Well, the NICU Reunion was Saturday. It was great fun and wonderful to see all the NICU graduates! We had 400 or so again. We spend about 60 hours decorating (in total) and it turned out great...but I forgot to take pictures of it so I am waiting for my friends to send their pictures to me. Then I'll post them :-) What was kinda sad is that all the decorating that took so long to do...well, it came down in about an hour. Anyway, we had a great time and I got to see some of "my" babies that I hadn't seen in a while...they are getting soooo big!!!!
Monday, June 28
Friday, June 25
Posted by Tanya at 6/25/2010 10:39:00 PM
Wednesday, June 23
I have 9 cake layers done...I've just got to stack them into their final form (heehee) and then decorate them...but I'm gonna do that tomorrow. Be thinking of me as I "sculpt" a pirate ship out of 5 stacked layers of cake...hopefully that goes well
I got all the laundry washed, dried, folded and almost completely put away ***thanks to Adreyn for all her help!!!
For dinner tonight I made homemade noodles and chicken...it was soooo good!
Tonight I've been researching different methods of sculpting that pirate ship cake...I think it should go pretty smoothly...I hope!
The other layers are gonna be a "castle" cake...nothing really dramatic...lots of pink and purple with edible glitter...I'm gonna use iced sugar cones with edible glitter for the towers. I think it will be pretty cute!
Posted by Tanya at 6/23/2010 09:05:00 PM
I enjoyed the last week of my "staycation" from work...I had a birthday (I'm 36...old!!!!)...I spent some time at work for the Reunion....had a birthday party for Tristan...made Tristan's birthday cake....made monkey cupcakes...made a baby shower cake. I enjoyed my time off!
This week I started it off by working, Sunday morning for father's day I made chocolate chip pancakes for the kids and biscuits and sausage gravy for Jason and I, then Monday I spent recouping from work :-) Jason made me a great dinner monday (nothing really exciting but I really appreciated that he cooked for me).
Tuesday I ran some errands to get supplies to make the cakes for the NICU Reunion. I bought 20 cake mixes, 2 large cans of Crisco, a large bottle of oil, 8 pkg of powdered sugar. I then came home (I had taken the kids out with me) and made 2 cakes...and in the process used the last eggs I had in the house...SO frustrating!!! So...all I got made today was the 2 cakes. at 5 pm I went up to work and several of us spent about 6 hours working on more Reunion stuff...we got lots of the big stuff put together. Hopefully, this will make Thursday and Friday go easily...
Today...(Wednesday) I will be spending the day making cakes (after I sleep soon) I did get to the store and bought eggs on the way home this evening :-)
Posted by Tanya at 6/23/2010 12:29:00 AM
Friday, June 11
Mostly a good day...other than the kids being "bored"...I mean, really, yesterday was the last day of school and you are already bored??? We have many more boring days to go then :-).
Tristan told me this today: "I am 7 years old and all grown up, so I get to do whatever I want". Well I called Adreyn over and asked her if she gets to do whatever she wants...she said "NO" and I gently *laughing* explained to Tristan that life doesn't work that way. Oh the way kids think :-)
Tristan spent quite a bit of time today playing with his new DS...he really did well...there is ALOT of reading involved along with some fine motor skills so I think it will help keep some of his skills up.
Instead of having the kids take naps today I decided that they all had to read quietly. (Adreyn's already been doing this...except for sundays) Tristan and Rehanyn actually did really well and seemed to enjoy themselves...and I enjoyed the quiet time. Hopefully this will continue to work over the summer.
We had beef and noodles tonight...or as Tristan and Adreyn say "b'noodles" or as Ree says "white b'noodles" I'm not sure why exactly she makes the color distinction :-)
I'm thinking we may be having chicken and dumplings tomorrow...sounds sooooo yummy!!!!
Ok, that's it...they're all in bed, Jason is inputting his work from today and I'm gonna go read a book. Ta-Ta for now!!!!!
Posted by Tanya at 6/11/2010 08:48:00 PM
Thursday, June 10
Posted by Tanya at 6/10/2010 09:19:00 PM
He is still completely into Pokemon...This is the second Pokemon themed birthday in a row :-)
I made some Pokemon Pokeball cookies for Tristan to take to class today.
Here's a picture of a pokeball:
I'll post more birthday stuff today but right now...I'm gonna go to bed :-)
Posted by Tanya at 6/10/2010 01:05:00 AM
Tuesday, June 8
Here are the different areas of the map...
Posted by Tanya at 6/08/2010 03:23:00 PM
Monday, June 7
We had a baby shower for her (at work) the other day and this is the cake I made.
Posted by Tanya at 6/07/2010 08:02:00 PM