Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In Honor of Rainbows

A couple of nights ago I had a hankering (what a word) for something sweet. So, in honor of chancing upon a beautiful, bright, double rainbow, my cousins and I decided to make rainbow cupcakes!

Peter and Kathleen had a blast blending the colors. It was a perfect activity for both a 12 year old and a "5 & 3/4!" year old. With Kathleen's help measuring, we made a vanilla batter from scratch. Then we divided the batter into four bowls and they each picked two colors to create using food dye. They mixed up purple, green, yellow, and a lovely peach color. Then we spooned the batter into the cupcake liners in various patterns: all four in a rainbow, two colors, mismatched, etc.

So fun!

P.S. We also spent the night by Kathleen teaching me the moves to this song they are learning at school. I love it! See if you recognize it too...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


A first look back at beautiful, sun-drenched Roma!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Back to the U.K. to spend time with relatives! Hannah and I were met with delicious tea (milk and two sugars, please)... and scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam.

Fun fact: clotted cream must have at least 50% fat. Perfect.

It's great to spend time with the English cousins! Tonight was full of cake, balloons, laughter, and an explosion of PINK. Can you guess which one is the 2 year old birthday girl?

Sorry for the blogging hiatus... reports on Rome to follow, of course!
P.S. What do you think of the new layout? Goodbye Dutch!