Thursday, May 20, 2010

My daughter makes cakes.

My younger daughter, Kelly, has been making decorated cakes for some time now. She doesn't do it for a living or anything. As a matter of fact, she does not do it for money at all. She does not even want compensated for them. She doesn't think her cakes are good enough to accept money for them. I, myself, thinks she does an excellent job. Of course, I am not partial or anything.

Here are a few pictures of some of the cakes she has done over the years. Mostly, she does them for family and friends. They are all done with buttercream frosting. She hasn't got the nerve to try fondant yet. She did use some fondant on the cake with the butterflies because she couldn't think of any other way to make them.

This is a cake done for a couple of girls. It is their school mascot. She drew this on the cake freehand with icing using the refrigerator magnet pictured behind the cake as a pattern.

These were groom's cakes for my niece's wedding. Her new hubbie is a football and baseball coach in the school where he teaches.

My grandson's birthday cake. This is the cake that inspired my niece to have the sports oriented groom's cakes at the wedding.

My daughter did these two cakes for her friend's daughter's 14th birthday. It is her cell phone complete with edible picture and her ipod. By the way, that is the same picture she has on her phone as a background.

The butterflies and flowers are made of fondant.

The cow, pig and lamb were cupcakes that went with the barn cake. When Kelly took a picture of them they were in a carrier so the picture has a reflection of the flash. Also, the cover was exactly clear either.

That is all the pictures I have at the moment.
Have a nice day.
Take care.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pictures of the grandbabies.

It has been so long since I posted. I thought I should at least post some picks of my darling grandbabies. They are getting so big. It seems like yesterday when they were born.

Josh is in kindergarten this year. Last night they had a program at school. It was a "Moosical" about Old McDonalds farm. Josh played a farmer. Some of the kids were animals. It was so cute. Josh really got into the singing and hand gestures that went along with it. That is him, third from the left, bottom row. He is the one in the plaid shirt with glasses.

I can't believe he is already in school.

Miss Olivia is 21 months old now. She will turn 2 in July. She is talking a blue streak, if you can understand her language. My daughter calls her language, Livvonese. Every once in a while she says a word or phrase that is recognizable. She just jabbers. It makes me smile.

She just loves Kollin. She calls him KaKa.

She is very inquisitive too.
Josh loves this puzzle and he is learning more about the states and capitals every time he puts it together.

Little Kollin didn't escape the eye problem. He got his little glasses a couple weeks ago at the ripe old age of 8 months old. He looks so cute in them.

He is really starting to get mobile. A week ago he was scooching forward a little on his belly. This week, he is going great guns and takes no time to get where he wants to go. He isn't quite up on his hands and knees but it is close. He is doing what I call the army crawl when they go under fences in the obstacle course. And he is fast!!!

So there is a little update on my grandbabies. See how they have grown.

Take care everyone.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Popcorn snowmen and snowman nugget

Here are a few of the things I have been working on for the craft fair I am doing on November 14. This little snowmen contains a package of microwave popcorn. In addition, the hat is a pair of gloves. I rolled and stuffed one glove inside the other. I then tied up the fingers with a ribbon and placed a little snowflake embellishment on it with some double sided tape. These will be great stocking stuffers. I found the free graphic download for this project Here.

This little guy is a Hershey nugget. I cropped the face from the snowman graphic and centered it on a standard address label which measures 1 inch by 2 5/8 inch. These labels fit perfectly around the Hershey nuggets. I cut a finger off a glove and rolled the botton edge and placed it on the top of the nugget and embellished it with a little snowflake sticker. I think it turned out pretty cute.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trick or Treat!!!

I know this is a little late, but I just had to share the pictures of my favorite trick or treaters.

Here is little Kollin in his first costume. This is the same costume that both Josh and Olivia wore for their first Halloween. Now I have a picture of each of them in the same pumpkin costume. I guess it must be a tradition.

Here is Miss Olivia in her Kitty costume. She was so cute walking around going "Meeeooowww."
She just loved going door to door.

Then, of course, we can't forget Josh who portrayed Darth Vader from Star Wars. He did an excellent impression if I do say so myself.
A good time was had by all.
Take care.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I am not ready for this!!!

This is what I awoke to this morning. I took this picture at around 7am. It is now 11am and it is still snowing. I think we have about 4 inches out there now. The temperature is nearing 32 degrees now so maybe it will start melting soon. I am so not ready for this.

This is looking out the front door.

This is looking out the back door.

Here are some updated pictures of the grandkids.

Cute little Olivia. She is 15 months old now and toddling all over the place. I think they are so cute when they first learn to walk.

Here is Josh who is 5 years old now. He is holding his little cousin, Kollin. I can hardly believe he is in Kindergarten already. It seems like yesterday he was the size of Kollin.

Here is Kollin the latest addition to the clan. He is growing by leaps and bounds. I am sure before I know it, he will be toddling all over the place.

Take care and have a nice day.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The new Grandson has arrived!!

I would like to introduce my new grandson, Kollin Laverne. He arrived on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches tall. His mom and dad are Kelly and Kevin. He is their firstborn. Kelly is my younger daughter.

I think he is quite a handsome fellow.

He is for sure a gift from God. Kevin and Kelly have been married for 14 years and have been trying to have a baby for the past 11 years with no luck. Then, in December, just one week after I was hospitalized and found out I had a spot on my lung, she took a pregnancy test with a positive result. She didn't want to tell anyone until she had confirmed the results with a doctor, so she kept it quiet until the day before I started chemotherapy, then she told me. I think it really helped me to withstand the treatment knowing what I had to look forward to in August. Then just less than two weeks before he was born, I found out my cancer had gone into remission. What perfect timing. God is good.

Take care everyone.