Archive for October, 2010

Racetrack and Pony Birthday Cakes

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

 It took all of about 9 years, but I’ve finally grown wise to theme cakes…forget the special shapes.  Really, does my kid need a cake in the shape of a pony, and then we chop the head or leg off…kinda scary.

So now we opt for regular shaped cakes decorated with simple toys in the theme.  And not one to spend extra money, the kids understand that the toys on their cake are part of their present. 

This year Jarod got 5 new hot wheels cars and Makenna got 2 new ponies and a pegasus to add to her horse collection, and I finished their cakes in half the time.

How to Spoil a Pet Chicken

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

You may remember our Candyland playing, stock watching chicken, Chirp, whose mom tried to ‘get rid of him’ shortly after he hatched.

He’s doing fine and after spending the first 10 weeks of his life in the house he is adjusting to life outside with, of all things, chickens.

He still likes to follow us around, and he stands at the back door to come in when he’s out of the coop, but he has made a chicken friend.

And in case of terrible rain like we had recently,  Alexandra guilts me into bringing him inside to hang out in the garage with the rabbits till the storm passes.

The other chickens are jealous.

Packing for Camping

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Lessons from my son.  How not to  pack for a trip.

1.  Empty all clothes drawers onto the floor.

2.  Read a Book

3.  Act surprised when someone tells you to clean it up.