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Sweet Things

My wonderful neighbor, June, brought us these darling cupcakes last night. She brought more, but they were gone at the time of the pictures. I am so impressed with her creativity. They tasted just as good as they look. I am a huge fan of sugar!

Emily told me she was "Barbie" in this attire. Humm..not sure about that. But, she thought she was looking good.
Sarah Kate has started sleeping through the night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is 9 months old! haha! I read a book about 3 weeks ago and it was our answer to the sleep troubles. It is called" Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child." I put her to bed between 7:15 and 7:30. I had made the mistake of keeping her up, thinking this would make her sleep. Early bedtime is the answer!

I am so excited because one of my very best friends and her family have moved to our area. Beth and I grew up together. We have stayed close through the years and even get closer as years go by. I have had so much fun since Beth has been her the past week. It is so nice to have a friend that you can just totally be yourself with. Beth and Joey have a little boy, Baylor, who is 5. Emily thinks he is great! When he came over last week, she went and put on some earrings, necklace and sandals and began calling Baylor "Sweetie."


Kelly said…
Emily is literally the funniest child alive.
And Sarah Kate's eyes are unbelievable!!! So pretty. So happy about her sleeping.
I may borrow that book in about 5 months.
Jennifer said…
So exciting!!!!I totally agree with the early bedtime! We finally figured out that 7 is a great bedtime and Brody will sleep for 13 hours straight!SK really is looking like a little girl these days and not a baby.Your girls are just beautiful!!
His Doorkeeper said…
Well,I love Emily in her getup!! The red boots just make the outfit!!

The cupcakes look great and a little hand could hold them while they eat.

Sarah Kate is just sooooo cute. Glad you found the secret to getting her to sleep longer! Hope it continues till she's grown!!
kate said…
I want Emily to come for a visit..she is hysterical!
Hillary said…
Sarah Kate is getting so big! That long hair makes her look like a little girl and not a baby. I'm ready to see your girls again! I'm with Kelly, Emily is hilarious. She's going to be the class clown and the drama queen. Can't wait! :)
Leslie said…
When Olivia was about 5 months old we decided to do early bed time and to just put her to bed and let her cry until she went to sleep. It took her about two weeks, but since then she's been a great sleeper and at four and a half still takes a long afternoon nap. We've done the same thing with our other kids from birth and they are both great sleepers too. It's amazing how changing a few things can make such a difference!
Your girls are adorable!! Love the cupcake idea I will have to do that for my niece and nephew. They will love them. Glad Sarah Kate is sleeping better. Mommy needs some rest (tee-hee)

Katie said…
Love those cupcakes! I wish I had one right now. ; )

YEA for sleeping through the night. Hope she keeps it up. Zach didn't sleep through the night until he was one year old!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Laurie!!! Enjoy your special day!
His Doorkeeper said…

Have a wonderful day!
Sara Campbell said…
Happy birthday, Laurie! You will always be so special to me!!! Your girls are so sweet. I love all the pics you put on here. So glad SK is sleeping better. Wish I'd thought to suggest that before, I had a friend tell me that worked for her too. Something about the sleep cycle. Anyway, Happy Birthday, April Foo-ella.
Unknown said…
Happy Birthday Laurie!
May the Lord keep blessing you like he has been!
Mary Ella said…
Happy Birthday Laurie! I hope your day is extra special like you!!!
Jenna said…
Happy Birthday Laurie!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Leigh Ann said…
Ella Grace thinks Emily's outfit is fantastic! I'm so glad SK is sleeping through the night. That makes all the difference in your day! Yeah!
Michele said…
Glad you found HSHHC helpful - we loved it!

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