Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pizza Date with Meli

This past weekend, we went to Brooklyn to take care of some upcoming orders. On our way back, we stopped by Roberta's, a new pizzeria in Brooklyn, that just got a great review in The NY Times. Meli really enjoyed watching them prepare the pizzas in the oven and discovered a love of basil. A yummy time was had by all as we ended a day of errands with a delicious lunch and wonderful, extremely friendly service.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Babies, babies, babies everywhere!

Okay...maybe we're just more sensitive to it since we have little Meli to occupy us every day, but still, we love reading about celeb baby bumps, hearing about our friends that are expecting or those who have welcomed a new one into their lives. There's just something about babies that makes you want to smile, not to mention all the super cute gifts on the baby market.

Besides the usual gifts like baby clothes and toys, we also love this modern bottle drying rack by Skip*Hop. Well designed and functional!

Let's face it, by the time our kids are in college, it's going to be way more expensive than when we were there. These white glazed ceramic piggy banks from Pottery Barn Kids may not hold a college tuition, but it's never too early to teach baby good saving habits!

We also put together a Meli & Angi baby set that we think would make a great gift when going to visit new parents. Moms-to-be who might've been watching their sugar intake during pregnancy might enjoy indulging in a sugar or ginger cookie here and there. Our giftset includes: 3 personalized onesies, 3 baby bottles and 1 dozen "button" cookies with assorted heart and initial designs.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Baby Clark

Last month, we participated in a baby shower for Anna and Wayne, who are expecting a baby boy sometime in March. When we returned from our trip, we heard that Baby Clark may be arriving any day now! Needless to say, we are so ecstatic for the expectant parents-to-be.

For their shower, we made star-shaped sugar cookies and "button" ginger cookies (Wayne's favorite flavor). All cookies were decorated with assorted hearts, dots and "C" designs in honor of Baby Clark, with all icing that matched the color themes of the event.

Congratulations to Anna, Wayne and both your families! Thank you for letting us be a part of welcoming Baby Clark to your lives.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

....and we're back!

We all had such a fun time on our vacation to the Bahamas. Meli especially loved playing in the sand and building castles. She had a scratch on her nose so she's wearing a Nemo bandaid in this picture that matches her blue bikini. Isn't she cute!


I'd have to say the most fun was had at Great Stirrup Cay, when Eileen, Meli and I all got to relax on the big float while Jae and Yong pushed us out in the ocean. It took us almost all day to convince Meli to get on. And good thing we did! Even days after we returned, Meli still recalls the fun she had on the "tube" while eating her box of raisins.

And now that we're back and recharged, we're ready to get baking and blogging so please check back for more updates!