Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Week, A Photo Essay

My one kid is eating cereal in front of the TV, a magic combination that keeps her busy for hours (not that I let her stay there that long. Sometimes.) My other child is sleeping still at 8:30 am like a good boy. So I'm going to indulge in a morning blog post. Pictures I took over the last week.


The butter pecan cake I made for our relief society birthday party. Did you know Betty Crocker makes a butter pecan cake mix? Neither did I. Until I got assigned to decorate one for the party. It's a mean thing to ask a dieting woman to do. (I confess, I did sneak half a piece. It was good!)





Spring. Right.






Daphne's mad photo skillz. This was supposed to be a giraffe. Instead it's her finger. I'm not sure why she always puts her finger over the lens, but she does. Every time.


This picture is titled "The Good Old Days." It paints a picture of a time when men actually put forth effort to impress a woman. Notice both the peacock in the front (who is being totally ignored by the pea hen, like a good pea hen should) and the turkey in the back, who is also being ignored by the female turkeys. Not like today, where the women paint themselves up like harlots and strut around half naked for the menfolk. See? The good old days. (Yes, I do realize these are birds, not people.)



Eureka! Ever since I was a little girl, my mom would make us shaped pancakes. Bears, butterflies, snowmen. Carefully dropping smaller and larger circles of batter together to make these characters. I have tried to carry on the tradition with my kids, but I'm not so talented with cake batter. They all look sort of like an over-inflated Michelin Man. But the other day while fishing around the storage area under my kitchen island, I came across my Christmas cookie cutters and had the brilliant idea to make my kids' pancakes using those instead. SO much easier!






My most favoritest pajamas EVER. Quite possibly my favorite outfit ever. I got them from my friend Kelli Ray at her Christmas boutique. She has a clothing etc. website called State of Hype. If she still has any, I would highly recommend them. They are the most comfortable thing I've ever put on and actually pretty flattering for pajamas. And who doesn't love mixy-matchy patterns like paisleys and plaid???

16 comments:

Jen said...

You dont by chance have her website address do you? I tried to search for it but nothing came up. Those are really cute jammas. I would live in my jammas if I could.

Sara said...

I want those Pj's too!

Kristina P. said...

That cake looks amazing!

Christie said...

I'd also like her website. And I'd also still like to do lunch today if you're available (I texted you, but didn't want to call incase you were sleeping late).

SO said...

yummy cake and I totally think that the animal world has it right. The men do everything to attract the women. What's up with us humans?? The pj's look very cute!

tiburon said...

Lovely essay. :)

Melissa said...

Great random essay today! LOVED the pictures.....especially the giraffe! : )

L. said...

I'm trying to figure out what part of your body those PJs are on as you take the photo. Absolutely NO clue.

By the way, delete the German Chocolate Cake from your list of Birthday Desires. I just happen to know someone who is making you one, and you certainly don't want TWO!

Tanja said...

That cake looks divine as do your heart shaped pancakes, Martha! ;)Well done.

Omgirl said...

Kelli says the website is down, but if you email her at stateofhype at gmail dot com, she can email you pictures of the various adorable pj's she sells.

Sher said...

I totally agree that men should be the ones chasing the women. How did the world get turned so upside down?

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

Thanks for the shout out. I'd love to send anyone pictures of the jammies who wants them. I will also be doing another boutique in April. I'll let Arianne know the details and maybe she can post them on her blog.

rychelle said...

i was (un)fortunate enough to experience your sping weather this weekend.

and jammies are the best thing ever invented. period.

Shawn said...

Love the different pics---my son always puts his finger over the lense also.

We are also having a cold snap here in the East---so not fun!

Cutie jammies.

Be sure and go round my blog---I'm doing my first give-away!

André said...

Mason's pictures seem to turn out like Daphne's about 50% of the time. It's a risk we take when we put him in charge of the camera but sometimes he surprises us (though it has taken a few years to get the hang of it).

With all the hype on pj's I can at least ask if she's got soccer shorts in the mix somewhere, right?

Kelli said...

Sorry Andre, no soccer shorts, but I do have some booty shorts if those strike your fancy. Or, if you're more of a man's man, I have some chocolate brown pin striped shorts, or some plaid shorts. They are actually men's, unlike the booty shorts. :)