Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cake Teaser

A cute baby's turning one cake on my cake blog.

Gold T-Shirt

Joshua won the coveted gold t-shirt for Northwood. His teacher nominated him for being such a good student (mainly his ability to "block out every noise and work" -his words).

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Posts Over On My Cake Blog

Finally had half a second between two wedding cakes, several birthday cakes, a weeklong cruise to the Bahamas and school starting (all of this in a 3 week span of time) to update the cake blog. Now I need to pay attention to my house before the laundry walks itself to the washing machine, lol!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pinewood Derby 2009

This is Caleb's last Pinewood Derby car. Off to 11-year-old Scouts!

Keeping Myself Busy

Here's some non-cake stuff I've been working on in the past few months.

A totebag for Joshua's teacher:

A sewing machine cover for my stepmother's birthday. She loves to quilt. Picking out the fabrics was a little too stressful to me to think I'd enjoy it:

Necklaces we gave away at our Girl Scout father/daughter dance:

Mother's Day shirt:

Totebag for Caleb's teacher:

Little Glimpses

Head over to my cake blog to see my newest cakes!

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Few New Cakes

Life is starting to settle a bit. Everything I'm involved in starts and ends at the same time, so May and August are crazy for me. I hope to return to blogging sometime this week, but I thought I'd pop up a few of the cakes that I did this weekend (just to add to the craziness).

See more at http://www.jamiescakes.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Farmhouse in the City

Alana and I took our girls to the grand opening of a new business in our town, Farmhouse in the City. It's a little place that has small animals and arts and crafts. The girls had fun and Liesie really loved the ferrets (good girl).
Making a windsock
Bunny love
Checking out the magic wands
Loving the boas!
A shot of the fairy party room
A cool giraffe carving


Monday, March 16, 2009

Recent Cakes

I have more pictures of these cakes here and here. They were both fondant, which I really don't do a lot of, so it was fun to get out of the buttercream rut for a little bit.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This morning was not a good morning. I lost it big time with the kids, so I decided that even though my feet hurt, I was going to try to run again. I walked .25 mile, ran (stopping every so often to stretch my back which was really hurting for some reason) 1 mile, then walked .75 mile to finish up at 30:30. My feet and back are not happy. I really need to call a podiatrist to see what I can do with the calluses on the balls of my feet (I've never had problems before I ran), but that involves 3 of my biggest dislikes 1.) calling people, 2.) the doctor, and 3.) people touching my feet. I might have to bite the bullet, though. I couldn't participate in our Brownie Ballerina Try-It with my troop on Tuesday. Don't even want to think about hiking and camping.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Rock Star

Joshua was chosen as one of the Blue Team's rock stars at the team meeting. The school is split into two teams (my boys are blue and Mischa is red). There are 3 team meetings a year and at every meeting they choose 3 rock stars- kids that try hard, do well, and are good examples. Mischa got one last year- luckily I happened to be there since Caleb was on the other team. Josh's teacher let me know earlier in the week- which was good since it was my turn to go to Mischa's meeting. I'm going to apologize in advance for the shaky video- Anneliese kept wanting up and pulled on my arm constantly.

Josh's introduction

A bonus was that 4th grade was singing a song a few of the students wrote.

Inuit Living
to the beat of Kung Fu Fighting


The Inuits were living in Alaska
Keeping warm was a big disaster
So they made clothes from animal skin
and built igloos to sleep in.

They were funky Eskimo men
From Alaska and Greenland
The men bartered for steel
and the women cooked a good meal.
The kids had a strong heart
Everybody knew their part
From shooting a bow and arrow
To playing tic-tac-toe.


They invented the kayak that would always flip back
Hunting was a pain so the kids would play a game.
They carved knives from ivory tusk
and prepared their meal at dusk.
They loved their husky dogs
who pulled their sleds through thick fogs.


Oh-ho-ho-ho-ha! CUT!
Oh-ho-ho-ho-ha! FISH!

Oh-ho-ho-ho-ha! GOT ONE!
Oh-ho-ho-ho-ha! LET'S EAT!


Oh-ho-ho-ho ha section

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Clothes- I'm making each of the kids a fleece hoodie/pants outfit. I'm 3/4 of the way done now!

Cards- for a teacher's birthday

Cake- for Achievement Days at Church.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lunch With A New Kindergartener

I think Liesie misses having her brother home all day. And on a completely unrelated note, the frozen peaches in that plastic cup are soooooooooooooooo good.

Little Froggie

This little tree frog was found at my dad's house.

Because Embarrassing Your Kids Never Gets Old

Things I Learn at School

All of these were taken in the hallways of my kids' school.

Eat your veggies

Water conservation is important for women

Almost as important as wearing a good, supportive bra.

Car Wreck Pictures Finally Downloaded

Perry bought a new camcorder as our family gift for Christmas and now I can use it to download pictures from my cell phone.

Here is the damage from my car wreck almost 1 year ago:

This wreck killed the car. Something inside punctured the radiator. The headlight came out cleanly, just popped right out.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

100 Days of School

Kindergarten is always celebrating something, and the 100 days of school celebration is always my favourite.
On the 101st day
Rockin' the high waisted look

Cute old man

Funky Food

Just a few fun food fotos: