Monday, January 26, 2009

Flipping Dolphins ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, my kids go to this wonderful school where the sun shines every day and everyone greets you with a smile. OK, so maybe the sun doesn't shine every day, but it really feels like it. You walk into the tiny little bubble we call campus and you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Seriously, it's like a perfect little bubble that you don't ever want to leave. My son loves his teacher "Miss Elizabeth" (he calls her Miss Alivabef) so much, he cries on Saturday mornings because there's no school. I couldn't imagine a more perfect place for our children to thrive and be educated by such nurturing teachers and parents. You feel so secure and content to be there in kindergarten, first, second and third grade, and then by fourth grade you start getting a little knot in your stomach, knowing that in a couple of years you'll have to leave the little bubble for the cold cruel world known as "middle school". It's a scary thought. Am I the only one freaking out here?
Anyway, so you get the point, our school is awesome, yah.
Every classroom gets to give themselves a name, and my son's class is the "Flipping Dolphins". What a cool name !!
So tonight we had a parent meeting/surprise baby shower for our two preggo mommies in the class. And I made this "flippin dolphins" cake to celebrate.
Congratulations Connie and Shannon !!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu !!!

Which means "Happy New Year" in Japanese. This year I decided to make a Daruma, which is something that sort of ties into the whole new year resolution thing. Traditionally, you buy a Daruma, which is like a statue made of paper mache, and it comes without eyes. You set a goal for yourself, and paint one of the eyes in. Then you place the daruma somewhere that's visible to you everyday, to remind you of your goal. When you reach your goal, you get to paint the other eye in. And, in Japan buddhist temples have a special ceremony where people bring their darumas with both eyes and burn them.
OK, everyone get your Daruma and color in that eye !!!

XBOX 360 and Halo

My husband works at a hospital, he's a nurse who takes care of burn victims. I don't know how he does it, he's such a heroic man, my studly husband.
One of his coworkers was throwing a birthday party for her son, Jarod, who was turning 21, and she ordered a cake for him. She said that he liked video games and so, after confirming that he played xbox, I decided to make him an Xbox cake, and what xbox is complete without a cool Halo helmet?
What, you mean to tell me that kids don't wear these as they play the game?? Well they should.
Happy Birthday Jarod!! Hope you had fun at your party!