Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Some catching up to do...

First, I just wanted to say thanks for all that have been reading my blog and leaving such nice comments. When I first started blogging, I wasn't exactly sure how it was going to turn out, but now it has become a part of my everyday routine. I love relating to others' lives and crafting tales. And I'm sure glad to find out I'm not the only crazy crafter out there! So thank you for your kind words, emails, etc. I really do appreciate them!

Secondly, I was wondering if anyone ever gets this magazine. I often see other bloggers mentioning it and I have been dying to get a copy. I can never ever find it. Do you guys ever see it in the bookstore? I was reading reviews on the amazon page and a couple of people recommended not getting it from there because their subscriptions never came.

Since Isaiah's first birthday party was no almost a month ago, I thought I'd share some pictures and stories. It's hard to believe he's already one. Sometimes I'm still weirded out about the fact that I even have a kid! But now I can't imagine life without this little crazy guy! This is me with Isaiah at 9 weeks. It is one of my favorite pictures.

Oh right... I said I was going to talk about the birthday party! I went with a penguin theme. Isaiah was a penguin for Halloween, so I thought why not continue with it. It'd be a penguin kind of year. Penguins are hot right now, but it was very hard to find party supplies, believe it or not. (I can't believe I just said hot like Paris Hilton!)

Here's the spread of food. We had sandwiches shaped like fish, shrimp, hummus, and some other fun things. Do you see that picture in the background of Isaiah? My brother in law did that as a Christmas gift for us. Isn't it so cute? He's still in college and just learning how to do it too!

For Isaiah's cake I made the Igloo cake from Martha's December or January issue of MSL. It was supposed to have this nice elaborate buttercream icing piped on it, but Martha failed me and the recipe didn't come out. So, Betty Crocker and a toothpick to the rescue. My 4 year old niece reassured me and said "I think Martha would approve!" Ha, gotta love that girl. I also used Wilton's edible glitter, which I think is just about the best thing ever. It made the whole cake sparkle!

We almost lost the cake to grubby fingers!

I also made cupcakes with blue icing with Swedish fish on top. I think that was Isaiah's favorite part!


Rebecca said...

i'd love to have a subscription to this magazine. i don't think i can buy it locally. i have one issue that i bought in a metro area a year or so ago.

Heidijayhawk said...

i can't buy it locally either! geez. i have been enjoying your blog as well! what a sweet boy you have there!

lera said...

Cute baby pictures. Love the igloo cake.

As far as the magazine, I thought you could only get it as a subscription. I could be wrong. (I live in a small town and have no life...)

Jess said...

He's such a cutie! And what an adorable cake.

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful portrait of you and your son!

Jodi Ohl said...

Hi Katie, I was lucky enough to see that issue you feature (I have some more pics over on my blog from a few days ago). My friend got an issue on Amazon I think it was for about 35.00 and it's like for about 6 issues I think...not positive. Anyway, the pictures are LOVELY...ideas GREAT....I just wish I could read French!! I scanned a bunch of pics in my puter for future projects.

Cutie patootie wee one pics :)

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Jen Kershner said...

I have last months issue that I searched for high and low while visiting Barcelona. This past weekend I found at a local Borders!

Sarah and Jack said...

You should call your local Borders and Barnes and Noble about the magazine. Some of them carry it, some of them don't. Sadly, here in St Louis not a SINGLE bookstore carries it, not even the independent bookseller. Sigh. I do have one copy though, and it is gorgeous!