Monday, October 31, 2011


Halloween at our house is one of my favorite times of the fall. The kids arrive in costume for our annual party.

Taylor was running late. But showed up as Myle Cyrus.
The kids love the donut eating contest.

And of course we had to bob for apples.

We had lots of fun making ghost suckers, marshmallow suckers, caramel apples while we waited for dinner to cook. 

The house is all decorated. Complete with cobwebs.
Table is set for dinner. This year we had meat drained of its blood by the vampire. Mashed brains with bats milk. Graveyard greens from spooky graves. Fingers and toes coated with dryed blood. Cobweb and spider dessert. Blood red punch. (Roast beef, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, salad, white chocolate pudding, and cranberry punch)

This is the front entrance. I got creative this year and stacked pumpkins and put lights inside and a witches hat on top.

My favorite decoration this year are the pumpkins on the front street lights.

Happy Halloween to all!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cow Cake

I got an order the other day asking for a cake that looked like a cow for a lady's 40th birthday who is in love with anything that is cow related. Her friends are giving her a surprise party at the country club and wanted this cake to be the centerpiece. I must say she is cute. She even has earrings and curls.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Baby Shower For Tavein

Tracie and Sabrina gave Tavein a baby shower. I decided to get creative. I made a diaper cake with over 100 diapers, a wreath made of 96 diapers, a chocolate cake with chocolate fondant, and the simplest center pieces.
We pitched a canapy in the backyard and hung decorations. Tracie and Sabrina was in charge of games. They were very creative in their selection and all had fun playing. 

There were many presents and we used a bassinet to hold them. Emma was a great help by giving Tavein the presents to open. There was a homemade quilt, gift certificates for a massage, baby cloths, stuffed animals, books. But the hit of the gifts was two dolls of Jared. One by Tracie and the other sent from Terry. They both have a place of honor in Jaxon's crib since his daddy is away in Afghanistan for the next 7 months. Tavein says that when Jaxon comes one doll will be his and the other will be hers. 

Tavein enjoyed her diaper cake. It had a penguin on the back. Jaxon's grandma Judy painted two wonderful pictures of penguins for his room. I'll post these when I post the new nursery at the new house. The diaper cake represented play time and the diaper wreath contained items for bath time and eating time.

Thanks Tracie and Sabrina for giving her a wonderful shower. It made her feel so special. I sure am lucky to have three great daughters. 
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School Pictures

The boys brought home their school pictures. They look so grown up. My how time flies. It just seems like yesterday that Aiden came home from the hospital and Riley was attending Pre-school.
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