Easter Cupcakes

Sophia and I tapped into our creativity and decorated Easter themed cupcakes tonight.

Easter Bunnies

Bunnies – cupcakes with buttercream frosting, marshmallows sliced diagonally and dipped in colored sugar for ears, chocolate chip eyes and a Cadbury mini egg candy nose.

Hen & Chicks

Chicks – cupcakes with yellow tinted buttercream frosting, chocolate chip eyes and a sliced Swedish fish beak.

Bird’s Nests

Bird’s Nests – cupcakes with buttercream frosting dipped in shredded coconut with cocoa powder and Cadbury mini egg candies.

The Process

Sophia is a pro at decorating.  Perhaps Cupcake Wars is in her future?

I hope they taste as good as they look.

Easter & Other Things Spring

We spent last weekend in the Twin Cities to celebrate Karen’s birthday and the Easter holiday.  We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner, a super fun evening of Easter egg coloring, an Easter egg hunt and a delicious brunch on Easter day.   Here a few snapshots of the weekend.

The Birthday Cake


Easter Egg Coloring
The Hunt Is On

The weather was amazing while we were in the Twin Cities which can be seen by the kids in their short sleeve shirts and shorts.  All of the snow had melted and most of ours was also gone back home in Duluth.  I even spotted my daffodils trying to peek out along the sidewalk along with a small blue flowering plant (Siberian squill?) in my back garden.

Peeking Out


Tiny Blue Blossom

Many critters have been busy in the backyard enjoying the warmer weather.

Busy Backyard

We have a pair of robins that decided to build a nest on our house’s gutter.  They have been seen gathering dried grass, mud and twigs all week.

Building A Home

Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse at the end of this week.  We had a spring snowstorm that dropped nearly half a foot of snow.  We are now officially third on the list of the snowiest all-time winters in Duluth.  The forecast isn’t looking promising this week with rain, sleet, snow and wind expected through Friday.  Unless of course we want to beat the all-time record for snowfall.  I personally do not!

Winter Is Back!

Where are you Spring?

Spring Break, The Final Chapter

The final day of our spring break was spent with the Sullivan family celebrating Easter.  We enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, a yummy ham dinner and a little baseball at the park down the street.

Ready For The Egg Hunt
The Youngest Easter Egg Hunter
The Hunt Is On
I Found One!
How About Over Here?
Family Photo Before Dinner
Nana, Papa And The Grandkids
The Four Of Us
Batter Up
She's Safe!
Seb At Bat
Jack At Bat
Mike The Pitcher
Ready To Run