Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Click here to see the one I did for Annabelle's birthday last year(and there's a picture tutorial).
The Frozen characters came from the Disney store and that icicle on the top tier was a ornament from my Christmas tree that I stuck on a kabob stick with hot glue. It's all done in butter cream icing, the top tier is 6 inches and the bottom 9. I'd always wanted to do a cake covered in roses or rosettes because it looks so elegant, and I've always wanted to do a cake that was several shades of one color so this one was fun for me to experiment with! I used one cup icing for each shade of blue and I used the color electric blue from Ameri colors to color them all. In one cup I put 1 drop of color, in another 3 drops and in the last 6 drops. I really liked the way it all turned out.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Below are a few pictures I found of our three oldest when they were a bit younger, about 5 years ago. I thought it'd be fun to post these along with their school-aged pictures above. Love these kiddos!!
My, how they've grown!
The time really does go by too fast!
Monday, August 18, 2014
The kids are back to school today! I'll post pictures of their first day back later this week. They're all a little excited to go back, but not very :). I think they'd all homeschool if I let them. We've enjoyed not having to be anywhere at any specific time this summer. We have a greenbelt behind our house and sometimes, after all our chores were done, I'd find a nice shady spot under a large tree and read a book while the kids rode their bikes and scooters along the paths. So peaceful and relaxing!
I found several pictures on my camera this time around with pictures 2 year old Nora took. There were so many pictures of feet: her feet, my feet, Scott's feet, anyone's feet really. I guess feet are common in her picture because she's so short and feet are more at her level.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Last weekend we attended Westminster City's Summer festival. There were lots of vendors selling food and other products, a live band/group(acapella group) and lots of free activities for kids. The kids enjoyed kayaking,
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Summer is almost over and school will begin in a week! For the most part, I really like having the kids home from school. They're fun to be around and they've gotten into a good routine of getting chores and piano etc done in the mornings/early afternoon and then in the late afternoon we play for a bit with neighbors or around the house or at parks. BUT, that being said, I am SO looking forward to taking only two children along with me to the grocery store or to run other errands. Shopping with all five is ridiculous; Sweet Nora is crazy all on her own and when you add 4 siblings in who sometimes tease or annoy or don't give her exactly what she wants, she's turns into this high-pitched, very loud screaming mini person. It's enough to make anyone go crazy. See, here we are at Costco, grabbing a few things. Oh yeah, and I have I mentioned she refuses to sit in the shopping carts?
And you can see the 'boss' in these pictures; she's the one with the monkey on her back. It used to be so much simpler when I had just one or even two. If my one child started to throw a fit in public then we just picked up and left immediately. But now that we have five, and three are older and work hard all morning and afternoon to clean and do chores and get things all ready so that we can go out and do a few things later in the afternoon before dad gets home, and then we have this two year old that starts screaming, then what do we do? We don't want to just pick up and leave after all that hard work and time! So we give her whatever she wants in order to make her be quiet so that she doesn't ruin our plans. So I suppose her bad tendencies are our creation. I'm hoping to get her tantrums under control once the kids are back in school because I'll be able to leave immediately, once again, if she starts acting up in public.
As long as we're not in public places that require you to be mindful of those around you, then we're totally good :). Mostly we're home which is fine, and the park is a great place to hang out too, especially a park that has very few others occupying it's facilities.
I'll get a lot more one-on-one time with Jane during Nora's nap which I'm looking forward to. And take a look at Jane's chin.