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Hoodsie Cups

Hoodsie Cups
Photo-A-Day #1316

When I was a kid the one thing I really looked forward to when I went to a birthday party was whether or not there were Hoodsie Cups. I guess I got so excited over Eva’s first birthday and wanted to make sure that we had enough of them on hand that I bought a supply that has lasted us for a whole extra month. But they are so tasty.

Today was an interesting day at work. I am in a new position now and it is like I’ve changed companies completely because I have to learn a whole new dynamic. Don’t get me wrong I really like that but it is all so new and different. I am now going to be a trainer of new hires as well as an asset to existing marketing support reps. This means that I will be working one-on-one, in small groups and also in front of large groups. I have already found something that I think will make a great project and that is working with Adobe Captivate. I have some big plans for that program and it is really great because I know Adobe products very well.

I received my latest copy of Popular Photography and they are offering that if I renew for one year they will give me two Gift Subscriptions to send to friends. I’m pretty sure that means a contest is on the horizon because I would really like to offer that to someone. Two someones actually.

NBC has given the ax to freshman show My Own Worst Enemy. I’ve been watching it and I don’t hate it. It isn’t the best show out there but it is pretty decent. Then again, I am a big fan of Christian Slater. I guess I’ll have to watch Gleaming the Cube, Heathers and Pump Up The Volume to mark the passing of this show.

I installed the WordPress 2.7 Beta in an effort to fix whatever issue is happening with the indefinite loop of custom fields. They are all Blog Authors fields and I know this happened because I imported that file of old blog posts. I imported it multiple times and it created multiple versions of posts all over my blog. I went through and got rid of all of them but I think I am still going to go over each and every post with a fine toothed comb to make sure that they are all correct, and optimized for search engines.

I may spotlight some of my old posts too to bring some new life to some of the cool stuff I’ve written in the past. Going over all those posts in a quick manner today was a race back in time to 5 years ago when I started this blog. And even though I went that far back I still said to myself why didn’t I start blogging sooner.

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl
Photo-A-Day #1290

Today we had every new parent’s right of passage, the 1st birthday party. The 1st birthday party is that one where everyone is invited and everyone wants to come. It is the party where the baby gets to try cake for the 1st time and lots of fun and cute things happen. Eva was no different, she charmed everyone who came to visit and enjoyed the heck out of her cake and ice cream. Our house was packed to standing room only.

The party started at 1:00 and we filled the place with aunts, uncles, cousins, kids, babies, sisters, brothers, friends and grandparents. At 1:30 we got the pizza delivery. Pizza and cake was the easiest thing to do, because pizza can be eaten standing up and the wide variety of toppings makes there something for everyone. We also had a couple of salads as well.

After lunch we put Eva in her high chair and brought out the cake. We got a Winnie the Pooh cake form BJ’s, they make some nice cakes and decorate them well. At first Eva was more about cookies than cake and pushed the cake away. Allison tried a different tack and gave her some ice cream instead. For ice cream I picked up Hoodsie cups. So much easier than scooping ice cream. Plus, They’re Hoodsie Cups!

We had a wonderful day and Eva was a star of the show. She’s actually still up right now, we think she might be cutting a tooth, of course she’s gotten her second, sugar high, wind.

Here are a bunch more photos from her 1st birthday party.