Adventures in feeding, parenting and generally managing a household of five boys

Adventures in feeding, parenting and generally managing a household of five boys

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All I Wanted . . . .

Growing up, we would often go to Cleveland to visit my grandparents for Easter.  One of the highlights of that Easter trip would be the "lamb cake" we would have from the now non-existent Hough Bakery.  Not only was the cake cute but, being a Hough cake, it would be good.  And, being one of many grandchildren, we would fight over who got the ears, the nose or the tail.  Ahhh, the memories!

Having moved to Columbus, I was actually able to find a lamb cake several years ago.  But, no more.  I was relegated to having this as a substitute for my lamb cake . . .

Imagine my horror!  Not only do we have a ton of strangely colored frosting, we also have green coconut, foil-covered chocolate eggs, candy sprinkles along the sides and a plastic "Happy Easter" sign.  Honestly, this was the lesser of the evils available at Kroger, and the one chosen by Aidan, who had accompanied me on this trip.

The only saving grace was the fact that it was a single layer cake, and thus was gone quickly.

I may have to research making a lamb cake for next year!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

And . . .

We celebrated Mark's birthday last month as well.

He looks good for 30!!

All of my men . . . 

Friday, May 27, 2011

And some more . . .

Patrick was inducted into his school's National Honor Society last month!  Thankfully, both Mark and I had the evening free, so we were able to attend.

Patrick humored me by allowing me to take a picture (he was not feeling well, poor baby!).  Mark humored us all by making it appear that he awarded Patrick his certificate (not).

Congrats Patrick!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Continuing Updates. . .

Liam had his First Communion several weekends ago.

Another very busy and crazy day.

Conor, with Mark as coach, had a baseball game scheduled for during First Communion.  Ultimately, the skies opened up and the game was cancelled, with Mark dealing with the myriad of texts and phone calls during the ceremony.  Patrick had his Spring Sports Awards Banquet (hence his dress) during First Communion as well, but was able to attend the majority of the service.  Aidan was asked to usher, so he was dressed up also!

Liam chose to celebrate afterwards with dinner at Quaker Steak and Lube.  He, along with his brothers, loves buffalo chicken wings!

Chicken wing face!!

Welcome Liam!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Updates . . .

Conor was confirmed last weekend.

We had a craaazzzyyy day.  Three baseball games, two soccer games and a graduation party.  All of this occurred before 3:30 when Conor had to be at Church.  But he got his shower in and looked very handsome.

Patrick stood in for Conor's sponsor, Uncle Chris.  

We had dinner at the Japanese Steak House afterwards.  The boys loved the show put on by the chef!  

Unfortunately, they did not heed my warnings and ate too many cookies at the post-Confirmation reception.  We came home with six boxes of left-overs!  Seriously, you need to fast for three days before going to Japanese Steak House!

Congrats Conor!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Finally . . .

I'm back?  (yes!, but no)
Baseball is over? (no, sigh . . . )
School is out?  (thankfully, no!)
Rowan knows his alphabet? (sadly, no)

Rowan has lost his first tooth!!  At the ripe old age of 6 1/2!!

A little traumatized by the tooth pulling!

I will be playing catch-up for the next week or so.  We've had lots of "events"!