Saturday, July 07, 2012

More Birthday Fun

So, I didn't actually post pictures of Adelin's party, or the cake that took the better part of the day I should have actually been, you know, shopping for the food I was going to feed the guests and all that. It wasn't as cute as it was going to be in my head, but it was a lot cuter than some of the pictures I found when searching for ideas. 

Better late than never, I always say!

 Here's the butter cream icing. I didn't really like it once I got it made. I need a better recipe. 

 I started with a 9x13 cake
 Cut it to shape...
 And iced it.
 Here's my "elevation"

 Did you know you can buy fondant already tinted? It's very handy.

 This was supposed to be a naptime project, but someone woke up early and wanted to help.

 Here's the first shoe. I was pretty darn proud of it. 

 The second one kind of flopped.

 Adelin said she didn't care.

 The wonderful thing about fontont: when little fingers mess with the cake,
 it just makes an indentation, not a big, gaping hole.

 Here's the cake table
 Adelin said she didn't care that the top shoe sagged.
 Neither did the other girls, it seems.

 Opening up birthday presents is so much fun!

 She loves it!

"The only thing is, the grownups keep taking my cool new stuff away and giving me another box to open"

She had a very happy day. Most of the kids I invited weren't able to come, but who needs kids when there are hordes of doting grandparents to be had? We are very blessed to have most of our families within driving distance. The kids love getting to see their grandparents and great-grandparents all the time! My mom's parents lived close when I was little, and time with them has been SO wonderful over the years. I'm glad my girls will get to experience that too.

Friday, July 06, 2012


Last weekend, we went to visit family in Biloxi, and we decided to take a day trip out to Ship Island, so Andrew could fish, and the kids could play on a pretty beach. Everyone was pretty cherry on the boat ride over.

 Ianna wore these glasses the whole weekend, even at night. It's was a little insane.
 She had to lift them up to see.

Except Adelin. She's pretty mommy-centric these days, and she had to sit with daddy for a minute.

 Ianna was totally set on riding dolphins. There were some around the boat, 
but I don't think she actually knew what they were. She didn't get to ride them though.

Overall, the trip didn't really work out as planned. Ianna was miserable, because she had to walk all the way across the island, and it was hot. By the time we make it to the beach, Andrew was so exasperated with her whining, he walked into the water with his phone in his pocket. Salt water is not good for phones. You wouldn't believe how much it costs to replace a smart phone. The kids did have a good time playing in the water, though. I didn't get any picture, because I was busy trying to supervise two little people in the water while Andrew was fishing. He only caught nasty catfish that aren't good to eat, though, which is sad. And I got totally baked. Like, a week later, I'm still burned, baked. Not cool. 

The rest of the weekend was good, though. We got lots of visiting, which was nice. Here's a picture of the whole crew at Papaw Tommy's birthday party.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Adelin Turns 1!

I think I'll start blogging again. Adelin's first birthday seemed like the perfect come back post :-)

I can't believe that a whole year has gone by already. She's a sweetheart, and lights up our house with her cheeriness.

We did her nursery in Ballerinas, so we did a ballerina party. 

Little Prima Dona

 Hehe. Girls love their shoes :-)

She's a little doll.
Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!