it’s a birfday party!!

On Friday we celebrated Michael's 24th birthday! It was a pretty special one, since this will be the last year that we can buy just one box of candles to put on his cake!

This was my first attempt at cake decorating. You might think it looks like it's covered in white chocolate chips, but that's buttercream frosting! Not bad for a first try, and it tasted good too!

The birthday boy really really wanted everyone to wear party hats!

Good thing Lelia looked so cute in hers.

We had cake and played games! Everyone had a (crazy!) fun time!


Every single time we pass the cookie aisle in the grocery store, I can't help but eye the Oreos with great envy. Funny thing is, I think I can count the number of times we've actually bought oreos since we got married on just one hand. Yep, you're right- I am so deprived.

You know the old saying… if you don't buy it, then make it! Okay, so I just made that up. But these homemade oreos were easy to make myself and totally delicious!

I got the recipe from here.

I ended up using just one cup of sugar for the cookies (the filling made them plenty sweet). I also had to add a little water to my dough to get it moist enough to ball up. Next time I'll flatten them out a little more, but they weren't bad for a first try!