Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Growing Up

It's that time of year, the end of school. Today was Riley's Kindergarten graduation and tomorrow is Kolbi's last day of 8th grade. 



We have a little boy who is so proud of himself today. When he started kindergarten last year he was a little afraid, unsure if he would like it. He's grown up so much now. There was a great ceremony at the school. The kids sang songs and did dances it was so sweet. Next year he starts first grade and can't wait. In a few weeks we will have his 6th birthday and he is convinced he is a big kid now. No more little boy :( 
Now here is my Kolbi. Going on to HIGH SCHOOL next year! All of my readers that have been around since she was little, can you believe it?! Check out her blue hair - after her last day at school tomorrow she wants to dye the whole thing blue. How is it that both of my kids are growing up and I just have to watch it? It's not very fair. 

Here is the cake and cupcakes that I made for the kindergarten graduation party we had today. We had a great get together with the Fogles, Johnstons & Bakes because we all had little graduates today. We ate pizza in the backyard and the kids had a blast with two slip n slides. 

And finally, happy birthday to Chris. We focused on the kids today but I did put together a UFC cake for Chris' birthday, he & Nichole celebrated with a movie while Kolbi babysat. 

As exciting as the week was I am glad that it is over. It has been a busy two weeks for me. Lots of work stuff going on to keep me busy and then the graduation complete with the baking and decorating of 2 cakes and 18 cupcakes. Looking forward to a plain old work day tomorrow. 

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Finally - this is what I did on my retreat. I had put these layouts back in sheet protectors so it took me a while to get them out and snap pics of them. I learned my lesson though - next time pics will be taken BEFORE I put the pages in protectors. Anyway, most of these were layout kits I had bought from Scrapadoodles and never completed so they went together quickly. Some were my own though ;)

Monday, May 18, 2009

I ♥ Cupcakes

Hello my name is Melanie...
and I've got a problem...

I can't stop making these little cupcakes!

The total is up to about 30 now - the possibilities are endless. Rainbow sprinkles, silver sprinkles, twist, vanilla, strawberry...
All the little girls I know are getting these:
coming soon:

Friday, May 15, 2009

Why Oh Why

Isn't Michaels open 24 hours?!! I have all these little tiny cupcakes and just need some red Fimo so I can make little tiny cherries for the tops! Now I will have to wait until tomorrow :( But in the mean time check them out...
Riley had to get in on it and help me a little.
One day I'm going to have a really nice camera that takes really great close up shots and then what will you do?!
Here they are, my army of cherry-less cupcakes. As you can see I improvised on a few by adding a pink bead to the top but I'm pretty traditional and want most of them to sport red cherries. 

Ready, Set, Go!

This is a seriously cute alert... like get your hands ready to put up to your cheeks and go OOOOH!
Go to your Google page and type in  FIMO CUPCAKES.  Now press the Images link. O. M. G. can you even stand it??? I've had several packages of Fimo laying around for about two months now that are destined to be cupcakes. I thought tonight might be the night so I did this Google search to get me in the mood. 
Totally did the trick - I'm off to cupcake lane!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Drum Roll Please

If I could figure out how to type a drum roll sound I would do it right here...
We finally got good family photos. Justin set it up for my Mother's Day gift. He had Betsy (our neighbor), who is quite the photographer all lined up to take our pics. He even had stern discussions with the kids about behaving and smiling. Notice that even HE smiled! Holy crap! I couldn't be happier with how they turned out, what do you think?

Monday, May 11, 2009

On Saturday We...

Raced for the Cure...ok, we walked. We did the 5k Susan G. Komen race on Saturday and it was great. I've never done one and am so glad that my neighbor invited me to join her for this. It was really amazing and emotional. The sunglasses were a must because I teared up several times. Boise had 15,000 people show up to say F cancer and it was fun. I'm marking my calendar for next year already. 

Coming soon... Family Photos!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's Lookin' Like a Super Colorful Week

Do you know that it's Teacher Appreciation Week? Well, I forgot until yesterday! So in my typical last minute fashion I whipped together little paint can treat buckets for Riley's teachers (he has 3!). Of course I had to buy some of the new Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper to inspire me ;). This is how they came out, a little ink, cute paper, ribbon and sparkly flowers - I'll fill them with some yummy chocolates and they will be ready for Riley to pass out tomorrow. I asked Kolbi if she wanted me to throw something together for her teachers but that must not be cool at 14 because she said no. 
they say U R Tweet - lol

It was a little rainy yesterday evening and when it stopped there was a beautiful rainbow! Kolbi ran out to take a pic with her cell phone and I sent Riley after her with the real camera. These are pics that he shot of the rainbow. He did a pretty good job!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Little Piece Of Scrapbook Paradise

Well we started the weekend off by loading up way too much stuff in my van! This is what it takes to support 3 women and their habit for 4 days. 

It was only an hour and a half away so we got there pretty quick. 

So surprised by how beautiful it is up in the mountains. We rented this cabin and it had a great little basement totally perfect for all of our scrapping!

It was a little rainy so there were no problems with staying in our pj's and scrapping all day! We did make it out for a walk and even saw an elk. 

There was a little craziness going on!

 Some lounging... 

and a lot of creating! I still have all my stuff in a pile in the scrap room so I'll have to post my pics on that later. It was great, we had a blast and I wish I could do it every weekend :)