Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wonderful Weekend!

Ok, I always post these thing backwards... aggghhhhh!!! So bear with me as I explain picture by picture!

This cake was for Isaac's football team. They were in the playoffs Sunday afternoon. Kind of a "4-6 year old Superbowl"! Holy Moly! How exciting! We played a tough team and even though we didn't win (32 to 14) the kids still had lots of fun! Let them eat cake! Ha!
This is a double sheet cake I made for a friend's daughter who was turning 11. She wanted lots of stripes and polka dots..... so that's what she got! :) This cake was a new challenge for me. They didn't want the cake completely covered in fondant. Usually I give the cake a good icing in buttercream and then top it off with fondant. So this cake had a base icing of "crusting buttercream" with fondant accents. It was fun to do and, as always, I learned even more!

The concert was very elaborate. Lots of scene /costume changes..... really amazing. This gal sang forever! I was quite impressed at all she was able to do..... We got these tickets for BaileyRose's birthday. We had super seats so we had a blast!

This is what a sweet little nine year old girl looks like right before she is going to see Miley Cyrus- LIVE!

So, Saturday night was the MILEY CYRUS concert baby! We had such big fun! It was a total GNO! (Girl's Night Out is a Miley song, for those of you that aren't in the "know") My BaileyRose was such a little cutie.... a bit overwhelmed by everything. She has such a grateful heart and made me such a proud momma. Love you girlie!

On Friday, the kids were out of school and Mike had the day off! Yippee! So we all went to the movies! We had been waiting for "Where the Wild Things Are". The reviews from the family are mixed. The kids and I really liked it but Mike.... not so much. It is really more of a "film" than a movie. And it is perfect for kids around BaileyRose and Isaac's ages. I am not sure it would hold a younger child's attention. Cute boys, aren't they!?

Ike's class had a field trip to the Discovery Museum in downtown Little Rock. Such a cool place and really tough to do in just one visit~ especially with 100+ first graders! We saw a super neat demo with dry ice and various household objects. Now Isaac wants to put everything in that "hot ice" (as he calls it!).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Buzz!

We attended a halloween party with our couples group from church. Michael and I dressed as a bumblebee and a bee keeper! I need someone to keep me in line! Ha! I made a Halloween cake for our treat to share.

Cool Spider!

This spider spun a web right over the gate to the backyard. Mike discovered her as he was coming in to mow. He said he had to enter very carefully. I am a real spider enthusiatist and had to take a picture of this beautiful creature! Check out the cool "Zipper" in the middle!
Hungry Boys eating after long ride!

Me and my Lidda Dad! I love you Daddy!

"Eight dogs is too many!" Ok, maybe there weren't QUITE eight dogs but we were gettin close....

I would trust these two.... would you!? GrandTone is teaching Ike how to knit. He loves anything that has pieces and parts.... the knitting needles were very intriguing to him.
GrandTone and Grandpa came for a visit and we had big fun! As always! Grandpa and Mike had a bike ride down at the Rivermarket. GrandTone found a nearby dog show and took the Wolf Cub and Brother James. The rest of us just hung out and were glad to have them around!

Friday, October 9, 2009

More Cake Fun!

A friend of ours wanted a cake for his wife's birthday. They have a cabin on the Little Red River and this the cake version! I had to bake and decorate the cake all on the same day.... not ideal circumstances- especially when the cake is weighted down with heavy fondant. I learned A LOT about cake carving. Can't wait to do another "carving"! Happy day Mrs Ann! We love you!

This cake was for a young lady on her 15th birthday. A friend of mine connected me with her sis-in-law who wanted a cake for her daughter's birthday party. I have to say this was one of the MOST fun cakes I have done! And, I used a new buttercream icing recipe under the fondant..... OH MY GOODNESS! Even a sugar Nazi like me had to eat up a BIG OLE glob of that icing! I mean, anything for quality control, right? I didn't want to send off a yucky tasting cake! Ha!