Isaac really likes making vacuums out of interesting items (plastic swords, rulers, etc) right now. Recently, while I was visiting with my cousin I looked at Isaac playing on the floor with his Lego blocks. I was stunned to see he had made a vacuum on his own of Legos and was making his vacuum sound. J
Today was Pancake Day and we made it a day of pancakes at our house.
A little background history borrowed from www.chevroncars.com: Pancake Day "is a tradition that started many years ago in England. Pancake Day is celebrated on Shrove Tuesday which is the day before Lent. Lent is a Christian holiday that was established in the 4th century as 40 days and is generally a period of fasting or other forms of self-denial. People generally eat a lot and have fun the day before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday is often referred to as Pancake Day because fats, which were generally prohibited during Lent, had to be used up. People would take all the eggs and dairy products that they had left in their kitchens and use them to make delicious pancakes....the most well known activity on this day is the Pancake Day race at Olney in Buckinghamshire, England which has been held since 1445. It all began when a woman was cooking pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to use up all of her perishables before Lent. While she was still cooking she heard the chiming of the bells summoning her to church. Not wanting to be late, the woman ran to church with her apron on and the frying pan still in her hand. Little did she know that this would start a tradition that would be around for over 500 years!"
To begin our morning we were fortunate to have my mom in town to make her famous pancakes for breakfast, which we drizzled in maple syrup and topped with fresh blueberries.
Later for tea time Olivia and Isaac dressed in their pajamas. Olivia and Isaac began with a pancake race, followed by a reading of If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and finally, enjoyed paper thin pancakes, or crepes, filled with strawberries and whipping cream, and topped with chocolate ganache and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
I have long desired to begin a special photography project. The idea originated from two main sources. Amanda Soule featured 30 Days of the Everyday during the winter of 2008 and then 30 Days in Photos during the summer of 2008. The website 3191 A Year of Mornings and then A Year of Evenings has also been very inspiring.
From these blogs, I started thinking about my own photo project last fall. For some reason, I became very busy last fall and then sickly during the winter. Now that February has arrived and time is limited, I want to streamline my posts so you are not waiting.
This project should not require as many words since the main objective is to present photographs. I will ocassionaly comment on my pictures, but for the most part I hope to let the photos speak for themselves. Afterall, "A picture is worth a thousand words."
My project will be "30 Days of Photos" focused on different subjects. I will begin with Isaac, hoping to capture age two at it's prime. Eventually, I would like to create literal hard-copy photo albums. And through this project, I hope to archive and record memories from our lives as well.
Isaac turned 2 on Thursday. After dinner we enjoyed chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. We placed Isaac's cupcake in front of him with candles lit and before being able to finish singing "Happy Birthday" Isaac had blown out his candles! After finishing he immediately announced, "Did it!"
We celebrated his birthday with family and friends on Saturday. It seemed only appropriate to have a truck themed party for my little guy who says "truck" probably an average of 100 times a day. He is definitely a boy and loves trucks.
As everyone arrived they made their own vanity license plate to decorate the table. Can you believe he had guests from not only Georgia, but also Arkansas, Texas, Virginia, Florida, and Tennessee? When everyone was here we ate from "Isaac's Truck Stop Menu." We had some of Isaac's favorite foods -- hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, "Big Wheel" pasta salad, and chips. After finishing with the food, we played a "Trucker Lingo" game and a "Truck History" game. Isaac then enjoyed the time of opening his gifts. Lastly, but most definitely not the least, we sang "Happy Birthday," Isaac blew out his candles, and we enjoyed brownies with "dirt" and "worms."
For more birthday pictures, see Isaac's 2nd Birthday in the left hand column under photo albums.
Isaac had a fun birthday and if you ask how old he is he will answer "TWO." Thanks to everyone who came to Isaac's party and called to give him your blessings.