Monday, April 5, 2010

'Twas the Day After Easter...

...and all through the house, not a creature was stirring...which means now I've jinxed myself and I better hurry with this post so that I get it in before that girl wakes up.

I was depressed. The thought of spending yet another holiday without my family was weighing on me. Through that I realized that instead of being depressed I just needed to make it a good day for the three of us as a family. If we were going to be away, why not establish some things for us? I was still sad, but we had a great day. Extremely laid back and the weather was picture perfect. After Addie's nap we headed outside to present her with her Easter wares (a basket from us and treats from our sweet Ms. Connie). Of course the first thing Addie picked up was a leaf, even with her basket and other fun things sitting right in front of her. Her new books and shiny Elmo toothbrush didn't even entice her at first but soon she got down to the nitty gritty.

What's that sweet treat Addie is eating? Why, I'm so glad you asked. It's a cake pop! My friend Lyndsay posted about these cake pops she made so I decided to take on the task myself. I was a little nervous about it and just knew mine would not turn out very well. Pssh, well, nay sayers (which, really, is just ME), they actually came out and they were cute! They also tasted pretty good and I'm looking forward to making this a Chaney holiday tradition. Don't mind the "blank" pops in the picture. They were rejects, but we were happy to take care of them.

Oh, and I can't forget the Easter dress pictures.

Did you see those CURLS?!!

I am thankful for a good Easter weekend. Good for many reasons, and not just because my cake pops worked out!


Creations By Lyndsay said...

Your cake pops are BEAUTIFUL! I'm so excited! Didn't they taste absolutely delicious!? I'm glad you had a nice Easter. Change is hard, but we all gotta do it, I suppose...Happy Tuesday!

Jamie said...

i am making cake pops in a few weeks for my sisters baby shower. this gives me confidence that it isn't impossible! yours are awesome. looks like the chaney's had a beautiful easter!

are you guys getting the crazy pollen over there like we are? i have never seen anything like this.

Melissa said...

Jamie, the cake pops were a lot of fun to make. I'm trying to fake a holiday soon so I can make them again and try a new flavor. I do know that next time I need to make them rounder. That's why I had to decorate the tops of them instead of the side.

Pollen - are you kidding? I had to clear a spot on my car window just so I could peek in...I think we are through the worst of it, but I have yet to sweep off the porch. I couldn't believe there was enough that I could actually SEE it on the porch!