Friday, October 31, 2008

Dias De Los Muertos Cake

The coolest part about Halloween is that Theo's birthday is also today so I get to make these really cool cakes with Halloween themes every year. This year has got to be my all time favorite so far. I recently bought a Cupcake cake pan that makes these big cupcake cakes (as previously posted for Emma's birthday). Well I just carved it down a little to look like a skull and then I decorated it in the same fashion as the skulls that are used in the Mexican holiday Dias De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I am pretty doggone proud of myself for this one!

Halloween Costumes

I feel like such a horrible mother. I didn't get any really good pictures of the kids in their costumes. I have been so stressed out today going back and forth between pre-school, the store, the elementary school and home (several times), and making one awesome cake! I took a long soak this evening, and for the first time ever I think I am glad that Halloween is finally over. Here are the best pictures I got of my kids. Tobie is not included unfortunatly, but just know that he went as a karate kid, not THE Karate Kid, just a karate kid. He wore his Ghi and I painted his face a little so he looked like the undead karate kid just to make iy a little more interesting.
My sleeping angel. Isn't that when they are all angels, when their asleep. =)
Funny story behind this little monkey. Emma was supposed to be Little Red Riding Hood. She wore her costume to drop off her big brother and then at the grocery store. But when we got home she decided that she didn't want to be Little Red Riding Hood anymore and stripped down to her diaper. Then she found her monkey costume from last year, which was too big for her then, but fits her just right this year. So she was a monkey for the rest of the afternoon. When it was time for the actual trick-or-treating she surrendered to the Little Red Riding Hood costume, (surrendered only because we had to pin her down to get it on her!) And then after all that work and drama, I forgot to get a picture of her. *sigh* Just know that she was really cute!

This was the best picture I got of Miriam, my little butterfly. She kept telling me this past week that when she gets her butterfly wings she was going to push the button and start flying around. At first I just nodded and said, "wow, that will be cool.", but then I think she actually believed that she was going to be able to fly. So then I had to break it to her, "you know you won't actually get to fly, right?", her response, "there's no button?" I just shattered her dream.
I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scary Pumpkins

We finally got our pumpkins carved just in time for Halloween. Theo did the silly face, he told Miriam that he was making it look like her. I'm pretty sure that he was just referring to the eyes crossing since that always makes him laugh. I don't think she got the joke, but she thought that was something great that Daddy was doing her self portrait.
I did this skeleton one from the carving book that comes with the kit. I thought it turned out okay. That sucker was hard!

Pumpkin Patch

Today we went to the Pumpkin Patch with Miriam's pre-school. The girls had a lot of fun, jumping in the jumpy house and climbing the hay stacks. Hannah just hung out in the sling, but she loves being outside so it was a fun time for her to.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cub Scouts

Tobie had his first Cub Scout meeting last night. He was so excited to go. I actually couldn't take him to his first 2 meetings since Theo was out of town. I would have had to stay with him and bring all 3 girls with me. That did not sound like something I was capable of doing since I was already on the brink of insanity. So he has been chomping at the bits to go.

He was so wired up he started goofing off to show his excitement.

Monday, October 20, 2008

President Packer's Testimony update

Thanks to a random viewer of my blog I was given the information that I was looking for. I have added and deleted Pres. Packer's alleged testimony for the last time.

There is an official church statement saying that this is not accurate. You can hear their recorded statement by calling the church at (801) 240-2205 or 240-1000 and asking for extension 22833.

After calling the number it did in fact verify that the testimony was inaccurate and was not approved by Pres. Packer. So there, the issue is crystal clear.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Crazy Hair Day

Last Wednesday was crazy hair day at Tobie's school. He wanted to do his hair in some crazy color, but I didn't have any pomade so I came up with this wacky-do. Later that afternoon he told me that some 2nd graders were pointing and laughing at him. I told him the joke is on them because it is crazy hair day, DUH!!! I think it is a little reminisent of Pinhead.
The girls wanted to get into the action so here is Emma with 3 ponytails and Miriam has 4, with one on the back of her head that you can't see in the picture.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Finally Worked...

For some reason the pictures and video just decided to work. Hooray for me. Poor Hannah looks so distraught in this photo, but Emma is so freaking cute! I love that grin!
I got a cupcake cake pan and did this up for her party we had Tuesday night. I had just rolled the fondant to make the cherry on top and Miriam comes in, picks it up and says, "Look, I found play-doh!" and proceeds to mash it between her fingers. Good thing that stuff is like play-doh, so I just molded it back into the shape I needed. Disaster averted!
I have no idea what I was thinking when I was recording this with our camera. I guess I was thinking because the nose was so big I needed to record that way, but you can't just turn this over in editing like you can with your photos. So just cock your head to the side and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Emma's Birthday

I was wanting to post pictures of the family birthday celebration we had last night of Emma's 2nd b-day, but of course because Theo just left this morning something had to go wrong and for some reason this post is not letting me add pictures. So frustrating! W had her party last night instead of Friday, her actual b-day since Daddy had to go out of town. I made a large cupcake shaped cake. She got a My Little Pony, the Elefun game, a money box from my parents anda princess phone with carring bag. Grandma Marcia gave us a gift certificate to Toys R Us that we haven't used yet. Once I figure this computer out I will ry to post some pictures.