For Gavin's 6th Birthday party I ordered his cake from a local bakery, The Butler's Pantry. I had called in the order and told her about how many guests and she suggested a size...Well when I went to pick up the cake, I knew it was no where near big enough. So I had to come home and make some camo cupcakes to go with it. I watch "Cake Boss" all the time and I am in awe of what they can do with cakes. I can't even make a plain sheet cake and decorate it cute. I am just no good at it! haha But for my little boy I attempted to make these cupcakes here is how they turned out.
He didn't care. He had a wonderful time! And it tasted great!!!
Since the 4th was on Sunday we started the day at church. Every 1st Sunday at our church we have lunch, then an early service following that so we have the rest of the evening off. We came home and rested all afternoon, lazy on the couch watching movies on the wii through netflix. That evening we went to Talco to the fireworks show. We met up with a lot of friends and enjoyed hot dogs and watermelon. It was great watching Gavin watch the fireworks. I took a ton of pictures, here are just a few...
Gavin and I ready for the fireworks to begin!
eating while we wait!
Brandi and Maggie!
Joey, Wendy and Colter...
(and Luke and Allie..she is pregnant with twins we will get to meet them later this month!!!)
I look forward to the summer every year, because I am a teacher and I get summers off to spend with my child. I try to think of fun things to do with Gavin. Here are a few things we do...
1. We have "school" about an hour a day during the summer. We do all kinds of things and I try to make it fun for him.Right now he is learning to read, so I read to him and he reads to me. We also do art projects, use play dough, paintpractice writing. Right now he is really into writing words and sentences. His handwriting is not great yet, but he isloving sounding out and writing words. He will start Kindergarten in a couple of months, so he is excited!
reading to me!
This was a gift he got for Christmas and he loves to learn about different places. This Globe tells about the food they eat, the activities they do, landmarks that are located in different areas of the world and so much more. He LOVES it!
One of his writing pages...
2. I also love to scrapbook and now Gavin likes to help me.Since most of my scrapbooking involves pictures of himhe really gets into helping me pick out pictures,& add stickers.
3. He also loves the water, so sprinklers and swimming
are a big hit with him!!!
4. We also love to go to the zoo. We usually go several times throughout the summer, although we have not yet been this summer.
What do you like to do with your kids in the summer. Go to...
After coming home from camp Friday afternoon, we went out with some friends of ours, Brandi and Mitchell and their sweet girls. We went to eat dinner at Tamolly's and then went with them to pick out a new laptop. The following night however we went out without the kids, which never happens. A few weeks ago, I thought Shawn and I were going to get to go to the movies and to dinner by ourselves, but it didn't work out, last minute work problem kept us from it. But Saturday we finally got to go. We went to see the Ashton Kutcher / Katherine Heigel movie, "Killers". It was cute,but not as good as I had hoped. However it was nice to get a "double date night" with friends.
We also went to eat at Magels where the guys both had prime rib. When Shawn goes out to eat, he thinks he has to order the most expensive thing on the menu! haha
This week we (our church) are working on decorating for VBS. Our theme this year is Soul Survivors on Danger Island. My friend Brandi and I are decorating the stage, and doing the music for the week. Today I worked all day on decorations. We made a big volcano (which we are going to put a fog machine inside), we are working on a waterfall with twinkling lights in it. I also made a background scene with rocks, plants and flowers. I will post pictures tomorrow. We have a lot more to do, but it is coming along. We will start on Sunday night so we will be busy all week!
I am a wife, mother and teacher among other things. I love to read, take pictures, scrapbook, sing, play the piano and spend time with my family. Shawn & I have been married for 8 years. We have one special little boy sent to us straight from heaven, Gavin. Our lives woudn't be complete without this precious little boy! I love God, and am active in my church. The verse that I lean on for everything in my life is, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."