Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dusting Off the Blog

Well, shoot. I can't believe two weeks have blown by so quickly. I've had plenty to write about, but not much free time to be able to get to it. Right now, I'm sitting down in the family room with the boys while they have some Quiet Time - - it is nice and cool down here and H-O-T outside. Summer is here, and we've been enjoying some beautiful desert weather. Steve's parents left this morning. We had a wonderful visit with them, and look forward to seeing them again in September.

You may recall that I was a little under the weather the last time I wrote - - I declare that I am officially done being sick, after feeling like complete crud for nearly three weeks. I've never had a sinus infection quite like that - - I think I was close to removing my own sinuses with a skewer. It is very hard to mother when you just want to be in the fetal position all day, so I am happy to be back to normal.

I'll fill you in on our last two weeks with some quick and easy bullet points:
  • As mentioned before, Steve's folks, Bev and Dev, were here May 14-26th. They'll be heading back out this way in September with their camper, and will be here until mid-November, so we are looking forward to that.
  • Rex turned 40 (the reason for Bev & Dev's visit!).
Yes, that is a boobie cake. No, the children weren't psychologically scarred by seeing it. And, yes, I made the cake. I'd never been asked to make a cake such as this, so I turned to my large sheet cake pan, and a couple of Pyrex bowls, and voila! A Boobie Cake. This was also my first attempt at decorating with fondant, and all I have to say is that I wish I hadn't waited so long to try it. Fondant is really versatile and easy to work with, and gives a very finished look. Can't wait to use it again in a couple of weeks when I make Camden's birthday cake!

  • Banzer turned 3! We had a great time celebrating at Rod & Candy's house, and the weather was perfect. I don't know that I have ever seen a little boy as excited about his birthday before.

  • I planned and executed a picnic for three kindergarten classes at Camden's school, and it went off without a hitch. Luckily, I had two great moms helping me pull it all together. The kids played games and then enjoyed lunch with their families.

(that's Camden, on top of the parachute)

Camden made sure to take time out of his hectic picnic schedule, to charm the ladies. I promptly told this Little Miss to get her mitts off my Sweet Baby Boy. Okay, not really. But I wanted to.
  • The boys got tons of mileage out of the Lone Ranger masks they got at their cousin's birthday party.

The Super Ranger Brothers

  • At long last, the Titanic arrived with Grampa. My father-in-law has been making a beautiful wooden model of the Titanic for Camden for months, and I can't begin to tell you the anticipation that built for Camden. I do believe the poor boy broke down in tears they day before they arrived, because he didn't think he could "wait one more hour" for it to get here. Thankfully, he survived the wait, and Titanic hasn't been out of his sight since.

Camden even got special permission to take his Grampa and Titanic to school for Show & Tell. Both were a big hit.

Today we eased back into our regular routine, and I've been getting caught up on some of the chores I've let slide over the past few days. Only two days left of school, and then I get my big boy for the summer! We have a special surprise planned for Camden this weekend, so stay tuned for that.


Cheryl and Ashton said...

So glad you're back! Great photos. Loved the "booby" cake, I do hope you were referencing using fondant when you make Camden's cake, not the same pan! Sounds as if you have been very, very busy. Love the Lone Rangers, too funny! The Titantic is fantastic, what a sweet grandfather to construct such a wonderful gift for Camden. Camden must have been so proud to be able to share both the Titantic and his grandfather with his class. Glad you are feeling much better now.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, Cheryl...too funny! Yes, I meant the fondant. No boobie cakes for Camden...yet! Ha ha! I will be attempting a Titanic cake...have no clue how I am going to do it, but hopefully I will have an epiphany soon!

Kate said...

You're alive! The booby cake was awesome. Now I feel pressure to update my blog-it's getting hard to do.

Joy said...

Welcome back!!! I've had several attempts to come visit but haven't made it out of the county... Soon - summer break is almost here. Roaring springs? Backyard water slide & sprinklers?

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