Monday, September 08, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The other distinction Newport Aquarium boasts is their pair of sharkrays and the only sharkray breeding program in the country (and actually in most of the world). Hunter loves these guys and happily sat on a 6.5 hour car ride (one way) just to see them. This picture doesn't do them justice so you can always go to http://www.newportaquarium.com/ to check them out.
It's easy to tell how happy Hunter is to be near stuff that swims by looking at the cheesy smile on his face next to this Wobbegong (carpet shark).
Haleigh loves to flirt and here she proves she can flirt with ANYONE! She says she would have given him her phone number but it would have been too wet to read!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
This is a publishers website. They have a book available for online browsing called "The Undecided Voters Guide..." which lists each candidate in a nutshell. Helpful to me...maybe also to you.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Sunday, December 16, 2007
When I told Hunter I wanted to show this picture to everyone he was mortified! He told me if I showed his friends at school he was going to dock my paycheck for a week! Too funny!
Monday, November 26, 2007
This is a close-up of the broom and wand with Gryffindor house scarf wrapped around the books.
This is the a close-up of the quill, cauldron (which was later filled with cotton candy to simulate steaming potion), and Scabbers the rat peaking out from between the books. The quill is made of gum paste then painted with food coloring and is completely edible.
This is the part of the cake which rotated. The switch activated a gear box hidden inside the books and made the top part rotate to simulate the snitches flying around. I tried to make Harry fly after the snitch but he kept joining the headless hunt. A headless Harry Potter wasn't what I was aiming for so the 2 snitch arrangement worked out better.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Columbia got hunky construction workers for her cake. The guys are styled after the 2 main characters from the 'Ace of Cakes' show on Food Network. On this one I learned the importance of supports and using a dense cake to support my design. I suppose you can tell that by looking at the picture, though!
Haleigh loves Peeps marshmallow candies. She is also a BIG fan of the colour pink. During this cake's creation Haleigh completely avoided coming into the kitchen because she didn't want to see what the cake was going to be before it was finished. Happily for me, she was tickled pink!
The same wonderful hair stylist has been putting up with our entire famliy for more than 3 years. Her Mom wasn't going to be around to make her a birthday cake (for her 22nd birthday) and, as much as I hated to admit it, I'm old enough to be her mother. To me it only meant I should make her a cake since everyone deserves a cake on their birthday. I made sure to surprise her at work so she could show it off to her co-workers. Everything on this cake is edible...including the scissors and comb.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, December 15, 2006
In front of Quincy's Bayview Bridge.
Turtle park near the zoo in St. Louis.
Hunter and I in front of the Indianapolis
Gotta make time for cuddles!