K (see "Current Obsessions") is now back into Bob the Builder. On Saturday he saw a picture of cupcakes with Bob the Builder machines toppers and begged me to make cupcakes with different colored frosting for each of the machines. I said yes. Three days, no cupcakes and a very disappointed son later I decided I better be a good mom and follow through with what I said I would do. Here are our cupcake shots (notice each frosting color has a matching bowl and (almost) matching knife).
Several member of S's family (and mine too, actually), make funny faces with their mouths when they are concentrating on things. It's become a family joke. When they catch someone making the face, they say "You're holding your mouth wrong!" H has it bad. I tried to get a shot of him "holding his mouth wrong"; I call it his working tongue.
K had a different issue. Here is his working tongue (it seems to be working quite well, too.)
The finished masterpieces. For all you Bob the Builder fans there is green for Roley, Orange for Dizzy, Yellow for Scoop, and Blue for Scrambler (or for Lofty, in case you like Lofty better). They taste even better than they look. They are a new recipe I tried from my America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook (I highly recommend it). It was easy and better tasting than any cake mix I've made. (And besides my favorite scratch chocolate cake, that's a first for me). Yeah!
M didn't get to help make or frost them, but he had a few good ideas of how else he could help with them.
Speaking of trying to be a good mom, I decided to try on my own and get some cute shots of M. Here are 3 of my favorites. I am fairly proud of them, given my limited photography experience. But I would love advice from all you experienced photography moms (or not) out there.
H was feeling left out and informed me that it was his turn. So he got his buddy and we took some of him too. Here's one of the best. Classic H.