Sunday, February 13, 2011


Mady made an owl for her Valentine's Day party box this year.
It's saying Whoooo wants to be my Valentine?
I don't know who wouldn't love this cute little face!
She did a terrific job, and I'm sure she will have a fun party tomorrow.


Everyone in the Shiplett house LOVES a good Coldstone cake.
We all have our favorites, and everyone's is different, but
this year for Valentine's Day, I got the cake they had especially for the holiday.
It is a red velvet cake with strawberry dipped chocolate ice cream, covered with chocolate ganache.
Yes, it was as good as it sounds. :)


Kate's grandpa is in the hospital suffering from stage 4 bone cancer. 
He isn't doing well. 
I went to pick her up from ODU to go see him, and she's been at the hospital pretty much all weekend
spending time with him.
Please keep he and Kate in your thoughts. Ralph is a very kind and generous man. 
Kate is very close to him, 
and I know this is very hard for her.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Sweet Treats to take to school.


Mady and I agree that Picnic Pizza is definitely a slice of heaven. :) Mmmmmm


They are so sweet when they are sleeping. :)


Miss Lily has been having trouble sleeping this week. 
She goes through every excuse imaginable to get in and out of bed.
The conversation this evening (during multiple trips in and out of the bedroom) went something like this:
Lily - I need a drink
Me - You don't need a drink, you need to go back to bed.
Lily - I need a snack
Me - You are not eating this late, goodnight.
Lily - I need a hammer to fix this for you (a nail still up from Christmas decorations)
Me - It's OK, I will get it later, please go back to bed.
Lily - I want to change my pajamas, I don't like these.
Me - Lily! go to bed!
Lily - I have to go to the potty. 
Which is when this picture took place. You can see the defeated look on her face. 
She realizes this is the very last trip that is going to be tolerated. LOL