Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This morning we hit a few yard sales, indoor ones, but still they were yard sales!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
it all started over 4 years ago when i wanted to do a train cake for adam's 1st bday...
(Rod has done the detail work on almost all these cakes, he does a great job!)
Adam's 2nd birthday cake was made by aunt Pam. Mommy was busy with twins.
Adam's 3rd birthday he specified he wanted "a purple dinosaur with yellow polka-dots!"The 4th birthday he couldn't decide wether he wanted a shark, a skunk, or a snapping turtle. He finally picked the snapping turtle, which he later said was a sea turtle. (whatever:) 5th birthday, Adam wanted a baseball field. The phillies season just wrapped up and he had baseball on the brain. It was a fun one. For Ben and Brad's 1st Birthday, i took one of their preemie sleepers into the bakery, and asked the lady to make a cake with the sleepers exact size on top. Their 2nd Birthday Rod's mom helped me make them a barn cake. I really wanted to do this one, after seeing it in a magazine. I knew it wasn't going to be easy. Rod said he wanted no parts of this one!!!
(the silo is just a corn syrup bottle, covered w/ icing!)
Rod did the entire cake for their 3rd birthday. I'm talking he baked the cake, made the icing, and designed this bad boy. I was on the couch with much back pain, about to have baby Clay.
Rod gets an ice cream cake roll every year for his birthday. It's his fav and has been a tradition for him growing up.
Looking forward to doing a cake for Clay soon. His favorite toy is the toilet, not sure if i should try for that one or not :)
I don't even like cake, so i'm ok with not getting any for my birthday!
It was fun to look back and reminise over the past 4 years of birthday celebrating. The other night before bed one of the twins, i think brad, thanked God for pictures, (meaning photos) I liked that he thought about how special it is to have pictures to look back on and relive the memories. Without pictures we'd forget so much.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thanks for all you do for our family, Esther! Blessings to you for another good year!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
had a break from the regular routinei have lots of memories at my dad's cabin, i've been coming here since it was built in the 80's. rod is sweet to drive all the way up here, he's not a fan of the 5 hour drive. but there's just something about it up there that i love.
Clay was silly as usual. a highlight on the way home, we stopped and visited w/ a friend i graduated with. haven't seen her in over 10 years! she was hardly out of the way at all. she lives in tioga county, about an hour from the cabin. So glad i got to see her. A not so highlight on the way home was driving through snow! It took 5 hours to get to the cabin, with a stop. And 8 hours to get home, with stops.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
speaking of spring, it's march now! yay! clay often sits at the patio door and looks outside. it's like he's longing to be out there, to explore the yard and pull the cats tails. soon!
rod is so sweet. he knows i don't love winter, as i go through withdrawl of several of my favorite things. baseball being one of them. the morning of valentines day, i get an email from him and in it he says, "the clue to your v-day gift is My Lovely Beauty". it took me all morning but i figured it out. the M, L, and B were capitalized. Rod doesn't capitalize so i knew that was pertinent. combine the capitals and you get MLB. No way, Major League Baseball. Did Rod get me the Baseball channel!?!? Sure enough, for 1 whole month, he got me the baseball channel to get me through the rest of the winter :) Even if they are replaying a homerun derby from the year 2001, it still gets me my baseball fix when needed. They played 2 current phillies spring training games this weekend which was a treat. Rod said the morning he ordered it, he read online the top 10 things NOT to get your wife for Valentines day. Anything sports related was WAY up on the list! what do they know.
Boys are still coughing. But Adam seemed to be feeling pretty good today. He made a comment that made me laugh. This morning he opened up the craft closet door and declares "I'm back to being clever again!!" That's what i was afraid of...let the creative messes continue.
I got 3 little boys with birthdays next month, plus Rods. lots of celebrating to be had. The twins want a school bus cake this year. I found some cute ones online to try and duplicate.
Ok, i shall get to bed down. Goodnight and thanks for reading the ramblings.