Saturday, January 7, 2012

good times are exhausting

what a great weekend!  friday was alex's 6th birthday, so we had cake.  a quickly done mario themed mess of a cake.  my cake supplies are seriously low - no red food coloring, only one bag of p.sugar, so i used (gasp!) canned frosting! bleah.  and i cut out a coloring picture for mario, taped it to a popsicle stick, and voila!  mario cake.  he liked it, that's all that matters, right?

but my fondant was awesome, have you ever made your own fondant?  this is a great recipe, and i used my kitchenaid dough hook to do the kneading for me.  pretty tasty stuff.  i did coat the counter with crisco to keep it from sticking, and it made it nice and pliable. 

then their favorite babysitter kirby came over to stay with them, while we went to a surprise 40th for his brother jeff.  it was at the beer joint in town and was a blast.  the hangover, not so much. ugh. why? why do i take shots when i know i'm way too old for it?

my partner in crime kelly
so we recuperated on the couch most of the morning, and later i took the three older kids(and froggy!) to see chipwrecked.  they had gotten movie passes for christmas.  i love going to the movies - anyone seen sherlock holmes yet?  i'm dying to go!  the movie was cute, the kids liked it.

today troy took emma and alex to a wrestling tournament - aj's first!  we are planning a quiet day sewing, just dance 3 on wii, and doing nothing much else.  the first of the charm squares has arrived, so i'm planning to get mine cut too.  i am very behind on a bunch of stuff, so cross your fingers for a productive day!

***update!  alex has lost one match, and won one - if he loses the next he's out, but troy said he's doing awesome!!

do. good stitches blocks for december and january

quilted notebook for cricket
cut charms for swap
package purple outfoxed FQ for swap
package etsy orders to ship monday
finish cleaning sewing nook

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