Monday, January 24, 2011

Some pics that make me smile and Cupcakes in a Jar

Bear with me as I flaunt my grandchildren.

C8 thought it was funny that the teeth clip from the dentist office was biting her lip.  Kind of reminds me of an African tribe seen in National Geographic.

K8-E and Troy posing before church.  K8-E helped Troy with his tie.  I assume the shoes were on the right appendages before they left.

This is what happens when Grandma's tending 10-month-old Aly.  The giggles were coming from somewhere but Aly couldn't be seen!  I hate to admit it but after scouring the house, I had to ask her 8-year-old sister where she was.  Voila!  

Remember the Corbanator, who cuts his own hair?  He's leaving the clippers alone now but the spray bottle is his friend. A good spike is a must before leaving for kindergarten.  What a stud!

Now, to the cupcakes in a jar!  I found this idea on Kelly's blog.  You should go there to see what they REALLY look like and the tutorial on how to make them.  They would be much prettier using Red Velvet cake, chocolate cake, lemon cake, strawberry, anything with color.  I used carrot cake (since that was the only flavor on hand) and cream cheese frosting.  I hesitate to use carrot cake to give to others since I discovered the hard way that not everyone loves carrot cake like I do.  When my oldest son turned 9, we invited uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents over for cake and ice cream.  I made a carrot cake and the birthday boy spent the whole evening in his bedroom, refusing to mingle, because he hated the cake!  I think he has since discovered the error of his ways.
I got a little off track there.  Go see Kelly and find out what's in with cupcakes!


Garden of Egan said...

I love the spikey hair boy! I bet he totally rocks the kindergarten!

Ya, kids are tough to babysit. I did that Saturday night. I think when I was raising little ones there weren't nearly as many awesome hiding places.

Uh, ya, I'm thinking African tribe as well. Hopefully her lower lip will be able to return to normal and she'll never have a desire to pierce it.
She's so funny.

Ya, brag about those grandkids all you want. They are the best aren't they?

Oh, how is the car?

Jenny said...

Your grandkids are adorable. Nothing better than spiky hair for going to school.

Checking out Kelly's blog now!

Have a great evening.

Kristina P. said...

I love anything delicious in a jar.

Tracy said...

Love the pictures of your Grandkids and the comments are even better. You're always good for a laugh!!

Thanks for sharing the cupcake in a jar...great idea!

Julie Harward said...

Flaunt on my friend..they are each so very cute! Just what this old world need, pure, precious beauty! :D

Joanie said...

I can't believe how big all your grand-kids are getting.
Those cupcakes look absolutely delicious, and I wish I had one right now to munch on.

gigi said...

I love it when I get to see the cute pictures you take of your GRAND-kids! They sure add the icing to our lives. I love the lip jewlery and that tic clipped to the collar is just the cutest thing. Oh how little minds work :))

I saw that cake in a jar on another website and the cake was acutally baked in the jar. I hope I get around to makeing them soon. I'll send you that link too.

Cheeseboy said...

I really need to start spiking my hair like that. Pretty studly indeed.

Barbaloot said...

Those cupcakes are super cute! As are all the grandkids. I especially love the picture of K8-E and Troy. Love the sibling stuff:)

Heather said...

Darling pictures of you grandkids! They are so cute!!

I love the cupcakes in a jar! So perfect for someone like me, since I am such a baker! I love to bake and I love ideas like that!

Yvonne said...

You have adorable grandchildren--love the spikey hair.

Hope that lip doesn't stay like that ; )

Cupcakes in a jar sound delicious--and I LOVE CARROT CAKE, especially with lots and lots of cream cheese frosting.

wendy said...

great photos...........the spike hair is "cool" (do they even say cool anymore?? probably not. how about rad??)
love the crooked placed tie. A little work to do there before he goes on a mission I think.

grandkids are the BEST!!

and yes I am here. So happy to be with the kids again, especially with Matt's birthday on Sunday...we all plan to be together!!

when one of my cousins came down for Matt's funeral. she ended going with her other sister to a singles dance (they are both divorcees) and anyway, she met someone, and now they are getting married Feb 4. HOLY MATRIMONY.

so I rode down with her, and then will be going back with other family members who are coming down for the wedding.

karen said...

Your grandkids are almost as cute as mine! ;-) Cute idea for the cupcakes!

Valerie said...

Cute pictures of the grandkiddos!

I like carrot cake~ just so ya know.

I think your cupcakes in a jar turned out really cute! What a fun idea.

Camille said...

I laughed out loud ( LOL'd ) when I saw the pic of the native tribe member. No wonder she's been drooling so much since we visited!
And the carrot cake cupcakes... darling! I know a tall, lanky guy that would love one for his birthday!

Becka and Ty said...

You make me smile so big! You are the Best! I love you!

Natalie said...

You do have cute grandkids. Grandkids are the best!

Cute idea for cupcakes. I'll have to try it. I think carrot cake is yummy. I'll help you eat it anytime. :)

Mimi Sue said...

Your grandkids are almost as cute as mine! You've got a lot more though. Lucky! Mimi

Rebecca said...

Flaunt your grandchildren anytime. You have some of the cutest!

M-Cat said...

A good carrot cake is the BEST! And my girlfriend just made me a cupcake in a jar the other night - I AM A FAN!!