We found out yesterday that we’re going to have another little boy. Carter was initially a little disappointed, solemnly stating “I wanted a baby sister,” but he was excited the more he thought about it.

Now, it’s time to go through the boxes and boxes of baby clothes that we kept and hope that the sizes and season match up to “Duncan Baby #2” as I’ll refer to him. We’ve barely even discussed any boy names, so that’s going to be a hot topic for some time.

Jill is doing good. She did show signs of a Low-lying placenta, which according to her Dr. (and the Mayo Clinic) seems to be a slight complication that usually corrects itself 90% of the time. We’ll have to get Carter to add a little section to his supper-time blessing that he likes to say every night, just to be on the safe side.

As for the photo above, it’s a preview of “Duncan Baby #2.” Click the image for a better look and another image.

Jill made this cake for a co-worker’s birthday. It was made using two round half-circle pans. It’s a strawberry cake with a buttercream / cream cheese frosting.

The hardest part was deciding what to use to make the golf ball dimples. We finally discovered that a cooking thermometer made just the right size and impression. I think it turned out great looking and the green paper really made it stand out.

Around Carter’s birthday last year, Jill started to take a cake decorating class. For each birthday we try to make a cool looking cake and they always come out looking nice, but she always wanted to learn new things and finally decided to sign up. What a difference a few months can make. Take a look at this amazing cake she made for a co-worker’s daughter’s birthday party.

Baby Shower Cake