Wednesday, August 17, 2016

18 Months of Cakes

Eddie is not so sure that he likes me writing blog posts. Just when I think I have him all comfy on his pillow so that I can sit down to type, he decides he'd rather be held. Lucky for him, I am more than happy to oblige. Before bed last night, Jack wanted to hold Eddie and he just kept giving him kisses. Until he decided he was done and thought Eddie should go to his swing haha. We'll take what we can get :)

Right now Eddie stays up pretty late with Joe and I, but I'm hoping to start having him go to bed a little earlier soon. If I end up getting more cake orders in the near future, I'll need him in bed at a decent time so I can work! I do have an order of cookies to deliver next weekend, so we'll see how that goes, now that I have two little guys to tend to instead of just one.

Over the last year and a half I have been lucky to get several orders for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. While each order seems to have its own challenges, I do still enjoy the baking and decorating. I also feel like certain decorating skills are starting to get a little easier for me, which takes some stress out of the job.

On to the pictures! There are quite a few for this post so I'll just put any specifics for the cakes under the picture. Enjoy!

My only wedding order over the past year and a half.

Star Wars baby shower cupcakes!

Baptism cake for a friend's baby. 

The octopus body was a rice krispie treat.

A simple design with A LOT of little pieces. 

Twin 1st birthday smash cakes!

Wedding shower cake for a friend. My first attempt at ombre buttercream. 

There were matching cupcakes for these but I didn't take a picture. 

1st Birthday smash cake and cookies. 

The hat is a cupcake in disguise :)

The baseball stitch writing was simple yet time consuming. 

Matching baseball cookies. 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake with 1 dozen of each type of cupcake. 
I think that's it for today! Time to get a few more things done while both boys nap.

Friday, August 12, 2016

One month as a family of four!

Not sure if anyone noticed, but it's been well over a year since I posted on the blog! Needless to say, a lot has happened since then and we've been busy. I'm hoping to post about of few of the projects that we've done around the house separately, so I won't bother talking about them in this post. For now I want to introduce the newest member of our family and give you glimpse into our new life as a family of four. We found out last November that we were expecting baby number two. We were excited to find out in February that we would be having another boy. I'm so happy for Jack to have a brother!

After what felt like a VERY quick 9 months, Edward Robert Lombardo made his appearance on July 7th! At almost 2 pounds lighter than Jack was when he was born, Eddie felt so tiny but he is quickly catching up.

Jack wasn't so sure at first about this new baby that I was constantly holding. The first several days at home were a little rough, but Jack has adjusted more every day. These days Eddie has more brotherly love coming his way than he knows what to do with! Jack is excited to see "Eh-eee" every morning, and showers him in snuggles and kisses. The only problem is Jack is a bit of an aggressive snuggler. We're working on that though.

While we were in the hospital and for our first 2 weeks at home, we had either my mom or Joe's mom in town to help us out and they were lifesavers! Having an extra set of hands to hold Eddie or play with Jack was such a huge help. Now that I'm home with both boys on my own during the day, we're still working on settling into our new normal. Lucky for me, Jack is typically very helpful and has become more patient when Eddie decides he wants to eat off and on every 10 minutes in the morning. Eddie is also very "helpful" in the sense that he is very laid back for the most part, and happy to rest on a pillow or in his swing. He is also a good night time sleeper. He still gets up once or twice a night to eat, but he goes back to sleep almost immediately after eating.

As for Jack, he's 19 months old now and is chatting up a storm. I swear he learns 2 new words a day. Too bad he won't hardly talk in front of anyone but Joe and me! He loves trains, picking tomatoes, picking up walnuts with daddy, reading, playing with his kitchen, and helping out with anything he can. He's still a mama's boy and gets a little nervous when new people come to visit, but I'm hoping he will get better about that as time goes on.

Overall, we're doing really well over here! We've had so much support from family and friends to help make the transition as smooth as possible. These two boys are keeping me busy but in the best way possible. I can't wait until Eddie can interact with Jack a little more so Jack can get some love in return :) Now on to the best part: pictures!

Fresh from his first bath

Jack had his hands on his ears because he was asking for a phone to watch a train video :)

Stranded at the picnic shelter at the park during a rain shower. 

"Trainspotting" in downtown Olathe

Tummy time pro!