Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Course 1

I've always wanted to take Cake decorating classes. I signed up a few months ago and was finally able to start attending classes. The classes were once a week for four weeks. The first class we watched as the instructor made icing and frosted a cake. The next three weeks, were our turn. Below are the cakes I made each week.


Cake 1~ That's why there is a giant one on it.

The next week we learned how to make clowns. I put Finn's name on the cake, because he'll be two on his birthday *and this was my second cake . (that's also why there are two clowns).
Here is the cake I made last night in class. I just love pink and brown together.
we learned how to make the wilton Rose last night.
By the third week of making cakes, we were all so *sick* of cakes....so...This was a giant brownie. Oh was it good!


Cake decorators

Saturday morning, the kids used my cake decorating supplies to decorate waxed paper.










Playing outside...

Here are a few pictures from the other day when we were playing out in the yard. We don't have any leaves on our trees yet, but I have mowed already.

Camden Playing Airplane on the swing.


Finn likes to wear hats every now and then. I think he looks so cute in them :) This hat is fitted and it's Christians hat. I guess Finn has a big head.

Ethan likes to ride the swing like a horsey.

A trip to the Zoo....

Last time we went to the Zoo, we purchased the membership so we could go anytime. For our family, the membership only ended up costing 21.00 more than the single days' admission. Monday our kids had off for Parent/Teacher confrences so we took a trip out to the zoo.

As we walked around the Zoo we looked at the various animals. Then we came to this one enclosure that had like 30 people looking in... what could be so spectacular to have that many people looking in. We got a little closer and then I saw why there were so many people.

There were two baby tigers (sisters) in that enclosure.

The sign reads: Contrary to popluar belief, white tigers are not a seperate species nor are they albino, but ratehr a color variation caused by a double recessive gene. All white tigers are believed to be descendants of a male cub captured in India in 1951. There are several hundred in captivity worldwide, but it is unlikely that there are any left in the wild.

They were so cute to watch. So playful like domestic kittens.

here, they are playing in a tire swing...
Ethan was sitting on a huge rock, playing with a stick, when all of a sudden the tiger started creep over there, she wanted to play with the stick too.
here she is in the tire swing, I guess she wanted me to take her picture.

this tent is over in the Elephant part. the kids are watching the elephants.
Finn was so happy to finally get out of his stroller (pictured behind him). He climbed all over these guys..


They have these set up in different sizes, so depending on the age of the child, they are able to climb on them. There are three. The largest is completly out of the "water".

Looking at his eyes....
Around the Nashville zoo there are animal footprints in the concrete. Christian is standing inside of an elephant footprint.


This guy/girl wanted to have pictures done. It kept posing and turning it's head. Anyone know what this bird is????
If you guessed a Stork, you are correct.


There are also giant snakes at the Zoo. Watch out. This snake ate quite a few kids while we were there. Including Camden and Ethan.

Here is a picture of the playscape at the Zoo. It's ginormous. I took this picture, because the white sign in the middle struck me as funny. The sign reads...Childcare NOT provided. Who goes to the zoo with their kids and then leaves the kids in the plascape while they (the parents) walk around the zoo???

Monday, March 2, 2009

Summary.....

For those who haven't seen these pics... I hope you enjoy.... For those who have already seen these pics.... hope you enjoy, again! I decided to limit it to a few pictures, instead of a million pics for each category, which i do have on my ever dwindiling hard disk space. Ok, so now we'll have a summary of the last two months.

Ashley turns 7! My, how time goes so fast. She picked out this cake. I made it for her, but we had to eat it the day I finished it. Of course no one complained about eating cake a little early. Ashley....God's Little Princess.

Next....was our Carpet removal/room repainting. We have laminate on the floors now, Finn is demonstrating, the proper way to lay the laminate. :) And we have two blue walls and two brown walls. The brown is *not sticking however. So. we'll have to repaint again...sigh.... We took off our trim too, it made for easier painting.


In February, we took a trip to the zoo. It was so very nice out that day. I am thinking Graco would love a copy of this picture.

February 14th..... Valentines pictures


Connor wanted a Football cake for his birthday. He helped frost the cake.
This seems to be the norm around here.... Smurfs to watch and bins to watch them in. My kids have strange habits!
Another cool thing we did was visit the Weinermobile. We missed it at our local store and went the next one. While we were there, a photographer took a picture of the kids that ended up in the local paper.
Friday we went to the park, it was in the high 60s.
Sunday, we woke up to Snow! What fun :) I had just packed away all of our winter stuff, becasue I figured we wouldn't get any more snow. Afterall, our daffodils are up already. What a surprise!

Mike and I celebrated our 10th anniversary. We had an early dinner at Applebees (in December, thanks Mom and Dad) and had Ice cream cake from DQ on our anniversary.

And this is my awesome Craigslist find! the cage, not the bird. here you can see our Chocolate truffle walls! and a little of the floor too. We really have been blessed :)
To upload pictures on here, I have to resize everything. Which can become old real fast. A lot of times, I'll just send out an email instead. If you aren't on my email list and would like to be included in picture sharing (no spam) send me an email.. Austillmkc@aol.com I'd love to hear from you.