 1 in less than 2 weeks. CRAZY! she is just about walking and has 4 teeth. she started waving [finally] and loves to point out her nose! we're gearing up owen for school. thinking [more like plotting] about registration and coming up with a plan. aiden is his same mischievious-self. i love them all to pieces!!!
i have also enjoyed baking to test out new cupcake recipes for our big party (mentioned earlier). it's a combo "tea for two", celebrating soph turning 1 and myself turning 30! wowser! here are a few of the the cupcakes i've tried:
|attempting to pipe roses|
|mini strawberry cupcake (topped with rose)|
|blueberry with goat cheese frosting|