Saturday, October 29, 2011

6 months belly

Well...with this being our 4th I am trying very hard to make sure things are up to date and "equal" to the things I did for each baby. So...here he is! He is a mover! It has been so fun sharing the excitement with the other kids and having them hear his heart at the doctors. The older two have loved feeling him kick so that has been real fun. I will do my best to keep everyone posted!

Ahhh...Pumpkin patch again!! Yippee

Onward...to the pumpkin patch! This has been a fantastic family tradition for us and every year it gets better and better. Wandering the farm...hay maze...petting zoo and watching them launch pumpkins is all free. So we just love to let the kids wander and search for pumpkins. Isaiah really loved it too!








It all began pretty peaceful...ha ha ha...just kidding. He really just wanted out!











It was heavy but Malachi is super strong!





And...Isaiah is getting smashed...he wasn't in there much longer!







So while the older kids and dad are way up on top of this hay stack watching the launched pumpkins...Isaiah figured he would try to pull the wagon......


Maybe pushing is easier?




It was gorgeous... and baby #4 enjoyed it too!


Had to capture his cuteness...except I missed the ear pulling...this will have to end soon.


And we found a pumpkin for the baby and one green striped one for Isaiah!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Another cake...

Ok...this cake was really completed by Danelle...our great friend. She did ask if I could help with ideas and making the tiger lilies. Mind you...we've never worked at all with gumpaste...or made these kinds of flowers so these pictures are from the two full days we took to make them the week of the wedding. The other days...not worth taking pictures!!



So in this one...thes are the plain petals pre-painted or dusted with color. We did each petal the day before individually crafted then left in their curved shape for 24 hours before we put them together and began to paint.
Danelle did all the ivy and here she is steaming them after she dusted them with the darker green.
yep...me...building the flowers.






These are just with the dots and no dusting or steam yet.




And these are them...after dusting with colors and steaming!






And...sad I didn't get to be involved at all in making the yummy cake or deliverying it or designing..but Danelle did AMAZING. She also was the maid of honor so she was a bit busy and tired after. She said tons of people tried to smell the flowers and some said they would pay us to make another cake!!!! I HOPE!