Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I made this doll cake for a friend's granddaughter's birthday.  I thought it turned out pretty cute.

With all the baking and decorating I've been doing...I did something a little special for John's birthday.  I "made" him a Krispy Kreme doughnut cake.  This one was tough.  It was a nice mellow birthday for me, hope he enjoyed it though.  :o)

Family Pictures

We took a little trip to Utah for Thanksgiving.  While visiting John's sister, Katianne, she took a gazillion pictures of our family.  It was so fun and Kati did an amazing job.  We had like 50 great shots.  These are just a couple of my favorites.

Oh, our cute kids.

Oh, my handsome husband.

Halloween 2012

Halloween was a couple of months ago, but I couldn't pass up posting these cute pics of our kiddos.  Grandma took all the kiddos to a pumpkin patch to choose their very own pumpkin.  It was fun and a special thing to do with Grandma.
 Liam was pretty disgusted by the whole gutting of the pumpkin thing....which totally surprised us.  But, he got past it and had a good time.

Kamryn had no problem getting her pumpkin done.  All the kids designed their own faces and I have to say that I loved Kamryn's soooo much.  It's possibly the sweetest jack-o-lantern that I've ever seen.  She had a little help with the cutting of course.

Brody designed and cut his face all by himself.  I thought he did an awesome job....and already snacking on halloween candy in this pic. 

Teagan ended up choosing a dragon stencil to try this year.  He worked really hard and long on his pumpkin and I think it turned out great.  (Don't we have good looking kids?!?!?)

John is being shy...but I think the flames turned out pretty neat.

And well, I kinda went off course a bit and carved a wacky flower instead of a face.

Our little jack-o-lantern family.

Kamryn was also able to carve a pumpkin at preschool.  This is a pic of Kamryn's and Gage's (Kam's friend) jack-o-lanterns, all lit up.

Halloween night.  We had Liam as a dinosaur, Kamryn as a princes, Sophie as a lady bug, Ryan as an Indian, James (a friend from church) as Super Raccoon, Brody as a gold ninja, Teagan as a red ninja, and Avery as a pirate.  Pretty fun group and we collected so much candy, we ended up dumping it in the bottom of the stroller.

Kamryn's #4 Birthday!

Oh this girl.  She is the cutest thing....and I can't believe she is already 4!  Of course, her birthday was 3 months ago and I'm just trying to get caught up on our blog....but I still can't believe she's 4!  I love having her sweet little happy spirit in our lives.  She asked for a "butterfly princess" cake....and this is what I came up with.  I was pretty happy with it and she LOVED it...which is why I spend hours doing these crazy cakes for my kiddos.

And it was delicious.  And Teagan is an odd child.
Daddy was in charge of birthday gifts this year and I think he did an excellent job of making Ms. Kams happy.
These are the cupcakes that I made to take into Kamryn's preschool class.  I love living in a small town where they don't have the rule of "only store bought" treats allowed.

The Birthday Girl in her new dress and shoes from Papa Nick and Lola.  Oh this girl.