Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Friday, March 30, 2007

I have to figure out how to add video, but hopefully you'll see from this picture that Miles is walking! He's really mastered it now and LOVES to walk everywhere. I took the boys to B&N today to play with the Thomas train table and Miles kept walking off! I'm going to have to keep my eye on him!

More pics soon...I have to go watch scrubs (my new obsession).

Thursday, March 22, 2007

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On Sunday we celebrated Miles' birthday! He doesn't actually turn one until Friday, but the Rawlins' were leaving town en masse, so we decided to do it early. Our theme was "Spiderman." Now, don't think we're bad parents, but the only reason the theme was Spiderman was because Cameron really believes he is Peter Parker. Seriously. He introduces himself as Spiderman or Peter Parker at church. So we figured Miles could care less what his party is like (or if he has a party at all), so why not just go spidey-style. I thought we should make a Spiderman cake, so I went and got one of those Wilton cake pans and borrowed a cake decorating kit from Jeni. Jeni had made a rad Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake for Garrett a couple years ago (he's 17) and she said it was a piece of cake. (That pun is going out to you, mom) SO Sunday comes and we start baking. That part was easy. Then we start frosting. First of all, if you've never decorated a cake before, don't start on the day of your son's first birthday party. Second of all, someone should have told me that it's REALLY difficult to get the colors red and blue right. I added SO MUCH food coloring. And that green background you see on the cake? That was supposed to be blue. We thought, "mix green and yellow and we'll get blue." WRONG! Thirdly, don't buy canned frosting if you're going to be piping it. You need to make frosting because it's stiffer (Jeni, the professional cake decorator, informed me of this at the party. Thanks, Jen.) Anyway, the cake turned out reasonably un-ugly, so it's all water under the bridge. But there were more than a few tense moments in the Rawlins kitchen on Sunday afternoon.
So the party was awesome! Miles got spoiled (and Cam, too, of course) by Nana and Grape Grandma. Some killer spidey-jammies and some nice new summer clothes for Miles.
The cake demolition went great, too. We made little cupcakes for the boys to dig into. Miles got more cupcake up his nose than down his throat, but he had fun doing it. Afterward he got the tubbie of a lifetime! It was a great day!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Okay, so this is how I've been feeling about blogging lately! I don't know why because usually I love to blog about the most random things. It might, just might have something to do with the fact that I have two crazy kids who WEAR ME OUT all day and (lately) all night! We've had a busy month, too! Car accident, 2 flat tires, visitors up the wazoo, teething and sickness. And is it just MY house, or what? It seems that even when I spend all day cleaning, the boys spend all day creating. As in creating enormous messes for me to clean up. What's with that?

BUT we have so many awesome things that have been going on. The weather, for one. Who wants to be inside on the computer when it's 70 degrees outside and you are within walking distance of the park? Also, Miles is starting to take steps! It's so fun to watch!

So, our visitors (including Pittsburgh Sara and Dad K) have come and gone and we loved having them. Cameron is sad to see them all go. Miles might actually be glad that they're gone. He like having his house to himself. The last day Dad was here (well he was only here for 46 hours) he played golf with Tony (dad rawlins) and Cameron thought it was quite sensational to have two grandpas. Very lucky boy.

Okay, now I'm rambling.

Enjoy the post. I promise to be back to my random-posting self now.