Saturday, April 17, 2010


It’s been a while and we have been up to a lot.  The day before Easter, Mom and I took Jake and Julia to the Betty Brinn’s Children’s Museum. 

IMG_2694IMG_2695IMG_2706 Easter Sunday Jake had his first Easter egg hunt… actually I think it was my first one too!  The weather was actually nice on Easter, a rare occurrence in Wisconsin.

 IMG_2740 IMG_2741IMG_2743The day after Easter I went to my first Brewer’s Home Opener.  Again, the weather couldn’t have been better.  This was the first time the roof was open on opening day at Miller Park.  Mike and I met up with some of his co-workers where they were making Bloody Marys, Jack and Coke and grilling brats, but they forgot the grilling utensils, so they used a 5 iron! 

IMG_2747 IMG_2748 IMG_2751 IMG_2755IMG_2752 IMG_2761 IMG_2764 Last weekend we went up to Marshfield and Medford for Jamie’s Grandpa’s 80th Birthday party.  It was a surprise and he sure was surprised! 



Here are 4 generations of Gebert boys…  No girls in sight!

IMG_2786The last update for now is that we had 2 yards of mulch delivered on Thursday.  Jake helped us out too.  I still have more to plant in the beds we made, but it’s getting there.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

We are heading out to Nic and Sara’s for Easter lunch and then to Debbie and David’s for Easter dinner.  I told Nic I would make a dessert for his house and I decided to make Easter egg cake pops.  I found these on the Bakerella website which is listed in my favorite websites on the right.


Jamie helped, but he then told me that he will no longer help me with any dessert that isn’t “normal”.  Whatever that means! 

Here is how I made the cake pops…  Bake a cake and let is cool completely.  Crumble the cake in a large bowl and add a can of frosting.  Roll the mixture into egg shapes and place on waxed paper.  Melt colored white chocolate candy and add some to the end of a lollipop stick.  Stick it into the cake pop about 1/2 way and freeze for about 10 minutes to firm up.  Once firm, dip into melted chocolate and carefully remove extra by either tapping gently or scraping with a spatula.  Allow to dry in a block of styrofoam (about 10 minutes). 

One box of cake mix made about 50 pops, but I ran out of colored chocolate so I only made about 40.  I then put styrofoam in a Easter basket and added grass.  I think it looks pretty, but it was kind of putzy and they taste very sweet.  I added sprinkles to a couple pops before the chocolate dried, but I think they are sweet enough. 

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