Sunday, November 23, 2008

More Cake

I had three more orders for this weekend but one of them got cancelled. The guest of honor got sick and the party was a bust. It was going to be a birthday cake for two people. One was going to be 37 and the other 84, and they are both named Joe. It was probably a good thing that it got cancelled because I'm really busy right now. My in laws are in town so it makes it hard to work and do cakes and handle the babies and entertain. Of course, I'm not doing much baby watching because they are totally in love with the girls, I'm only the boob. I feed Madison and give her back. It's really nice to have so much help. Too bad they were not here when Madison was just born. Tim of course had to go back to work as soon as two days after we had her, so I was doing it alone with the two girls. But, they are good girls, and I was able to do a lot with them, you know me, I can't stay in the house for longer than a minute so we were going places from day two!! Anyway, I got off the subject at hand, here are the pictures of my weekend projects.


The first party I did was for a first birthday. The theme was jungle animals with bright bold colors. It was so fun to do these wild colors. Usually I'm doing more pastel colors so it was cool to have a different order.

These are the cookies. I did monkeys, lions, crocs, and ones. The ones are animal print and they match the balloons at the party. I posted a picture of my inspiration for the ones.












The cake was frosted in buttercream and the zebra stripes were made out of royal icing. The animals that are on the cake are a puzzle toy that the baby can play with after the cake is all eaten and forgotten.
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And, the smash cake. Our client wanted a monkey on top of the smash cake because she calls her son her little monkey. Too cute!!








The woman behind the cake!! My brother always gets a picture of me peeking behind the back drop. We always get a good laugh out of it!!


The second party I did this weekend was for a baby shower. The theme was trains and stars. I made the train and stars out of fondant and decorated with butter cream. I loved the colors of this cake. So fun.





Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Business As Usual

So I've officially taken almost a month off from doing any kind of side work. I just can't stay away too long, I really miss making cakes and cookies for people. It not only has become something to make money, I really enjoy doing it. When someone calls to place an order, I get really excited because it's a new person with new ideas. That's fun for me because as easy as it may be to repeat a design that I've already done, I enjoy the challenge of coming up with something new more. Here are a couple pictures of the first order I've done since having the baby. I'm back in business and it's so much fun!!


The cake is a four layer carrot cake from a recipe I found about a week ago. I tweeked it, like I always do, to make it mine. The icing is a cream cheese frosting, homemade as well.





Here is the cookie bouquet




Sean has become my official camera man. His skills are amazing, it's a good thing he's my brother, or I'd be paying for such professional work. Thanks Sean, you make my cakes look so good, sometimes I feel like I can smell them!! I love how close you get to the cake, you can really see the detail work. Makes me want to eat it!! Yum! Yum!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fashionly Challenged

My daughter, like most little kids loves shoes, her shoes, my shoes, any shoes.  She also does not always, put her shoes on the right feet. Luckily, in these pictures, she does have her shoes on correctly. It's funny because when Tim is watching Riley by himself and he has to get her dressed for the day, he lets her pick out her own outfit. She does not know how to color coordinate, hopefully we can work on her style a little later in life, until then, this is what we should get used to.






Thursday, November 13, 2008

What is Going on Here?

I don't know if what is happening is real or not. For two nights now, Madison has slept for almost 7 hours straight. Actually last night, she slept for almost 7.5 hours. This can't be, I've had a kid before and she didn't start sleeping through the night until she was about 8 months old. What is going on? Is someone playing a joke on me? Because if so, it's really not funny. I could get used to having a good baby and if it gets taken away, I'll be sad. Cross your fingers and hope that maybe this girl likes to sleep, it would be really nice for Mommy and Daddy. She's in there sleeping still, hopefully for a couple more hours.

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Not All About Riley

I'm feeling the need to give the girls equal blog time so here are some pictures of Madison from last night. She even gets in a wardrobe change!! I have two beautiful girls!!

Gettin in some swing time!






Please...please no pictures (we have a problem with the paparazzi at our house)



Reading With Daddy

All of a sudden Riley is talking so much more. She still talks in her own language but more and more she is repeating words that we say. Last night she pulled out all of her books and read with Daddy and told him all about the pictures she saw. She's getting so big. Maybe I'm just noticing it more because there is a newborn in the house.










Backyardigans or Bust

It was a bust. The night started out really good, Riley knew something was going on but she didn't know what. There were kids running around everywhere, and you could hear the occasional scream that would sneak out of an overly excited kid. I thought she was going to love it. We got to our seats, and they were good seats, the best we could get because I wanted Riley to be close enough so that it would hold her attention. Then we took a couple pictures and waited for the show to start, which by the way, was the longest 15 minutes of my life. They turned out the lights and the first act began and Riley had already seen enough.

 I have a scaredy cat for a daughter, I should have known when she was afraid of a leaf that she wouldn't like it. So two minutes into the first act, Riley and I leave because she is crying so loud. So Grandma, Mom, and Madison watched the entire first act without us. I thought, when I brought Riley out, I'd see a couple other parents with their kids. Nope. Riley was the ONLY one that was afraid. There was no other kid in the entire place that was scared of the Backyardigans. And don't say she was too young, there were kids her age that loved it. We were the only people that left at intermission to go home. It was fun. I was so disappointed because I really thought she would love it. And, it was a darling show, I would have loved to have seen more than two minutes of it. So the moral of the story is, don't bring your kids to something that costs more than ten dollars a person if they can't tell you themselves that it sounds like something they'd love to do.


Getting her hair done by mommy.



We started out the day getting her a new outfit for her very first play.




Cheese!!!!



On our way in.



I thought she was going to love it because she saw this poster of the Backyardigans and got so excited.



Me and the girls looking at the big screen in the theater. She was still excited at this point.


Waiting...waiting...



snore...snore...waiting...



We ended up dropping Riley off with Tim, and went out to dinner. Our plans included dinner after the show with Riley, but she lost her privileges. JK, she was really tired.



My mom's best Uniqua impression



Madison and I, Madison still snoring. She loved the show by the way, and her ticket was free!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Backyardigans Here We Come

Tomorrow, Mom, Grandma, Riley, Madison, and I are going to go see Backyardigans Live, we can't wait. Joy, I wish you were coming with us. Riley just loves the Backyardigans so I'm hoping this will be a fun experience for her. I can't wait to see Austin, he's my favorite.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This Just In

Due to long polling lines, all Obama supporters are asked to vote tomorrow, Wednesday November 5th. ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sleeping Angel

So these pictures might get repetitive but my family really enjoys seeing Mad Rush. Here she is, sleeping like an angel. Madison is a great baby, she sleeps all the time. She is so quiet that sometimes I forget that I gave birth to her, it's crazy.

She has been trying to hold her head up at times and we can sometimes get her to smile. She loves to look at toys and listen to running water. We are hoping to give her her first real bath tonight so look for pictures of that soon.





Here is a picture of Riley about the same age. I thought it would be fun to see if the girls look alike or not.




What a Witch

Trick or Treating went not so good for the Rush family this year. Riley had a ton of fun getting dressed up for Halloween but that is where the fun ended. She looked so cute as a little witch and I was hoping that she would love trick or treating. I forgot how dark it is and she was afraid to go up to the houses, next year should be better. We made it a total of three houses and then she was done, oh well, she sure did look cute and we got a couple of good pictures out of it. The cutest witch I've ever seen!!!


I got her tights on and she loved them, I think she would have been happy if her costume consisted of the tights and nothing else, she ran around the house like a crazy girl with these on!!!


Getting the rest of her costume on

 

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