Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sadie's Third Birthday

We had Sadie's birthday at a park in West Jordan with our friends the Hills. They have a daughter who was born the day after Sadie and it has become a tradition to celebrate their birthdays together. We had so much fun. I made them both a purse cake and there were plenty of presents to go around. The kids had a blast playing on the playground and eating way too much cake.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Colton Turned 5

Colton's birthday was Friday, he turned 5. We made a robot cake. He was so excited and although I didn't think it was that great he thought it was the best cake ever. He told his preschool class all about it and was so excited for me to bring it to school so they could all see it. The kids at school sang to Colton and each got a piece. They loved it.

Then we came home and had a family celebration. Colton got a little electric go kart and some k'nex blocks from Grandma and Grandpa Mellenthin. What a fun day!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Colton had his first day of his second year of Preschool

Look how big my almost 5 yr. old looks. CRAZY!

Look How Much Fun We Had!

Downata Hot Springs, Downy Idaho

We went camping in Downy Idaho over Labor Day weekend. We had a great time. We camped at a place called Downata Hot Springs. Basically they have built a pool and then filled it with the water from the hot spring. There are also two really big water slides which my kids could not get enough of! They loved them. Colton went down at least 50 times, and once we got Riley to try it we couldn't get her to stop either. The weekend was so fun. We spent time together as a family which is always great. We put pennies on the railroad track which is extremely close to the campsite and the trains are very very very loud all night long. We swam quite a bit and had fun sitting by the campfire visiting. We did have a little trauma when Justin split his head open when he fell off his rip stick. It didn't turn out to be very serious but with the amount of blood loss he had we could have sworn he would have permanent brain damage. It all turned out o.k. in the end though. Overall it was a really fun trip and we are thinking of making it a yearly trip.

The Really Big Birthday Cake

So my friend Karen turned 40 a few weeks ago. Her sweet husband threw a surprise party for her and I volunteered to do the cake. I have been dabbling in cake making lately and I wanted to see what I could do if I really put my mind to it. This is what happened...

and this...

Pretty cool, huh? Colton's birthday is coming up and I am trying to decide what to do for it. I am really enjoying working on these cakes and the best part is that they taste really good too.