I've been helping some friends out for the past couple of weeks. I've been watching their two little boys on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will be for the rest of the school year. Ian is about a month younger than Micah, and Hudson is about two weeks younger than Joey. I've watched them a time or two before, and we had a blast then. So I was more than happy to do it again!
In the afternoons while Joey is napping, I usually try to let Micah do something fun. You know, like puzzles or board games or special crafts, the kind of things that just aren't as fun when your kid brother is trying to "help" you all the time. Micah's been really excited to have a friend to do these things with him!
Today they were wanting to cook, and I had a recipe that I had been wanting to try with the kids. About a year ago, my friend Heather posted pictures of a birthday cake she had made for her son. (Yes Heather, I straight-up stole this picture from your blog but hang on, I'm advertising, too: Heather's cakes are beautiful on the outside, too -- click her name to go to Heather's Cakes! I don't know how this girl can turn out cakes like this while chasing around two little boys...)
I had never seen anything like it before, wondered how she did it, and knowing her cake-baking talents far surpass my own, assumed it took far more time and talent than I had to even try. And then I saw a recipe for Rainbow Cupcakes in a magazine a few weeks ago. They looked awfully similar to Heather's cool alien cake, and was easy, too!
They actually turned out much cuter than I was expecting!
Thanks, Ian and Micah for all your kitchen help! And thank you Joey and Hudson for taking a nap!!