Monday, March 30, 2009

Kiley's Cake

What a busy week! Here are some pictures of a cake I made for my niece Kiley it was her 9th birthday. She had a My Girls party they picked up all the girls in a pink limo and took them to their store where they dressed up and got their nails painted and hair done. I think Lydia had lots of fun she couldn't stop telling people at church yesterday.

On Wednesday I taught the Laurels how to make cookie bouquets if you want to see pictures of how they turned out press here.
Today I went to the doctors again and the baby is still a BOY! Yeah something new for us!

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Beginnings went great!

We just had our New Beginnings program for our young women. I am so excited because it went great. The girls did a fantastic job. We found a script for a program that we kind of liked and we thought that if we made a few changes it would work. but when I was talking to my creative husband he started shooting off ideas so fast that we ended up with some crazy fun ideas. And lots of work. But since we have such great leaders who are all willing to do so much it turned out great I wish we had pictures but of course I was a little distracted and forgot my camera.
So I've been debating about weather or not to bore everyone with all of the details then I thought if you don't want to read about it stop reading now.

New Beginnings program
The original idea that we found online was called Virtue Deli, where they took the new value "virtue" and they created a cooking show where they built a sandwich using the values and their colors as inspiration for ingredients on a sandwich.
Our idea was to use that part of it and create a cooking show that was a challenge and had an apposing deli called the Greasy Spoon. where they built a more "worldly" sandwich using ingredients not based on values but whatever they are feeling like eating at the moment. With my husbands help we created some funny and gross stuff to go on the apposing sandwich. And with the girls help it was a huge success we were able to pull in this years theme "Be thou an example" because one of the girls decided at the end that she didn't want to work for a place like the greasy spoon and the girls from the virtue deli invited her to work for them. then our fantasic judges one of which was wearing a tux concluded by telling the girls that in life if you will make good choices and live a clean and virtuous life you will see that it is a much more satisfying and spiritually nutritious way to live and others will fallow your example.
Rebecca made a DVD for each girl if you want to see it it's on her blog It's amazing! (Click on Rebecca the movie is in the right top corner) and my mom made aprons for each girl to go home with (She's amazing!) for refreshments we had sandwiches from the winning "Virtue Deli" (Subway) and chips and cookies. It was the easiest food I have ever done for a young women program.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Locked out!

So yesterday was a little scary at our house. It was such a nice day so me and the girls went outside to play. After playing for a while Lydia said she was tired so I told the girls to take their shoes off while I round up the balls and tricycles, it took me 2 seconds, then it happened my 18 month old suddenly developed super human strength and was able to shut the back door completely (the door sticks so this is very hard to do) then she pushed the little push lock button because she can't resist a button. Had Lydia been inside she could have just turned the handle and unlocked the door but she was sitting on the step taking off her shoes. So Rachel is on the other side of the door yelling for me to open it and I'm trying to get her to turn the handle but she is just too little. So I ran across the street to Susan's house but she wasn't home and I could see Michelle outside playing with her kids so I grabbed Lydia and we ran with my arms waving trying to get her attention when she saw me I told her that Rachel was locked in the house so she came running with Darcy and her cell phone. I called Tim but he didn't answer which meant he was in a meeting I called my dad and he said he could be here in a half an hour. I called a locksmith but nobody could get there any faster than my dad. I coaxed Rachel to the sliding glass door so I could see her and me and Michelle decided that if she got hurt we would break one of the windows to get to her but if she was okay we could just wait. Rachel would cry a little not really understanding why I couldn't just open the door and then she would get distracted by Lydia and Darcy pulling faces at her through the glass. I finally got a hold of Tim and he left work but with traffic he was still 30 minutes away. When my dad got there he couldn't do anything either (although he sure tried, A for effort Dad!) and by that time we figured we might as well wait for Tim because he had a key. So after 1 hour and 45 minutes Tim was home and Rachel was free and I now have a hide a key in my garage. :)