Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Here are the latest pictures of Sydney on her 4th birthday. We had a Princess Royal Tea Party. It was so much fun. I made the cake all by myself. (Sydney helped) it was so much fun. I used Fondant for the first time and truly enjoyed it. I am making another one for a little girl with leukaemia this month. she has always wanted a princess party.

So a friend of mine is doing this pay it forward thing. This is how it works..... The first 3 people to leave a comment on this will receive a special giveaway from me during this year - and you all know how I love to cook. :) So it will be a surprise, When and what will be a surprise. There's a small catch...You knew there would be didn't you? Post this on your blog then come back and leave a comment, telling me you're in. Fun, huh? Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift.

Sorry this took so long for me to post Mel. :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

While we are waiting

While we are waiting for pictures of Cakes and princesses and Short Hair I thought I would post a few pictures that I do have. This is Mark's newest Family Pictures. What a great group. The last time we were all together was Christmas.
Mark's Dad always plays Santa for the Church Christmas Party. I think Sydney is catching on...but not quite Positive that it is Pappy.
And last of all...My littel 4 year old monkey. This was her birthday and grandma gave her the cutest little monkey PJs. (can you tell I love to do her hair?) I will miss the long hair.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chop Chop Chop,

For the last 4 weeks I have had to listen to Sydney whine every time I put her shirts on because she has gotten her hair stuck in the sleeves. Whine every time I brush or wash her hair because it is so long and it takes forever to wash it and get the tangles out. Whine every time her sister crawls up to her and pulls her hair. Sooooooo We chopped it off. betweeb 5 & 6 inches of beautiful long blonde hair gone. She is so so so happy. She loves her new bob and has not missed her long hair one bit. In fact she says she sleeps so much better without her hair. :) She looks older and that scares me. I, once again, will post a picture when my busy honey gets his stuff together. We have been more busy than I think we have ever been these past few months. Life has really been crazy. I think I need to take over at least one of our many digital cameras and call it mine.

Now it is just my turn to chop chop chop my hair off. When time allows! I will post. :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Holy Shnikies. I have bruises all over me. We had our first Fencing Tournament last night.

I did ok. Mark totally rocked it though and got 2nd place. I am so proud of him. On the down side...He lunged so hard on one of his advances that he shoved his toenail into the front of his shoe and it broke. He took his shoe off and it was completely black an blue. He will probably lose it. I guess that is the price for fame. I'm sorry I lost but I am overjoyed that I still have my big toenail. lol. I am going to give him Private lessons with one of the greatest fencers in our area, for valentines day. Romantic huh???? It will make him so happy. I did ok, but have a lot of work. sydney loves it too. We are tempted to enroll her in the kids classes. She sits and watches us and tries to do it. We bought her a little jedi sword that she uses. It is a blast. I will post pictures super soon as I can bug my Marky enough to download them from the camera. Love that boy. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Party time

This weekend was a blast.....I don't have pictures yet, but I wanted to blog about it because it was so much fun.

We decided to have a birthday party for Sydney this past weekend because Super Bowl was the week of her birthday and that is not fair. So Friday I baked the cakes and made the Marshmallow Fondant. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so good, and the Swiss buttercream Meringue. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Then I discovered that I am not bad at putting Fondant on cake number 1, and making a crown out of fondant. Saturday bright and early we made more Fondant......can you tell the cake was mostly Fondant?? But we finished in the nick of time wit mommy still in her sweats and a sink packed with cake making dishes. Fun Fun. Then the Princesses started to arrive. Sydney was Jasmine, Kaitlyn was Aurora, Isabel was just stinking cute without a specified Princess. and Sammy was Barbie princess. They all had a blast. The cake was a hit, and I feel like the best mommy in the world.....for today. It was fun. I will post pictures soon. :)