Sunday, March 29, 2009


Remember when we first got home from Vietnam and Oliver refused to wear shoes. Well that is long gone. He loves wearing shoes. He'll wear any shoes he can get his hands on. I wear a lot of flats so they are perfect for him. He slips them on, clops around, and goes about his business. It is so cute and funny. I have to hide one of my pairs because he won't leave them alone. The other day I had them on. He was trying to pull them off. When that didn't work he tried to slip his foot in over mine.

Last week I bought him a pair of chuck taylor's. I couldn't resist. Plus Anthony had a similar pair when we were in college. He is so cute in them. He looks like a little hipster.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Six months

This was our first free weekend in a long time. We ran some errands, played, went out to dinner, and went for a hike. We bought Oliver a table. When we were in California he loved sitting at Elise's table.

He loves his table too. Anthony put together the table first. While he was working on the chairs Oliver took matter into his own hands. He pushed over a chair from the dining room. He got himself on it and sat very proudly at his new table. He is so funny.

Time is flying by and it is hard to remember a time when Oliver wasn't with us, but today is the six month anniversary of when we got Oliver from the orphanage. It is hard to put into words how happy we are and how much better he makes everything that we do. We are incredibly lucky.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


This week they are baking Chocolate Armagnac Cake. It is a wonderful light chocolate cake. It called for dried prunes, but since I'm a fig lover I went with dried figs instead. I think the figs worked well.

I've been keeping up with the Tuesdays with Dorie gang and baking along side them. The caramel crunch bars were in BIG hit in California. I need to put up more pictures from our incredible trip.