Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Sam has made good time of being home in the kitchen again - here is her latest project in the kitchen - Butterfly cupcakes - the butterflies are melted chocolate wafers that she formed on waxpaper and popped out.  If you want to try to make them yourself you can watch her tutorial at Adorable Inc - it will be on in a few days.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Camp 4U (or me)

What would a trip to NY be without a trip to Camp 4U with the Stanek Family?  It was a great way to kick off our vacation and we had such a good time seeing everyone that we haven't seen since our last trip to camp.  The kids all agree with me.  If it was possible to stop time this is where we would do it.  There is never enough time for all of the fun, love, and smiles we share here.  Thanks to all of our relatives who headed out for the day, we should have taken more pictures to capture the fun.  Thank you Mary Ann for your generosity in sharing Camp with us!

 Captain Iza and her ship of fools...

There are those that are willing to swim off the dock and those that aren't.  Those that are are the people who don't mind sinking in muck up to their shins, having seaweed wrap around their legs, and the humiliation of getting dragged out of the water by their lifevest.  Maisie as you can see LOVES jumping off the dock.  Well, as we are all getting used to saying around her "whatever floats your boat"....

Sammy spend a huge amount of time fishing and was pulling the fish out seconds after putting the hook in the water.  She even caught a few fish with nothing but a shiny hook.  Go figure!!  Must have been her new good luck hat.

More Fun!

Here are some more pictures of the fun we had on vacation.  I am already looking forward to the planning of another year, EVEN after a 20 hour drive home!

 Planning session for the new business launched by the girls "Adorable Inc" - check it out on the web @  http://adorableinc.webs.com/

Boating on the Lake

We rented a boat for the day and toured Lake George, the kids swam, and tubed.  They all had a lot of fun but Jack and Sam's tubing pictures are best! 


The best part of a visit to Lake George is the proximity to family!  Here is a round of cousins - the kids had a blast swimming, starting fires, learning to drive the gator, playing on the trampoline and learning how to sharpen their knives.  Maisie had so much fun with Olivia - I overheard a conversation between the two of them of about the importance of finding a "signature move" for when they are famous.  It involved a wink, curtsey, and a tap of the cowboy hat.  "Signature Move" I am so glad that someone besides Maisie is willing to discuss these things!!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

More Lake George


Lake George

We continued our vacationing tradition of going away with the Thompson family this summer and had a great vacation in Lake George, NY.  What a blast!   Anyone who has ever been to Lake George knows that a trip there just isn't complete without a stop to The Great Escape (the old Story Town).  Sadly we didn't make it to the old wild west show, we were too busy with all the ing rides and the new water park but the kids has a great time anyway.