This past weekend went by way too fast. My brother, Josh, and his girlfriend, Rachel, were in town last week and the kids were super excited! They had a ton of fun with them, we are sad that they just moved to Portland and we won't be seeing them as much :(
Me, Josh and Danielle (our sis)
My dad, Brody and Josh
Rachel, Delaney, Josh and Brody
The weekend started with me making butter cream icing and fondant. See, a mom from the school I used to teach at, was getting married and was CRAZY and asked me to make her wedding cake! So I took on the task with the disclosure that it would not be perfect, but I would do the best I could.
Saturday morning we went to Lowes to get Eric an early birthday present. His birthday is this coming Saturday, but what he was getting, couldn't wait.
Out with OLD....
in with the NEW:
Eric's new grill!
I spent the rest of the day making cakes and then screwing them up.... Eric kept the kids busy and grilled some chicken for dinner. I then stayed up until midnight, starting over on the wedding cake.
Sunday morning, the 4th of July, we went to church. I LOVED Delaney's dress. I got it as a shower gift...she is finally big enough to wear it!
After church, it was all about the cake. I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me, but I didn't realize just HOW much. The kids took a nap and Eric recognized my need for something and he jumped in. I seriously couldn't knead the fondant anymore, so he did.
Kneading and kneading and kneading
The kids woke up and he quickly realized that I was not exaggerating when I told him it is super hard to decorate a cake with the kids running all over the place... and he was helping me, so we called in reinforcements. Nana to the rescue! She kept the kids busy while we finished the cake. Eric was amazing. I could not believe how much help he was. He helped rolled the fondant, measure the stripes, he put the stars on while I piped....he did tons. After 4 hours NON -STOP we finished. The wedding cake was done and this is what our kitchen looked like:
Oh and this is what the cake looked like:
She got married on the 4th of July... appropriate cake right?
After we delivered it, Eric admitted that he figured out why I am so exhausted after doing a cake. I was secretly happy he figured that out....
We decided to celebrate the 4th by having a nice relaxing Mexican dinner. Yeah, that was stupid. Brody decided to begin the terrible twos at 14 months, at a restaurant. He was throwing all his food and he also threw his cup in to my freaking margarita. Not okay. We ate quickly and I chugged my refreshed margarita and we decided to head across the street for some ice cream.
Leaving the restaurant
Checking out the flavors...all 31 :)
They have a very cute kids table. A very light, cute kids table. That table was all over the place. This is Eric pissing Brody off by holding down the table. So relaxing..
Very pleased with himself
We went home and put them to bed. No, we didn't do fireworks, we were too tired. Next year....maybe.