Thursday, March 31, 2011

room with a view

This was the view from my kitchen window the other day. The twins were napping and Caroline was outside enjoying the fresh air and warm weather (Lucy happily played the role of sidekick).

 When I saw this, I had to grab my camera and a closer look...what was she doing?
 I was busted...she must have heard my giggles
 Happy to see me? Not really...
 Around this point she asked me when I was leaving...she was making a leprechaun cake and I was a major disruption. 
Good thing she can't talk...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vanilla Nutella Bundtinis

Vanilla Nutella Bundtinis 
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix (chocolate works too)
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup Vanilla Coffee Creamer
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup Nutella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a Mini Bundt pan (also
works with cupcake pans or 1 large Bundt Cake pan).

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in eggs, 1/4
cup water, 1/2 cup oil and 3/4 cup coffee creamer. Beat for 5 minutes
at high speed. Pour batter into pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 14 minutes, or until a toothpick
inserted into the cakes comes out clean (55 min for 1 large bundt cake. cupcakes follow baking times of bundtinis). Cool for 10 minutes in the
pan, then invert onto the cooling rack on top of baking sheet. Spoon
glaze over top of cakes.

To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup water and 1
cup sugar. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes,
stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup Nutella.

three years old

We took the birthday celebration on the road this past weekend. Doc and M hosted a birthday party for both sides of the family and it was nice to get away. Would you believe me if I told you that I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT MY BABIES ARE THREE? Thanks to Doc and M for a great party and weekend at the beach and to my family for meeting us there!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday in the park

We had a birthday party to attend this weekend and it was a great family day. The party was in a park and the weather was wonderful! It was great to celebrate Ryleigh's birthday, visit with friends, and spend some time outdoors.