Friday, December 17, 2010

Sabrina Graduates

Today Sabrina graduated from MSU-Northern with her RN degree. Way to go Sabrina!!! We are so proud of you and your accomplishment.
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Aiden had his Christmas party at school Thursday and I was in charge of a healthy snack.
I wanted it to be not only healthy but fun. So I made banana snowmen.

The ingredients:
bananas, carrot, mini chocolate chips, apple, grapes, pretzel sticks, bamboo skewers (or just assemble on a plate, this way the kids can build their own.)

For each snowman, cut the banana into 3 3inch pieces.

Put on skewers or plate and decorate with mini chips (eyes and buttons).

Cut small piece of carrot and add for nose. To make this easy, put hole in banana with skewer. Then place carrot into hole.

Cut apple into small wedge and cut off top to form hat.

Place hat on top of banana head.

Put grape on top of apple wedge to finish hat.and place pretzels (one pretzel broken in half) into sides of center banana for arms.
Now you have a snowman that's ready to eat.

This was fun to make and the kids at school loved them. Even the little boy who is a picky eater eat all of his and asked for another.
To make this even more fun, add a pile of white yogurt to the bottom to resemble snow.

Hope you and your kids have fun with this project.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Taylor

Taylor turned 16 today. She ordered her cake a month ago. She wanted a cake that matched her homecoming dress.

Aiden got into the act by lighting the candles on Taylor's cake.

Taylor blew out all her candles.

Aiden was a big help when it came time to open presents.
Happy 16th Birthday Taylor.
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

The house is decorated inside with cobwebs, spiders, and mice all over the house.
And outside with all the lights, scarecrow, bats, spiderwebs, and pumpkins.
The kids arrive for our traditional Halloween Party. The party begins with games and crafts. Riley won the doughnut eating contest as well as the apple dunking contest. Aiden gave the apple dunking a try but decided that he didn't want to get his nose wet. Then we made punch and of course it had to have dry ice in it so they could blow the smoke. Then on to making all the goodies.
They made chocolate ghosts and pumpkin suckers, Carmel apples, cupcakes, spiders and witches hats. Aiden made a puppy on his cupcake all by himself. My cake decorating techniques must be rubbing off on him.
Then we sat down for our traditional dinner together. The kids choose worms with eyeballs (spaghetti and meat balls) fingers (carrot sticks with almond for fingernails) garden greens, mud pie with worms(pudding and gummy worms and Oreo cookies) and bats blood to drink (cranberry punch). It was a great meal and a great party. We had lots of fun. Aiden had so much fun that he wanted to start all over.
Papa even joined us for this photo. He is the sheet in the back wearing the witches hat.
The end of a great Halloween.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Look Who Is Famous

Our Tanealya got to attend a reception at the Vice President and Dr Biden's home October 22, 2010. Who would of dreamed out girl would be hobnobing with these people.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Again Tanealya is headed to D.C. on Wednesday. Yesterday Tanealya received an invitation to the Vice President's house for a reception on Friday night. She and another young man will be representing Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee. They will be escorted by Tim Shriver and his assistant. This is such a neat opportunity for her. She will get to meet Maria Shriver and her husband Arnold Swartzenager, Governer of California, along with lots of other dignitaries. Did you ever think this could happen?
Way to go girl. You rock.
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Scare Crow Display

I saw this at Michael's and thought it would be fun to have. The original price was $119.00. Then it went on sale for $71.99. I just couldn't justify spending that much money on a decoration that would only be on display for two months. So.....

by waiting for everything to go on sale and using 40% and 50% coupons, I managed to buy all the items needed to make the display and only spent $35.00. I must say I like my version better than their's. It looks so cute in my kitchen.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Dora Cake for Tatiana

Tatiana is the daughter of one of my brides and grooms. She turned 3 today and she is crazy about Dora.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Is That White I See?

Today is September 17th. Yes. what you see is snow. This is the earliest it has snowed that I can remember.
Aiden was so excited when he saw the snow. He found gardening gloves and his red hat. So I got him dressed and wouldn't you know it, he has to go to the bathroom. I can remember getting all the kids dressed and of course someone would have to use the bathroom. Well I got him redressed and outside he ventured. The first thing he asked was how do you catch snow. I told him to stick out his tongue.

He really did catch some snow. But he figured it was easier to get a taste of snow by just eating it. The garden gloves are stained but clean so he got clean snow. The first snowfall is the tastiest.

This is the patio table. I couldn't resist writing in the snow. The snow was quite unexpected. It lasted most of the day.
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Even though I hate to see snow so early, I really was expecting an Indian Summer, Aiden and I enjoyed the first snow fall of the year. What ever happened to global warming? I feel more like we are entering an Ice Age.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Tanealya

Tanealya turned 19 today. It is so hard to believe she is that old. We were truely blessed when she came into our lives.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mckenzie and Doug's Wedding

This wedding was the son of one of Jerry's installers. The wedding took place at Fairmont Hotsprings. What a great place to have a wedding. We were invited to the wedding and I cut the cake. It was fun to be at the wedding and see the bride and groom's expression when they saw the cake.
This is the top of the cake. When Mckenzie and I talked she told me her colors and I told her I would make a flower topper for her cake. When we arrived at the wedding I saw the bridemaids' flowers and they were almost identical. The only difference was that they had a few white daisies among the puple and green flowers.

This is Mckenzie and Doug cutting their cake. I had to tell Mckenzie that it was okay to cut the cake because she said if she cut it she would ruin it. Well she cut into it and all went well. They each did the traditional feeding of the cake to each other.

Cake on receiption table.
The wedding was great and we had a relaxing weekend.Drove to Bozeman and visited with Aaron and went and saw the giant elephant made of tires.
I even got a picture of the sleeping giant on the way home.
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