Monday, August 23, 2010

Lighning McQueen Cake!

For Fisher's 3rd Birthday I decided I would be a little ambitious, and try to make a McQeen cake. If you have a boy in the age range of 2-5 you know the obsession of Lightning McQueen, that I am talking about, we joke that that movie is why Fish can talk, because it is the majority of his vocabulary. Today he even cried until I agreed to let him sleep in his Lightning McQueen shoes (which of course was a gift from Grandma, bc I don't do the whole character clothing thing), anyway, I had great plans for some red fondant icing and even made it yesterday so that I could be prepared for today. Well apparently it gets really hard and unusable if you let it sit over night. I did not know this and had to chunk it this morning...

So I went with plan "B" and had to use buttercream which turned out pretty good. Sorry about the lack of pics...
I started with a regular yellow cake mix, whipped that up and put it in the oven. Then I cut it into three sections, in a t shape. I put the two bigger pieces on top of eachother to make the base of the cake and then I put the smaller piece on top of that to make the eyes. Then I kind of just took a McQeen car that I had and shaped the cake to look like the car. After that I iced it and called it a day. Its not perfect, but it looked good enough for Fisher who was so excited to have a "cars" cake!

3 years old!

Today I get to celebrate Fisher's 3 rd birthday! I feel very blessed!

I am going to attempt to make a Lightning McQueen cake...but well see how it turns out!

Almost 3 Months!

Here is our little man growing and growing!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My husband Rocks!

When we moved to NB we did not have a fridge, so when we got there we went and purchased a really cheap one for the garage and decided to wait on one for the kitchen until we could find a good deal...

well, I am pretty sure that I lost about 10 pounds bc I simply hated going out there to get food (its a great diet, take away the food and you dont eat). Well I found a fridge that I really liked, a stainless, french door with bottom freezer, however the cost of one of these is more then we paid for our first car, so I pretty much counted that thought out... (I know its just a fridge but they are so beautiful)

In comes amazing hubby, I had found a deal on craigslist for a fridge that looked great and told pres he should just go take a look and if it was not in good shape or whatever no biggie, really I just wanted anything to hold cold food inside my house! He went and told me that it was dirty and didnt work...

what a tricker, later that night he pulled in the driveway with this beauty!

I am so excited and I just thinks she sparkles so pretty! I was so excited to go to the grocery store to buy some fresh new food to fill her up with!

It was a great surprise from a great husband! And he had an awesome story about how he got a really great deal on it too!


Well, I did not drop off the face of the planet...I am back! The past couple of months has been full of a million changes in my life... bed rest, we had Miles, we sold our house and moved into the loft, and then we found our home in new Braunfels and moved there and now finally I feel like I can breathe!

Here are some of the highlights of the past couple of months...

Miles turned one month (now hes almost three months)

He turned 2 months!

Grace and Fisher went to their first VBS!

My mom and dad and sister and all of us went to Sea World! We saw Willy! (my kids call Shamoo, Willy bc of Free Willy, so the whole time they were yelling to see willy! It was pretty funny!)

My parents and sister with Grace and Fisher

We finally got to see Willy!

Fisher was so excited to ride with Willy, they loved this roller coaster and cried when our turn was over, I was very surprised!

We fed the dolphins, very cool

My sis and fish feeding the dolphins

we have had a great summer with lots of new things in our life! I am excited to see how God is going to use us here in New Braunfels!

In a couple of weeks I am going to embark on the journey of homeschooling Grace for preschool, I am excited and nervous, but happy that I will get to spend some great time with her!