June 14, 2008

Sunny days...

We went to Rob's company picnic on Saturday. There were paddleboats out on a little lake!
There was a slide there TALLER than the kinds they make nowadays...the sort that was on the playground when I was a kid, each step says "American" and it's super-slippery and fast!

We made more cupcakes with pureed strawberry icing. I wished Sprinkles were a bit closer...I'd love to go check it out, but their cupcakes are $3.25 each! I thought these Robot cupcakes were awesome and fun!
Homemade cupcakes:
2 cups flour
2 t. baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick, melted, and if you've got the unsalted kind, add 1/4 t. salt)
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
3/4 cups milk

Mix ingredients together (you know, dry stuff first together, then add wet) and scoop into 12 muffin cups (lined with cupcake liners, if you wish) & bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.
That's Thumper eating clovers...funny thing is he DOESN'T eat the blossoms (Kim, tell that to Max), I'm thinking it's because his lil mouth is too small, but maybe he really doesn't like them! He nibbles up the stems. Twinkle (is the gray bunny) still VERY shy, runs away when we approach the hutch. We got them almost 3 weeks ago. They love running around the yard FREE, but I'm scared they'll slip through the fence (it happened once already) and get hurt since we're close to the road, or get lost.


Jessica said...

Love that pic of you & your girls. And the sign behind your head :-) Looks like a super fun day!

joscelyne cutchens said...

looks like lots of fun! And I loved those Robot Cupcakes too...
I love the pictures of your family! :)

inara said...

looks like a fun day! those cupcakes look good. and the bunny is so cute. I just love little furry creatures!

KJ-Starre said...

Looks like a lovely day together....gr8 idea of Rob's company to organize it. Those cupcakes look Yummy! I will make a batch & send you pic's......WOW! $3.25 that would be R26.32 a cupcake YIKES!!!! that is the same as buying 3 & a half loves of seed bread.
Funny that Thumper doesn't eat the blossoms....he does in the movie :o) I'll tell Max & show him the photo of the girls holding him :o)

Anne Marie said...

Loved to catch up on your life by reading your blog -- your girls are adorable! Thanks for the comments on my blog, I used to love Paula Deen's cooking, but decided I looked better without 2 pounds of butter in every bite, LOL!

Meadowlark Days: said...

Looks like a wonderful day with many fun memories for you and the girls! Eat a cupcake for me! ;-)

Matushka said...

Gosh your girls are precious! I love being a mom and I can see you do too!

M. MIchelle

fairyluver said...

Just stopping by to say hi and visit!! You have a beautiful family!! I'm sure I'll be stopping by here more often!! Thanks for visiting my blog. No I haven't hear anything about the aprons yet but on her blog she mentioned she's only sent e-mails to half the people so far so keep checking your e-mail!!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

The cup cakes look good and the paddleboats look like it was a lot of fun.

I have to say it's always nice to see families do things together. It seems like less and less people make time to play with their children.

I am glad to see that you and your girls have fun together. I have always been told (and I see it in my own kids now) that they grow too fast. Enjoy them as much as you can.

Dora Renee' Wilkerson