Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chocolate Chip Golden Retriever Pupcakes

My son was snack leader again at preschool in celebration of his 5th Birthday!

His request: Chocolate Chip Golden Retriever Pupcakes (to honor his new puppy, Autumn).  It was also Show-and-Tell day so he brought in a poster-size print of her to show his classmates. 

I found graham cracker "Scooby Doo" biscuits (for kids, not dogs!) that I included for extra cuteness.

Chocolate Chip eyes
Marshmallow peanut tongues
Caramel ears
and lots of delicious whipped chocolate buttercream frosting!

All packaged up to take to school!

All of those adorable sweet doggie faces...
what child could resist?!? ;)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Autumn

I know the start of fall isn't officially here, but we're already celebrating Autumn!  

Meet our new Golden Retriever puppy
named Autumn

Well, technically my son named her...
Apple Autumn Sunset Falls
but he wanted to call her Autumn, for short :)

And what a perfect name, too!
WIth her golden brown coloring,
she looks right at home outside,
like the sunlight as it's setting in west.

Look at that sweet, trusting face!
She's already stolen our hearts!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


School bells, backpacks, pencils and books...
It's back-to-school time!

Wishing all of our little ones a safe and fun-filled new school year.

Study hard.
Be safe.
Have fun.
Make friends.
Be good.
Play nice.
Try your best :)

click here for more posts about school.

Friday, September 2, 2011

September has arrived! {and party planning sneak peek}

"By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer."

- Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885 
In my last post I mentioned how something in the air has changed,
whispering softly that autumn is coming.
The calendar page has turned ~ September has arrived!
My little guy returns to school next week.  His enthusiasm to learn is positively infectious!  I love how he approaches things with such passion and optimisim.  My husband and I are doing everything we can to encourage those feelings.  I want him to view new opportunities as adventures filled with possibilities :) 
Along with school starting, September brings his birthday.  I can't believe my little man is turning 5 this year!  Gone are the baby and toddler days.  He's a boy now...full of curiosity, a little mischief ;) and lots and lots of sweetness and imagination.  
We're planning some wonderful surprises for him on this milestone 5th birthday!  Lots of things in the works.  And I'm busy putting together his party plans.  Yes - it's that time of year again!!  
Want a sneak peek at his invitations this year?  :)
Happy September!

click here for a previous September post.