Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Whi-mean Ma-Qweennn"

I have to brag for a minute... It was my nephew Chase's birthday today and his favorite thing ever is "Whi-mean Ma-Qweeennn!" So my sister bought a Lightening McQueen cake pan...and I did the rest. Yes there were instructions on how to do this but I free-handed it ALL! And if I do say so myself, it turned out pretty dang cute!
I was so thankful Shani was there to help though. She made frosting, colored it and kept putting the frosting in bags for me. I bought a cake decorating kit off of Amazon because I want to be one of those mom's that makes my kids birthday and special occasion cakes. I had never tried anything before and my mom suggested I take a class first. But it looks like I kind of self-taught myself. How hard can it be, right?

Shani is famously named "The Treat Aunt." Why? Because in order to be the favorite but also to keep fussy, neglected children quiet when their mother has ignored them for 3 hours to decorate a cake, she gives them treats. In this case, frosting beaters....dipped over and over in frosting. Thank you little sister for giving my child a sugar high. You won the title of "favorite" today!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Food Connoiseur

McKay loves food. Enough said. I haven't found one thing he doesn't like or one thing he won't try. In fact, if me or Gary are eating "real" food, he eye's our food and fusses until we give him some. I love having a non-picky eater. These are some of his favorites: fruit, pancakes, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese. Ya I know, healthy...but I like trying everything with him.

Loves, loves, LOVES momma's homemade buttermilk pancakes

A slice of apple. He likes to gnaw on it...probably feels good on his teeth and gums

Homemade fruit smoothie

Who can resist a pickle?Loves toast and sucks on it like this...hands free
I had cut up a few banana pieces and put them on McKay's tray. He started fussing and when I turned around, I could see he was frustrated because he couldn't pick up the slippery, tiny pieces. So being the good mom that I am, I just handed him the whole banana. And....HE ATE THE WHOLE THING. Yes, the whole banana.

He tried Kiwi's for the first time. The black seeds everywhere were the best! I had eaten most of the apple and kept giving McKay little bites. Eventually he wasn't happy until he could suck and gnaw on the whole apple.
No, this picture wasn't manipulated at all. He loves him some pasta, just like his momma!

Friday, May 13, 2011

A New Love

Gary's dad came and visited us a few weeks ago. He brought his dog with him and McKay loved the dog. It was so funny to watch him interact with the dog.

Monday, May 9, 2011

McKay's Trademark

McKay crosses his feet...all the time...in everything he does. It is "him" and we love it!