Monday, August 17, 2009


Thats the number of Rainbow cakes I have made since saturday! All of them have had different frosting on them! The one in the picture was the first and is almost gone. I made another yesterday for my friend, Peggy's birthday, and I made another one tonight to take with me to the orthodontist tomorrow. His birthday is wednesday and he is only the best orthodontist evah! You can check him out here. So maybe tomorrow I can get off the rainbow train for a bit and get back to some normal posting.....if there is such a thing!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It Was a Scorcher!

Yesterday was the first football jamboree of the season for our local league. Both of the girls cheer. The games were held at one of the county high schools and all proceeds went to benefit a great cause. You can click here to find out more about that cause. Needless to say it was HOT! If you look closely at the picture of the boy you will notice he is sitting on a freezer pack! Yep, you do whatever it takes to keep cool. It was a fun day. We did have to leave a little early. K was cheering and got over heated. She said she all of a sudden couldn't see anything and was dizzy! Just a little scary to say the least....but she is doing great now.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rainbow Cake

I was surfing through blogs last night and came across a post about rainbow cake and had to give it a whirl! You can find that post here. I ventured out to Walmart this morning to get the icing coloring that was needed to acheive these delightful colors and then off to Kroger to get the cake mixes and icings and such. To achieve the colors needed to make a rainbow cake regular food coloring will not work. It will leave you with pastel colored layers. I used icing color that I found in the cake decorating section of Walmart. They were around $1.50 each, but they will last a long time. I bought two white cake mixes and prepared the batter like normal. I then divided it among six small bowls. I think I ended up with about 1 1/2 cups of batter per bowl. I added my colors and mixed them well. Don't they look delightful already? Then I baked my layers two at a time in 9 inch round pans. I baked them for around 12 minutes each. You could use almost any kind of frosting you want on these, but I used cream cheese in between the layers and chocolate on the outside. Make sure each layer is trimmed so the top is flat. It makes for a less wobbly cake....although a wobbly cake would taste just as good! This is definately a blog worthy cake and it was pretty easy to make! Ya'll enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Red Frog Named Sherman.....

We are back from the doctor's office. All is well. The boy has some sort of viral funk, but that was not the highlight of this trip. At four years of age, my son has figured out how much fun it is to be the center of attention even when he is sick. He lays it on especially thick for folks he has never met before. That brings us back to today's doctors visit. We went during walk in hours early this morning. It was especially busy in there so we didnt get to see Dr H today. We saw Dr S. The boy has never met Dr S nor has he had a female doctor that he can remember. When she walked in the room his face lit up and he turned to me with a grin a mile wide. Dr S preceded to ask what seemed to be bothering him when he piped up and informed her that he knew what what wrong. He told her that he had a frog in his mouth.........ahem.....a red frog. She told him that she might need to do a test to see if that frog's name was Strep. He quickly stopped her and told her that the frog's name was not Strep. He was a red frog named Sherman. After the "test" was completed Dr S confirmed that indeed this frog's name is NOT Strep. My boy knew this all along. Before we left he entertained her further with a few knock knock jokes. She even said she may have to use that "whats this frogs name game" for future strep tests as he willingly let her swab his throat with the 367ft long q-tip with no prove his point of course!

Hmmph..The Boy is Sick!

I am really convinced that my son is a magnet for the sickie germs. No joke! He just can't even look at someone who is sick on television without getting sick also. Wednesday night he was a little feverish and a little froggy. Yesterday he was the same with fever and a little more froggy. I knew then that if this didn't get better we would be seeing Dr H this morning. Well this morning he can't talk and he is very feverish....:(...Yep we are off to see Dr. H this morning! We <3 Dr H! I am convinced he is the best pediatrician in Tennessee! I will update later!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Favorite Artwork

Some of my favorite artwork has been created by my own children. I especially love this painting Hannah did a couple of years ago. You see this is a self portrait. If you look closely at the sweet face in this painting you will notice that she has two different colored eyes. My sweet Hannah has two different colored eyes. No, really! I absolutely adore this sweet painting that Hannah created!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Favorite Foto Friday!

I dont know exactly what happened when my phone snapped this picture but it just looks like its not completely real. It is though. That is my boy's skinny little body and big ol head! Dont you just want to eat him up?!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Little Bit of Past....

So its not the best picture in the world but this was our first house...all 800 square feet of her! She was small to start out with since we had two kids when we bought her...but she was even smaller when we moved because we had three kids and she only had two bedrooms! I am not sure how we managed but we did and we had some great years in that little house.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brian is Officially 4!

Remember this sweet little baby? Oh how I loved him in his little frog hat, but alas he outgrew it a long time ago!

Look at him and his four year old self now! It has definately been a crazy four years! Happy birthday big boy!