Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Crafts

I've been getting more excited about Christmas this year. I think it's because last year I was still in a lack of sleep world from just having Hannah. Also i'm pretty excited about seeing my Mom and Dad. Who knows when they're actually getting here but the sooner the better!

During Hannah's naps I have also started making some Christmas crafts. Some I can't post pictures of yet as they will be presents for some (lucky) recipient! I think that i'm going to start making a bunch of stuff to sell at a craft sale next year though. I think that should be plenty of time to get a stock pile of stuff! I particularly like the "light" garland but can't decide if it's long enough. It's hard to tell from the picture but it's about six feet long. What do you think? I'm also thinking of making the paper stars into a garland as well.

Oh, okay....and another great picture of our girl!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Big party at her crib

Hannah's first birthday party went well considering she has a cold. She doesn't seem to be ill affected by large numbers of people, must take more after her dad that way. My brain is more fried than usual and I can't seem to think of anything to write right now so i'll just post the pictures.

Super cute new sweater from Grandma!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Grand Finale

So my cake decorating course is over and it wasn't what I imagined it would be but I guess that's ok. I did pick up a few tips and am pretty excited about making cakes in general. Just not the way we were taught. I'm pretty happy with how my final cake turned out. I didn't want to do it exactly like how she was showing us so I didn't get to practice some of the stuff she taught but that's ok because my sweetpeas looked like lumps.

Hannah's first (yikes!) birthday is in a few days, and since before she was born I had planned on making a baby block cake for her first party. But now that i've worked with icing I don't want to fumble around with crumbs. And there will probably be lots because i'm making carrot cake. Also I now realize that buttercream icing is really sweet and probably wouldn't go with carrot cake very well. What's the point of having cake if it doesn't taste good? So I have come up with a new idea....but i'm not gonna tell until I make it and post a picture. That will keep everyone on the edge of their seats i'm sure!